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Father's Office

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Californian, Tapas
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
310-393-2337
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best burgers!!!!

Friendly staff, nice selection on local draft beers and for sure awesome burgers. A must eat place here around. Just the place is a bit tiny. It's an open seating, orders at the bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Drogheda, Ireland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great Burger and Sweet Potato Fries. Really delicious. A lot of drinks on offer but no vodka so not all of our party were happy. Would love them to open in Ireland.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, nice selection on local draft beers and for sure awesome burgers. A must eat place here around. Just the place is a bit tiny. It's an open seating, orders at the bar.

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Sydney
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My friend recommend this place as a sound option on Montana. For my last meal in the US, before a late flight home to Oz a burger was required. And this one was perfect; came out cooked medium rare (as requested) so it was super juicy. The cheeses on it were fab. I got the fries and a glass of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

When I requested food recommendations for my work trip to LA, friend told me the burger at FO was the best she had EVER had. It did not disappoint. The restaurant itself is extremely casual - you seat yourself amongst others or near the bar. There are no substitutions allowed, which did not please my dining companion, but the burger... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visited Father's Office while back & needed to give due respect. This was honestly the best burger I've ever had; the caramelized onions & blue cheese - amazingly delicious cooked to perfection! Side note - I met Iron Chef Jose Garces who owns several restaurants in Philly (including an awesome burger joint Village Whiskey) & I admitted to him that... More 

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Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There is a guy checking ID and pointing to a stack of menus in the tiny foyer of Father's Office. We squinted at the menus in the dark and then my dinner partners went up to the bar to order Office hamburgers, french fries, and sweet potato fries. Everything was ready quickly. The hamburger was quite big and long -... More 

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Orange, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This menu offers absolutely no modifications, and you can look at that one of two ways: Either these people are jerks, or they really trust that you will love what they have to offer. Stick with the latter assumption. The Office Burger was insane. It was like steak on a bun, and one of the most flavorful burgers I've ever... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stopped in while walking up Montana Ave in Santa Monica. We really enjoyed the burger and sweet potato fries. Bartender was great and the open seating made for a great atmosphere.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on a weekend day and it was quite popular and crowded. It was our first experience at Father's Office but we had heard great things about it from locals. First, I would characterize this establishment as a bar that serves food, rather than a restaurant. Their menu is several pages long but that is mostly... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is a MUST place to visit. It has the best Sweet potatoes that I have ever tried. The burgers are really good, there isn't much variety, but they are huge and you'll love them.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Californian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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