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Father's Office

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
+1 310-393-2337
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Father's Office before going to dinner on Montana Ave. The bar was not crowded, but there was a line of 10 people in line waiting to order beers and appetizers. I found this curious, but I wanted to try one of their 20+ draft beers and I was thirsty! Fifteen minutes later, I was still in line behind... More 

Thank ToastyJ
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's funny this restaurant was a last minute decision for our group but it ended up being the best food we had in the States. It's a small little restaurant that's always busy. The staff member I ordered from was a little rude but I would just put it down to how busy they were. Most of the people at... More 

Thank Sarah C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great place with awesome vibe, beers and burgers... what more could I ask for. Oh yes there is one thing Ketchup... There is no Ketchup in this place and the burgers and fries still taste great. But that didn't stop me from sneak in a little Ketchup. Sorry guys just love Ketchup and your burgers are just to good to... More 

Thank Josetorbay
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Father's Office is noisy, dark with tables squashed together such that one overhears the entire conversation at the tables on each side. Literally, there is NO service. We stood looking at the bartender for 5-minutes before he acknowledged our presence. It is a self-service restaurant with poor service. The hamburgers were excellent but far too expensive for the kind of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a friend that had gone there before - food was excellent! Wish I could have had the burger twice :)

Thank notafanofwinter1981
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Visited on the advice of the 'entertainments officer' at the Shangri-La. It is a locals restaurant and was extremely busy at 18.30! you cannot book and the burger is the burger no choices and no ketchup. Having said that the food was excellent and a great atmosphere. A bit out of the way but worth the walk. You order at... More 

Thank kwaterton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Whoa. Those onions were delicious. And the burger was good too! If I drank beer I'd have been a lot more content. Huge beer list.

Thank Kym B
Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Yeah...that's a damn good burger. The Office Burger: A juicy, delicious and thick patty topped with carmelized onions, cheese, and fresh spinach (?) on a toasted roll. I wish it was bigger or double the patty. For a good $14, you could be feasting on one of LA's best burgers. Would I say it's THE best? It might be too... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick drink.I was confronted by an amazing choice of beers,so hard to choose when you're a stranger and only have time for one. Atmosphere was a bit cliquey and beers pricey by UK standards.

Thank Phil J
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My favourite place/bar in LA, the burgers are the best along with great range of beers on tap, its small and packs out so a wait is sometimes required, once inside stand/sit anywhere space allows. Bar staff great. Try you won't be disappointed.

Thank Patrick K. L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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: +1 310-393-2337

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