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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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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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307 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank buffy0182
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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40 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
Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

You can actually get a rare or medium rare burger here made with very high quality meat, cheese, and veggies. Always busy, expect a line to order. Seating is also limited so go for the burger, not for a fancy sit down quiet meal. It is also a popular bar afterall.

Thank AdrockDallas
Sierra Madre, California
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155 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Burger really good. And I eat a lot of burgers. We also ordered the sweet potato fries which were excellent. But like others I also take issue with the no ketchup rule. I am fine with them thinking ketchup ruins the burger or whatever their philosophy is but I actually order fries as a vehicle for ketchup. I LOVE ketchup.... More 

Thank MySeaBiscuit13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Yummy burger! Make sure to add the fries! Be prepared for a bar atmosphere with counter service. Good experience.

Thank Rita T
Hiawassee, Georgia
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Read my nearly 150 reviews. I very rarely rip a restaurant. So I read all of the reviews as to how great this place's burger was, and was just down the street, so we decided to give it a try. When you arrive, they card everyone, which is really Checkpoint Charlie to just advise you that they down have wait... More 

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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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