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“Good, but not outstanding”
Review of Father's Office

Father's Office
Ranked #99 of 678 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
NC
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good, but not outstanding”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We've read for years about Father's Office and finally made it there to try the burger. They were on the forefront of the gourmet burger, and it *was* very good, but we've also had good gourmet burgers locally so there wasn't much novelty. Liked the shoestring fries as well. We ordered one basket of fries for two burgers which was plenty. We got there closer to 9 p.m. and were able to get seated at a shared table, but this was a weeknight.

The beer selection is good, but we tend to like ambers, which either they do not have or else are not as popular on the west coast. We had a red Irish beer which was good.

We were probably the oldest people there that night. I would not really call the crowd "hipster" but more young professionals. Don't let that deter you.

Overall, glad we made the trip to try the burger. Service was prompt after we ordered at the bar.

  • Visited July 2014
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Venice
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best gourmet bar food”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Excellent selection of craft beer, good wines, and delicious food items. Have been going there for years!

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Draft Beer Selection - Greasy food”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you like trying different kinds of beer this is a great place to go. If you are not used to very fat laden and salty food this is not a place for you. Fun atmosphere. Hard to get a table unless you go before 6 PM.

  • Visited July 2014
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Marina del Rey, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Get the Hamburger!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Get the Hamburger, Get the Hamburger... The Father's Office is a small dimly lit neighborhood bar with a nice staff and food.

  • Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best burger I've ever had!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We saw Father's Office recommended in Lonely Planet and decided to give it a try one night on our recent stay in Santa Monica and try their famous burger. We walked in and it is quite a small place and you have to just jump on a table when one becomes free which nearly put us off. However, thank god we waited for the table because the burger was delicious! We also had the ribs which were equally mouthwatering. The restaurant is not pretentious so don't go in your best clothes - it has a really relaxed atmosphere and worth taking the trip and ordering one of their delicious burgers. The only disappointing thing was that we went on our last night there so I couldn't go the following night for another burger!

  • Visited June 2014
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