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Father's Office

1018 Montana Ave. Send to Phone
310-736-2224 | Menu
Accomplished chef Sang Yoon serves Spanish-inspired tapas and one of the best burgers in L.A.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 5 reviews
Father's Office, Santa Monica, CA

Father's Office Restaurant Review

: Chef Sang Yoon used to cook gourmet California cuisine at nearby Michael's, but when the itch for his own place hit, he took over this tiny, unpretentious local bar and grill and added his own touches. Though he prepares flavorful Spanish tapas, the main attraction here is the Office Burger, which is among L.A.'s best. A patty of dry-aged beef is topped with caramelized onions, Gruyère and Maytag blue cheeses, apple wood-smoked bacon compote and arugula, all served on a soft roll. A basket of fries arrives in a miniature grocery cart with garlicky aïoli. Yoon allows no substitutions or alterations of any type, so guests will have no luck asking for ketchup. The bar features a great selection of beers, in addition to a decent wine list. Just know that there are no reservations and no waiting list, so be prepared to battle for a table with a crowd that's been drinking.

User Ratings & Reviews for Father's Office
Average rating    4
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FO.. best specialty burger in the world!
by jill on Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:27 am
Those who have never been to Father's Office in Santa Monica..... most importantly it has the best burger in the United States. It is tiny, seats about 30 people. This place is not good for big groups! it's a shame..
Great beer!!!
The meat is obvious high quality and it is a mixture of ground sirloin and chuck. The carmelized onions, gruyere cheese, arugula, and toasted French roll just highlight the wonderful beef, and all of the components work really well together. The sweet potato fries are absolutely incredible.
Can't wait to go back.
still the best burger- try culver city
by CharlieLA on Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:07 am
I agree, the seating at the montana location is definitely too cramped. But omg my mouth waters just thinking about the burger. i only go to the new culver city FO now---i like the space a lot better there.
BEST BURGER IN LA, an I'm not Oprah
by Libel on Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:39 am
The Bar: the seating at FO is definitely not the highlight. The space is small, cramped and hard to get into (line out the door usually). You have to hover awkwardly and straddle the line of being rude to find a table. All this and still 4 stars -- you ask why?

The burger itself stands alone as a homage to the beef gods. The oblong shape, the onions, the arugula, the maytag blue -- it all melts in your mouth. I also tried the sweet potato fries and was blown away by both. They also have a fantastic selection of belgian ales and unique micro-brews
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