Father's Office

1018 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Sun 12pm-12am, Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 12pm-2am
  • $$
  • Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Creator of the most-imitated Los Angeles dish since Nancy Silverton reinvented an obscure Piedmontese dessert called panna cotta, Sang Yoon is the baron of the new-style cheeseburger: dry-aged beef cooked exceptionally rare, dressed with onions cooked down to the sweetness of maple syrup, Gruyere and Maytag blue cheeses, smoky bacon, arugula and a tomato compote, all on a French roll. I’m not sure that a restaurant has opened on the Westside in the last couple of years without some kind of variation of Yoon’s burger — I half expect to see a ciabatta-based version at Jack in the Box any day now. Still, at least until Yoon’s adults-only microbrew fiefdom expands to include a larger Culver City location later this year, dining here is a full-contact sport. If you want one of the few tables in the bar, you will have to circle the room until somebody gets ready to leave, then plunge into a vicious scrum. The more Unibroue you drink, the easier the battle becomes.

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