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Father's Office

Map & Directions 1018 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • California, Contemporary, Small Plates
  • Sun 12pm-12am, Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 12pm-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

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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  • ZAGAT on 02/05/10

    The famous "no-substitutions" burger can be ordered an hour later at the Helms Avenue location, which also has micro distilled spirits not offered at the 1953 original.

  • Eater on 12/01/10

    Despite one too many rules, Sang Yoon's burger joint is straight-up killer, and serves a vast selection of craft beers. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    This should be a restaurant but it’s not. Best beer selection in the world. The burger is made one way and one way only. -Mark Peel, Top Chef

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Thai L. on 02/17/10

    This is an amazing burger and beer joint. I believe their burgers have been dubbed "crack burgers" because you just can't get enough. There beer selection on tap is also outstanding! LOVE THIS PLACE

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