Father's Office in Santa Monica with our friend Jeff who was in town. I have always liked the Father's Office burger: the patty is thick, juicy and salty, matched well by some peppery fresh arugula, rich caramelized onion and bacon compote and gruyere and blue cheese. Occasionally the burger is too salty, and sometimes not cooked as requested (ie, medium well vs. medium), but it was perfect last night. It's a little expensive for a burger, but definitely hits the spot and really convenient to our place. I am also a big fan of the sweet potato fries and garlic aioli. It wasn't too crowded when we got there at around 7pm on a Tuesday night; we were able to grab three bar seats after a couple of minutes. It was pretty packed by the time we left around 9pm with lots of groups hovering around for seats.
1018 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403