When I asked my coworkers where I should be sure to eat lunch, a few questions later (mainly… do you like burgers? and do you like craft beer?) we were told that Father’s Office was a MUST! My coworker recommended the Santa Monica version rather than the larger LA location. We were fine with that since we wanted to check out the pier anyway.
The inside was VERY small and it’s seat yourself when you can
stalk someone until they give up their seat find a chair. It only took about 10 minutes until there were 2 stools open right in the center of the bar. I was impressed with the beer selection. My type of place.
We each ordered a draft and the sweet potato fries.
We decided to split the famous Office Burger. This burger cannot be modified and is served as is (dry aged beef, caramelized onion, applewood bacon compote, gruyere, matag blue cheese and arugula). In my opinion, that didn’t need modification anyway!
I found it interesting that it came on more of a long roll than a hamburger bun. No complaints from me though!
The burger was INSANELY juicy. The meat was hardly formed into a patty… it was so loose and tender (without being greasy).
While I’m not a huge fan of arugula in everyday life, I think it’s a great foil for a burger. The bitterness really compliments the fats and cheese. And those onions were to die for.
Overall, the sweet potato fries, burger, and beer all surpassed expectation. I really enjoyed this meal and highly recommend stopping in if you’re in the area.
Total Nom Points: 8 out of 10