i've lived in santa monica but never made it to father's office for the coveted burger. well, i got my chance last night and i must say that hovering over a bunch of people waiting for them to relinquish their table in a dark, loud, crowded bar was well worth it. the burger was absolutely delicious. we also had the very yummy spicy olives and goat cheese gratin to start. two not so high notes were the peppercorn shrimp, which was kind of flavorless and the french fries which were completely forgetable. but hands down the star of the show is that burger!