Just got back from the Los Angeles branch of Father's Office. I love it!!!!! I never went to the one in Santa Monica. I had the burger with sweet potato fries and a beer called something like 1904. I really like the atmosphere. I like that there is no table service and that it is just a no frills bar. It makes it very casual and friendly. You are carded at the door like a bar and have to order at the bar with the option of keeping your tab "open." I saw two big girls smuggling in some ketchup. A clueless table of octogenarians asking for EVERYTHING on the side. The poor bartender had to keep saying "no, no, no."
My burger was delicious. The sweet smoky onion compote dancing with the bitter arugala. Funky cheese and a hoppy beer tasting in the back of the tongue. The sweet potato fries were delicious. Nothing out of this world. Very similar to the Bowery fries. Although FO fries come with a blue cheese aioli.
Lots of wood. Bare lightbulbs with thick filaments. Two television sets. Lots of knobs. I felt that this bar would be better suited in Highland Park or South Pasadena not on the border of Culver City. The man sitting next to me kept commenting to the bartender how Culver City needed something like "this." Something casual with no attitude and good food I assumed. I agreed. The eastside has its fill of this. Time to spread the wealth.
The bartender told me that Sang is working on a dessert milkshake with a Stout base. I can't wait!!!
Full bar. Beers were reasonable...most ~5 bucks.