Culver City: Burgers and Cocktails at Father’s Office
There are some who would say Father’s Office has the best burger in Los Angeles. It’s definitely one of my favorite burgers. It has a colorful past where lines were drawn over the ketchup/ no ketchup issue. Father’s Office doesn’t have it– don’t bother asking for it. I personally don’t eat ketchup and it’s never bothered me. They know how to make burgers and this “fancy” burger spawned the gourmet burger fad where burgers were now over $10 and I found similar burgers all around the country.
I had actually intended to go to Lukshon but they were closed that night. It’s been a while since I’ve been to either the Santa Monica or Culver City Father’s Office location as they were always packed. Luckily it was a Monday and we found a couple of seats right away. I noted with some surprise they now serve “forgotten cocktails” like a Manhattan or a Last Word. I got a Last Word which had a little bit too much citrus but was still acceptable. I suppose I should have gotten a beer for my burger but I’m still a cocktail nerd at heart.
We started with the avocado toast with anchovy. It was delicious. I have always liked the small plates at Father’s Office.
For me the perfect burger is medium rare. I believe it was always served that way at FO but it seems they’re more lax about that now for they asked me how I wanted it cooked.
You can dip your fries in the aioli, avoiding the ketchup issue but they are seasoned well so I generally ate the fries without sauce.
We also got a side of mushrooms and again, they were great. Chef Sang Yoon does such a great job with fresh ingredients. Look for his daily specials. Father’s Office may be about the burgers and beer but there’s so much more.
3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034 — (310) 736-2224
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