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Father's Office, Culver City

slacker Jun 19, 2007 05:23 PM

Does anyone have the scoop on when they'll open?

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    slacker Apr 22, 2008 01:10 PM

    I cruised by. They indeed opened yesterday. I was told they're open for dinner every night at 5pm. For now, lunch hours are only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 12:00 noon. So this Friday should be the first lunch service.

    Peaked inside, lots of wood, very nice.

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      jDubEatsFood Apr 22, 2008 09:23 AM

      its finally opened!!! i happened to be walking by and saw a bunch of ppl just standing there. So we decided to give it a chance as well. 14 mins later...the doors finally open. i started cheering and clapping. i think i was like the 6th person in and by the time i sat down...the place was alraedy packed. i over heard Sang tell someone, he didnt release any opening dates. its crazy how he has such a following. burgers and beers were great as usual. go get your burger on.

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        Cordsniper Apr 22, 2008 09:29 AM

        I'm going today. What time did it open?

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          feedthebelly Apr 22, 2008 12:10 PM

          its officially open! yipee. is it a full bar or just wine and beer?

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            AAQjr Apr 22, 2008 12:27 PM

            When I spoke to Sang a while back he said he was going to have gin, whiskey, campari, rum. Then do a few cocktails based on each one. Don't ask for shooters! Most importantly NO Vodka. lol. We'll see as the reports come it how it turns out!

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          slacker Apr 21, 2008 01:24 PM

          If you went today, please let us know! Otherwise I'll have to cruise over there myself.

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            pkittie Apr 21, 2008 02:12 PM

            The phone number that is listed is a fax number. Pooh. Gonna try to go over there tonight.

          2. maxzook Apr 21, 2008 01:02 PM

            Can anyone confirm this? Is it really open to the public, or is this just based on the "soft opening"?


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              bscott2004 Apr 18, 2008 02:17 PM

              Went by there today- 4/18/08 - Still NOT OPEN! I asked the guys sitting outside, and they said there was not concrete opening date. My bet is they are waiting on the beer wine license, which can take forever!

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                montdor Apr 15, 2008 01:07 PM

                was packed last night!

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                  Servorg Apr 15, 2008 01:08 PM

                  Not the Culver City (location number 2) unless it was some type of "private" soft opening type of deal.

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                  Diana Apr 15, 2008 07:27 AM

                  God, but is all this hype really worth it? I don't know, I'm a little excited, but I think I'm going to wait to go there, unless the Falcons are invited especially.

                  I prefer to avoid the fuiror of fanboys, let the crowds dissapate, and let the place get into it's groove and work out the kinks.

                  Plus, dammit, I just don't want to cram through crowds into a place that won't let me order a burger the way I want it, or let me get the stupid olives without nuts, which I'm allergic to.

                  I mean, I didn't stand in those silly lines for Star Wars, either, and I don't feel deprived.

                  All the excited people are going to go when it's new, and crowded, when the kitchen and staff are still new. Then they are going to report back that it had "bad customer service, was too loud, everything was slow/rushed, and the food/my order/my burger/my beer was not right."

                  Let em warm up and get into whatever stride they get.

                  Then again, if our club is invited to some opening thing, which I doubt it will be, Since Yoon likes to ignore us, then maybe I'll get in early.

                  Still, I want to give this place a chance to really hit its stride before I go in and get a first impression.

                  1. ElJeffe Apr 14, 2008 09:51 PM

                    They've been having soft opening nights to friends & VIPs so the true opening must only be days away!

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                      blissfulmle Apr 13, 2008 09:55 PM


                      lvgoodfood says:

                      Father's Office ~ Culver City, CA
                      I found this information:

                      GRAND OPENING: Father's Office Culver City - April 14

                      Opening party this coming Monday. 7PM

                      F I N A L L Y

                      I hope it's true!!

                      1. maxzook Apr 8, 2008 11:05 AM

                        Oh, you poor deluded fools. Haven't you figured out by now that the Culver City Father's Office is NEVER GOING TO OPEN? I mean, c'mon, it's been over a year. How long does it take to varnish eight 4' by 4' benches to feed fifty people?

                        It's just part of the same s/m vibe that keeps us going back to that hellhole on Montana Ave. for the best hamburger and sweet potato fries any of us will ever eat in our lifetimes.

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                          Diana Apr 8, 2008 11:37 AM

                          It's Sang Yoon's new "Rule" (he does love rules!) We can all talk about the new location, but you can't actually GO there. I mean, GOING there would be like asking for something different on a hamburger! What a thought!

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                            liu Apr 8, 2008 04:34 PM

                            Having just been by there -- and a fan of the Montana shop -- I am laughing at you, Diana, and maxzook! There is so much truth to your rants!
                            But I restate, the place is gorgeous! It matters not if you can dine there, it's worth stopping by on your way to dinner just to see the beauty!

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                              Discokill Apr 8, 2008 07:31 PM

                              Any chance we can just have a Chowhound agreement that the second it opens someone will post "ITS OPEN" as a subject line and we can skip the "is it open yet" posts every 2 weeks?

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                                AAQjr Apr 12, 2008 07:44 PM

                                oh, alright. Was by there last night and spyed Sang. Looked like they were doing some wine tastings. So looks like they are gearing up. Word on the street is that opening was slowed due to city permits and such

                        2. ElJeffe Apr 6, 2008 04:56 PM

                          Any news?

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                            liu Apr 6, 2008 05:39 PM

                            We were by there yesterday. Several freshly varnished benches were outside drying, and there were craftsmen busily working inside. They appear to be a few weeks yet, but what we could see is gorgeous!

                          2. maxzook Mar 6, 2008 04:03 PM

                            Today's Los Angeles Times, Calendar page 17:

                            "The second F[ather's] O[ffice], a hop outside Culver City limits in the Helms building, promises more seats, patio and artisan liquors, and will open this month."

                            Bear in mind it's now been nine months since the O.P., and there have been several such promises in the interim.

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                              Rockgrappler Mar 6, 2008 12:57 PM

                              Just went into the Culver City location. They're definitely opening this month. All the fixtures/ beer taps are up, just working on the finishing touches. I heard that they'll only be open for lunch Friday - Sunday. FYI: parking around there is already a zoo, it's likely to get a lot worse once the place opens...

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                                hrhboo Mar 6, 2008 01:06 PM

                                Is it open or not? There are posts above stating that it is open.

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                                  Rockgrappler Mar 6, 2008 01:09 PM

                                  It is not open yet, looks like a few weeks still.

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                                  Dommy Mar 6, 2008 03:19 PM

                                  Parking in the immediate Helms Complex yes... there is another lot across the street on the Venice Side that is for now... often empty... Just be careful crossing the street (There is a signal and crosswalk... but still... :P)


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                                  Rockgrappler Mar 6, 2008 12:00 PM

                                  LA Times says they're opening this March. Here's a link to the article:


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                                    nosh Mar 5, 2008 04:20 PM

                                    My understanding is that at the new Culver City location, they will have a condiment bar so each patron can dress one's burger to their individual, unique specifications and preferences!

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                                      AAQjr Mar 5, 2008 04:54 PM

                                      That doesn't sound like Sang?! No Soup for you ;)

                                      I for one like the fact that Sang puts food on the menu he likes and doesn't compromise. He does have good taste.

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                                        nosh Mar 5, 2008 04:59 PM

                                        No, the way I understand it you can add the bacon-onion compote or some chopped onion and baco bits, bleu cheese and gruyere or slices of american in the plastic wrap...

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                                      polarcyclone Jan 20, 2008 12:28 PM

                                      Whats the latest word? Fall has came and went!

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                                        banquisha Jan 20, 2008 02:08 PM

                                        Was chit chatting with the bouncer when I was waiting in line the other day and word has it that they won't happen now till mid Feb... :(

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                                          greengelato Jan 25, 2008 11:21 AM

                                          wtf! i'm getting impatient!

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                                          Rockgrappler Mar 5, 2008 03:32 PM

                                          Anybody have an update on this???

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                                            chemchef Mar 5, 2008 03:46 PM

                                            They're open.

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                                              liu Mar 5, 2008 03:56 PM

                                              And how crowded are they at this new location?
                                              Has this Culver City opening thinned out the crowds at their original place?

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                                                chemchef Mar 5, 2008 03:58 PM

                                                sorry, didn't realize it was a new location. I don't know anything about that.

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                                                  Dommy Mar 5, 2008 04:56 PM

                                                  Odds are it will be crowded, thanks to all the restaurants opening the area, it's VERY crowded there now, especially on the weekends. We decided to go out to eat last minute to the new organic place and were refused seating there, then fords, then fraiche... yeesh...


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                                                  slacker Mar 5, 2008 04:07 PM

                                                  Thank you. I am so there.

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                                                    chemchef Mar 5, 2008 04:08 PM

                                                    Please see my last post!

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                                                      liu Mar 5, 2008 04:11 PM


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                                                        slacker Mar 5, 2008 04:14 PM

                                                        ohhhh. booo. I did read that post, but in my excitement I guess I misread it.

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                                                          Rockgrappler Mar 5, 2008 05:51 PM

                                                          They had a number out front for hiring servers (guess that's encouraging), I've tried calling it for info on when they'll open - but no one picks up. I'm going to drive by there again tomorrow to try and get to the bottom of this mystery.

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                                                        aventinus Mar 6, 2008 08:32 AM

                                                        I actually went yesterday, lol.

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                                                  mparel Oct 3, 2007 11:27 AM

                                                  Yes, December 2007. The contractors have just notified me that it will open at the end of this year.

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                                                    ElJeffe Oct 3, 2007 02:11 PM

                                                    Thats my understanding as well, although they had a little snafu with the bar so not sure if that will affect the opening.

                                                    Also look out for the party bus around that time as well. Rent it out for parties and get Father's Office burgers & full beer taps brought to your door. That's going to do HUGE business with the Studios.

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                                                    flitcroft Jun 19, 2007 09:58 PM

                                                    I walked past on Sunday and the sign said "Fall 07". It didn't look 4-6 weeks away to me so that may be more accurate than July, but it's anyone's guess.

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                                                      writergirl Jun 20, 2007 05:47 PM

                                                      LAeater backs you up on that...this is from today 7/20:

                                                      UPDATE: It was too good to be true. Sang emailed to say that FO II will probably debut this fall.

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                                                      js76wisco Jun 19, 2007 08:55 PM


                                                      Go down to the middle of the page - supposedly working for July opening. They have pictures of the space and it looks like there won't be the same problem as SM in regards to capacity and seating. Thankfully they'll still have burgers, sounds like Sang would get rid of the if the demand wasn't so strong.

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