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Feb 2, 2009 11:34 AM

FO in SM or CC?

I searched but can't find opinions regarding whether Father's Office is better in Culver City or Santa Monica?

Quietness is of interest to me (relative) though secondary to food quality.

Thanks, all!!

Also, any particular recommendations? I've ever been -- plus I'm not much of a meat eater but I gather cow is what they do best?

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  1. I like both but usually suggest the original Montana Ave. location for first timers because it's well - the original! After experiencing the original, one can really appreciate the decor, roominess and outside patio at the new place. That said, I find the food and beer to be the same (very good) at both locations and if you go early the Helms Ave. location is quieter.

    Father's Office
    1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

    Father's Office
    3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

    1. I would suggest the CC location.
      I'm weighing in your comment about quietness.
      Depending on what time you go (at the SM location) it can be doggy dog to even get a table or a space at the bar. Eating standing up is not going to be a quiet experience.
      It can get stressful playing musical chairs for the limited tables.
      The place is small you will have better odds getting a quiet experience at the CC location.

      The food and beer as stated by Sal are the same.

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      1. re: burntwater

        I tried to go to the CC location last Thursday at 7:30 p.m. It was insanely crowded, with a line out front, like a Saturday night at 9 p.m., like there was no recession.

        I'm not in that neighborhood very often, so I'm not sure if it frequently gets THAT busy. I was surprised, and didn't wait for a table (and therefore didn't get a burger, sadly).

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        1. Culver City, hands down. Its so much easier to get a table and your food.

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