Father's Office on Montana Ave in Santa Monica (there's another location in Culver City) serves the best burger I've ever had. Where do I begin…. the meat. The burger is flavorful and juicy, the perfect thickness, and somehow fits perfectly between the bun. The bun is more of a hoagie, but so soft and soaks up a lot of flavor. The onions - oh my gosh. Look at those onions - they are brown! They are so brown, caramelized to perfection with a sweet, savory flavor that takes the burger to another level. On a side note: if this place made French onion soup I'm sure it would be my favorite in LA. Then there's the creamy gorgonzola cheese which has a sharp, robust taste in contrast to the onions. Finally, the arugula is fresh and peppery and cuts through all that richness. My mouth is watering as I type… these are all of my favorite flavors and they marry so perfectly together.
I do have one small complaint about this place… they don't serve ketchup! Whaaaattt?? Not that I would ever put ketchup on this delightfully perfect burger, but the aioli served with the fries is a little heavy.. like mayonnaise heavy. Unless you're going to go all out and shave some black truffles on top of those fries, give me some freaking ketchup to dip them in, thank you. I can only handle so much saturated fat in one sitting. Despite this, Father's Office gets two huge gorgonzola crusted thumbs up.