Thursday, October 22, 2009

Father's Office

Aside from a great atmosphere and a powerful offering of So Cal micro-brews, Father's Office (Los Angeles) serves one of the best burgers in LA.  The fellow burger eaters and I made our way down there last night after a grueling close to the Dodgers' baseball season.  We made our way to the bar (there's no table service) to place our order.

The Burger:

The Office Burger (Dry Aged Beef) caramelized onion, applewood bacon compote, gruyere, matag blue cheese and arugula. The burger is offered with a side of fries (skinny), which I ordered.

The Office Burger is brought to your first-come-first-serve table (if you can find one).  The use of a French roll can throw you off, but don't let it. It's soft and chewy just like it should be.  Sometimes French rolls get crunchy and can actually scrape the roof of your mouth... this simply isn't the case here.

Taste: great flavors in the tender, medium cooked meat. The real flavor comes from their caramelized onion and bacon sauce. The arugula is nice and doesn't take away from the soft texture of the sandwich nor does it distract you from the subtle flavors in the cheese and meat.

*A fellow burger eater recommended dipping this one into the white sauce that comes with the fries.

Quality: Excellent... no compromises.

Presentation: Nothing special. If you're sitting outside they'll bring the burger to you in a basket packed with fries.

Creativity/Variation of Ingredients: I think this is where The Office Burger really shines.  It's not a standard burger. It's a special treat that should only be enjoyed on special occasions (like the end of a great Dodgers season).  The sauce and cheese make The Office Burger a unique choice.

The Burger Eater's Rating: 9

Expect to pay: $10-15 (depends on how many of the micro-brews you want to try)


French Roll
Ground Sirloin
Bleu Cheese
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Grilled Onions (plain)

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per Serving

Calories 859
Calories from Fat 386

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40.18g
    Saturated Fat  12.25g
    Monounsaturated Fat  3.5g
    Polyunsaturated Fat  1.5g
Cholesterol 250mg
Sodium 558.3mg
Total Carbohydrate 32.78g
    Dietary Fiber  1.51g
    Sugars  3g
Protein 77.33g

Vitamin A
Vitamin C

Est. Percent of Calories from:

Fat 42.1%     Carbs 15.3%
Protein 36.0%



  1. Is the nutrition information you provided for a whole burger? Thanks!