3229 Helms Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
This self proclaimed “Gastropub” is near the top of of every LA area Best of Burger list and being it was our first time in LA since the inception of Burger Conquest, we went straight from the airport. Father’s Office is a strange eatery with tons of craft beers on tap, a strange menu (Basket of Sweet Potato Frites “A La Cart” roasted garlic, cabrales, blue cheese aioli, Spicy Lamb Skewers japanese eggplant, roasted radicchio, red jalapeno, grilled brussel sprouts, House Cured Spanish White Anchovies, etc) with no substitutions allowed and no table service or hostess seating. That means you wait on everything. Some may find this annoying but as I am told, it’s all worth it.
1 bite into my medium rare Office Burger (caramelized onion, applewood bacon compote, gruyere, Maytag blue cheese and arugula) confirmed the hype. It was AWESOME. Seriously, I hate LA and am hesitant to award any accolades its way, but holy smokes, this burger is worth the trip! The burger was cooked to absolute perfection, with a perfect texture, warmth and juiciness. The bitterness of the arugula, the sharpness of the cheeses, the saltiness of the bacon and onions combined with a fantastic grade of meat made this burger an instant entry into my top ten. A massive collection of craft beers didn’t hurt my opinion either.
If this was my office, I’d be happy to go to work every day!