The long wait for a new Father’s Office is finally about to be over. Eater has confirmed that Sang Yoon’s seminal gastropub will open its doors in the Arts District area of Downtown next week.
Father’s Office has long been seen as the standard-bearer for a certain type of casual Los Angeles restaurant. Originally founded as more of a bar with a food menu in Santa Monica in the early 2000s, the place gained serious notoriety citywide when it opened a decade later at the Helms Bakery project in Culver City with an expanded menu and even more craft beer taps. Yoon also operates next door Southeast Asian restaurant Lukshon at the same complex, and will be opening up an adjacent bakery and daytime restaurant in 2020 there as well.
As for Father’s Office in the Arts District, expect the same timeless burger, loads of craft beer, and wooden touches. The space has largely eschewed the more traditional Downtown industrial look in favor of dark woods and black leather, with a sloped wooden ceiling and long bar.
Once fully open, the space’s glass exterior walls should let diners peek out onto the bustling Arts District beyond (home to Manuela, Inko Nito, and the endless Salt & Straw line).
Reps for Father’s Office would not divulge the official opening date or the hours of operation for this location in Downtown, but an employee on site previously confirmed next week’s opening to Eater. The restaurant was first announced back in May of 2017 by the LA Times.