Manhattan Beach Post
Manhattan Beach Post

Manhattan Beach Post

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatmbpost.com/
  • Phone: 3105455405
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm,
    Friday: 11:30am-10:30pm (Nooner Menu 11:30-5pm, Dinner Menu 5pm-10:30pm),
    Saturday: 10am-10:30pm (Brunch Menu 10am-2pm, Nooner Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner Menu 5pm-10:30pm),
    Sunday: 10am-10:00pm (Brunch Menu 10am-2pm, Nooner Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner Menu 5pm-10pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Lefevre
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manhattan Beach Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet provided by the City of Manhattan Beach Thursday through Saturday evenings from 6pm - 11pm.
A word from Manhattan Beach Post
Manhattan Beach Post (M.B. Post), a soulful, highly personal restaurant by Chef and co-owner David LeFevre brings a playful, artisan menu of small shared plates, hand-crafted cocktails, and small production wines to the South Bay.

M.B. Post is the culmination of 15 years of work, travel, and finely honed technique in the world's most vibrant culinary communities by Michelin-stared chef, David LeFevre. Renowned for his fine-dining experience and seafood mastery at Water Grill, LeFevre returns to his culinary roots with a more rustic menu, built to be shared and served in a gracious and welcoming environment.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Manhattan Beach Post reviews from OpenTable diners
258 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (205)hot spot (151)neighborhood gem (146)special occasion (102)great for brunch (90)vibrant bar scene (87)good for groups (71)great for lunch (48)notable wine list (46)romantic (28)late-night find (21)scenic view (19)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Very Nice!
    AlanT
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Met some friends here last Sunday. First visit. Great small plates, interesting wine list. Quite noisy, so not a place for intimate conversation. But the food is very good! Parking at the beach can be a problem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    Outalot
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I were really surprised this place gets just great reviews. Granted we are both spoiled with opportunities to go to great restaurants all over the country. But this place was so well reviewed we am expected it to be amazing. We had the brussel sprouts, kale salad, squid and mussels to start and all but the squid were mediocre at best and the portion on the squid, although good, was laughably small. Our server was surprised we were done after 4 dishes but that with 2 drinks was already $100 and we just thought it wasn't worth it, we left and ended up getting appetizers at another place around the corner. Maybe it was an off night, but it just wasn't that good. So sad, because we live within walking distance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Third time is the charm
    android612
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is our our third consecutive anniversary we've spent at MB Post and it has been a great experience each time. Our server was attentive, knowledgable and very friendly. The food was delicious and unusual. It is always busy, but that makes it an energetic evening. Looking forward to next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food But...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our anniversary dinner at MB Post was disappointing, not because of the food, which was innovative and very good, but because the waiter all but ignored us. He was very very attentive to two nearby tables with four undeniably attractive young ladies. He was fauning to the point where they were rolling their eyes and commenting about how embarassing it was becoming. meanwhile... Our drinks were never refreshed. We had to cancel an item that never arrived. The manager finally brought us our desserts along with an apology. We have been to MB before and had a lovely time. That is the reason we chose it for our special evening. And that is why we were so put off! Sigh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Softrak
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Soft shelled crab, seared scallops, kale salad, and scones were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sparky
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was great. We felt rushed through dinner. We had to take an early reservation & that may be the reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • creative, well-prepared menu
    m12x12
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The wonderful array of imaginative "small plates" makes for a varied, delicious choice of treats perfect for sharing with a group. Lots of superb vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post Time
    Danicolex
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were group of six celebrating a birthday on a busy Saturday Night. We were seated at a great table right on time. Our waiter was helpful with the drinks and the small plates menu. The one thing I have learned to appreciate in a waiter is to cut you off when they know it is plenty and he did. The food was great ,the biscuits should not be missed. Other noteables were the soft shell crab, lamb belly and green beans. Yum. It was a hungry group so we had a lot and there was not a bad dish. The meal was paced just right and dishes came out at a nice pace and you never felt rushed. I would recommend MBP and I would go back again. It is a little tough to hear at times, but, that seemed to ebb and flow with the number of people in the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good food, too noisy, tables somewhat tightly squeezed together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much louder than usual
    TiffVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What's with the loud loud music? Seems the music/speakers get louder every time. Not sure ill return as it really impacts dining experience Food was not as good as usual - couscous salad was bland
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • to loud
    char
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is my 4th time coming to Manhattan Beach Post. Not a good place for an anniversary dinner. We were seated next to the kitchen and could not hear each other talk. I heard the table next to me and all their conversation not my spouses. We wanted to leave so badly that we order desert to go. Our check came quickly but the desert was another 10 minutes. We waited outside for it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    Jeriopwalk
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a delicious meal of biscuits, sea scallops, Brussels sprouts, steak and the most awesome desert, the Elvis! The taste of every bite was heaven. It was a little noisy, but the food made it with it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MB Post
    greengirl75
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great decor. No outdoor area, but open front doors create flow of air. Outdoor/indoor feel. High ceilings. The fad these days is "small plates" to share. But, i think it is a clever marketing scheme to get you to spend more money per plate. Many restaurants do this these days. We went for the french toast we saw being made on First Look and were really underwhelmed. The french toast looked like a slightly upgraded sandwich I could have made WAY better myself. The hash plate was really good and flavorful. The chimichunga was OK. The biscuits were good. Didn't try the cocktails, which looked interesting, but was trying to keep it to under $100 for two for brunch, including tip. Good mixed crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely the best !!
    Chiens4ever
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    EVERY SINGLE THING we ordered was outstanding. We went for brunch. The server was friendly. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a meal this much. Cheddar-bacon biscuits to die for. We had a stone fruit salad, eggs Benedict(biscuit--see above, w/ arugula, prosciutto & hollandaise) the fried chicken breast over kohlrabi salad.& an order of Nueske bacon w/rosemary, brown sugar and chili. THIS IS A WINNER!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative food
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The dishes at MB Post are extraordinary combinations of food. Their plantain dish, brussell sprouts, shrimp, mussels, and on and on are filled with unexpected flavors. Never too spicy, always just enough to not overwhelm or underwhelm. Portions run from tapas size to full entree. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Front Desk excellence,
    BGISRQ
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We made a mistake and booked 2 instead of 4 persons. The smiling young lady at the front desk was professional giving us a 20-30 window for seating. She was kind to find a chair for my husband to sit. The manager appeared & we found he focused on our mistake with Open Table and not focused on helping us secure a 4 top. He said "the wait would be 45-60 minutes". The impression left "we are to busy to handle this problem". We waited and ordered an excellent Pino. The front desk staff were terrific finding us a communal table within 20 min. Excellent meal with really good service. For us, the food sophisticated for the decor, the music louder then needed & the manager...he needs to work on his people skills. Kudos to the front desk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic food!
    rcsf
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The environment was nice but at the same time relaxed and the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All Around Yum
    VeggieFoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a group of 6 and made reservations a few weeks in advance as the weekends fill up very, very fast. We shared almost every dish on the menu and enjoyed every single bite. You don't leave super full for how much each dish costs, but just to get a taste of everything is worth it. We were lucky to get the table by the open front and got to soak in the last of Manhattan Beach summer. Service was great, plates came out just at the right times, I hate when they rush the food out and you don't have time to enjoy, but that wasn't the case. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Marsee3VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our server Paul was fantastic! He explained everything perfectly about the menu. We select 4 items for brunch. One dish was better than the next. We celebrated my husband's birthday there.He loved everything and had the best time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very good and the presentation was great. The table placement in the dining area gave the feeling of privacy, even though it was very loud. The only complaint was the service from both the hostess and the primary server. The hostess told me she had a table for me, then I think she forgot I was there and sat every other party that came after me until I made sure she saw me(30 min later). Primary server really only took our order and our money but no one asked how everything was and all our glasses were empty before someone else came to ask us if we wanted anything else. I had ordered coffee too, but only got the initial cup, no refill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AS AWESOME AS EVER...
    Dinah
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    so THIS time I brought a friend for a birthday lunch, as she had never been there. I made the reservation for 11:30, but then realized we couldn't possibly get there until 12:30. I tried to call between 11 and 11:30 but of course they weren't open, and after that, I knew I wouldn't be able to call. So we just showed up at 12:30. They were SO NICE, SO UNDERSTANDING, SO ACCOMMODATING! We were still able to get a lovely table and our waiter, Joseph, was everything you'd want in a waiter: informative, helpful, attentive and efficient. As usual, the food was marvelous. We HAD to have the cheese/bacon biscuits, and then split a chopped salad with an amazing dressing and a tasty burrata and red pepper sandwich. This place never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MBP Never Disappoints
    cliententertainer1
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It was my 4th time eating at MB Post and as usual, the food was outstanding. The menu changes frequently so there's always something new to try but they also continue to offer their tried and true dishes like the bacon, cheddar, buttermilk biscuits, fresh herb ricotta and blistered string beans, which are three must haves every time I go. We ordered several dishes and shared among the table. Their potato, leek & truffle ravioli that was especially good. Super flavorful yet balanced so you tasted all of the individual elements. Service is always friendly prompt which rounds out the overall experience. Make reservations well in advance if you're not flexible on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for foodies
    KellyF
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I learned some out of town visitors are foodies so we brought them here because of the inventive menu. We shared and loved everything, the skirt steak was fantastic and the summer corn dish was also memorable. Overall a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entertaining Friends
    EnglishFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This one of my favourite places, so decided to bring our English visitors here for dinner and it did not disappoint as always the food was flavoursome, fully of textures and every dish delivered. The WOW's were the steak, fries, biscuit and the green beans. Our guests were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was vibrant and fresh. Loved all the different ingredients used.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Tx1234
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Have never been disappointed at MBP. We always try to get a few of the written in options on the menu and they are always fantastic and unique
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan Beach favorite!
    MissB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the open to the outdoors indoor seating area, to the communal or private table options, to the extensive wine and cocktail list, to the yummy bacon cheddar biscuits with honey butter, to the charcuterie options, to the tapas galore of veggies, meats, seafood to the music selection, this place has it down pat! Transparent kitchen, warm atmosphere, great service, just a lovely place. Make your reservations ahead of time for any day of the week because this place is the place to be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service lacking. Mgr superb!
    linnard
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    At night, if you don't have 20/20 vision, it may hard to read the menu without a flashlight as the lighting goes from dim to very dim. Unfortunately, my guest and I were seated in a very dimly lit area. I asked her if they had a flashlight I could use to read the menu. She said no. I asked if she would ask someone. Still the answer was no. Thanks to another diner loaning me a phone light, I placed my order with the server but my guest still hadn't decided. Our server said she would give him "a couple more minutes". 10mins later she came back. The meal was delicious! However, upon leaving I decided to suggest to the mgr of getting a flashlight. He informed me a flashlight is available and deeply apologized for my experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    MDMA
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    best charcuterie in l.a. friendly, unpretentious service - well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Food No Conversation
    LuginVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. The biscuits were even better than the reviews. That is the first time I have had squid and truly enjoyed it. There was a fresh corn dish that had delightfully mysterious taste and textures. My husband enjoyed a steak and we also shared a mushroom pasta. Portions are small and fun to share with around the table so you can enjoy so many great flavors. Our only issue was the extremely loud noise level. We noticed in the very brief intervals between songs that we could hear a bit better. A suggestion would be to tune the volume down just a bit. Our guests thought the food was wonderful but said they would not return because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A pleasant evening
    foodalways
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was delicious, nicely seasoned and at the same time a lot went into the dishes. It was pretty darn good! Nothing overly salty or sweet, (only the broccoflower was quite lemony) It was reasonably priced with good portions. Perfect for sharing. You're able to try some meat dishes you don't normally find. Our waiter was sooo nice and accommodating, great service. Make reservations way ahead of your occasion or you'll end up with some later hour choices if you can even get it in time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite places
    AllywithaY
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    For many reasons. The food is amazing - everything has the perfect flavor to it. Bacon cheddar biscuits with the maple butter is a must and then I love, love the weiser farm potatoes that are the perfect mix of soft and crispy with a delightful buttermilk sauce that is light, yet rich. Can't explain it. The decor has a farm chic, beach comfort to it that lets you feel like you're on a ranch somewhere with that mix of weathered wood and bright, bohemian flower arrangement in the center. And the staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable. It's rare that you meet a place that has this level of comfort combined with delicious food and great service. This is my go-to for any visitors or friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have dined at MB Post many times for amazing dinner experiences. We tried the Brunch on Saturday and it was excellent. The entrees were reasonably priced, fresh interesting ingredients and we had the usual top of the line service. Love the place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Delicious
    BruinOB
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great for a relaxed and fun dinner. Sharing food compels interaction and, likely, you will be talking about how good everything tastes. It is pretty loud in there but my girlfriend and I did not have trouble hearing each other despite being toward the middle of the restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation (but of course you are already on open table, so you knew that). Cured meats!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    SBProud
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    MB Post is a class act. The service is outstanding and the food sublime in a way that's unique for the South Bay. I'd go much more often if it weren't so loud. I leave with a sore throat from shouting over the music. I don't get it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always impresses
    DawnzDishVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We love going to MB Post! The food is consistently great whether we order our usual favorites or try something new. The service is spot on and Orit always ensures we are well taken care of!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    ...once you finally get a reservation. Lots of "belly" on the menu - tasty but rich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey for portion sizes
    rese4673
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I must start by saying that the buttermilk cheddar bacon biscuits were great. However, for $6.00 for only two, I do not know if it was worth it. Our bill was over $130.00 (2 people) and we left hungry and stopped to get a burger. $18.00 for 3 scallops. a la carte and so on! We dine out a lot and fine dine twice a month, so prices do not scare us away, but I strongly feel that you are paying for location and the trendiness of the place more than the food. They feature a strict tapas only menu, that is not good if you are looking for something sustainable. If you need some food with your alcohol, then this is okay.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EAT HERE!!!
    kwaffle
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is one of the best dinners I have had in LA... We ate: bacon cheddar biscuits, pretzel bread, diver scallops, brussel sprouts, LAMB BELLY, truffle rib eye. I wanted to keep eating. If there is one restaurant to go to in Manhattan Beach, this is it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    GlennVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The cheese bacon biscuits were excellent and the diver scallops we had were done perfectly. Definitely coming back with friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic