I'm usually not one to order
I'm usually not one to order girlie drinks but the Cantaloupe Martini would be the exception. Guys, if you don't want your man card revoked have your girlfriend or wife order it and have a sip or two. It's really good. The Ginger Mojito is another favorite.
Warm Asparagus w/ Mushroom, Arugula, Burrata & Roasted Shallots Vinaigrette - Delicious! I would order this one every time I come back.
Carved Sirloin Steak, Celery Root Mousse, Roasted Carrots & Salsa Verde - Fantastic! I only got a couple of bites of this one but that's all I needed to know what I'm ordering next time. My husband was very happy w/ his selection.
Sweet Potato Pie- Wow! Yummy!
Service was great & we were all very happy. We will definitely come back for more.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I had a great
My friend and I had a great time and the food was great!!! WE were there Sunday March 17th for the brunch. The servers were warm and friendly, especially kimberly. She was very professional and responded to all of our food and drink requests. We both plan to return in the near future.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
OH yeah. It's a keeper.
OH yeah. It's a keeper. Great Southern food. Love Govind.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I do not like the choices
I do not like the choices to the noise question. All the possible responses are positive; what if a place is too noisy, too hustling, too disruptive? This instrument is blatantly biased; therefore, results are unrelaibale and questionable. I aslo resent that I had to give a respones. I will NOT use open table ever again! I will tell my friends to not use or trust it
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Patio where they grow
Great Patio where they grow their own vegetables - awesome space
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently returned for dinner with my husband and two friends. The restaurant was "rocking" but the staff was completely calm and very hospitable. They have an excellent
wine and beer list, but the cocktails are their specialty....loved the ginger mojito.
They have excellent starters. The devilled eggs and the caesar salad are not to be missed.
Then we ordered three main courses, the fried chicken, the salmon and the pounded chicken breast, and a bunch of sides, i.e. collard greens, black-eyed peas, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, to share. Everything was delicious. We were too full for dessert, but will catch it next time, which will be very soon.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful experience
What a wonderful experience at Post & Beam. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious, especially the fried chicken YUM.... Will be back for sure
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful addition to the community
A God send! Sustainable, healthy, creative menu options meets traditional African American soul food. I took my aunt for a treat this past week and loved it. Wonderful ambiance, amazing food and personal service from the greeting at the front door, attentiveness by bus-boys, welcoming by the server and check-in by the owner. Can't wait to go back!
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
mostly hits, some misses
for most part all small plates were good and we had just about the entire menu. The mussels were off and the brussels sprouts were essentially raw with some char. but the mac & cheese, deviled eggs, pizza, shrimp & grits, and rest were all good.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for our tea party meeti
Came here on a Friday evening with 3 friends for a birthday celebration. Loved it!! The food was good. The ambience was great. We made some friends. Our rez was right on time. The service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back for Happy Hour.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a "triple crown winner"! The food is artistically plated, aromatic and delicious! The service is exceptional with friendly, knowledgeable personnel. And, the best hook to keep us coming back is the moderate pricing which left us with an enjoyable bargain not a fleecing! We'll be back!!!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked Sunday brunch for my boss' birthday. He's a big soul food fan and he was beyond thrilled with everything! Thank you and I will be back.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem! The vibe in this restaurant was right-on. There was an eclectic mix of people, and the food was AWESOME. We went for brunch . . . can't wait to do dinner. This one comes highly recommended to adults of all ages.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our.lunch
We really enjoyed our.lunch on the patio. Food was delicious!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant directly off the reviews, and it was a winner! the food was absolutely wonderful (cornbread, buttermilk fried chicken + cauliflower!) and we enjoyed dining on the patio near the garden. The service was exemplary, both the owner and the manager engaged us and our server and the staff were all were extremely professional and friendly. This was one of the best meals we had while visiting LA. I would go back without hesitation, in fact, i look forward to eating there again next year when i'm back in LA!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was not up to par from what
Was not up to par from what our friends said it was. A nice quiet for lunch and was seat as we arrived with rsvp with open tables. Need to go back for dinner.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Post & Beam both on Friday and Saturday night with 2 different people. Friday night was my first time there so Saturday night I wanted to bring my boyfriend. Friday night we had a wonderful meal and the service was fantastic. Saturday night, we also had a wonderful meal, but the service was terrible. We waited 15 minutes for a waiter. The restaurant was not crowded. In fact, there was as many people there as there was on Friday night. After he took our order it took another 15 minutes for the food to arrive and then the waiter didn't come to our table to check on how everything was until we were half way done.
Two nights, two extremely different waiters. Friday night our waiter was amazing.
We will be back
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although my husband is a vegetarian and I don't eat beef, pork, and rarely chicken- we are always able to have full satisfying meals. It's worth us driving to the other side of town for a yummy meal.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy to Govind chose to bless us with this lovely oasis in the neighborhood. Wait staff was attentive but relaxed. Shared a wonderful dinner (loved the short ribs & sweet potato pie) with friends in patio. Can't wait to come back to try brunch and lunch menu. Evening was perfect.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here on a cool summer evening. I ordered the buttermilk fried chicken. There was no trace of oil on the chicken when it was brought to my table. The restaurant makes great use of the produce from its patio garden. This restaurant is definitely now in my regular restaurant rotation. I can't wait for my next visit.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Short Ribs and mashed
The Short Ribs and mashed potatoes were divine! I'm not a huge fan of mashed potatoes but Chef Govind has made me a believer!
Started with a small pizza for appetizer and wrapped with Sweet Potato pie topped with carmelized pecans.
Insane culinary experience!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was well worth the visit
Out of the way neighborhood for us, but glad we went as the food was very good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was advertised as being part of the Dine LA week and the reservation was made through that link. However, when we made the reservation for lunch on a sunday, they didn't have a Dine LA special menu. They only had their brunch menu. We were disappointed with this and it would have nice to have been notified of this prior to making the reservation. We were constrained with their sunday brunch menu that was breakfast-centric. That being said, their food is delicious. We started with the smoked catfish deviled eggs, which I love. I had their bacon and egg pizza which was really good. I look forward to returning for dinner for a more extensive menu.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Post and Beam was superb.
Post and Beam was superb. The wait staff could not have been better or more attentive and understanding (the person with whom I lunched had some major food issues/problems, and everyone was so accommodating). It was a terrific experience, and I'll be back for sure! As a huge fan of Brad Johnson's Georgia years ago, I'm also eager to try Willie Jane. I never got to Govind Armstrong's Table 8 and always regretted it, but I'm so thrilled he's represented in two wonderful places now. I've raved to tons of people and everyone wants to come!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for the Dine LA price but ended up ordering off the regular menu for less. The cast iron chicken is absolutely wonderful. My no "foo foo" restaurant hubby was totally impressed. We will definitely return!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very savory meal from start to finish. Everything was freshly prepared and plated to perfection. We were seated on time for our reservation and the service provided was impeccable.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really loved it!
We had a great experience at Post and Beam. As a native Southerner their fine dining take on soul food was a special treat. Every dish we had was delicious from the deviled eggs to the shrimp grits to the cornbreak (thank goodness it was not sweet) to the short ribs. I have never really liked sweet potato pie but I absolutely loved theirs. Service was superb from beginning to end. We will be back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Evening!
What a gem! This restaurant has it all. The food is delicious, the wait staff is polite and attentive and the ambiance is inviting. I came here on a date and we were seated on the patio near the fresh herb and vegetable garden. The menu had a variety of upscale soul food dishes with a twist and it was DELICIOUS! The pricing was reasonable too. Not to mention the chef/owners greet and mingle with guests on the weekends.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service here is top notch. The staff works so well together I wish other restaurant owners would dine here to see how service should be done. I haven't felt so taken care of by a server in so long it took me off guard. Food was great. The only reason I dropped it a star is that small plates are a bit of a double edge sword for me. I like the concept but don't think the pricing should be that of a regular entree for half the amount. Shrimp and grits was really good. As were the mac and cheese and cauliflower. Definitely will be back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, disco level volume
Food was very good, prices were very reasonable, and our wait staff was quite efficient and enthusiastic even when confronted with a party of 8. The ambient noise was so high that communicating with anybody at the table was challenging.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came up on this restaurant by accident. I chose it for brunch this past Sunday and I was impressed. The food was amazing!!! The service was wonderful and I will be back and bring people with me. This is a fine dining experience w/o being stuffy. I've already told several people about my experience and they are going to try it as well!!! Kudos to the staff and the chef!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the drive!
We went to post and beam based in the great reviews on opentable. We loved it! Great food, friendly service and great ambience. Definitely want to go back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what we needed.
I've grown up in So. Central L.A. all my life and when I was younger my mom would drive way over to where Post &^ Beam is now for the "better" choice of groceries and such. since then the community has changed had it's up's and down. Post & Beam proves that We can have what the other neighborhoods have a nice up scale restaurant .
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night dinner
8 of my closest friends and I had a great time Friday night. The table was ready. Service was excellent. The food was delicious. We each had cocktails so can't comment on the wine list but the cocktails were great also! We all had a great time and with it being in Fe neighborhood too was a special bonus!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
great stylish southern soul food
We need more options like this in the food desert of Crenshaw/Leimert! This is a great spot, much obliged to Govind for bravely opening this spot for the underserved community. P&B would warrant repeat visits regardless of location, just glad it's down the street from us!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, Love, Love! Great food,
Love, Love, Love! Great food, amazing chef, Govind, and wonderful and attentive staff!
Way to go!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great comfort food
We were extremely pleased with our meal and entire experience from the very first greeting at the door. The staff were all very attentive and cheerful. I had the pork chop which was moist and flavorful, along with a side of Mac and cheese. My husband had the fried chicken which was done to perfection. Eating outside on a summer night was pleasant especially with the beautiful garden all around us. Our waitress was great. She was fun and talkative and just seemed like she enjoyed her work. Would go back again if we are in the area. Wish we had a restaurant like this where we live ( San Diego) we would visit every week!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is excellent
The food is excellent. We lived it! Wine postings by the glass were not very generous.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Spot in the Hood
For a first time experience, I loved it. The food was great I had the Pork Chop with Mashed Potatoes and Greens. The atmosphere was warm and energetic. The staff is very attentive. Overall a great place to to for a great meal that won't empty your wallet. And it's in the neighborhood which makes it even better. Next trip the Short Rib. .
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, relaxing vibe
Elevated comfort food, in a very relaxed & friendly environment. Short rib is great, salads and pizzas incorporate some veggies grown on the patio. Menu rotates, and I've liked everything I tried. This is a regular stop for us, and is highly recommended.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll Give it a Second Chance
For the most part, the food was good. We had the Fried Chicken and various side orders. Although the chicken came to our table at a pleasing temperature, all of the sides we ordered were just under lukewarm. Not a fan of the bread pudding dessert we ordered to go. The service was friendly, but didn't feel genuine. Other than the mentioned issues, the experience was good and we will most likely dine there again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here. The braised short ribs and eggs were outstanding. The short ribs were moist and we'll seasoned. It was served with some of the best roasted tomatoes I've ever had. The shrimp and grits was also good especially if you're looking for something lighter. The deviled eggs with catfish were a great start.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took me a year and some months to get here, however it was worth the trip. Excellent service and food.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
great as usual
it is so nice to have a restaurant of such high caliber in the neighborhood. the food was great and the service was excellent as always. keep up the good work.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent as usual
We ordered pizzas which were really delicious especially the one with sausage and vegetarian one with mushrooms, onions and sweet garlic.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great comfort food with southern and Caribbean influences. I had deviled eggs with catfish and a wonderful dish of curried oxtails over coconut-infused brown rice and beans. Creative and very tasty. Top-notch service. Small, selective bar with first-rate spirits and intriguing house cocktails, some from the 1920s and 1930s (like an Aviator). Try the house cucumber gimlet with San Francisco's great Junipero gin.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great staff. Everyone was very sociable and on point. A misstep on salad dressing was immediately caught by the server and corrected. The Short Rib was excellent as was the chocolate mousse. A very pleasant experience all the way around. We'll be back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time here and will
Second time here and will be back. We really liked the pizza with arugula and egg. The short ribs with eggs is always a great option. The bottomless mimosas is the way to go; especially if you aren't driving. Friendly, professional staff.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM