Manhattan Beach Post

4.8
2466 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday, 5:00pm-10:30pm
Saturday, 5:00pm-10.30pm
Sunday, 5:00pm - 10.00pm

Nooner Menu:
Friday, 11:30am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 545-5405
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Lefevre
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Cross street
Manhattan Beach Blvd
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Parking details
Valet provided by the City of Manhattan Beach Thursday through Saturday evenings from 6pm - 11pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2466 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staffs was very professional and knowledge to the menu. The ambiance was very nice, the interior was rustic classic. We had a very nice anniversary here. The food was exceptionally good, we had their signature biscuit, which was outworldly. We also had a seared scallop which was phenomenal. We do however find their grill ribeye a little bit salty. Overall, a great dining experience.

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S
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, just a great Sunday Brunch, the place is packrd, fried chicken, potstickers, french toast and steak/egg, super cool’nn

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MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is fantastic but there is a serious fly problem when they open the doors and windows. It really takes away from the experience.

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FD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for brunch with friends! We came during a busy Saturday and ended up having to add two to our reservation last minute. The hostess happily accommodated. Great service all around and phenomenal food and drinks. Definitely one of the best spots in town.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rachel is amazing! Will request her everyone we go to MB!

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T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was first disappointed with the table location, but I was able to get a better one. Food was good to very good, but I had better meals in your Restaurant. Surprised that you cannot carry an alcohol free beer, why not? I cannot drink alcohol, so what choices I have?

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VK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and would definitely go back to try other offerings. We were sitting by the entrance and there were some flies which were a minor inconvenience.

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CF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing I have to complain about, is the noise level. Music too loud.
Food and service excellent. Would recommend and go back myself.

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HU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall the quality did not match the price. The peach bread pudding was excellent. The corned beef hash was great, with very tender corned beef. The ricotta french toast was fine - the french toast was perfectly made, but the ricotta with strawberries needed more flavor - spice or something. The $9 Niman Ranch bacon is just okay. I do not recommend it . All of this plus a glass of rose didn't feel like the $60 meal it was. But the service is terrific and the setting is nice; I'd come back for cocktails only.

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AC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've enjoyed every meal I've had at MB Post - great food, great drinks, great service. I always look forward to it!

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious! All the staff were very polite and attentive. Would highly recommend

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Excellent food, assembly-line type of service, high noise level, pricey

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to MBP after our wedding in the east coast. We had a 15 hour layover in LA on our way to our honeymoon in Asia, with us landing in the evening and leaving late morning so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity for a celebratory meal.

We were right! The food was fantastic, the staff was incredibly attentive and lovely. Highly recommend the bacon cheddar biscuits, house made ricotta, all the charcuterie and the green beans. Everything else we had was also great but we’re daily specials so I don’t know how useful the recommendation is.

Regardless, you can rest assured that you won’t have a bad time here. Thanks to the great folks who helped us have a lovely night!

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j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and desserts! Tatiana is our favorite food server paying attention to detail and great attitude!

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F
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but my chop salad had red peppers in it and it did not say that on the menu.

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F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress explained the dish ingredients and preparation with knowledge and ease. She was an absolute delight. The food is delicious and they follow the seasons. Consistently good.

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KT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing at MB Post. They use fresh ingredients and local produce from the farmers market. You can really taste how fresh it is. The server Ashley was so attentive and gave us the best service. Thank you!

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DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever thanks to our server Holly. Wonderful night with delicious food

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, eclectic menu. Try something new ~ you will love it! Great drinks, amazing tastes and lots of fun.

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PS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Non-stop hits. First the biscuits, then the fried chicken with the slaw, then the chopped salad, and peach cobbler bread pudding to wrap it off. Great if you like sharing and exploring the menu—plenty to explore. Highly recommend.

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DP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful Saturday brunch MBP to kick off our wedding anniversary weekend. The day was perfect!!! Highly recommend this place and as a foodie I AM OBSESSED!

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e
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration... loved meeting the chef! When we are in town again, we will definitely be back!

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FF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of good choices in an energetic room served by caring and knowledgable staff!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I came here Sunday morning for brunch with some girlfriends. I made a reservation for 10am because they said they were reserved until 1pm, but the restaurant was pretty empty until about 11:30. It would have been nice to go a little later. Other than that, the food was great. All 3 of us go the Benedict and split a sticky bun. I would definitely come back with my husband for brunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Too loud but everything else was great

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KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorites. A go-to spot for us. The food is great, service is great. It's great.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu always interesting. Food was nicely presented and delicious. Portions are generous.

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RW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

MB Post never disappoints. This was our first time visiting for lunch and everything was delicious (as usual). Service was great as well.

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place excellent food great service and nice wine list

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I had specified that it was for my fiancé’s 43rd birthday, however they gave us a table that was right up against their server station and the furthest from the semi view that they have of outside.
Our server double checked my requested temperature of my meat but still put it in at a lower temperature, which is an easy fix however she also forgot to order our side order. She was Pleasent and gave me some free champagne which I appreciated, which is why I didn’t want to point out the side dish not being ordered. Next time I won’t specify birthday we’ll probably get a better table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was pretty nice! Our server Amanda was outstanding with her knowledge of the menu and her attentiveness. The restaurant itself was just alright. I don’t know why it bothered me that our table was one of the only one without a candle, but it did. It was a little difficult to talk to my fiancé, and he was four feet away from me. The food was really up there though! We had 4 dishes. The Bacon Cheddar biscuits are one I would highly recommend. They serve it with maple butter and it’s so delicious! Their fries are pretty good as well. My fiancé really enjoyed the polenta and meatballs dish. The skirt steak is only alright, but I like to eat my steak a certain way, so that doesn’t mean much. The combinations they try are odd, but, oh, do they work! Overall experience was pretty good, however this place is very expensive (we were given a gift card) and, for us, this place will be saved for very special occasions in the future. Thanks again to the staff for being attentive and keeping our table clear and stocked with water.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch!

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JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and awesome service. But they were blasting music too loud and not good music but more of the Imagine Dragons genre. I don’t know of anyone who wants to listen to imagine dragons really loudly while eating dinner.

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PM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This restaurant lived up to all the hype. The food was excellent - literally everything we had was spot on. The decor was nothing special and the open access to the outdoors had us swatting at flies, but there's nothing to be done about that. Our waitress was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back. The attire is most definitely beach casual - I had black dress slacks on and felt way over dressed. One of the best in the South Bay!

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ER
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating there. Great food and service. Consistently one of the best rib eye steaks I have ever had and plenty of tasty dishes to go along with it.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I stayed at the shop until the end, I was able to spend a very good time without being told to leave.

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LL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service and delicious food. We loved the cheddar bacon biscuits. My personal favorite was the Boar Pappardelle special. Brussell sprouts were yummy too. We are not big drinkers but they made us feel special anyway.

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was worried that the restaurant would not be kid friendly for our 19-month-old. Quite the contrary, they were very welcoming and accommodating. Excellent food and service.

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

1. Had reservation.
2. 40 minutes before we were seated
3. When we checked in, hostess said “we are clearing your table”
4. After 20 minutes, hostess said “we are are waiting for the party to pay their bill”. Doesn’t make sense since they were previously “clearing your table”
5. Several parties were seated before us after checking in after us and asking for “how long” - “20 minutes” (no reservation)
6. Then after we were seated, no flatware. And never asked for additional drink order. When finally asked for a drink, delivered after meal was over.
7. Disappointing

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CB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Service excellent

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