Manhattan Beach Post

4.7
2420 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2420 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I really enjoyed my time there and our server, Angela was great. I would have liked for the music to not be so loud. It was hard to have a conversation with my dinner guest.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is shareable and the menu has some unique and yummy dishes. Was hard for us to decide what to get from all the terrific choices. The sangria cocktail was very refreshing and tasty. Very good service except for the hostess who seemed to forget that we had a reservation. Once we reminded her, we were seated right away.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful night.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always a treat - food and service. Had the mussels for the first time. Make sure to get the fries to dip.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent but it was soooo hot! We asked for the doors to be opened but it barely helped.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Another fantastic experience at MB Post. The pesto spaghetti was my favorite!! The staff are all so helpful to the guest and each other. They really work like a team. Amanda was our server and she was perfection as always and made the birthday celebration extra special. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Loved the service and all the small plates for sharing. Excellent wine list.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

A great place for a birthday celebration! Service was amazing! On a Monday evening- it was completely jammed packed!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

One of our best vacation meals. Wonderful location, great ambiance, and the food was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Visiting on vacation

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Favorite restaurant in the South Bay!! Always amazing and we always bring out of town guests

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fourth times here and it’s definitely the definition of a DESTINATION RESTAURANT since it’s 5+hrs and 3000 miles from our house in Hawaii and worth the trek. Great initial greeting and an amazing waitstaff that knows every ingredient that goes into MBP’s very complex dishes. It’s really a foodie restaurant since you will be discussing each and every dish. Their wine list is also spectacular and as Wine Educators for 30+ years their wine choices were chosen to marry their unique dishes. GO HUNGRY and order many dishes.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

LOVE this place! Always delicious and creative choices that will tickle the tastebuds. My son proclaimed the ribeye in the cast iron skillet GOAT.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

It was our first time celebrating our anniversary and the food was outstanding and super delicious!! We will definitely go back again to try different dishes on menu! We highly recommend it..,

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We were having a family get together with 6 of us. The Bloody Mary cocktail was amazing. The poached eggs, the bibibop, French toast, and the cheese muffins were all fabulous. Our waitress was great. Smiling and on top of everything.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious brunch at MBP. We started with the biscuits which were amazing. Then we had french toast, a blueberry griddle cake and the fried chicken. The waitress was great!
We also like the ambiance and the cool beauty vibe the restaurant has. we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

One Of The Best French Toasts and Egg Benedicts we ever had!
Whoever was on The Kitchen Saturday 07/28/18 was Killing It!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Always great service and interesting tasty dishes that can be easily shared. Love that they ask up front if you have any food allergies so it can be addressed.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Excellent service. Great food . Bacon buttermilk biscuits are delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

How good is MBP? In foodie dense SoCal - where tasty bites are abundant, we’ve driven from NoHo to eat at this perfect joint. We’ve come for dinner, Sunday brunch ... & most recently, my 16 year old foodie son asked if I’d play hooky from work (I work at home so easy peasy) & always a bonus to flee the Valley heat for the beach.

It was our breakfast - and MBP only serves breakfast fare on weekends - no matter .., we split the corn bread with dill & jalapeño, hamachi sashimi with melon & sea vegetable (raw fish is good at any meal), & the falafel sandwich. We feel about falafel like we do about tacos, no 2 are alike & it’s a tough area to excel but the MBP would have been right at home on Dizengoff St. in Tel Aviv.

And the 405 traffic wasn’t so bad either.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I cant bring my self to say anything other than this place does not disappoint. The service, ambience and food are seasoned with love and gratitude. You're made to believe you're the only person in the place. It IS the go to spot for my wife and I during any special occasion and for a good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Best value and quality for the price. We are stuffed and leftovers. Cocktails are amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

I love this restaurant. I've been here for twice, most recently for a DineLA dinner. We added on the cheese biscuits which are a must have when you come here. For the price, their portions were very generous and we left stuffed (in a good way!) It was worth every penny. The broccoflower and brussel sprouts were really good. My husband who isn't a veggie person said those might have been his favorite dishes. The cajun peel and eat shrimp were very good but be prepared to get a little messy! Probably not the best option on a first date. The Maine diver scallops were ah-mazing...but the corn...whew, that's a slow burn spice! I don't do spicy much so it was a bit overpowering for me but they didn't affect the scallops at all! The meatballs were good but the White Oak Grilled Skirt Steak was better. The puzzle is good, the pork is tender but it is also very spicy! I could only eat a couple bites! I LOVED the char siu lamb belly. We were so full, we didn't have room for dessert! It was totally worth the DineLA price and I'm sure we will all be back for more in the future!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Everything we tasted was amazing! The waitstaff was great, with excellent suggestions. Food had incredible taste and variety; portions were generous. Atmosphere was vibrant and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and are coming again soon with friends!! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Food was fabulous, so much food had to take some home. Very delicious entrees.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great brunch spot. Carnitas tacos, bibimbap, and cheddar bacon biscuits are all top notch. Now I need to go back and try dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great find on the spur of the moment and even got a reservation! Sat next to a couple of local folks that helped with ordering of the special Taste of LA menu. All great and made a couple new friends...

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The broccoflower and brussels were so fabulous and all, it was all we could do to stop eating it all by itself. The tomato and bean salad was just okay, it didn’t have a lot of either one. Creole shrimp and dirty rice was good - the rice was drier than expected, but good none the less. Main diver scallops were good, but the corn was a bit spicy and the pork belly could have been more crispy. Trout was good (as expected) but the the kimchee potato salad was kinda weird, maybe needed something it didn’t have?
Char-siu lamb belly was rich and flavorful and skirt steak both were good as expected. The cocktails were also good, even the virgin one for grandma

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was great as usual but they could lower the volume a little for a Saturday morning brunch. Too loud with high ceilings make it hard to chat and hear the person across the table

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Our lunch was outstanding. We got there early and did not have to wait. The server was pleasant and very efficient.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This place was perfect for a quick meal with friends during a Layover in LAX. Not far from the airport, and and not much of a wait for the food to arrive. Our server was incredible and friendly, the food the service, the atmosphere, everything was amazing. Thank you for a perfect night!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants ...and Rachel, our server, was and remains the BEST server we’ve had anywhere. Period! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Excellent! my fav for dine la. I tell all my friends and family about it and go at least 2x every dine la

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We were dining out using the DineLA featured menu. This is an incredible deal - 4 items off an extensive special menu. When we arrived, it was uncrowded and the noise level was low enough to carry on a conversation in a normal tone of voice. As the restaurant filled, it was extremely noisy and hard to talk across the small table. They brought items to our table that we did not order, order seemed to be quite random and waiter did not write down everything correctly. Scallops came out early, steak came later with the brussel sprouts. Eventually we got everything we ordered. The scallops were perfect! The steak was very tasty after I scraped off the chimichurri sauce. Waiter did not ask how we wanted it cooked and it was a bit rare (fine for reheating so no problem there). The pork meatballs were served with a very rich creamy polenta. The heirloom tomato salad was excellent. The brussel sprouts were a total disappointment because they were way too salty. They did bring an unsalted order of them which were taken home - a big improvement. Wish the kitchens (especially the cooking shows) would wise up to the fact that many of us simply do not need to disguise the flavor of the meat or vegetable with copious amounts of salt or pepper. The best thing on the regular menu is the bacon biscuits. This is my second visit and these are a repeat item. Other seating in the restaurant is at shared tables smoke a reservation and request a separate table if you need one. The small tables are along a wall and you are quite close to other diners. The menu comes with both food and drink special items. My friend ordered one of the interesting cocktails containing orange peel and cinnamon. They do not have fresh brewed ice tea and I passed on the bottled stuff because it contains citric acid. Unfortunately the party seated next to us left because they were not waited on in a timely manner. They were seated between wait-staff and may have been "forgotten". I'd do brunch again not dinner

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Best, most satisfying Dine L.A. meal I ever had.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

All 14 dish that we order were fabulous.
Every thing were fresh and well made.
We got a nice table by the front close to the street

Staffs are professional and friendly.
Can't wait to make it back to try the other dishes!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Brunch date with my honey! Delicious biscuits and fresh squeezed orange juice. He had the corn beef hash and I had the blueberry griddle cake. Delish!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Love the food and drinks but the place is so loud! Also, the chairs at the high tables are very uncomfortable. Would like chairs with backs for support.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We came here for brunch and had a great dining experience. The waitress informed us the menu was meant to be small plates and shared. Each dish definitely wasn’t a small plate and could stand alone as a meal. The French toast was amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food is always stellar. Came for lunch and had excellent service.

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