Manhattan Beach Post

4.8
3311 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3311 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSalder
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The remodel is gorgeous! The Grilled Avocado Salad is a stand out!!! Thank you for including a vegan option (minus parmesan cheese)!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s be a long time since we have had a meal at MB Post and we were not disappointed. Everything was tasty and presentation was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Father’s Day.

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Elliotw
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Saturday for Father’s Day brunch. First time eating there since the remodel. More much open, bright, and space between tables. Able to enjoy table conversation without hearing other tables. Food was impeccable (fresh, flavorful, filling). Service was prompt, friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was disappointing

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smichelle0205
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love mb post…the food is so good and consistently good and the service is friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! Beautiful venue!

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vipsurfchicken
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A little re-opening confusion checking in and menu changes had thrown some people, but the staff were trying hard and super nice. Wish the bar was open like at other places. Loved the cheese and meat plate and the gnocchi w lardons was large but delicious. Nice wine choices. Ambience was a little bright and we asked them to turn down lighting for some mood. Bar table booths for two were odd! Need a place to rest your feet! Some kind of step.

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vipBidness
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I reserved a high top table to discuss some business opportunities. It was a great atmosphere for that. The staff was also very nice and took great care of us. I highly recommend.

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FayS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Given the great and consistent food and service reviews, as a first timer at this restaurant, I was looking forward to a nice belated birthday dinner with my husband, however, there were disappointing moments.

I made an opentable dinner reservation at 6:15 for a regular table, but was seated at a “high-top at 6:40 PM. The wait was another 5 minutes before there were acknowledgement of water and menus. I ordered a “bottle” of the Mascarello Barbera and my husband ordered a beer. The server came by with the beer and “1” wine glass. Shortly, another server came by with the wine along with “2” glasses. We ordered the small Chef’s Board, with an added Duck Proscuitto, the famous bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits and chicken liver toast. The “servers”, “who served the food”, were thoughtful in explaining our food choices and did an excellent job placing the food within the small space. The food was great and the wine paired well with our all food selections. Our original server came by once to check. Halfway through our dinner, I “flagged” down our server to place an order of “Salt Spring black mussels”. The mussels were excellent. They were fresh and paired well with the coconut milk and green curry, however, the sticky rice was a big disappointment as the rice was dry and some of the grains were not cook thoroughly. We flagged the server down again and requested some boxes. He brought the boxes and other servers came to clear our table. We flagged the server again, to ask about the dessert, however, before I could ask, he walked by and says “I’ll have your check ready”. Ok then, no dessert and no mentioned of the belated birthday that was asked in the open table reservation.

Given the food was very good, and the poor service, would we come back again? Probably not, and we probably won’t be missed, given the popularity of this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The host and hostess were very friendly upon entering.

The noise level was too loud to carry on a conversation with the person sitting across from you.

The water was room temperature, the server had no personality, they ran out of cocktails listed on the menu. They brought one person at the table a drink while the other two of us had to wait another five minutes to get ours. The order the food was delivered to the table didn’t make sense. They removed our empty cocktail glasses and never once asked if we wanted another drink. We had planned on ordering more food, more drinks and desserts but the service was so bad we decided to close out and go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was ok, great location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! This is my go-to place for brunch. The food and service is always spectacular. The decor along with the ocean breeze are a wonderful addition to the experience.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
349 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MBP is now in full steam ahead, summer is here mode! Great time for this duo plus crazy canine on the sidewalk patio Saturday evening, The back of the house is cranking out the usual, wonderful delicacies…….Chef’s Board with homemade meats and cheeses, gotta have bacon cheddar biscuits, chicken liver on toast, peaches and burrata salad, ricotta tortellini, and the plump black mussels in a perfectly seasoned Thai curry sauce along with their crispy fries. Hats off to the barkeep who cranked out my awesome Belvedere tonics! For desert, we ordered the pecan tart and blackberry pound cake plus Yelena, our fantastic server, gave us a complimentary Elvis!! Could not walk to the car after that outstanding feast. Hope the outdoor dining at MBP never ends because my pooch would end up in therapy…….

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theddrdude
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Modern classy gastropub ambiance. I don't feel as if the food and service really justified the price. It's more for a fancy, unique date/hangout or if you just have spare stacks of cash sitting around. I could have spent half the amount elsewhere and been just as satisfied, although I definitely wouldn't have gotten the same "elevated" foods. Maybe breakfast would've been more appealing? Definitely worth a try at least once in your life.

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vipDateniteout
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and awesome craft cocktails in a relaxed setting.

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DarrenO
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch! We certainly recommend MB Post

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vipAileenA
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reunion of old friends who needed time to catchup. We sat indoors which was wide open and were greeted by our waiter, James. He was very good at explaining the concept, making suggestions, and answering any questions. We ordered the cheddar biscuits, strawberry creampuffs, eggs benedict, bfast sammy, chimichanga and corned beef hash and all were deliciously prepared and flat out "bites of heaven". The homemade sausage was seasoned beautifully, the eggs all cooked to order with bright orange yolks, and fresh arugula and radishes were a nice fresh addition to the rich plates. Bloody Mary, wine and old fashioned cocktails were perfectly made with nice accompaniments, and a complimentary banana bread was brought for the "first timers". We weren't rushed, spent 2 hours with great food, great friends and a great meal. Never a disappointment here, as the chef knows what he's doing as does the staff.

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viptdg310604
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have been able to eat here. We love this place for brunch. Their mixtures of flavors in wonderful.
From cinammon bun-pretzel salmon ah eat to corned beef hash everything was yummy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING this was my first time coming here with my girlfriend but she had been there before. The atmosphere was great the drinks were marvelous the food was fantastic and the servers were impeccable. Our server was nice enough to give us a an appetizer on the house after hearing my and my girlfriend go back and forth about possible wanting to trying but being skeptic. His recommendation were on part I only wish I wouldn’t gotten his name so I could thank him properly. Definitely coming back here again

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vipMayaW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food profile was awesome! The dishes were delectable! I love how they paired everything together. Everything played a party in a “party in the mouth” situation. 😋Great food, great service, great music, great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff are top notch!

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AlexK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the renovation! And the noise level is down; you can actually have a conversation now! The food selection was great and the cocktails were delicious. The staff was super nice and friendly; they even have a little lounge section, which was really nice to end the evening sitting by the fire :)
I will definitely go back!!!

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vipPounehT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. However the hostess was extremely rude. We had already asked for our check and we’re waiting for our credit cards to be returned from our server when the hostess came and asked us to please get up and either go to the bar or wait by the door since they had reservations for another party. A paying customer should never be asked to leave. It’s extremely rude of her to ask and if she had checked with our server, she would have known we had already given our credit cards anyways. People don’t come out to eat to be rushed and asked to leave. It’s supposed to be an enjoyable time out as opposed to the daily grind. If I wanted “fast food service” I would go to a fast food restaurant.

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ElizabethW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch for our anniversary! Shelly was amazing!! Love the new remodel! Food was excellent.

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vipcaligirl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great seasonal food and cocktails. the bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits are amazing.

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MelanieL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous, thank you to my server Shirley for assisting us with ordering.

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Anyonymous
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the service here. The ambiance was also very vibrant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience at MBP. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Our host was very prompt and friendly.

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BruinFan94
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious!! Comfortable and safe outdoor setting. I wish there was some way to reuse coffee mugs - still using togo cups for coffee, a new togo cup for refills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience! The food is incredible- plan to share among your table. We like 4-5 shareables for a table of 4. MUST try the cheddar biscuits and the hangar steak!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shockingly delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jayla was incredible. Can’t thank her enough for helping us last night and making my daughter ‘a grad night special!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come here before big trips and with special friends. MBP never disappoints!

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AzitaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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LexiW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant with great food and drinks. The staff are friendly, the location is great, you can’t go wrong eating here!

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ElainaL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit since remodel, it’s nice and much quieter, but I really liked the old “style” better. Food did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post is still and always will be the best restaurant in MB!!

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MargaretC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all the way around. We were able to eat at an outdoor table which I think made all the difference in the world since it was a lovely night. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and timely, helping us navigate the menu and choose just the right amount of dishes to share. We are still raving about the variety of tastes and the very fun evening we enjoyed. You won't be disappointed!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Manhattan Beach Post using the Order Online button. Manhattan Beach Post also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 545-5405.

Manhattan Beach Post is rated 4.8 stars by 3311 OpenTable diners.

Manhattan Beach Post does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.simmsrestaurants.com/manhattan-beach-post.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.