Manhattan Beach Post

4.7
3440 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 3440 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food

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CarlosU
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Jessica at the front desk was welcoming, proficient and accommodated my change to be seated outside in a timely fashion. Shelly, our server was engaging and helpful.

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vipNomi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food is mediocre, the items I did enjoy were the naan bread and bottle of Tether Cabernet.
Service is the best thing they have going here. Prompt and professional.

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DustinH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, cocktails, service. Always a winner.

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StuEe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Brunch! Staff was very friendly and service was amazing. Food was absolutely delicious and drinks fabulous. My whole family loved it! Will definitely go back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always delicious with great ambience. Service was a little slow and it took extra long to get our check, but it was a busy time and it was a Sunday for brunch. We will still be coming back for the amazing food.

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436Rugby
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food, great service, way tooooo much noise!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is not my 1st time at this amazing establishment but this experience was far superior. Our server Alana and I believe the managers name was David surprised us from the moment I arrived. I was late but still seated like right away like I showed up on time. From the explanation of the new menu items, the proper drinks, and gratis the appetizer/desserts, I couldn’t have asked for a better night out. I’ll surely be back to try the other menu items.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We live nearby and come here once every six to eight weeks on average. Food is always great. Very disappointed with the service this visit. Think we only saw the waitress 2-3 times during the entire meal. Had to search and flag her down to get refills on drinks, etc. Not attentive or very friendly. Long waits for food and drinks to arrive. Simple brunch took an hour and a half. Hope it was a fluke and will be better next time.

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vipPamW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, especially the fried chicken and spaghetti. Our server was outstanding. Had a wonderful time.

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vipJanice
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in town for the weekend and decided to go to MBP. It was a great restaurant. Attentive staff, delicious food, amazing drinks and we even had two desserts. Will def return when we visit again.

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vipJudyG
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, creative food. Always enjoy our meals at MB Post.

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davidp
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very attentive and efficient service by everyone. Cocktails were great and served almost instantaneously, which is a good thing. Food was very eclectic, interesting and tasty. Outdoor seating is a bit noisy (not the fault of the restaurant) and chairs were not the most comfortable.

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Its a beautiful restaurant with high level service, but other than the biscuits the food was average tasting. The "sharable" plates are even smaller than a normal individual meal at any other restaurant and double the price.

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vipSusanY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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coolernautica
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience again at Manhattan Beach Post. Staff were friendly and kind & food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was really good, we also really liked the hanger steak, but the other dishes were very much mediocre: the chef’s board was delicious but really really small portion, scallop was ok, fried chicken not very crispy, kinda soggy.

Two drinks and four dishes cost us $200 after taxes and tips, I’d consider it overpriced, especially given that the almost $40 fried chicken is worse than some cheap restaurants.

It was also extremely loud, got some really hyper customers there treating the restaurant as a college party, we couldn’t relax and enjoy the meal at all, so we kinda rushed and got out quickly. Not exactly the restaurant’s fault, we might just be unlucky.

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MontyH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the dinner. Service was really good as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The lunch menu is a bit limited for anyone who is a vegetarian and what we ordered was lacking in flavor. Was expecting more given how nice the ambiance was. I think the dinner options are better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I’ve always given MB Post stellar ratings on social media in the past. This visit was the only time ever the service was not up to par with a waitress who didn’t seem engaged in working that day. Will still return as I know the level of service MB Post usually delivers was not today’s experience and the food is always phenomenal.

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Deelynn
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing Summer Dinner here. Scallops were cooked to perfection, so buttery and tender. The quality of the produce in every dish was superb. The lamb was surprisingly and shockingly delicious. The green beans were also great. Every dish was above and beyond. Our lovely server Shelly suggested an excellent bottle of Italian wine that paired perfect with every dish. The desserts were equally amazing, the TART is ridiculously good. Service was just as great as the food. We appreciated the server and manager's attentiveness as we celebrated our anniversary.

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vipEatOutALOT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is really just ok. That disappointed me as this place has such a good reputation. Nothing special.

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LindaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and the food and service has been great.

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PalmS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They didn’t have two of the three plates we ordered. Not even hamburgers! We ordered their recommended Cava with 3 juices options, which came warm in a very hot day, with no ice bucket, after asking they provided a useless marble cold container. Forgettable experience, not clear how they got a Michelin recognition…

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vipSamC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality of food. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Expect small pricey dishes. The beef hash and the sandwhich were not bad, the oaxacan fried dish was okay; pass on the burrata and peaches

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vipJellybelly
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great outdoor patio ambience!

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vipNG923
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had reservations and decided to sit at the bar because they put us near a table of kids. It was date night without our kid so wanted to enjoy the night! Bar service was super slow (it was early in the evening) and only one appetizer came out so we decided to pay and go to dinner somewhere else. We will not be back, miss the old MB Post before the remodel.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, & wonderful service. It can be hard to hear, it does get loud in the restaurant.

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BenjaminL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food did not live up to expectation. Service was poor. Wait staff did not know which table to bring food to. Dishes were not spaced out and the whole meal felt very rushed. Very disappointed after having a great experience here a few years ago.

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cynthiaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, festive environment…..one of my local favs!!!!!

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nadiah
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious, service was okay. Would go back because the menu and the quality of the food was so great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Service was ok food was very average nothing impressive

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vipTracyT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Shelly, was outstanding. She made great recommendations and the food came out very quickly! Everything was delicious- especially the bacon cheddar maple butter biscuits. Those alone were worth the trip!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff. Nice indoor outdoor atmosphere. Can’t go wrong, try the biscuits and the himachi!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town visiting and taking them here was high on our list. They loved it! Service was terrific too :)

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Uscvega
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. Outdoor dining is great… but edges can get a ton of sun. So just be prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing brunch at Manhattan Beach Post on Saturday. Shelly was our server. She did a great job and took excellent care of us. The food was amazing, as well as the service, we were outdoors, and the weather was beautiful. Bravo a Manhattan Beach Post!

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 4.7 stars by 3440 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.