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About Manhattan Beach Post

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.

1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm,
Friday: 11:30am-10:30pm (Nooner Menu 11:30-5pm, Dinner Menu 5pm-10:30pm),
Saturday: 10am-10:30pm (Brunch Menu 10am-2pm, Nooner Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner Menu 5pm-10:30pm),
Sunday: 10am-10:00pm (Brunch Menu 10am-2pm, Nooner Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner Menu 5pm-10pm)

Cross Street:
Manhattan Beach Blvd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 545-5405

Website:
http://www.eatmbpost.com/

Parking Details:
Valet provided by the City of Manhattan Beach Thursday through Saturday evenings from 6pm - 11pm.

Executive Chef:
David Lefevre

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Manhattan Beach Post Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (40)
Fun (35)
Good for a Date (33)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
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Hot Spot (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Tapas (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Comfort Food (13)
People Watching (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Authentic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Romantic (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Business Meals (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Waterfront (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Healthy (6)
Organic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous. We asked for Table 21 and got it. Chef Jeffrey chatted us up and he is THE BEST! Love this restaurant !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was fantastic, albeit pricey for small bites, but the server was very accommodating to my special dietary requests. We had the couscous without the feta and yogurt and actually thought it was really exceptional. The skirt steak was incredibly tender and delicious as was the sashimi (not really tender, more like melt-in-your-mouth). While I didn't have the buttermilk bisquit, my friend had one and said it was amazing. (They have their own FB page).

Definitely my favorite place in MB.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Went to MB Post after enjoying the holiday fireworks show at MB pier. I arrived 30 minutes early for my 8PM reservations, and despite a surprisingly large number of open tables, I was told we would have to either wait 30 minutes or sit at a communal table. We chose the group seating.......although several 4 tops stayed vacant until after 8PM.

My bottom line on the Post is this:
1. It's very trendy.
2. It's very noisy. Don't go there for a quite dinner or intimate conversation.
3. Surprisingly limited beer options, but good cocktails.
4. Tasty food, but even for a small plate place, the portions are small.
5. Plates are relatively expensive.
6. ASHLEY was an INCREDIBLE server!!!!

Despite the comments above I would go back!!! However, I would have to be in the right mood.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Came here for Sunday brunch before a KROQ Acoustic Christmas concert at the Forum. Couldn't have made a better choice. We had four people, ordered four entrees, and shared them in the middle of the table as waitress suggested. Everything was delicious, especially the to-do-for Cheddar Bacon Biscuits. Wish we lived closer.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was awesome

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Friend from out of town came back to LA and we wanted to eat somewhere great! Did not disappoint.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

best food ever, excellent staff....noise level high

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place in Manhattan Beach as always! Enjoyed the food as well as the olive oil cake was divine! Thanks again! The mushroom Mac and cheese was excellent as well!

Tags: Tapas, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and service.. server made great recommendations. But be prepared for a hefty bill.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Not my first visit. Won't be my last. Not cheap, but an excellent restaurant. Recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great vibe, great service, and great food. Always the perfect spot when visiting MB.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous place full of lively conversation, great food for sharing, great cocktails, and energetic and engaged staff.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always love coming back to MBPost! Love the menu, decor, and the small plates! Be very careful as you can spend a ton of money on SMALL plates! They are all so good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a lovely brunch - but prefer the dinner menu :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love going to the MB Post! The food is terrific and they are always reinventing their menu with fresh takes on modern ingredients.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We loved the food. Rachel was splendid; professional, refined, knowledgeable and beautiful.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have not been to MB Post and we were happy to see that the quality of food is still high as was our service. My only issue is the music is a bit loud especially given that it is an upbeat, eclectic mix playing. I understand that vibe of restaurant may be hip, high energy, but the music makes conversation very difficult.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We thought everything was just mediocre. People have been raving about this place, and we finally tried it. Unfortunately, for us, it wasn’t anything special. The cocktails were just “ok.” The food lacked a “wow factor.” And the “polite” demeanor expressed by our waitress felt forced and not authentic. Overall, it was way overpriced for the food and experience we had. Maybe brunch is better but we’re not sure if we would return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A friend and I enjoyed a last minute lunch date and what a good idea that was! Connie was our host and along with the rest of the crew made it a great experience. Highly recommend the french fries, yes. MBP is a delight!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is our 3rd time at MB Post. Noise level is awful and the food was just mediocre. Bland, boring and expensive. This restaurant is officially off the rotation.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding cocktails. Great service - accommodated my food allergies and helped identify safe choices. We should have come a little hungrier but everything we ate was delicious. Good idea to get several plates to share.
We went around 7:30 on a Friday night so it was unfortunately really loud, making it hard to have a conversation, but that’s my only complaint. Will return at a less popular time to really enjoy it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Connie was top notch!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food always consistent and delicious, great level of service across the board. My go to always when out of town guests show up and special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The best of the best. David and team are always on point. My second time at MP Post, & any time I am in town I will make this place a priority.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My absolute fave in the South Bay. Amazing food and drinks, great service and consistently a good time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

AMAZING! The food is incredible. The restaurant is just cool. Wait staff are great. And the best are the hostesses/managers who really make you feel welcome and really handle the crowd so well. Love the envelope with your name on it that contains the menus if you reserve ... oooh lala.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

MB Post is an amazing restaurant that is the perfect place to have a special dinner or amazing brunch. Do a wine/cheese/meat plate and get the honey and mustard add on. Their blue cheese and truffle honey will change everything!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent perfectly done scallops, great roasted egg plant and killer biscuits!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Really enjoyable and interesting menu choices. Great service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Brought my niece for her Birthday and Christina our server was awesome cute,bubbly,fantastic personality.Makes you feel right at home.And the food as always was great.Cheesy Eggs,Steak,and the stuffed French Toast was amazing.And those biscuits mmmm.Always a great experience eating at this establishment.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food is always delicious and energy high at MB Post. A little pricey but worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My Go-to place in Manhattan Beach. Food - always excellent, drinks - clutch, waitstaff -fun and informative.
Menu can satisfy everyone from a foodie to a picky eater. Cheddar biscuits are a must.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This place is very relaxed. I liked the variety of dishes and that they are sourced with sustainability in mind. The menu was eclectic. The Bacon Cheddar Biscuits with maple butter are a great starter to go with your drink. I had a spicy margarita which was excellent. In terms of other dishes the scallops and the pasta with octopus were fantastic. Many dishes come in small cast iron pans, which are very hot and if there are two of them on the table at the same time, a table for two gets a little crowded. The service was friendly and relaxed. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was great!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food! Great presentation.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing. Awesome food, great vibe and our waitress was so sweet! Great recommendations!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Comfort food at its best, with a little surprise in every dish...absolutely delicious! And the outstanding service is so refreshing.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

First time there. The wine was good. Bisquits were best part of the meal — really yummy. Scallops and greenbeans were good. The trout was overcooked and dry. Didn’t care for waitress. Tables are arranged too close together so waitress stood behind me to address me, which was annoying. She apparently was bothered that I sent a hot plate of green beans back because she served it and quickly walked away before serving the charcuterie, even though she told me she would serve the hot items together after the cold. She bounced it back hard on the table after taking the charcuterie board away. Whatever. Menu is cluttered and doesn’t accurately describe the items or how they are prepared. Scallops were supposed to have a sauce, but were just sprinkled with some corn kernals, which was odd and did not really go with the scallops. They were well cooked though. Overall, I was disappointed because I heard this place was really good and was expecting a better dining experience. It was just ok. Maybe it’s better for just cocktails.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A beach shack environment with a high-quality, creative menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch
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