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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Fun (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Good for a Date (30)
Hot Spot (27)
Casual (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Tapas (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Healthy (7)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Spicy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Scenic View (2)
Waterfront (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

We were late so we sat at the communal table. The food was all wonderful and I loved the spicy margarita.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great example of turning a negative into a positive. We got seated 30 minutes after our reservation - (not their fault, a few parties camped out well, well after the check was presented). The staff kept us apprised of the situation, apologized for the situation, comped some food, and did in no way rush us to catch up on their schedule. The hostess, manager, and server were all accommodating - way different than other places where you are made to feel that your reservation time is merely a suggestion. Food was great as always - had the pleasure of introducing folks new to Post - and we'll all be back for sure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food here was incredible!

Tried a couple things we normally wouldn't (Mushroom Mac and Cheese, Squid Ink Spaghetti) and a few we would, namely scallops and cheesy bacon bread. Everything was prepared with care and presented in an orderly fashion.

Our server was helpful without being pushy and the cocktails were well balanced and fit the meal.

We were torn between here, Little Sister, and Fishing with Dynamite since we only had time for one - I'm not unhappy with the pick at all and I would absolutely come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I've been here multiple times and have never been disappointed by the biscuits. They are the best! We tried the plate of the honey sampler and Spanish pork, both were excellent. For our main tapas, we had the scallops, squid ink octopus spaghetti, and green beans. The scallops were cooked to perfection and came with a sauce that complimented it very well. Our only disappointment was the spaghetti. It was nothing special and tasted like tomato sauce with some pieces of tough octopus. Overall though, a little too expensive but the food is great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Always great surprises on the menu. Outstanding service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always amazing. One of my favorite places in Manhattan Beach. We usually sit at the bar, but with four, we made a reservation. We were seated right away on a busy new year's day brunch. Cocktails were amazing, food delicious. Honestly my favorite brunch location.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food here was amazing!!! & the drinks were delicious too! Service was a little slow and I find their philosophy on bringing food out as its ready a little odd. Sounds like a good idea, get your food when its ready. But in all actuality this meant I got my food and was basically done eating before my boyfriend got his dish. Either I get my food and be polite to wait for people at the rest of the table to get theirs and then my food is cold, or I eat my food and the other people with me have to watch and wait till they get theirs. Which is how it was. The food should be made in a way that everything is ready at the same time. I would definitely go back because the food was great but maybe only get dishes to share so that no one is left with no food and waiting...

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of our favorites in MB!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Early New Year's Eve meal mid-day --perfect! Service was awesome; food very good. Got the fried chicken sandwich which was delicious and took 1/2 home; hubby got skirt steak & was very satisfied. Ambience is Cali casual, with a range of age brackets represented. Ordered usual starters of famous biscuits (yum) with a couple excellent craft beers to wash it all back. Our 3rd visit in a year (we're locals) --we'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been wanting to come to Manhattan Beach Post for years. Today I finally made it to Brunch and it did not disappoint!! Even my husband and daughter who are not very adventurous eaters really enjoyed our meal. It was busy, crowded and the place is small, yet even with the noise level being petty high, service was attentive and quick. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food! A bit noisy to have a conversation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service is prompt and a comfortable ambiance for dining. Not much of a menu for breakfast / brunch any longer, though biscuits are still good. Mostly sweets. Miss the avocado toast and cheesy eggs. Expensive for what you get.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I've been to MB Post several times and always had excellent service. I brought my parents from out of town and unfortunately we had the worst server, Anna, who was beyond inattentive, unaware and ruined our entire experience. Anna had us wait over 30 minutes to receive the check and I ended up going to the hostess stand to give them our check and credit card because she was so unaware and never came back to take the check. Furthermore, she was inexperienced in wines and was unable to answer my Fathers questions. MB Post management will hopefully rectify this situation so others do not have to experience this in adept waitress.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always fabulous. Great food, interesting drinks, amazing service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been coming here for years. Love it! Never disappoints. Wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. Rachel is great.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My friend from Toronto and I came here to enjoy a classic California brunch on the weekend. I had been trying to go to MB Post for years but just never got around to it. I'm so glad I finally got to enjoy their food! We had the caramelized banana bread pudding (with toasted walnuts and brandy butterscotch sauce), the pork and shrimp dumplings, and a tartine with mushrooms and cheese. It was all delicious, as was my Neon Hummingbird cocktail with pisco! The restaurant is casual but makes for great people watching.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was the first time we came for brunch. The menu is more breakfast oriented but still delicious. Must have are the cheddar bacon biscuits. The truffle chicken was delicious and I don't usually like truffle oil on anything. This was very discreet. The chicken was moist and tender and crispy. We had the falafel special and it was so tasty with a nice spice to it.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful meal and wonderful place to have a delicious meal!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always a great experience!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

it's all about the bacon cheddar biscuits. Cheesy eggs should have been cooked a bit more. The chimichanga was a tasty entree. Loved the apples with the ricotta cheese.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food all around. The rib eye with truffle butter is a must. Great and friendly service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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