Manhattan Beach Post

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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c
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two orders of biscuits (second order didn’t arrive, asked the server, delivered at end of meal and was comped), bibimbop (fine but wish it had stronger flavors, kimchi, hotter gojuchang, something to make me remember it like a Chego bowl), fruit and froyo (better than the version I had in the summer because I think the fruit was overall better, but the table was not into the gooseberries).

I wish there were another fruit option on the brunch menu. Will continue to visit, still a big fan after several years

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Wonderful Flavorful creative dishes! However our server was rude and IT WAS WAY TOO LOUD!!!

YB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for Brunch and dinner! I love this restaurant. The food is superb and the service is great. It can get really busy but we never feel rushed.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by front of the house and bartenders. Very knowledgeable of menu. Will definitely be coming back and would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves MB Post! It is our go to spot for special occasions

GL
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An upbeat and positive experience. A very happening place. The server, Amanda, was fabulous. At the end of our lunch, We were greeted by Jose, who referred to himself as a consolation prize for Chef lefevre, who was told that we had met him years ago when he gave me a tour of the kitchen at the Water Grill in LA where he was the Executive Chef. I never forgot that experience. He was so kind.

b
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. I always bring my out of town friends here when they come to visit, as I consider it an accessible ‘wow’ restaurant in the South Bay that never fails to impress. Had the chicken sandwich as my lunch main, and it was perfect - crispy, delicious, with a spicy kick.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Employee leaving the company.

V
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We come back all the time for their fried chicken and biscuit for brunch.

DL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MB Post was packed and our seating was delayed. Management couldn’t have done a better job making us feel special during the wait. Great conversation, complimentary drinks, biscuits and dessert for my mom’s birthday. There’s a reason this is the best restaurant in Manhattan Beach!

BS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local restaurant. Try to make it here every time I’m in LA on business.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great but too loud

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the food and the creative menu but the noise level at the community tables is extremely loud which makes conversation difficult.

I've eaten here a few times and this is the first time we've sat at the community tables and if you are planning the evening to catch up with friends it will challenging to hear and you would be wise to book a regular table.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Saturday in November
Lunch with family who I had not seen for over a year

k
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, the cheddar biscuits are the main attraction for a reason. The Gnocchi was a tasty and the surprise hit. The waitress was knowledgeable and very friendly and recommenced great drink options. It was a perfect dinner. Will be back to try more of the menu.

NB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, and great service. However, very loud. In fact, so loud it precluded normal conversation. Couldn’t hear the server’s questions A decibel meter on my phone had the decibel meter from 90-110. Not sure how accurate that is, but too loud.

i
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I requested my cocktail sweeter had to send it back to sweeten. The cheese was very good. But other Food was lacking flavor. Had the grilled scallops, chilled scallops, uni pasta (no uni flavor but could see the uni). The server was kind and knowledgeable but didn’t come around often enough.

LJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great atmosphere and great food. Small plates to share.

T
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, Love, Love Sunday Brunch at MB Post. Great Food, Fabulous Cocktails & a Great Staff. AAAA++++
Wish we lived closer. We'd be here a lot more often.

1
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun evening with my son and future daughter in law. I have been to this restaurant a few times now and I would highly recommend having a private table as apposed to a shared tables as it is a very noisy.
The food is always good I would recommend the cheese and bacon biscuits they are not to be missed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Way too loud and way over priced.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, a great meal and a great experience! We will definitely come again. The biscuits are a must, the green beans and skirt steak to die for and the house cured meat was fantastic!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Go back time after time.

N
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food - especially the lamb and the Aubergine dishes! The Elvis always to die for!! Waitress a bit stand offish!! But love MB Post!!

BG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good - a little noisy but great for appetizers and ambiance.

DB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s rare to come across such a unique combination of flavors, ingredients and recipes that you will find at MB Post. Couple that with warm, friendly and knowledgeable service from everyone we encountered, you have a truly winning combination. We don’t live close by, but next time we are anywhere near MB, we will be back!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch today. Of course the biscuits are amazing. So the food was very good and not too large. Service was great. Spot on.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and great service. Very dependably and consistently good. It’s as if the team, from chefs to servers to hostesses to bartenders, are really excited to show you what they’ve done. Well done!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server and great food!!

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice vibe.

SK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatyana (sp?) was the best server I’ve ever had

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night , food was fabulous and our lovely waitress Tatiana perfectly advised us of how much food to order for our table ! Great margaritas!

JM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been failed with this place. Not once.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This continues to be my favorite restaurant in LA.

MK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Tatiana was so attentive and the best!

B
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hostess and table service was exceptional.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience
hip environment
great food

n
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner for 2 on Friday night, food and service was excellent. Tables for 2 are crowded so get ready to share your conversations with your neighbors! In addition It’s loud from a combination of music and everyone speaking loudly.

PB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and service...
noise on the other hand was absurd.
Everyone was shouting in order to be heard over the very loud music 🎧!

SK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love to MB Post. The food is original and very filling. I feel at home here, treated like a friend.