Manhattan Beach Post

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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing from the drink at the bar to the dinner at the restaurant. Food and service were outstanding! What a great experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chicken was over cooked but great place and great food

o
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Least friendly service we've had in years. The server was rushed and seemed hurried as she moved about. At one point she actually rolled her eyes when I asked for small plates to divide up the dessert. The charcuterie platter was overpriced and very small for the price. The scallops and steak were delicious.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the pork meatballs were way too salty, everything else was amazing and we looked past the saltiness. The biscuits I would take on a deserted island and the scallop aguachile was outstanding. Overall probably best meal we’ve had in MB.

MV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we got there, our reserved table wasn't ready. We waited for about 1/2 hour for the table, but the manager and staff did everything right. They got us drinks (comped), gave my daughter a toy to play with, checked in on us repeatedly, and were super nice. The manager brought us a complimentary dish from the chef as a way of making up for our wait. The food was amazing and the staff is really wonderful. You don't see that kind of service these days!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in South Bay! Everyone I take there enjoys it and the service and food quality is always superb! Thank you!

JL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is really Amazing!!! So much taste In each dish, you can appreciate the quality of the ingredients and the talent of who are working hard in the kitchen. Price is perfect.

We did not have a very good service from the waitress who attend our table, she seemed annoyed and every time she asked something, it was in our opinion rude.

We waited for our table nearly 20 minutes, we booked at 21: 00 and we had a sit around 21:20 because the customers still were there, this we can understand, also the girls at the reception were always nice.

In another hand I think the food experience is soo good that should be enjoyed with a lower music volumen, it can make the environment restaurant more cosy. Decoration it is nice!

We think that If the bar area has music laud they can put volumen much softer in the restaurant area. People have to speak very loud to understand each other because of the music so it makes the environment a bit chaotic. We went with 2 kids and it was not a nice environment for the kids or for to talk in the dinner because we had rock very loud. We hope hope this place can consider our comment, we would love to come back to enjoy the food again. Thanks!

H
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative menu. Outstanding charcuterie palates. Wine by the glass list good for groups with diverse taste. Service a little stressed during peak time on Friday.

a
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit from out of town friend

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been back twice after my initial visit .. when my son, his girlfriend and my boyfriend chose MBP for my birthday celebration. Cocktails are complex and delicious as are all the yummy food choices. One of my favorite places! I'll be back soon!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Holly was our server she is really cool and approachable. She helped some new guests with the menu. The chef and his team delighted our taste buds. Will return again for drinks and a delicious dinner very soon.

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place. We like the casual but sophisticated atmosphere, the food is always very tasty with interesting specials on the menu. We have tried almost everything, although they do keep changing their menu so there is always an incentive for coming back. And we will.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance! A+

SA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very popular and difficult to get a reservation. Food was very good, as were the drinks

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Waited 45 min for our reservation time. Food was very heavy, some good some fine but nothing outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kim was an amazing server.

LM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The music was SO loud it was impossible to hear my husband who was sitting across from me. We had to yell and repeat ourselves. Was also hard to hear the server. I won't go back again for that reason alone.

VV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Stephen, was excellent! Great service at the table, and he went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible.

MC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobstah’ roll pre fix was excellent food and service

g
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The noise level was excruciating. Prices had no bearing on the food. A cup of coffee is $4.50 which is the most I have ever seen for a simple beverage.

DS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service, one of my favorite spots in Manhattan Beach.

MC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

MB Post came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint; but it didn’t wow us either. The highlight of the meal was definitely the bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits. They are the perfect biscuit: crumbly, chewy, crusty, cheesy, yummy! We ordered an extra pair to take back to our son. The fruit with honey and soft serve buttermilk was also unexpectedly fantastic. Great combination of flavors and textures. Ricotta and brioche french toast was good but too sweet overall. It was missing a counter-punch. The pecans were the best part. Also had the bibimbap and enjoyed it, but it could have used more pork shoulder (which was tasty). Very friendly staff. Would definitely come back.

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Amazing service, awesome & unique good, delicious cocktails. A perfect night out.

EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loud but vibe was awesome. We had a blast. Food was tremendous. Great service. We'll be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food -

LS
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like this restaurant very much. My family and I had a wonderful dinner there on Friday, 08/23/19. Service was great, personal are attentive, very helpful and friendly. We ordered three appetizers to share, all of them were super tasty, as well as the main dishes. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends and am going to visit this place again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was just ok, drinks were not great at all (pours were small and martini had way too much vermouth).
Food selection wasn’t as great as I remember it being. Overly oiled food and super greasy.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

DS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A unique dining experience with very nice quality food. It was on the expensive side for the quantities provided on the small plates but not insanely so. All guests (group of 10) had a good time and enjoyed an unprecedented variety of flavors and textures as we shared the plates around the big round table.

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is consistently incredible, and we are pretty picky, consider ourselves foodies. The service was wonderful as well. The only downside is how loud it is. It was a Sunday night and we could barely hear ourselves talk. But the food is too good to take away any stars for that.

BP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They went out of their way to give us an awesome experience after there was an issue with our table not being ready (due to something out of their control). And oh, those cheddar biscuits - absolute heaven, every time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

It’s so loud in there, prepare to shout the entire time.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and awesome service! The muffins were melt in your mouth- bacon- CRAZY SMOKE TASTE! Also the Smokey Bloody Mary
was delish! Our entrees kicked butt as well. Service was exceptional. We’ll be back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time here and it was recommended to us. The place is definitely small/medium, so reservations are a must. If you don't want to sit at a communal table, just note that in your reservation. The food was good, but the bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits seemed a little overcooked and the pork & ricotta meatballs were a little bland and dry. Otherwise, the service was excellent. Only complaint would be is that the music was way too loud. You had to talk really loud to hear the person across from you.

f
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

food was great, service was subpar, didn't get the table we requested and tried to seat us at a community table also was SOOOOO loud. Music seemed unreasonably loud

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible place! Everything from the drinks, to the food, to the service is incredible. We dined at Manhattan Beach Post as a celebration for moving to the area and what a treat. Everything on the menu is familiar enough to make you comfortable but with enough of a twist to leave you with next expectations as to what those dishes can be. Our favorite dish of the night was the spicy green beans. You have absolutely MUST try them. Keep in mind that it is quite loud so if you are noise sensitive maybe not a great fit. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.

w
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are no better cheese & bacon biscuits on earth!

SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place. Great small plates

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite in MB.

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A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating here. Great quality food from an imaginative menu. One of our South Bay favorites. Music is a bit loud though.

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