Manhattan Beach Post

4.7
2737 reviews
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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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JE
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Salad was overdressed and far too salty but they were so nice about it and exchanged it too! Overall good, only rated it below a 5 because my friend and I were basically yelling at each other the whole time in order to be heard. Not fun.

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MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks were great. Good variety but not too much on the menu. Eggs Benedict, potatoes and bacon were terrific.

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great birthday dinner

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EB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away and served in a very nice rotation through the courses of our dinner. The sauteed green beans were my favorite!

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BB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was there for my birthday with some family. Really a fun relaxed atmosphere, great food and good drinks. Would highly recommend MB Post!

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DD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were a bit overpriced, but everything else was AMAZING! The food rocked my world. Definitely recommended!

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OB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The place aims for high level but fall short in service, quality of food and general ambience.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always and the service was exemplary

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MB Post is one of my go tos for brunch and dinner! We loved the new kale salad and the scallops.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food is amazing, but we’ve never had worse service anywhere. Four hour dinner that should have taken two. Our waitress forgot about us twice where we were left for literally an hour with empty wine glasses and plates.

Again we absolutely love the food at Post but don’t know if we’ll return unless it’s take out after that awful experience.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Too loud for lunch. I went there for a business meeting, and we could barely hear each other.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A very nice change from the silly sized portions you often see in the USA. The food is very good.

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my “Go To” spot in Manhattan Beach. Whenever I have some extra time before a flight out of LAX, this is where I go. They have an amazing bourbon selection and experienced bar staff.

On this occasion the hostess was particularly attentive and helped me out after my original reservation didn’t fit with what I was looking for.

The food is always excellent and the atmosphere is fantastic. If you haven’t tried Post out yet, be sure that you do. Great spot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff is attentive and very courteous, with special note to the front end for being engagement and personable on the phone, an experience that you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. We came to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and our server ensured we had a champagne toast and a dessert with a candle, this was unprompted, but very appreciated. The food was excellent, plated well and served in a timely manner. I would encourage anyone to eat here, it’s a great experience that isn’t too hard on the wallet.

Here is why this is not a 5 star experience. Food is served “family style”, which means everything is essentially a la cart, so everything has its own plate for sharing, I think it is worth saying that I like this approach. The issue comes in the fact that most tables are set for two and are VERY close together in proximity to those around you. So there is no romance for a date, no privacy from a conversation and because of the family style, where everything has a plate plus plates for sharing, your very small space gets very crowded, very quickly. If you are a party of two, ask for a table that seats four, you’ll thank me when sharing and ordering is easy. Granted the staff is attentive, that moment when 2 entrees, and a side come out and your appetizers are still on the table, it gets uncomfortable. I had elbows in my face several times for the table next to us. Truthfully, I would pay more for more space to enjoy the meal, the atmosphere and the excellent service.

Bottom line, this place is worth eating at, the menu changes daily which keeps it fresh for the cooks and us patrons as well. Come here ready to spend money, but you will feel good about doing it. Order a lot of items, try the cheese plates, order wine, get dessert and share it all with those you care about, you’ll enjoy it.

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JY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very patient with one of our high maintenance guests. Much appreciated.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we sat outside while eating and watched a gorgeous sunset over the pacific. The food was so excellent I wanted to lick my plate. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at MB Post and I've gone with my boyfriend. We've made a reservation for 7:30PM on a Sunday night, which is a prime time for dinner. It was pretty busy, as expected, but they've consistently updated us and got us seated as soon as possible. The ambiance is a smart-casual dining style with upbeat music, and so a quiet-romantic dinner wouldn't be suitable for here. As someone who's lived in New York City for 20+ years and loves casual dining style, this was exactly the vibe that I was looking for! The food was also executed well: my date and I enjoyed the biscuits, gnocchi, fries, and rib-eye steak (yep, mostly carbs) and they were all splendid and delicious. My favourite out of the four had to be the gnocchi! It's so soft and smooth .. melts right in your mouth without having the crab meat overpower the dish. It was his first time at this type of restaurant, and I'm so glad he got to experience it. Thank you to our server (ugh I wish I remembered her name!) for recommending a great wine pairing for our meal. Will definitely come back!

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food but pricey

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fabulous meal. The dishes had the best quality ingredients, the presentation lovely, and of course they tasted great!

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SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. One of our favorites in all of greater Los Angeles area.

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AK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This meal started off great with their delicious bacon cheddar biscuits, but everything else we ordered (gnocchi, mussels, green beans) was way too salty.

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MM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and enjoyed the menu! Missed the Brussels Sprouts on menu but ate the asparagus that was great. Brought some younger family members that enjoyed the skirt steak but was a bit adventurous for their tastes. Would recommend for adults and a group to share many of the items.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Music is way too loud. Very noticeable that people were struggling to hear each other. Boarderline painful.

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KR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in town with my family on an overnight layover and made a reservation here based on a friend's recommendation. Our group tried around eight dishes, and everything was fantastic. Favorites included the cheddar-bacon biscuits, the fruit plate and the pork shoulder pozole. Service was perfect - friendly and casual. I will return the next time I'm in the LA area!

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EM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, waitress, and service were simply amazing. My husband and I will definitely return to eat at the Manhattan Beach Post!

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Stephen was our server and his timing and attentiveness was excellent. We had: biscuits, uni spaghetti, chicken pot pie, rib eye and skirt steak. Each element was flavorful and original. We loved it. The only thing we would change was the sound level. Great music, but it was hard to carry a conversation. Great dining experience, and we will definitely be back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service, food, and wine were all great! But the music was way too loud and a really bad playlist. Alanis Morrisette was playing when we first got there and Blink 182 came on when we left.

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E
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!! Very very good.

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Always try the hand crafted cocktails and the biscuits. Meals are served to share.

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and we had a fantastic time! The only complaint I have is that the music is so loud you can barely hear each other talk.

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S
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Disappointing and overrated. The medium charcuterie plate we got to share was $45, way more than any entree on the menu. And it was not even tasty or laden with meats and cheeses. Also, the music in the restaurant is loud and awful. Weird mix of 90s R&B and Rock.

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p
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were met at the door with a beautiful smile coupled with a warm greeting and all kept going from there. Service-yep, food and wine suggestions-spot on, overall feel-great, but the most important is food- of course it was awesome too. Good job and please keep it going as we will return on our next trip out west.

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DF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, environment and decor! Especially for brunch.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had Sunday brunch and the food was delicious. We started with bacon cheddar biscuits... they were so delicious ! The spicy bloody mary's were also very good. We then ordered the eggs benedict, corned beef hash, and our very favorites were the breakfast chimichanga and skirt steak w/ sunny side up egg. We were then treated to a mixed fruit dish and bread pudding which was amazing ! Our whole excellent experience was due to our server, Angela. She made our brunch extra special with her quick & friendly service along with all her knowledge of all the various dishes ... and always with a smile on her face. Thank you Angela ! We will be back to try the other dishes !

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and EXCELLENT service!

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JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch with friends. Had to have the biscuits, always great. Our friends weren’t to adventurous and had the cheesey eggs which they liked. I had the breakfast chimi which was great. Just right portion (not huge) and great flavor with a green tomatillo sauce. My wife had the hash which was sinfully great. My only complaint would be the house speakers which had a very tinny high end which made it harder to hear.

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T
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible farm to table type food. Great, friendly staff.

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JM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite its looks the MB post has a very refined menu. The servers are lovely and the food is always wonderful. Highly highly recommend.

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BC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vibe with great variety in food choices for small plates. cocktails were intriguing and delicious, Excellent near the beach food for foodies.
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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Out server first of all was terrible!! Never quality checked the food our fresh drinks would sit at the bar for 10 minutes + while our food got cold while we waited for our wine to enjoy our meals- which we didn’t enjoy at all!
So dissatisfying we ordered quite a few things but the most disappointing was the ribeye which was undercooked and so incredibly fatty it was near impossible to find a decent bite. Of course our server never quality checked the food so we ate our cold steak with our over priced sides and left $200 meal for 2 it was less than underwhelming

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