Manhattan Beach Post

4.8
2543 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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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MB Post never disappoints. We tried the new Butcher's Board and it was amazing.

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DS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great meal, great ambiance, but really loud. Hard to do a business dinner with more than 4 people.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We asked the server to ensure all dishes had very little to no salt. Unfortunately the rib-eye was just the opposite. The cornbread was also exceptionally salty as was the octopus.
The mussels were salty, very spicy and over powered by the chiorzo.

All that said- the server and the manager were very accommodating and volunteered to not charge us for the items mentioned- which was above and beyond.

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NG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order the Ribeye -its the best around! The regular rotation of dishes is a fantastic way to try something new.

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RY
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great place for our birthday dinner. The drinks were really good and the food did not disappoint. In fact the best dishes were the vegetables - especially the brussels sprouts! I understand the cheddar biscuits are to 'die for' but we had the Naan instead which was great.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

The only downside was the noise level - it was tough to hear everyone at the table - it was loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Worth it. Food was delicious. Biscuits were deadly.

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DZ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best spots in MB. Always great food. Eggs Benedict are fantastic on Sundays. Wonderful service by enthusiastic and attentive staff especially Amanda.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For quality of food, brunch prices were quite reasonable. It is a bit noisy for older people like me with hearing problems in background noise, although I was prepared for that from reading reviews. No other complaints as everything else was great!

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome meal and great time at MBP for weekend brunch. Don’t miss out on the cheddar and bacon biscuits! Krista was a fantastic server and when we thought one of our dishes had been overcooked, was quick to replace it with something else. Manager came by to deliver new dish and apologize again. Awesome service and food!!

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HL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The great service and delicious food are always dependable here. We will be back!

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NK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Excellent selection! Loved the ambiance and music selection!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is unique and the service was friendly, helpful and very timely. An enjoyable dinner experience with great apps, drinks & shareable, unique main courses.

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Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The Manhattan post beach was good but could be better. Being vegetarian we didn’t have many options. The food that we did order was ok in taste.

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always, enjoyed a nice meal at MB Post! A couple of the veg. items were a little too saturated in soy sauce but overall, most was good...And along w/ everyone else, I am addicted to the bacon cheddar biscuits, which I'm sure are crack. :) Our server, Rachel was a total gem and I LOVED her red beret!!! :)

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the biscuits

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!! Loved the food and service

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Visit every time I am in the area. The biscuits are truly to die for.

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I were in the area on vacation and had dinner here. It was wonderful! We started with a charcuterie board and then shared the pasta with mushroom bolognese,scallops, steak and Brussel sprouts. Everything was great. Definitely would come back here again!

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SF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Take a breath. It's going to be ok. You just read the menu and didn't recognize half the ingredients. Just order anything/everything. You're going to love it. Whatever it is, you're going to love it. Honestly of the ~14 things our table ordered and tasted, no one could single out a favorite. I'll mention a few, but everything is honestly amazing. The chimichurri skirt steak was delicious with a nice kick. The biscuits are amazeballs. The scallops were fascinating and mouth watering. The hand pie was perhaps the best apple pie I've ever had, and I continued to scrape the bottom of the butterscotch cup even after the pie was long finished.

Note: if you don't like sharing your food, you'll probably be put off by this place, but that's because you're wrong, not MB Post :)

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OT
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu options, high quality ingredients beautifully prepared, great beverage program all served in a lively hip environment

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JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Service was a tad slow. Our waitress could be a little more attentive. Noisy, hard to conduct a conversation without raising your voice.

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MH
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Although the place was super loud with high pitched rock band music flowing throughout the dinner, almost impossible to taste the food as we’re so disturbed by the sound, perhaps just for us as nobody seemed to bothered, their food was quite innovative, very delicious and the service was excellent. Especially their salted caramel soft serve, tres leche cake, with candid pecans was my most favorite dish. We ordered the cake as my son said it’s a traditional Mexican desert made with three kinds of milk in layers and he loved it before. I also liked the different textured cake layers from crusty to very soft, almost reminded me of French Eclair. I’d like to visit the place if they lowered the sound volume a little lower.

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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Too loud, food is overall very rich and not enough variety.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow this restaurant is amazing. This was our first time there and we were all highly impressed. We enjoyed every single plate that was brought to our table. Our service was impeccable, she was very friendly and prompt with all of our orders. There was a slight delay in one of our plate but she took care of it and made sure to notify us as soon as she realized the delay. We will definately be back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety for sharing.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, amazing service, really delicious! It was a great find. The cheddar biscuits were amazing and the brussel sprouts can’t be beat!

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Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great service, inventive and delicious food, and enjoyable evening. MB Post’s consistency is as impressive as it’s excellence. The local honey, spiced green beans and lamb belly were new treats to me and worthy of trying.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I didn’t love the food but good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good service 4 out of 5
Wine - bought 2 bottles of 2015 Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon, at over 115.00 per bottle, maybe slightly overpriced
Food was great and flavorful 5 out of 5
Good food Suggestions by crew.
Noise - restaurant was full, so no issue that it was on the higher side

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SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were passing through on a drive up to LA. I saw the good reviews, and, boy, am I glad we stopped! The waitress and hostesses were great with our 4 year old. Also, they were able to modify one of the meals a little to fit a GF diet. The margarita and the food were fresh, creative and delicious. Great experience all around! If we lived nearby, we would be regulars. Thanks!

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NT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. The benedict is on point! I highly, highly recommend.

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KK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy the interesting combinations of ingredients. It is a fun experience to dine at MB Post.

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KL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food, great atmosphere... What more could you want, except more bacon,cheddar buttermilk biscuits! OMG!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise volume is so much better than it used to be!

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MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friends and I had a nice time Manhattan Beach Post. The staff was great, from the hostess, to the server. Even the patrons sitting next to us were fun...thank goodness since the seating is very close to each other. If there was something I could add, would be to have more pescatarian/ non meat options during brunch.

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M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding selections -- great vibe - go to restaurant in manhattan beach!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place - it’s always great!

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual MB Post doesn’t disappoint!!

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S
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tatiana was great, excellent service and kindness added to the cool vibe! Had a delicious dinner w office mates. We all enjoyed because we could actually talk. The food was excellent, we treated ourselves to the delicious biscuits so no room for dessert! The cauliflower was all of our favorites. Thank you chef David LeFevre for this wonderful MB hotspot!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The scallops dish and the gnocchi dish were delicious. The sword fish dish and lamb belly dish were quite salty.
The service was terrific.
Our table was very dimly lit for my old eyes.

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