This place is great. It is a welcomed addition to the small-plates restaurant trend (Animal. Gjelina, A Frame, Waterloo, Picca and more) but I have to say, the portions are larger that most (if not all). (More like Waterloo in that regard). I came with a date, ordered five dishes - enjoyed all of them and couldn't finish the meal. The biscuits with cheddar and bacon - yum. A variety of accompaniments are available - I went with the honey (three kinds). Would repeat this. I
Asparagus with tarragon and poached egg. Kind of a deconstructed bernaise sauce. I'd get that again too.
"Fee fi fo fum fries" - big, thick crispy fries from unpeeled potatoes with ketchup and/or (2 choices) and a Moroccan dip. Would get again if I dip under my weight limit. Liked dipping it in the remains of the asparagus w/poached egg.
Sweet corn and polenta, fontina and (bacon?) - definitely getting this again.
Soy braised short ribs. Yum. Would get it again if someone else wanted it, but might try something else.
And skirt steak - again, would get it, but would likely try something else. Place is close but if you're flying solo this place has a lot of food that punches the munchie monkey-bone.
My only complaint would be too an emphasis on communal tables. I had to wait 30 minutes past my reservation - which would have been shorter if I was comfortable sitting at a communal table. I'm not. (but if I'm solo, I'd be grateful).
L.A. is lucky to have another gifted-chef-driven restaurant like this.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Went to M.B. Post for the first time and had an amazing meal. Started with the Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits and Fleur De Sel Pretzel with a side of their honey selections (comb/chestnut/ truffle). Some of my favorite dishes were Roasted Brussel sprouts with emmental, hazelnuts and sage. Asparagus and poached juidori egg with mushrooms. Roasted carrots with butterscotch. Grilled Moroccan BBQ lamb belly that melted in my mouth. Their sautéed wild king salmon was incredible,with it's crispy skin but still rare in the middle, maybe the best I've ever had. Ended the night perfectly with their bite sized in-house made Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with peaches, cornmeal streusel and macron almonds. Great service and no attitude at all. A wonderful meal and I even got a chance to thank the graicous chef himself. Highly recomended.
Manhattan Beach Post
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266