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Oct 9, 2011 09:39 AM

Manhattan Beach Post...Wow!

Went to M.B. Post last night for the first time and had an amazing meal. Not unlike Rustic Canyon and Gjelina's small plates Chef David Lefevre does his own wonderful take on them. 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

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  1. Eater LA just announced their chef of the year 2011 Los Angeles award. The
    Nominees are: Ricardo Zarate (Picca), Michael Voltaggio (ink.), Laurent Quenioux, David LeFevre (MB Post), Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun), Nancy Silverton (Short Order, Mozza)
    Winner: David LeFevre (MB Post).

    1. ok wienermobile,
      since i tremendously respect your recommendations, i'm surely going to find myself there sometime soon.
      roughly how much should i budget for this excursion?

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      1. re: westsidegal

        They recommend 3 small plates per person. The plates run $8-$15 each and are always better shared. Nice cheese plates too. The desserts are small but are very good and run around $5 each. Their menu is seasonal and some items change daily. They do not open for lunch. I hope you enjoy

      2. Funny, but I posted similarly - almost all the same food. Who in their right mind can resist Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits? Very enjoyable and I look forward to going back. Place had a great energy to it too. (Chef is a very nice guy.) And an awful lot of room for solo eating. Lucky MB! I like and liken it to Gjelina - but prefer MB Post.

        For those on the west side - it's actually pretty easy to get to during rush hour - thru Venice, the Marina, then Jefferson down to Playa Del Rey and Vista Del Mar to the restaurant. Nice backroad drive to great new restaurant.

        1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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        1. re: foodiemahoodie

          I want to go this Saturday but there are no reservations. I was thinking of heading down there for an early dinner, getting there around the time they open to score a communal table.

          Has anyone else tried to do the same? How's the wait if you're there around 5?

          1. re: Jason_King

            40% of the restaurant is set aside for walk-in Guests at their communal tables. It starts getting busy between 6:30 and 7pm.

        2. J. Gold's nice review of MB Post at this link below, I think he loves those bacon cheddar biscuits.

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          1. re: wienermobile

            I went last Saturday and had a wonderful experience. We ordered too much food because there was so much on the menu that sounded good. I feel like I need to go there with more people to try the rest of the menu because everything was delicious (butterscotch carrots, asparagus with egg, veal ribs, chicken pot pie).

            1. re: Jason_King

              Yes, I loved those butterscotch carrots too.

          2. For your Christmas dinner at home M. B. Post is selling their wonderful bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits by pre-order, a dozen for $30, orders must be placed at 310-545-5405 by 12:00 P.M. this Friday for a Saturday pick-up between 2:00-4:00 P.M. Happy Holidays!

            Manhattan Beach Post
            1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266