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M B Post

I finally made it in to M B Post and it was worth the wait. Everything was excellent. How anyone caould make brussel sprouts or broccolini taste like that is beyond me. I wish I was eating one of their bacon-cheddar biscuits right now.

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  1. I have heard a lot of good things about this place. Can't wait to try it myself... there are some ordering ideas in this old thread for those who are late in getting on the M B Post wagon like me.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/811425

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    1. re: CLowe

      It's just ok, not great. We had a very mediocre meal there recently, couldn't understand why others seemed to like it, drinks were poor, food just ok...we'll definitely not return unless we should be walking by and want a snack and a beer. Definitely, IMHO very, very over-rated!!

      With regard flowergirls liking their brussel sprouts...it's not big deal to make at home. Take fresh bs, wash them well, pare off the tough stem end, perhaps halve them, toss in a bowl with great olive oil, salt and pepper...and perhaps, if you like, a touch of balsamic vinegar, garlic, etc. and roast in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. You will love them!!

      1. re: foodiemahoodie

        I must agree with foodiemahoodie. MB Post is one of my favorites in LA. Their VIETNAMESE CARAMEL PORK JOWL with green papaya salad, lime & the MOROCCAN BBQ LAMB BELLY with creamy semolina, cardamom carrots, plus thePUMPKIN RISOTTO with cranberry, candied walnut, mycella blue cheese are just three of many really great dishes. Oh and those bacon cheddar biscuits.....

        1. re: wienermobile

          As I said above, we had an extraordinarily mediocre meal there fairly recently and really couldn't understand all the buzz about this place. There were four of us, all pretty much into great food, and we were very disappointed. Everything was fine, but nothing memorable...in fact, aside from the very good biscuits, I can't even remember what we ate. The restaurant was very noisy, the seating uncomfortable, and the service pretty poor. I clearly acknowledge that others really like this place so either we hit it on a really off-night (it was a Sunday...maybe chef's night off??), or we were just unlucky. Everything was ok...but just!

          1. re: josephnl

            Was wondering when you would mention the noise! ;)

            1. re: Porthos

              You know Porthos...and you've probably figured it out already...I and my partner, and most of our friends really hate noisy and/or uncomfortable restaurants. I know that my hearing is fine, but as I've repeatedly said, I really don't enjoy shouting to be heard. I am certain that this colors my opinion of food in some restaurants. When it's too noisy, rightly or wrongly, I can't wait to get out. I'm sure that I'm missing out on some terrific food...but I guess we all have our priorities.

              1. re: josephnl

                I wonder if you've noticed that Marche is actually quite loud these days...

                Sotto isn't too loud. At least not that I can recall.

                Red Medicine is pretty loud.

                Shunji is pretty serene.

                1. re: Porthos

                  Yes...Marche is getting louder, but they do have quieter options. We most frequently decide to go at the last minute, get there when it opens, and snag two end seats at the bar. Shaun the bartender takes great care of us...and sitting side-by-side, conversation is easy. When we're with a party of four, we pick a specific table that's quieter...and with their beautifully redone extension into the mall, we might consider that next time.

          2. re: wienermobile

            You might agree with me, but for some reason my post (and another one I think) was deleted.

            Yeah, noisy, and I don't like the communal seating, but the food is quite good. Those biscuits are scary good. Addictive.

      2. Glad you liked it!

        I've been a number of times before and have always enjoyed myself. Great food and service! (and not bad on the wallet either!).

        1. The posts are interesting, I typically do not love the places most people run to - ie Bazaar, Picca... I expected a decent meal but what I encountered was an amazing meal. In my opinion many of the popular new chefs try too hard and mix too many ingredients that sdo not work well together. Most often simple is best. M B Post was an exception - everything in each dish worked. It was loud but not nearly as loud as Red Medicine. You could still hear people sitting across the table. By the way - I make brussel sprouts the way you suggest and they do not taste anything like what was served at M B Post.