Last night Brent and I went to Manhattan Beach Post for dinner. This is one of Marta’s favorite LA spots, so it feels appropriate to be blogging about it on her 25th birthday. My baby sister has good taste! Chef David LeFevre’s Manhattan Beach Post is on the infamous Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list. Apparently Jonathan Gold ate at MB Post last night too! It’s really hard to get a reservation here as most of their seating is communal and reserved for walk-ins. We made our reservation about two weeks ago, and it was worth it to guarantee an available table.
Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits with Maple Butter
Our server was knowledgable, friendly, and after reviewing the menu concept Brent and I were already planning our trip back. The gastropub has a small plates concept, recommending between two and three dishes per person. The menu has its regular items, but changes daily based on what is in season. It is divided by breads, charcuterie, cheese, vegetable dishes, seafood and meat dishes. We went with the wildly popular Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits first. The biscuits even have their own Facebook page! After my first bite of the cheesy, flaky, and buttery biscuits I understood why. We then sampled the chef’s selection of breads, meats and cheese, followed by skirt steak, lamb belly and roasted brussel sprouts. Everything was beautifully crafted, but I especially enjoyed the super tender lamb belly. The pacing of the meal was perfect, and the experience was not rushed. I can’t wait to come back and try more menu items. David LeFevre clearly knows what he is doing.
Chef’s Selection of Cured Meats and Cheeses
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Emmental, Hazelnuts and Sage
Grilled Skirt Steak with Broccolini and Red Chimichurri
BBQ Moroccan Lamb Belly with Caramelized Onions and Japanese Eggplant
The Elvis with Pudding, Peanut Butter Mouse and Bacon Brittle