Manhattan Beach Post is an L.A. hot spot, and one of the reasons bringing more celebrities to the South Bay. Just note, that even a reservation does not guarantee you a private table. The last two times I have made reservations, I wound up taking seats at a communal table, because the wait was too long.
MB Post a fantastic place for medium-sized gatherings, because it’s essentially a tapas restaurant, so the larger the group, the more you try. But if you try to go with too large a group, good luck finding a table. And I’ve gone with just a couple girlfriends, and it’s still a good time, but you don’t get to try as many items.
The menu is the epitome of L.A. fusion., and it changes seasonally. It’s fabulous.
First, the Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are probably the best biscuits I’ve ever had—better than even any I’ve had in the south. You get two per order, but they are large, so I recommend one serving per four to six people, depending on how many other items you plan on order.
The Fleur De Sel Pretzel comes with “nuclear horseradish mustard.” Yes, that’s what it’s called, and be careful with that thing! “Nuclear” should not be taken lightly.
The Fried Chicken is very nicely fried, but it’s slightly sweet, so not exactly my cup of tea, however, my dining mates enjoyed it.
The Broccoflower is FABTASTIC. BAM. It’s cooked to a zesty cheesy goodness, that is undeniable.
And their fries, are the fattest fries I’ve ever seen.
The green beans are sautéed with a gingery Chinese kick, and slightly spicy. I dig it.
The Crispy pork steam bun is also an Asian cuisine inspired dish—kind of like a mix of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. It’s spicy with Saracha, and the pork belly is nice and tender. The white buns are light like Cha Shu buns.
The Burrata on soft pretzel bun is lovely with peppers, pesto, and giant potato chips.
Oh, the medium skirt steak was by far the best dish on the menu. Cooked medium, the skirt steak was stacked with broccolini and drizzled with chimichuri. Your taste buds will die in heaven after tasting this exquisite dish.
The Grilled Romaine with Anchovies salad is my favorite there. They come with awesome pretzel croutons. Pretzels are just awesome in general. The Dressing is laid on pretty thick, but it’s so good.
The Calamari is made with a light Italian flavor, and is dressed up with gigante beans and potatoes. Good, but I prefer my calamari pretty simple with cocktail sauce.
For breakfast, the steak and eggs is a fabulous choice. I don’t think you can go wrong with any steak order at MB Post.
As for desserts, I’ve only tried a couple, but I have a feeling they’re all worth a try. The “Elvis” seems to have stayed on the menu for some time, and it’s a light chocolate pudding, with peanut butter mousse and bacon brittle. The first time I tried it, my friend and I decided it was time for us to try and get in on this bacon on desserts craze. At first, I couldn’t even taste the bacon. It just tasted nutty. And then when I could taste the bacon, it was an interesting surprise. Anyways, whether or not you like bacon on your desserts, try it. It’s good. Plus, I feel like you can’t ever look at a menu that includes an “Elvis” item, and not order it.
The other dessert I tried was some kind of AMAZING apple pie mushed in frozen yogurt. Oh goodness, it was so good.
There really are so many wonderful items on the menu, but I’ll let you go try it for yourself. Plus, since the menu changes seasonally, many of these items may not be on the menu by the time you make your way there.
In any case, I can promise that you’ll love it there. Plus you’ll be in beautiful Manhattan Beach, and what could be better?
BIG LOVE & HUGS