Manhattan Beach Post (M.B. Post) opens its doors to welcome guests into a vibrant, social house curated by Chef and Co-owner David LeFevre. A playful, artisan menu of shared plates, punctuated by hand-crafted specialty cocktails and carefully selected beers and wines will be served in the former post office, just steps from the ocean.
Renowned for his fine-dining experience and seafood mastery at Water Grill, LeFevre returns to his culinary roots with a more relaxed menu, categorized by Breads; Charcuterie, Cheese and Larders; Vegetable dishes; Seafood dishes; and Meat dishes, where all (even the veggies and house-made breads) are meant to stand on their own as a dish, not sides, for the table.
Guests are encouraged to “Eat Your Vegetables” with dishes like Yellow Cauliflower with sultanas, mint, and caper berries, or Blistering Chinese Long Beans with chili-pork and Thai basil. Seafood Dishes like Steamed Mussels in green curry with Vietnamese sausage and sticky rice, and Meat Dishes like Grilled Veal Short Rib with a sesame soy glaze and spicy kimchi will introduce diners to a variety of proteins including less common cuts treated with respect and integrity, to produce intensely satisfying and soulful meals at an honest and accessible price.
The beverage program at M.B. Post will be helmed by General Manager Jerry Garbus, together with partner Mike Simms of Simms Restaurants (Manhattan Beach’s Simmzy’s, Lazy Dog Cafe, and Tin Roof Bistro) and will feature a selection of five beers on draught, with a diverse range of style and origin. These will be complemented by twelve bottled beers chosen to represent stand-outs within various regions and styles. With 30 wines by the glass, and 100 wines on the bottle list, M.B. Post will share a sampling of esoteric, small production wines, each paying tribute to place or varietal.
Ten signature cocktails have been crafted as updated classics. These are exemplified by the Manhattan Avenue – a sweet and savory rendition of a classic Manhattan. Rye Whiskey, Vya Sweet Vermouth and Sea Salt/Caramel/Vanilla Bean Bitters are served in a martini glass partially rimmed in bacon dust, kissed with flamed orange and finished with a drunken cherry.
The look and feel of M.B. Post was crafted by local architect Stephen Francis Jones of SFJones Architects (Wolfgang Puck’s Spago and Chinios, and the modern Italian mozzarella bar Obika) to reflect the Manhattan Beach community’s relaxed and vibrant ocean-front culture, and pay homage to the space’s 1960’s postal office origins.
Located at 1142 Manhattan Avenue steps from the intersection of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the pier, and the ocean, M.B. Post will open for dinner daily from 5pm to 10pm Sunday-Thursday, and 5pm to 11pm Friday-Saturday.
Posted by Lauren 05/22/11