I have to admit that I am often disappointed with brunch. I can think of way too many times that Brandon and I have been hurried into a busy dining room only to pay $20+ a plate for a dish I could have crafted more tastefully in my own kitchen. This couldn’t be farther from the experience we had at M.B. Post in Manhattan Beach.
Even though M.B. Post has been open since 2011, there is still plenty of buzz that surrounds Chef David LeFevre and his cuisine. Recently named to both Jonathan Gold’s Top 101 LA Restaurants and LA Magazine’s 75 Best Restaurants, you definitely will need a reservation to assure yourself a table without a wait.
We arrived a few minutes early for our 12:15 reservation and were seated right away at a pleasant table for two. There is communal seating available so be aware that you may be seated close by other patrons. The atmosphere is lively yet relaxed. Definitely a laid-back beach scene that pays tribute to the ocean, which is right across the street.
The drink menu offers a really nicely thought out wine and cocktail list. While some of their cocktails looked outstanding, I opted for Red Car Rose of Pinot Noir and Brandon grabbed a craft beer. We also got a glass of fresh squeezed OJ, which was delicious!
We started our meal with the sticky bun with pecans and brown sugar. It was definitely sweet but really delicious. I think it is a great dish to share with a group.
Our next dish was the “Belly Button Bagel” with in-house trout “lox,” dill cream cheese, capers, and cucumber. This was honestly one of the best versions I have ever had (and this is coming from a half-Jewish girl who has had her fair share of bagels and lox!).
For our next plate, we opted for another savory dish and split the burrata and roasted red pepper sandwich served on a homemade pretzel bun with green olive pesto and house chips. We loved the way the flavors mingled together and the bun was outstanding.
Our last shared plate was the french toast stuffed with in-house ricotta, Murray Farms sweet cherries, and candied almonds. The french toast was rich, moist, and delicious. It was indulgent and a perfect way end our meal.
Another dish not to miss is the bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits. We didn’t opt for them this time around but you would really be missing out if you didn’t try them.
All in all, this was a fantastic brunch experience. If you want a delicious brunch with an ocean breeze, definitely stop by M.B. Post!
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