David LeFevre (Water Grill), chef and soon-to-be proud new owner of M.B. Post, likens his almost complete eatery to a "simple, neighborhood restaurant." But simple? We beg to differ. There's so much fun design going on at this former post office (hence the name M.B. Post, Manhattan Beach Post) fashioned by Stephen Francis Jones of S.F. Jones Architects (Spago, Chinios, Obika). Beautiful reclaimed wood spans walls, ceilings, even tabletops, exposed rafters and a glassed-in open kitchen lend an airy, relaxed vibe to the space. Communal tables, two-tops, and four-tops dot the dining room, check out those elevated metal bars positioned above the front communal tables, LeFevre created these himself to help guests share dishes. It's like dining in a 1960s post office.
Lefevre plans to serve seasonal small plates, 10 fresh fruit cocktails, 100 boutique wines by the bottle and 30 by glass, plus five craft brews on tap and 12 by bottle. Look for an opening the week of April 18.
·Chef David LeFevre to Open M.B. Post Next Month [~ELA~]