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My family and I went to Post & Beam to celebrate my cousin's graduation and we really enjoyed our meals. Many of us ordered the ribs and absolutely loved them. I believe that the menu is seasonal as I no longer see the ribs that we ordered on the menu, but they were unique in that they were served with a yellow BBQ sauce (North Carolina style). It was also great to see Chef Govind Armstrong cooking away in the kitchen. I would definitely return to this restaurant!
Great local restaurant. My breakfast selection was fresh and delicious. Herb potatoes and chicken apple sausage was tasty and the service team was both friendly and attentive! It was a beautiful day and as lovely as the restaurant is inside I opted to sit out on the patio which was great. Plan to return for brunch again & check out the happy hour!
This is my new local go-to restaurant. The food is fresh (lots of local produce and meat), tasty,and inventive. The kitchen has a lot of good technique and the service is warmly professional. The owners' commitment to providing a comfortable and classy community living-room is rock solid and has won my 100% loyalty
After months of putting it off I finally made it down to Post & Beam and it definitely didn't disappoint. The service was good and the food was excellent. For me, the star of the night was the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Amazing!
The food was good but portion was disappointing for the price. This is a place where you go to show off & try to impress & network. I was not impressed with the atmosphere.
It's a nice place shoehorned into a diner sort of space.
It's about three times as expensive as, say, Roscoe's (one tip-off: the prices are given paris-style, "12.5" instead of "12.95").
But once you accept those things, the food is quite good, the service is fine, and the vibe is positive.
Liz and I went with two 11-year-olds; we ordered one catfish and one chicken, with greens, corn salad, and mac-n-cheese sides, and one piece of cornbread with honeybutter to start. This was just right for two adults and two small preteens. I tasted everything but the mac, and it was all great. Since when do I uncontrollably shovel greens in? I dunno, it appealed to me somehow. The chicken was juicy and had a strong rosemary? dusting. For dessert we all split two brownies (molten, with strawberry bits, ice cream, and other good things). I really liked it, and we'll be back someday.
This modern, haute-cuisine restaurant may be the first of it's kind in a black neighborhood in Los Angeles. The warm, modern design of this establishment is welcoming and long anticipated (as a longtime resident of this neighborhood). The menu reads a mouthwatering list of New American and Soul Food fusion plates. The first time I went, was with a big group so I was able to sample several dishes to get an overview of tastes. Honestly, I was less than impressed. It seemed like every dish was a few ingredients away from being really flavorful. Simple, fresh and relatively light (as light as some normally really fattening and heavy dishes can get) ingredients seem to be at the philosophy of this chef's culinary approach, but this can still produce poignant natural flavors and exciting combinations. His food just doesn't hit the mark. Even more, the soul food inspired dishes just ruin soul food. I've spoken to many people that love this place and I've spoken to people that share my sentiments. I went back again to be supportive and give it another try and it reconfirmed my lack of desire to come back. The food is good enough. I recommend going to try it but it is certainly not one of the best restaurants in LA.
I'm very excited that the community finally has a eatery that serves quality, delicious food. I just has the turkey burger and sweet potato fries for lunch. Ordered online and ready within the next 10/15 min. BOMB!!
So in love with this place! There is nothing even remotely like it in the area. Great food! Great ambiance!
The best part of this place are definitely its cocktail drinks. I had a couple of bad experience with the customer service with the waiter hanging up on me while I was trying to make reservations. I also went here for brunch and they ran out of biscuits by 11am. Who runs out of biscuits at a new-age soul food this early?!?!?!
Brunch was amazing, Mimosa's were delicious and very cultured atmosphere. Loved the band and everyone was very friendly. Will come back real soon!!!
Love this restaurant, the food is excellent. I will treat myself again soon! ! The garden and patio are beautiful. Thank you for being in my neighborhood.
It was my first time there but certainly not my last. Very cozy atmosphere, wonderful comfort food and service.
I've never had soul food before and I usually hate corn bread. But I loved the food at Post & Beam. I probably had way too much corn bread, but it's the softest, moistest corn anything I've ever had in my life. We all ordered our own entrees but shared the sides. Mac & Cheese and collared greens were my favorite.
The fried chicken was juicy, tender and everything fried chicken needs to be. My only concerns for the night was the inside seating was far too loud - the sound environment is poor so it was impossible to have a conversation. They have jazz nights on the patio, if you want to enjoy jazz with your meal, which seems like an amazing idea but also very loud. One bathroom also, so there's a wait.
Went here yesterday which was a Saturday. Just a note: They only do brunch on Sundays. They had one egg dish written on the board and then have us lunch menus which was fine - we all ordered lunch. I got the turkey burger which was seasoned very well. The sweet potato fries were also good. My friends had no complaints about their salmon and short rib grilled cheeses but I think didn't get that extra wow factor. I was told the cornbread was very good.
The best part to me was the service. We were promptly seated and our orders came out quick. My water never was empty and I drank a lot of it!
The waiter was also really friendly and remembered my name :)
The food is actually great, but the portions are quite small. I had the shrimp and grits, which was excellent. Don't by a drink other than wine. The drink comes in a scotch glass with a huge ice chunk in it. If you remove this ice chunk the glass is 1/4 full. More like a shot. This is very disappointing. At least the food taste great.
The food is impeccable! Exquisite! Bon appetit! Kudos Chef! And our server Jimmy, was awesome..... excellent service. Thank you!
I went with my girlfriend and we loved the service and how friendly they are. The food was great. The only thing is that there is no refills
Great vibe. Tasty food. Impressive drink list. Friendly staff. Love it.
Vibe is great!
I dined in on a Saturday and had the 3 course meal that started with cornbread dry and not flavorful as I expected a 6 year old could've made this better.
The deviled eggs came they were pretty tasty. Then the waiter recommended the short ribs and said they came with a side of scalloped potatoes what came out was a tasteless piece of meat and some chopped fried potatoes that had no seasoning or flavor. Sadly I will not be returning here the cook needs to take his job more serious or maybe they need to hire someone with some skills this place will not be around for long!!!!
Amazing food, and a delicious cocktail selection. Hanger steak was juicey and well seasoned, and the sweet potato pie was fantastic!
Atmosphere was a bit loud, but the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended!
Delicious, modern soul food in a trendy setting. Go during happy hour!
Ok, we made a reservation over two weeks ago for a Mother's Day Brunch 11am. I even received a call to confirm our reservation from the receptionist two days before because she told me that this place was in high demand for "Mothers Day". Now that morning V, my mother the kids and I arrived at 11am on the dot. As we pulled up we saw that there were about 30 people outside waiting to get in at "11 o'clock". We waited and Waited and "WAITED"!!! At 11:15am, the doors opened and we didn't get in tell 11:21am mind you are reservation was for 11am. As we approach the podium where the hostess was checking are reservations the hostess skipped over us for the person that was behind me and set them first. At this point, my blood was boiling after being outside 20mins and because my mom walks with a cane and I have 2 small kids. Not only was the front door service bad but the buffet that they had was two small table and it wasn't even ready. And if we had stayed we would have to wait for another 30 to 40 minute for the buffet due to the long line that was wrapped around the establishment. The guy at the front door needs to be fired because all he kept saying to us was I think you were looking for something else. And this was our first time so I was really excited but very disappointed. So I would never come to this establishment again or what I recommend this place to anyone. Post & Beam thank you for ruining my mother's "Mother's Day"!!!!! But she had a great brunch a Kayndaves, Culver City "Thank You".
Refreshing dining option located in the heart of the Crenshaw District. The management team takes pride in the quality of food and service that's provided. I personally love the garden located on the patio. Thanks for bring a taste of passion to the community that speaks to me like like Miles Davis and Nina Simone.
The cornbread with the whipped honey butter. I stopped by there to kill time on a solo date night to see the movie BadMoms. It was Friday, so I made it just in time for their happy hour. They had a $5 appetizer menu so I gave it a try. A drink mix with fruit juice and champagne was okay but I'm more of a vino chick. Then there was this loaded baked potatoe with chili. It wasn't just your average chili with meat and chili sauce. This thing had huge chunks of stew beef, veggies, and beans all meshed together in a cast iron grill. I sat by the bar and could see all the various foods being cooked, plated, and served. Why did I do that- I don't know. They have a perfectly good terrace with ample lighting and heat lamps right outside. It was almost torture because there was an ongoing crowd filling the place and so many people had delectable dishes that I wanted to sample each one. From the hand tossed pizzas made on the brick oven to the array of fresh salads, I wanted it all. All devouring the loaded potato, I left with two slices of cornbread that I thoroughly enjoyed in the theater while lmao to the hilarious movie.
I love this spot! Delicious food, friendly staff, great atmosphere.
I love around the corner and have tried at least 6 times to make this my neighborhood spot, but I can't. The food is delicious and the wait staff tries. They usually are overwhelmed and don't seem to be attentive to every patron. Today I ordered a meal with bottomless mimosa, I finished eatimg before my glass was refilled and our waiter didn't check on us until after I asked for him. I once ordered a meal with arugula salad and they sent out spring mix, I called the manager out on it and he apologized profusely. My friends and I have tried to make it a brunch, lunch and dinner spot, why should we have to go north of the 10 fwy for a good meal and service. There is a certain personal touch missing. Not sure if I will give it another try.
High quality chef-driven soul food is quite a rarity in today's food scene. Post & Beam is the perfect place to shed light on this often underappreciated genre of food. I really enjoyed my shrimp grits and cornbread.
I went on a Thursday just in time for the Jerk Chicken Special. Never tried Jerk Chicken but I feel like this set the bar... real high. It was amazing! So moist and spicy. Great ambiance. Made reservations through OpenTable and it was perfect. They sat me right away. I went with 2 girlfriends and my 5 year Old daughter. She had the Mac and cheese. I would def go again! :)
Great food, everything we tried there was beautiful, salads, hand stretched pizzas, prawns. Excellent service too. Will definitely be back if we coming this way again.
Customer service was terrible. Actually, My visit reminded me of recent trip to the getty center. They were similar in the fact that Soon after my arrival, i immediately felt criminalized. After a few glances around i realized that because this restaurant caters to certain class and type of customer , my table was underserviced. Sucks that a Black owned business has a hard time providing decent customer service to customers that make up the majority of the demographic of the surrounding area--which includes a particular race AND class. I was so offended by the (lack of ) service that i felt compelled to cancel my order and take my business elsewhere. If you're going to have a business in a predominantly black--dare I say-- low income neighborhood, then at least treat those customers with the same amount of dignity as any other customer . I understand that the level of gentrification which has suddenly made its way to crenshaw is growing exponentially. However, at least treat us with common decency before we're forced to vacate the area. At least now i know where i WONT be having my last meal.
This is my family's favorite restaurant! I've had:
Several different cocktails
Everything I've tried here is fantastic. The menu changes frequently, which is great if you like trying new things, but can be heartbreaking if you're a creature of habit.
What a beautiful jewel found nestled in the inner city. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is warm and welcoming.
I have come to P&B for several years and have not been disappointed with any meal.
Thank you P&B
Free-standing, spiffy and friendly location that is a neighborhood hang out. Food is food
First time visiting....nice neighborhood restaurant. The jerk chicken was sooo hot though, it was nice to have the creamy yogurt dipping sauce to cool it down a bit! The owners were delightful and make you feel extra welcome!!
My first visit and I was impressed. Ordered the chicken and waffles. Waffles were airy cooked to perfection. Chicken was flavorful. Nice crowd and atmosphere. Cajun and creole dishes with a full bar.
I love this restaurant. It's only 10 min from Culver City and food/staff are always excellent. Live music on Sunday afternoon.
Gumbo great tonight. Short robs mac and cheese excellent. Ambiance wonderful as usual
Wonderful flavors. Came hungry, left hungry. I'd give it 4 stars if they gave you more than one side order with your $30 entrée. Feed us a complete dinner Post & Beam.
The menu has a nice selection of southern inspired dishes and pizzas. We had a pepperoni and garden pepper pizza (perfect portion to share for two) and a side of mac n' cheese.
Cute concept. Loud atmosphere. Limited parking. Often busy. Average food.
Post & Beam is a favorite local restaurant. All their dinner options are great and the service has always been super friendly. It's my go to when friends are visiting from out of town and we want to have a nice dinner near by.
Joe, our waiter was delightful. The shrimp grits (their wording) with bacon was really good... Great flavor with the beef bullion.
This place is absolutely amazing! I enjoyed it with my family! A definite 5 stars!
Horrible in every aspect. Service was just awful, waited forever. The food was so substandard and everything I asked for (on the menu was not available). Not going back.
Ok food, ok service. #fishgrits #deviledeggs #steaks I asked the server if the lights work that’s in the trees, crickets, no response. Guess not. Mac and cheese, horrible. Black eyed peas, horrible. Fish and grits were good, Pinot Gris was good. Steak was decent...
Good hole in the wall place, not busy when we went and had a good date night atmosphere
I was very shocked to find out that this place was located right next to Crenchsaw-Baldwin Hills Mall. It's tucked away on the side next to the parking deck. This is a lovely place and the FOOD! One word - WOW. Everything was great here. The collards, the mac and cheese, the cornbread. The portions are large and the prices are very good. They have intimate patio seating with a little fire pit lounge space. You will see several African American celebrities who frequent here. I will be back. You can bring large parties as well. They have plenty of space.
The host rude. It seems like he had no respect for anyone black at a soul food restaurant. He gave attitude. Ignored people. Told us we could order from the happy hour at a table and then took it back. Did not offer us anything for the mix up. We were there to eat and drink before the black panther movie. Totally understaffed. If you know A multimillion dollar film is playing be prepared for people to eat at your establishment. Paid 133. Plus 25 percent tip for bad service burnt chicken a dry porch chop and dry cornbread. The only thing good was the deviled eggs and chocolate caramel cake. Mac and cheese a staple of black cooking was dry and not enough to cheese. No flavor. My white husband cooks with more soul and I'm a personal chef. Will never go back for sub par food. You should know better and better better.
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Try their pizza! Great environment and friendly staff. Well made drinks from the bartender.
Food was great might have been short staffed because it took a long time our previous trips food was delivered timely but I'll definitely be back
Came in 30 mins before close and it took 45 mins to get our food which was luke warm.
Visited for dinner on a Sunday night with family. The menu was interesting enough but I could tell this wasn't a place for anyone with kids. We were told on sundays they have a condensed menu, but they tried their best to accommodate us. The food is great but pricey, a good date night place or meeting spot with friends. Definitely would try again for a date night. The fried chicken w/shrimp grits I ordered was good.
I was really excited about this place but unfortunately they left much to be desired. The service was sub-par and my pizza was black on the bottom. The food seemed really overpriced for the quality. Although, I really like the environment and the artwork. Convenient that there’s a parking lot as well. I may try this place again, I weirdly think that if there were more guests I would have gotten better service. We were there right when they opened and there was no one else in the restaurant.
Great vibe. Shrimp and grits is a popular dish here. Nice spot for a date, celebration, or evening dinner with the fam. Come through Post & Beam.
Looking for a classy place in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall area. You can't go wrong, great service, terrific ambiance, unique craft beers and wines. Just a terrific place to have good food, lots of fun, upscale dining and watch the game.
Nice place. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and brunch was being served. The food was nice but I would have enjoyed eating from a lunch or dinner menu. Will go back and visit during the week.
This was my first time here and everything was wonderful. From the food to the service, I don't have anything negative to say. Portions were not enough to share with one other person. The turkey meatballs and spaghetti was huge, we ordered so much food that we had to take it home.
I've tried Post & Beam probably twice a year in the last 5 years I've lived in this area and the menu. doesn't. change.
It needs to. And they should add specials.
We've ended up just coming for a later evening glass of wine lately and ordered the flatbread with sausage? I ordered it the first time and didn't enjoy it but because it had been a while since my visit the last time I made the same mistake. It's simply not good.
The service here is amazing, though. And when I'm into going to brunch (which is rare due to a specific eating schedule I need to keep for health reasons) I enjoy their offerings.
Wanna love it because its beautiful, the staff is awesome and the crowd is as beautiful as the space. But the food is way over priced for what it is.
This is a fantastic local dining experience -- if you can see beyond the trendy hipster pretentiousness. Architecture is often an afterthought when it comes to restaurants, but here it is celebrated with a mid-century-esque design -- literally post and beam structure -- that nonetheless manages to create a cozy-yet-happening atmosphere. The food is inventive and varied, blending a comfort food base with a modern (hipster?) flair. The craft pizzas are always an excellent choice for dinner. Sunday brunch has a bourbon French toast to die for. The drinks are an appropriate intersection of classic and modern. The covered patio is lovely as well. Reservations highly recommended. Also, the restaurant's little surface parking lot is always full, even when P&B is closed, so save time and just park in the adjacent two-story structure.
While in town recently I was referred to this place for dinner. I found the service very friendly and knowledgable, and the food to be very good. I had the cast iron chicken and collards. I would visit again.
If you're going to be so pricey then the least you could do is execute good food. The pizza was burnt and missing topping. The beef sandwich tasted like a bucket of salt was pourd in it .
american food at this spot - very tasty. Nothing to complain about.
This place is special! The food is spectacular! Amazing flavors! The buttermilk fried chicken, oh my! And the turkey meatball pizza, perfect! The ambience is beautiful and comfortable and stylish. This will definitely be a place I come back to again and again.
Great service, ambiance, and owner. You feel appreciated and welcomed. Food was delicious and drinks were interesting and powerful. Love it there.
The food was good, but sundays are not the best days to go eat there. The shrimp and grits are superb. They have better food options on days other than sunday.
I ate a gumbo and the sweet potato pie. Amazing food and service, but pricey.
It was unexpected surprise. Brunch is great. Service could have been faster. :/
Food is good. Service is slow. Friendly atmosphere
So this was my favorite restaurant where I have had dinners, happy hours, brunches, etc mainly as it was in my community with good service, atmosphere & food. Lately there has been a shift with staff and with the gentrification in this community I get wanting staff to reflect this change . However did not like the treatment we had on more tgan (3) occassions . A manager who looked bothered when I interrupted his "internal" conversation to get service when I got tired and standing listening to him flirt with another staff member. On another occasion, placed an order to go which I often do for my elderly parents and sometimes when I don't feel like cooking. Guess I took too long to pick up my food which I paid for in advance as a elderly Caucasian women asked where I had been that they called me . When I asked what time they closed it was within (2) hours . Perhaps I look younger hence the disrespect, but that was the last straw with me. There have been other occasions where I'm good . I purposely do not Frequent Hugh end restaurant outside my own community for the same blatant rude treatment. Will get over it at some point and talk to the owner but don't like feeling a "outsider" in my own community.
Hadn't been here in a while. Very nice atmosphere when we walked in. Cocktails well crafted. We sat down and immediately ordered starters. Starters took...read this and 729 more