David LeFevre at Fishing with Dynamite

About David LeFevre

Chef David LeFevre is the chef/owner of The Arthur J, Fishing With Dynamite, and Manhattan Beach Post. He grew up helping his mother in the kitchen in Madison, Wisconsin. And while the Midwestern teen originally chose to pursue a career in industrial engineering, he always had one hand stirring the pot. During college, that decision proved pivotal: as a student working at restaurants, he realized he wanted to abandon engineering entirely in favor of food.

Accolades

  • One Star (The Water Grill)
    Michelin Guide
  • Nominee for Best Chef: West
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant (Manhattan Beach Post)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Restaurant (Manhattan Beach Post)
    Los Angeles magazine
  • 10 Most Memorable Meals (Manhattan Beach Post)
    Los Angeles Times
  • 10 Best Dishes (Manhattan Beach Post)
    LA Weekly
  • Best 57 Fine Dining Restaurants (The Water Grill)
    Robb Report magazine
  • Best Oyster Bar (Fishing With Dynamite)
    Los Angeles magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in LA

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef David LeFevre reviews  at post.venue.name
"It’s like this Iberico Ham has a home arrest ankle monitor ......#housearrestham"
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Chef David LeFevre reviews  at post.venue.name
"Another from our pie class today. Thinner lattice with cheesy leaf border....tasted AWESOME. #pie #applepie"
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Chef David LeFevre reviews  at post.venue.name
"Three grades of #Beef Rib Eye to understand, Fat, Tenderness, Flavor and Color"
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Chef David LeFevre reviews  at post.venue.name
"Dry aged bone in program to show our Steak 101 class. Kansas City, T Bone, Porterhouse, Tomahawk #dryagedbeef #bonein"
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