David LeFevre

David LeFevre

Los Angeles

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.

My Venues


  • 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

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

🍒🍓🍒🍓🍒 New seasonal fruit dish
"🍒🍓🍒🍓🍒 New seasonal fruit dish with Cherries, Harry’s Berries, Saba, Thai basil, and Ricotta soft serve"
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R&D lamb chops with artichoke,
"R&D lamb chops with artichoke, char roasted eggplant, tomato harissa sauce. @the_arthur_j What do you prefer Medium-rare or medium?"
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It's cloudy with a side of
"It's cloudy with a side of potato gnocchi! Peas, blue crab, white miso and preserved lemon. eat_mbpost this Thursday!"
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Couldn’t ask for a better
"Couldn’t ask for a better night @allstarchefclassic - the team is crushing it and the crowd is amazing! 👊🏽👍🏽"
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At My Venues