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James Republic
James Republic

James Republic Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://jamesrepublic.com/
  • Phone: (562) 901-0235
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30
    Dinner: 6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (9pm on Sunday)
    Bar: open daily at 11:30 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Dean James Max
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linden
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: also available to park in courtyard hotel. Parking will be validated at reception desk
A word from James Republic
james re·pub·lic [ri-puhb-lik]
n. a body of persons engaged in a savory pursuit to celebrate locality and sustainability, and cultivate community through the dining experience.


James Republic combines modern sensibilities with old-world principles to afford a genuine gathering place for the neighborhood and distinctive dining destination in the heart of Long Beach.


Our style is what we like to call “modern California coastal” dining, highlighting the season’s vibrant, locally sourced bounty from both land and sea.


Our kitchen is a chef-driven, farm-to-table workshop where we create ever-changing menus dictated by the season’s finest products of time and place.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Picked this restaurant as a "meet in the middle" between LA and OC due in large part to the favorable reviews on Open Table. Then read the Yelp reviews many of which were severely negative and started to have misgivings. Went ahead anyway and very glad we did. What a great place. Terrific food and friendly knowledgeable service. Creative and varied menu with good vegetarian options. Really sorry this place isn't closer to our home. Which brings me to the title of the review. I have a hard time understanding why there are such negative reviews showing up on Yelp. Who is writing them? In part it seems to be people who went for breakfast. Can't comment on breakfast, but really think the bad dinner reviews are off base."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Although it is attached to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, it is an independent Chef owned restaurant. It s a farm to table concept locally sourcing much of what is served. We loved the indoor/outdoor arrangement and sat under the roof, but at the edge of the patio. The food was very good. The service was good. The sound was beyond energetic to noisy. We will go back and recommend it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed the open air pleasant afternoon for brunch! We had a delicious burger and relaxed and enjoyed catching up! Definitely get a reservation!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is a rare find to find such a wonderful restaurant in a chain hotel! The food is great! The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great craft beers and signature cocktails. Ambiance and decor is very nice as well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Thank you, Donnie and Monica! The cocktails were stellar! Love the ambiance and menu selections."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food and fantastic service complimented the warm weather for outdoor dining to make one hell of a perfect night."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Was in Long Beach for the evening. The dishes were good, not great. We were disappointed especially after reading that the chef was a James Beard award nominee. The Wahoo Poke appetizer was tasty and we thought the rest would be just as good, but it wasn't. The brussel sprout dish was so overcooked, the brussel sprouts were unrecognizable in taste as well as color. We had the Black Cod and Octopus for entrees. They were good, but not great. The Mexican chocolate dessert was very good, but not a wow. Living in LA, I would not go out of my way to return, unfortunately... Although, I will say, the vibe was very nice..."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I love James Republic, its a great place to meet up with friends, great food and atmosphere and I will diffidently go back. Just wish they stayed open a little later...."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Although I still say I liked the place, I didn't love it for one reason: during dinner, the sun is blazing down on the restaurant. Sitting outside is impossible before sunset as there is zero shade. Sitting inside wasn't much better as there are no blinds whatsoever. We were dripping sweat by the time we finished. The restaurant boasts a farm to table concept yet there wasn't a grey vegetable variety, meat heavy menu. My prk chop was good, the side of veggies just ok. Favorite part: blackberry mojito. Lastly, the restaurant has no bathroom! You need to enter the attached hotel and walk down a long hall to find one."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is amazingly flavorful and the cocktails are all quite creative. It was such a hit with our entire group the first visit that we returned for Father's Day and we are making it part of our restaurant rotation. The servers have been pleasant, attentive and helpful with menu choices. We have been recommending it to friends and family."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love that they use sustainable foods grown locally, and that's why the menu changes from time to time. It makes the food taste exceptional and fresh. We loved the egg white omelet. The ice cream-like whipped cream on the chicken and waffles was divine. The root chips were delicious with the ahi tuna appetizer. We love the dressing on the chicken crisper salad. And fresh home made ice cream never gets old, especially with home made cookies! Symphony of flavors in our mouths!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good food. Nice atmosphere. Great service. It was fun to watch the people walking in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A friend recommended James Republic and we are so glad we gave it a try. Open airy modern feel. Surprising since it's located inside of the Long Beach Courtyard Marriott. They have a great corner space and the whole restaurant has that indoor outdoor feel. Be warned it can get a bit chilly, so dress accordingly. My husband had the blackened kale as a salad & the cauliflower steak. The blackened kale was fabulous. The best kale we have tasted. The cauliflower steak was nothing special, but the red quinoa with roasted tomatoes and basil was yummy. I had the harvest tomato, mozzarella and basil salad. Amazing!! There is nothing better than fresh mozzarella, better than Italy. My burger also was very tasty. Can't wait to return with friends."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was really good. Nice outdoor patio. Cool and comfortable restaurant in easy downtown location. Hostess was cold - not welcoming, no smile. Seated me and gave me a menu, but no drinks menu - I had to ask the waitress for it. Waitress was not much better, although she did warm up a little of the course of my meal."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excellent service and food - interesting menu and they take the farm to table concept seriously with a number of innovative offerings"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great for a birthday lunch! Delicious food, great service, cool modern decor! One of my favorite places to lunch in Long Beach!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Contemporary and comfortable seating with open patio overlooking street corner which allows for people watching. Menu is limited but good. The fresh oyster appetizer, buttermilk biscuit, farro fried rice with pork belly entree were AWESOME! Drinks were very good; Moscow Mule is a classic. Feels like a west side restaurant located in Long Beach and reasonably priced. We're locals but it felt like a spa vacation. Very nice for a warm summer evening. Surprisingly kid friendly. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious...but service was a bit slow."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It was my first time at James Republic and I chose it for our date night. I was very impressed! Great service, food and drinks. Love the Farm to table concept too. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Two of us had the halibut and one had the hanger steak. Both had great flavor. Fish and meat portions were good, but a little more of the side ingredients would have provided better balance to the meal. I had potatoes but there wasn't alot and I had to ask what is was. All sauces were outstanding. Only recommendation would be to expand the wine list."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I happened to read about this spot on Yelp. The reviews were mixed but the menu looked interesting. A friend and I came for lunch, mid-week. The site has "make a reservation" popping up on every screen and thought, this is Long Beach, no need. I am glad I made one. The place filled up quickly. I had the Catch: Wahoo over a bed of Couscous. It was wonderful! My friend, who is a bit hard to please, thoroughly enjoyed the Kobe burger. It's served on a wheat bun. A real plus. The wait staff were very attentive and helpful. I love the contemporary design and the surrounding area has a growing number of great boutiques. We usually go over to Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach but this place is outstanding and is definitely a great find. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Beautiful, spacious restaurant. Fresh, organic ingredients. Great cocktails. Great service. I'll definitely be back to try other things on the menu! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I liked a lot of things about the breakfast we had there. It was a sunny combination of indoor/outdoor dining. The foods were, if expensive, well prepared and above average quality. Breakfast was a dining experience in that it wasn't your typical American dine & run coffee slam. It felt relaxed and homey, modern homey... not Grandma homey (sorry Grandma). "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Dinner so good went back a day later for breakfast. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food and drinks were awesome! The whole table loved it. However, service doesn't match up with the taste of food. We had missing dish the waiter doesn't even notice until we pointed it out, and left the dirty dishes on the table even everyone was ready to have dessert. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As an avid foodie James Republic was a great breakfast find. Amazing coffee and garden to table entries, it a must try in downtown!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I went with a group of coworkers and we waiting for 20 minutes for our drinks and another 15 minutes for our fries. The restaurant had approximately 3 parties in the restaurant and still failed to see how our party was doing. I will never return to this venue. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "See the title. 'Nuff said. It says I have to type more characters here - but just see the title. I don't have to say anything more."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First time but had their food at taste of Long Beach! It was well worth the money and such great decor! Drinks were amazon and food was great!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service was superb. The food, on the other hand, was disappointing. The Fried Rice with Pork Belly was on the bland side and the kale was overly spicy. I was quite surprised with the limited menu selection. I was expecting more. The other people in our party seemed to enjoy their meals, however."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "farro fried rice still a favorite; portion sizes a bit large; busy, but once our table was ready May was a perfect waitress for our party of six; noise level high with the usually open glass doors closed; delicious and different desserts."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "On a busy Sunday night, but we were seated immediately in a nice booth. Hip atmosphere/decor with a full open wall to an outside seating area. Great design for the location and weather. Some odd choices on the menu. Two of my choices were already "out", although we were not informed until we tried to order. My Brussel Sprout salad was nothing of the sort, but more of a hot side dish. It was good, however. Sadly, I thought I was ordering a salad to have before my burger. And both this dish and the fries had to be requested twice after the other food had arrived. The excuse was, "The chef wasn't happy with the first attempt" (?). Although I ordered another round of wine twice, a third person came over later to ask if anyone wanted more wine."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "James Republic is bright, modern, and welcoming. The food ranges from "interesting" to "interesting and spectacular." The crispy brussel sprouts with lardon, frisee, and soft boiled egg was delectable. The tender rabbit "Bolognese" in a light, but rich, mustard sauce over pasta was elegant goodness. The young bartender mixed our beginning martinis with appropriate reverence and great skill. The wine list is stuck at B-minus, but our overall experience was A-plus!. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food and environment a fine experience as we had my daughters birthday there and everyone enjoyed the good food and unique setting of being in a small town yet in Long Beach."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is my second time there and all of the food is fresh and it tastes that way too! Creative meals with familiar ingredients. We had a grilled chicken sandwich, chicken crisper salad, falafel tacos, all that had their own flair. the meals are perfect size for the price, and they are not huge portions like Lucille's. The meals at lunch come ala carte, so we all shared a side of delicious fries. And although all of the food we ate was amazing, the home made ice cream and cookies was pure heaven. I am already dreaming of the next time I get to go."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "A must for anyone interested in fresh farm to table food prepared with great flair. Delicious, beautifully presented and healthful. Service people are very accommodating and enthusiastic about the food. A great place!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is reliably becoming a favorite of mine. Interesting menu that changes regularly - organic, local and fresh. Modern, urban atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Nice place to have a weekday dinner or Sunday brunch. On a nice day, they open the glass walls up and its a nice indoor/outdoor experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. It was a good experience, all in all. The food took a little longer than I wanted, but it was hot and delicious."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at James Republic. Andrea was outstanding. She knew her menu and made some great recommendations. We had the the mussels as an appetiser; they were on point. My friend's chicken was a bit dry, so we sent it back. The manager made another recommendation (lamb burger), which was superb. My duck was equally delicious. We are looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere, menu and drinks! For starters we ordered a salad and roasted brussels sprouts - both delicious! My husband had the roasted chicken and I had the duck confit dish. Both dishes were bland unfortunately (probably better for us without all the loaded salt!). The drinks were great, too! Service was TOP NOTCH! We will definitely go back as the menu is really interesting and has many other choices."
    Dined on 4/12/2014