James Republic
James Republic

James Republic

  • 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, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
James Republic reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (73)neighborhood gem (68)fit for foodies (64)good for groups (40)great for lunch (39)hot spot (33)great for brunch (29)special occasion (28)vibrant bar scene (26)romantic (19)scenic view (15)late-night find (12)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Energetic Organic Food
    Frequentdineout
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Love the eclectic menu especially small plate appetizers! Appreciate the organic quality food. The Brussel sprouts are fantastic and very different than what other trendy restaurants are serving. Hand crafted cocktails are some of the best in the city. Peach semifreddo is yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambiance is amazing. The food tasted good but it was way too expensive for what you get. Staff was nice. It might have been because the day was hot but the flies were really annoying. I'm not sure that I will give it another chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long beach gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ambience and decor was great and so was the location. It was walking distance to downtown. Their computer was down that night so service was a lot slower then usual. They also ran out of some of the top Apps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Fine.
    FrugalFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nothing special. Always hope for more with a place billing itself as "farm to table." It was fine. Nothing special. Had mussels, frites, grilled cauliflower, one other thing I can't even remember.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and innovative
    tuttomangiare
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great salads with very fresh ingredients. Clearly everything is prepared to order. Lots of crisp veggies and mice dressings. Super fresh fish and a legendary burger all served up in beautiful style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Food & Drinks-ALL Fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Stayed in the hotel for a week working, and was fortunate to be there to enjoy the James Republic restaurant. All the bar staff was engaging & truly professional in their service. Huge props to Melodie, Clayton & Jonathan for (1) creating a fantastic gin cocktail for me (Melodie's Amber Beauty), then (2) being able to replicate it perfectly time after time, night after night. Would recommend this spot to anyone visiting or even just passing through downtown Long Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it
    omar
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was visiting my sister and was looking for good restaurant. Looked on line and found this gem. The food was great and our server was knowledgeable and very nice. When I asked her to suggest a dish she knew her menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in the LBC.
    debrabVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is simple, clean, super tasty and the ambiance is the icing on the cake. Try to sit outside, as this is the best way to enjoy the food w/ friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • check this place out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The menu can look a little weird but the combinations just seem to work love the food here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food! And ambiance was fabulous, too. Cocktails were yummy as well as the service !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    DinerHeaven
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was extremely please with my first visit. I took a friend for a birthday lunch, and was so happy I chose James Republic. My guest said she felt special when we were leavin g.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    RiveraVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Overall great space with a great patio - ordered 2 different beers on tap and they said we ran out of them - they also ran out of the bread for the grilled cheese - come on pull it together - overall the food was good but service was poor to fair
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just what the LBC needed
    jenmil
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very nice atmosphere, especially during warm weather - two walls open fully to outside. Lots of energy. Good food, interesting menu and drinks. Friendly service. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to Table
    Danicolex
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Nice location in the arts district of the LBC. Fresh ,seasonal and tasty. Great peach bruschetta and the flat iron steak was great.Good portion size and the wait staff was attentive and helpful. Dessert, ice cream, was disappointing, lacked flavor Coffee-really good. I have heard they have a great brunch. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • James Republic is amazing!
    1SOUTHBAY
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is probably the 10th time I've been there and it has not disappointed me yet! Although I like the dinner menu better than their lunch menu, they're both awesome. What a great find! It totally breaks the stigma of a hotel restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience, cocktails, and food
    Foody40
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Awesome cocktails! The eggplant dip, pork chop, and hamburger were all delicious. Best to order a bunch of things and share.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mussles
    barque
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    you must try. I have never eaten a mussel and these were excellent! paired w/ the hearst wine! I find something new and delicious here every time I go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    specialRiderVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The brussel sprout and crispy chicken salads were delicious, dessert was divine, nice outdoor setting on a quiet street, server was excellent, with big pours of wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mariaandchris
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Ambience was great, very trendy open air dining. enjoyed the fact that it is part of the Marriot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Breakfast, but very good
    carollVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have had a brunch and dinner here and found the menu small, but adequate. The breakfast menu is even smaller. If you like a big American breakfast, you will be disappointing. However, what is on the menu is very good. The quiche portion is small, but delicious. Wish it came with fruit instead salad. The egg sandwich is on homemade sourdough or multi-grain toast. While there is only one piece of bacon, what was there was tasty. I didn't like the effort to get us to order at the bar. It was called "grab and go." If I wanted that I would go to McDonald's. We did get table service. The food was very good. The service is better and more polished at brunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corkage drama
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our group of 4 arrived on time and was seated promptly. We brought a bottle of wine to share but decided to order other wine first. We asked about their corkage fee and policy. We were told that it was $25 but would be waived if we bought a bottle from the restaurant. We stated that we would be ordering at least 4 glasses and asked if that would meet their criteria. The waiter came back and said yes, but only if they were all the same wines. We went back and forth with the waiter with some friendly banter about their policy hoping that either they would relax the policy and at least discount the corkage or have the manager come to the table and discuss it. Neither happened. Feeling a little under appreciated, not sure I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise on First Street
    carollVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    James Republic is a Chef owned restaurant that uses local, fresh ingredients to create great food. The open, airy setting is inviting for a crowd or solo dining. Some unusual dishes are paired with old favorites that are sure to be good. It is open early and late and is almost always busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didnt know what to expect...
    trickyd
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food turned out to be pretty good but they offer everything al a carte. You have to order the pomme frittes or any sides separately. My friend ordered a side salad with her burger and both were pretty tasty. I ordered the lox and egg scramble and it tasted great but I had to order toast separately and they charged me $2.50. When you order eggs for breakfast you don't expect to have to pay for toast with it. The service was just ok. The space is very pretty and the outdoor patio area is very nice. I would try this place again but for dinner. Maybe we just got the staff on an off morning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice spot but overprices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We went here in a friends recommendation and it was alright but over priced for what it is. their burger comes plain with a side of pickles fries are extra. for two burgers fries and one beer it came to 64$ and it was all average quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing corner
    hbangel
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is an incredible find! The food was delicious and beautifully portioned and plated. The menu changes often, but our party had a variety of dishes and loved them all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    Happyeater
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our group of 8 was accomadated well. We enjoyed a couple bottles of wine and appetizers, entrees and dessert with coffees, all while we watched the suset transform our view. Our meals were delicious and the service was wonderful. My water glass was never empty and I was surprised to get fresh flat ware in between courses. Nice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic/
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Loved this place! Can't wait to return. Even the grilled cheese was great. Open, airy space. Prompt service. Loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Great Divergence
    MarcoVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting downtown dining
    carollVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love farm to table
    Phyl1VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Place to eat!
    BluffHeightsVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    Some1inthebiz
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Thank you, Donnie and Monica! The cocktails were stellar! Love the ambiance and menu selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Night
    LAnunciado
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food and fantastic service complimented the warm weather for outdoor dining to make one hell of a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better...
    HappyFoodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blinding sun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Food with Flair
    lbcgurl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening
    MeMyselfLB
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good food. Nice atmosphere. Great service. It was fun to watch the people walking in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    Claire
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    SealBeachMom
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good, Service Meh
    SJG425
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic