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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Awesome cocktails! The eggplant dip, pork chop, and hamburger were all delicious. Best to order a bunch of things and share."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Ambience was great, very trendy open air dining. enjoyed the fact that it is part of the Marriot."
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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 $2.50. When you order eggs for breakfast you don't expect to have to pay for toast with it. The service was just ok. The space is very pretty and the outdoor patio area is very nice. I would try this place again but for dinner. Maybe we just got the staff on an off morning."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went here in a friends recommendation and it was alright but over priced for what it is. their burger comes plain with a side of pickles fries are extra. for two burgers fries and one beer it came to 64$ and it was all average quality."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    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"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    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
  • "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
  • "Good food. Nice atmosphere. Great service. It was fun to watch the people walking in the neighborhood."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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