Please note: Table requests are not guaranteed; however, we will do our best to accommodate them. Parties of 9 or more, please contact the restaurant.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Crispy Confit Duck Leg Tacos
Maple Leaf farms natural confit duck leg. Served deconstructed, and with black beans, fresh guacamole, tomatillo salsa, pickled veggies. Daily made flour tortillas or Gluten Free corn tortillas
Grilled Wild Mahi-Mahi Tacos
Marinated mahi mahi featured in the film, "I Love You, Man". Served deconstructed, and with black beans, fresh guacamole, tomatillo salsa, pickled veggies. Daily made flour tortillas or Gluten Free corn tortillas
Half Jidori natural chicken, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach
Great service, good portions, fantastic food! Perfect seating too
Great happy hour, tuna tartare and the CNAB burger is a must! Ask for Liam at the bar and his cocktail recs, he's the best!
Great food, great service. Nice vibe for hanging out
The manager was very helpful despite how busy it was. Mahi Tacos we’re great. Cesar salad ok.
Solomon helped us park our bikes for maximum safety and comfort. Good vibes there!!!
Lovely neighborhood gem located a block off the famous Venice Beach. My sand dabs were done to perfection, and my spouse’s hamburger with gruyere cheese on a brioche bun was equally delicious. For dessert we had the house made apple pie ala mode, which had the flakiest pie crust I have tasted. Delightful fun atmosphere both on the patio and inside the restaurant. We look forward to our next dining experience at James’ Beach.
Place looks better in the pictures than in person. Food is ok, but not great. Prices are high (i.e. $30 for fish tacos) and food presentation and taste is not according to price paid.
Great restaurant day or night!
And James is such a lovely guy!
A place we would return to and try a few other dishes. Quirky place. Owners are there and make you feel at home.
Nice spot. Slooooow service. Below average burger.
Made the drinks wrong, twice and the food was without flavor and overcooked.
We went there for brunch and not only was the food delicious but everyone was so kind and attentive! Between 2 families we had the french toast(Killer!), Huevos Rancheros(Sauce to be remembered), burgers(Huge!) Creative cocktails and my sister had about 4 cups of coffee it was so good. Thanks for a great time!
Fun restaurant, great food and terrific service.
Great service, yummy food and casual beach vibes.
New to the area and my wife and I were looking for a spot to have dinner and drinks in a relaxed setting and James’ Beach delivered. The food was perfect. Portions were good sized and the price was fair. Highly recommend the carne asada.
The service was nothing short of exceptional. We had a great time. Thanks for a great evening!
Dinner should be a fourth of the price
Food was delish and so were the drinks. Service and atmosphere great.
Excellent and friendly service. Good food and drinks. We sat on the patio on a high top for two near the bar.
great duck tacos,perfect martinis and chocolate lava cake!
Some of the best fried chicken ever!! Was so nice to be back here for dinner, love this place so much , it's been way too long !
Great as always!
Always a great experience.
To be blunt - terrible meal, terrible service. We probably waited an hour before our meal order was taken - the drinks were done within about 15 but took another 15 or so. No flavor in the watermelon margarita. The app we ordered ran out (didn’t know until a few after ordering) so ordered guacamole - chips were burnt and no salt. The guac itself was unsalted and lacked flavor. The sucatash side was decent. But the entrees - oh dear…. The chicken had no flavor. The sand dabs literally tasted like any natural flavor was removed. The manager asked how it was and I said nothing had flavor - didn’t address other items but offered to bring out more sauces. Sure there was flavor in them, but the chicken jus was also unsalted and the fish one didn’t help any. He never checked on us after to see if it helped.
The server - slow, and again - waited forever. He never checked on us, and if you’ve seen the Pam Ann skit (touch the trolley, run to galley, touch the galley…), you’d immediately get it.
Probably less than average experience. Nothing special. Food was not bad but not great. Weird service--i think we had 3 waiters. No need to go.
Good stuff 🤙
We had not been to James Beach since the onset of the pandemic. Now that our friends and ourselves are fully vaccinated, we could not wait to get back to our favorite restsurant. Both Daniel and James were there to greet us and right away we felt like we were "home" sgsin. The food, service, ambience, buzz fun, everything is perfect. Cannot recommend more highly.
It's always a nice place for an outdoor dinner. The staff is very friendly. I love that they do not put onions in the guacamole that comes with the tacos.
Service was horrible we had to get up and leave. We just kept getting ignored.
Went for Mother’s Day and place was understaffed. Figure they would bulk up staff for this day. Numerous items came out late and even when checking in nobody greeted us I had to track someone down inside to get them to seat us. Only saving grace was our second waiter. He was friendly and attentive
Long time hidden gem - love this place.
Has always been solid and still is. Perfect setting for Mother’s Day brunch.
Service was sub par. They ran out of some meals during the Mother’s Day Brunch. Over all unorganized and not worth it.
This place is just bad. We went on Mother’s Day and from the start it was clear this place isn’t ready for prime time. Do yourself a favor and AVOID AVOID AVOID.
Mass confusion in the kitchen. Our orders took forever.
I had made a reservation specifically for outdoor seating and we were seated in the dining room. They were not adhering to any % capacity and every booth was occupied in addition to a large part seated in the middle of the room. There were so many different servers coming by to check on us it was disruptive. The food was mediocre and overpriced. Wine was meh. Cocktail order was incorrect. Noise level was loud and we couldnt hear the servers. Won’t be returning.
Great meal, great ambience, so much fun!
Great ambiance, great location, good drinks, good service. Food is too expensive for what it is. Good quality Mahi mahi and jumbo shrimp tacos, but should be half the price.
Fun spot for date night. The drinks are yummy and the tuna tartar was nice. The shrimp tacos were so so. I would go back and try something else next time.
You can order delivery directly from James' Beach using the Order Online button. James' Beach also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. James' Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 823-5396.
James' Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 937 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.