James' Beach

4.7
893 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
James’ Beach, is excited to be open again for dining on our outdoor patio and with limited seating inside our booth lined dining room and craftsman Clubhouse. For 25 years we have served neighbors and visitors, our modern take on Californian - American comfort food featuring the best quality meats and produce from local purveyors, ranches and farms. Along with great cocktails and an award winning wine list, we are serving our famous tacos, fried or roasted Jidori chicken, Maple Leaf duck confit, the freshest seafood and an ever changing seasonal menu. We are still “as comfortable as your favorite sweater” (L.A. Times).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 893 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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mattkc1
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

our visit to James Beach was great! all the food was tasty and hot and delivered quickly. the service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing... would return.

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ToniR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

James and Daniel are the best! It is rare to find committed owners that really care about the quality of the food, the service and the customers. The food is always good and the menu ever changing. We have had many celebrations at James and will continue to do so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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LisaH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit. Food was delicious and service was quick and excellent. The owner was there and very nice, patient and helpful. Well definitely be back....want to try the highly recommended fried chicken.

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vipSheryP
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My low expectations have risen! After reading the reviews I was hesitant going here for dinner, however it was my friends request. Surprisingly, it was a great experience! The chicken is OUTSTANDING, the staff is super nice, and the ambiance is decent. I didn't give it 5 stars as the other items on the menu didn't look to appetizing. However, they too may surprise me! But why would I not order that fabulous chicken?! I never knew chicken could be so good. Did I mention I liked the chicken?! :-P

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vipBillyV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun and delicious experience. The best "American Food" in LA

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service l, but it was too cold on the indoor patio.

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VickiDR
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic experience - safe and friendly - great food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Great location, drinks and a friendly staff. Food was truly awful tho. The spicy tuna appetizer looked like cat food and had like 6 won ton strips, the lobster Mac n Cheese was pretty bland with a couple tiny chewy pieces of lobster sprinkled on top. The truffle fries were good tho.

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viprushm
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous waiter and owner who made us feel very safe.

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JanisF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it. my server was great (Liam? I'm not sure), the bartender so nice and the food was amazing. such a nice evening.

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ConiL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the patio is so much fun with its beachy vibe & delicious cocktails. Add delicious food & you’re in for a great experience. May I recommend the Seafood Rissoto.

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vipswissmissinLA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Unfortunately the mahi was really dry and the “famous” fried chicken unflavored:(

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo glad they’re surviving the pandemic. Love this place. Very chill and friendly. Best margaritas

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service as always since back in the day.

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vipSunnyB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love James beach it’s such a welcoming place and it looks close to me it’s good enough for every day or for a special occasion. Can’t wait for the bar to open again and the inside to begin serving with their open ceiling plan.

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David
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time. Staff was A+. Rissotto and tuna were great.

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BrianR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night out before lockdown!

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SandyT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local spot. Great service and super fresh food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was exceptional and Brendan was the best part. He was attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable.

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CAA213
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and staff were amazing. They did everything to make their guest feel comfortable with face shields, tables spread out, and dividers between tables. Well done!

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RondiB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and we were able to get right in. The seafood was fabulous.

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vipJaclynS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance for Covid dining. The calamari was very good, pass on the vegan/tofu tacos (tofu has no flavor), fried chicken good, but not as crispy as we have had in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Awesome drinks and food. Nice vibe and service

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love James Beach, so happy they have their patio open.

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Sisi
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I MADE A RESERVATION AT 8:15 AND NEVER GOT SAT. COMPLAINED TO THE MANAGER AND ALL HE GAVE US WERE TWO FREE MOJITOS. DIDNT TRY TO GET US SAT. NEVER GONNA ATTEMPT TO COME HERE AGAIN.

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vipsusana
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow is this a pleasant surprise! The atmosphere was lovely with the fireplace and the patio is gorgeous. Loved our server. But most importantly the food was so delicious I literally asked who I was with if I was just super hungry or it was actually this good. We had the Mac and cheese with lobster -incredible- and the truffle fries for appetizers and then I had the steak Frites that was done to perfection. Loved it so much can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came to our reservation, wouldn’t seat us because they were closed, even though our reservation was made for 10:15

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SandyT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this local spot. Great food. They have done an amazing job during Covid making our experience feel very safe. Highly recommend.

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vipJenniferM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very serious about Covid -19 Safety protocol. The atmosphere was relaxed, fun and everyone was friendly and attentive. We had a really nice time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great! Food was great! And loved the patio experience....very nice ambiance. We will be back!

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viphealthyeatingisfun
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, food, service and overall experience lovely !!! We have never been disappointed there

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AnnaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters are nice, food is excellent, and the space is beautiful. Loved it so much and will definitely go back!

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TheNicoShow
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I flew in from Houston to celebrate at JB It’s one of our favorite restaurants. Our waiter was lovely and even brought out my sons cake all lit up! It was great! We love the duck tacos !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Food was very good. Service excellent.

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Avvv
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, excellent and friendly service. Great quality food, i would highly recommend it and will go visit again soon

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SeriousCriticInLA
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The old side patio is now the whole restaurant seating. They fixed it up nice and thank god the food is still great. Happy they are open and the whole staff was A+. Support them please!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service from the staff! Cute ambiance. Food is a bit overpriced but that’s LA for you.

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vipTnAMDR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to James’ Beach for 12 years running, first it was a special occasion spot, and before long were regulars. James and Danny have been treating us like family the whole time, and we’ve lost count of the wonderful meals and memories. Now that they’re finally back after months of take-out only due to the pandemic, it feels like home again. We went for three meals in a row for the first two days they were back. This time we both had burgers, and they were are as good as any in L.A. We’ve never had anything but a great meal AND a great time. My current fave: Confit of duck tacos. Just amazing. And the place is 100% Venice, so come and find out what that means ; )

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ConiL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I felt perfectly safe & the food is sooooo good. Cocktail & wine list is wonderful. My favorite go to. So glad they are open.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 893 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.