James' Beach

4.4
937 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
James’ Beach, is open again for dining on our outddoor patio and in our clubby dining room. We are also having private parties in our "Best of LA" historic Clubhouse. Our modern California comfort food under the direction of Chef Eddie Posada features the best natural ingredients from local purveyors and farms. We feature old favorites including our famous mahi tacos (featured in the film I love you. Man), fried chicken, natural and prime meats and fresh sustainable seafood along with delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our wine list focuses on exciting natural winemakers and our bars still put out Venice's best cocktails. Late nights on the patio with local dj is on weekends til 2:00 am
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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.

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 937 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good portions, fantastic food! Perfect seating too

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vipHanaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice vibe for hanging out

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vipRachel
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The manager was very helpful despite how busy it was. Mahi Tacos we’re great. Cesar salad ok.

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vipShira
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solomon helped us park our bikes for maximum safety and comfort. Good vibes there!!!

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vipBruno
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJacintoD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

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Del9
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant day or night!
And James is such a lovely guy!

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vipLarryK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A place we would return to and try a few other dishes. Quirky place. Owners are there and make you feel at home.

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vipLeeN
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Nice spot. Slooooow service. Below average burger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Made the drinks wrong, twice and the food was without flavor and overcooked.

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vipKari
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

SG
SandyGF
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun restaurant, great food and terrific service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food and casual beach vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Bitchiest brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Dinner should be a fourth of the price

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AimeeD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish and so were the drinks. Service and atmosphere great.

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Poetaster
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent and friendly service. Good food and drinks. We sat on the patio on a high top for two near the bar.

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vipSunnyB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great duck tacos,perfect martinis and chocolate lava cake!

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vipToddB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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nikkik
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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vipLucZar
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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vipNYCdiner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff 🤙

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vipBestFriendsForever
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MzForbes
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible we had to get up and leave. We just kept getting ignored.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

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vipGerardK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time hidden gem - love this place.

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vipOutstanding
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Has always been solid and still is. Perfect setting for Mother’s Day brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was sub par. They ran out of some meals during the Mother’s Day Brunch. Over all unorganized and not worth it.

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JeffreyF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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.

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GilbertS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Mass confusion in the kitchen. Our orders took forever.

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vipSunnyB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great ambience, so much fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

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vipAshleyT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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.

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 4.4 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.