James' Beach

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810 Reviews
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$30 and under
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James’ Beach, celebrating 22 years is still “as comfortable as your favorite sweater” L.A. Times. The menu celebrates American Comfort Food featuring local farm produce, the best in natural meats and seafood. Weekday specials such as Tuesday, tacos; Wednesday, steaks and $7 Tito's martinis and Thursday, fried chicken are a must, as is the 5:00 weekday happy hour. Visitors and locals make the pilgrimage for the mahi mahi tacos made famous in the film “I Love You, Man”. Dine or sit at the patio bar under boards shorts that light up and you feel the authentic Venice Beach vibe that has made James' Beach famous. The patio is one of LA’s best destinations for weekend brunch. Inside, the art lined dining room with comfy booths is perfect for more intimate occasions. For private events, the 1912 bungalow, " Clubhouse" is a "Best of LA" party room. An award winning wine list and friendly crowd helps make James’ Beach Venice's most popular neighborhood restaurant.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food, Californian
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Hours of operation
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

-Bar Open Everyday 'Til 1:30 a.m.-
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Phone number
(310) 823-5396
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shari Lynn Robins
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Private party facilities
Venice is a community that celebrates creativity and fun; and James' Beach is Venice's most popular special event destinations. We have three different areas, each representing unique spaces that will, best fit your event. The authentic, wood paneled California "Clubhouse" bungalow (seats 45+, 75 standing) is perfect for bridal showers, birthdays and intimate events. The tropical patio and out door bar captures the fun history and spirit of Venice and lends that free spirit to any celebration (70 seated, 175 standing). The clubhouse and patio combine for larger events. The clubby, historic dining room and bar is perfect for more forma events (84 seated, 120 standing). Our experienced catering staff will make your event a memorable Venice experience. For more information and pictures go to www.jamesbeach.com
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Private party contact
Susan Edelman: (310) 823-5396
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Cross street
Pacific Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking is also available.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour weekdays 5:00 - 7:00
1/2 priced wine night every Monday
Taco Tuesdays and special margaritas every Tuesday
Steak House night and $7 Tito's martinis every Wednesday
Fried chicken every Thursday
Lobster Shack every Friday night
Weekend Brunch, Saturday and Sunday 11;00 til 3:00 with $7 bloody marys and our famous mimosas
Join us Christmas Eve for our annual Holiday menu
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine