James' Beach

4.4
929 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
James’ Beach, is excited to be open again for dining and private parties in our historic Clubhouse. Our California comfort food under the direction of Chef Natalia Iorlano features the best natural ingredients from local purveyors and farms. We feature old favorites including our mahi tacos, fried chicken, natural and prime meats and fresh sustainable seafood along with delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our wine list focuses on new, exciting natural winemakers and our bar still puts out Venice's best cocktails. We are now open for 'drinks only" service after 10:00pm Friday and Saturdays til 1:00am.

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; we do not have multiple table reservations. Table reservations require entree purchase by each person and due to limited seating, we may need the table back after a 1.5 hour limit.

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 929 people are saying
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vipKari
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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SandyGF
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
21 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

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

Dinner should be a fourth of the price

AD
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
6 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.

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

great duck tacos,perfect martinis and chocolate lava cake!

TB
vipToddB
Los Angeles
17 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
2 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.

LZ
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.

NY
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 🤙

BF
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.

MF
MzForbes
San Francisco
1 review
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.

OT
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
39 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

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

always wonderful!

OT
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!

OT
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.

NG
vipNatashaG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining at James Beach for years, but this recent visit was by far the best experience I've ever had. Excellent service from the moment we checked in at the masked, distanced host station. Wonderful table for our party of 5, right in the center of the very-well-distanced but somehow still cozy feeling outdoor space. Our server was absolutely lovely, incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, and treated us like royalty. The ambience was classic James Beach, a little quirky, a little funky, a little beachy, a little like home but with better lighting and better cocktails. For one of our fist post-pandemic dining outings (well...post HEIGHT of the pandemic, the world is still in crisis, but we are blessed with LA's low COVID numbers) we were just super impressed on every level. Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipTerre
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James beach has always been wonderful. I’ve been going there for over 20 years And going back after the pandemic made me remember how absolutely wonderful this restaurant is, whether you’re going for a quiet dinner or to hang out in the bar with a bunch of friends, it absolutely doesn’t matter and always fits the bill

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mattkc1
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food but pricey

TR
vipToniR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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

LH
LisaH
Los Angeles
7 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.

SP
vipSheryP
Los Angeles
28 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

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

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

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

fantastic experience - safe and friendly - great food

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 929 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.