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.
- 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
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.
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!
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
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.
Amazing food but pricey
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.
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.
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
Always a fun and delicious experience. The best "American Food" in LA
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 931 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.