The staff, the food, the ambient was outstanding!
Love this place :)
Saturday brunch with girlfriends celebrating a Birthday and James could NOT HAVE been more accommodating and pleasant! Super flexible with party of 9 - fabulous setting with open roof and plants and fire in the fireplace. Fabulous tacos and cocktails - I give it a 10!
Favorite was James greeted us with a smile and he was genuinely happy to see us - legit service with a smile - WOWZA!
New Year’s Eve at James’ Beach is an amazing happening. It’s great to be able to walk to such a fun neighborhood spot and enjoy such good food, great wine list and super service all at neighborhood prices. This restaurant is a big part of the Venice experience.
Loved the service- Tom was great despite a very busy NYE! Great ambiance- excellent food. Met the owner by chance and the conversation made us even more appreciative we chose James Beach. We returned the next night with friends for drinks at the bar!
New Years eve
Haven't been to James Beach in while and need to cool spot for a fun Friday business lunch in Venice. The food (fish tacos) were great and vibe was perfect. When back for Sunday brunch to visit a friend visiting from Chicago. It was not crowded at 11am, which was appreciated. Everyone ended having fish tacos and Blood Marys, and a nice time. James Beach is like a good old friend. Much appreciated.
Christmas eve dinner was very festive with holiday decor and menu specials. I was disappointed that taco Tuesday specials were not offered, even tho they had been listed on the web site for the Dec 24 holiday, and the Pittsburgh pecan ball dessert had disappeared from the dessert menu. I am learning not to trust social media directors if it's something I'm counting on! So we still ordered the wonderful tacos and margaritas at full price, and the kitchen made up a version of the pecan ball for me. I also loved the holiday cookie plate dessert, for those of us that don't make our own. We had a great time and I highly recommend James' Beach any day of the week!
Perfect Neighborhood restaurant with the nicest people especially the bartenders Dennis and Sasha!
Absolutely fantastic! Such great food, drinks, and atmosphere. At our most recent dinner, we were waited on by Tom. He was the BEST!! Such a fun time.
Wonderful, eclectic menu. Love the decor and the music. Food is outstanding and the staff is fantastic. Looking forward to returning.
James and the entire beach is never to be missed. Excellent service. Top notch warmth and impeccable hospitality as usual. It is a true Venice Gem. Love love love and can’t ever celebrate without it. Love you all so much. Thank you infinity. Xo. Jolie and Alex
Fantastic food and service...don't forget about the chocolate souffle!
A longtime Venice institution. Great food and ambience.
Food was amazing!! Service was terrible. Was there for 3 hours and not by choice
My sister was in town from Hong Kong, and we wanted to have a nice dinner for her 60th Birthday and we had a great night, martini's were cold, service was warm and friendly (our waiter Tom was fun), the food was delicious and hot. The Duck confit with mushroom risotto was fairly salty, but the portions of all dishes were very good overall. Fish tacos were tasty and the fish was plentiful. The Brisket and mash potatoes were a hit. Desserts were yummy as well, cheesecake and the berry crumble, mmmm. We were seated at a nice corner table for 5, very comfortable, in the past we were slightly disappointed in our table selection by the host so, we were very happy this night. Wednesday night is good night to be at JB. We'll be back!
Nice place with avg food. I gave it 3 stars overall.
Had a great date night there. The food and service was perfect. Can't wait to go back.... 1/2 off of the wine bottles helped with the experience too lol...
It’s consistently excellent. We especially loved Tom our server.
Such a great dinner! Truly perfect in every way. We heartily recommend the French Dip and the Duck Tacos, and the Cosmo was as good as it gets.
Waiter was amazing and food was terrific!
It was an amazing dinner. Food and service was delicious.
Always a good experience - a little noisy on Friday nights, but still good food and ambiance.
We went there because of the film. .. I love you man. Glad we did x
Took my girlfriend out to James Beach. Her first time. She loved it! The gentleman host was very friendly and checked on us periodically through our meal to make sure we were having an enjoyable time. The server girl was great too! She took great care of us and took the extra time and patience to explain to us about different drinks and meal options. We’ll be back for sure! Thank you all!
Great for casual dinner with close friends!
Always a casual culinary treat. Inside or outside, or for having a private party in the back room, always great food in a fun atmosphere. James and Daniel are wonderful hosts and the staff is friendly and professional.
Food is as good as always. Waiter could have been a little more attentive.
I love the duck tacos. The duck is roasted to perfection. And the plate has all the fixings to make your own tacos. Fish and brisket are very good too! With a watermelon margarita. Yum!
Service sucked. Waited forever for parts of meal
Atmosphere and vibe are good. Food was average. Expensive for what it is. The problem with the outdoor seating is that people sit on the wall outside smoking which is so bad when you’re trying to eat.
Overall I have no complaints. I’ve always likes James’ Beach. Good service and good food but I regret not paying attention when I got the check. They overcharged us. I think it was an honest mistake but annoying nonetheless.
Excellent food and service. Consistent quality makes James Beach stand apart!
Great atmosphere. Nice people. Good food. Loved it.
Outstanding food and service. Been here a few times and always great.
Consistent and delicious!
This was a last minute choice, but it was an excellent choice. Had spent the day walking Santa Monica and Venice Beach. We were exhausted and hungry. The food was delicious and the ambiance was nice. It was a great end to our day!!
Spectacular service, scenery and food! I’m really looking forward to my next visit.
Food and service were great. It was Saturday night and it wasn’t too noisy or too crazy.
fun atmosphere, great food, and service! we enjoyed the experience immensely! i would go back