James' Beach

4.7
881 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
During the current Covid restrictions on restaurant dining, we will be offering limited pick up and delivery only. James’ Beach, is excited to be open again for dining on our outdoor Venice art and tropics inspired patio, an iconic Venice Beach meeting and dining destination for 25 years. We are well known for serving the best quality, modern American comfort food featuring meats and produce from local purveyors, ranches and farms. Along with great cocktails and an award winning wine list, we are serving our famous tacos, fried or roasted Jidori chicken, Maple Leaf duck confit, the freshest seafood and an ever changing seasonal menu. We're 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 sustainable seafood.

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 881 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night out before lockdown!

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SandyT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local spot. Great service and super fresh food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was exceptional and Brendan was the best part. He was attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable.

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CAA213
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and staff were amazing. They did everything to make their guest feel comfortable with face shields, tables spread out, and dividers between tables. Well done!

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RondiB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and we were able to get right in. The seafood was fabulous.

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vipJaclynS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance for Covid dining. The calamari was very good, pass on the vegan/tofu tacos (tofu has no flavor), fried chicken good, but not as crispy as we have had in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Awesome drinks and food. Nice vibe and service

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love James Beach, so happy they have their patio open.

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Sisi
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I MADE A RESERVATION AT 8:15 AND NEVER GOT SAT. COMPLAINED TO THE MANAGER AND ALL HE GAVE US WERE TWO FREE MOJITOS. DIDNT TRY TO GET US SAT. NEVER GONNA ATTEMPT TO COME HERE AGAIN.

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vipsusana
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow is this a pleasant surprise! The atmosphere was lovely with the fireplace and the patio is gorgeous. Loved our server. But most importantly the food was so delicious I literally asked who I was with if I was just super hungry or it was actually this good. We had the Mac and cheese with lobster -incredible- and the truffle fries for appetizers and then I had the steak Frites that was done to perfection. Loved it so much can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came to our reservation, wouldn’t seat us because they were closed, even though our reservation was made for 10:15

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SandyT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this local spot. Great food. They have done an amazing job during Covid making our experience feel very safe. Highly recommend.

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vipJenniferM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very serious about Covid -19 Safety protocol. The atmosphere was relaxed, fun and everyone was friendly and attentive. We had a really nice time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great! Food was great! And loved the patio experience....very nice ambiance. We will be back!

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viphealthyeatingisfun
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, food, service and overall experience lovely !!! We have never been disappointed there

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AnnaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters are nice, food is excellent, and the space is beautiful. Loved it so much and will definitely go back!

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TheNicoShow
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I flew in from Houston to celebrate at JB It’s one of our favorite restaurants. Our waiter was lovely and even brought out my sons cake all lit up! It was great! We love the duck tacos !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Food was very good. Service excellent.

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Avvv
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, excellent and friendly service. Great quality food, i would highly recommend it and will go visit again soon

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SeriousCriticInLA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The old side patio is now the whole restaurant seating. They fixed it up nice and thank god the food is still great. Happy they are open and the whole staff was A+. Support them please!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service from the staff! Cute ambiance. Food is a bit overpriced but that’s LA for you.

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vipTnAMDR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to James’ Beach for 12 years running, first it was a special occasion spot, and before long were regulars. James and Danny have been treating us like family the whole time, and we’ve lost count of the wonderful meals and memories. Now that they’re finally back after months of take-out only due to the pandemic, it feels like home again. We went for three meals in a row for the first two days they were back. This time we both had burgers, and they were are as good as any in L.A. We’ve never had anything but a great meal AND a great time. My current fave: Confit of duck tacos. Just amazing. And the place is 100% Venice, so come and find out what that means ; )

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ConiL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I felt perfectly safe & the food is sooooo good. Cocktail & wine list is wonderful. My favorite go to. So glad they are open.

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vipSherriRosen
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love James Beach. It's my favorite local restaurant! They have done an amazing job at making it COVID safe with a tremendous attention to every detail. Well done!

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vipSpanky
Los Angeles
130 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

All things considered....pretty good. The menu was limited as expected and we had a very nice time.

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vipKimberlyF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love James Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Great food and we always have the best service. Thanks guys

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MoeG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!! 10/10 would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. A Venice Institution

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends 30th birthday. Our server gave us recommendations on drinks and food and everything was delicious. All servers are wearing masks and shields. We will be back!!!

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FoodieKris
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they opened patio back up!

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ElizabethL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and were glad to see that it was open again for patio dining. The service was excellent and it was very clear they were adhering to the standards for safety. Food as usual very good and the owner came over and chatted with us for a bit to ask how we thought they were doing. I like to think he recognized us as regular patrons ( but probably not). But that’s ok. We will certainly go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in all of Venice is back and we couldn’t be more excited!

Food & drinks were delicious and staff warm & amazing as always!

They follow strict safety protocols while keeping an uplifting attitude! AMAZING!!!

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vipAnneD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

James Beach has a varied menu, good food, ambience, acceptable noise level, good friendly service and an interesting eclectic crowd.

My only complaint is that the nextdoor parking is $8. Pretty outrageous. And other parking is not easy to find.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, Segel approved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Not fine dining, but it was ok. Vibe of room is great

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Suzanne
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

A few friends had made the suggestion to try James Beach out. Food was excellent, service not so good. Our waiter was always missing in action. We kept having to ask another waiter for help. He didn’t seem happy about that fact. The staff also sat us at a table by the bar. Not a good spot, people kept hitting our table to get to and from the bar. They were to lazy to go around. We will be back. We will just ask for a different table and the waiter, Well, everyone has an off night.

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vipjoshuac
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. we enjoyed all courses, sand dabs were sublime, lasagna was great as were the fish tacos. $7 martini weds made it even better!

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 4.7 stars by 881 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.