James Republic

4.6
495 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
james re·pub·lic [ri-puhb-lik]
n. a body of persons engaged in a savory pursuit to celebrate locality and sustainability, and cultivate community through the dining experience.

James Republic combines modern sensibilities with old-world principles to afford a genuine gathering place for the neighborhood and distinctive dining destination in the heart of Long Beach.


Our style is what we like to call “modern California coastal” dining, highlighting the season’s vibrant, locally sourced bounty from both land and sea.


Our kitchen is a chef-driven, farm-to-table workshop where we create ever-changing menus dictated by the season’s finest products of time and place.

Join us for our monthly First Friday Lunch Series on the first Friday of every month highlighting a different culinary theme and for our Seasonal Dinner Bell Series featuring the best of what's available at the local Long Beach farmers markets. Information and tickets are available each season.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(562) 901-0235
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Dean James Max/Dave MacLennan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st and Linden
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Parking details
also available to park in courtyard hotel. Parking will be validated at reception desk
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

Wonderful staff, excellent cocktails and wine list and a very eclectic menu. I will be back on my next trip to Long Beach!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

In Marriott Courtyard. A modern and, for we seniors, a bit unusual menu. Our excellent server May ably described it all, with suggestions. We had heirloom tomatos and Mediterranean Lamb Kafka, both of which were very tasty and enjoyable. Came back for breakfast; a large glass of delicious orange juice, granola/yogurt, and fried egg sandwich. Beautifully prepared and delicious, and a very pleasant/helpful server too. Overall, a definite five!!

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Service was lacking. Took 10 minutes for anyone to take a drink order. Utensils were not brought until requested for the meal. And salt and pepper never made it to the table. Will not go back for brunch again.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I met a good friend for brunch because we really needed to catch up. We ordered the sopes and also the California eggs. Both were very good (the sopes base were a bit tough and hard to cut ) . The topping was great. California eggs were amazing.
We also had pomme frites as a starter. I had a Mexican Mocha (amazing!) and my friend had a cappuccino. Great lunch. GREAT service and while the room got pretty noisy, the doors were opened and we felt really comfortable.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food is always great the service always amazing.
Love the fact that they are dog friendly!!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was good. Drinks were clever takes on traditional cocktails. Strawberry tart was, plainly put, awful. Crust was inedible and rock hard as if frozen prior for an extended period of time

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Found this restaurant while on a trip to Long Beach. Made a reservation on-line although it wasn't needed. Upscale, nice atmosphere, the service was great (Marissa) and the food was fantastic. I took my two kids ages 8 & 9, they don't have a printed kid menu, but honestly it wasn't needed. My kids had sliders and they were awesome! Tried a new wine while there and it was lovely. Would definitely go back if we get to Long Beach again!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

I have always loved James Republic. But today was outstanding; Marissa was a great server, super nice, super attentive, and her recommendations were great. , the food was superb.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Always fantastic service, fantastic food and atmosphere! Our go to restaurant for biz dining, impressive for clients.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It was pretty quiet, with fewer diners than I’ve seen previously. We reserved patio seating as we had a small dog with us. We were running a few minutes late and they were very understanding & accommodating, and we were seated right away on arrival. The menu truly had something for everyone as we had a variety of special dietary needs. The food was so fresh & tasty, and presented attractively. They change up the menu frequently and are a “farm to table” restaurant, so it might not be helpful to recommend a dish, but if it’s available, the avocado toast is exceptional. Also, the coffee is wonderful, especially with oat milk if you like yours with cream & want a dairy alternative. Wait staff were so friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food is even better than advertised. I was expecting a good meal and got a really great one. My daughter who is gluten free was dining with us and the restaurant easily accommodated her dietary needs. If you are in the area and you love fresh, well prepared food that sings... go... go right now!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

nice place with an open feel to it- went for breakfast and the menu was very limited - the dishes ordered were very good and the service was attentive

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our 60th birthdays together. The food was great (awesome sharing options). Loved the Knightrider Cocktail (we each had 2). The desserts were yummy (ordered 1, but got 2 since it was our birthdays.). Garrett, our server was great.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This was my second time at James Republic and all the choices were terrific. We ordered 3 items for 2 people and it was ample - grouper was the standout, scallops were also excellent with a pleasant arugula salad. Live music was enthusiastic if a bit too loud for my taste. Servers were accommodating and seated us far away from source of music so I could hear my table companion. It was a Wednesday night and a business dinner so less about hearing the loud music.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Pleasant surprise as we could not get into first choice due to conference take over. Used open table 15 min before on a Sunday nite so pretty empty. Small plates as appetizer and main $10-17. Cheddar biscuits a must and lamb was excellent. Surprise was special polenta stuffed pasta for $16 and was enough to share. Gods service and recommendations. Wine list eclectic and different. Very good value..attached to a nice marriott with outdoor and open air setting

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Really thought the menu was very thoughtfully constructed, and there were numerous excellent dishes that we ordered including: oysters with tarragon mignonette, fried chicken, hangar steak, corn ravioli with burst tomatoes, pot de creme for dessert. The restaurant is also beautiful inside with top-notch customer service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The pantry cook sucks and needs to get another job.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great service, great food, wonderful atmosphere. The food was outstanding and something you cannot get anywhere else. The menu is simple, but everything on the menu is fantastic. Highly recommend and definitely will return.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

James Republic accommodated our large party perfectly!! The food and drinks were perfect! Just a tad pricy but worth it overall!! Loved the brussel sprouts. Our server was a little hasty and anxious to clear dishes, and wouldn't split the bill, but he cut our cake and served it! Our group had a great time!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great place. Had been to James Republic a few years ago and was not impressed. Tried this past Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed. Our server Gary) was knowledgeable, informative and communicative. They were out of a couple of items but Gary provided great alternatives. BTW the Brussels Sprouts are really good....so good we ordered three times. Overall a great experience. Parking is easy as the restaurant Is connected to the Courtyard Marriott.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place was a gem, my husband and i were in town for a friends wedding & so glad we stopped by. Friendly staff, food was fresh, coffee yummy & food came out quickly.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Still one if my faves but very disappointed that they took grilled octopus off the menu. This was the only place in town that I could get my octopus fix. Really missed it. The steelhead was good but I didn't like that it was swimming in liquid. Took away from the taste.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Too expensive for what they are serving .. food was ok. Won’t be returning

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Best breakfast sandwich ever!. Great service. Was from out of town and was looking for a breakfast spot.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Loved this place! The open dining room to the street was so great for people watching. Friendly staff. Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Absolutely the best restaurant I've ever seen attached to a Courtyard Marriott. But actually one of the best restaurants in Long Beach. It's a very professional chef who we had a chance to talk to and we talked to the floor manager. The chef is well-trained in many restaurants and started to break out on his own and created James Republic. There's Duck Rabbit lamb as well as other meats and four or five fish dishes as well some of them fresh and wild caught right there in the Long Beach area. Excellent for Foodies and for healthy folks my wife is gluten free and vegan and had no problems eating there whatsoever. I am an omnivore and had no problems eating there whatsoever. Haha. You have to park either in the hotel parking lot which is fine or just down the street so it's pretty close but it's not right in front and I'm not sure but I didn't see valet there they do have valet at the hotel. And it is very close to many other sites like the aquarium and The hockey arena for the Long Beach minor league team.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Creative menu items and friendly service. We had a couple of minor glitches with the food order but the staff and manager quickly made the necessary modifications.
This was our first visit to this venue and we plan to be back.
The food items tended to be a bit on the salty side this evening so we plan to request less aggressive seasoning next time.
A very comfortable setting and experience.
The outdoor patio dining area looked out onto the local eclectic neighborhood and presented a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Small menu- not descriptive enough. Service not attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Even though i only went for a quick bite right before a show, the waiter is still very friendly and courteous. Excellent service. The burger was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love the food and atmosphere...especially on a great day when walls/window are all open to the outside!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great charcuterie, cocktails and Hangar Steak! Our waiter was Devine 😊

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very good food. Best to share dishes l. Reasonably priced. Yummy desserts. Have to have the cinnamon ice cream.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We sat out on the patio on a beautiful evening. Our waiter Leo was kind, polite and very helpful in explaining the menu. The food was fresh and delicious. We had the hanger steak and Mahi-mahi. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We found a piece of plastic in our food, but we didn't care since the meal was so awesome. Would go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and service. This is a worthy restaurant to return to.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I had a great time food and drinks were so good and the service was good

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

What a memorable meal. Each plate was terrific. And the bar offerings were also exceptional. We will go back. We really liked James Republic.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food and drink were outstanding! We love the vibe and enjoyed ourselves. It was date night with my husband and it was a nice escape from parenting at least for one night.

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