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About James Republic

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.

500 East 1st Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
1st and Linden

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 901-0235

Website:
http://jamesrepublic.com/

Parking Details:
also available to park in courtyard hotel. Parking will be validated at reception desk

Executive Chef:
Dean James Max/Dave MacLennan

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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We're celebrating Valentine's Day with our everyday changing farm-to-table menu with elevated dishes worthy of a celebration for loved ones.

James Republic Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Organic (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Birthday, waitress brought us a free cake and kept our bottomless mimosas flowing!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent meal as always, thank you Chef. Service was better this time, but still does not match the excellence of the menu. Always disappointed with the service, it WAS a bit more attentive and checked on the table more than usual. Still gaps in server presence, bad timing getting drinks (this is typical).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have been to James Republic a few times: brunch, coffee, late breakfast (aka early lunch) and now dinner. If you are showing up at prime eating hours, you should make a reservation. They have great coffee and also amazing cocktails. Love their creativity behind the bar.
The food is dynamite. It's not a huge menu and dishes are meant to be shared. It's more than Tapas but smaller than a main dish. I hadn't seen my friend Mary in about a month and she happened to be in town for a business meeting and we met up at the restaurant.
We split the brussels sprouts -which are exceptionally tasty.
We split a hamburger -- so incredibly good. It tasted like the beef had been freshly ground. If you want it less pink in the middle, go with medium well done. The bun is very flavorful too which is a huge plus.
The Pomme Frites are extraordinarily crisp and sprinked with grated cheese..
Dessert was an apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. VERY Unusual as it was served in a mini skillet in which it was cooked. The edges were crispy and it looked more like a cake than it did apple crisp. I don't remember it being the fruit-filled dessert that I expected it to be but it was amazing despite my expectations.
Mary had a great cup of coffee and I had a capucinno. I had forgotten they did a Mexican Mocha hot drink which I would have ordered that. It's one of their signature coffees.

Service was really very very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Organic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Lovely time on a quiet night. Love that they add a plethora of daily specials to the menu!

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great Beer
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service! We had a party of six on New Year’s Eve. We ordered a charcuterie board for starters and were not disappointed. The smoked olives were amazing! The entree selections were very good including a few vegetarian. The menu changes daily and ingredients are sourced locally. Our entrees included congee, chicken, steak, and the grass fed burger. The food was indescribably good and everyone left very satisfied. Don’t forget the desserts- delicious!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food here is always very good, some of the best in Long Beach. Great value for the money. The food is high quality and portions are generous.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service was great!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I had high hope from walking in the door because it's beautiful. But unfortunately was ruined by the women server who waited on us. And was left waiting an 1 hour and a half for our food that according to the waitress we "never put in our order, but oh, you wanted me to put in your order earlier? " with an unapologetic attitude. Management came and tried to save it. But the food was poorly put together and executed. So we will not be coming back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic little spot

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Found this restaurant while researching locations in Long Beach to celebrate our 15th anniversary. So glad we found them! The staff were incredibly kind and treated us like royalty, something that doesn't always happen when staff realize the reservation is for two women, not a traditional "couple". Cocktails and food were scrumptious. We were there on a week night; I'm not sure how the place is on the weekend, but it was a perfect spot for us that night. We took Lyft, so we could enjoy ourselves. The management picked up on that and sent over free champagne with our dessert. The decor is pleasing, comfortable, and spacious. We would definitely go there again and will take friends next time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved our lunch there. Service was good. Good excellent. Parking is a challenge!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was delicious once we Finally got it! The service was extremely slow despite the fact that the restaurant was fairly empty.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This restaurant has a creative menu, delicious food, excellent service and is reasonably priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food here was excellent and the prices wonderful. This was a business dinner and they had live music which in most cases would be very nice but it was WAY TOO LOUD! WE were there for a business dinner and had to almost shout to hear each other in conversation. Service was amazing and open air option was great for the nice weather.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a lovely evening on a really nice night! Service was outstanding and the environment was romantic yet casual and cozy. I highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and service were great! We were in for an early dinner at 6:00 and the place allowed quiet conversation and unhurried eating. I will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

i loved it other than the fact that no one really paid attention to us. i tried getting ahold of the servers for about 10 minutes before they noticed i was trying to get their attention. other than that the food was awesome and a very great place to have a quiet dinner out

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great for taking a meeting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a great dinner when our other plans for the night fell through. The Craft board was awesome, the salad and entrees a great size and bargain for the quality. Sadly they didn't even say "Happy Anniversary" even though it was noted in the Open Table reservation and our dessert wasn't that great but then again it wasn't the one our waiter recommended so it was our own fault. I've already recommended the place to a few of my friends and we look forward to trying brunch!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We came with the whole family one of which was a 4 month infant. The music was a bit loud and my daughter asked the hostess to ask the musicians to turn it down. They kindly granted our request. All of the food was excellent and our server was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu. We had oysters,, ravioli, a hamburger, brussels sprouts, a few salads (my fav had pickled cherries) each dish was well seasoned and well portioned for the price.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Really great small plates food. Wonderful unique craft cocktails. Great prices. The space is lovely. The live music was special. Super great option for Long Beach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love love love James Republic. Everything is wonderful here.

Tags: Live Sports, Tapas, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Disabled Access, People Watching, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

James Republic is vegan and vegetarian friendly. It is a local farm to table restaurant without a truly fixed menu based on fresh ingredients available that day. It is excellent for later dining (civilized adults) and staff is both attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I'll start out by saying the floor manager saved the night. We were seated promptly but we're completely ignored for the first 10 minutes. The hosted then approached us with water and apologized for the delay. 10-15 minutes later the server arrived, Unapologetic and indifferent. It was a red flag but we ordered drinks regardless and still no scence of urgency. Almost 10 min b4 drinks arrived. We were about to leave when the manager noticed and convinced us to stay. Food was great and manager very friendly but this could have been a great meal but all it takes is a waitress with a attitude to damper an other wise good experience The restaurant was not particularly busy and I've been here at 4 other times. I guess service is why I don't return as often as I would like.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Beautiful place. Food was great. Service is better at Burger King.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Cocktails are a bit pricy, but overall a fun experience! You can't beat the ambiance with open doors, patio seating and mood lighting.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great night!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food. Beautiful restaurant with farm to table, fresh seasonal fare. Excellent salads and interesting cocktails. We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Tapas, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Traditional dishes served with an bit more complexity: Kimchi pancake with cilantro drizzle, Jalapeno maple sausage. Stumptown latte was very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great spot in Long Beach. Food was delicious, Drinks were well crafted. Enjoyed date night!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was very creative and magnificent. The staff was so nice and personable. Unfortunately wines are overpriced which will have an impact on local repeat business.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

It's a nice spot but the menu has become very limited and the staff just feels different. That doesn't really quantify much but it's hard to articulate. We used to come more often but it feels like new management has replaced the very friendly and helpful staff with a staff that's more interested in upselling everything. They're nice enough but there are fewer severs and the menu is MUCH shorter.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Continues to be outstanding! We usually order some of the veggie plates as appetizers for the table. The grilled cauliflower is superb! Lamb and salmon were most excellent. One of our favorite places.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

So wonderful! One of the few restaurants I know that isn't strictly vegetarian but has numerous good vegetarian options. Everything here is delicious, and the service is friendly. A little noisy, but that's partly because it's popular.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Awesome food and great people. They go out of the way to make an unforgettable dining experience :)

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food selection is always delicious, something different every time but the taste is always good. Staff are friendly and attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Took my wife here for date night. Totally awesome food with great service. We added this restaurant to our running list of great restaurants that we want to visit again in the future.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

James Republic never disappoints! Delicious food, tasty drinks and friendly service. Always a great time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant with an exceptionally appealing and creative menu. The service, however, did not match the ambience.

We arrived at 6:00, when the restaurant was not full at all, but at 6:15 I had to go up to the hostess to see if we even had a waiter. In 15 minutes we hadn't even been offered water! When the waiter finally came over, he was nice enough, but he didn't apologize for arriving so late.

Then, he gave us obviously incorrect information about wines by the glass (something I was able to see just by looking at the wine list), he didn't know basic features of the dinner menu, and he neglected to tell us that two items from the dinner menu had already sold out. (We ordered one of these items, and it wasn't till about 5 minutes later that he came back to tell us it wasn't available.) Throughout the meal, I had to flag him down for water, drinks, and, later, the check. It was odd, because I would see him walking through his section, but he didn't understand that he needed to look at his tables and customers while he did that. Once we finished our dinner, our dirty plates sat in front of us for at least ten minutes before I flagged him down and asked him to clear our table. I kind of felt like I was at Denny's!

All that said, I will come back again because of the atmosphere and the food, but I hope that the waiter I got that night isn't typical of the service there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Thank for the great service, ambiance was awesome but the portion of the food was a little too small.

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