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.
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: February 19, 2019
Ends: February 20, 2118
Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM
It was a date night with my wife. Everything was excellent, the only thing I was a little not happy with was the fact they got rid of the Riesling wine off their menu.
I made reservations at the last minute and there was space (high 5 to me). It was a cloudy day. Had checked the online menu before arriving. I met a good friend there who was in LA for the weekend.
We both had the fried chicken benedict which is creamy/spicy sriracha sauce over a piece of very crispy fried chicken (YUMMY and spicy too!) on top of a poached egg. It came with a small salad. Everything was good. The sparkling rose' was out so we went with another rose. Nice, light wine.
We liked the chicken so much that my friend ordered another piece of chicken as a side order. It was *that good* No dessert- we were too full. I got my half of breakfast packed up to go. We were there for a couple of hours. The server was pretty good but she missed some things. I asked for additional water since we had run out. I don't recall being asked for coffee after brunch dishes were cleared. As we realized that we had been there a while - try over 90 minutes, we had to ask her for the check and that took a bit of waiting to get her attention. Food was great, wine was great. Service initially was good, after we ate, it was almost non-existent.
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Menu was a little odd for 2:15pm on Mother’s Day, but everything on it was delicious.
Love open airy seating and lighting. Food was fresh and flavorful but priced to match (not cheap). Nice strong martini verses some places that water down my drinks.
Brunch starts on time at 10:30. Bottomless drinks can be mixed. Excellent customer service.
I had eaten here several years ago and remembered James Republic to be quite good. This time, every single dish that our party of four ordered was spicy to the point of pain. We ordered the soup; carrot soup that was so spicy our mouths were on fire. I ordered the lamb belly, and again it was so spicy and hot that I had to send it back. I ordered the burger which I hoped would be good, but it was undercooked. By then, everyone at our table had already eaten so I just ate it. Not good. The chefs seem to have only one note in their expertise: HOT and spicy. No thanks. We will never return.
We apologize about your experience. We will take this feedback and adjust as necessary. We hope you give us another try.
The food was delicious but the portions are small accept for the burgers. . . The burgers are quite big and delicious.
We enjoyed our time. The food is fantastic. It is a little noisy, but we didn’t need to shout to be heard. The chairs at the tables are comfy, we sat for over an hour visiting after our meal and never felt rushed to leave. The waiter continued to fill my water and just let us be. I appreciate that.
We are glad to hear you had a great experience. thank you for the feedback.
Andrew is an amazing server, did a great job.
The food was amazing the chef is great.
I couldn't give the ambiance a 5 stars because of the televisions, I understand they are part of the hotel bar but they detract from the dining experience.
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I would recommend, but perhaps, not for brunch. The menu was quite limited.
Music was a bit over powering. Made it hard to converse. Overall I love it!
The brunch menu is sparse & overpriced. There are virtually no pics on Yelp of the food so it’s truly a guessing game on what your order will look like. The restaurant wasn’t that busy, but it was still difficult getting a hold of our waitress. Wouldn’t recommend this place. Won’t be going back.
Great food! Loved the bottomless mimosas
The food itself was quite tasty but the portions were quite small especially for the high prices.
Unexpectedly creative plates. Have dined at James Republic 3 or 4 times. Always happy. Always pleasantly surprised by a taste detail I didn't expect. My guest, each time, has enjoyed their order. On my recent visit, my guest and I each ordered a different red and swapped sips. We agreed that they both exceeded expectations for by-the-glass. Server knowledgeable and hit the sweet spot of attentiveness. I'm happy they are in my town.
Hostess unfriendly almost rude with no personality.
Seemed to be very short staffed.
Good food, yummy cocktails!! It’s a great space for a date night or a fabulous night out with friends!
Thank you for the great comments!
Came here for breakfast. Staff was incredibly nice and so accommodating. Loved my breakfast croissant sandwich and the coffee here is some of the best I have had! Look forward to returning!
Thank you so much for the positive feedback!
good food selection. poor wine selection. corking fee is $ 24.00
Limited menu. Small portions for the $. Did not like any of our entrees.
Went there twice during our stay. Brunch and Dinner both amazing experiences! Our server Garret was fantastic and very food savvy. The pork with the mole verde is a hit! And the pasta was spot on!
We pleased that your experience was great. We will pass this message to Garrett and Chef.
Great atmosphere but eat before you get there, my entrée portion was small. I ordered an octopus entrée for $25.00 and received one tentacle and a few garbanzo beans. I had to make myself something to eat when we got home. The chef should evaluate all the entrees to make sure they're a good value and an adult feels satisfied after eating. Disappointed...
We apologize that your experience was not up to par. We will pass this feedback to Chef. Stay tuned for our spring menu.
Excellent service. A bit pricey but food was great.
We appreciate the time taken to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed the food.
Fantastic spot! Food is amazing! Already planning on coming back for dinner!
This was our first time to dine At James Republic; we went as part of the Dine out Long Beach event. The craft cocktails (The Flapper and North of the Wall) were excellent, the service top notch, and we both enjoyed the food (scallop on a bed of lentils was memorable). We definitely will return to taste more of the menu.
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Great service and cocktails. Portions are small, but very well done.
We appreciate the feedback. Thank you and hope to see you back soon.
Brunch was very good.Great food, good service.
Glad you enjoyed your brunch experience Tara. Come back soon!
The food was delicious. Our server was wonderful and welcoming. It was a great restaurant to have a date night. I will definitely be back again!
Thanks for the positive feedback Jeramy.
May, our server, was great. Bacon was amazing and thick. French toast used multigrain delicious bread.
Glad your breakfast/brunch experience was great. We will pass the positive feedback to Mae.
This was our first time at James Republic and we were both very pleased with our dinner. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Will definitely come again!
Glad your first experience was memorable. See you on your next visit.
we went for lesbian brunch. it was fun. nice spot w/ great food and good service!
We are glad you had fun. Hope to see you at the next one in March.
The charcuterie, fried cauliflower and fries were delightful. Drinks lovely. Our server was wonderful and the experience was pleasant and went smoothly. Our entrees left something to be desired. I'd definitely go back and simply try other entrees.
Excellent choices! We will apply this feedback to the entrees in hopes to make all of them delicious.
Service was painfully slow and the waiter inept, especially since there were fewer customers than wait servers present when we were there. Food was tasty; portions were small. Drinks were overpriced.
We value your feedback. Hope that we can make your next visit a Five Star experience.
This was a cool lil spot,
I definitely want to try it again on a non rainy day. My only minor complaint is that our server wasn’t very attentive. After our food arrived, we barely saw her and after she brought the bill, it was honestly about 15 minutes before we saw her again. Not cool when you’re on metered parking, lol.
We apologize about that delay. We strive to create the best dinning experience from food to service. We will take this feedback and make corrections. Thank you.
Love the farm to table menu selection. The scallops were cooked perfectly and sat atop a spicy dahl mixture. A winner
Thanks for the positive feedback.
Cocktail drinks were amazing
We are glad you enjoyed them. Stay tuned for our spring menu.
Vibe was great. Service was great. The only complaint was the portion size was very small and my toast was completely burnt. I would give them another try though.
We hope to make your next experience a 5 star one!
Great event and kudos to James Republic for hosting. The food was tasty but a little too greesy
Great food, as always. One recommendation is for hostess to be more assertive and welcoming. We walked up to hostess stand and she didn't say anything at first.
We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!