James Republic

4.4
560 reviews
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James Republic
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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Why Limit Happy to an Hour?

Join Us for drink specials everyday 4-6pm!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 19, 2019

Ends: February 20, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 560 People Are Saying
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TD
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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V
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Menu was a little odd for 2:15pm on Mother’s Day, but everything on it was delicious.

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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GP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch starts on time at 10:30. Bottomless drinks can be mixed. Excellent customer service.

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KM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

James Republic
Responded on May 2, 2019

We apologize about your experience. We will take this feedback and adjust as necessary. We hope you give us another try.

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SM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious but the portions are small accept for the burgers. . . The burgers are quite big and delicious.

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F
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

James Republic
Responded on May 2, 2019

We are glad to hear you had a great experience. thank you for the feedback.

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V
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

James Republic
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback. We really appreciate it.

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JC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

I would recommend, but perhaps, not for brunch. The menu was quite limited.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was a bit over powering. Made it hard to converse. Overall I love it!

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C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Loved the bottomless mimosas

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o
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food itself was quite tasty but the portions were quite small especially for the high prices.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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T
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Hostess unfriendly almost rude with no personality.

Seemed to be very short staffed.

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MN
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, yummy cocktails!! It’s a great space for a date night or a fabulous night out with friends!

James Republic
Responded on March 29, 2019

Thank you for the great comments!

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T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

James Republic
Responded on March 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the positive feedback!

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b
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

good food selection. poor wine selection. corking fee is $ 24.00

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M
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Limited menu. Small portions for the $. Did not like any of our entrees.

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G
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

James Republic
Responded on March 15, 2019

We pleased that your experience was great. We will pass this message to Garrett and Chef.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

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...

James Republic
Responded on March 12, 2019

We apologize that your experience was not up to par. We will pass this feedback to Chef. Stay tuned for our spring menu.

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DL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. A bit pricey but food was great.

James Republic
Responded on March 15, 2019

We appreciate the time taken to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed the food.

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G
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot! Food is amazing! Already planning on coming back for dinner!

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l
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

James Republic
Responded on March 8, 2019

We appreciate the positive feedback! thank you.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and cocktails. Portions are small, but very well done.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

We appreciate the feedback. Thank you and hope to see you back soon.

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TC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch was very good.Great food, good service.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your brunch experience Tara. Come back soon!

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JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback Jeramy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May, our server, was great. Bacon was amazing and thick. French toast used multigrain delicious bread.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

Glad your breakfast/brunch experience was great. We will pass the positive feedback to Mae.

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LB
Oaxaca
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

Glad your first experience was memorable. See you on your next visit.

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t
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went for lesbian brunch. it was fun. nice spot w/ great food and good service!

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

We are glad you had fun. Hope to see you at the next one in March.

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CV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

Excellent choices! We will apply this feedback to the entrees in hopes to make all of them delicious.

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JM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

We value your feedback. Hope that we can make your next visit a Five Star experience.

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MN
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

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.

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m
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the farm to table menu selection. The scallops were cooked perfectly and sat atop a spicy dahl mixture. A winner

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback.

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LS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cocktail drinks were amazing

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed them. Stay tuned for our spring menu.

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AF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

We hope to make your next experience a 5 star one!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great event and kudos to James Republic for hosting. The food was tasty but a little too greesy

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WL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

James Republic
Responded on February 26, 2019

We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!

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GS
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend James Republic to a friend but not for a bookclub venue. Just too noisy for us to have a decent conversation.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely loved everything. Including my son's grilled cheese sandwich. 😀

Thank you.

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