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James Republic

4.6
464 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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
What 464 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I liked the choices for brunch, but felt the portions for the sides were very small. The hash that I had was very good and the service was teriffic!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Fridays during Lent, Catholics abstain from eating meat. I prefer to eat the fish & chips here, any day! Lightly battered, fresh fish delicately fried. The fries are yummy.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Eh....the restaurant was ok. For Restaurant Week, they didn’t have many choices.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We enjoyed the quality of service from our server, May. The "Feelin Some Kinda Way' lavender infused vodka cocktail was a burst of refreshing flavor during each sip. We loved the Dine Out Long Beach 2.0 menu that spanned beets, Kambucha, scallops and baby-back ribs. Delicious! Enjoyed the attentive service and soothing atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our previous visit on a Saturday was exceptional but on a subsequent visit on a Thursday evening 4 of the 6 dishes were far too salty.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

There was a table with 5 women laughing and yelling so loud it was terrible and no one asked them to quite down or leave, they were raging loud.... Management should have done something.. It lasted the whole I'm we were there!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a wonderfully inventive restaurant! The somewhat small menu always astounds. BRAVO!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great but chilly...

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Unexpected find. The food was outstanding and so were the cocktails and wine. Garret was a very good server. I will return!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Service is outstanding. Best waiter ever. Food was delicious and ambiance nice.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had 6pm reservations for 2. All doors open to outside, breezy and chilly evening. It is open concept on corner street, making it extremely noisy. Not a place to take someone who is hard of hearing nor someone with PTSD. The bar had a few seats taken as well as a few outside tables. We were sat next to a party of 8 inside (the hostess said this is considered “empty”). We ordered Sprouts and a meat/cheese plate (blue cheese and what the waiter described as a cheddar) and a single glass of wine. Took 20-25 mins to get our food. The cheese portion sadly, consisted of only 1/2 of a 2 oz dressing container of crumbled blue and a single 1/4” wedge of cheddar, but a huge pile of Speck. It also had a few slices of bread and a few candies pecans. The sprouts were enough to share and delicious! Our total bill $60!

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2018

This is my fifth time going to JR however last two times horribly noisy w Flamenco.

I’m sorry I’m sure they thought it would be a great addition but it’s a distraction. This restaurant is beautiful looking out to the street windows open.

Flamenco music is loud shrill and demanding. It provides no chance for reflection or quiet conversation with my guests. Musicians both times insist on a volume that crowds all else out. Leaves no room to breathe and take in the rest of the ambience.

Won’t be back as long as JR keeps them as “background” music.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food. Interesting menu based on farm to table. So constantly rotating.
Lovely place for a Sunday brunch indoor and outdoor combine seamlessly the way the resto is set up.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This is one of my favorites in downtown Long Beach mainly due to the ambiance and open air feel on a nice day. I also love the comfortable seats. I have had some great food here in the past, however, I was disappointed in the food this time. My egg dish came cold. It was re-made for me and the dish was not charged for so I have to give credit to the server who did aim to please.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Good stuff at James Republic

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a good time!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 12, 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).

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5.0Dined on January 12, 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.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 23, 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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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was great!

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1.0Dined on December 21, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic little spot

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5.0Dined on November 9, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 1, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 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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