Our menu was created by South Bay native and chef extraordinaire, Chris Feldmeier, of Mozza and Moruno fame, alongside longtime Gabriele restaurant veteran, Jorge Torres. The bar takes shape with an awesome trifecta. Vincenzo Marianella, of Copa d’Oro and Providence, has created a cocktail program that features house crafted juices and ingredients as well as a wide variety of spirits. Sara and Adam have curated a wine list and beer program that shines with local offerings as well as Spanish and French that pair great with the menu and stand tall on their own.
Great addition to Riviera Village. A bit pricey but good food, great decor and excellent service!
Good food, excellent service, kind of loud, but fun. I’ll be back!
We always enjoy dining here. The food is delicious, the service top notch and Adam makes us feel welcome. We’ll be back!
Excellent service and good!
I had written a review in Sept, raving about everything yet noted the service was slow. Well, that was not the case this time! Service was punctual (it was actually the same server) and it was a delightfully delicious meal!
Sat on the outside patio so it was not nearly as loud as the last time we were there.
Food was excellent.
Thank you so much Erika! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us at Gabi James and can't wait for you to join us again!
Have been to this restaurant many times, this time service wasn't good, waiter was good until after he took our order. Fries came 20 after our filet came out, only because we had to ask three times about their arrival, they were taken off the menu. Water was spilled all over one of our guest and her purse, we had to wipe it up because the water server was slow and didn't know what to do, he did apologize. Our waiter asked if the four of us wanted our peppercorn sauce for our steak entrees on the side, we answered yes, not really wanting it, but if it came on the side we might taste it. Our bill came and we were both charged $7 for a 1/4 cup of sauce! We asked the waiter to take, the $14 off and he came back and said the manager would take off one of the sauces!!! We called for the manager and after a long unwillingly decision, he took both sauces off! The manager without question should have been more understanding & generous and taken off, the sauce, something we had no clue we were being charged for, instead of insinuating that we were wrong! It was childish and he should know it! We have customers who return things all the time in our business and we always take the side of the customer, no matter who is right! We will go again to the restaurant because we like to support our local restaurants, but this time things should go smoothly, or there will not be a next!
We enjoy dining at Gabi James. The food and service is consistently great.
Thank you so much! Please come back soon!
Super friendly. High quality food. Great setting.
So glad you enjoyed visiting us at Gabi James! We hope you will be back very soon!
From start to finish,
Fantastic!! The appetizers, wine, cocktail selection were a perfect pairing.
The dinner was superb and the way they treated our birthday guest was fabulous.
Thank you so much for choosing Gabi James to celebrate! We are so happy that we could help make the birthday boss' day special and we cannot wait to see you again!
Great cocktails, food and service. The staff was super attentive and the menu was fun and flavorful.
Cheers! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything at Gabi James. We hope that you will come have more fun with us again very soon!
The drinks were delicious and food scrumptious! Table service was slow (it was not crowded whatsoever) but all staff were polite.
Thank you so much Ali! We are so glad you enjoyed your food and drinks. We apologize that service was slower thank you hoped and we hope we will see you again soon!
First time dining here— Angelica was a great, knowledgeable server who walked us through the menu and helped us pick great choices. Great selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails.
We are so happy you enjoyed everything! Thank you so much for joining us! We hope that you will back soon!
Thanks Sheila! See you soon!
We were a party of 7 for my husband’s 71st birthday. Every one of my family members, from age 34 to 88, had a wonderful time. They all got into the idea of sharing small plates—well, the food was excellent, so it’s not surprising. Great service, a happy space, wonderful food!
Thank you so much for celebrating your husband's birthday with us! We truly appreciate being a part of the special day and are so happy you enjoyed!
Delicious food, interesting menu, friendly service. Consistent at every visit.
We really appreciate you visiting us and your kind review. We can't wait for you to visit us again. Cheers!
Robert is fantastic. Victor is an amazing host. Love this place. I took my boss from out of town and she loved it!
Thank you so much! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and Robert & Victor! We are very lucky to have a team! Please come visit again soon!
Gabri James is our favorite local restaurant. French toast on the brunch menu is to die for!
Thank you so much! We really appreciate you dining with us and cannot wait for you to join us again!
Food was not great. 2 of the 6 dishes we ordered were good the rest was poor.
The service was sub par. The main dishes were not served together. Our firms waited for 20 min to get his and our got cold.
We wanted to give it a second chance after a first bad experience and we will not go back.
We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with your visit to Gabi James. Please note, and we certainly hope your server let you know, that our food is served family style and brought to the table as the individual dishes are ready and we do not serve meals in courses. We again regret that you did not enjoy your visit. Have a nice evening.
Delightful meal in flavor, portion size and presentation. Knowledgeable, efficient wait staff
Thank you very much Sandy. We hope that you come back again soon!
Very interesting menu, but the food was much too salty.
Thank you for your review Karen. We are sorry that the dishes were saltier than you prefer but we hope that you will join us again very soon!
Everything we ate and drank was great quality, thoughtfully put together, and TASTY AF. The service was also wonderful. The atmosphere is great. Good for girls night or date night. I’ve already planned my return. Get the meatballs, tuna crudo, and a fancy G&T.
Wow! Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy that you had such a great time! We are so happy to hear that you have already planned your return and can't wait to have you here again!
Outstanding service and excellent food. Worth it for the cocktail program alone. Will definitely return.
Thanks Thomas for your great compliments! We are so happy you enjoyed everything. Come back soon...there are plenty of great cocktails to try with your meal!
We came for brunch and everything was great. Thank you. We can’t wait to come back for Sunday night paella dinner.
We can't wait to have you for Paella Sundays! Thank you for your kind words regarding our brunch!
Got a GREAT patio spot, Service was super good, and we enjoyed the food.
Cheers! Thank you so much! We can't wait for you to join us again!
Gabi James is our go-to place for a special meal, whether it's date night, taking our kids somewhere special, or having a party of 50 friends and family members in their upstairs room. The food is always fantastic, the service is always warm and welcoming, and the ambiance and location are terrific, too.
Cara, thank you so much! We are always here for a celebration, whether its a 50th B-Day or just a celebration of Monday! See you soon!
Angelica, our server was exceptional. Myself and my guests are caterers and the food was perfect, and the service from everyone involved was great. The Cocktails are fun and so creative. Great place.
Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner and drinks as well as your server Angelica...she's a gem!
Our hostess greeted us warmly as she sat as at our table outside. Robert appeared very quickly at our table to get us started and returned several times throughout the evening. We got to know the party at the table next to ours--it's a very friendly ambiance there--and they made recommendations of what to eat. The Albondigas Chimayo and the Tortillas Espanol were WONDERFUL! The flavoring, texture, temperature - they were soooo good! Several of us were drinking the ALBARIÑO ‘TURONIA’; some had more than one. We also tried the Roasted Mushrooms; they were good, not out of this world. The Gamabas Al Ajillo, however, were wonderful (if you like them with garlic, and I do)! The others at the table were equally happy with their Pomegranate Lamb Chops and Flank Steak. Our feast continued with delicious Chocolate Bread Pudding; being someone not a fan of the mushy bread texture of bread pudding, I was won over by the excellent chocolatey flavor.
During the course of the evening, we all enjoyed each other's company, as well as our neighboring diners, pedestrians walking by with dogs and babies, and the wonderful crew at Gabi James.
Yes, I'm a FAN!
You are wonderful and so was the rest of your group. We really enjoyed having you and I know Robert, your server, appreciated having such a lovely table as well. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and truly appreciate you celebrating with us. We cannot wait to have you visit us again!
Everything was perfect until after we had eaten and we’re enjoying our amazing drinks the waitress brought us our check, but we wanted to continue drinking. We’d even told her that we wanted to possibly have another. I’m guessing they wanted the table since they were busy. We’d still go back, so good.
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Gabi James. We apologize that your server dropped your check sooner than you preferred but we hope to see you again soon!
Great service by Masha & team! Amazing food.
The food was good, not great, and service was below expectations. It was a busy night, but it was clear we were under serviced with ample time and space for more attention to detail and unfulfilled drink requests. A far cry from Zazou despite being under the same ownership with a wave of cosmetic simplification.
The food and wine were perfection! We had a sitter for a date night but kids would have enjoyed it too. Love the open flow of the set up!
Hi Jen! We are so happy you enjoyed it and would love you to bring the little ones back next time, but we know how important date night! We hope to see you again very soon!
Food and service were great. Very nice selection of wines. We had fun doing our own wine pairing with our waiter Robert’s guidance.
Hi Julie Thank you very much for joining us! We appreciate your kind words regarding our food, wine and your server, Robert. Please come visit us again very soon!
First time dining here, though we are quite experienced with tapas style dining. We ordered the olive mix, the garlic shrimp, the Serrano ham, the octopus with ink aioli, and the filet mignon. Everything was prepared to perfection, we commend the kitchen on its exacting standards for both the octopus and the filet!
The gin list was exciting with a wide range of options. Who knew there were so many varieties of tonic water?
We will most certainly return as this was an exceptional restaurant.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Gabi James and the you enjoyed your food and some of our many gin and tonic options! We hope you will visit us again very soon!
Reservation time was extended due to lack of tables. Had to wait another 45 minutes. Would not recommend this place if in a hurry or hungry. Friendly bar service, good drinks, large selection of gin.
Watch out for their paella, made with macaroni not rice, a bit chewy. Small and medium plates are good. Large plates not worth it for the price.
Thank you so much for joining us at Gabi James. We are so happy you enjoyed it and we appreciate your understanding the wait on the busy holiday weekend. We hope to see you again very soon!
Service and food is fantastic. Excellent take on Tapas from spectacular version of standard tortilla espinosa to new take on albondigas. Gambas, skirt steak and ox tail ragout are fantastic.
We really appreciate you visiting us at Gabi James and we are so happy you enjoyed our take on Spanish & French food. We hope you will visit us again very soon!
Thanks Sheila! Come visit again soon...Cheers!