Gabi James

4.6
636 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Spanish & Coastal French Food in coastal Riviera Village.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL TABLES ARE RESERVED FOR 2 HOURS FROM YOUR RESERVATION TIME OR THE TIME YOU ARE SEATED, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.

WE ALSO ASK THAT YOU DRESS WARMLY AS IT CAN BE CHILLY.

WE SERVE INSIDE & OUTSIDE BUT DO NOT RESERVE SPECIFIC SECTIONS.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE HELD FOR 10 MINUTES, UNLESS WE HAVE BEEN CONTACTED & EXPRESSED OUR ABILITY TO HOLD IT LONGER.

Spanish & Coastal French Food in coastal Riviera Village.

Gabi James is now open for OUTDOOR & INDOOR DINING service while continuing all our TAKE-OUT options as well. For information on what we are doing to make the safety of our team & our guests is our biggest priority, please visit https://www.gabijamesla.com/covid-19-response/.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 636 people are saying
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vipJennyd93
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good and I love their bottomless mimosas on Sundays. The servers recommendations on food were excellent.

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vipDonB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good dinner. My favorite dish (though not everyone's) was the jamon dates. The six of us ate a lot; service was also very good.

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SharonB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday and the waiter was great. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun.

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DianaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate my daughter’s birthday, had a nice brunch sitting outdoor ( which we enjoyed enormously with the setup). Service and food were both amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of wines and very good food. Never disappoints

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KristaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Our party of 5 included a tween, parents, and family from NYC. The ambiance outside was perfect--not too noisy, warm under the heaters, a comfy table. Food was delicious! Servers were attentive. I can't wait to go back!

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vipSeriSoCal
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 10 was treated like we had rented out the entire restaurant. We loved everything about our time at GJ: the food was terrific; the service was personable and so well-informed. They catered to our party of meat-eaters while not leaving our lone vegan hungry. Well done, Gabi James!

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had trouble finding something to order since the menu was very different.

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vipLucasW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Expensive for tapas. Great atmosphere but tapas shouldn’t be that pricy. Quality is ok, nothing crazy.

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Beachgirl
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Always reliable food and ambiance

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meg1027
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! There were 4 of us and we went for small and medium tapas plates so we could try lots of different stuff. Potato Croquettes with the crab and lemon aioli, Jamon wrapped dates, morcilla, pan con tomate, asparagus, gambas. We tried the peaches and cream bread pudding and churros con chocolate. Everything was prepared and presented beautifully. Fun cocktail list and terrific wine and liquor menu. We can't wait to go back and try the main dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. I’d go back again for sure !!

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ilivetoeat
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place. I came here for brunch and sat outdoors with my friend and everything was great. The food was yummy! And our waitress was really happy and sweet. Overall a very nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very busy Friday night but was taken on time according to reservation. Service was a little slow but server was very friendly and humorous. I would return for another enjoyable meal.

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GabrielE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were perfect. Food was pretty good, i was expecting something a tad bit better considering the price point

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vipTobyN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town friends

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Tracey
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really good tapas!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Apps came out cold

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vipScott
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Love this place. Everything was great, service got a low score just because the place was super busy at the time we arrived. That said, had the chance to visit with the owners, and they’ve created a warm, friendly, enjoyable place to have a great meal. We will surely find a reason to come back!!

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Mar123
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great skirt steak!! Great brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good! Thank you Victor

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vipPatriciaS
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for Brunch. Really good!!!! Many unusual things on the menu and all was great

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vipMatthewL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food wasn’t impressive.

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MicheleB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Gabi James! The food is great and I love the bottomless mimosas for brunch. I’ll have to try dinner sometime!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Staff was very attentive, drinks were great and the food was amazing. Would recommend to anyone who is visiting the area!

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WilliamF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wine. Best to order a couple dishes to share. Food will come out at random times so sharing dishes makes that seem like no issue at all

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vippollyw
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One thing that was frustrating is the 2 hour limit. All tables are being used and they have the entire sidewalk utilizes. Why is there a two hour limit ??

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SlavkoV
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and ambiance was great. Will definitely comeback again.

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vipfdlvr
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Interesting, eclectic menu; good cocktail selection; decent portion size and tasty food; service was slow and somewhat "indifferent"

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Wait to say it was awesome is actually an understatement, it was the best experience we have had dining out in years! Presentation, flavor and experience! I can’t say enough about Gaby James!!! Will be back soon!!!

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vipScottC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Adam runs a great spot, super great menu and everything Ive had has been over the top! Its my favorite place in the Hollywood Rivera

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vipNancy
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with great service!

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vipDelish
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabi James never disappoints. Great place to celebrate a dear friend's birthday. Jimmy, our waiter is terrific! We've been going to this place a long time and love that there is stability with their staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere!

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Jean
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat inside. The decor is very clean but a bit sparce. It was comfortable though. Our waiter was prompt and very helpful. We ordered the mushrooms with egg and bread and they were delicious. We also ordered the kale salad which was wonderful. I loved the crunch of I think hazelnuts and it had strawberries and avocado...yum. We are not huge eaters but we ordered several more dishes because many looked so tempting. There was a crudo trio of raw fish, yellow fin, salmon, and scallops in a lovely lemon olive oil with capers. We also ordered the pork belly, delicious but I scraped off most of the fat. We also had the sauteed spinach which was good but unnecessary with all the other items. I chose a wine I wasn't familiar with and it was delicious. So happy to finally find a good restaurant with creative, interesting dishes. We'll definitely go back. It's a bit more expensive than the run of the mill, but the food is way out ahead of anything I've had locally ever.

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viprustyrazorblade
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for dinner with some friends, the food was delicious, we had a great time and the staff was wonderful. I've eaten here several times and will continue to come back.

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vipNancy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were 2 couples out to celebrate a birthday. The food was excellent. The drinks were pretty slow to come out. The server was very snarky. We had to ask for a few things (place settings, a coaster, something else) and each time his response very snarky. The heaters they have are decorative but not warm enough. The better ones are in order apparently. The server dripped sauce on my jacket when he was clearing the table. I pointed it out and he continued and dripped again. He did bring seltzer later to clean it. Hope he was just having an off night. Food was delish!

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JvLib
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great in a nice location. Staff are friendly and accommodating!

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RickB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 👍 wonderful place servers are excellent only mild complaint would be music, we were under a speaker , a little loud and not our type of music

FAQs

Gabi James does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Gabi James also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 540-4884.

Gabi James is rated 4.6 stars by 636 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.