Gabi James

4.6
645 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 645 people are saying
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the4bs
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and creative food selections.

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Alex
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took my family here for dinner for the first time and was generally happy with the food. Service was ok, nothing special and didn’t feel as welcoming as I would have expected especially since we were first time customers.

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JoyceK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went to brunch and enjoyed every meal. Oxtail hash, mushroom omelet, kale salad, and jamon sandwich. Two of us also had the unlimited mimosas. We hadn't been here since COVID started. It was good to see that they can open the wall, so there was lots of fresh air, and they also give the tables plenty of room, so you're not crowded.

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vipPatty
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Gabi James…great food and even better service! Just discovered t their Jell-O shots…the jalapeño one is a MUST try!!!

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vipLandL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's wonderful to have a first class restaurant in Redondo Beach, and this is it! The Beef Bourguignon that my friends ordered was outstanding, from the sauce to the mashed potatoes, and of course the beef.

Being a vegan, I had a more difficult time with the menu but the chef graciously allowed me to order a main dish of the Gigante Beans (a side dish for one of the entrees), and they were delicious. The salad with quince was wonderful, and the dressing paired with it was perfect. I would love to see some vegan or at least vegetarian selections on future menus.

Our desserts consisted of cappuccino and coffee with irish cream, and they were perfect. Our server was very attentive and upbeat, which made our dinner even more special. I'd recommend Gabi James to anyone who is looking for a great dinner in a fun restaurant!

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Lovemyfood
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Maybe my expectations were too high or I ordered wrong, but I didn't find the food here that enjoyable. The shishito peppers, while the portion was generous, had a lot of spicy peppers in the mix. The bacon on the wrapped dates was a bit too thin and didn't hold up to the sweetness of the dates. The bone-in rib eye was $90 but was not particularly large (supposedly it's 24 oz with bone) or tender and lacked the rib eye cap, so seemed more like a sirloin. Charging $7 for a little portion of peppercorn gravy seems wrong. The fries turned out to be matchstick fries - would have preferred shoestring - and were not hot enough when served. The tomato bread was probably the most appealing of the dishes we ordered.

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thanks for visiting. We wish that you had enjoyed things more & did want to provide a bit of clarity. Our dates are wrapped with jamon, not bacon & its much thinner than bacon & is a great balance to the dates & gorgonzola. The ribeye is definitely 24 oz with the bone and always includes the ribeye cap. Our peppercorn crema is made with cognac and a housemade veal reduction which is why we charge $7 for the portion. We hope this helps explain things & we hope you will visit us again soon.

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vipFoodfan
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great drinks, and good service at reasonable prices. What more could you ask for from a restaurant

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thanks so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything and can't wait for you to visit and try more food & drink! Cheers!

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DebraF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Have had very good dinners at Gaby James in the past, unfortunately this was not one of them. The food was not hot, scallops were not well prepared and the
potato puree had hard potato chunks in it. The homemade chips were stale and our server said they were made in the morning and did not offer fresh ones!! Service was slow even though it was not crowded.

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dinner with us. Our food is prepared fresh and should always be quite warm and if yours was not, we are very sorry for that. We also are sorry to hear that your service was slower than you liked. We appreciate the feedback and will take it to heart.

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SoniaN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Try the oxtail pasta. Bring warm clothes it is cold inside.

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed the oxtail with crispy Greene pasta! Its one of our favorites too!

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vipJennyd93
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Jenny, thank you so much for visiting us! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your server's recommendations & the bottomless mimosas.

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vipDonB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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.

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

We are so happy yo hear that you loved the Jamon Wrapped Dates stuffed with gorgonzola and we are happy that you and your friends left with smiles & full bellies. We hope you will visit us again very soon.

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SharonB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

We loved celebrating your husband's birthday with you Sharon and hope to see you again before his next trip around the sun! Cheers!

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DianaC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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.

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Hi Diana! Thank you so much for celebrating your daughter's birthday at Gabi James! We were happy to have you and are so happy that you had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of wines and very good food. Never disappoints

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

So happy to love us! We love you too and can't wait to see you again!

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KristaD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
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!

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thanks so much for bringing your East Coast fam into Gabi James. We are really happy that you enjoyed everything and can't wait for your next visit!

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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!

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

We love a party and we are so happy that you enjoyed yours at Gabi James! Nothing makes us happier than hearing that everyone (even the vegan ;-) ) left full and happy!

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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.

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Hi Kelly. We do serve a very eclectic menu but are always happy to answer questions and are sure that we can find you something that you would love. We hope to see you again soon & please feel free to ask any of our team with help navigating any unfamiliar items. Thanks!

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LucasW
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Hi Lucas. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit at Gabi James. While we are a Spanish & Coastal French restaurant, we are not specifically a tapas restaurant. We do offer small, medium and large sized dishes and try offer many different portion sizes and price points, so that the guest may choose their own adventure and spend as little or much as they please. We hope you will give us another try soon.

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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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Darkhorse1
Los Angeles
5 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.

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Gabi James and that we were able to get you seated on time. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers!

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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

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Hi Gabriel. Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you again soon.

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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!

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thanks Tracey! Come see us again soon! Cheers!

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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!!

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you so much Scott! We truly appreciate your business and your kind words. We were happy yo get to know you and we hope to get to see you again very soon.

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

Great skirt steak!! Great brunch

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!

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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
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

So happy you enjoyed your brunch Patricia. We can't wait to have you back!

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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!

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thanks Michele! We hope to see you for dinner very soon!

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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!

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you very much! We are so happy you like the drinks and food and really appreciate you recommending us!

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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

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

We are so happy you enjoyed sharing a few dishes, that is the best way to do it here at Gabi James! Please come visit again soon!

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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 ??

Gabi James
Responded on December 10, 2021

Hi Polly. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and drinks. We appreciate your comment on the time limit. We utilize a 2 hour time limit as we know that this is plenty of time to get a full meal in in a leisurely manner and it allows us to be able to seat reservations and other guests in a timely manner, minimizing wait times. We hope to see you again soon.

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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!!!

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 645 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.