Gabi James

4.7
603 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 603 people are saying
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vipNancy
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with great service!

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vipDelish
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere!

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Jean
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great meal- creative menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!n

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I would give it another try

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vipTexasJules01
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came for brunch - every dish was delish! I've seen many write about their potato croquettes (delish), tortilla espanola + tried their oxtail hash...all very good! Also they provide complimentary sparking water (love me my sparkling water). Cute spot where you can sit outside in a central part of Redondo Beach and walk around after your meal. Would def come back to try out dinner!

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NancyA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food at Gabi James! It reminded me of food I had on the Camino de Santiago in Spain!! We shared tapas. So good and fun, too!!

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vipDeliciouso
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Such great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner place - went for birthday celebration. Great cocktail s and professional service, eclectic menu that is served as tapas or full sized dishes. Nice outdoor patio also.

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MaggieC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabi James is the crown jewel of dining in Riviera Village. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the restaurant on Friday evening and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, the bar selections creative and the service was prompt and friendly.

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DanielB
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in the center of the Hollywood Riviera. Fab food, fab drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere. Can't wait to return in the near future =)

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vipDelish
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabi James never disappoints. Food is always fantastic. Service is amazing. Owners are very hospitable as well as the staff. Shout out to Crystin, Robert and Ricky! They always make you feel welcome.

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Mike
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a milestone birthday with some great friends on a Friday evening. Our request for outdoor seating was known and honored. The staff was awesome and the food exceeded expectations in taste, variety and presentation. GREAT EXPERIENCE

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JoanneM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Several of the plates of food were served lukewarm. Otherwise it was all good.

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KathleenP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Great food and service

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NancyS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food wasn't anything special and definitely overpriced.

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BradH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual. Exceptional food, drink and service.

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vipericm
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a friend in town that we met in Spain so we decided to get Spanish food. It was delicious and the perfect choice for the occasion!

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vipAlejandraD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We came here for a family brunch to celebrate my niece’s birthday. I reserved on open table and told them about the special occasion. It didn’t seem to make a difference because nothing happened. I think the manager said happy birthday to her but that was it…
We ordered the French toast, the Spanish sandwich, grilled cheese, papas verdes and morning yogurt. I think everything was good but nothing life changing except, the French toast. That is worth the trip. The service is super slow and not the nicest. They took forever to bring our food.
I don’t recommend it for families really. This is more of a place to go with friends and have some drinks while you catch up. That’s the impression that I was left with

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Pastalover
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place, attentive service. Food however, was consistently over salted.

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TomS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The bar is very limited in alchohol preferences. We also found the menu to be so-so. From the Zazou days we miss the mussels, pomme frites, and a number of other dishes that were are favorites. So glad the delicious Filet Mignon with brandy peppercorn sauce is still featured. Perhaps you would consider bringing some of the old favorites back for those of us who were once regulars.

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SharonW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabi James never disappoints! Amazing location! Amazing food, wine! Fun cocktails! Amazing service! My favorite Redondo Beach Riviera restaurant! My go-to place to recommend! I highly recommendation...don't wait, get there ASAP! Cheers!!!!

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Marina
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my husbands birthday over brunch. The staff is friendly and fun and the food was great. The Jell-O shots were a surprising fun “appetizer” to go with our delicious French toast and Hash.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Things that stood out:

• Detailed descriptions of dishes upon presentation
• Robust selection of gin + amazing craft cocktails
• Friendly, light-hearted wait staff (Thanks Luis!)
• Well-curated music selection

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AuntieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Wonderful wait and bus staff, delicious food... great brunch menu.
Our five entrees were tasty, although slow in coming out of the kitchen.

Overall experience marred by the incredibly rude hostess.
She was not a welcoming presence to me or my guests.

It will be some time before I return to this restaurant, if ever.

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JodiD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent cocktails I could want for nothing!

Gabi James
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thank you Jodi! We are happy to get you all the good things!

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vipHiJillo
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious brunch and a pleasant surprise with professional, attentive and informed servers. We ate outside under umbrellas in the make shift patio that abuts the road - not ideal, but it was ok for a start to the Sunday morning.

Drinks (cocktails) are expensive but delicious. Food was prepared well, seasoned properly and served hot... it was a lovely way to welcome a Saturday morning.

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KristinC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner there was fabulous! Can't wait to go back.

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DonZ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its been some time since we have been here as we moved to Nashville several years ago. The staff was great and the experi3ence was enjoyable.

Gabi James
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thank you Don! We appreciate you joining us on your visit back from Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good staff and good food

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KathyG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was great and the service was excellent, except we had to wait until our coffee was almost cold to receive the creamer. Other than that excellent food and service.

Gabi James
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thank you Kathy! We are glad you enjoyed your meal & are sorry to hear the coffee wasn't hot enough. We hope you will join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service in a beautiful and comfortable restaurant - best tortilla Espanola this side of Barcelona! Excellent bar as well.

Gabi James
Responded on July 29, 2021

Brava! We are so happy that you enjoyed the tortilla! We always love getting feedback from guests who really know Spanish cuisine. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipNinaL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The chopped salad was lettuce drenched in vinegar. 3 crunchy chickpeas.
The mimosa was served in a dirty wine glass. A very disappointing visit.

Gabi James
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Nina. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the chopped salad, it is a very tangy dressing. We assure you though that all our glassware is properly cleaned and you 100% received a clean glass with your mimosa. We hope you will join us another time. Thank you.

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CathyS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday at brunch on Sunday. They were super busy but very friendly, attentive and chill. We all got different entrees and everyone loved their food. My husband is still talking about the steak. The atmosphere was festive! We will be back.

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 4.7 stars by 603 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.