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PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ALLOTTING 90 MINUTES FOR ALL DINNER RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME DUE TO LIMITED SEATING.
RESERVATIONS WILL BE HELD FOR 10 MINUTES, UNLESS WE HAVE BEEN CONTACTED AND EXPRESSED OUR ABILITY TO HOLD IT LONGER.
Spanish & Coastal French Food in coastal Riviera Village.
Gabi James is now open for OUTDOOR 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/.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Kind of far from where I live (LA mid-city) but worth every single mile. Food drinks and service are WONDERFUL
Great food and drink...
Great food, great location (Riviera Village), great service. Will totally go back.
Delicious food with exceptional service. And my favorite place for cocktails in the Southbay.
Great service, great food- as always tapas adds up quickly! Love the people and the location
Very poor service. The entrees came out long after we finished the appetizers and the $90 Rib-Eye came out later still. One of the waiters definitely had a bad attitude.
Our brunch was absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Great food options. Limited options for brunch drinks.
This is our go-to date night spot...delicious food and drinks and friendly staff!!!
Thank you so much Patty! We appreciate your kind words and making us your go to spot so much! Cheers to you and we can't wait to have you back to visit again!
Came here with a girlfriend for al fresco covid dining. Wonderful, table outstanding food and cocktails!
Another excellent evening of great food and service.
Excellent - as always.
Lovely, safe dinner on the outside patio.
Always a perfect experience at Gabi James! During COVID, they now have outdoor seating set up with heat lamps - made for a perfect setting to complement the incredible food and drinks!
Oh Larry! We so appreciate your visiting us & for joining us on the new patio! We can't wait to see you again!
Music choice a bit to pack for a leisurely early evening dinner. But as always the food and service were off the charts.
Thank you so much for being such a great guest! We can't wait for you to join us again!
I just feel that we were rushed to finish dinner in 90 minutes. I kept looking at my watch to make sure we don’t go over.
Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate you understanding our 90 minute limit as we are adhering to LA County Health ordinances that include dining time limits as well as limited seating. We hope to see you again very soon!
Cute environment. Bottomless mimosas have a time limit of 90min.
Great food and service
Thank you! Cheers!
We are regulars and LOVE Gabi James one of our neighborhood faves by far! The only disappointment last time was the special bean & peaches salad - wasn't good: peaches were actually nectarines that weren't ripe and the beans were dry and vinegary. However the french fries great and my faves, the Kale Salad and the Spinach with Chickpeas as AWESOME as ever!! We also love the Potato Croquettes, and the Ragu is to die for!! See you next week... oh and the Beach Cruiser gin cocktail is amazing.
Thanks so much for being regulars with us & coming back once we have reopened! We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the salad but We hope to see you again very soon!
Great food, excellent wine recommendations, super service.
Thank you so much! Cheers!
Always good when the Gabi James team remembers and welcomes you. The food was excellent and the table we had gave us some privacy as well as a view across Catalina. Perfect.
Nice Spanish food. Something different, but not too different!
So glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come see us again soon!
Went for lunch. Menu for egg, eggs, and more eggs. Noon on Friday, or on Saturday or Sunday, is for lunch, not breakfast. Many people want eggs, but I am sure and equal number want meat, fish, pasta, etc.
Thanks for joining us. Please check out our burger, some croquettes, a salad or one of our sandwiches if you prefer a more lunch style item. We hope to see you again soon!
Great drinks, delicious food, friendly service outside.
Thank you! Cheers!
We were rushed from the beginning of our reservation and our food arrived in the wrong order.
Our waitress asked us to leave promptly at 8:00 after our 6:30 reservation while we still had cocktails to finish.
Hi Brad. Thank you for your review and for joining us. We are sorry to hear that you felt rushed. We are currently allotting 90 minutes for all reservations as we are at half capacity and the LA County Health Department has mandated that we keep shorter time limits for all diners. We do make sure to make note of it to all diners online & with reservation reminders so that it is not shocking. We hope that you understand and will join us again.
Great food and cocktails. Just wish the 1.5 hour max wasn’t enforced on a $200+bill. Felt a bit rushed out. Overall still would come back.
Thank you for your kind words regarding our food & drinks. We are sorry to hear that you felt rushed. We are currently allotting 90 minutes for all reservations as we are at half capacity and the LA County Health Department has mandated that we keep shorter time limits for all diners. We hope that you understand and will join us again.
We were not sure what to expect during COVID, but the service was friendly and accommodating, food was great as always and our tables were distanced appropriately. It was a very enjoyable evening
Thank you so much for joining us. We really appreciate your patronage & your kind words. We are trying our very best to be as safe as possible and to follow all the guidelines put out by the state and county.
The waiter was so rude. We didn’t even tried the food.
Just wanted a place to chill during Pandemic times...easy, cozy, chill.
Peach salad was fantastic and their Paella keeps evolving...nice improvements overall though.
Am not a fan of the mandatory minimum amount of time that can be spent at the table. Only restaurant I've ever known to enforce a hard cap on time. Won't be going back because of it.
Need more shade outside. Waitress was very good. Spanish food excellent
Everything was great, except for the fact that we were forced to leave at 9pm, so basically an hr and half at the table....
Birthday dinner/girls night-delicious, fresh food, tasty and balanced cocktails. A very special place in the South Bay!
Nice outdoor seating. Great food and drinks. Just a bit pricey.
Fantastic night.. loved the service, food and outdoor experience!
Great food but my ragu arrived cold.
The salad was not as good as last time too much cheese and not enough almonds.
This has instantly become one of our favorite restaurants in LA, and it’s definitely our favorite restaurant in the Hollywood riviera! Food and drinks are so fantastic, service is amazing. Thanks you and we will be back
Neighborhood standby. The kind of place I keep coming back to.
Great outdoor dining and people watching spot.
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 439 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.