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Gabi James

4.7
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439 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Spanish & Coastal French Food in coastal Riviera Village.

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/.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 439 people are saying
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VincenzoM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind of far from where I live (LA mid-city) but worth every single mile. Food drinks and service are WONDERFUL

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink...

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Franco
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location (Riviera Village), great service. Will totally go back.

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EliseT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with exceptional service. And my favorite place for cocktails in the Southbay.

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tims
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food- as always tapas adds up quickly! Love the people and the location

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Jeepers
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

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.

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vipRocky53
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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QuentinB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food options. Limited options for brunch drinks.

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vipPatty
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to date night spot...delicious food and drinks and friendly staff!!!

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a girlfriend for al fresco covid dining. Wonderful, table outstanding food and cocktails!

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vipPeterG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent evening of great food and service.

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vipPeterG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, safe dinner on the outside patio.

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vipLarryS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

Oh Larry! We so appreciate your visiting us & for joining us on the new patio! We can't wait to see you again!

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vipPeterG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music choice a bit to pack for a leisurely early evening dinner. But as always the food and service were off the charts.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much for being such a great guest! We can't wait for you to join us again!

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute environment. Bottomless mimosas have a time limit of 90min.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you! Cheers!

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Locals
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

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!

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vipPeterG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent wine recommendations, super service.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much! Cheers!

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vipPeterG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipJinHermosa
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice Spanish food. Something different, but not too different!

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come see us again soon!

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vipchuckster
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

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!

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vipEatoutoften
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks, delicious food, friendly service outside.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you! Cheers!

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vipBradL
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

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.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

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.

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ladywholunches
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

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.

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vipUK56
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Gabi James
Responded on September 28, 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter was so rude. We didn’t even tried the food.

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vipShermanT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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EdieB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food awesome

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Patron
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipjima
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Need more shade outside. Waitress was very good. Spanish food excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, except for the fact that we were forced to leave at 9pm, so basically an hr and half at the table....

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner/girls night-delicious, fresh food, tasty and balanced cocktails. A very special place in the South Bay!

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vipDoug
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice outdoor seating. Great food and drinks. Just a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night.. loved the service, food and outdoor experience!
Thank you!

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vipNinaL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food but my ragu arrived cold.
The salad was not as good as last time too much cheese and not enough almonds.

CJ
vipChaseJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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7583884
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood standby. The kind of place I keep coming back to.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining and people watching spot.

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 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.