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Gabi James

4.7
484 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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 484 people are saying
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4.7
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vipCreative
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were fantastic. The only issue was we asked to be seated indoors, but they have a large wall that opens to the outside. It was cold, so we asked to close it, but they never did - so it was very cold - since we couldn't have heaters next to us indoors. I would recommend wearing warm clothes or asked to be seated by a heater until the weather warms up a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice ambience, outdoor dining set up, dog friendly. Food was good, very rich items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as always. Servers were fantastic - friendly, funny and accommodating. Very understanding and helpful as we debated endlessly about what to eat and drink. An altogether wonderful brunch.

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viprustyrazorblade
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant! Great menu, location, and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was creative and delicious. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience again. Tried new dishes and very satisfied

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filjam
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Ordered a chicken dish .... the chicken was tough to eat i was only able to take a few bite. For the price I was expecting something out of the ordinary.

My friend ordered the oxtail serve with pasta. The pasta was dry.

Overall very disappointing dining experience.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, my, we had a very delightful Easter meal. Quite a fantastic cocktail (oops...I forgot the name!) & entree & dessert (it reminded me of flan but it's way more decadent, and, oh, so delish!) The service was amazing. Try the jello shots...!!!

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NicoleF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here! I had an amazing dinner a few weeks back, and just enjoyed Easter Sunday brunch. Great environment, food, fun menu, and the Employee's really make the experience great for their diners

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Easter brunch! The host was incredible with a great sense of humor. The server was fantastic and the food, delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Sunday

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vipTraveltheworld2
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have been to this restaurant many times for brunch and this time the food was sub par. The French toast was one large piece of bread (two halves) and was tough to cut. It was not the same as in.the past. The bacon was very greasy and not presented well. Disappointed.

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vipMJOY
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and drinks outside. Very attentive service. They’ve weathered the pandemic well

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vipDinni
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is perfection. Order anything and everything. Its always good the next day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is super knowledgeable!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service! We happened to be in the area for the evening and love tapas so decided to check this place out. Good selection of tapas (the tuna crudo was our favorite) and craft cocktails. Definitely recommend!

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HollyH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our faves - Love the staff, love the food and cocktails are on point !!!! It was nice to eat there in person - glad they’re still here and serving such a. Great experience in Redondo !

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VincenzoM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. worth the one-hour drive down to Redondo for sure.

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TandT
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for Brunch. Food was ok, but nothing special. Hard to find healthy options on the menu. Service was VERY slow. Constantly had to ask for refills on coffee and water. Courses were over before condiments were provided.

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DianaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabi James is likely the most consistently excellent choice in Riviera Village. Service is excellent, the Bar is great, and the menu is far more innovative than most restaurants anywhere. Now with some indoor seating as well as their great patio, it's a sure bet for an extraordinary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

1.5 h limitation was too short to enjoy great foods.

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ChristieM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was ok. Service could have been better. Waiter brought us 2 dishes that were incorrect. We didn’t send them back because he seemed very overwhelmed. Not sure we will go back. Waiter and manager were both nice. Just slow service and incorrect items sent to us.

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vipMaryH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Gabi James at least 4 times on the past year ( considering we’ve been in a lock down ) and it’s always great ‘ brought friends who now make it a regular destination for their own occasions.
Love this place !

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabi James is an absolute gem of Redondo Beach! The menu is diverse (but approachable) and 100% delicious. The ambience is elegant, but not pretentious. The service was top shelf, too! This restaurant is one of the best dining experiences you can have in the beach cities. Cheers!

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angelas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, ambiance outdoor dining.
My husband said his Oxtail Ragu was the best he's every had.
Enjoyed the scallops entree. The Spanish tapas were delicious.

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PatriciaS
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun day for brunch! Food was delicious with lots of
Choices and 90 min of bottomless mimosas!

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vipPatty
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can always count on a delicious meal and great service here! Sorry for staying past the 90-min time limit, but thank you being so gracious to us!!!

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vip90277er
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous. Suggested options and took good care of us. My margarita was perfect. Love the little chips and the paella was very good. 👍🏻👍🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria provides the best service. We always have an excellent time at Gabi James. Every dish is amazi g

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Get outdoor environment! The service was great, our waitress was very attentive and personable. The food was okay. I love the skirt steak and the sauce was exceptional. Also, the cocktails were delicious. Other than that, that pork belly was tough, the churros were more of a funnel cake than anything near a churro. Some things met expectations and some fell below. So solid 3 stars.

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Brecky
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I’m so happy that they have managed during this very difficult year. They have clearly worked very hard at maintaining excellent service and a delectable menu. The food is excellent; the staff is wonderful. You can’t go wrong!

Gabi James
Responded on March 15, 2021

Brecky, thank you so much for your amazingly kind words! We are so grateful for customers like you who have helped us weather the crazy storm that has been the last year! We hope you will visit us again very soon!

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vipDinosDad
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dining out with you guys! Cocktails are exquisite.

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

Cheers! Thanks so much! We hope to see you again very soon!

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vipLuv2goLA
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ragu was delicious as was my husband's paella. Yummy chocolate bread pudding. The tables are appropriately spaced per Covid requirements. Our waiter was attentive. We exceeded our 90 minute limit at the table and they were very nice about asking us to give up the table even though we had been there 2 hours.

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We really work hard to make sure that we everyone feels safe at Gabi James & that they enjoy their experience with us. Please come visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Party of 4 all were seated by 6:15 We ordered appetizers 6:30 ish while ordering we were told we had 90 minutes to dine. Clock is ticking 1 hour left to have dinner. Party of 4 appetizers, wine dinner 👀. we ordered a $115.00 bottle off wine from the owner. He seemed friendly. Got our appetizers and wine around 6:45 Trying to decide if we should stay we felt uncomfortable with time pressure. Stayed and ordered dinner wanting to enjoy wine and friends. Brought out our food about 25 minutes later and was reminded of time frame to hurry and eat. I asked waitress can I order more wine with our dinner or should we pack up food and leave? She took wine order, same wine. She never brought wine! We finished and left. We all agreed we would never go back there again!

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, with the many restrictions for COVID protocols we must limit all dining experiences to 90 minutes. This limits the possibility of exposure and also ensures that we are able to give more guests the ability to dine even with our current greatly reduced capacity. We wish you very well.

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vipChloeM
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So So So good!
I don't know if I like their brunch better or their dinner!
So flavorful, amazing service, and the front patio area is really fun!!!

Thank you!

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

Chloe, thanks so much! We can't wait to have you back to try some more! Cheers!

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SimonC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful cocktails, with exceptional service. A great place to celebrate our anniversary. A bit chilly for mandatory outdoor dining, but it is early March.

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you so much! We hope that you will join us again very soon!

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JulieB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gabi James and love Sara and Adam and their entire staff.

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks so much Julie!!!! We love you right back & can't wait for you to come back for more good food, drinks & fun!

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JacobR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area with lots of heat lamps made for a pleasant experience. the food was delicious and the drinks were great! this place never disappoints.

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks Jacob! We are trying our best to keep you all warm while you eat and drink! We hope to have you back again soon!

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jillS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great restaurant. The food and atmosphere are perfect t for a special occasion. We just took my mom for her 80th and she LOVED it.

Gabi James
Responded on March 16, 2021

We are so happy that you chose Gabi James to celebrate such a milestone birthday! We hope you will be back very soon!

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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 484 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.