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Gabi James

4.7
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426 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 426 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

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vipPeterG
Nashville
4 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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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

Great food and service

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Locals
Los Angeles
5 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.

PG
vipPeterG
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent wine recommendations, super service.

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vipPeterG
Nashville
5 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.

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

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

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vipchuckster
Los Angeles
6 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.

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

Great drinks, delicious food, friendly service outside.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

EB
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
13 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....

OT
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
12 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.

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

Great outdoor dining and people watching spot.

LD
LorenaD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPER FRIENDLY STAFF.GREAT FOOD. GREAT OCEAN VIEW!!

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ChristieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, good service... glad to be sitting on the shady "patio" space. Gabi James is always a treat!
Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite!

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vipSpiceymama
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has got it together with the Covid protocols. They have set everything up so make it as enjoyable and safe as possible at their outdoor parkette’s
Service was sometimes a bit slow, but perhaps that is because the waiter ambas more of a distance to go to the kitchen? And sadly they were out of their red Sangria by noon.
Food was great and fresh. Will return for another Sunday brunch!

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vipJohnQ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kidding FYI m

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great night.The food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was an absolute joy! Especially for us mamas who were on our first night out in months. Can’t wait to come back, her service was amazing!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Gabi Janes is always great. Lots of outdoor seating now and service still as good as ever. Was nice to get out and enjoy a good meal.

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vipEatoutoften
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas and entrees! Friendly, knowledgeable service. Original cocktails--I love the Beach Cruiser, a refreshing gin based summer cocktail.

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vipDelish
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially during this pandemic, it was great to be able to celebrate our anniversary be having dinner at Gabi James outdoor. It felt like a real date. We are super careful making sure we continue to stay safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyaws a great experience at GJ, drinks are fantastic and food is great ! One of the best is South Bay! Thank you Sara for making it a great experience during CV19 !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food. Wonderful staff. Great evening out!

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HeatherC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great wine list. Will definitely Be back.

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vipdreese1214
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, celebrating our friends birthday. Food, wine and service were all exceptional! Highly recommend this local gem!

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 426 OpenTable diners.

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