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James Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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60 N Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-4166 (Pacific Avenue)
+1 310-823-5396
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Wed 18:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an open air type of scene very close to Venice Beach, featured in several movies. Colorful, great food and cocktails !

Thank vincohio
The Villages, Florida
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an iconic restaurant, worth visiting when in the Venice Beach area. James (the owner) is very present and charming. The wait staff reflects their owner and are genuinely energetic, friendly and responsive. We sat in the 'open air' section, which was really nice. The average rating for this review is only because the food itself seemed 'average' to... More 

Thank Acinonyx60
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Best place in Venice Beach. Really great service; look for Don at bar. Amazing vibe and cool relaxing atmosphere. Very sheik.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great casual restaurant near the beach with high quality food in a relaxed environment. If you want a cheap restaurant on the Venice boardwalk this may not be a fit, but for a nicer meal a block off the beach James Beach is perfect. The best server in the world works here---her name is J.J. and if you are lucky... More 

Thank laxslc
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place is absolutely fantastic - unique atmosphere, great feeling, good food. Very reliable, we have have never had a bad meal there.

Thank ahs0304
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Delicious food and very nice service. Nice atmosphere and cool interior. It’s located in nice and short distance from the beach. Recommended!

Thank LunitaLoca
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here and had the fish tacos- very mediocre, definitely not worth the $75 cad for one order of fish tacos and 2 cocktails. When we checked our visa statement they had charged us for someone else's bill as well racking up our grand total to $134 cad. We have heard of places using people's cards to cover other... More 

Thank Matt F
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The restaurant fits the area - local feel, friendly crowd, good casual food and pretty good service. Exactly as uncomplicated as you would expect a place like this would be in a place like Venice Beach. Very chill!

Thank TheGlobalGrownUp
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

OK. You have probably seen the movie "I love you man", so you know of that place. Good points: - internal courtyard, - easy to park. - nice cocktails and beers, - good service, - not crowded when we were there, - excellent fish tacos!! 😊 - close to the beach promenade, to digest the tacos.😉 Bad points: - none... More 

Thank InnerBalanceMassage
Santa Monica, California
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have eaten here about a hundred times. Staff great, late night is great, food is brilliant, customers great, lots of locals and very much a go-to place.

Thank Ian A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 N Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-4166
    (Pacific Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-823-5396

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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