James Beach is kind of like a super cool chameleon! If you go at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, you might see extended family gatherings snacking on french toast, or pre wedding bridal showers sipping mimosas. Come at 1:00 p.m. during the week and don’t be surprised to sit next to local politicians power lunching on mahi-mahi tacos. During most evenings, a jubilant local crowd mixes and mingles over drinks and dinner, exchanging the news and stories of the week. A few hours, especially on the weekends, and the place shape shifts into a standing room only sea of beautiful people and carefree revelers, dancing the night away. It is a one a kind spot with something for everyone, and it is no wonder that it is Venice’s favorite!
James’ Beach owners James Evan and Daniel Samakow say, “Going out should feel like you’re going on vacation,” where you can be happy and relax.” And I would say they hit the mark!
JAMES’ BEACH: 60 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA. 90291. JamesBeach.com
About James’ Beach:
James’ Beach is a Venice Beach institution. An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 23 years, a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach and the Pacific ocean. James’ Beach has over the years earned a loyal following of lovers of American Comfort food, great drinks, an award winning wine list plus marvelous people watching. Los Angeles Times food critic, Irene Virbila reviewed that the straightforward cuisine, friendly service, and beach ambiance made James’ Beach “as comfortable as a favorite sweater.” Paintings of the Venice life of the two owners are exhibited next to romantic, comfy dining room booths. Locals and visitors seek out James’ Beach for legendary food from locally sourced ingredients, natural meats and sustainable seafood including the famous Fish Tacos from the movie “I Love You, Man; generous cocktails like a spicy prickly pear margarita from the patio bar (with a palm tree growing out of it); weekend brunch on the tropical patio; a popular “5 to 7” happy hour and one of the best weekend bar scenes on the Westside. Read more!
Ongoing James’ Beach Specials:
Saturdays and Sundays: Locals love weekend brunch at James Beach! $7 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas
Mondays & Fridays: Half Priced Wine Night
Taco Tuesday. Must try! James’ Beach “I Love You Man”- $19 Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
Wednesdays: Steak & Martini Night
Thursdays: Fried Chicken Night!
Fridays: Lobster Night.
JAMES’ BEACH: 60 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA. Phone: (310) 823-5396. JamesBeach.com