Here is a message from James’ Beach!
James’ Beach has been an iconic Venice Beach restaurant since it was opened in 1996 by Venice locals James Evans and Daniel Samakow. We’re located a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach.
The quintessential Venice, neighborhood restaurant and bar, James’ Beach immediately gained a reputation for great food, drinks, an award-winning wine list plus marvelous people watching. L.A. Times food critic, Irene Virbila wrote that the straightforward cuisine, friendly service, and beach ambiance made James’ Beach “as comfortable as a favorite sweater.”
Chef Shari Lynne Robins (formerly Coffee Shop and Barney Greengrass in NYC) created a now classic menu of modern American Comfort food. An early supporter of locally sourced purveyors and farms, Shari’s menu gained critical awards and acclaim in numerous magazines and blogs including Gourmet Magazine, L.A. Magazine, Bon Appetit and others. CClick here to read more.
James Evans is the namesake and one of the two co-owners of this beach side hangout. He moved from San Francisco to Venice in 1975. James worked at some of the iconic early Venice eateries, starting at the famous Robert’s restaurant and later becoming the General Manager of Tony Bill, Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli’s famous 72 Market Street.
In 1982 James met artist and business person, Daniel Samakow. The pair hit it off and together, 25 years later, in 1996, and opened the big brass gates of James’ Beach for the first time.
James’ Beach will be Open for Pick up & Delivery!
- Call 310-823-5396 for pick up orders.
- Reservations can be made on Open Table.
- View all our specials!
- View James’ Beach’s full menu!