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James' Beach

60 N Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
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  • James' BeachCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Audrey Lo "@GogobotAudrey"
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    3 Oct 21, 2013

    Very slow service but food is good. Try the tacos and the wine! Famous for being in several tv shows and movies!

    Recommended for:Foodies
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  • James' Beach
    Sandy S
    5 Sep 25, 2013

    Famous Fish Tacos from the movie "I Love You Man". Bar area is popular for the evening crowd. Great Happy Hour.

    Recommended for:FoodiesLocal CultureNightlife LoversTrendsters
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  • James' BeachPro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
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    5 May 11, 2013

    Best mid-to-upper scale beach bar in Venice. A really cool hangout with great food and especially fun during evening hours.

    Go in the early evening and grab a place at the bar. Drinks are strong, the food is amazing and the bartenders are great people. You'll sometimes catch a celebrity or two in here, but they'll be hanging with the locals and trying to escape the "Hollywood" scene for a night out. Treat them like a person and they'll do the same back.

    If you've ever seen the movie "I Love You Man", this is where the guys went on their first "man date". It was characterized pretty well. Nice, but in no way pretentious (which frankly, is not always easy to find in L.A.!)

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  • James' Beach
    Bridget Purviance
    3 Jan 08, 2013

    A friend and I came here for Taco Tuesday. He had heard about the fish taco special, and since we have a tradition of Taco Tuesday to catch up, he suggested something different. Street parking was easy to find.

    There are 2 dining rooms (indoor/outdoor), with an open, airy feel, and a bar serving each side. Very nice lighting and ambiance, and they manage to pull off the cool-beach-restaurant-but-fancy vibe. We sat in the covered outdoor patio, which still felt like a nice restaurant. I could see it being a cool first date spot.

    On Tuesdays, you can get their "famous" fish tacos, or brisket tacos, for $15. You get a place of warm tortillas, salsa, black beans, guacamole, limes, and a slab of grilled mahi mahi. Different food specials for every day of the week. Unfortunately, no happy hour or drink specials.

    For $15, I was expecting more. It was good, but nothing really special about it, or nothing to make me want to come back and get them. Sure, the fish was good, but I felt like I was paying more for the atmosphere and beach location than for anything spectacular.

    Our waitress was awesome, came by often, and made good margarita recommendations. Two thumbs up for the service.

    I'd probably only come back if someone else suggested it, or if they got a happy hour.

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  • James' Beach
    Sue Zhou
    4 Dec 07, 2012

    Vibey spot right on the water in Venice. They've somehow managed to do beachy-chic. Warm and inviting for surfers and socialites alike. Three separate dining areas, each with their own bar.

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  • James' Beach
    Twila Grissom
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    4 Nov 20, 2012

    Good food, on the higher priced side, great beach location, outdoor and indoor seating available.

    I recommend:
    The Yellow and Red Beet Salad (with Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, Arugula, Pickled Shallot Vinaigrette)

    The Sand Dabs- served with Garlic Spinach, Smashed Yukon Potatoes, Lemon Caper Brown Butter

    and be sure to check out the dessert tray!

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  • James' Beach
    Traci
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    4 Aug 31, 2012

    Great bar and restaurant in Venice. Lots of different areas for seating, indoor and a psuedo outdoor patio as well. Parking can be a pain here - opt for the valet!

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  • James' Beach
    Anthony Jones
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    3 Sep 04, 2012
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    4 Jun 23, 2012
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