James’ Beach is a Venice Beach institution.  An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 25 years in Venice, California.  James’ Beach has over the years earned a loyal following of lovers of American Comfort food, great drinks, an award winning wine list.

Hours: 

  • Wednesdays and Thursday:  4-10 p.m
  • Friday Lunch 12-3 p.m.  Dinner 4-10:30 p.m
  • Saturday Brunch 12-4 p.m. Dinner ’til 10:30 p.m
  • Sunday Brunch 12-3 p.m.  Dinner ’til 9 p.m
  • Open for Pick up & Delivery too!  Call 310-823-5396 for pick up orders.
  • Reservations can be made on Open Table.
  • Walk-in welcome if space is available.
  • View James’ Beach’s guest travel guide!
  • View specials below!

So who is James?

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, 24 years later, in 1996, and opened the big brass gates of James’ Beach for the first time.

Check out James’ Beach’s specials!

Wednesdays.

Steak & $7 Martini Night under the stars. The best way to get to the weekend is treat yourself well mid week. Our generous $7 Martinis go great with the steak special of the night. Start with our classic Caesar, add a stuffed baked potato and creamed spinach and finish with peach pie ala mode.
Steak & $7 Martini Night under the stars. The best way to get to the weekend is treat yourself well mid week. Our generous $7 Martinis go great with the steak special of the night. Start with our classic Caesar, add a stuffed baked potato and creamed spinach and finish with peach pie ala mode.

Thursdays.

Since we opened in 1996, we’ve dedicated our fryer to putting out the best Fried Chicken in Los Angeles. We only use the best chicken, Mary’s natural chicken raised in California, cold shipped and never frozen. Plus the best Creamed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes. Check our menu for updates and special Dinner, Cocktail & a free dessert offer.

Fridays.

Friday is Steak, Seafood and martini Night @ James’ Beach. Get the best Certified Natural Angus Beef N.Y. Steak, Seafood Risotto and a pitcher of martinis or your favorite cocktail and go to town.
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Saturdays
It’s Summer and that means Barbecue at James’ Beach. we use the best Natural and small farm raised meats and produce. Jidori Natural Chicken and Salmon Creek Natural Pork Baby Back Ribs.
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Sundays
Sunday Brunch on our outdoor patio is back! Time for a mimosa and eggs Benedict.

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See you at James’ Beach!

  • Make reservations on Open Table
  • Walk-in welcome if space is available.
  • Call 310-823-5396 for pick up orders.
  • 60 North Venice Blvd. Venice, California. 90291
  • For more info:  JamesBeach.com