James Beard nominated chef and restaurateur, Dean James Max, proudly engages his sustainable sensibilities on the West Coast with the opening of his namesake restaurant, James Republic. Combining modern sensibilities with old-world principles, James Republic treasures the best of California living, in style, food and culture, affording a genuine neighborhood gathering place in the heart of Long Beach. Believing in cultivating community through a conscious commitment to locality & sustainability, Max and his team share a tireless commitment to sourcing outstanding local products & the talents of passionate artisans, growers & purveyors to provide them with the defining ingredients that create the overall experience at James Republic. Lead by Executive Chef David Maclennan, the kitchen is a farm-to-table workshop where a dedicated team creates ever-changing menus dictated by the season’s finest products of time and place. From the just-picked produce, naturally raised meats, line-caught fish & daily fresh-from-the farm eggs on our menus, to the locally crafted beers, wines & hand-distilled spirits showcased from our bar, the quality can be tasted in every detail.