As far as seafood goes, when I'm in LA, it's all about sushi. But, seeing as how James' Beach's mahi mahi tacos are A-list culinary celebrities, my friend G and I decided to make the trip out to Venice Beach to try them out.
James' Beach's ambiance is decidedly beachy, for lack of a better word. Airy, casual, and bright. The perfect place to grab lunch before spending the day strolling Venice Beach. The Fontina mac & cheese with a gruyere crust and light sprinkling of chives was killer, albeit incredibly filling. But to be very honest, I found the fish tacos underwhelming. Our mahi mahi was overly dry, a meal killer because- let's face it- if the star's a dud, the whole shebang's a dud. That said, I'm inclined to cede that my dining experience might have been an unfortunate exception. After all, deluges swear by James' Beach. If you happen to drop by for a meal, let me know what you thought of it.
And, in the meantime, enjoy the pictures after the jump! You gotta give it to the fish taco- it's certainly photogenic!