DanG
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  • First Review
    February 28, 2015
  • Last Review
    April 11, 2015
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A modern neighborhood restaurant located in Southie(South Boston). Chef-owner Asia Mei operates this dinner/late night kitchen with weekend brunch.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fine...but not more.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The service was the very best thing about the place. Warm, welcoming, couldn't have done more for us. Both the bar and the restaurant are staffed by pros. The food? Two apps were utterly brilliant: the quinoa salad and the edamame-humus. The rest... not such much. The flatbread fell flat -- not bad, just dull and unimaginative. The true low point was the burger: Overcooked, wildly over-salted, not especially flavorful, and at $16 it begs to be compared to legendary burgers like Alden & Harlow's or Cragie on Main's -- and then it begs not to. If I lived in this neighborhood I'd try it again. But it isn't a destination worth driving to."
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2006
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james re·pub·lic [ri-puhb-lik] <br />n. a body of persons engaged in a savory pursuit to celebrate locality and sustainability, and cultivate community through the dining experience.<br /> <br /><br />James Republic combines modern sensibilities with old-world principles to afford a genuine gathering place for the neighborhood and distinctive dining destination in the heart of Long Beach.<br /><br /><br />Our style is what we like to call “modern California coastal” dining, highlighting the season’s vibrant, locally sourced bounty from both land and sea.<br /><br /><br />Our kitchen is a chef-driven, farm-to-table workshop where we create ever-changing menus dictated by the season’s finest products of time and place.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Among the worst meals I've ever eaten
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Between the four of us, we had a dozen dishes that ranged from mediocre to reprehensible. Truly one of the worst restaurants I've ever been to. I couldn't apologize enough to all the friends at the table for having chosen this place and made the reservation. The grass fed burger consists of two tiny, tough, sinewy, overcooked patties drenched in mayo. It made a Quarter Pounder seem like a culinary masterpiece. Fries were over-salted burnt ends. Terrine of duck and copa picante were tasteless and served right from the refrigerator. A steak that was ordered medium was tough nearly raw. Half of what we ordered in every round was left uneaten, which didn't even inspire a question from our nice but clueless server. You couldn't pay me to eat here. again"
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2006
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