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Courtyard Long Beach Downtown

500 East First Street · Long Beach, California 90802 USA

Social Events & Catering

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Events by James Republic

A celebration of Southern California, from the relaxed vibe to the locally sourced ingredients, our hotel's James Republic restaurant is a destination in its own right. Its farm-to-table ethos carries over to our catering menus, offering custom, seasonal selections for weddings, meetings, parties and events.

The Food

There is a reason California enjoys a reputation for fresh, flavorful food. The state is filled with growers and purveyors who respect the land. The team at James Republic makes it their mission to seek out these passionate people and incorporate their products in our catering menus, which feature fresh, seasonal food customized to your event, tastes and budget.

The Cocktails

Our philosophy on beverages is the same as our take on food-we focus on what's fresh. You'll find seasonal, local ingredients in all of our cocktails, local small batch spirits and boutique wines. If you're celebrating or simply looking for something not on the menu, we're happy to create something just for you.

The Talent

Raised on a farm with a chef for a grandfather and a dad who made his living as a produce broker, it was only natural that Dean James Max would fall into the same line of business. Chef/owner of seven restaurants, including James Republic, and principal at DJM Restaurants group, Max has been recognized as a Great Regional Chef of America by the James Beard Foundation.


Executive Chef Peter Cox began working in the Hospitality Industry working in both Heart and Front of House positions, Chef Cox turn his passion into a career and attended the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin Texas. "I've learned a ton over many years in the industry. Along the way, no matter where I've been or what position I've held, I've really built a passion for ingredient focused and locally sourced food. James Republic gives me the chance to put that passion into practice every day."

The Buzz

  • Participating Restaurant, Dean James Max and Friends Dinner, James Beard House (April 2015)
  • Diners Choice Designation, Open Table (2014 and 2015)
  • Top 10 Restaurants to Eat in Long Beach, LA Weekly (2014)
  • Best Bartender, Best Bartender of Long Beach Competition (2014)



  • Named One of Top Five Burgers in LA Area, LA Blog (2014)
  • Best New Restaurant, OC Weekly (2013)
  • Best New Restaurant, Culinary Long Beach Foodie Awards (2013)


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