clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Gabi James Jamon Serrano

Filed under:

A Stylish Spanish Restaurant From a Mozza Vet Opens in Redondo Beach

A peek inside the all-new Gabi James

Jamon Serrano at Gabi James
| Anne Fishbein
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Check out Redondo Beach’s latest reason to celebrate: Gabi James. The sleek modern restaurant opens tomorrow at Riviera Village, the expansive shopping district just blocks from the ocean.

Gabi James takes over where the longstanding Zazou left off last September. That restaurant, owned by the Gabriele family, spanned more than two decades, but now daughter Sara Gabriele and partner Adam Aro have taken over with a full Ana Henton- and Blanchard Fuentes Design-created remodel that includes a near-seamless glass wall that opens out onto the street, and an ocean-toned dining room with space for around 70 (plus the patio and bar). There’s even a giant second-floor private dining and event space that will soon be put to good use.

The kitchen was also in line for a big upgrade, both in terms of equipment and staffing. Gabi James has brought on chef Chris Feldmeier, the congenial Mozza alum who forged out on his own Spanish path with the now-shuttered Moruno. Feldmeier has a way with coastal European flavors, from Spanish conservas to casual French Riviera dining. Expect everything from a tortilla española to pasta paella and house merguez sausage. As for drinks, expect a gin-focused back bar run by Vincenzo Marianella, though Aro (a cicerone) and Gabriele (a level two sommelier) will also be pouring some of their favorites. The opening menu is below.

Gabi James
The bar
Gabi James
A view to the dining room

Gabi James officially opens tomorrow, keeping dinner hours only to start. Expect 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weeknights, with an expansion to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch will follow later this year.

Gabi James
1810 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA

Gabi James
Gabi James
Gabi James
Gabi James

Tortilla Española

LA Restaurant News

The Rundown on the New Laws That Will Impact California’s Vital Restaurant Industry

AM Intel

Koreatown’s Affordable Brazilian Barbecue Expands to New Gardena Location

LA Cocktails

Downtown LA’s Extravagant New Nightclub Features Live Lucha Libre Wrestling Matches