James Republic might be at the bottom of a Marriott, but don’t let that deter you. This bright restaurant is one of the most reliable brunch spots in downtown Long Beach, with a modern space that’s so big you can always count on getting a table quickly. Plus, there are flaat-screens everywhere, so it’s a solid spot to watch the game and bury your emotions in some mimosas. We get the shakshuka or the burger, and at least three sides of the habanero maple sausage for the table.
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Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House
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Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & the Bird is cooler than most options in Century City, and an ideal spot for your next power lunch. Even if you won’t remember the food.
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