Gjelina

4.8
755 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Gjelina is a restaurant specializing in New American cuisine. Open every day from 8 a.m. until 11pm, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night. The dining area at Gjelina is spacious and rustic with chic decor elements and large wooden tables. During the day, the restaurant is flooded with natural light. In the evening, its dimly lit to provide a cozy and relaxed ambiance. For breakfast, try 9 grain pancakes with butter and maple syrup or warm banana buckwheat loaf with butter and jam of the day. Brunch options include lemon buckwheat ricotta pancakes and duck confit-potato hash with a sunny duck egg and grainy mustard. Gjelina offers a variety of oysters, crudo, charcuterie and salad options to start lunch and dinner. Main courses include gourmet pizzas and entrees like duck confit, house made pastas, roasted organic half chicken and Aspen Ridge prime ribeye steak.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 755 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food is really amazing, a shame that service is not the same.

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vipLoriJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the most amazing server ever...

and Justin is also awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso todo la mejor pizza que e comido en mi vida la mezcla de los sabores alcachofa limón y queso la masa en su punto ideal yummy! La ensalada, short rib y las papas espectaculares y el pastel de dátil con helado de jengibre wow! Y un super servicio. Todo realmente muy muy rico
Los felicito!

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stal7198
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Have been 2x and can't get enough of it.

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DebbieO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a good as ever !! One of the best food experiences in LA!

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BethS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere right from the beginning. We enjoyed roof top dining right before sunset.
We ordered the pizza, pork chop and cauliflower. All excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter went above and beyond . We loved all of his recommendations.

KB
KBinSM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gjelina is easily one of my all time favorite restaurants! I've celebrated numerous occasions there and though the experience is vastly different in the quasi-post-pandemic era, the service, ambiance, and quality of food are all SUPERB!!

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vipGlennK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server was indifferent. Patently refused to consider making any change to a dish despite the potential to an allergy sufferer. But the food is terrific

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Colette
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best meal at Gjelina! Great location and amazing food.

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Elsee
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see that Gjelina is back. My wife and I were regular customers for years, and plan to be again now that strict restrictions have been lifted. Fantastic food, friendly staff, great wine-list, and their back-patio especially feels bright, airy, and safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite in restaurant in Venice!!!

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ReneeA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was WONDERFUL!!! The hosts were FABULOUS!!! Our food was DELICIOUS!!! The experience was PERFECT!!! Thank you!

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Baris
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a bit of a wait for a table even with a reservation but other than that the food is incredible as always.

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Jude
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious nettle soup unusual hardy healthy. Oyster mushrooms great. Grilled gem salad the best raclette carmelized onion pizza perfect very impressed. Wine at $18 a glass is steep but I guess we don’t go out often. Waiter from Seattle very friendly patient sweet young man. Hostess friendly. This is a great place. Window seat topped it off. Highly recommend

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vipCatherineBond
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I went to Gjelina for breakfast on my birthday - it’s pretty good, but the food should be better for the price and reputation. The ambiance is delightful, though.

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Sarah
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an incredible meal, was impressed with the wait staff coming out of COVID with indoor dining opening up again in L A, they didn't make it seem like it was hectic behind the scenes which I am sure it was.

Was very particular impressed with Customer Service - we spoke to Jason who accommodated our twice changed reservation last minute. He was extremely helpful, understanding, and made it happen. We really appreciated him.

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JenniferP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in the city! Always great food, ambiance and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best server ever.... Jordan went above and beyond to create a special experience for us. We asked him to pick his favs , wine and plates. We were able to sit back and relax. Sip vino and chat. The yummy dishes just arrived. Cannot even explain how relaxing and special our lunch was.
Asked to speak with manager to paise Jordan
Cannot wait to go back!!!

Grateful
KK

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Iliad
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Solo dinner, was seated at a beautiful table on the roof with a great view. Had 5 courses and everything was timed very well! Food was fresh, mindfully prepared, and flavorful. The wine list is unique and thoughtful, but if I wasn’t versed on the varietals, I would have been overwhelmed. There didn’t seem to be much knowledge about it.

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vipsffoodie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as usual. Highly recommend the pizzas, the spinach salad, roasted cauliflower!

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vipEllen
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love thé food and the emphasis on organic locally sourced ingredients YUm

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vipsean
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I’ve been to this place more than 5 times and I feel it’s so over rated for what it is.

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vipyummy1
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We have been wanting to visit for a long time and were not disappointed. Even during the COVID restrictions, the service was great as well as the food. The courtyard was lovely. It was a little strange to see people scattered around in every possible spot, but that is part of this time in history.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!! Food was delicious and everyone was so friendly.

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founty
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food
Solid service

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Samantha
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, especially for vegetarians. Plenty of options and each dish was more delicious than the one that came before it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the rooftop patio! Keep it!

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vipLeslie
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous selection of delicious foods. We loved the lamb, duck, vegetables, pizza, all good!

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Dave
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, it always is! For 4 people, we ordered 8 plates and shared family style. Honestly, not that surprised to report we were still hungry after. That said, would easily go back.

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vipJuliusF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent!!! The experience was perfect, my friend and I truly enjoyed everything about the brunch on Saturday!

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vipthunderemoji
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

25 mins late to seat us even with reservation, lack of attention, didn’t seat us outside as requested, didn’t make us feel welcomed. Food was great as usual, but this place has changed.

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vipMaraJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved every part of our lunch experience today at Gjelina. Beautiful and delicious food, perfect service. Can’t wait to return!!

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vipMiekeK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food in LA. I took my brother and dad here when they were visiting so they could try it and they both loved it. This time I had the duck and burrata pizza and my brother and dad both had the duck confit. We had the pâté as an appetizer which I’ve had before (it was great) and coffee to finish out meal. I would say the pizza was a bit more cooked and had more burnt/crispy bits on the crust than usual, and normally there are more pieces of bread with less pâté on them which I actually prefer because even though the pâté is really good there was almost too much on the prices of bread we were given, I would almost prefer 6 prices with less on it than 3 prices with a ton of it on. We also had to wait for our table to be ready after the time of reservation but I could tell the homestead was really apologetic. The coffee was honestly not my favorite, but no one is coming here for the coffee I guess they come for the food which is always great. I would say they honestly need a tad more lighting in the restaurant though cause it was so dark we could barely see anything at least where were were seated, but I always enjoy my time here and it was still excellent.

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J9826
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was my third time at this restaurant and it reminded me why I haven’t really been back in years. It’s in a great area but honestly the food is good but missing something that makes you actually say wow that’s amazing and wanna take another bite. Also the staff are so chill that you get kind of ignored. It’s not a bad place it’s just in LA with a lot more restaurants out there you’re better off going to another. You’d just be happier and have better service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was my second dinner at Gjelina. The first dinner we were in the backyard and everything was fantastic. Second time we sat on the sidewalk and it felt like our waiter(s) forgot about us and we were bounced between servers and the food also didn’t taste as great as the first time. Not worth the $$$ the second time but will give it another shot

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CristyneL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad Gjelina's has opened. I have really missed their wonderful food, the ambiance
and their friendly service .I particularly love the brunch, all the vegetables, the thick sliced
bacon and all the fish dishes.

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vipmonat
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to go back again........everything is so safe........we love foods........real delicious and the staffs are so friendly. We definitely come back soon. XO

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Moose
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waiter! The ambiance was so fun and the charred pea tendrils were amazing.

FAQs

Gjelina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gjelina is rated 4.8 stars by 755 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.