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Gjelina

4.7
4.7
1796 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, and dinner.
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 Moroccan baked eggs and 7 grain porridge. Gjelina offers a variety of oysters, crudo, charcuterie and salad options to start at lunch and dinner. Main courses include pizzas from our wood fired oven and entrees like duck confit, house made pastas and roasted organic half chicken.
*Only ADA certified animals are allowed in Gjelina
*A 20% Mandatory Service Charge is added to your check. Our belief is that every hourly Gjelina employee contributes to your service and 100% of the MSC will be distributed amongst them.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 450-1429 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Hernandez

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Gjelina can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 939-0881

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    Milwood

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,796 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food3service1ambience3
    Extremely condescending server who was not helpful when I asked about how the prawns were prepared. He claimed that “if I had ever been to Gjelina before I know that all dishes are good” - I’ve been there before and prawns turned out to be not that great. Just frustrating when we did like the other dishes and I’m being talked to as if I’m an idiot.
  2. FC

    FionaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love gjelina’s - everything about it - I did take 1 star off this time, as the vegan options were very limited and they offered no flexibility at all to amend dishes (only because we asked were we told there was fish oil in the Brussels sprouts .,!), which was surprising and a little disappointing for our daughter’s first visit. But we will be back!
  3. MD

    MartineD

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Liked the vibe and the crowd. Food was good!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’d been waiting years (since the pandemic) to come here with friends and it did not disappoint! The service and atmosphere were awesome, the wine list amazing, and the food- seasonal and fresh, amazing flavour combinations, just a truly wow experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was professional but cold Wine was interesting but not delicious Salad was odd. Dinner was excellent but not brilliant
  6. SB

    SebastianB

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Increíble lugar super recomendado para todo mundo la comida esta increíble.
  7. CA

    ChristinaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the variety in delicious food with so many great choices. Deserts were also delicious ! Thanks for the experience We will be back soon!
  8. DT

    DaleT

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Gjelina! Always a fabulous meal. Myan is a great server with great knowledge of the food and wine. Making a rez now for brunch!
  9. FB

    FrancoisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, eclectic wine list, very nice atmosphere! A must go while in LA!
  10. D

    David

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, timely service, would go back again.
  11. F

    Fadi

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We had to wait 20 minutes even though we had made a reservation. We were seated at a table that is good for 2 people but we were four. Service was very slow and the servers unfriendly.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  13. AR

    AlisaR

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Would definitely go back.
  14. RW

    RossW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Funghi pizza and very beautiful heirloom tomato salad. Avocados salad also great.
  15. B

    2Bars

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service even better. We love this place!
  16. i

    itslapp

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always food and service on point. Keep up great work!
  17. PJ

    PaulJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time at Gjelina. Brunch was fantastic and delicious! Highly recommend the duck hash and the side of bacon!
  18. RP

    RebeccaP

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    $42 for 3 small beers is just not ok :-( food N ambience great, but based on the cost we won’t be returning
  19. L

    Lalaland

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Very rude host. They knew it was a birthday lunch, they sat us at the roof top with no ambience at all. The waiter brought us wrong order at least 3 times. Worst birthday lunch experience ever.
  20. TD

    ThomasD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. We were on the roof which was very nice and private.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Ahylia was great and the food delicious.
  22. JY

    JodyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service with wonderful ambience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Mandatory 20% tip included in the bill. No option to remove or change it. I am tired of seeing forced extra charges by restaurants. First it was the 2-4% fee for Covid, or benefits, etc. that was bad enough, I mean if the restaurant’s costs go up they should just raise their menu prices. But a mandatory 20% tip regardless of party size (we were 3 people) is going too far. Tip should be at my discretion. I really liked the food, but won’t ever return.
  24. FA

    FabianA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been going to Gjelinas regularly for over a decade. It's my favorite restaurant, period! EVERYTHING on the menu is spectacular, seriously.
  25. E

    Emma

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time and delicious food
  26. AB

    AlexaB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This review is based on two visits. Food -inconsistent: First time we visited, the duck was prepared perfectly, probably the best I have ever had. Prawns were in shells… which makes it very difficult to eat. Prawns were somewhat dry. Mushroom truffle pizza was good but somewhat burned for my taste, my husband loved it. Second time, the duck was awful-overdone, dry, salty. The pizza was slightly burnt again. The french fries were over-salted with seasoning salt and not very crispy. Their ginger lemon non-alcoholic drinks were great both times. ambience: nice and lively on the patio, more quite on the outside, somewhat noisy and moody inside-pick the one that suits you. Overall: we waited for our sits both times the bathroom were not clean both times. there is only one sink in the bathroom-very inconvenient. the service is somewhat attentive. first time better than the second time. we didn’t get our drinks for only three people at the same time and had to wait for a while. they clean/wipe your table in front of you while you still dining/finishing drinks which I personally don’t like and don’t consider to be a quality service (please note, we are very quick diners-no more than 1hr visits).
  27. PG

    PeggyG

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Elegantly simple. Staff a bit hip. In fun neighborhood not too far from beach.
  28. DN

    DaveN

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu - the chicken liver pate is something I will dream about for months, maybe years! We sat on the rooftop and it felt like a gourmet picnic, especially starting off with a little bit of olive bread and bubbly rose.
  29. MM

    MissMoo

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is just outstanding full stop. Exceeded only by the gracious, warm, incredibly knowledgeable wait staff. Chef does vegetables unlike (and better than) any other, the pasta is cooked perfectly, the hanger steak is intensely flavorful. Ambiance is lovely, casual, comfortable. We love this place and save up to eat here. Worth every penny.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!
  31. HR

    HowardR

    Los Angeles

    466 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    466 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Gjelina and this dinner was far better than our first. My friends and I ate on the patio to avoid the noise in the main dining room and it was great. We shared a dandelion salad (never had before) and it was excellent. Also had one eggplant and one House made sausage pizza. Everything was very good and the servers were very attentive. In addition we had two glasses of wine at $23 per glass......They add a 20% tip. Total charge including tip was $131.39. Will skip the wine next time at about $37 per glass including tax and tip. Ugh.
  32. RS

    RickSanchez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprising, delightful & sensuous palette play. Popular dishes excellent and personally appealing menu items outstanding.
  33. f

    finedine12345

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always love Gjelina. The atmosphere is great/has a great energy. Food was good and service was excellent. The issue I had was they added 20% to the bill on a table of 2 - then the waitress had to come over explain it and then basically beg for an extra tip. I gave an extra 10% - so I guess I gave a 30% tip? It was/is really confusing and I felt bad for the waitress. I'd rather pay more for the food then go through this type of situation.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it can’t think of anything more to say but have to write stuff to fill the needs of this review system. But the restaurant is awesome
  35. ER

    EvaR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, amazing veggies and superb waiter
  36. EM

    EvanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was sensational. The ribs were the best I have ever had. Literally fell off the bone, melted in the mouth. The pizza was very good, thin, fresh, and hearty sauce. The mushroom toast was very creamy. Cab Franc was good, lastly the Strawberry and Peach gelatos were phenomenal.
  37. z

    zacharyc

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Quality of food amazing. Received free desert. Very cool
  38. HW

    HuskyW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food full of flavours that were sublime. Staff friendly , pace of service just right- not too slow not too fast. Chilled space, 2/3 room and outdoors upstairs and down. Ask for outdoors downstairs. Would have been nice to have bread in table ( I’m European- not sure if this is a usa thing), lots of lovely dressings to mop up!
  39. JT

    JTurns

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Gjelina is such a staple- food and service is always fantastic. We were placed at a table on the sidewalk sitting right next to piles of all the unused outdoor equipment so our view from dinner was stacks of heat lamps and other trash. The outdoor setting of the Gjelina garden and the inside of the restaurant are a big part of the dining experience. Getting put at this table is like being thrown in the corner with all the old furniture. We loved our food and the service was great but the table placement on the side is not a 'Gjelina experience.'
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We weren’t given an itemized bill but that’s just service these days

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Gjelina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gjelina is rated 4.7 stars by 1796 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Milwood

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Hernandez

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 450-1429 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Gjelina can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 939-0881

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