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Gjelina

4.7
4.7
1574 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 152 times today

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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 1,574 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    American

  • Westside

    Most Booked

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    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was great as always! One thing that always disappoints me and my friends is very unpleasant, non welcome attitude of hostess and front desk in general. Restaurant is a huge part of hospitality business, and I hope one day Gjelina Group will address it accordingly. Also, if you charge %20 service fee, which I don’t mind at all, then you should provide that service accordingly. Meanwhile, we had to call for our servers to order and clean the table.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was poor found hair on My pizza. When I asked the waiter what her recommended he barely would Answer me
  3. AF

    AlanF

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Not impressed. I have been there before and it was much better. The server did most of the work. We requested patio
  4. f

    foodie

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food and ambiance. Can’t go wrong with Gjelina.
  5. VM

    VanessaM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gjelina was a delicious surprise for our last night in LA. From the superb and super nice service to the delicious food, everything was amazing and would definitely say this restaurant is a must-try when in LA.
  6. n

    nanderson

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The server was rude and not personable. The lamb burger didn’t taste like lamb.
  7. n

    nancyg

    Los Angeles

    96 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    How do you mess up iced coffee and scrambled eggs? Both were truly awful. Smoked salmon was mediocre. Complete inflexibility on the menu, so we wound up with 3 dishes for 2 people. The flies on the patio were horrific. The only good thing I can say about this restaurant is the service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lors de vacances à LA
  9. o

    originalin

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered a lot of seasonal starters and one main. Everything we had was amazing. Veggie centric. Excellent service! Can’t wait to return!
  10. c

    chris2145

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted to sit on the rooftop which was quieter so we could catch up with old friends and talk and hear! It was perfect - there's loads of heating and a really nice atmosphere. Our server, Robin, was delightful. She had a lovely manner, professional and friendly and gave us a fabulous wine recommendation. Every dish we ate, pizzas, veggies, salad, dessert - every bite was fantastic, flavorful and our friends were wildly impressed. Gjelina does not disappoint. Ever.
  11. DC

    DeeC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had several of the vegetable appetizers and they were all very well seasoned and tasty. The mushroom ravioli was delicious as well. Only downside is the portion size is very small for all dishes. We were in a back room so it was quiet but felt very separate from the rest of the restaurant. Service was great.
  12. AS

    ASAFIRIS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was great But today me and my friend both had some stomach issues Thank you
  13. R

    Rhooo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overpriced but deliciously worth it. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. He spent time at each table explaining the menu and making suggestions.
  14. AT

    AlexT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience. We had the beef tartare, broccolini gem salad, and the mixed mushroom pizza. All quite exceptional.
  15. MA

    MaddyA

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent neighborhood spot with very good food and service!
  16. S

    Shelley

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It's great food every time I go. Just had the special tuna sandwich and fries.
  17. MT

    MollyT

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had not been to Gjelina in quite some time. Great food, service was good. Overall would highly recommend.
  18. CG

    CarinaG

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gjelina never disappoints. Everything we ordered was great and service was very good. We’ll be back!
  19. T

    mikeT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Great food for lunch. Server was completely checked out and disinterested. They have a mandatory 20% service fee, so I guess, no incentive. Have eaten outside in the patio before, but now the restaurant seems to have a severe insect/fly problem. Definitely ruined the ambience with swatting flies during the meal. Hope they can address the issues.
  20. SF

    SFDiner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, beautiful overall!
  21. SM

    SMFoodieFamily

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely server and delicious entrees of duck and santa carota steak. The cucumber salad is incredibly original and delicious.
  22. e

    etkt

    Milwaukee

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very inventive food and delicious on every dish. Service was attentive and dining on the rooftop patio was fabulous. Highly recommend this place on all fronts.
  23. SB

    SurinderB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The waitress was non attentive. We had to ask for water three times before we got the water at our table. We had to wait for a long time to order our food. One person on the table ordered a second drink it did not come. We were ready to leave and told the waitress that if the drink was not ready to cancel it and please get the check. She got the drink 15 minutes later just dropping it off on the table also dropping off the check and telling us the service charge has already been added. It showed us that the drink was not ready and she did not cancel it as we had requested . Just lack of proper service.
  24. TE

    TanyaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Great service. I would have preferred to be seated in the back rather than by the bar which was super loud.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside where the noise level was moderate. It was much louder inside. A bit pricy but delicious. The restaurant charges a 20% mandatory service charge which was clearly stated on the back of the menu and our service noted it when he dropped off the check. We weren’t sure if this meant that this was in place of a tip? And anything we left was just extra.
  26. NA

    NAS11

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, wine was great. Slightly pricey, but overall delivered on all accounts and then some
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They refused to do any sort of accommodations for allergies.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super Essen, sehr freundliche Bedienung Sehr zu empfehlen
  29. ML

    MegsL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going to Gjelina during brunch hours so I was a bit disappointed that my favorite items were not included. However, the brunch items we did end up trying were delicious. Our server, Mayan, was incredibly knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. Great experience and I will definitely go back for brunch.
  30. SM

    SMFoodieFamily

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never a complaint about this fresh, in-season, skillfully and creative cuisine. Thank you!
  31. KC

    KimC

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd or 4th time at Gjelina - it never fails to be amazing! Service, wine selection and food all exceptional. Waiter’s recommendation on date cake with ginger ice cream was spot on.
  32. D

    Diddy

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice lunch with good food & wine. Disappointing that they were out of the pizza we were looking forward to. Service was just ok, we waited 15 minutes for a sharp knife to cut a lamb burger that we were sharing.
  33. MZ

    MarinaZ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This pizza…AMAZING! All pizzas somewhere between $20-28. Perfect to split between people,
  34. SB

    SabrinaB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Our waiter helped us navigate through the menu to try different dishes that interested us and recommended certain drinks to go well with those dishes. Food was fabulous. Highly recommend!
  35. NH

    NaomiHart

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about it!
  36. DS

    DinaS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat inside. Ambiance was great. Very quiet Friday morning. Less people inside. Quick service. Food was fantastic. Had the lemon ricotta pancakes and an iced Latte.
  37. GB

    GiacomoB

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice fresh and healthy food with a nice interior and also exterior patio
  38. WS

    WendyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    I've been many times, food is always great. Brought my teenager who just asked for the Dijon mustard on the side of their Turkey sandwich, bc she doesn't like dijon. The server with no hesitation said "we don't do modifications." He was like a robot and wouldn't budge. Is taking mustard off a sandwich really so important to the restaurant, that they are willing to treat the customers badly? The server had no personality, made no attempt to "ask" if they would leave off the mustard and just didn't care or come back to our table until the check came. I feel like the restaurant should have appreciated our business and had better customer service - over such a trivial issue. So I will not be returning.
  39. KA

    KeremA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bit too dark . Hard to read the menu and see the food
  40. LA

    LALA

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To meet up with some out-of-town friends who use to live in Venice. It’s the perfect spot with a small group you can share all kinds of dishes and the food is always excellent!

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gjelina using the Order Online button. Gjelina also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gjelina is rated 4.7 stars by 1574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 152 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Gjelina

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

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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