Gjelina

4.7
1095 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.
Gjelina is spacious and rustic with chic decor elements with wooden tables. During the day, the space 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 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.
* Currently we take reservations for up to a max of 6 guests in a single group and currently we cannot offer multiple reservations to accommodate larger parties.
*Only ADA certified animals are allowed in Gjelina

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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 1095 people are saying
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MaxTartuffo
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely talented chef using the freshest ingredients in a super vibrant neighborhood.

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vipcocofoodie29
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

-Waited 25min past reservation time.
-Seated next to obnoxiously loud party yelling jokes while being rude, also next to a portable speaker which was very loud.
-waitress asked if we would like water, brought it over and did not return for 10minutes for a drink order
-could not read menus well in extremely dim lighting
-waitress could not hear our order even when talking loudly due to excessive ambient noise
-no cocktails offered, beer & wine only
-current online menu different from current day available items

+ food came out in a very timely manner, oyster mushrooms were great, first pizza was slightly burnt, second pizza was great, halibut was phenomenal, ravioli was good.
+waitress was friendly and helpful with explanations

-the check had “service fee” of 20% automatically added on.

All in all not pleased with Gjelina, most likely will no return due to overall experience lacking basic needs comfort.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in LA!

BJ
BJDubb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Unfortunate that modifications can be made to the menu.. however the food was pretty good. Both servers were very good but the hostess a tad bit rude.. don't recall her name..redish,/brownish curly hair. She should work on her people skills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation eating

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SarinaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had me at the first bite!
The food was so very delicious!
Can’t wait to go back!

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Duls
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. Love the low lighting. Makes for a romantic date spot. Ask for a seat outside in the patio!

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vipDenverresident
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Informed restaurant about our 1 year wedding anniversary, and while the host acknowledged it upon arrival, nothing else was said throughout the meal. Our server was barely present, frequently had empty glasses, long waits between courses or ordering additional food/drink. Underwhelming way to celebrate…

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vipMartyF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect! We will return when w’re back in town again!

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Charles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat at the tables along the street. Other than one car with bad exhaust stopping briefly, the meal was very nice. The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful.

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SoCalN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food! I have been there many times and it's always perfect and delicious.
I will look forward to returning.
If I am being picky, the only thing that I dislike is that the waitstaff doesn't mention that 20% is included when they give the check or the return the credit card for signature. It's not that it's included that bothers me- because I believe they deserve it- It's that if you don't read the tiny print on the menu, you would not know you've already given that amount.

JB
JamesBluvsit
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gjelina is a definitely "go to" place. It has a great vibe, great service, nice people and amazing food. it's a high, high recommend on a number of levels with pizza that will soar your heart to Italy and an incredible peach and burrata salad that will get you thinking that you have died and gone to heaven!

JC
JudyC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was typically delicious - as always!

The whole experience was lovely.

Music a little too loud.

RM
vipRichardM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Almost $50 for a turkey sandwich and glass of wine. Delish as always, but just a turkey sandwich and a very light pour.

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vipShannonSinunu
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I frequent this restaurant quite a bit. The food is absolutely incredible. Whenever people are in town I make a reservation here. Yesterday for brunch was one of the worst experiences. Thankfully, the gentleman who was kind enough to serve our wine noticed how bad the service was and graciously came by to offer us a glass of champagne. The server was absolutely rude and kept just wanting to make excuses. The food was taking forever to come out and instead of being gracious she just almost acted mad at us for being there. When you’re paying that much for brunch you would just expect much better service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I would have given them 5 stars for the food but it was the service level which made me rate them 3 stars. They have Mandatory service charge of 20% based on their reasoning that the sever spends his quality time in enhancing our service level. Honestly the server hardly spend less than 5 min with is during our 2 hours stay at the restaurant.

They should leave it to the guest to decide the level of gratuity at the time of billing and not “Mandatory” force the guest to pay 20% Service charge irrespective of their service level experience !

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katherineb
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I enjoyed it very much. The fruit plate was exceptional….of all things to rave about…..however we both loved it. The fruit was perfectly ripe and full of flavor…..not cold from the refrigerator. Lovely group and friendly service 😊

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LeslieR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on the planet. Service was impeccable and the food is just as exceptional as the first time I ate there. It’s amazing to have a place you can always go back to with so many great memories, that provides new & special ones with every visit ❤️

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vipPatricia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We’ve come many times before but this will be our last. The space is gorgeous. Great airflow and dinner is amazing. For brunch, the back terrace is filled with flies. The chef is unwilling to make any exceptions, even for an allergy or if you are pregnant. I asked for the eggs to be cooked through vs runny. The waiter told us he refused. I wasn’t asking for something to be substituted or changed… just for the eggs to not be runny! Kind of ridiculous. The staff in general has an air about them that we should feel honored they are serving us. Their attitude most likely is because the tip is already included in the bill. So they don’t have to try.

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vipMariamH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality is amazing, so impressed with the quality.

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vipSrSurfer
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food! Duck confit was perfectly juicy, accompanied by salad greens. Terrific unique pizzas. Very friendly and courteous staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was staggeringly good!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They put us by the dumpster.

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donjt
Vancouver
63 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. We loved the Oyster mushroom, sweet potato and four onion pizza. We were a bit disappointed squash was not available and had green beans instead. It was good but we agreed it was not as exciting as the others. We also had duck confit with fig. The figs were delicious and the duck was good, but next time we will go for a more unique dish. I think what we liked the most about this restaurant were the dishes that were more unusual than classic. we will definitely return!

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Mmsedge
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect breakfast in the courtyard. Gjelina never disappoints.

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matthewr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, awesome food. Always a great time.

KM
vipKimM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely perfect meal. 100% lives up to the hype.

DG
DoloresG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying Gjelina Restaurant for over 5 years now. Moved out of the country for the past three years and really enjoyed coming back to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday with an amazing meal and drinks. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, it is so cute but most of all the food is great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Only issue was the substituting an item, food was great and vibe was dope.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Music is way too loud at night and we waited for our entrees for over 30 mins.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Not the date night experience I expected. Host/hostess were not friendly or accommodating whatsoever, server was combative and rude, and after bringing it all to the attention of the manager, we were moved to the table closest to the back alley parking lot, which wreaked of sewage odor. Suffice it to say, I don’t intend to be back for date night here anytime soon.

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vipLetsEat
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I was so looking forward to this, but the food did not meet my expectations. Other than that, it was nice. But food, kind of an important element in a restaurant! We ordered 4 vegetable dishes--and I felt like I could have made each of them better myself, and I'm not much of a chef. The mushroom pizza was pretty good, but seemed to have almost no cheese.

MH
vipMimiH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our faves. They live up to our expectations.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great as usual but the wine selection was abysmal. It seems like they were trying to be obscure but instead of it being interesting it was just wasn’t good. Also, they give the stingiest pour I’ve ever seen in my life. ($18 dollars for not even half a glass of wine). The front desk usually has an attitude so that was no surprise. The service is always good here and my last visit was no exception. Despite the not great wine list (we tried two whites and two roses and they were meh) the duck confit and salmon were epic and no one does veggies like gjelina.

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vipCarinaG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We got a table at the roof top. Nice and breezy.
We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! Jerry is the best! He makes you feel so welcome and is very friendly. Everyone at the restaurant was very attentive but unobtrusive. Our server even asked about any food sensitivities or allergies. Great customer service. Not stuffy.

FAQs

Gjelina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gjelina is rated 4.7 stars by 1095 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.