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Gjelina

4.7
4.7
1747 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 164 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked

  • Westside

    American

  • Westside

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The salad was wonderful and so were the pork ribs. The pizza was disappointing with very little meat. The chicken was average, topping oversalted spinach. At the price point, I expected better.
  2. MG

    MarianaG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and amazing. The charred spinach and great wines.
  3. JH

    JamesH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a fantastic restaurant highly recommend. The food was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Salads and vegetables were the star of the show - exceptionally fresh and perfectly prepared. Pasta was also outstanding.
  5. MA

    MaddyA

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service is consistently good. Definitely on the pricier side, but that's the neighborhood! One of my favorite Venice restaurants.
  6. c

    cp123

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional late lunch. Service was incredible - our waiter knew so much about the menu and made excellent suggestions. We sat on the back patio which was perfectly shaded and they had fans for breeze. Exceptional food. Definitely recommend.
  7. L

    Leah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch/lunch with our son and daughter-in-law. Shared a lot of delicious items and the final event was their 4 onion pizza. Everything was terrific, from the food to the very attentive servers. Will definitely hit Gjelina again to try more of their deliciousness.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fresh ingredients. Inviting ambiance. Servers were attentive. I’m always astute to when coffee cups and plates of food aren’t placed carefully. Otherwise, solid brunch spot and location.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service and ambiance.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We loved the food & service. Wine was okay.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Going to this place now compared to 5-6 years ago is like watching a Chicago Bulls game after Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson left—it’s not bad and compared to other restaurants around there it would probably still be a playoff team, but the magic is gone…
  12. L

    Laura

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, our server was good, but it took us SO long to get our food. We got there at 10 and didn't leave until 12:20. And we didn't even order a lot. Many tables that arrived far after us got their food first (some entrees the same as ours) which was weird. Once it came it was delicious, but shouldn't have taken as long as it did. Our waitress did bring out some fruit because of the wait, which was nice! Would definitely come back, and have been there before with fast service. Might have just been a fluke? Still recommend!
  13. r

    randyc

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i think that gjelina is one of the most perfect restaurants on planet eatth
  14. N

    Noosh

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Gjelina!
  15. F

    Fred

    Pittsburgh

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. Creative, diverse menu. A wonderful, delicious experience. Great, local vibe.
  16. AY

    AYSEGULK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The dinng room was too dark
  17. a

    alacarte

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was a bit "casual". Our dishes arrived before we were supplied with cutlery and napkins. Waiters never asked if we wanted to order wine. The check was very slow in coming.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Environment, service and food was good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the ambience and the food was well-balanced and delicious (especially loved the eggplant and for dessert, the date cake). Unfortunately there was a long queue for being seated, even with reservations, but overall a lovely experience!
  20. s

    suzshi

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pizza here was AMAZING!! They also have Barolo AND Sancerre by the glass. I will definitely keep coming back. I had their Burrata pizza and each slice had a burrata. Eat the pizza fast because the tomatoes do make it soggy.
  21. L

    Lili

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The service not that great and we have to wait long time between each plate for the breakfast. You receive your coffee at the end of your lunch.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Cool place and food but sadly overshadowed by uninterested waiters and a really rude host-ish. Also they include a 20% service charge without even asking so be aware.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious seasonal food. This place is a classic for a reason!
  24. AF

    AFIS

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently, for years and years now, one of our favorite restaurants., both in terms of the fabulous, fresh, innovative food, and for the personable, charming service by all.
  25. M

    Marie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came back to gjelina after moving to the east coast a year ago, and it’s everything I remembered 🙃
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    They send us to the few tables outside. Very slow service, no Music. They didnt ask if we wanted to wait more for a table Inside. Very poor attention of the hosts.
  27. D

    Davi13

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was loud. The server was efficient and knowledgeable.
  28. v

    vivan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always amazing. one if my faves and worth coming all the way from the east side for this yumminesz.
  29. DR

    DouglasR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Everything about our experience was positive. Courteous and knowledgeable staff, the service was top notch...and the food was out of this world delicious!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We definitely love to come back again!
  31. DP

    DPortnoy

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gjelina is now my favorite place for a weekday lunch. I've eaten there since shortly after they opened, and have recently come back for the first time since the pandemic. I feel the cooking is the best it's ever been. Gjelina's ingredients have always been first-rate, but the preparations have often been simple. Now many plates show next-level invention, while remaining impeccably fresh.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love Gjelina and the vegetables are so delicious. The menu is amazing, full of so many tantalizing choices. I love the atmosphere and the vibe. However the easiest and most reliable cauliflower was weirdly unappetizing. It was kind of raw but also burned, with a lot of raw garlic all over it and a vinegar/watery sauce. It just was not good. Everything else we tried was yummy and some things were really delicious. I think they need to change the cauliflower recipe.
  33. DM

    DMBlocker

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If my Sunday dinner at Gjelina’s had been the last meal I’d ever eaten, I would have lived a complete life and died without regret. The food is that amazing. Every time.
  34. A

    Andrea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful service! Highly recommend!
  35. G

    Gigi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We had a bit of an uncomfortable evening because of a server. We sent a note to management.
  36. D

    Delighted

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a Birthday and the Host and Staff made us welcome immediately. Service terrific and I think we tried 50% of the menu....all Deliciious!
  37. MH

    MimiH

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food and service continue to be top notch. Excellent!
  38. d

    dianeg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very rigid. Wanted salad dressing on the side. They will not do it. Snobby
  39. JD

    JayD

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and good vibe.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Good is excellent — but problem

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 1747 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 164 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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