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Gjelina
American Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 12:00 am
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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291
1429 Abbot Kinney BlvdUSCA90291
(310) 450-1429gjelina.com
$$$American RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 12:00 amTuesday 11:30 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 12:00 amSaturday 9:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 9:00 am – 12:00 am
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Hot spot for seasonal New American cuisine presented in a rustic-chic dining room.- Google
People talk about small plates, pot de creme, communal tables, butterscotch pudding and brunch
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A Google User
reviewed a week ago
Decor of this place is fantastic with lots of natural lighting from the huge windows and high ceilings, great place for brunch with your girlfriends or family membrs that are in town. Service here is okay....while you're waiting for your table along the walls or outside (they don't seat u till your whole party is here), different servers will ask u if u wanted a beverage or not. I was asked literally 5x today! We were seated in the back, which was much quieter than the main dining area. The drinks came quickly, but the food took forever to come out. I didn't look @ the time, but I think it took well over 45mins for our food to come. The breakfast dishes here are about $15 on average. I got some poached eggs with Bacon with some stewed veggies (over salted) today.....it was just okay. The presentation of the food was excellent...texture was nice, but not a slam dunk. What I would recommend here for certain is their ricotta lemon pancakes! It was delicious....I don't know what their secret is, but I love how its not too soggy. The fresh raspberries was a nice touche and they were sweet. Yum, yum! I will give this place another chance...their smoke salmon sounded so good! Service, our male waiter was sorta not all there. He wasnt friendly or rude, he just seem like he wasn't there. He forgot to bring coffee when my friend asked for a refill and he did not asked us if we have been @ the restaurant before or introduce the menu.....the menu is confusing. Half of the stuff on there I have never heard of, it would've been nice to get some recommendations. PS, you'll probably spot some celebrities here. Enjoy!
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A Google User
reviewed 11 months ago
My friend brought me here one day and I was immediately impressed with the whole energy of the place. Cool vibes and good food is all you really need in any setting. The service was excellent. All of the employees seemed like they really enjoyed being there. I can't wait til I come back.
A Google User
reviewed a year ago
There was nowhere to wait for your table and our waiter was a little pushy, but the ambiance was incredibly chic! Sat up at the tall tables and loved the set up. Food wasn't memorable, but I would definitely go back.
A Google User
reviewed 9 months ago
Went take away bar begin of this May as our first time. nobody was waiting when we went there about 5:30pm. very nice designed place even on small space. But woman who asked my order had no customer service at all. I asked recommendation to her but she was moody and looked like it was a pain. said to me huh? and what? with not nice look. I guess I didn`t speak same as them. But this is Los Angels right? Big touristic and multinational city there is. Just can be patient to listen carefully? disappointed. I`m regretting why we gave them tips.
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A Google User
reviewed 11 months ago
Gjelina was good indeed.. but a 'safe good', not an 'innovative good'. We classified the genre as bohemia (northern czech) food meets italy. For foodies, you might be a little disappointed. Of course mushrooms and truffle oil are going to taste good. Overall, this restaurant is expectedly good, but I don't know if the menu deserves 4 stars / 1400+ reviews on yelp. It does have moderately high prices. We weren't wowed, but we were 'gooded'. We were a party of 3 for Dinner, ordering: -mushroom toast -anchovy and burrata toast -fennel salami pizza -grilled shishitos (peppers [paprikas]) for drinks we had: -the visi0nary (champagne sherry bitters.. it was ok) -Staropramen pilsner (a hard to find czech beer) for dessert we had: -warm strawberry rhubarb crisp with almond gelato (this was good, but we would have appreciated more crust so eat.. cause you wanted to eat some with gelato and some with the strawberry rhubarb. instead there was way more straw rhubarb so it was ultra sweet, but felt like pastry crust was not enough) I wouldn't come here again. It was nice to try once and a safe option, but I prefer more culinary risks..
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A Google User
reviewed 11 months ago
Literally everyone who knows Venice and food will mention this place! It's unbelievable. The lamb burger was literally the best lamb burger I've had in my life. Just thinking about it makes my stomach pang with hunger and mouth water.

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