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“Great Sunday Brunch!”
Review of Gjelina

Gjelina
Ranked #39 of 10,045 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Neighborhood: Venice
Cross street: Milwood
Olesa de Montserrat, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Brunch!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Though had to wait cos was pretty full, it was absolutely worth! Party of four at the table in the corner, awesome spot. Good salads and marroquine eggs. Abbot Kinney always a bliss!

  • Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Looooove!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is always amazing. The trout salad is outstanding. The oysters amazing, never disappointed by any of the food. Sometimes there's a wait but it's worth. Fantastic wine list.

Visited February 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great taste, nice atmosphere, attentive service”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went here for a romantic dinner and we were in the mood for quality meets relaxed atmosphere and that is exactly what we got. Internal decor is tasteful, some say its too dark which is subjective. There's plenty of dimmed lights which gives it a romantic and hip atmosphere. Food came out timely, we had the pizza which was yummy. Highly recommend that you ask the waiters for recommendations as there are plenty of options on the food and beverage menu especially their wine list. The waiter's suggestions came very handy and made our choices a lot easier, he suggested based on our taste and we picked. We'll be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Incredible Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Gjelina is absolutely incredible, vegetarian-friendly fare. The restaurant itself is remarkably beautiful, and the servers are friendly and attentive. The portion sizes, although a small plates style restaurant, are definitely larger than most small plates restaurants. So, although they may say 3 to 4 dishes per person-- I would recommend 2, especially if you are getting a pizza as one of your choices. Also, since there are so many delicious options, I would encourage anyone interested in Gjelina to dine with a larger group so you can try more dishes. Overall, this restaurant is outstanding and I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited February 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“5 star for brunch and 5 stars for GTA”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have been to Gjelina's twice for brunch, and twice to Gjelina's take out for a quick breakfast.
Their cappuccinos are amazing, and perfectly prepared. they serve them in small glasses that remind me of home.
the first time i went there i had the smoked trout with cheese and pickles, and it was impeccable. the trout was fresh and the presentation was good. I also tried the buckwheat banana bread with a delicious side of bitter jam, and it was heaven! it awakes you taste buds.
i also tried the duck confit with eggs and it was also delicious (even though i am not a big fan of duck). the second time i wanted something healthy and light, so i ordered the spiced chia pudding and it was exactly what i was craving for. I also tried the aspargus and trout scramble eggs and a scone. another perfection!
but what i liked the most are the simple toasts that i picked up at GTA, and the muesli with yogurt. I could have those everyday.
so yes i get the no substitution thing, and to be honest i like that.

Visited February 2014
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