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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90291
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  • Sun, Sat 9am-12am, Mon-Fri 11:30am-12am
  • $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Want to make a grown woman blush? Suggest that the reason she wants to go to Gjelina, the serene patio restaurant on Abbot Kinney, is because she wants to gaze deeply into a scruffy waiter's eyes. She will object, of course, claiming that what she wants is the Cavaillon melon with lightly grilled squid, or the wild arugula with sheep cheese and corn, or the cilantro-pork sausage, charred black in the wood-burning oven and served disconcertingly rare, with lentils and a tingly fig mostarda.

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