We tried GJelina this week – the new restaurant that gjust opened on the corner of Abbot Kinney and Milwood. If you read other reviews online, you’ll see pretty mixed reactions. Everyone thinks it’s gorgeous inside (it is!) but the gjury is still out on the food.
We only stopped in for a quick drink and a snack, so this review isn’t very thorough – but we will say this…that was the smallest cheese plate we have ever paid $13 for . The asparagus we had heard so much about was pretty good, but not outstanding. The wine list looked interesting and reasonable but the food seemed overpriced and underwhelming. We have a friend who has been there a whopping 5 times since it opened, so our opinions may not be the majority. He did say he loves salty food though…
Since GJelina opened, it’s been crowded and near-future reservations are hard to come by. We’ve heard that they were not anticipating such a influx of business right off the bat, so they are holding off on their plans to open for breakfast and lunch.
There doesn’t seem to be much of a reason to get all caught up in this early hype though – we’re going to wait a few weeks before going back. Maybe by then, they will have restocked their jasmine tea, the food portion vs. cost will have balanced out a bit, and the friendly staff won’t seem so overwhelmed.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd