We've been back in California for well over a month and the reoccurring dinner invitation revolves around one restaurant- Gjelina. I finally made my way up to my dear friend Stella's house and we made our way to Abbot Kinney and immediately got a table at the very packed restaurant (she's a regular). The mushroom toast was divine as well as many other dishes, the decor was urban cool with funky bottle chandeliers and minimalist finishes yet a warm touch. The best part- cutie Chef/Owner Travis Lett working away in the kitchen for all to see in a big picture window. He's been featured in Vogue as seen below.
Gjelina: 1429 Abbot Kinney Venice, CA (PH) 310-450-1429.