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candyapple13 Dec 29, 2010 07:39 AM

I would like to get a gift card for some friends who just got married and just bought a house in Venice. I don't live in the area so could use some recommendations for a place with fantastic food, no real cuisine restrictions. Ideal ambiance would be intimate, friendly, casual, possibly romantic but doesn't have to be. Thanks!

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    yogachik Dec 29, 2010 07:40 AM

    Gjelina or Joe's

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    Gjelina
    1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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      wienermobile Dec 29, 2010 11:55 AM

      A big second vote for Gjelina. Great Food.
      http://gjelina.com/

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      Gjelina
      1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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      bulavinaka Dec 29, 2010 09:46 AM

      I'd throw in The Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney as well:

      http://www.thetastingkitchen.com/

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        Snoopy Dec 29, 2010 11:40 AM

        I'd go with Gjelina or The Tasting Kitchen. I've had great dinners at both. Someone just gave me a gift card to Gjelina and I was thrilled to receive it. I've never been to Joe's.

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        Gjelina
        1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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          bulavinaka Dec 29, 2010 11:44 AM

          If for anything, check out Joe's Restaurant out of respect for starting the serious dining scene on Abbot Kinney. Their weekday lunch menu is a bargain...

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            Snoopy Dec 29, 2010 11:49 AM

            Thanks, I have to check it out. It's been on my mind for a while, just haven't gotten around to it yet!

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              bulavinaka Dec 29, 2010 12:00 PM

              Joe has always set a high standard. The kitchen was a revolving door for a little while, but I think they're back on track now.

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