LA Gjelina Cafe Opens in NYC on Bond Street

In the is effective for at the very least 7 yrs, the NYC spot for Gjelina, the Los Angeles restaurant lauded for its vegetable-centric menu, is ultimately open up.

For now, the 45 Bond Avenue outpost in between Bowery and Lafayette Avenue features minimal hrs of 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday, wander-ins only. There’s little about the opening on the restaurant’s Instagram or web site when Eater contacted CEO Shelley Armistead, she said the restaurant is “under a push embargo.” Armstead’s inaugural publish saying the opening says, “we’ll update you when we increase our support times and start out having reservations.”

Inside of the New York outpost, a 1,700 sq.-foot street-level place, diners in the larger sized again place can appear by means of big mullioned home windows at an L-formed open up kitchen area. There’s stool seating along a bar in that room, much too, and tables in both rooms. The second ground was not but open when Eater visited.

The sparsely decorated entrance eating room at Gjelina in Noho.

A two-story minimalist dining room at Gjelina.

A counter in the rear dining space looks into an open up kitchen area at Gjelina in Noho.

Named for proprietor Fran Camaj’s mother, Gjelina opened in Los Angeles’ Venice community in 2008 with alternatives like rococo seasonal pizzas arugula salad with nectarines, burrata, and speck and child beets with roasted greens. The Noho site characteristics the menu beneath, which include bottarga pizza with arugula and smoked mozzarella ($26), a charcuterie plate on which mortadella steals the awareness ($24), an Asian pear and kohlrabi salad ($19) and a purely natural-wine-hefty checklist, as perfectly as espresso beverages and juices.

A plate of mortadella, mostarda, yellow beans, and toast.

The mortadella plate at Gjelina in Noho includes pickled yellow beans, mustard, and sweet caramelized onions.

An Asian pear and kohlrabi salad.

The Asian pear and kohlrabi salad at Gjelina.

A menu for Gjelina on Bond Street.

The menu for the Bond Avenue area of Gjelina is not nonetheless online.

In 2016, it was noted that Gjelina house owners Travis Lett, Camaj, and Armistead would collaborate with the Noticed Pig’s Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield. Two many years and a sexual harassment scandal later, the building’s landlord mentioned that the task was even now on but Friedman and Bloomfield’s involvement experienced been scrapped. Due to the fact then, Lett remaining Gjelina in 2019.

The property’s landlord also shared with Eater in 2018 that the Gjelina crew experienced also commenced upstate farm in Rhinebeck, New York, to source to the Noho task.

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