About Restaurant at the Getty Center
Featuring one of the best views in Los Angeles, The Restaurant at the Getty Center offers a fine dining menu in a simple and elegant setting. The Restaurant's Chef focuses on using the freshest local and regional ingredients and presenting them beautifully and tastefully. The Mediterranean-California inspired menu utilizes global influences to create an experience that is delicious, ambitious and creative. A distinctive wine list and full bar are also available.
The menu is market driven, using produce from local growers and the Santa Monica farmer's market. The Chefs have worked closely with local farmers to ensure the best possible product. Careful attention is given to sustainability with regards to seafood. The menu changes weekly to keep up with market changes as well as seasonal changes. Food service at the Getty Center is managed by the Bon Appétit Management Company.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Californian, Continental, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 2:30pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a $15 parking charge per car in the Getty Center lot, $10.00 after 5:00pm. Guests must take a 5 minute tram ride from the lot to the Museum and the Restaurant. Please allow 30 minutes prior to your reservation to accommodate for parking and tram ride.
Public Transit Stops - Getty Center Drive
Private Party Facilities:
As part of the regular extended Restaurant service, The Private Dining Room can be used by groups up to a maximum of 54 people. Extended Restaurant service is defined as taking place during the following Restaurant hours with choices made from the Restaurant pre-set menu.
LUNCH - Tuesday - Sunday - 11:00am - 3:00pm
BRUNCH – Sunday only - 11:00am - 3:00pm
DINNER – Friday (through 9/21/12) and Saturday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
All requests must be approved prior to booking and are subject to room availability.
THE PRIVATE DINING ROOM CAN BE BOOKED UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DESIRED DATE.
Private Party Contact:
Ms. Erica Block Bon Appetit@getty.edu: (310) 440-6213
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Restaurant at the Getty Center Ratings and Reviews
It was a ladies lunch and we got a nice window seat. The views are great. We both had the chicken pot pie, which was good although quite expensive. My tea came in a proper teapot and was good, but I was unable to get a refill of hot water because our waitperson was nowhere to be seen, she never came to see if we needed refills until we were ready for the check. All in all, this is a nice place for a special lunch if you are ready to spend $70 for lunch for two.
This was my 3rd visit. I was disappointed in the small quantity of food. I am not a big eater but my portion was tiny. Another at our table ordered a salad that was too large. Very disappointed that the melting chocolate dessert was no longer available. It was always wonderfully presented.
I can't complete your review because the restaurant wasn't open. This is the second time I have made reservations and have shown up to the restaurant only to have it closed. No reasons were given. I would suggest going later in the week since both times were on a Tuesday.
It all started when the host confused our reservation then seated our party at 2 separate tables so we wasted 20 minutes waiting for each other. Food was just okay, my salad was so small. Pork dish was awful. We liked the bread, though. Convenient at the museum, but next time we'll go to the other restaurant.
We never went to the restaurant. I had to cancel the reservation for family reasons. I repeatedly tried to cancel it. I did so through OpenTable. Wouldn't work. I tried different browser. Same problem. I called the Getty restaurant at their phone number listed on their website and after spending five minutes (I'm not kidding) listening to all the wonderful options on their phone tree, I finally was able to leave a recorded message canceling the reservation. Then, after that, a day or two later, I got an email from you, OpenTable, reminding me of my reservation. I then tried AGAIN to cancel the reservation through your service and that failed too. I like to be respectful to restaurants and to cancel well in advance if I have to. That just failed every way possible in this experience. Thank you for listening.
A dining experience with my seven year old granddaughter. The white linens gives a formal feel to the room. For her, it was a very special experience. There is a nice children's menu which included a very generous portion of mac and cheese!
She will never forget her first "fine dining" experience.
Great place to have lunch while visiting the Getty Center. Great views, seating and food. The staff was attentive and professional. The food was well-prepared and presented. While not inexpensive, it is nevertheless a good value considering the overall quality of the experience.
It would be a lovely place from which to watch the sunset over dinner.
They were closed due to vermin infestation so we were unable to dine after going way out of our way to get there. Nobody notified us of canceled reservation. Rude man at door turned us away telling us we had been notified. Nowhere else to eat in area besides cafeteria which grossed me out due to rodents in other restaurant on the property. Could not enjoy day at museum after rushing to make our reservation time and then being turned away. Was really looking forward to our day at The Getty Center during our vacation to Los Angeles and it was ruined.
I would like write a review but can't because I made the reservation through open table but when we arrived there it seemed that the restaurant was closed for the day because they were cleaning. Not so very happy about that. Weird that you can make a reservation even when they are not open.
Good service and good food. All tables full for lunch but not uncomfortable to be a woman dining alone.
Cool and bright day with sunlit dining room dominated by whites (as are all the museum buildings)followed by a stroll in the gardens as well as different sections of the galleries to see.
Food was bland, presentation was lacking, portions were sub-par. Just to give you an example, one of our party ordered French toast. French toast was dry, a few berries I mean a very few berries, had to request additional syrup. All 4 at table were disappointed with the experience with one exception.
THE BREAD WAS GREAT!
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