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
Fridays: 2017 5:30pm - 9:00pm (May 25, 2017 through September 1, 2017)
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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Restaurant at the Getty Center Ratings and Reviews
Fabulous views - oh, and an amazing art collection too! - and a beautifully-designed dining room. Delicious menu & outstanding service. My halibut was superb but everyone's food was perfect. We will definitely come again. Make sure that you allow at least half a day to enjoy the many features of the Getty Centre. Book ahead.
I took my dearest friend (sister) to this restaurant for a belated birthday. Arwin waited on our table and we were delighted it was her, because she is a neighbor of my girlfriend. Everything about our lunch was amazing. My girlfriend was in awe of her view and could not believe how wonderful the food was. She was in 7th heaven and she, and I, can hardly wait to come back and treat ourselves again. Looking forward to experiencing your wonder restaurant again, and soon.
Thank you to Arwin for the outstanding service!
All was well until I got home and was going to enjoy my remaining Cobb Salad for dinner. There was a substantial amount of blue cheese on the top of the salad, which I had pushed to one side of my plate. I was looking forward to enjoying it later. When I opened my food container, the wait staff made a decision that I didn't want the cheese. Very bad assumption on their part.
Once again, The Restaurant at The Getty Center totally blew us away! Louie is the absolute best waiter you could want, and he is the person we ask for whenever we go there. Friendly, knowledgable, and very attentive to whatever you need. The food is absolutely delicious - haven't had a bad dish ever. This trip we enjoyed a charcuterie plate with some wonderful tastes on it (including a bit of honey in comb) and then Laura had the Cobb Salad and I had the Jidori Chicken. Wonderful. The chicken was tender, juicy with crispy skin and the cous cous was cooked like I have never had it before. All of that and some Champagne made for a lovely anniversary lunch! We can't wait to go back again.
The restaurant has a beautiful view but that's about it. Menu choices were extremely limited - only one entree salad available at lunch. Portions were small. The worst part is that the restaurant is understaffed resulting in long waits for food and even coffee. It took the waiter over 15 minutes to bring my post lunch regular coffee. I would suggest skipping this over priced sub par restaurant and having your meal offsite before or after your visit to the museum.
We've eaten here many times when we have gone to the museum. The cuisine is always interesting though a bit overpriced. My concern is the service. Each member of the wait staff is attentive, but there are just too few of them for a restaurant at this price point. It is wonderful to relax over lunch, but not if the time is taken up waiting for a course or trying to tackle a passing waiter/waitress to refill a coffee cup.
Never a disappointment. Once again our food was outstanding. I had a refreshing bowl of gazpacho and the baked eggs, which were served in a bowl of creamy lemon polenta with mushrooms--a rustic dish full of lovely, layered flavors. Our waitress was the perfect degree of helpful and unobtrusive. The view of course was spectacular. The Getty is an architectural wonder full of fine art, and The Restaurant provides the best of the culinary arts. It makes for an inspiring experience.
Very disappointed in the baked eggs dish we each ordered for late lunch before a lecture on Sunday. I regret that I chose not to send the food back and select another option from the menu.
The mushrooms were rubbery and the entire dish lacked flavor and complexity I would expect for the price. It was coffeeshop fare at best. In contrast, we had lunch at the cafe at the Skirball recently and found our dishes to be delightfully satisfying.
This was a disappointing meal experience. While all of our selections were edible and plated well, they lacked any "wow" factor taste-wise. Except for a starter of avocado toast, I honestly can't remember what any of us ordered--and it was only 1 week ago. I remember the toast only because it was so expensive ($19. For toast.) Many museums have incredible restaurants, but not the Getty.
A very elegant experience. Pricey, but considering the location I would expect it to be. We were late for our reservation, but shown to our table right away. The service was excellent, professional I'd say, and the food was perfectly prepared and served. The drinks were outstanding. The view is magnificent. If you're looking for an upscale place with a bit of exclusivity to it, The Getty can't be beat.
As return visitors my husband and I were a bit disappointed that our meals did not measure up to previous visits. The setting and view are always a pleasure, and our wait staff was professional. However, the hostess lacked congeniality. My husband's scallops were only fair. I appreciated my mushroom dish as a meatless option, but found the green bean accompaniment odd. I would have liked a different vegetable - maybe a braised broccolini or even tender snow peas.
My husband ordered the prix fixe lunch menu with the wine pairing and I ordered the halibut.
The halibut was cooked to perfection and was heavenly. The salad that was part of my husband's meal was delicious. He felt his entree which was a pasta dish was overly seasoned. But the dessert that was part of my husband's meal was the highlight of the meal. Compliments to the pastry chef.
We have our anniversary luncheon at Getty center every year and every time their food and service were met our expectation. The menu was just right for senior like us and we love ambiance. We live 28 miles away from restaurant but worth the drive to go there on anniversary , and receptionists and waiters are very much professional.
I normally don't write reviews but after having dinner at your restaurant I wanted to share my experience. Your entire staff was excellent. Our waiter had a great personality and very knowledgeable with the menu. He constantly checked on us to make sure everything was good and that we had what we needed. Your steak was THE BEST I've ever had, and I've been to great steak houses . My wife's food was just as incredible. Your bartender made incredible drinks, just to our liking. The restaurant itself was incredibly clean, quiet, wonderful decor, and with incredible views. You made my wife's birthday dinner perfect, thank you. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion, and if I could give you 10 stars on your rating system, I would.
I remember this restaurant from the past as delicious, beautiful view, and good ambiance. This has remained and even more.
I will be taking out of town/country guest here in the near future.
Overall I found this restaurant great for a special occasions (it was my birthday). The view was amazing
Keep up the good work.
Our server was great, but other things were not so great. The halibut was way over cooked to the texture of canned tuna fish. We were offered dessert on the house. My cell phone battery was almost dead and they regretfully were not permitted to allow me to plug my phone in for a few minutes to charge. I asked about corkage fees, they regretfully are not permitted to allow outside wine into the Getty or restaurant. Great views, ambiance, and server...that's about it.
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