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
We were pleasantly surprised at having a two star Micheline style one course at a very reasonable price. Atmosphere was rather a surprise, with a large open room . No cozy seating.
Waiters were in abundance, and service was excellent. My scallops were good and the sauce fantastic. Would do it again if I felt like fighting the traffic.
Lunch at the Getty Center restaurant was a lovely addition to a fabulous day day at the Center. Nice wine by the glass selection, interesting menu, well prepared 'new American/California cuisine with local ingredients, professional service and of course the stunning view made for a memorable occasion.
Attached to the amazing Getty Museum, this is one of three eateries on the hill overlooking Santa Monica and smoggy Los Angeles. This beats the downstairs Garden Restaurant by a wide margin. The food and service is top class and makes the museum visit even more memorable. A must see, and a must eat !
This was our first visit, all the way from Japan! We had such a great time here. Food was excellent! Wine reccomended went so well with the dishes we ordered. Very friendly, careful and thoughtful service! Enjoyed the great view also. Would love to visit again!!!!
Was attracted to this restaurant because the description said "spectacular views". The views are only if houses on the backside of the restaurant and the ocean in the far distance, and only if you're sitting next to a window. No booth-seating. All tables, very close together, expensive$$$, and so-so service for the price. Would not go again.
Food was fantastic. Waiter forgot to order my salad and when I finally could find her, my main course was finished. She just said she forgot and did not make any effort to ask if I still wanted the salad or would prefer dessert - just brought the check. Guess she wanted to get rid of me but am not sure why?
The brunch menu on that Sunday (Mother's Day) sounded good, but the execution was lacking flavor and taste for the price being paid. Service was basically attentive but the waitress confused our check with the neighbor's one. Setting of course is very nice with a beautiful view over the hills in the neighborhood.
The restaurant at The Getty has few surprises. The view is exceptional, the service and food are always good. This is a great place to relax while visiting the museum or a great destination on its own.
Everything up on the hill enhances the L.A. experience.
I invited a Northern Californian to join me for lunch. We drove directly from Burbank Airport to lunch. We had dinner plans and wanted something light... so we shared a salad and a main and finished with a latte. It was the perfect amount of food and not expensive.
Every time I eat at The Getty I wonder why I'm not there more often. It is lovely!
My first and never disappointing choice to share w visitors from out of town, and w friends who live nearby. Terrific wait staff pay attention, listen, withdraw, return w invisible care, flourishlessly. Skilled kitchen people prepare and present delicious food, attractively.
Portions were ridiculously minuscule. Strawberry spinach salad had the equivalent of two strawberries, two dates and a few leaves of spinach. Come on! Prices should have supported reasonable portions. Very dissatisfied. I'll go back to eating in the Getty cafeteria which has quality food, sizeable portions and lower prices!
Went with older teens and spouse for her birthday. Casual but elegant dining with the incredible views from the Getty Museum of downtown and the ocean. The food was excellent and interesting. Small menu that is seasonal and rotates, I'm guessing, on the chef's choice and availability. Service is outstanding and not snobby. A great location and excellent fare.
Failed the third try. Went back to Getty Restaurant in hopes that the food had improved -- no such luck. Questions - should you need a knife for an omelette? - should you ever recommend white wine with asparagus? If you answered no to either of these questions, you know more that the new chef at Getty Center. We really wanted to enjoy our meal on Sunday. But it was an unhappy failure. Time to make a change. If you want to go, order the simplest thing on the menu. Make no assumptions - ask lots of questions and SEND THE FOOD BACK IF IT IS AWFUL.
I don't blame the Getty, rather the management firm overseeing the food operation. Fire them now.
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