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
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.
This was our first time to visit the Getty and we went to see the museum and to eat at the restaurant fir Sunday brunch. Both were fabulous. We had the deviled eggs for a starter and the chicken salad which was so large that my husband and I could have shared. It was delicious with a glass of white wine. The menu is somewhat limited at brunch, but everything that came out looked wonderful. The whole experience was delightful.
The setting was lovely with some outstanding views. The food was nice but overpriced. I chalk it up to being a patron of the arts since the wonderful Getty Museum is free. Service was a little slow, but friendly and patient. (One member of our group can be less than pleasant when requesting a special diet.). Next time we will get a boxed lunch and eat at one of the outdoor seating areas.
This was our third time at the Getty restaurant and probably the best so far. The service is always good, even better this time. Our server was incredible; having to put up with impossible diners at the next table. They questioned everything, knew nothing and complained about all of it. In spite of that, our server remained smiling, pleasant and happy to help us.
Our food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Each visit has been a different menu and the menu states everything is locally sourced and changed seasonally. We each had different things, tasting them all and had plenty. The bread and butter are scrumptious... you have to take care not to fill up on that. We shared a spectacularly presented and fabulous tasting lemon curd, ice cream, white chocolate topped concoction which was perfect.
I will go again .
We had a leisurely lunch after several hours touring the museum from the opening on a weekday. Started with a split of Schramsburg and tried several seafood dishes and desserts. Food: Good to very good. Service: a bit slow but good enough if one is not in a hurry. If you are making a day of it at The Getty and you want something more than the cafeteria, the food kiosk, or your own picnic, this is the place to eat. There really are not other places for lunch or dinner convenient for a visit to The Getty is you want to spend the whole day there, which I recommend if you are from out of town. Not really a place for small children although there were some there with families.
I made reservations days ahead, as we traveled up from Orange County for an enjoyable day (we were visiting CA from our home in Texas). I wanted a nice lunch during our visit to the Getty. The primary purpose was to see artwork - my friend was a docent in Dallas for 10 years. We got our appetizer OK - then we waited and waited. The waiter never checked on our entrees until AFTER I complained. It took over an hour for our entrees, and my friend never got a refill on his iced coffee. We lost valuable time to view artwork. At least the waiter comped the entrees. Next time we'll go to the café.
Lovely setting and creative menu. Beautiful views, in a quiet, relaxed setting. David was fun and attentive as a server, and his recommendations were spot on. The miso steak, scallops, charcuterie, lemon and chocolate desserts were excellent, as was the bread served to the table.
This restaurant makes you feel on top of the world -- indeed it is, since it's at the Getty Center on top of a hill with a one-of-a-kind stunning view over the Santa Monica mountains right out to the ocean. The ambiance is airy, spacious and elegant, the service impeccable, and the food is exceptionally good, whether you choose an original creation or a classic (our party was there for Sunday brunch, and the one who ordered the French toast said it was the best he'd ever tasted).
Went to The Getty for Easter Sunday brunch. Ate outside on the patios - absolutely stunning views. Service was outstanding.
Started with mimosa and craft cocktails. Had a variety of dishes which we shared - all were great.
Afterwards, toured the gardens and grounds. A fantastic Sunday experience!
I loved this restaurant! The food, ambiance, and service were wonderful! Our server Cesar was attentive and they even brought us a complimentary dessert for my girlfriend's birthday, in spite of the fact that we are not regular customers nor were we spending a lot of money. A very classy restaurant with great food and a billion dollar view. Highly recommended!!!
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