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.
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
Since the Getty Center is perched on a h ...
Since the Getty Center is perched on a hill, the restaurant has marvelous views. But the food is the star! We are foodies and found our meal to be terrific -- beautiful to look at and scrumptious, even memorable, flavors. The parsnip soup was divine with two purple endive leaves, a violet, and a sprinkle of herbs on top. The scallops were done just right and balanced with a few grapes, bites of eggplant and potato all nestled on a creamy sauce. My descriptions do not do justice to the exquisite yet never pretentious creations. Our waiter gave excellent advice about wine. We will always visit the Getty Restaurant when we are in the area.
This place is awesome. Windows from cei ...
This place is awesome. Windows from ceiling to floor overlooking a monastery. Just being at the Getty Museum is wonderful , but to be able to dine in this restaurant makes the day. Service was well done and attentive. Wine, delicious...treat yourself to this restaurant!!
I live 2000 miles from the Getty but it ...
I live 2000 miles from the Getty but it is the first place I eat when I land in LA. I love the view, the food and the service. Wishing the chef will bring back the Bouillabaise. The new version is good. The original is a masterpiece.
took my husband here for his birthday af ...
took my husband here for his birthday after we toured the museum. Absolutely enjoyed our lunch! Great food...not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes! I ordered the halibut and it just melts in your mouth! My husband ordered the scallops and was delighted that they were fresh. Don't miss the dessert, I had their restaurant-fresh made ice-cream--to die for!! The great ambiance is a plus. Our waitress was courteous and always smiling. The servers were polite. Foodies, I guarantee you, you're going to love this, too! For the quality of food and the good service, the cost is justified.
My mother-in-law was visiting my husband ...
My mother-in-law was visiting my husband and I from Michigan. We did a four-museums-in four-days run, and the Getty Center was our last museum. So we were weary and greatly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and expansive views of the restaurant. Two of us were vegetarians and we enjoyed buratta with heirloom tomatoes and risotto with three grains and mushrooms. My mother-in-law enjoyed chicken and vegetables with a California Pinot Gris. We even had dessert (two bread puddings and a chocolate bombe with hot caramel sauce and flourless chocolate cake). We were renewed and relaxed after our experience at the Restaurant at the Getty.
Really wonderful host. Nice people. I th ...
Really wonderful host.
I think the room is probably nicer for lunch than dinner.
Everything overcooked :(
Risotto with coconut milk and dark rice, ok but add more liquid and don't call it risotto.
Octopus way overdone.
Pate to mineral-y, maybe lighten up.
Crudo tasty, but thinner slices would be nice.
After soaking up the beauty of the Getty ...
After soaking up the beauty of the Getty's grounds, buildings, and collections, their restaurant is an awesome end to the total experience. Delicious food prepared beautifully, and a deep wine list with a variety of price points. The manager and wait staff were appropriately attentive without being overbearing. On weekends, have a reservation; while waiting, we saw several parties turned away as "walk-in's". The space is very large, lots of glass, and spacious. There were many tables but we never felt impinged upon. Thus, quiet conversation was no problem at all. My husband's tasting menu, with paired wines, created in honor of the Getty's "Cave Temples of Dunhuang" exhibit, was superb. My filet mignon was cooked to a perfect rare. The plating, for both, showed a high level of care and artistry from the kitchen. We live on the East Coast, and we have some particularly stunning museums and restaurants from which to choose. We also have occasion to travel to San Francisco and LA several times a year. While in LA, we always visit the Getty, but this was a first trip to the restaurant. We definitely will be returning to have this dining experience again.
The Restaurant at the Getty Center offer ...
The Restaurant at the Getty Center offered a fine menu plus off menu vegan options. The staff was courteous and attentive. They were responsive to special requests. These factors contributed to a first rate dining experience.
We enjoyed the Dunhuang Caves Special me ...
We enjoyed the Dunhuang Caves Special menu after spending some time with the exhibit. The food was very good and wine pairings added interest. Our waiter was upbeat and good. The view from our corner window table the best. The terrace was not open.
We were a party of 4 ladies spending the ...
We were a party of 4 ladies spending the day at the Getty with the Day Trippers. We were looking forward to having a quiet, restful lunch. The food was better than average which we expected since the prices were higher. The view was amazing!
The problem was our waiter. He acted like he didn't have time for us and tried to rush us through our lunch. I had to ask for anything additional that should have been provided (ex. bread and coffee) automatically.
I will probably go back to the Gerry and will probably eat at this restaurant because of the view. I will make sure I don't get that waiter again!
Enjoyed our day at the Getty! We were to ...
Enjoyed our day at the Getty! We were told by friends image sure that we are at their restaurant. We were glad we did!! It was expensive for lunch but the food was good quality. We had a special hummus platter and a Chef's salad . The breads that are served with lunch are delicious. The service was very good. Would go again!! We were going out for dinner that night so we're not looking to eat a lot. The ladies next to us had the special meal of the day! It looked delicious. It was 3 courses for $40 ish
I treated my 15 year old granddaughter t ...
I treated my 15 year old granddaughter to a day out. We enjoyed the museum and then I surprised her with lunch in this lovely dining room. I always go there when I go to the museum! The view is fantastic! The food is incredible. She likes lovely dining like this so even though it was a bit pricey, it was worth it to me. One thing I think could be improved is to not put the tables quite so close together and make them less long. We sat so close to the people at the next table we could hear everything they said. And my granddaughter sat so far from me that we had to almost shout to hear each other. Either improvement would help, but both would be nice.
If you're visiting the Getty Museum at t ...
If you're visiting the Getty Museum at the Getty Center the Restaurant is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. It is elegant without being pretentious, the food and service are always excellent, and the view is magnificent, day or evening. It is not cheap, but definitely worth the cost.
Lunch in this beautiful place with my vi ...
Lunch in this beautiful place with my visiting sister from out of town. Always a pleasure to be in this special restaurant. The portions are quite large - I had the wonderful Cobb salad and took half of it home. My sister had a splendid cheese/charcuterie platter and add almost every delicious morsel.
A perfect CA day to eat outdoors!! We r ...
A perfect CA day to eat outdoors!! We requested outdoors & our reservation wait time was at most, 10 min. Our food was amazing & our waiter, Louie was very attentive. A great place to eat & view the LA hills. Will definitely go againl
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