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/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Restaurant at the Getty Center Ratings and Reviews
I found the food here to be good. I had ...
I found the food here to be good. I had the "Cobb" salad, which was delicious. My bf had the Eggs Benedict with crab, mushrooms, and bacon. I think it was good, but it had too many similar types of savory flavors, if that makes any sense, and overall, it was a little too rich for me. And the bf did not like the bacon, which was a weird consistency. He found it be just okay, but the man at a neighboring table said that they were the best EB he has ever had. So, I don't know what to tell you.
That gets to my next point, the tables by the window are not too far apart. If someone next to you is speaking in a normal voice, you will feel like you are in their conversation. I don't think I can fault them for putting the tables so close together; it maximizes the amount of people that can sit near the window and fully enjoy the view on a sunny day. But don't be surprised.
The service was ... slow, and that was at least in my area. I slowly started fuming, as I saw people who were seated 10 to 35 minutes after me get their food before I even got my iced tea. This was made worse because these patrons were sat in my direct line of sight. It was hard to enjoy the meal after that, and the service in that area was almost unbelievable to me. It just didn't make sense.
Overall, yes, I would recommend it. The prices are slightly above what you would normally pay for what you're getting, but you're paying for the view. So, it would be well worth it.
I have always enjoyed this restaurant, b ...
I have always enjoyed this restaurant, but this time the service was incredibly slow, we did not get a window table though one was requested. But worst of all an obstreperous child at the next table was noisy and disruptive. He even hit one of my guests twice. Next time I go to the Getty I shall eat in the cafeteria because it is too expensive to put up with these annoyances.
The wait staff seemed nice enough but the were ubderstaffed.
Loved lunch at the Getty for my husband' ...
Loved lunch at the Getty for my husband's birthday! The plating of the food was a art masterpiece. The room and view was beautiful. We spend two hours on lunch and that wasn't planned because we are from Phoenix. Highly recommend it
This is a very cool oasis when attending ...
This is a very cool oasis when attending the museum. It has great views, nice decor and yummy food. We especially liked the artwork by Alexis Smith. The fish was good. The chicken was also strong. And desert sorbet was a good low calorie option. Service with a smile. Worth checking out.
We were a party of 5 - two couples and o ...
We were a party of 5 - two couples and one child. The server handed the menu to our 8 year old. I had to get up and ask the hostess if there was a kid's menu and she said that they did have one but not a printed version. So we had to ask our server about that. Our water glasses weren't filled - we had to ask. We also had to ask for the bread basket which was clearly given to all the other patrons. Appetizers were very good. But the main dishes failed miserably. The flavor was good but many issues with all our dishes. We got the mussel and clam main dish which had sand in it (not cleaned well enough). The lamb wasn't cooked to my specifications (medium and I got rare) and the meat wasn't the best cut - for $36 I expected better. We were assured that the scallops were big and hearty for the main dish, and they weren't. 3 scallops, again at $36. Wine was ok and the coffee could have been better.
Not the best experience and I wouldn't go again. It was way overpriced and the service was mediocre. We all left disappointed. Too bad because the Getty is such a beautiful venue.
While visiting Los Angeles I always pay ...
While visiting Los Angeles I always pay a visit to the Getty Centre.I love the architecture, each time I am in awe of the enormity of the Centre and for the past two years I also paid a visit to the restaurant. The service is good and the food and scenery are superb!
If you are at the Getty Centre a visit to the restaurant is highly recommended.
Came for a light lunch - had fabulous mu ...
Came for a light lunch - had fabulous mushroom soup followed by mediocre small salad; friend had good beef main dish. Shared chocolate dessert miniscule and pretentious - decorated with marigold petals that have no taste. Breads good. Cappuccino good. Willing to try another time . . .
The restaurant had many empty spots. I a ...
The restaurant had many empty spots. I asked to be seated next to the window area hillside. However the hostess said the area was not available. I had never the Getty and that was my first impression. Instead she sat me right next a couple on their first date. It was awkward i heard every part of their conversation!
The food was very mediocre and probably microwaved since it came out so fast. Next time Ill make sure to eat before at the Getty.
Brunch reservations on 7/3/16- Such a di ...
Brunch reservations on 7/3/16-
Such a disappointment as I have been to the Getty restaurant multiple times. The staff and view continue to be exceptional; however, everything from the sparkling prosecco drink (which was flat, very syrupy) to the awful food which was cold, tasteless and definitely not up to previous standards made for an unbelievably disappointing trek up the hill. (Example: the signature bread basket was not offered. Instead we were given 3, dry, rock-hard round rolls. I ordered the scallops and received 3 small scallops on a bed of purplish "polenta" which tasted more like a cross between lumpy oatmeal and runny cream of wheat with absolutely no flavor. My friend ordered the eggs benedict –which she orders every time-and they came smothered in sauce a top a very tough muffin. ) After picking at our meals, we gave up and decided to get dessert. The granita was just weird and had a spice that did not compliment the fruit. (Tasted like Thyme or Oregano.) The fruit was marginally fresh. While waiting for our bill, we both noticed how terribly worn the sage colored upholstery had become. The seat, back rest AND back of back rest on all the chairs within our eyes view were noticeably shabby-such a shame for a restaurant that used to be so exceptional. Needless to say, I won’t be going back until I read that they’ve spiffed the place up.
Great restaurant. Excellent food, as al ...
Great restaurant. Excellent food, as always. Lovely view, especially at sunset. Host was rude and aloof until I ordered a $90 bottle of wine, but that clearly changed his approach. Server was very friendly, helpful and efficient. I've never had a bad meal or even a bad plate here.
I took my friend for her birthday lunch ...
I took my friend for her birthday lunch after seeing a great photography exhibit on a Sunday. We split and appetizer and an entrée and were very happy with the delicious results. The food was beautifully presented, plentiful and excellent and the service was attentive. I would most certainly recommend the restaurant to everyone for a special occasion lunch.
We had lunch after visiting an exhibit. ...
We had lunch after visiting an exhibit. We shared dishes and they split the entry for us beautifully.
We started with the peach flatbread. OMG! It was fabulous. Fresh peaches, cheese wonderful crust and some arugula salad. Next we shared the short rib plate. This is the dish they split for us. The beef was served over mashed potatoes with the wonderful sauce and vegetables. And since we are little piglets, and we could not make up our minds, we shared two desserts. They both had berries in them. The first was a screen was fresh berries and the second was a berry pastry with ice cream.
The food could not have been better. The service was both professional and friendly.
I went there with my family. We love th ...
I went there with my family. We love the position of the restaurant. The food was plated like a piece of beautiful art work. The taste was alright. We all appreciate the servers. They are helpful, yet leave us pressure free. We have been to other places that the server asked us every 5-10 minutes how we are doing, the Getty Restaurant offers elegant services. It is definitely worth the trip.
Good food though the risotto was too hea ...
Good food though the risotto was too heavily buttered. Service was excellent and the view was outstanding but tables were so close together that even soft conversations were easily overheard. Does not make for business friendly or date friendly dining
What a great way to start a day at the m ...
What a great way to start a day at the museum. There isn't a bad seat in the restaurant thanks to the floor to ceiling windows surrounding the restaurant. The staff was very attentive and service was well paced. I got the flat iron steak. It was medallions arranged on my plate that equalled 6 ounces, all surrounding a large chunk of purple cabbage which was set on top of some mashed potatoes. The presentation was stunning with people from other tables ogling it and then ordering the same. It tasted just as delicious as it looked. My cousin, after stating that she "never takes pictures of her food", proceeded to take one of her risotto. She took a picture of it because it was truly art on a plate. She said she liked it. Wine list was impressive as well. Would definitely go back.
This is a terrific restaurant. My teena ...
This is a terrific restaurant. My teenagers found something they liked on the menu. The dining area is bright and welcoming. It was a tad pricey but the food was outstanding and the service perfect! I will definitely eat there the next time I'm at the Getty.
The Getty has a wonderful menu of fresh ...
The Getty has a wonderful menu of fresh fare that is creatively executed and attentively served. The view from the 360 degree floor to ceiling windows never disappoints, no matter how many times you've seen it before. The cocktails are well executed and they will serve off-menu cocktail requests. This is a great venue for brunch/lunch while touring the Getty , a special occasion, or a family gathering. This is on my list of ten best restaurants.
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