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
the food at this restaurant is less than ...
the food at this restaurant is less than mediocre. the view is incredible. i have been here several times and keep hoping it will be better each time i go, because it is so beautiful there but i am always disappointed. the servers are pleasant, the bread is good, the wine is good. i could make a better brunch at home.
Food and wine were good. We took out of ...
Food and wine were good. We took out of town friends here on their last day of LA visit for a good memory of LA. The beautiful museum grounds did that sufficiently. The dinner was just icing on a delicious cake. Interestingly the menu I got online at the GC website was different from the menu we were actually provided at the table. Mostly seafood (we ordered sea bass and scallops); we ordered a Justin Sauvignon Blanc - all worked out ok. The salads including beets were small and somehow the Mosaic of Vegetables intended to go with entree were served with salads. Portions were kind small and served in bowls, but having read previous reviews we were prepared. Ambience was good but we took all our sunset shots BEFORE entering restaurant as our table was in the middle of sinning room instead one with a good view as requested. Service was decent but not outstanding for the menu price.
Since they changed chefs the food has go ...
Since they changed chefs the food has gone down hill.
The menu was overpriced for the quality and quantity, no longer are there any good red meat dishes.
We were very disappointed in the menu and the only good was the children's selections.
Vino list continues to be a good selection.
Service saved the otherwise horrible lunch.
The view was excellent. The food was exc ...
The view was excellent. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The ambiance was excellent. And you pay a hefty price to enjoy it all. But a day strolling around the Getty Center and through the gardens makes it worthwhile.
The restaurant smelled very strongly of ...
The restaurant smelled very strongly of fish. The pork was fatty the salad was under dressed. Even the bread and ricotta was flavorless. The desert and coffee were by far the best thing. The room and view are nice, although you'd think they might have an amazing sculpture or fabulous art on the walls? My suggestion skip the meal and grab a coffee and desert and go see some art.
Not my first trip to the restaurant & wo ...
Not my first trip to the restaurant & won't be my last. Reservations are mandatory. The decor is elegant. The view spectacular. Once again I find that the busboys are more efficient than the waiter. Our waiter was so difficult to get a hold of for anything, inclusive of taking our order. The plates are small but delicious & beautifully presented. My branzino was wonderful but it was nothing more than fish with some citrus slices on top for $29. So bear pricing & the size of the plates in mind when choosing this restaurant. Decent wine & very good cocktail list. I also enjoy that no one rushes you. Just wish they had longer hours.
Service was very good. DO NOT book a lun ...
Service was very good. DO NOT book a lunch at 2:45. The main compaint we had was they were out of the 3-4 of the entrees, which obviously were popular. We all ended up having the french toast which was good. We were looking for an above average dining experience which we remembered from the last time we visited over two years ago.
I have had lunch at the Getty Center res ...
I have had lunch at the Getty Center restaurant at least 20 times and this time was a terrible disappointment. The menu was bizarre and food matched it - one in the party sent theirs back and what they got instead looked like something a graduate student would make when the fridge was empty (eggs with leftovers). My chicken tasted like a defrosted frozen chicken with barbecue sauce on top. What are they thinking? The previous team provided elegant, interesting, healthful items but this is a nothing short of a total disaster.
After reading the reviews for the Getty ...
After reading the reviews for the Getty Center restaurant, we booked a table for 6 several weeks in advance. Our group travelled from Texas to the Getty to check off one of our bucket list destinations. It was good to see that the Getty Center had a 'fine dining' restaurant for museum guests because we planned to spend most of the day at the Getty. Our first disappointment was the 15 - 20 minute wait for our table. Which turned into 30 minutes before we were seated. It seems the restaurant was 'fully booked'. I guess our reservation was a just a casual commitment. We were more disappointed in both the service and food portions. The waitress did not seem to know the menu. We ordered a cheese board which the waitress said would be a good starter for the six of us. When it came we all started laughing. I should have taken a picture. There were 5 small cheese bites, each less that 1 inch square! The rest of the meal was similarly downsized but the prices were certainly not. A Cobb salad was 3-4 inches in the center of a very large plate. This meal became a running joke for the rest of our trip.
Mid week so it was less crowded, less no ...
Mid week so it was less crowded, less noisy -- we've been before. Jorge was a standout, former waiter turned busboy, he said -- but he was attentive, kind, funny -- Kellen was initial waiter, a bit arrogant, officious ( he needs to take a break from wait service, seemed burnt out, not cordial at all) while Melanchka who became our server was fine but stressed a bit, had a couple of larger tables besides us -- still, you cannot beat the location -- food portions are SMALL, I had the Cobb, really DELICIOUS but wow, too small, could be a half size bigger -- ps am trying to put in a 'nickname' below, none accepted, so will place it here: "Airy Delicious Getty Get-Away!"
Very disappointing! Food was non-existe ...
Very disappointing! Food was non-existent. Portions very small and prices very expensive. Our waiter started out nice and then seemed to get annoyed with us as the lunch went on - to the point of throwing our dessert spoons down on the table with a thud. Sad, because the occasion was to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday and she was visiting from England. Will not recommend this restaurant. Experience was the polar-opposite to the suggested review hints!
The atmosphere is very relaxed and a spe ...
The atmosphere is very relaxed and a spectacular view. The service is outstanding and the food delicious. I have held many special events there for Heads of State and I would highly recommend the venue to my friends and for future special events.
Beautiful setting, wonderful to walk aro ...
Beautiful setting, wonderful to walk around the grounds before/after dinner. Excellent service. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. BUT the portions were small, and the food was overly rich/heavy--even the carrot salad and the scallops. Still would go back...but not for the food.
This is a perfect place to have lunch wh ...
This is a perfect place to have lunch while attending the Getty. The menu is new. The food is fantastic & very well prepared & presented. The menu is somewhat limited, so check it out before you sit down. The portions are somewhat small, but are fine for lunch. The food is pricy, but for a special occasion or special friends in town to see the Getty, it's hard to go wrong.
Very comfortable and courteous service. ...
Very comfortable and courteous service. Food was sublime, innovative, and accessible. Very enjoyable experience and memorable views of the Santa Monica mountains. A day at the Getty is incomplete without dining here!
The Getty Restaurant has changed its fab ...
The Getty Restaurant has changed its fabulous old menu for a sparse one written in pretentious style (Bavette beef, Welsh onions…). No starters or entrees; just a list of difficult to understand titles.
The food was tepidly warm - a two-inch cube of beef, tough to eat, with six tiny onions, one miniature leek in a grey-brown small spoonful of sauce was $28. Definitely not good value.
But the service was exemplary.
Have been to restaurant before and had g ...
Have been to restaurant before and had good experience so had high
We were seated promptly in a great window table.
Our waiter was very personable and told us that both the chef and menu were new.
We ordered a green salad and crab omelets for brunch.
The salad was a TOTAl disappointment and ripoff. $15 for just lettuce with dressing.
My omelet was COLD and the only item on the plate, no potatoes, no fruit or veges.
I would not recommend Sunday brunch !!!
The restaurant was over priced. Simple ...
The restaurant was over priced. Simple salads cost $18 and were of poor quality and left us hungry. The menu was incredibly limited and different and inferior to the restaurant's recent menu. We heard there was a new chef and our only hope is his tenure will be brief.
I would not recommend this restaurant.
celebrated my husbands birthday and fort ...
celebrated my husbands birthday and fortunately our son was not working..all is can say it was a perfect day and beautiful view..our table was next to the window and had the most delicious lunch ..amazing time we had
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.
The staff were friendly. Our waiter was ...
The staff were friendly. Our waiter was familiar with the first day seasonal menu. Menu selection ranged from vegan to seafood to meat. The halibut was moist and seasoning did not overwhelm. The scallops were seared well and the cauliflower and mini potatoes complimented them well.
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