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
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!!!
I dined at this restaurant the closing day of the Mapplethorpe exhibit. And my experience was gasoline: poor food badly presented, wretched service, noisy , not the quiet elegant good food I remember. I am happy - extremely happy to report that my guest and I had a fabulous experience and the restaurant has improved to it's wonderful self.
The view and the ambiance is first class. We missed having salmon or halibut as they went off season the week before. Nevertheless the black cod dish was excellent, the mashed green peas paste was a visual and culinary delight. Cobb salad was unusually tasty and drew good reviews!
Will definitely return soon.
We were sitting near the corner of restaurant, next to us was an old lady in a wheelchair along with a younger lady, they left so that the old lady could use the restroom, when they returned, The staff had taken away their utensils and they waited a long time for staff's attention and finally decided to leave. Also the waiter took my credit card and instead of putting the bill, the pen and the credit card inside the envelope, he left the credit card inside and the bill and the pen outside on the top causing us to have to return to retrieve the credit card and wasted an hour of our time; to be fair, they called us immediately after we left the restaurant to inform us but we did not see the message until we were on our way back.
In the past, the food has been outstanding. We went to the Getty specifically to have lunch at their lovely restaurant. This time I am sad to say was such a disappointment ... I ordered the Cioppino ... the broth was nothing more than tomato juice .. the fish a few clams tiny and tasteless, four cherry tomatoes that were supposedly grilled, a small piece of white fish, one scallop , and several microscopic calamari... my daughter ordered a Cobb Salad ... the salad bore no resemblance whatsoever to a Cobb Salad. Lunch was a gastronomic disaster. I don't mind paying $15 for the parking and $28 for the cioppino or even 20 plus dollars for a Cobb Salad ..if that was what you really were served. Had happy plans to go there for my birthday for their mussels but I won't be returning anytime soon. I was told they have a new chef.
A visit the the Getty Center is a special occasion, so my daughter and I decided to make an afternoon of it, and planned to dine there too. The view from Bel Air is beyond compare in Los Angeles, so we were very pleased with our seating right in front of the large plate glass windows.
We were ravenous after a morning without food, so we decided on the Burata starter recommended by our server and it was incredible. The blood orange syrup and slices were a great combination and the candied lavender elevated the little starter to a delightful and unforgettable dish.
For our meals, my daughter had he lemon risotto and I had the duck confit melt. Both choices were excellent and a bit different than the other items on the menu. I was unable to finish my sandwich, but I truly enjoyed it.
When I return to the Getty, I would definitely not hesitate to just plan on having lunch on the property. The food was great, the view was perfect and of course- the collections are grand. What a national treasure we have in this wonderful cultural center.
It was a ladies lunch and we got a nice window seat. The views are great. We both had the chicken pot pie, which was good although quite expensive. My tea came in a proper teapot and was good, but I was unable to get a refill of hot water because our waitperson was nowhere to be seen, she never came to see if we needed refills until we were ready for the check. All in all, this is a nice place for a special lunch if you are ready to spend $70 for lunch for two.
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