About Restaurant at the Getty Center
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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
We went here to celebrate my friends birthday. The restaurant itself looks very nice. Nice views. The food however, is absolutely horrible. I really should have sent mine back, but I didn't. I ordered the French toast. For $20 you would expect to have some sort of fantastically delicious French toast. This French toast was so hard I could barely cut it. I needed to use a serrated knife to even get through it. I definitely make better French toast at home, and I have had better French toast at Denny's for a quarter of the price. The presentation at Denny's is better also. This was just plopped on a plate with a slab of some yellow goo on top. At first I thought it was butter but then I realized later it was lemon marscapone cheese. The cheese wasn't bad, but couldn't they have made it look nicer?
My friend ordered the Cobb salad, which I guess was sort of a Cobb salad but not a Cobb salad as you think of it. It may or may not have had all the ingredients that you expect in a Cobb salad, but it was all tossed together and seemed extremely ordinary. Again definitely not worth the price.
We ordered the meat and cheese plate, and again the presentation was sorely lacking. The person bringing it just stuck it down on our table and walked away. Normally when I have ordered a meat and cheese plate someone takes a few seconds to tell you what the things are. You would think they could have at least used some sort of pretty plate put it on instead of a very ordinary looking dish in a color that clashed with the cheeses.
I would never go to this restaurant again. If I'm at the Getty and get hungry, I might pick something up at the cafeteria which I believe has better food at half the cost.
We wanted to to get together with a friend and do something more than just have lunch. The Getty was a natural. We decided for the first time to go to the restaurant at the Getty and it was a very good surprise. The food is fun and interesting and everything is significantly upgraded compared to other museum restaurants we've gone to. We sat for 2 hours enjoying the food and the light and large windows. The service was friendly and informative and we'll definitely go back soon.
The restaurant is very lovely and the views are spectacular. We were pleasantly surprised by the food which was both interesting and delicious. If you are up at the Gettymfor some reason, it is certainly a wonderful idea to eat here -- the cafeteria is awful,
The view is worth the price. Nice service. Not rushing you out for the next guest at your table.
Good portions small except for chicken pot pie which was tasty.
Outstanding New York strip. Very tender with a great rub.
Overall, very pleasant.
Went there the last time on the one Sunday when it was raining buckets and was cold out. Still a fantastic place for brunch. Some of the 'south of the border' inspired options were great, others a bit less so. Choppino for brunch is a bit far out, but it was delicious. Bloody Marys were just the right spiciness. Go as a larger group or just for two, the view is hard to beat (except on a very rainy day!).
Our first time to this restaurant. The service was amazing but the food was just okay...my belief is they are trying too hard to make a fabulous dish. We had the soup, onion tart, salad, and pork main dish. The soup and the tart were amiss in taste. We had high hopes but were disappointed overall.
There is a new chef and the food is once again very good. We always lunch here when we visit the Getty. I had the ratatouille and my spouse had the chicken pot pie. Both dishes were delicious and innovative. Also shared a yummy chocolate dessert. Great service, too. The view was especially good as the day was clear and dry. Love this place!
Brunch w-a view! A spectacular setting to share with out-if-towners. Our server & all her assistants were exceptionally professional. Food was delicious but be careful the menu descriptions. The onion tart was simply sautéed onions piled on top of a piece of bread. Not what we were expecting as tart implies pastry - a dissapointment but still delicious. Chopped salad was big enough for 4 of us to share. We all had mains plus 2 desserts to share then walked it off in the gardens.
My two friends and I have lunch at the restaurant frequently, and usually have a good experience. But the French Toast on the menu came out ice cold, and we sent it back, only to have it returned merely luke warm. The server seemed mildly annoyed with us. Perhaps you were on a skeleton staff as it was a holiday, but the prices were not skeleton and so we expected the same food and service that we have come to expect at the Getty Restaurant. The very least the server could have done is deduct the cost of the inedible French Toast.
Quality of the food has improved. Your hostess and the support staff were excellent, very lovely and helpful. However the waiters, or at least the one we had, was lackadaisical and uninterested in us or his work. We noticed he had the same attitude with other clients he was serving.
For such a special place and environment, where excellence is what you work to, this staff member made us feel uncomfortable.
Thanks for letting us share this.
It was my first time at the Getty restaurant and I was very impressed. The staff was wonderful and attentive. The food was great. I'm A vegetarian and the ratatouille was superb. Great place to just hang with a friend over wine and lunch. Highly recommended.
The food we ordered was well prepared and cooked; tasted very good. A bit of a bummer though- at lunch we wanted the Cobb Salad which is listed under appetizers. And if you want a lunch salad, it really isn't going to work. Tasted great but very slim on the chicken, etc. we solved our desire to have relatively light, yet high protein lunch by also ordering the Hamachi appetizer which had a nice amount of fish and lovely dressing. Efficient staff, almost too efficient. They took away the very tasty artisan bread the minute we said we were done with our appetizers! Ugh. I wanted another piece. 😋
This was at least the sixth time I've eaten there over the past few years and this meal was definitely not up to standard. In the past I've raved about this restaurant and always try to eat there when I go to the Getty Center. This time we were a group of six who ordered many different appetizers and entrees. One friend sent his dish back and at least he wasn't charged for it. Another friend is in the restaurant biz and his facial expression as he ate and sampled another's dish spoke volumes. Another friend who is a fantastic cook had nothing to say. My husband ordered the onion tart, which he'd had before, and didn't like it. It was different but not better. My sea bass was uninspired. They still make a great Kir Royale, but my husband summed it up when he said, "Not worth $130 [for lunch for two with two appetizers, two entrees and two drinks.] I'm inclined to give them one more chance because I've had so many great meals there but I'll have a hard time talking my husband into it.
The museum collection itself is fascinating; but the setting is stunning. The restaurant overlooks the gardens out to the ocean beyond. The food and friendly service is the icing on the cake. Local fresh produce and a choice of fish, meat or pasta dishes for lunch rounded out our fun excursion.
Great restaurant, but not so great for young ones. Brought my grandchildren. The service was wonderful and friendly, the view was nice, but the menu was not that kid friendly. I did not know that ahead of time, but I could see this as a great place for adults. I have been to better restaurants for the cost. I think perhaps next time we will just go to the cafe, sit outside and enjoy a fantastic view. Our table was not one of the ones that was next to the window with a view. The best thing about this restaurant -- very friendly and courteous service. The food was good. For the price, i would have expected better.
A superb way to accentuate one's visit to the Getty Museum. Two in my party are vegetarians, so restaurant choices can be like a game of chance...not at the Getty. The selections of both food and wine are extensive and populated with a strong dose of local choices to suit every palate.
The new management has destroyed the Getty restaurant!!! I would never go there
again!! I am complaining to the Director, James Cuno.
Service was a joke and the food ditto. We ordered onion tart as starter @$19. It was not
a tart at all but a mushy mess in a bowl--rather like poached eggs. The lobster bisque came in a bowl without a plate underneath--very low class. They had no decaffinated tea of any sort, no decent bread. The meal cost a fortune and was a disaster!!
The old restaurant was fine: what happened??
Service was good. Took a while to return to my table in the beginning. But once the restaurant started getting a little busy, they checked in regularly. One thing that stood out, there was no direct line to the host. It goes straight to an automated message. They should pick up directly. Just my opinion.
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