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
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
The online menu was different from what ...
The online menu was different from what the menu was once we arrived which was a problem if you're vegetarian. The restaurant offers sea food (my party is not pescetarian), and the smell fills the entire restaurant, waiting area and lingers outside. The strong fishy odor was overwhelming gross, so we canceled our reservation and made the trip to the Stinking Rose 🌹. Totally worth the trip.
Even if my party wasn't vegetarian we would have left do to the odor.
We've eaten at the restaurant at the Get ...
We've eaten at the restaurant at the Getty many times over the years and have always had a good experience. We are unabashed "foodies", so our expectations are high. Service is always cordial and professional. The food is inventive, well presented and well prepared. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch, and as a great way to round out your entire Getty experience.
We go to the Getty for bday celebrations ...
We go to the Getty for bday celebrations. Usually the food is great, as well as the ambiance and views. This last time I was disappointed in the service as it took almost 2 hours for lunch which was too long. And we had to remind the waiter for our requests. Generally the busboy will fill in when the waiter can't. This time, the teamwork wasn't there. Just a word of warning not to be in a hurry for lunch or you really need to be clear about expectations.
As usual, we had a great time at the Res ...
As usual, we had a great time at the Restaurant at the Getty Center. We sat in our favorite waiter's section, and he made it all the more enjoyable with his fun personality and great attention to every detail of our meal. The food was delicious, the champagne sparkling, and our time there made a day of appreciating fine art complete.
Excellent overall. There were four of us ...
Excellent overall. There were four of us and reservations were 2 months out and there were no glitches. We visited the Getty from Northern California, and the restaurant matched the Getty experience in every way...seating times, waiter
attentiveness, menu, and finally the food. Great in every way, and we've been to a lot of good places. Highly recommend, but make the reservations early!
Our experience at the restaurant was del ...
Our experience at the restaurant was delightful. We sat outside on the patio and the service was excellent. I took a group of family members and they were amazed at the excellent food. I have been here several times and it never disappoints.
I generally recommend this place highly, ...
I generally recommend this place highly, but this visit was marred by flavorless salmon and a waiter named Ben who pays less attention to his tables than to himself--this being LA, I was tempted to ask him "Couldn't you ACT like a good waiter?" He only had four to five tables at the most, and food-runners and bussers--it would not have killed him to pay as much attention to his tables as he apparently does to his glasses and hair.
The pacing of the meal was terrible, alternatingly rushed and dragged out, the sort of thing that leads me to wonder whether blow is involved. The adjacent table was as annoyed as we were. Neither Ben nor the busser appeared to notice that we both had left barely touched filets of salmon on otherwise clean plates. The MOD, a young Frenchman, was defensive and unhelpful.
I still recommend this restaurant, we have had some wonderful experiences there, but if your waiter introduces himself as "Ben," request to be moved to a table in a different station. And if any of your food is inedible, ask for the manager--the busser doesn't care.
Oh, Dear. We had excellent service and o ...
Oh, Dear. We had excellent service and our waiter tried, but this place is not vegetarian friendly, the food is astronomically over-priced (maybe not too bad, when you count that the admission to the Center is free) and everything was very slow. The restaurant ate up most of our museum time, and was not worth the money. The waiter obligingly served me a cheese and charcuterie board without the meat and with generous portions of cheese, but it still had the meat condiments (mustard, ketchup, etc.) on the board. My appetizer salad was strange. Not my kind of place at all.
Absolutely the best location with a view ...
Absolutely the best location with a view over LA from the ocean to the mountains.
The food was excellent, and it was difficult not to fill up on the bread.
Service was maybe a little slow, but that was a small issue at best.
Relaxed atmosphere with a lovely view. ...
Relaxed atmosphere with a lovely view. Superb service with excellent food. My husband and I shared a Cobb salad and eggs Benedict with the pork belly. Both entrees had fresh and interesting combinations of ingredients. What a great start or ending to viewing exhibits or walking the grounds of the museum.
They gave my mother a WONDERFUL bday exp ...
They gave my mother a WONDERFUL bday experience. Held our table even though we were late and they were very busy, waiter was charming and professional, he even sang my mother a short birthday song, and he & the kitchen gave her an extra profiterole with her dessert. Food was delicious, view was great. Come here for a lovely brunch and great art after the fact.
I live in Los Angeles and had a Parisian ...
I live in Los Angeles and had a Parisian friend visiting, so we spent the day at The Getty with the intention of having lunch, unfortunately not realizing they close at 2:30. No problem, as we reserved first seating for dinner, 5:00 pm, which granted us "the best table in the restaurant"! A fine time ensued including a first class sunset❤️
What a wonderful way to begin my short v ...
What a wonderful way to begin my short visit to Los Angeles. I anticipated a "museum restaurant" and experienced an amazing meal. Spectacular selection, delicious food, gorgeous ambiance and fantastic service. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Presented as a high-end venue, the ambia ...
Presented as a high-end venue, the ambiance and service filled the bill, but the details that make a good experience were lacking, including cold, out-of-a-Ralph's-packet rolls, and an unmemorable, grit-filled mains course of mussels. Maybe I just picked he wrong dish. Menu reads better than my single experience suggested is the real case. Disappointing.
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