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
There is a new chef and the food is once ...
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 t ...
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 r ...
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 h ...
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 restau ...
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 an ...
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 ea ...
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 fascinat ...
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 y ...
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 t ...
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 Get ...
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??
Unfortinately this was not our best expe ...
Unfortinately this was not our best experience at this restaurant. We have had excellent meals there in the past, but this time it was subpar. Very disappointing. Hopefully they will get their act together because it is a lovely place wirh great views.
Service was good. Took a while to return ...
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.
Can't one just relax and unwind at a res ...
Can't one just relax and unwind at a restaurant anymore. The scenery and decor are so lovely here but it seems as if the server couldn't wait for us to get out of there.It was NOT crowded. Must one always put the bill on the table while one is still enjoying and relaxing and then check the folder to see if a credit card has been put into it. What's the rush. Can't they learn from the European waitstaff (professionals) that one doesn't present the bill until it is asked for? It ruins the ambience.
This used to be my FAVORITE restaurant i ...
This used to be my FAVORITE restaurant in LA - which says a lot. We arrived there for a special birthday celebration to find a new chef and a new menu. The waitress was absolutely apologetic at the choices as we combed the menu and tried to get clarification of all the oddities. The menu was sparse yet items overlapped onto multiple dishes (an egg on top for example). Three of the four entrees we ordered came in small bowls with miniature servings. There wasn't one "go to" item on the menu to save the day. Not a soup, not a sandwich, not a salad. It was the most disappointing lunch I have ever looked forward to.
Even the drink menu changed. There used to be a signature "Getty Old Fashioned" which I deemed the best in LA. Nope, couldn't even keep that. The Old Fashioned they now serve is the same as any other restaurant around. We should have stayed in Pasadena. So sad. I have no plans to go to the Getty Restaurant again. It's just not worth the risk.
Great venue. Interesting lunch menu not ...
Great venue. Interesting lunch menu not actually the same as shown on line but some items are included. Suckling Pig was delicious but my starter was a big disappointment as the artichoke was incorrectly trimmed and tough leaves were included. Surprised me but didn't seem to bother the waitress when I pointed this out.
Never mind venue wins out every time so we will return.
If you are spending a day at the Getty C ...
If you are spending a day at the Getty Cnter, you must have lunch or dinner at the Restaurant at the Getty Center. Situated on the northwest side of the complex, the restaurant affords beautiful views of the surrounding hills and Pacific Ocean. We were fortunate to be there as weather changed from partly sunny to pouring rain and the change was spectacular. The menu is comprised of locally sourced ingredients and even dishes I'd had in many restaurants, like gazpacho, had local surprises which made it memorable! One person in our party had the remarkable parmesan risotto, I enjoyed the halibut with turmeric sauce, and two others loved the pork. Service was a tad slow but did allow us to enjoy the amazing change in weather. However, if we were in a rush to get back to the exhibits, we would have been less patient.
Lovely spot for out of town visitors as ...
Lovely spot for out of town visitors as well as locals. The food is very good but very expensive for the amount on your plate. OK for special occasions. The service is correct but could be better to match the prices
Lunch at the Gettysburg has always been ...
Lunch at the Gettysburg has always been a highlight of our trips to Los Angeles to visit our daughter's family. The meal, while pricey, was always worth it. We looked forward to the fixed price luncheon special based on one of the travelling exhibits. That has all changed. The lunch menu has radically changed. It is very limited, and very costly. The quality of the food and service was excellent, but we left hungry and a lot poorer! Note: Open Table does not show the correct menus on their website.
We have often gone to the Getty Center f ...
We have often gone to the Getty Center for special occasions, or something tied to the exhibitions at the Museum, and have rarely been disappointed. The views are fabulous and the location unique - the new chef is doing a splendid job of creating menus that are tasty, thoughtful and flat out fabulous. Bravo! Wait staff was helpful, encouraging and engaging - we would go back in a heartbeat and look forward to doing so again soon
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