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
Lovely food but poor service
We had a 12:30 lunch reservation. We were seated promptly but then had to wait 20 minutes before a waiter even asked if we wanted water. We ordered wine which the waiter completely forgot about. It took me another 10 minutes after we were served our soup (which we had to wait 15 minutes for) to flag the waiter down. It is such a shame as the food was very good and the setting very special.
We were on vacation, spending the full d ...
We were on vacation, spending the full day touring the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. We booked tours and made lunch reservations in advance. Food and service far surpassed our expectations! The presentation of the meal was a colorful and creative dining event we enjoyed and will fondly remember. We ordered and enjoyed the Sea Scallops and Short Ribs. The white plate for the delicious sea scallops entree was artistically transformed, like a colorful painting on canvas... only edible, one delicious bite after another. The tender tasty short ribs lived up to the waiters knowledgable recommendation. View from top of the hill was beautiful. We saved room for the chocolate cake dessert (we split) with a hidden scoop of ice cream that becomes visible after the thin dome above is magically melted away by the waiter.
The service is beyond terrible. If you ...
The service is beyond terrible. If you go to the Getty, you have to eat here. The views are spectacular and the food is very good, but they need to hire more and better staff. We showed up at 1:25 for a 1:30 reservation and were told we were the 4th 1:30 reservation to check in--the hostess said the exact same thing to the next 10 parties who showed up with 1:30 reservations. We were seated at 1:50. Our waitress showed up at 2:15--the food and drinks dribbled out. Happily we were in no hurry. No explanation or apologies were offered for the lack of service. Are they simply overwhelmed or do they simply not care? Hard to tell. So it is tradeoff: spectacular views, good food, but probably the worst service I have had in quite a while.
Left hungry after a $40 lunch
I had the curried seafood. They were very good, but even with a salad and glass of wine, I left very hungry. There were few vegetables, no rice. I have celiac, so I can't have bread, but even if I could, it would be disappointing to have to fill up on bread because a $40 meal came with such small portions.
We had a wonderful birthday gathering. ...
We had a wonderful birthday gathering. We definitely will come back again. Highly recommend it.
Always a treat
This restaurant never disappoints. The biggest challenge is weighing and balancing time spent there with the wonderful offerings of the museum. We almost have to kick ourselves out to go back to the exhibits. This is an at-least annual pilgrimage with an out-of-town friend that we both look forward to with delight. The food is inventive, fresh and always beautifully presented. The menu is designed to accommodate a wide variety of eaters. Delicious, beautiful venue, thoughtful and non-intrusive service. A winner.
The Getty is a great place to take out o ...
The Getty is a great place to take out of towner guests. The vista is stunning and the location on the west side is wonderful. See the shows at the Getty afterwards. Food is the best! Love the cioppino! Bread sticks too!
As usual the food was great and I always ...
As usual the food was great and I always enjoy the presentation. The service was excellent and my company from the East Coast enjoyed the entire day as we started the "Getty Experience" with a special lunch.
Lunch with the best view
I love to go for lunch in places with view. Getty Restaurant offers some of the most beautiful views we can dream of. They have the best clams and mussels, and are artist in pairing wine!
Brunch at the Restaurant at the Getty
My sister, her husband and I enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch at the Restaurant at the Getty. It was wonderful! We are vegetarians and there were several options for us on the menu. Great ambiance, incredible views...I would recommend it highly. One hint, make your reservations early or you may not have a table! It makes me smile to think of the experience!
The service and food quality have fallen ...
The service and food quality have fallen. Had been a frequent patron of the restaurant at the getty for many years but the recent experince prompts me not to return. Service was way too slow and the food quality was mediocre. They are definitely under staffed, inside the kitchen as well as outside. Would not spend my money here if it weren't for the view.
The food is not top, but OK. Vibrant atmosphere.
On a cool May Saturday evening the dining room was full. The airco made us put our coats on. The baby slept well with the vibrant noise of guests chatting. The service was excellent. The quality of the ingredients was fine but not excellent; Overall I missed the hand of a real good chef suiting special environment.
Wonderful! Server treated us like royalt ...
Wonderful! Server treated us like royalty. We had our water glasses full at all times. (and we were thirsty...!) Great wine selection and menu variety. Plate presentation was wonderful and made our anniversary a very special one! Magnifique! Thank you!
Fine Dining with a Fantastic View
We had a very early reservation - 5:15 pm on a Saturday evening the day before Mother's Day. Since there were few reservations available left, we had thought the restaurant would be fully booked. It was actually fairly empty, except for the tables lining the perimeter which was fine because the restaurant was quiet. The food was very good. Our son gobbled up his tomato and burrata cheese appetizer and loved his lamb sirloin dinner. My husband and I shared the Caesar salad without the anchovies but it was tasty and enough for the two of us. The mussels and clams enjoyed by my husband was in a curry soup base and he loved his meal. I had the short ribs but while tender and savory, the corn polenta that accompanied it with was too thick for my taste rendering the short ribs drier than I like. The broccoli rabe was more decorative than edible as it had been quickly deep fried (stalk and leaves included) and thus too tough to easily chew. The service provided by Ben was excellent - attentive without being intrusive.
Lunch Completed the Day
As a birthday gift, I flew a friend and myself from Las Vegas just to see the Getty museum, we thought. I'd read some reviews about the restaurant and the menu looked great. Well, it could not have been better. From the service to the views and the presentation of the food. Just wonderful.
Always a pleasure
The food and service here are amazing! We had brunch; you have a choice of prefix 3 course or a la carte. Fritto misto calamari/scallops were tender and delicious, the steak and eggs were done to perfection, and the dessert divine. I have not had a bad meal here in the 12 + years we have been going there, brunch, lunch or dinner. Our server was attentive, but not hovering, super friendly and accommodating, she even asked about how we preferred the timing of our meal. Always a steady A+.
Scenic view and awesome food
The Getty is fantastic. Enjoying the museum and the restaurant is a perfect program for a day in Los Angeles. The restaurant has a great menu, a good service and an awesome view to L.A.
The Cobb salad was as satisfying as any ...
The Cobb salad was as satisfying as any I've had elsewhere. My wife ordered the shellfish "medley," which she enjoyed immensely. The ambiance was particularly peaceful and removed from the calm but more crowded areas found in the galleries and gardens. I would highly recommend as the value is very good as well.
Modern Hilltop Elegance
Beautiful room with stunning views AND the food is delicious. Nice wine list and good selection by the glass. Service is excellent. They offer a pre fixe lunch that is interesting and good value. Everything was first rate.
Food average at best
Had to wait 10 minutes, even though tables were open?
It's a beautiful restaurant with spectac ...
It's a beautiful restaurant with spectacular views, great service and a nice, diversified menu. Something for everyone, all well-prepared.
A perfect lunch
Stunning view + amazing food + great service + affordable prices = the perfect restaurant.
This is the 4th time we have eaten lunch at the Getty Center Restaurant. It is one of our favorite places for a visual and a foodie experience. The Caesar salad with delicate anchovies, the rhubarb dessert! Thank you for not ever disappointing.
We had a beautiful day at The Getty and ...
We had a beautiful day at The Getty and our lunch was very good with friendly, knowledgeable service and nicely presented plates.
A Good Experience
Spent a nice relaxing time here mid way through our exploration of the Getty Center. I especially liked where we were seated (not in the main dining room as you go in---but to the end and to the right) as I am very hard of hearing and have hearing aids that are very sensitive to background noise. This area had a really tolerable noise level, and I am always grateful when this happens. The food was tasty and nicely presented, and the waitstaff were attentive. All in all, a good experience.
Five Star Dining at a Museum
Not normally words I would have put together, though the restaurant at the Getty was a great fine dining find. We were having lunch for my husband’s birthday, and were both very impressed. The attention to detail on the food’s presentation didn’t go unnoticed by us, nor the tables around us. We started with the Kale Hummus and Chicken Liver mousse, which were light and packed full of flavor. It was a very generous portion of hummus (if not a little too much for the amount of bread). We both had the Scallops which were cooked to perfection and presented in a most delightful way. We rounded off with an interesting take on Key Lime Pie – this was deconstructed on a slate, and their show stopping chocolate ball that melted when the server poured over hot caramel sauce to reveal a flourless chocolate cake and ice cream inside. Reservations are a must and the view is wonderful – all round a delicious find.
Splendid restaurant with very friendly servet Who even spoke Dutch!So we wereld right a home! Good Food anywanyway and thereafter a wunderful museum with magnificant vue on los angeles
As usual, everything at the restaurant at the Getty Museum was perfect. We had a lovely time.
Great for lunch with great day time city view
Came on a Sunday for lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. The floor to ceiling windows that let in a lot of natural sunlight was the highlight of the location. We were promptly seated at our reservation time at a nice window seat. The ambiance of the restaurant is still very casual with many of the patrons visitors of the Getty Center it seems. The food was fresh, well presented, and good. I would recommend coming here for the food and the dining environment. Our server was attentive without being too intrusive. It was a good balance. Would recommend coming here for dinner to experience the night time city views.
The restaurant is a terrific reason to visit the Getty. We were a group of two large tables and were made to feel so welcome. The food looks beautiful and tastes even better. Cobb salad made a perfect lunch entree but don't miss the yellowtail crudo appetizer or the mussels, clams and spot prawn - spectacular. Service was attentive and professional. Nice selection of wines by the glass. We took our waiters advice and after lunch walked up to the upper level for views of the city. Lovely
Thank you so much for maintaining your wonderful restaurant.
Lovely lunch with the ladies.
We had planned a trip to the Getty Center and chose the Restaurant for lunch before viewing the exhibits. The view was unparalleled, the staff attentive. Our food selections were beautifully presented and delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return in the future.
They brought the food before appetizers ...
They brought the food before appetizers and the kids food way after adult food they finished mushrooms for short rib didn't tell us and brought it with vegetable which I didn't want !!
What a delightful adventure! After exploring the Getty Center itself (museum, incredible garden) and capturing the amazing views of Brentwood Hills, the whole West Side of LA, Pales Verdes, Catalina Island, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Pacific Ocean,,, have a wonderful dinner at Getty's delightful restaurant. The filet mignon and mixed vegetables was cooked to perfection and served with awesome whole wheat biscuits by an extremely pleasant and friendly young waiter named Ben. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening. Plus I understand there is free concerts every Saturday evening during Summer months on the plaza just outside the restaurant.
Even on a rare rainy Saturday in Los Ang ...
Even on a rare rainy Saturday in Los Angeles, the views were magnificent and the food delicious. Always a great place to eat!
Beautiful, relaxing environment
Delicious food, wonderful service and amazing ambiance.
Great food, but it took too long to come out.
The food was great, the service was great, but it took over 45 minutes for the entree to come out after we finished out appetizer
Excellent charcuterie board
Excellent charcuterie board. Best around! I will go back just for it!
Who would have known? A restaurant could be that nice - good, service, view and ambiance in the middle of a very busy museum. Look forward to a return visit. Excellent wine by the glass choices - tasty rose from Provence. Hostess and wait staff - compliments to you all. Excellent recommendations also.
I surprised my husband with a day date. He completely enjoyed the experience, our waiter was practiced, the food wonderfully plated and served. The grand finally of the flourless chocolate cake was impressive and delicious.
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