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Restaurant at the Getty Center
Restaurant at the Getty Center

Restaurant at the Getty Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/see_do/eat_shop.html
  • Email: restaurant@getty.edu
  • Phone: (310) 440-6810
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 2:30pm

    Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Continental, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mayet Cristobal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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.


  • Private Party Contact: Ms. Erica Block Bon Appetit@getty.edu (310) 440-6213
  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sepulveda Blvd
  • Public Transit: Public Transit Stops - Getty Center Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "We too long to get a dessert menu, get dessert, and get our final check"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "at The Getty Restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Everything was 1st rate."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A delicious, well prepared meal awaited after spending time in the spectacular Getty complex."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant on the grounds of the Getty Center is a perfect place to end a visit to the Center. The food was wonderful (my husband's filet was butter-knife tender, and my halibut was perfectly seasoned), and our service was attentive without being obtrusive. My only real "complaint" is that the tables are a bit close together, so an intimate conversation is difficult. Overall, though, we enjoyed our evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had the Pollock prefixed menu for lunch while visiting the Getty. It was superb and reflected Pollock's art in the most deliciously culinary way. I can't wait to visit again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The Getty dining room is open and airy with a great view. The Bouillabaisse was excellent as was the stuffed squid and the wines by the glass were interesting and very good. Service was attentive and we were seated on time. There was a lot on the menu that I would have liked to try."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The meal was delightfully presented with wonderful favors along with great wine pairing. I would go again in a second."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Difficult to arrive there in particular if you want to use public transportation or taxi specially for dinner time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We caught a great sunset during a fabulous dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I ordered the exhibition 3-course and was underwhelmed by the portions. Interesting plate presentations but left hungry. My dining partner ordered a regular entree that was a typcial portion size. I didn't expect full portions for each course, but at least 2/3rds of a normal portion."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed the chef's Prix Fixe menu immensely. It was very creative and tasty."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "From the moment you are lead to your table. The waiters are freindly and they know the menu and make excellent recommendations when asked."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A very nice experience for a meal if you are visiting the Getty. Not sure I would plan a special trip just for this restaurant, as you will have to pay for parking and plan the extra time to take the shuttle to get to and from the restaurant, but definitely worth it if you also want to see the museum. Beautiful views and attentive service. I had the Cobb Salad, my husband the roasted chicken. The cobb Salad had more dressing than I would have liked, but the chicken was delicious, with lovely roasted vegetables."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food, a reasonable amount of food choices, and a decent wine list made our end of the day meal at the Getty Center restaurant memorable and enjoyable. Although the prices were not cheap, they weren't over the top either. Even the wines were decently priced. Our server was very attentive and the food came quickly (though that may have been because it was fairly quiet there when we were seated). If you're planning on dining there, I recommend making reservations since the place was full by the time we left and people were waiting in the reception area."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Head Chef is a genius in every form and style of food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My daughter was blown away. Such a beautiful view and great food. My daughter, who lives in Italy, took exception to your spelling of Modernisimo--Should be Modernissimo says she."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Adds an extra perk when going to the Getty. The views are magnificent and every dish I've had there is presented elegantly and has been delicious."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the wait staff attentive, and the ambience delightful with a panoramic view of the city. I ordered the filet mignon which was moist and flavorful."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My experience at your restaurant was a positive one. The service was pleasant, the food was outstanding and the ambiance was appealing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The restaurant at the Getty was a delightful spot for lunch. Food is delicious and the service attentive, but not pushy. Very nice!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Modest selection, quiet portions leaving room for a shared dessert, never rushed - the perfect place for a tête à tête surrounded by the best view possible, even on a cloudy day."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fantastic meal at the round table in the center of the restaurant. A beautiful way to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy breathtaking views and wonderful food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It's hard to match the ambience and view of the Getty Restaurant, and the food is held to the same level. I ordered the halibut, which is my favorite entree here, and it was beautifully presented and delicious as usual. I'll come back again and again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We have eaten there many times and this was our worst sevice we have ever had there."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was fine/good. The service was horrible. They were slow, not attentive, and not friendly. I think out server was overwhelmed by the slow kitchen. But, he could have been friendly and attentive, that would have helped us forget the food was so very slow. Our RESERVATION was for 1:15, we were seated 20 minutes later! We did not get out of the restaurant until 3:30! I was so very, very sadden by this awful experience, I expected so very much more for a $200 lunch for 2 adults and one young teen. My mother came in from out of town, this was her first experience with the Getty. The art and beauty of the Getty Center will bring her back, but next time, we will eat in the cafe. I do not recommend."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Brought my out-of-town parents here for a lunch and art afternoon... wow, did we all love it! The food was outstanding, beautifully presented, excellent flavors and textures, absolutely everything we hoped for. And kale chips! It was the height of lunch hour when we arrived, and we did have to wait a spell for our server to get to us... drinks after about 10 minutes... but once that passed, we were well taken care of. Request a view table, if you prefer. We had an "interior" table, and it didn't offer much to look at. But the food and the company made up for that! I highly recommend the Restaurant. A beautiful break to a beautiful day."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "A beautiful spot to take a break while at the Getty."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had a great dinner with very nice and well prepared food. Our waiter was giving us a lot of attention."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What a discovery! That rarest of finds, a truly top restaurant 'captive' to an arts venue. And what a venue: the Getty Center is possibly the world's most appealing Museum of fine arts, both for its intrinsic qualities and for its location! The restaurant combines an innovative menu with excellent cooking and attentive service. And, oh what a view. Children are welcome, and well behaved; but this is really a restaurant for grown ups."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A great place for Sunday brunch, lunch any day, or dinner on Saturday night. The menu changes frequently. The service is fantastic. Make reservations in advance."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "There are many reasons for coming to the Getty, and this wonderful restaurant is one of them. Perfect food. Perfect service. Follow lunch with a tour of the galleries or a walk through the gardens, and....well....it just doesn't get any better than this."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch with delicious food, great service and beautiful ambience. Don't miss going here for lunch when you visit the Getty Center. I had the best cobb salad and my husband had a great checken dish."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food display was good but quality and taste some what disappointed considering the costs."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Food was great and my husband and I are very picky. We finished 2 desserts!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Wonderful place to show off Los Angeles. Make a reservation and brave the traffic to dine here. The beauty of the setting, the access to the museum and the food make this a worthwhile destination. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful time here. The room is surrounded floor to ceiling with windows so you can enjoy the great view. The service was top notch. We shared a great bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay. The albacore appetizer was beautiful and delicious. My halibut was excellent and my husband was very happy with the short ribs. There is a good selection of appetizers, salads and desserts. I was also impressed by the waiter's willingness to help diners with special dietary needs, i.e. gluten free selections. If you are planning to spend the day at The Getty a visit to the restaurant will be a highlight. Be sure to make a reservation!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After 3 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 brunch there over the past 5 years or so, I've never been disappointed in the food or service. The view for daylight meals is lovely. It's wonderful that a visit to this delightful restaurant can accompany a day of viewing the fantastic art, architecture and gardens at the Getty Center."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Make reservations. Food was fabulous. Beef Short Ribs a hit as well as the "Cobb" salad. Our second visit, this time with friends. Had duck confit hash had a wonderful salsa rosa with pee wee potatoes, broccolini and sliced brussel sprouts; very different but so tasty."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant in a beautiful setting. Be sure and make reservations. Menu is small, but something for everyone and great service. On a clear day you can see the ocean."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The view is superb, and so is the service. The flatbreads to nibble were excellent. The crabcake Benedict sounds great, but we wondered if the crabcake had been made from canned crab, instead of fresh. The texture was as if the crab had been shredded. So, do visit this place, but order something other than crabcake benedict."
    Dined on 3/23/2014