Restaurant at the Getty Center
Restaurant at the Getty Center

Restaurant at the Getty Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/see_do/eat_shop.html
  • Phone: 3104406810
  • 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: Continental, Californian, 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.


    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
  • Special Events:

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Restaurant at the Getty Center reviews from OpenTable diners
252 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (217)special occasion (155)fit for foodies (136)great for lunch (133)romantic (82)great for brunch (68)great for outdoor dining (60)notable wine list (38)good for groups (32)neighborhood gem (30)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (8)hot spot (6)Show More
  • Should be better!
    baxter23
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Such a shame that this isn't a better restaurant. We so enjoyed coming up to the Getty, looking at art, strolling the garden. We didn't expect an outstanding meal, but thought we'd have at least a good meal. We chose the Getty to celebrate our husbands birthdays and we knew it would be quiet - great for conversation. The food was awful! Overly embellished, over-sauced, and just plain boring. All four of us love to dine out and have had many delicious experiences at so many wonderful restaurants - both expensive and not. The Restaurant was way, way, way overpriced for the poor quality of the dishes. The bread was good. The staff was lovely.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely expereince top to bottom
    YumyumVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food, great service, great view. And you can hear what your dining partner is saying! Highly recommend, especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience!
    michael
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the restaurant was superb, Siso, our server was very attentive and courteous. Great view of LA , overall just great
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always love this place!
    luckyinLA
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had dinner between films during the Tokyo Series at the Getty on Sat. Wonderful fresh salmon in a beautiful presentation, great twilight view and the waiter took pains to help us with the timing without seeming to rush (thanks Louis!). Could not have been better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Prix-Fix lunch and wine pairing is a always a great meal and a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicest lunch I ever had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    friendly and polite wait staff. Excellent food and service. amazing presentation. crab cake excellent. Steak excellent. Nice bread presentation .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    22222
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was great, however, the service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice food, although too salty
    anonymous
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We ordered Fried oyster, croissant and mussel. The food is good, just a little bit too salty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb meal and service
    CCMomVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went to the Getty for brunch on our anniversary. The setting is lovely, and the food matches the setting -- beautiful as well as tasty. My husband, a vegetarian, can be picky and thoroughly enjoyed an amazing risotto served in a large edible squash. Diners nearby all asked what the dish was. My crab cakes benedict was not as unusual but was still very good. Dessert (we were too full for more) of chocolate and peppermint ice cream with cookies, served on a "Happy Anniversary" platter, was excellent. Our server made excellent wine by the glass suggestions and was very helpful throughout the leisurely meal. A stroll to the gardens and the photography exhibit completed the afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Fullofheart
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Met relatives at The Getty Center and decided in advance to make reservations for Sunday Brunch here. The experience was lovely in every way. Beautiful views through glass walls, excellent attentive and helpful service and wonderful food. The three of us ordered the chicken sausage Frittada which came with greens on top and cherry tomatoes and other veggies cooked in with cheese and chicken sausage. Delicious, and healthy, too! It was a wonderful spot for dining and unhurried conversation. I can't wait to go back with my husband.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Restaurant at the Getty Center is not only a gorgeous and classy place to eat, the food is equally superb! The salmon entree is like a garden in itself, and every bite was a pleasure. The Restaurant is a great place to entertain out-of-town visitors if you want to impress them with the best that LA has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joan
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was excellent and the portions generous. We had soup, the cobb salad and the roasted chicken. All the dishes were very flavorful. It is a great place to take a break from the museum and then finish our tour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stairway to Heaven
    JacarandaBlue
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The tram ride up, the unparalleled sunset view, distinctive food, attentive service. WOW. the wall decor has been up a little too long, but for now, they get a pass on that in the glow of a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    mccdc
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a must-do during touring the Getty Center. The food was excellent and reasonably priced and the view alone made the stop here worth the experience. Elegant surroundings, excellent service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a very enjoyable Sunday brunch and visit to the Getty museum. The food was tasty and the service excellent. Fabulous view and gorgeous day...............what more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BruinVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I organized my Mom's 70th Bday here and the staff was amazing!!! There were 15 of us, including some kids. They made this such a special event and we were so happy with the experience. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing in every way
    auntiecares23
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The amazing food was only surpassed by the amazing view ! I cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close, but no Oscar.
    Reviewer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Getty Center is exceptional in so many ways. The restaurant is good, but doesn't match the heights to which the rest of the Getty soars. Our entrees--salmon and swordfish--were superb--and the cracker sticks on the bread plate were top flight as well. The salad would have been perfect--colorfully, flavorfully fresh--except that salty sliced lard has no place in a wholesome salad. The desserts couldn't figure out what they were supposed to be. Someone was trying way too hard to be creative and not focusing on quality. Service was slow, especially when it came time to get and pay the bill. It would have taken little (get the lard out and make delicious desserts--not artsy ones) to have reached the pinnacle of pleasure. Nice try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star Experience
    BarbWix
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything about lunch at the Restaurant at the Getty Center was wonderful. The view, the ambience, the service, and lastly the food, were exceptional. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Sadly the restaurant did not have great vegetarian options on the menu. Even the salads included meats of some type.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Art & Food - can't beat it!
    VeniceeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    One of the highlights of going to the Getty is having lunch at the restaurant. The Prosecco, preferably with splash of St. Germaine is a great way to start. My son loves the french toast, husband the crab cakes and the salad with figs for me. The bread served was warm and tasty. Don't forget to order dessert - they are beautiful and taste as good as they look. I like to sit inside as sometimes it can get a little breezy outside for lunch and I like the white tablecloths. It is quiet so easy to carry on a conversation. A real winner for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food experience
    livinginla
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Restaurant experience was impressive. The raspberry sorbet was a delicious way to cleanse the pallet.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    papercranegal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is one of my favorite special occasion restaurants. I would love to go here ALL the time, but alas, the price doesn't really allow for that. The service is always great, the food is always wonderful and the scene is unbeatable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getty food as good as art
    RaymondRocksVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant, part of the Getty Museum, is only open on Saturday's. The view is great as the sun is going down...after that just darkness. The service was attentive. The food was eclectic continental and quite good. The Getty is free but parking is $15.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine policy is off-putting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I reserved a table for a birthday dinner. I brought a special bottle of champagne I had been saving. When I asked him to open it, the waiter told us that we could not have it opened because it was against the restaurant's policy. What restaurant doesn't let you open a bottle of wine or champagne a long as you pay the corkage fee? Why not at least tell me when I made the reservation? We would have gone elsewhere. When I asked the reason, the waiter told me that the policy existed because the museum was owned by a trust, then because the restaurant was managed by an independent contractor, then because the restaurant could not promote wine. Huh? None of that made sense. it just created bad will. Not a good policy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnificent Experience
    Joyful
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The ambiance, scenery, and extraordinary presentation of our dishes provided us with a relaxing and enjoyable event. The creation and taste of our meal left us with much satisfaction and delight. The Getty is a fabulous venue for a luncheon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice setting, mediocre food
    Daydramer58
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I ordered a "Bouilabaisse" and got benevolently a mediocre shellfish-stew, which was disappointing, regarding the price charged therefore. If such an established term is used, this plate should be characterized at least as "Californian". A French "Bouilabaisse" is something total different. The chef may check wikipedia. The place has an overwhelming setting. The diner's majority seemed to be visitors to the museum.
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    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Professional
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The wait persons were not only efficient and professional – they were charming. The food was outstanding, though pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If you are looking for a wonderful lunch experience the location cannot be beat. Attentive service plus fine dining with of course fantastic views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RobinVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Such a beautiful view coupled with good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    LikeDiningOut
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service and food were terrific, although the food is a bit over-priced. My friend from out-of-town enjoyed the views and our waiter was thoughtful to provide a decorated "Happy Birthday" on his dessert plate as I had noted my friend's birthday when I made my OT reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were very disappointed in the meal. It used to be so good, but now it has become coarse and flavorless. I suppose it's tough to have real talent in the kitchen only one night a week. The menu is far too shellfish and meat heavy. There really is not much to choose from for a vegetarian or flexitarian or someone allergic to shellfish. And the servings were way too large, as though it's striving to be Denny's. Such a pity. It was so good in past years.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the Trip
    Scubawife
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and view are fabulous. Its worth going up there just for dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, culture, beautiful view
    LACA4MEVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Destination dining at its best. Go for the restaurant experience and get the Getty thrown in for free! A wonderful way to spend an evening or afternoon (restaurant is open Friday and Saturday nights). Walk around the Getty before or after and enjoy one of the most scenic and elegant restaurants in LA. A must when you're showing visitors around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • A delightful dinner
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is always inventive and delicious. The waitstaff is attentive and helpful. The view is lovely. Great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Getty Center Restaurant
    SantaBarbaraLuv2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the third time my wife and I have dinned here. This time we took a friend who has never been to the Getty Center, he loved it and wished his wife could have come with us, but she had a prior commitment. My wife and I each had a huge Cobb salad with herb marinated chicken, bacon, apples, bleu cheese, cranberries, pecans, cider dressing and a half bottle of Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir since we are from Santa Barbara. I also enjoyed a bowl of seasonal soup. Our friend ordered an incredible appetizer with figs, cheese, nuts and berries that the chef increased to meal size with the charge the same as the Cobb salad; he also ordered a sampling of four desserts which he shared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience
    lmd151
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We made a wonderful choice by choosing to spend the money to dine in The Restaurant at the Getty Center. Not only was the view breathtaking but the food was unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A gem on the hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The views facing out the window and into the sunlit restaurant were gorgeous. The service was attentive and kind. The food was delicious and presented beautifully - high marks to the fork tender beef short rib entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, artistically presented! Beautiful ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gigi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always when we came to LA we come to the Getty museum and to the restaurant...we like the food, the service, the ambiance, the view is a special place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet