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Garden Tea at The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

Garden Tea at The Getty Villa

4.4
4.4
208 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
We are happy to announce we have tea available on Sundays.

Our Tea Room is pretty busy, dates are released three months in advance of the date of the tea service.
Please e-mail us to inquire about available days

VillaTea@getty.edu

Enjoy Garden Tea, a special experience inspired by the herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow in the Villa authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens.

Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of tea sandwiches, house-made scones, tea bread and a varied selection of teas. Tea is served in the Founders Room, an elegant space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Villa.

Price
$60.00 per person not including sales tax and 18% service charge.


Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Thu, Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (800) 369-3059
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Leticia Aquino
  • Private party facilities
    We do not host private events in the tea room. Do to the volume of business we do and the space we utilize for our Tea service, the largest party we can accommodate would be a party of 8 people we do not host baby showers, graduation parties, business luncheons, etc. Per Getty policy we are not allowed to make multiple reservations for one party or split parties into groups in our dining area. The Getty does have strict rules and regulations for group celebrations, we ask that all guests celebrating special occasions be mindful of others who are joining us for Tea and for security purposes, all wrapped packages are not permitted on museum grounds, also no special decorations are allowed on the tables.
  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Palisades
  • Parking details
    We will send the parking reservation before your visit, please provide us your e-mail address. The parking fee is not included in your Garden Tea reservation cost, each car or motorcycle will be charged $25.00 for parking. The museum opens at 10:00 am, no additional reservations are required, you can explore the museum before the tea service.
  • Additional
    High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

What 208 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Afternoon Tea

  • Westside

    Good for special occasions

208 Reviews
  1. ExtremelyHappyPerson000

    Los Angeles

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The customer service is superb. The waiters are extremely funny attentive and professional. I can automatically tell their aspiring actors or comedians because of the carisma they have for the customers. The tea is good the food is ok not the best. I would definitely create more appealing sandwiches. Dessert could better too but in the end it was a pleasant experience.

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  2. Aina

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a semi-annual experience for me and my husband. FANTASTIC as always.

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  3. Judie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    My suggestions: make seating first come first serve. It's odd to have assigned tables, especially since it's in a minimally decorated conference room and the way tables are set up, if one is not sitting by the window, it's really very underwhelming. I understand the hostess was doing her job, but to make her tell someone who was 2nd to check in that they can't have a different table (just about all tables are the same size), but rather have to wait to see if some other group decides not to show up, then they can be moved, is really bad customer care. (another group came after us also did not appreciate the assigned table asked to be seated elsewhere). Or have even less tables so all tables appear to be premium seating and no one feels like they are getting less of an experience than other groups. Make sure table top is not wobbling. When 4 people order the same tea, make sure that enough is brewed for that first serving so everyone can start with a full cup of tea. The only really 'hot' pot of tea we got was the last pot. Scones and bread were good; sandwiches were fine, a couple a bit dry. Waiter was great (the best part of our whole experience). We've been looking forward to this for months but agreed it's fine to experience this 'once'.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. PamF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The tea sandwiches were not traditional. Bread was dry and mostly vegan. I love egg salad, chicken salad and salmon. The desserts were too sweet. Fruit tart, chocolate covered strawberries or cookies would have been a nice options.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience. Very intimate and great service.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. CynthiaB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have many food allergies. This was the first time an establishment really listened and accommodated my dietary needs completely. I was able to dine worry free, which is a treat in itself! Everything about our experience there was perfect!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The “signature” carrot cake was extremely dry and the service was slow. It took way too long to get something as simple as the next tea selection. Overpriced. Difficult to find tea room; nothing was labeled. It was an okay experience but just one and done. Not worth going back.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! Shoutout to the service, namely Mark and Patty! The food was delightful, the tea was comforting and enjoyable, they made accommodations for my gluten-free friend, and I would definitely come back.

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  9. TomE

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The tea and scones were delicious and a great way to start the afternoon tea. Unfortunately, the tea sandwiches and desserts were hit and miss...the curry chicken salad and the chocolate mousse cups stood out, while the smoked king trumpet mushroom sandwich was interesting. The tea includes entry to the museum and could be part of a relaxing day at the Getty Villa. By itself, the tea is not a good value.

    3 people found this helpful

  10. Dana

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was impeccable. The servers were friendly & gave very good service. Unfortunately the sandwiches were not that great. The main problem was the bread was extremely dry. It did not taste fresh. It tasted stale. The desserts were ok, but again the cakes & the macaron tasted stale. The only dessert that tasted great was the raspberry cream tart. The teas & the choices were very good. The room really needed an update & some ambience added. The room looked very empty, tired and did not have any ambience. The wall of windows were great which gave you wonderful views. It was somewhat pricey for the quality of food.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Garden Tea at The Getty Villa is rated 4.4 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Garden Tea at The Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Palisades
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Thu, Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We will send the parking reservation before your visit, please provide us your e-mail address. The parking fee is not included in your Garden Tea reservation cost, each car or motorcycle will be charged $25.00 for parking. The museum opens at 10:00 am, no additional reservations are required, you can explore the museum before the tea service.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Leticia Aquino
  • Additional
    High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (800) 369-3059
  • Private party facilities
    We do not host private events in the tea room. Do to the volume of business we do and the space we utilize for our Tea service, the largest party we can accommodate would be a party of 8 people we do not host baby showers, graduation parties, business luncheons, etc. Per Getty policy we are not allowed to make multiple reservations for one party or split parties into groups in our dining area. The Getty does have strict rules and regulations for group celebrations, we ask that all guests celebrating special occasions be mindful of others who are joining us for Tea and for security purposes, all wrapped packages are not permitted on museum grounds, also no special decorations are allowed on the tables.
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