Restaurant at the Getty Center

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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Braised Shortribs were sublime. The meat was so tender, you did not need a knife. The atmosphere was comfortable and the view of the bay was amazing. I highly recommend.

VA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food surpassed only by the view!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good duck confit and Dal

R
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The setting is very nice but we were somewhat disappointed overall. This is a fine dining place, expensive food, linen etc. Service was rushed through, main arrived almost immediately after starter finished, and they were not attentive for refreshing drinks. Food ok, limited choice, well presented, mushroom pasta needed more seasoning. Overall very expensive not value for money in our view.

L
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A day at the Getty was a Christmas gift from my son and his wife, and it included lunch at The Restaurant. We enjoyed it tremendously. The food was excellent, especially the winter vegetable soup and the ahi salad. The setting was elegant and the service impeccable. What a refreshing interlude in our day of learning and discovery!

KJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Our reservation was for 12:15 on a Sunday. The website shows both brunch and lunch menus, but on Sunday, they only serve brunch. I’m not a big brunch fan, so the limited menu was disappointing. I think they must have been understaffed as well, because our server only visited our table three times during an hour long visit. The food was very tasty, however. We’ll definitely visit the restaurant again, just not on a busy Sunday.

EF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles . The views, the patrons, the service and of course the dining.

NS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Macchiato not strong enough.

R
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely my “happy place”. Food is always beautiful and delicious. Service is always warm and welcoming, attentive without being intrusive. Ambiance incomparable.

KL
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful wait staff. Beautiful setting. Need I say more?

t
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious and lovely lunch.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a very good restaurant but a few years ago it was an outstanding restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Manet exhibit and lovely dinner

( other museums in LA should take a lesson)

JM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were seated at a beautiful table overlooking a stunning sunset. Sadly the food and service could have been better. I ordered the prixe fix menu and the food was so so. My entree was not hot and they brought the sorbet with the dessert instead of between courses.
My sister said her salmon was excellent. Overall it was okay.

L
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch with a charming waiter person (who's name escapes me but she was aa attractive young woman with a terrific personality). The food was very good I had the scallops (only two which I did think was pretty skimpy) but the accompanying grits, etc. we delish. My companions had the soup and brie toasts, and the red lentil dish. We split a chocolate dessert that was wonderful. You cannot ask for a better view and it was a lovely day. It was particularly nice since we were a group of old friends and we lingered for two hours and were never made to feel as though we needed to move along. The whole experience was delightful.

D
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

As always, great food, with the Cobb Salad being our favorite! What was not usual was the service. I eat here every time I visit the The Getty which is about every other month and not only is the food good, but also the service is excellent. However, on Friday the service was terrible! After our first appetizers we had to wait 30 minutes for the salad. Waiting for the check was another 20 minutes! Very disappointing.

N
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and restaurant ambiance.

C
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s lunch at the restaurant at the Getty museum was lovely. An exceptionally good brandy manhattan followed by a very tasty short rib. I would have missed something special if I had passed on the chocolate dessert. I didn’t pass. It was fabulous

n
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to the Getty restaurant for a while and decided to visit. It was another great experience! The food is delicious, the service impeccable and the atmosphere wonderful. The seasonal pumpkin soup was perfect on a cool day. Scallops were perfectly prepared. Another great meal at the Getty. I will have to return sooner!

r
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was really slow and it wasn’t busy at all. We wanted to get back into the museums. We ordered the tapas board, short rib hash, salmon risotto, biscuits and gravy, and the market pasta. Everything was great, except for the short rib hash. It was bland. No taste whatsoever.

CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fantastic meal to add to a great day out. I have eaten at the restaurant a few times and it always impressed. Highly recommend.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Saw the Manet exhibit with a guest from out of town and treated her to lunch at the restaurant. Atmosphere was pleasant and food was fantastic. Inspired tasting menu.

DT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and delicious food. Wonderful place to go even if you don’t go to the museum, though you should

EL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant, though it’s a little pricey for what it is. Definitely worth it for the view.

s
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautifully situated at the entrance to the museum, in a separate building, with sweeping views of the ocean or the city - depending where you are seated - from floor to ceiling glass walls. We had an absolutely amazing butternut squash, yam and pear soup with a cheese board. It was perfect! The couple next to us had the prix fixe lunch with wine pairings and were raving about every course - it was just more than we wanted for lunch, but it did look good.

Enjoy!

TM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant at the Getty Art Museum is a wonderful place for a special meal. The food was excellent and the service was too. The beauty of the Museum and it's surroundings is unsurpassed.

EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Although we were not really in a rush, the service was very slow. The server walked by several times and did not take our order. The rolls were hard. The food was fine but not really as special as I remembered it. I would recommend the restaurant for the ambience...and if you wanted to go to the museum in the evening.

AS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. We enjoyed our meals, really tasty & service was great.

JD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Having lunch in the Restaurant is a TRADITION for our family whenever we visit the Getty Center.
The ambiance---- elegant, the food------delicious and the view----breathtaking! We had a very lovely table last week, as well. We'll be back.

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I used to love this restaurant, but I had such a bad meal here I would not recommend it again. I ordered the prix fixe meal with cassoulet, and it was very poor. Two hard, dry balls of lamb, a tasteless sauce and a few strips of bacon. That is not cassoulet, and I wouldn't mind a nouveau rendering if it tasted good, but it did not! It was quite expensive and I felt completely burned. Never again.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunate since this was a birthday dinner for my husband. Waiters and hostess were polite, location lovely and thats the positive. Took a while for food to come, waiter even came over to tell us it was coming soon...I guess I looked hungry and tired of waiting. When food came both of are dishes where overcooked. One was the beef the other chicken. The amount of food was not much—it looked pretty though. I did not fiNish though because it was overcooked, had a snack at home. At the end, we received the bill of another table, but that was fixed. Maybe if you are not very hungry and want to enjoy the view(daytime) it would be fine.

R
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to do a good job. The special menu of the day was a prim fixe menu that could be purchased with wine pairing. All wines were lovely, a Sauvignon Blanc from Brander, a NV red blend from Trouble Maker and a dessert wine from Napa, the name of which escapes me. The salad was a frisée with duck confit fritters, the main course a very tender and perfectly cooked lamb with bean purées and four small pieces of pork,two small pieces of bacon two crispy rounds of pork. Dessert was a candy “pear” with a light cream filling, a cookie (I think it was a shortbread type)a small piece of pear inside the candy pear and a chocolate sauce. If I have one complaint, and it’s hard to come up with one, it was supposed to be hot fudge sauce, but this was just room temperature. Serving sizes and wine pours were such that I didn’t feel stuffed or loopy. Service was spot on.

DE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu, service and ambiance is outstanding. I believe it is slightly overpriced but not egregiously so. I would return.
A treat if you’re visiting the museum.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Excellent service

EG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and location. Definitely a nice spot after a nice tour of the exhibits

BA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are small for the price, but everything was delicious. A gorgeous location and wonderful atmosphere. Service was exceptional.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, outstanding service, not rushed at all, and even a rainbow!

M
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Elevate your tour of the art!
The restaurant has surprisingly good food - not cheap, and smallish portions, but truly tasty. The fresh hot rolls brought to the table were delicious. We enjoyed a generous and scrumptious salad with parsnips and haloumi (a Greek cheese), an appetizer with octopus, guacamole and shrimp, and entrees of delicious, tender, seared scallops and risotto (but only 3 scallops) , and my husband thought his dry martini with gin was quite good. The service was friendly and attentive.

W
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We have been coming here for many years, and it’s most often been a pleasant experience, but this visit was certainly not. After asking for a west facing window table when I made the reservation, we had to endure sitting at the worst table in the restaurant, hereafter known as “corner, corner, corner” which we repeatedly heard throughout our visit as waiters came and went through the passageway to the kitchen. We also had a clear view of the filth on the walls that the wait staff dragged their hands along to steady themselves as they pivoted around the corner into the kitchen, and the stain of grease from carts and shoes on the wood floor, not to mention the ripped and dirty wallpaper. Our view was hardly pleasant, and the service mediocre. The final straw was having to ask for our table to be cleared after sitting for more than a few minutes waiting for dessert menus. Sadly, Restaurant At the Getty has become very tired.

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