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.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Californian, Continental, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 2:30pm
Fridays: 2017 5:30pm - 9:00pm (May 25, 2017 through September 1, 2017)
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
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Restaurant at the Getty Center Ratings and Reviews
Went to the Getty last night. Had a friend from out of town. The food and drinks were excellent once we got them. Ordered a bottle of wine and cocktail, it took 15 minutes to arrive at the table the restaurant was not busy. Finally our waitress decides it is ok to take our dinner order. It seemed like we were doing her a favor by ordering. For what we spent there, the attitude and service we got sucked. I realize everyone has bad and long days, but this was bad. Hopefully we will go back there since it is one of favorite places and get a little better service.
Love this location! Lunch menu is interesting and we shared almost all the appetizers except the salumi & cheese platter as having that later in the evening. Everything was delicious! Enjoyed excellent Irish coffee and Cafe American but skipped dessert due to it being the holidays:) The wait staff her is the best in town - their professional training really stands above most all other nice LA venues, in my opinion.
The setting was amazing, but unfortunately our reservation had been lost and there was confusion upon our arrival. In that instance offering a free beer to my husband would have been a welcome gesture. Also, after receiving our food, I wanted salt for my soup, but we were not checked in with until the others in our party were almost finished with their food, so I went up to someone and asked for salt. Also, our water glasses were not filled until the end of our meal. These are simple ways to achieve satisfaction for restaurant customers. But the food was wonderful and the architecture and setting were stunning!
We were disappointed. My food was fairly good but not wonderful. Despite telling our server that she wanted her salmon cooked rare, my friend's salmon was overcooked and dry. Our server did take it off the bill but the restaurant did not meet our expectations.
I was awesome. The only improvement I suggest is changing the two top tables. I was there on a date and the tables are so long that it’s hard to have an intimate discussion. Also, with the way the tables are situated, only one person gets to look out at the view. Other than that, the food and service was perfect.
Beautiful place atop the hill at The Getty. I made a lunch reservation, was promptly seated on arrival. The server recommended a light, dry, lunch wine. I had the Burrata appetizer (served with basil, poached pears, walnuts, crostini. Main course was Seared Scallops, atop sweet potato puree with Brussels sprouts and kale chips. The presentation was artistic, and flavor combinations perfect. Price was same as any other high end restaurant, but this came with amazing views.
Considering the high price, the service was sub par. No beverage menu except alcoholic drinks. Asked waiter, who said Coke Sprite. Etc. I had to ask if they had juice. He said Oh yeah. It was more like being in a hamburger joint even though the bill was $150 for lunch for 2. Food was just OK for the price. Getty is on its own hilltop so you are a prisoner. The cafe is even worse.
The Restaurant at the Getty is an exceptional dining experience with a wonderful seasonal menu of choices. The dining room is bright and minimally elegant, the service first rate. For a wonderful day-outing... enjoy the various galleries at the museum, and then book a luncheon reservation... a perfectly delightful way to spend a Saturday in LA!
My wife and I were at the Getty to see a couple of exhibits and stopped in for lunch. My first time at the restaurant, my wife's second. It was outstanding! I had a prix fixe menu with paired wines all with a South American theme to accompany the exhibits. Excellent food, service, ambience and view. It wasn't super cheap but I felt worth every penny. Highly recommended whether you're attending an exhibit of not.
The restaurant at the Getty is always a treat. I often tell friends that I am going to the Getty for lunch first and world class art second. The setting is the best around and if you are trying to give a friend a great dining experience you have to go the Getty.
After a wonderful morning walking around the museum, the restaurant was a peaceful oasis. The menu was highly seasonal with delicious autumn flavours - you know you're in a good restaurant when you want to eat what everybody else is having as it comes out of the kitchen! Great views through the large windows and an airy, open, feel due to the high ceiling and the fact that the tables were not pushed too close together. Our appetizers, a fresh, soft, Burrata with sliced apples and toasted country bread and especially the Chilean Sea Bass ceviche were delicious. Main courses were Salmon with yellow beet risotto (fantastic) and a vegetarian spiraled squash dish. We shared a kind of deconstructed apple crumble for dessert, again wonderful. Service was just the right blend of attention and discretion and were not hurried at all.
Unfortunately this restaurant is not as good as it used to be. Both the quality of the service and the quality of the food have gone downhill. Our server was almost unpleasant at times, and we even had trouble getting the cheque. It is a shame as the location, setting and view are so special.
the restaurant was convenience since we were already there at the Getty Center we were celebrating a 45 year wedding anniversary with two people in our party that were from Hawaii. The food was okay the portions were extremely small. The staff was very friendly. But overall I was just satisfied with the whole experience it was $144 for 4 people. We should have went elsewhere for that kind of money and the value that we received
As always, a truly amazing dining experience.
For special occasions, my wife and I frequently choose the Getty for dinner.
We had a set menu with wine pairings. The food was as good as anywhere in the City, and the ambiance is better than anywhere in the City. (Dine at sunset if you can.)
The wine pairings were surprising and each complemented the food served.
We started with a peruvian crudo. This crudo had a slight kick from jlapeno which made it unique.
Second course was a Ate con Queso Salad. It had a touch of quince and spanish chorizo that made this special. It was paired with a Complicated Pinot Noir which was very tasty.
Third course were short ribs that literally melted in your mouth.
The desert was a coconut tres leche with guava sorbet was one of the best deserts I have ever had anywhere. A masterpiece. The pairing with the Riesling was perfect.
Service was attentive.
If you paid for the courses and wine at a similar restaraunt, You could spend $150.
Treat yourself. Life is short.
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