Restaurant at the Getty Center

4.4
4243 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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.

The Restaurant plans to open in June. Please check Getty.edu for updates regarding our reopening. We look forward hosting you in the near future.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdani
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service attentive. We dined here last week in the midst of the current virus situation, (the day before the museum was to close), and were surprised that all the diners (there were at the height of lunch time only 15) were all seated next to each other, and not spaced out in the large dining area. That went along with limited safety measures, such as not enough sanitizer stations in general at the museum, though they limited the number of people on the trams.

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vipJackieL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a delightful lunch. The restaurant always makes a visit to the Getty even more special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I ordered the Cobb Salad, and puked it up hours after eating it.
I ate nothing before I went to lunch on Sunday at the Getty
I’m 100% positive it was that salad that killed me.
No one else was sick but me I think it was the blue cheese but I can’t be sure.
I’ve been in a coma for the last 16 hours and I just woke up to wrote this sad review

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KristinJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a wonderful experience. Our waiter Regis was also very attentive and wonderful. Thanks again looking forward to the next time

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vipMariannaM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great views.

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CurtS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were leery as vegetarians but loved the choices. The artist Alexis Smith is promently
displayed, but we didn't realize who it was until we were ready to leave. The restaurant should promote this treasure trove.

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vipLeslieL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation a week in advance and requested a window table. When we arrived all the window tables were taken.

Ridiculous. I was entertaining out of town guests and we were all disappointed that this simple request could not be honored.

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SharonL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table right next to the window and the view was amazing. I did the price fixed menu that was based on Michelangelo. The food was yummy and very artfully presented. The others in my party ordered off the menu. One got the short rib and one got the chicken breast--both were very happy with their meals.

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vipASquared
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scallops, trout, pasta—well prepared.

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Yummy
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is fine but nothing special. I probably would only bring someone after being at the museum or sitting by the window. Otherwise, it is like any high-priced restaurant. My salmon was good but the garlic potatoes were too salty. I thought the dish included mushrooms but none present.

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VeryV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining overlooking the city; interesting menu, especially the chef's special; wine pairings perfect; walking through the uncrowded museum after dark -- priceless.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and great view!

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vipRickM
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was highly impressed! Beautiful window views from the hills, very fresh and beautifully presented food. Will definitely come again!

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PamF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying lunch with a girlfriend

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vipFoodFan
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, blackened scallops were cooked perfectly, cobb salad and Mary's chicken also got rave reviews from the table.

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MJDino
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The vegetables (potatoes) were under cooked. Small portions.

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GaltDines
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Restaurant at the Getty Museum is very much intertwined with the museum crowds. Table turn around is swift and the luncheon menu was yeoman in scope, nothing as original or as creative as the arts held by The Getty. But a nice place to ponder with a glass of Sancerre and look out at the spectacular hills from large panoramic windows.

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Blixen
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was our first visit to The Getty. We were a party of 3 and all ordered vegetarian dishes. The view is beautiful, the servers were nice, the food was OK. This restaurant could be fine as a special place for a lunch meeting or something. If you're like us and visiting the Getty for the first time you'd probably be better off picking something up at the cafe instead and picnicking outside, enjoying the gorgeous weather/views.

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vipBriansocal
San Francisco
151 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The setting is fabulous. Unfortunately, the restaurant does not live up to the setting. The food is mediocre and there really isn’t any service. My soup had no flavor, and the biscuits and gravy had virtually no gravy. The chilaquiles were almost inedible. When we wanted anything, we had to flag people down.
To make matters worse, we were sat near a traffic area where every employee who approached it screamed “corner!” before rounding the corner.
It was impossible to enjoy a meal at this restaurant. We were really looking forward to a nice experience, but were very disappointed.

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JeffreyN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for a nice quiet and classy evening meal. The value of food and ambiance for the price is unbeatable. Reservations are highly suggested for the best experience.

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vipjewley
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a marvelous Valentine dinner. Service and food were wonderful as always.

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vipCharlesM
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space for sure, wonderful food and great service make for any experience especially romance, go fo a walk and enjoy the surrounding beauty...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

To make our day at the Getty Center perfect, we had lunch here. We made a reservation the day before and could only get a time later than I wanted so I suggest making a reservation as early as possible. The food was excellent, cocktails were great. A suggestion: ask to see the dessert menu at the beginning so you can order what you want. We were disappointed that the ran out of our first choice. Parking is $20 so you may want to meet your friends and drive in together.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great. I would go there again

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JoeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 10+. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Nice food and drink selection with appealing presentation.

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gerribarb
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food and beautiful views. The experience really added to our day at the museum.

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vipBarryS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon lunch done medium with a very tasty salad

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vipCacs
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect lunch spot in between viewing art

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ElizabethS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice restaurant with a lovely view. I thought the prices were really high for what was served. So plan on coming for the convenience and the lovely view but spending a lot. I also think the service needed to be a bit faster. We waited a long time for our food and while the server was very pleasant I think he needed to notice that we were sitting there for a long time waiting to get something to drink, then waiting to get our food, then waiting to get our bill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting scholar from Mexico

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful; a perfect lunch!

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SuzanneC
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Limited lunch menu, but what we ordered, sea scallops with greens cooked with bacon, was good quality and well prepared. Good coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

I took my daughter to The Getty for a special afternoon on our vacation. I’ve dined there before and always enjoyed it.

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RichardR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to lunch here many times and have always found it to be the absolute top place for a nice classy lunch. Great ambiance, great view, very good food and service. They always treat you special. We plan to go many times in the future. Everyone should do it at least once to try it.

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vipJLWe
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Have been here a number of times. Always great food and service. This time was a disappointment. Food quality was very poor. The mushrooms were a pasty mess and the Cobb salad was a bland effort. We had a total of 6 menu items for the four of us none of which were up to my expectations.
With all this the service was ok but considering it was not busy it should have been better.
We like to bring out of town guests and celebrate special occasions but will need to reconsider in the future.
This is such a great venue with spectacular vistas allowing mediocre service and food is a shame. I noticed the staff was very focused on their own conversations and not the clientele.

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GRamsay
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very much appreciated the chef preparing a vegetarian version of his special pasta of the day for me -- delicious! My friend loved the original meat version of the pasta dish too. The lemon meringue dessert garnished w seasonal fruit and flowers was as tasty as it was gorgeous! Peaceful ambiance with lovely Santa Monica mountain views. Service could have been a tad more present, but was ok.

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AustinB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It is a lovely environment. The food is acceptable, but not outstanding. The service was deficient the day of our lunch - it took 10 minutes to get seated; over 30 minutes for anyone to take our drinks order; and then another 15 minutes before anything was delivered. It is a lovely place for a relaxed lunch, but arriving at 1pm and getting the first beverage at 1.55pm, with the food order being taken some time after that removed a certain degree of relaxation from the experience.

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Michael
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I enjoyed our visit to the Restaurant at the Getty Center. My guest had the bean soup and the short ribs and I had the bean soup and the Cobb salad. We were both pleased with our choices and the food. The creativity of the soup inspired me to try some of the same techniques such as placing the tomato puree in the center at time of service, not mixed in with the soup generally. One of the best things about this restaurant is the noise level -- both sides of the "L" shaped room were filled this last Sunday, yet none of the people found it necessary to shout to their table mates. This helps one concentrate on the food, the company, and the view without losing one's hearing. Our waiter checked back with us two or three time to ensure we had everything we needed, yet he was able to do so without interrupting our conversation. Overall, the food, service, and ambiance combine to make a lovely Sunday afternoon lunch. Bravo!

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MrsJ
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Getty Museum is a wonderful place and to fully enjoy it one should take a break for lunch at The Restaurant. It has wonderful views of the city, excellent wait staff, and the food was great.

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