Restaurant at the Getty Center
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
romaine & radicchio, mary's chicken, rosemary pecans, bay blue cheese cranberries, nueske bacon, apple cider dressing
black garlic potatoes, wild mushrooms, edamame
velvety chocolate mousse, raspberry crémeux, black cocoa streusel, malt milk ice cream
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.
It was a delightful lunch. The restaurant always makes a visit to the Getty even more special.
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
As always, it was a wonderful experience. Our waiter Regis was also very attentive and wonderful. Thanks again looking forward to the next time
Great service, great food, great views.
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.
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.
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.
Scallops, trout, pasta—well prepared.
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.
Elegant dining overlooking the city; interesting menu, especially the chef's special; wine pairings perfect; walking through the uncrowded museum after dark -- priceless.
Lovely service and great view!
Was highly impressed! Beautiful window views from the hills, very fresh and beautifully presented food. Will definitely come again!
Enjoying lunch with a girlfriend
Food was excellent, blackened scallops were cooked perfectly, cobb salad and Mary's chicken also got rave reviews from the table.
The vegetables (potatoes) were under cooked. Small portions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Had a marvelous Valentine dinner. Service and food were wonderful as always.
Beautiful space for sure, wonderful food and great service make for any experience especially romance, go fo a walk and enjoy the surrounding beauty...
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.
Great. I would go there again
Always a 10+. Thank you!
Lovely restaurant. Nice food and drink selection with appealing presentation.
Really good food and beautiful views. The experience really added to our day at the museum.
Salmon lunch done medium with a very tasty salad
Perfect lunch spot in between viewing art
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
Visiting scholar from Mexico
The food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful; a perfect lunch!
Limited lunch menu, but what we ordered, sea scallops with greens cooked with bacon, was good quality and well prepared. Good coffee.
I took my daughter to The Getty for a special afternoon on our vacation. I’ve dined there before and always enjoyed it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Restaurant at the Getty Center is rated 4.4 stars by 4243 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.