Restaurant at the Getty Center

4.6
4215 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
We are happy to announce The Restaurant at the Getty will be open officially on July 20th 2021!

We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time. We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date. Due to high command, Requests for window seating are not guaranteed. If there are more than 4 guests in your party, please contact The Restaurant directly for reservations. Duplicate reservations are subject to cancellation.

Admission to the Getty Center now requires a free timed-entry reservation for each person in your party over the age of two. Reserve your entry time using the special access link below. As a reminder, all visitors must wear a face mask over their nose and mouth when inside buildings, including parking structures, and when boarding and riding the Getty Center tram. Visitors may remove their masks when outdoors.

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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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Our out of town friends were so happy with it.

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vipPatM
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Don't know why in all the years they've been open that I never ate there. Civilized and charming. I do think until we're over all the Covid variations they should space out a couple of the two-tops.....One four top next to two two-tops next to another four-top is a bit close....just pull out one of the two-tops until later....

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SophieG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service1ambience5

We had a delicious lunch at the Getty, which has long been a favorite. However, one of our dishes was missing a dressing. When we informed our server, he told us we were imagining it. We were very surprized to be treated this way.

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RogerR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Menu dissapointing. Not the same menu previously obtained on the internet day prior to our visit? Very few selections - different and fewer than internet menu. Our group of 4 sent back all our meals. Scrambled eggs on lunch menu? Runny, tiny portion, and unedible. Pasta dish tasted like it had gravel in it and could not eat it although normally love pasta dishes. We kept and paid for the Gaspacho, although no one was very positive about it - not like any gespacho we have enjoyed elsewhere.
Menu needs more choices - chicken, beef, and fish with more salad choices and possibly hot soup option - with less "presentation" and more substance - would be preferred. The bread was good.
Place is very attractive and tables nicely spaced and appointed. Service also very good, but food the problem with lack of choice and quality, we all agreed food was way overpriced for what was served.
Know they only have recently re-opened. We visit the Getty with friends and out of town visitors often, and hope that restaurant food will become worthy of the beautiful setting. Could not now recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We decided to visit the Getty while visiting the area and decided to also dine at the restaurant. We were so happy it was open again. The view was amazing- very peaceful and beautiful. The food was delicious. The cobb salad was one of the best I have had and the rest of our meal was on point. Service was excellent- I would dine there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite place. You can never go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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Fab4
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had outdoor seat overlooking city absolutely gorgeous day. I had the Cobb salad - it was delicious. My husband had the trout - also delicious. And dessert was super yummy. Such a pleasant setting and experience.

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vipds890
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in town in a few years, had to stop by here. Amazing as always!

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viprafmo
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gazpacho was terrific as was the albacore sashimi. So glad you are back in business!

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elizabeth
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very limited menu but quite innovative. Poke was an excellent choice, fresh and flavorful, served with seaweed and rice. Dessert sampler was a great choice. A very pleasant experience.

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DavidB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations online for party of four. Arrived at 1:30 and sat immediately. Waiter at table within minutes and helpful with drink order. Spectacular view from surrounding windows. Very relaxing atmosphere and Attentive staff- we’ll return for sure.

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EricD
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience having lunch in the restaurant of the Getty! Great hospitality. We shared some of their very nice dishes, and some glasses of a good local Californian wine. Beautiful, light restaurant space with a panoramic view. Good table linnen, etc. Very professional and friendly service. A restaurant to go back to!

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kitchenonfire
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Getty Center Restaurant is a wonderful place to have lunch. The view is outstanding, and the food is wonderful (the starters are particularly good). The service is smooth; servers are knowledgeable. It's a very nice part of a day at the museum.

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GeorgeB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything on the menu sounded delicious - and they now have vegan options which they didn't the last time we ate here. However, the number of options is much smaller than before the COVID-19 shutdown. We're just grateful that they're open now and look forward to an expanded menu when it is possible for them.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What is not to like? Is there a better view in LA? Limited menu (lunch), but everything was very good. Price is a little high, but not out of line for the location at a major event.

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StevenN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A beautiful, elegant setting, fine service, excellent food.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wow, probably the best jidori chicken i’ve ever had. complements to the chef. great service, amazing view and ambiance, great service as well. highly recommended!

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CindyD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Venue and view were spectacular. Service was friendly and attentive. The lunch made my day at The Getty a great experience.

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JaneJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at the Getty Restaurant. The food is always great and the wait staff is lovely. The view over Los Angeles is also wonderful. It makes for a relaxing break from looking at wonderful art.

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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

MM
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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ASquared
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scallops, trout, pasta—well prepared.

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Yummy
Los Angeles
13 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
10 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
4 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.

MJ
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
155 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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Restaurant at the Getty Center is rated 4.6 stars by 4215 OpenTable diners.

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