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Getty Center Restaurant

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1657 (Westside)
(310) 440-6810
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Ranked #11 of 8,462 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Westside
Cross street: Sepulveda Blvd
Transit: Public Transit Stops - Getty Center Drive
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90% Recommend
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Few people know how good the Getty Center Restaurant is. By reading this review, hopefully, you will now know and plan lunch or an early dinner there during your visit to the Getty.

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93 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It's more expensive that equivalent places, but those places are not in the Getty Centre, offering a wonderful environment and stunning views. So that’s OK. The food is good, service is reasonable, and it’s well worth the money.

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Lancaster, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I have been to this restaurant one time with my two kids. Dishes are very...very expensive. They are a lot less tasty than they look! Prices are perhaps based on the good looking of the dishes than the taste. I won't suggest this restaurant to anyone.

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BonAppetitGM, General Manager at Getty Center Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear EverTheBest, Thank you for your review of your lunch at The Getty Center. I certainly understand your concern about the cost of food in the fine dining restaurant. That is why we are very careful to offer dining options at every level. The restaurant features dished created form our local farm to fork partners and items Chef sources from... More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Restaurants at cultural destinations often fall short on food experience or service since they enjoy a monopoly on location. Not this one. My braised beef was excellent and my wife wouldn't share her scallops - even on my birthday! The effort on presentation makes staying for dessert mandatory - I recommend the chocolate.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had Sunday brunch at the Getty. The food was very good. Portions larger than I expected. Between the appetizer and the entrée was quite full. The service was very good - however getting your first drink took a little longer than expected. It was very relaxing and quiet. I would recommend this restaurant and would certainly go back should... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The room is very nice. There are great views. It is an excellent place to relax for an hour having lunch during a visit to the museum. The only thing that was off a little was that we had some "misses" on some of the food we ordered, a couple of the dishes should have been better for a place... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This has been my favorite restaurant in L.A., and we go there on our anniversary every year for lunch. But this year it seemed as if it had slipped quite a bit: the menu was in a plastic sleeve, and the short ribs could have been cooked the day before, a little dry and stringy. No specials, room sort of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I visited the Getty Center since we flew in before noon and our hotel check-in wasn't until 3 PM. We didn't have a reservation (it was a Wednesday) but we got seated promptly for lunch. The Getty Center had a special art exhibit 'Canterbury and St. Albans" which was reflected in the lunch menu, so my wife... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A visit in January to the Getty Centre was made more memorable by having lunch at the restaurant. Thankfully with it being low season we did not have any problems with an ad hoc reservation, the staff were appropriately attentive without being too obvious. The accommodation is contemporary, spacious and is has the most fantastic views across LA. The food... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

While enjoying all that the Getty Museum has to offer, the Restaurant is not to be missed. They offer a changing menu which keeps things interesting for those who frequent the Museum. Food is well prepared, the views are spectacular and the service very attentive. You should not miss this place because it really completes your day or evening to... More

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