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Getty Center Restaurant

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1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1657 (Sepulveda Blvd)
Public Transit Stops - Getty Center Drive
(310) 440-6810
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch @ the Getty

We had lunch @ the Getty restaurant. Unfortunately, could not be seated outside.... :( We had crab cakes and split a Waldorf salad. Presentation was impressive, along with the $$$ Price tag... HA!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bob H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Scenic view
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch @ the Getty restaurant. Unfortunately, could not be seated outside.... :( We had crab cakes and split a Waldorf salad. Presentation was impressive, along with the $$$ Price tag... HA!!!

Thank Bob H
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children, age 11 and 14 and I, their middle age mother were at the museum for a quick visit on late Friday afternoon in August during the extended hours. We were dressed very casually for going through the galleries when hunger struck us all about 7 pm. The only place to grab some food was the wonderful Restaurant at... More 

Thank RachelBNK
Van Nuys
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable lunch at the Getty Center Restaurant. The fish entrée was fine, and the chef's choice dessert imaginative--with characters in chocolate for Halloween. Professional friendly service. Do make a reservation and ask for a window table.

Thank russzVanNuys
Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was really good. Everything tasted fresh and was really put together well. The real treat is the view. You can sit down and enjoy a couple beers or glasses of wine and relax between exhibits. This restaurant was very quick and the staff was friendly. I will definitely go back.

Thank Derik L
Raleigh, NC
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very relaxed meal here with exceptional service. Best bouillabaisse I've ever had. Of course the views are wonderful, but the interior of the restaurant is very nice as well. It's pricey, but it was worth it for the experience as a part of the time I spent at the Getty.

Thank tryan999
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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235 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place reminded me of some of the best corporate cafeterias. They offer a variety of stations -- Grill, Salads, Deli, Ethnic, etc.... The deli sandwich with side salad was generous and very competitive with the outside world. Desert cookies were tasty and drinks came with a refill. There is no reason to worry about eating before or after a... More 

Thank Robert R
Woodland, California
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this review is actually about the cafe not the restaurant. (don't see a separate entry for the cafe). I had a burrito. the server did not understand English. used pre-set scooper to make the ingredients but didn't fill the scoop. the burrito was twice the cost and half the size as Chipotle and didn't taste as good.

Thank John33290
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My son and I decided to try the restaurant when the line at the cafe was so long. We were given a menu with many delightful choices. We chose a pricey alternative which was a three course meal with wine pairings. An adventure worth the trip alone before all the rest of the marvels of the complex.

Thank MEA830
Boulder, Colorado
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This cafeteria offers four or five stations serving different specials and daily fare. Service is fast, the food is good, and the prices are reasonable. There is outdoor seating (no real view) and plenty of indoor seating with a great view.

Thank Ralph B
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has great views indoors with full service. The food was well prepared and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend a reservation be made through open table since it was quite busy but the wait for walkins appeared to be only about 15 minutes.

Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1657
    (Sepulveda Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit Stops - Getty Center Drive
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: (310) 440-6810

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view


Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?