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“Food at a museum is just OK.l” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Getty Center Restaurant

Getty Center Restaurant
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Ranked #33 of 9,669 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 35 - US$ 80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Westside
Cross street: Sepulveda Blvd
Transit: Public Transit Stops - Getty Center Drive
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Food at a museum is just OK.l”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

The Getty is at the top of a hill at the end of a tram ride. There is not a great choice of places to eat here. To leave here and come back after lunch is very difficult. The food is OK but you might prefer to eat before you go to the museum.

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BonAppetitGM, General Manager at Getty Center Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 March 2012
Dear ChinoSJP

Thank you for your review of the food at The Getty. It is true that we are on top of a hill overlooking Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean and at the end of a tram ride. What you may have missed is that there are four locations for food here at the Museum. We offer a fine dining restaurant open from 11:30 for lunch and at 5:30 on Saturday for dinner, a seven station international Café open daily from 11:30 and two Coffee Carts stocked with sandwiched, pastries, salads and snacks. We offer the freshest products from local farmers as well as creative creations from our Chefs.

I certainly hope that you will make it back up the hill and enjoy any one of the four locations and experience The Getty all over again. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your experience personally at 310.440.6052

Warm regards,
Edward Moses-Granger
General Manager, Bon Appetit at The Getty Center and Getty Villa
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Beverly Hills, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch and View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Lovely for lunch---delicious food nd beautiful views

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Smith's Cove, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“First class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Excellent food and impeccable service: as good as MOMA in NYC.

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

visited the museum and that by itself is an amazing experience. hungry, should I choose cafeteria or restaurant? went for the restaurant. super friendly atmosphere and above all mega fantastic quality food. the best meal in LA. it was a perfect lunch in the perfect location.

Visited February 2012
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BonAppetitGM, General Manager at Getty Center Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Dear Satori99,

Thank you so much for your kind review of The Restaurant at The Getty Center. The combination of a world class museum, stunning location, great staff and amazing food makes The Getty Center a must see. Chef Matt Lee has a true gift for food and the service staff compliments his gifts with their warm and personable style.

We hope you will make it back to the Getty Center soon and enjoy all of the best that we have to offer.

Warm Regards,

Edward Moses-Granger
General Manager, bon Appetit and The Getty Center and Getty Villa
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Middletown, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food. Outdoor dining.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Ease of use, quality food, good prices, outdoor dining.

Visited February 2012
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BonAppetitGM, General Manager at Getty Center Restaurant, responded to this review, 14 February 2012
Dear Maddie401,

Thanks for your concise review of the dining options at The Getty Center. We take great pride in delivering the best product in settings that are both relaxed and refined. At the main cafe, coffee carts and in our fine dining restaurant, fresh, healthy and organic are our guiding principles.

We hope you make it back soon to enjoy both the collection and the delicious selection of foods available all over the Getty.

Warm regards,

Edward Moses-Granger
General Manager, Bon Appetit at The Getty Center
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