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From elegant dining in the Restaurant, to casual meals, coffee, and snacks, menus are developed with locally sourced, healthy ingredients and served with incredible views.

The Restaurant

Located in the Restaurant/Cafe building, the Restaurant offers full service in an elegant setting with views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Menus change seasonally.

Reservations are recommended. Limited same-day reservations may be available at the door or at the Museum Information Desk. Call (310) 440-6810 or click the button below to make reservations:

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Interior view of the Restaurant at the Getty Center.
Hours
Lunch Tuesday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Dinner Saturday 5:00–9:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch Sunday 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Brunch menu) Closed Mondays
Sample Menus

To make restaurant reservations for large parties of up to 25, call the restaurant at (310) 440-6810. To reserve the Private Dining Room for parties of 20 to 54, call the Catering Office at (310) 440-6213.

Cafe

The self-service Cafe on the lower level of the Restaurant/Cafe building and has indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Interior view of the Cafe at the Getty Center.

The extensive menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, tacos, burritos, and grilled items. Wine and beer are also available.

Sample Lunch Menu (PDF, 1p., 23 KB)

Hours
Tuesday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday 11:30–3:30 p.m. Closed Mondays

Garden Terrace Cafe

This smaller cafe offers coffee, lunch, and snacks in an outdoor setting overlooking the Central Garden.

View of the Garden Terrace Cafe from above.
Hours

The Garden Terrace Cafe is open for lunch every day in the summers, between June and September. It is generally open only on Saturday the rest of the year.

Saturday 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and weekdays Closed in case of rain
Spring break hours: April 13–20, 2014
Tuesday–Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Coffee Carts

Two coffee carts—one in the Museum Courtyard and one on the Plaza (up the stairs and to the right from the Tram Arrival Plaza)—offer coffee, hot tea, espresso drinks, bottled beverages, and baked goods, as well as hot and cold food options.

Coffee carts are open when the Getty Center opens in the morning. At least one cart generally remains open until close to the Getty Center closing time. Closed in case of rain. The Cafe remains open until 5:00 p.m. in case of rain.

Museum Courtyard Coffee Cart Hours
Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Plaza Coffee Cart Hours
Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Closed Sunday
Spring break hours: April 13–20, 2014 Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Picnics

Gourmet boxed lunches are available for pick-up on the Plaza Level near the Restaurant. Order online or call (310) 440-6213.

Order Picnic Box Lunches

Bring your own picnic, or take your ordered boxed lunch and grab-and-go items to have a picnic in the Central Garden, or at tables and chairs in the South Pavilion Terrace or Museum Courtyard.

A picnic area located at the Lower Tram Station (T1) is open until 30 minutes before the Getty Center closes.

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