Getty Restaurant for dinner?
- ragazza Sep 15, 2008 03:14 PM
Just had lunch at the Getty Restaurant on Saturday. Was definitely impressed with the lunch menu. Our food, drinks, dessert and server were all spot on. I am vegetarian, so I was glad to find they had options for me as well. I think this would also make a great special occasion dinner spot. Can anyone comment? thanks!
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I believe the Getty is open for dinner only on Friday and Saturday evenings. Now that the sun is setting earlier, it could really be an impressive, fun destination evening. I hate to ring the same bell again, but can't any of the geniuses at getty.org get it together to post some menus with prices on their website? All of the feedback I've read about the Restaurant is positive; you'd think they'd want to publicize it.
I think it might have dropped to only Saturday for dinner (the museum just cut back it's hours), call to check. The menu is seasonal, so it changes. No idea why it's not publicized -- don't tell, but here's the latest...
Weiser Farms Potato and Celery Soup
Crispy Prosciutto and Micro Celery
Alaskan King Crab Legs
Spicy Cocktail Sauce and Cucumber Tartar
Windrose Farms Baby Lettuces
Tamai Farm Beets, Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts and Vanilla Balsamic Vinaigrette
Ahi Tuna Tataki
White Anchovies, Capers and Ponzu Sauce
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Cilantro-Lime Aioli, Avocado, Endive and Breakfast Radish
Grapes, Melon and Smoked Ham
Baby Greens, Brie Crostini and Lemon Vinaigrette
Corn Puree, Bacon, Watercress and Lobster Broth
La Belle Farms Foie Gras
Dinosaur Egg Plum Compote, Toasted Brioche and Plum Salad
Butternut Squash, Leeks and Wild Rice Risotto
Mascarpone Cheese, Golden Raisins, Basil, Tarragon and Four Spice Cream
Fried Polenta Cake, Pistou, Chorizo and Saffron
Prosciutto Wrapped Diver Scallops
Whipped Potatoes, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Haricot Vert and Brown Butter Sauce
Alaskan Silver Salmon
Heirloom Bean Ragout, Baby Squash, Cherry Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic Jus
Colorado Lamb “Three Ways”-Chop, Osso, Loin
Eggplant and Parmesan Stack, Vegetable Couscous and Mint Pesto
Prime New York Steak and Gorgonzola Mac
Asparagus, Baby Carrots and Horseradish Cream
Kurobuta Pork Chop
Braised Savoy Cabbage, Bermuda Onions, Roasted Peewee Potatoes,
Honey-Crisp Apple Relish and Stone-Ground Mustard Aioli
Five-Spice Muscovy Duck Breast
Broccoli Rabe, Shiitake Mushrooms, Mashed Yams and Plum Wine Sauce
Enjoyed a perfect dinner there in early July, and it was overcast, but the food made up for it. The scallops and vegetables were excellent, the Honig sav. blanc excellent. Can't remember each dish, but we were pleasantly surprised. The waiter answered our questions and seemed to be able to sense what we wanted/didn't want. The menu is seasonal, and yes, it should be available online somewhere. Maybe one could call and have the hostess read the menu over the phone - it's not long. Just my opinion, but the bread should be better.