LACMA has four on-campus dining options, all run by the Patina Restaurant Group. With grab-and-go salads at the LACMA Cafe, lattes at C+M (Coffee + Mlik), gourmet farm-to-table cuisine at Ray's, and much more, there's something for everyone. In addition to their standard fare, the restaurants often offer unique food events in conjunction with exhibitions, programs, and special events. From pop-up dinners to specialty menus, these events are a great way to add to any museum visit.
Ray’s has been hailed by Esquire as “One of the best new restaurants of 2011” and by the Los Angeles Times as “a feast for the senses.” The Mediterranean-inspired menu includes dishes from the restaurant’s wood-burning oven and grill, with an emphasis on farm-to-table, seasonal fare from executive chef Kris Morningstar. To drink: seasonal cocktails, a California-centric wine list, and artisan beers and spirits. Learn More.
Hours: Lunch: 11:30 am–3 pm; Dinner: 5–10 pm, every day except Wednesdays; Brunch: Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–3 pm.
Location: BP Grand Entrance
Menus: Lunch (PDF | 58kb) Brunch (PDF | 20kb) Weekend Lunch (PDF | 61kb) Dinner (PDF | 55kb)
Reserve online or call 323 857-6180
Located in the heart of the museum, Stark Bar features handcrafted, seasonal cocktails by famed Los Angeles barsmith Michel Dozois, and a dynamic menu of small plates from executive chef, Kris Morningstar.
Hours: 11 am–11 pm, every day except Wednesday.
Location: BP Grand Entrance
Menu: Bar Bites (PDF | 46kb)
At C+M, direct trade Intelligentsia coffee and espresso drinks are ground to order, while organic milk sorbet is served in milk handshakes, or sandwiched between freshly baked cookies. A robust selection of baked goods offers more choices, both sweet and savory.
Hours: Open daily at 10 am, Closed Wednesdays
Location: Los Angeles Times Central Court
Menus: C+M menu (PDF | 46kb) | Fall Drinks menu
Casual, indoor/outdoor dining, including a salad bar, freshly-made sandwiches, baked goods, and hot options for the entire family.
Hours: 11 am–5 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday;
11 am–7 pm, Friday;
10 am–6 pm weekends;
Closed on Wednesday
Location: Bing Center
Menus: Adult Boxed Lunch (PDF 136kb) | Children's Boxed Lunch (PDF | 158kb)
Parking: Regular museum parking applies
School Tour Lunch Menu
Patina Catering is happy to provide a variety of fresh boxed lunches for school groups picnicking in the outdoor spaces of LACMA or Hancock Park. Learn more (PDF | 158kb) or contact Kelly Gernandt at email@example.com or 323 857-4797.
Located on Wilshire Blvd, in front of Chris Burden's Urban Light
$8 for 2 hours, $3 each additional hour
Located on Sixth St. at LACMA Way, one block east of Fairfax Ave.
$10 flat fee before 5 pm, free after 5 pm with $25 minimum purchase at Ray's or Stark Bar.
Images: © Brant Brogan