LACMA has several on-campus dining options by the Patina Restaurant Group. With burgers, fries, and floats at the LACMA Café, lattes at C+M (Coffee and Milk), gourmet farm-to-table cuisine at Ray's & Stark Bar, and much more, there's something for everyone.

In addition, the Patina Restaurant Group also offers unique food events from pop-up dinners to specialty menus created in conjunction with exhibitions, programs, and special events. Learn more about Patina Events.

Note: Museum admission is not required to visit any of our three dining establishments and guests can enjoy the discounted parking rate ($8) from 7 pm until close.

Located at the Smidt Welcome Plaza at LACMA, Ray’s and Stark Bar is a full-service restaurant offering daily lunch and dinner, in addition to weekend brunch. Enjoy happy hour daily* at Stark Bar from 3-6PM (excludes Fridays) with specials on drinks and bar bites.

Ray's and Stark Bar has been hailed by AFAR as “one of the best museum restaurants around the globe” and by the Los Angeles Times as "a feast for the senses." Led by executive chef Phillip Martin, the globally inspired California-fresh menu includes dishes from the restaurant’s wood-burning oven and grill, with an emphasis on farm-to-table and seasonal fare. Ray’s also offers seasonal cocktails, a California-centric wine list, and artisanal beers and spirits.

LACMA members receive a 10% discount year round at Ray’s after 6 pm. Admission to the museum is not required to dine at Ray’s.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11:30 am–6 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Friday: 11:30 am–9 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am–8 pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10 am–3 pm
Phone: 323 857-6180

Note: Due to a private event Ray’s and Stark Bar will be closed on Saturday, April 13, 2019.



Private Events

Café service is now available from an Airstream trailer located near Ray's on the Smidt Welcome Plaza. This fast-casual dining experience offers an assortment of quality fare that marries California-fresh ingredients with classic diner fare. Enjoy gourmet burgers (including a vegetarian option), fries, salads, and hand-scooped ice cream floats. Museum admission is not required to visit LACMA Café.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am–3 pm
Friday: 11 am–7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am–6 pm

Please note: Food service in the former LACMA Café located in the Leo S. Bing Center is no longer available. That space is now closed to the public.

While spending a day at LACMA, stop by C+M (Coffee and Milk) for a boutique coffee experience. The baristas artistically present Intelligentsia coffee and espresso, hand-crafted teas from Art of Tea (including the exclusive LACMA blend), alongside light fare and a variety of fresh pastries. Located at Stark Bar near Urban Light. Museum admission is not required to visit C+M.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–6 pm
Friday: 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–6 pm

Phone: 323 857-4761

Schools and groups of eight or more can pre-order a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of our outdoor spaces.

Boxed Lunch Menu (PDF)

LACMA Boxed Lunch Menu