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Providence Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.providencela.com
  • Phone: (323) 460-4170
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Fridays only: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cimarusti
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From intimate gatherings in you home, to larger events, Providence can provide a luxurious and memorable dining experience for your guests. We will be happy to customize a menu according to your taste and budget.
  • Private Party Facilities: From intimate gatherings in you home, to larger events, Providence can provide a luxurious and memorable dining experience for your guests. We will be happy to customize a menu according to your taste and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: John Parker (323) 460-4170

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilcox & Cole
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Cole Avenue.
A word from Providence
Two Michelin Stars; 2013 Best Restaurant, LA Times; 2010 Chef of the Year, Angeleno Magazine; 2011 and 2010 Best Chef Nominee, James Beard Foundation; Best New Restaurants, Esquire Magazine; Best New Restaurant nominee, James Beard Foundation; Best Chef "Pacific" nominee, James Beard Foundation; Best Seafood Restaurant, Los Angeles Magazine; Top 40 Restaurants in the United States, Gayot.com; Top 50 Restaurants in the United States, Gourmet Magazine. Corkage $30.00 a bottle (corkage is not an option for parties of 10 or more guests).

*No Corkage on Monday evenings (for parties under 10 guests only. Limited to 5 bottles per table. Not valid on holidays or special events).
*Dessert only reservations accepted exclusively at the following times: Monday through Thursday at 6:00pm or 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00pm only, Sunday 5:30pm or 9:00pm.
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Diner Reviews
  • "It is such a pleasure to have a seafood-centric menu that has an appropriately seafood friendly wine list. The Australian truffles were a nice treat and all the starter courses were delightful. Look forward to something new every visit and was not disappointed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Only in Los Angeles would this be one of the top restaurants. The food is solid, but very little of it is memorable other than the salt cooked Santa Barbara Spot prawns. Service excellent. Bathroom cleanliness on this particular night was passable --- not what I expect when paying a few hundred bucks a person for dinner. While this is one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, don't get your hopes up if you come from NY, CHI or SF. This is not Le Bernardin or Alinea standards. It is, however, one of the few sophisticated dining experiences in LA."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Expensive restaurant which would be ok if the food was great. Unfortunately, the food here was not. Had the market tasting menu. Started off well with delightful amuse-bouches. Meal went downhill with the first course. Rubbery, tasteless sashimi. Followed by a too salty umi egg. Courses were uninspired and poor tasting until we got the halibut which was delicious. That turned out to be the exception to the rule as everything else disappointed. Not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Spectacular food and service. I was a little concerned that we would end up hating a dish and feel embarrassed but we loved everything."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Fantastic meal at Providence! Great service, very accommodating to our needs, and of course, the meal was magnificient. Having been to Guy Savoy in Paris, this was worthy of the 2 star Michelin Rating. Thank you for a great meal!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Overall - my experience at Providence was good. The service was impeccable throughout dinner. Ambience was very good and the space was beautiful. The food was mostly excellent with beautifully crafted plates. There were two noticeable items I didn't like. I think their regular bread and focaccia had a very soft texture throughout - with a soft crust. I like my breads with a little more body and my crusts crunchy. The bacon brioche was very good. The risotto was very salty for which the staff apologized and discounted the meal by 30 dollars. Bottom line - impeccable service with very good food which could be better considering their price range."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Continual jolts of surprising satisfying colors, flavors and ingredient combinations...what fun! The wine pairings intellectual and subdued, never upstaging but always enhancing each course."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Menu was quite a challenge to decipher and we were not entirely sure what we ordered. Food was all delicious"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A two star Michelin should -1: have my reservation on file. Went through hassle trying to get another and it was for a special birthday. Eventually turned out they had two reservations for us. 2: Not seat us at a table with a wet tablecloth. ( I would imagine that a Michelin evaluation would have cost it a star that night). The food, however, is a very special treat."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Even though known as a fish/seafood restaurant, Providence is one of the absolute best spots in Southern California to have inventive, incredibly tasty vegetarian food (they even have a separate vegetarian printed menu that has no fish or seafood or meat). It is, of course, an expensive restaurant and, thus, perhaps more of a special occasion spot. But, no need to shy away from Providence just because you're a vegetarian. And, a vegetarian will not feel short changed at all. It seems to me that as much care and attention to detail goes into the vegetarian menu and food as with the fish and seafood menu and food."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Fantastic food, excellent service, and perfect ambiance. Providence LA is THE place to go if you're a foodie with a discerning palate, and are up for a superb culinary journey."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I suppose that to earn two Michelin Guide stars, a restaurant must charge absurd prices and serve ridiculously scant portions of largely unrecognizable food -- but served is a dizzying array of different "dishes", over many courses. By those metrics, Providence is hitting on all eight cylinders. The scallop taco, perhaps 2 inches wide and one inch tall, but presented in a block of stone a foot long and half a foot wide, with a narrow groove cut in the top to nestle the morsel, is a perfect case in point. Everything was tasty, but nothing was memorable or life altering, except the price."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Inside joke for the night; title of review. The definition of fortified was given to us by the Som.; basically liquor added to the wine at a certain point of fermentation. This was basically how potent our enjoyment was of the dinner. Each dish outdid the last. I love how they don't compromise quality ingredients for molecular flare. Other places are so esoteric and intellectual about the foam and technique that you don't even know what you're eating anymore. I also love how visually pretty the dishes are. I took some pictures of the food just for the color combinations. The desert for example had lavender macaroons with beige basil thyme Madelines and a pear colored jelly on acacia wood, gave me ideas for decorating spare room."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, and wonderful attention to every detail from the beginning to the end. The four course option was perfect for us. We truly enjoyed our anniversary celebration this evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Best of the best! The food is well prepared and laid out in a very artistic way. Total desires 3 M stars!!! Muffin to take home is a touching gestures for all the customers."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This resturant offers several options to sample their fare. A four course selection, 9 course selection, and crazy as it seems even a 17 course marathon! You can also supplement course to add to the 4 and the 9 courses. Wine pairings are available as well. When we were seated, the options should have been outlined. This is my only suggestion. This because if you dont know and have not been before you would not know that wine pairings are an option on the menu. A wine list and coctail list was given first. The food is GREAT! The price is what would be expected for places of this quality: Mastro's, Belvedre, etc..."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was the best meal I have ever had - and I have had many. The service personnel were the best I have ever encountered. The amuse- bouche alone were worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I have decided that a dining experience every season is a must. The thought, creativity and the precision in crafting the most beautiful culinary presentations is such a wonderful experience I never get tired of! I have dined here at least 5 different times over the years and it's always such an adventure! The service is excellent! The staff is so attentive and gracious! Providence is truly my favorite restaurant in LA!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Best restaurant in LA. Fabulous food; interesting but not show-off--and impeccable quality. Gracious (non-obtrusive) service, and you can actual;y hear your dinner partner talk!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is not just a meal, its an experience. The food was the best i have evwr eaten in my life. This is not to be missed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Providence is the best restaurant in Los Angeles. No competition."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and service are amazing as always! The tasting menus are perfect. I have never eaten a single bite here that wasn't delicious. Hands down the best restaurant in L.A."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had the four course tasting menu. I loved all the food. The service was great. I think the dining room could be a little updated."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The entire dining experience was amazing! It began with the Classy cocktails and amuse bouche of ginger jello shots, and a couple more delicious starters. The first course was sashimi of fluke, then the seared scallops in tapioca and mint sauce, the main was perfectly prepared duck breast, and ended with tasty chocolate mouse dessert. There were also little surprises in between courses. Everything was exquisitely prepared, presented, and served. It's an experience to be remembered for a long time!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Did the full market menu with wine pairings. Left full and very happy. Great birthday!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband wanted to go to Providence for his birthday this year as he has been a big fan of Micheal's for a long time. We decided on the "mini" tasting menu w/wine pairing - be prepared, this is not for the faint of heart. The mini tasting is about 9 courses, not so mini. The pace of the meal was a bit brisk at the beginning, but evened out as the meal went on. The food was amazing tho I can't even begin to remember what i had. Flavors and textures were mixed perfectly; the wine pairing was spot on. Ambiance too dark, almost claustrophobic, but I would take that over any loud, open cooking, trendy type places any day. The service was impeccable. The price, well, if you have to ask . . . . . .better start saving now, I'm glad I did."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have been waiting for a special occasion to come here. We decided to come for our 3 year anniversary. They made us personalized menus for our Anniversary. The dine room setting wasn't a wow factor, it was so cold and plain. However, the restaurant is now undergoing renovations. I hated how the tables were so close to each other. The food, everything was great. I love the amouse bouche. Service was amazing and on point. I think we will come back to see the renovations."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I loved the old Providence. The recent remodel is not beautiful, to put it kindly. Fortunately the food and service have not changed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Providence was an unbelievable experience from top to bottom. While expensive you more than get what you pay for. This is the perfect spot for an anniversary dinner or to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Reopened after a "facelift." But the good news is what has NOT changed. Fabulous food. First rate service. A wonderful dining experience. My favorite L-A restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Everything was amazing. The only thing we regretted was having to get to a show and not having enough time to do the Chef's Menu! We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Having been greatly disappointed by another LA 2-star dining outpost, we came for a celebratory dinner with minimal expectations albeit hopeful based on our enjoyment of "Connie and Ted's" and the encouragement of one of "Trois Mec's" sous chefs (a "Providence" alum). In the event, our "Providence Chef's Table" Menu with Wine Pairing proved superb. The seasonal offerings were highly creative, intensely flavorful, and elegantly presented. The paired wines were spot on, and generously poured. Kudos to Cimarusti and his Kitchen Team for a memorable dinner, the likes of which we have only previously experienced in famous 3-star tables here and abroad. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Heard a lot about this restaurant and decide to visit it together with my parents. Our first trip to LA and restaurant was located at a nice neighbourhood. Ambiance was very good. We had the chef menu + wine pairing - consisting of 16 tasting dishes. All the food was outstanding and the wine goes very well with it. Our favourite was the Wangyu beef and it is the best we have ever tried. Highly recommended for special occasions and please reserve at least 4 hours if you are going for the chef menu. Special mention also goes to the waiters whose service was also outstanding. As our reservation was delayed for about 15 minutes, they make it up to us by giving us hand-made chocolates =) Overall, SUPERB and a must go if you are visiting LA."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Not their fault. We thought they had a regular menu and a tasting menu. They only have have a tasting set menu. Just not for us. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were put in the back room, which has no ambience, and is rather like an Airport Executive Lounge. The Chef Menu options gave us only 4, 9 or 16-course choices. We chose the 4 course. Some of the food was delicious, including the in-between delicacies, but my Salmon main course was very average. There was only one dessert choice in the set menu, and this was very rich. I didn't have the feeling at all that we had been at the No.1 restaurant in LA"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great service ; restaurant staff go above and beyond . Food excellent ! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I love Providence. The food never disappoints and the service is perfect. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Simply put... Exceptional! Inventive, understated, serene... Highest marks across the board."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Imaginative food at extremely high prices. Keep in mind that the portions are smaller than you might expect, and the unusual ingredients may not appeal to everyone. Ordering anything but the more expensive fixed price menus (i.e. $140 per person and up) might leave a strong appetite unsatisfied. We found the decor a bit tacky but the service was very good. The wine list is spectacular, and there are a number of excellent choices for less than $50. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food, and what stood out for us was the cheese selection, dessert, and the beer list. The meal took 3.5 hours though, which was longer than expected. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014