Providence is experimental, seafood-focused fine dining that's absolutely worth the price of admission.
An excellent evening on all accounts. My wife and I visited Providence for our 13th Wedding Anniversary and we were not disappointed. Wife and I were pleasantly greeted and shown directly to our table despite being 20 minutes early. After being seated the hostess brought over an anniversary welcome card for us which had our names and a neat well wish for us both. We certainly thought this was an excellent touch. We ordered the Chef's Tasting menu which introduced us both to another level of fine dining by which we will undoubtedly measure our future dining outings against with Provindence being the very qualified measure. Across an 11- course tasting menu, there were a few standouts, Waygu beef, Black Cod, Santa Barbara spot prawns, Japanese sourced sea scallop with caviar. So many excellent palette-pleasing bites left my wife and I satisfied and utterly appreciative of the whole experience.
Everything was perfect.
Providence never disappoints. It’s great that you can now add on a la carte items (such as Santa Barbara spot prawns) to the tasting menu. This restaurant sets the standard in Los Angeles when it comes to the creativity of the menu, respect for the finest and freshest of ingredients, and impeccable service.
What a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. The wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive. Every course was beautiful and delicious.
We were incredibly impressed by Providence. The service was absolutely outstanding!! Attentive and informative, but also warm and engaging. Every dish showed so much care taken with the ingredients! We had dinner on a Sunday evening after a rather full weekend of dining, so we opted for the three course tasting. Two additional appetizer courses arrived first and really worked to excite our taste buds - a crudité dish that was anything but ordinary. Ice plants and baby carrots and radishes still wearing their green leafy fronds served with a dipping sauce of toasted sesame and soy. Fun and delicious! The second appetizer was a one bite crab tart served with an elegant sipping glass of warm crab stock. The wine pairings for our main dishes worked perfectly - a white wine from Jura with sashimi cubes of yellowtail, a Hondarrabi white wine from Basque served with day boat scallops in a fragrant vadouvan sauce, and a Grignolino from Heitz Cellars alongside the halibut topped with black truffle sauce. This was our first visit to Providence, but certainly not our last. The creativity and care of the dishes was on par with Le Bernardin! My only regret is that I didn't have enough of an appetite to enjoy the robust cheese cart that was wheeled tableside. Next time!
You must like seafood. One of our favorite restaurants in LA (Michelin 2 or 3 stars worthy).
Great wine tasting experience for our 7-year wedding anniversary!
Food was amazing but service was ok
Wonderful anniversary dinner. Wine list is amazing. Service was impeccable. Food was exceptional!
Wow! Food is to die for !
We loved our meal at Providence. The food was delicious and the service was top-notch. We came for our anniversary and it was so special. We will definitely be back!
Way way way too expensive. Mediocre food. Great service. Will never ever go back
Awesome food and awesome wine!
I've been a loyal customer for years.
However, I decided not to pay Providence another visit in the future due to the dropping quality and the sloppy quality control.
I took my girlfriend here on 03/17/2018 because this place used to be her favorite spot for French cuisine, but the overall experience we had that night? Terrible.
We ordered the seasonal menu, and three of them were complete disasters.
The first one was the Uni egg - the one in the eggshell.
The only two tastes I got from this dish were sour and garlic taste. I could not taste the uni nor the egg. epic fail.
The second disaster was the steam fish with the clams. The only taste I got was bitterness.
Not only they overcooked the wine but also burnt the fish skin. Could not taste the seafood at all, and I had to have two full cups of water to get rid of the bitterness.
The last disaster was the Wagyu beef. It was the most expensive dish on the seasonal menu, and the Providence chef had to burn the wagyu. The burnt end should add flavor to the beef. However, when I could only taste the burnt part instead of the wagyu, I rather there was no burnt end at all.
I've been a customer since 2010 and was first amazed. However, the quality really drops a lot especially in the past two years.
Not coming back for sure.
Overpriced for its food. Nothing too special...meh
Best restaurant we’ve been to by far. Service goes above and beyond
This is our yearly restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We’ve been coming for years and LOVE IT!
An incredible experience in every way!!
I represent the interests of multiple chefs with multiple Michelin stars, National and regional Beard Foundation awards, etc. Our meal on Tuesday, even without Chef Cimarusti actually at the pass, ranked among the best I have ever had, in every dimension. Certainly as to the food and its presentation, but also the service, which was seamless, informative, fun and virtually invisible all at once. A pitch-perfect evening all around. A truly memorable dining experience, and well worth every penny spent.
The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal! It is quite pricey, but for such high quality and intricate dishes, it was worth it!
This was my third visit to Providence. I don't think it is necessary for me to ever go back. First, they seem to judge you when you walk in. We arrived at 5:30 and the main dining room was pretty empty but we were seated in what I call the riff raff room. I guess they thought we'd be drooling on ourselves or something because of the way we looked? We were dressed nicely BTW but not in designer labels. When they had called to confirm our reserveration they asked if there were food allergies and yes one of us is allergic to bell peppers. They served food with bell peppers in the broth and pressured the allergic person to eat it because it was very little and you couldn't taste it. Wrong. There are so many other great restaurants in LA that have great food why would we ever return?
One of the absolute best restaurant experiences of my dining life. The service, the food, the presentation were all amazing. I highly recommend the chefs tasting menu!
Great experience. Professionalism is there best quality and there customer service and food will leave you stunned
Some of the best meals I have had dining out were Michael's creations going back to Water Grill days. This meal was right up there.
Wonderful staff, scrumptious culinary masterpieces (we did the 7 course tasting), and impeccable service. Nothing disappointed. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, they bring out the next course with wonderful full presentation.
Some of entree were bit salty for me. But overall great food
One of the nicest dining experiences I’ve ever had
Food was good but not great fore the price. Service was great.
It is amazing!!!
Food taste good，but the sauce were a little bit heavy for us. However，I would like to go back again！ Nice night.
Best restaurant in Los Angeles. The chef accomplishes his mastery with fresh sophisticated melodies of flavor with richness yet a cleaner clearer tone. The presentations are arty without being pretentious. What is done with seafood both fish and mollusks/crustacea is of particular note. The staff is wonderful. Formal and composed yet friendly and warm.
A very good restaurant serves awesome food! Highly recommend!
Great service and amazing crafted cusine~!!! 💕
I will take my date at special occasion. The Chef room was fun to watch the cooking scene.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience at Providence! The food was absolutely amazing, service was excellent, and the wine pairing was fantastic!
The only minor concern, was that the table to the right of us was a bit loud so it was often difficult to hear...but this is obviously not an issue with the actual restaurant or staff!
The best dining experience I have been able to be a part of. Every dish was unique in its presentation and the wine was paired and presented beautifully. Their A5 Japanese Wagyu has been the best I have tried.
We were celebrating a birthday and when we arrived we were told that the chef’s table (a private table with a view of the kitchen) had become available due to a last-minute cancellation. This was a truly special experience, with an amazing perspective on the food preparation and incredible service! The food was predictably varied and delicious, especially the remarkable amuse bouche options! We highly recommend the chef’s table experience!
Delicious food and superb service!
Always amazing. Hands down best and most consistent restaurant.
I can't rave enough that this special birthday lunch felt truly special. All the gratis starters that came beautifully presented was a true treat. The wait staff was impeccable friendly and very attentive. The flavors were wonderful. The only downside - I felt the room was not commensurate with the experience. It felt cheap and spartan.
Christmas gift from our son. Everything was delicious and interesting. We had never experience a tasting menu where everything was prepared with such care.