Providence

4.9
3684 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Two Michelin Stars; 2019 Best Chef: West-Michael Cimarusti; World's 50 Best Restaurants-Discovery Series; 2013-2017 Best Restaurant, LA Times; AAA 5-Diamond Award

Corkage is $50 per bottle for the first two bottles, $75 for the third, with a three-bottle maximum per table.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 3684 people are saying
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JillS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner is always perfect at Providence, but for some reason (perhaps because it has been so long since we've had a fine meal in a wonderful restaurant) it was especially perfect. Everything was on point and we were enchanted from the moment we walked in the door. We were celebrating our daughter's graduation from college and we loved every moment of our magnificent meal.

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Jess
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the cocktails were phenomenal, and the staff was warm and friendly.

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LAFood
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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vipOCAnn
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Providence is my absolute favourite: food, service and atmosphere are exceptionally top notch. It's *the* restaurant I think about when asked, "where do you want to go" or "where do you recommend." So to celebrate a special occasion, we chose Providence for our first dinner *inside* a restaurant since COVID. There's only one tasting menu they're serving at this time: the eight-course (+ multiple amuse bouche and a post dinner sweets), Chef's Tasting. As usual, Providence is hard to get into on weekends, as they're often booked two months out. And with limited dining capacity (current COVID tier mandates a max of 50% capacity indoors), getting your preferred date becomes harder. As we entered, to our surprise, we were lead to the Chef's Table. Pre-COVID, the only way to reserve this table was to have a 4-person tasting menu and even then, it wasn't guaranteed. So as we were shown the table, I cried; I was just overwhelmed. It's so nice to be moving forward to some semblance of pre-COVID. The dinner started with a trio of amuse bouche and then with an additional off-menu starter. Providence is a seafood-focused restaurant; I absolutely LOVE the Japanese aesthetic to preparation and presentation. Everything was phenomenal, delicious and meticulously prepared. We also added an uni egg which was delightfully umami-filled; at once, delicately earthy and perfectly briny. The dessert was both bright and palate-cleansing; dinner was finished with additional chocolates served four ways. And as usual, they provided a gift bag of next-day breakfast sweets. We've been dining at Providence for a dozen years and it was wonderful to chat w Mr Poto; hopefully, they will remain busy and remain a staple of the LA dining scene for many years to come. Always a memorable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new tasting menu was excellent! Worth coming back for again and again!

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vipcandysloft
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Providence. It was nice to be able to dine in after not going out for over a year. The food and service were spectacular just as we remembered it. This was our third time at Providence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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KenyC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is obviously a well deserved 2 star Michelin restaurant, which is worth every dime. the food and service was excellent.

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vipGregM
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was exquisite. The dining room was beautiful. The servers were numerous (mixed impression) but our “main guy” was well informed and quite personable. Overall, a beautiful and memorable evening.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best seafood I’ve ever eaten. Very highly recommended.

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BellaR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, even better service, beautiful ambiance. Overall exquisite, I will be coming back.

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vipdogana
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to share in the love for food and experience that energized the team

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vipKatherineC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've ever had - outstanding staff, gorgeous plating and phenomenal flavors, we enjoyed ourselves immensely!

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MarissaC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I have every had! They exceeded all expectations. Thank you Cimarusti and the team at Providence for such an amazing night

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food is outstanding. Highly priced menu choices. Not what it used to be.

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vipLJdineout
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo amazing. Absolutely fantastic cuisine and super friendly service. Ultimate special occasion restaurant!

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HelenR
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not a meal but an experience in sublime flavors and art on a plate. It is almost indescribable in the subtlety of flavors, textures and the progression of presentation. The food is both beautifully presented and balanced with the food always the focus without sacrifice for presentation or over killing in flavors for the sake unnecessary grandiosity. We celebrated a birthday and the service of presenting a menu with his name on it was a surprise and a delight!

All in all a wonderful experience. Thank you to the staff of Providence who made the evening a most memorable night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness!!!!!!

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vipAlanD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant
The service and food were perfect

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JanetS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our finest dining experience in Los Angeles. Excellent service, innovative and exquisitely presented cuisine, amazing wine pairings. When leaving, they call the valet and your car is already waiting for you! A very pleasant and elevated dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Providence was excellent, per usual.

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vipIanS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have been coming here for many years, including the chef’s table, which we have spent many special occasions. The food, especially the starters, are outstanding. In fact everything through and including the main meal (wagyu and salmon) with the chefs choice menu was outstanding. 10/10. This alone is a reason to be here.

Truly.

Wine pairing was very good. Desert fell short with just a lot of chocolate , with the restaurant eliminating the elegant cheese board and the many unique cheeses that would be customary at the end of the meal. A less sweet option would have been nice.

Overall it was amazing!

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EvanD
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15 artistic, exquisite, and delicious courses.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Love the restaurant!

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vipShanon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Beyond compare.

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DCubed
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s 60th birthday and they printed a menu with my mom’s name on it which was a nice touch. Service was as exquisite as the food. I highly recommend it.

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vipTomS
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder experience each time I have gone here. I just wish the patrons would dress a little nicer. White tablecloths mean you keep the pink flamingo printed short-sleeve shirt at home.

Food is fantastic, service is impeccable, and ambiance is alluring. Definitely a top 5 restaurant for LA, if not top 3.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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VivianV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy it every time. Definitely I would recommend to friends

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MicheleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and particular thanks to Donato Poto for the nice time .
Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had been looking forward to a night out since moving to the west coast because of covid last June. This was exactly what we had been hoping for, excellent service, great ambiance and exquisite one of a kind cuisine. Our experience was absolutely perfect and we will definitely be back!

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MILTONR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate, intimate dining experience. Exquisite cuisine and service.

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ThomasP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to see the restaurant open and offer indoor dining. Hasn’t missed a step!

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience that was a great treat for a special celebration (anniversary dinner). Providence provided a wonderful tasting menu that paired beautiful with a fantastic wine menu. The only reason I deducted 1 star from the "value" was that after spending ~$900 on 2 tasting menus and wine pairings (1 of them premium wine pairing), they still charged $4 each for an espresso. It's not like that is a crazy addition to the bill, but it just begs the question on why even bother charging for the after-dinner coffee when you spent so much money in the restaurant already. Don't like to feel like a place is "pinching pennies" is all...

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vipMichaelI
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shear perfection

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ArletteC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicate amazing and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful and delicious. Service was great as well. Love coming here for special occasions.

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GastroGnome
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exquisite food prepared with great passion and served with dediction and care. Dining as an event.

FAQs

Providence is rated 4.9 stars by 3684 OpenTable diners.

Providence does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://providencela.com/gift-certificates/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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