Providence

4.9
3705 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 3705 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BOBE
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Providence remains one of the superlative dining experiences in Los Angeles, and is competitive with multi starred guide Michelin restaurants. The service is superb, but not intrusive. The ambience is fine, with ample spacing between seating to ensure privacy .The cuisine is exquisite, carefully created, and brilliantly subtle.

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MiaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and most expensive meal we have ever had. Words cannot really explain how perfect, delicious every course was. If you are on the fence about booking just do it.

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netman
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent but overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing…
Food perfect , 10 courses

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner at Providence. It’s always a pleasure to enjoy Michelin service. This was one of the best restaurants my wife and I have been too, comparing it to other Michelin restaurants, and we will definitely be back next time we’re in town. Amazing staff, food, and atmosphere.

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HJack
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!
Had a great time, will return.

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theverybest
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The. Very. Best. What more do you need to know?

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OCChim
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We very much enjoyed our anniversary meal at Providence. Would highly recommend to others for special occasion. Food was stellar! I am not a fan of lengthy course meals but loved out experience becaus all the courses were light and delicately seasoned. No heavy-hand w preparation. Fresh, quality ingredients were left to shine. We did wine pairing and some add-ons and left satiated but not full in a gross way. Each dish was unique and presented beautifully. And timing of each course was spot-on. Price-wise it was high end of the spectrum but we both felt good quality was worth it. Only improvement would be the service from our main server and the 2 gentlemen at front felt short and cursory. Rest of the staff however were excellent and caring, therefore 4 stars for service rather than 3. I noted anniversary in our reservation and the staff who called day before had confirmed it is aan anniversary dinner. We were delighted to receive a menu which read Happy Anniversay but our server never mentioned anniversary throughout the meal. And when I asked about wines in the pairing he flippantly said well it's mostly white with 1 red. Excuse me? I think even a local chain restaurant would have given a more detailed explanation. My husband finally had to ask later how many wines do we have left to go. Also, he did not explain the first few items we got were amuse-bouche. My husband asked what are these and I told him maybe its amuse-bouche? It was confirmed when the server later explained to the next couple. I hate to think like this but could not help but wonder whether it's discrimination although the server was a person of color as well. In summary, kitchen and most of dining room staff doing exceptional job but those in position of first impression and most contact with customer did not exude warm hospitality at all. Kudos to rest of the staff who are working very hard to ensure dining at Providence is something special.

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AutumnS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and stunning, the food is beautiful and tastes even better!

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
344 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Providence is still one of the best restaurants in LA. The service, ambiance and delicious food is top notch. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

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BrieH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best night of all the nights!! My best friend and I came to celebrate my 30th birthday and from the moment we stepped in, it was just absolutely wonderful. Beautiful, kind and warmhearted staff, lovely music (lots of great throwback songs ah!) and the food was just haha, THAT BREAD!!! We shouldn't have had that bread lol we were so full! It was a stunning night, thank you so very much for being a part of my birthday! <3 All the best! Can't wait to go back!!! -B

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AandM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been to this restaurant many times before and I have to say the food this time really wasn’t as good as we’ve had in the past. While, I’m all for creatively using herbs and spices, they shouldn’t overwhelm the main ingredient, but that was often the case last night. Too much mint, too much basil and too much vinegar all around. The service is still exceptional, the staff truly excellent, as are many of the dishes, overall I miss the old approach to food which made the main ingredient shine.

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EmeryN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dining experience iv ever had. Iv worked in food & beverage for 16 years, the service here is very polished. The entire restaurant acts as one solid unit designed to ensure a perfect dining experience. Something that is missing from many fine dining restaurants.

The food was meticulously made to perfection. I am not a fan of seafood at all, but Providence has opened my mind to this cuisine. My only concern with this establishment is the new standard it has created for all other seafood I will ever eat. Will any other restaurant be able to live up to my new expectations that Chef Michael Cimarusti has created? I don't know, but I look forward to finding out.

Thank you for the absolutely beautiful meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We hadn’t eaten here since their opening year ,it certainly was an unforgettable experience .
The courses were complimentary and in perfect order, we ordered the black truffle supplement with the soft scramble which was fantastic.
Food was first rate with impeccable presentation and without the theatrics.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for any occasion. Food was amazing. Wine pairing not needed but a good option for enhanced food experience.

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Jen772
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Providence SO much. Impeccable everything and the very best place to celebrate anything.

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owen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. We are so happy that Providence is open. We were very comfortable with the corvid-19 measures being utilized.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very recommendable for a special occasion! Food and service was outsanding

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CarolineR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin star worthy! It is a food experience to remember.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was wonderful! As soon as you enter the door, you are pampered with exceptional service. The staff was very professional and humorous. The food came out shortly after each course and each set a new standard for my taste buds. This was an experience that cannot be missed.

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ElizabethE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. We were celebrating an anniversary and menus were printed with a happy anniversary message for us to take home as a memento. Staff were attentive to our every need and were highly knowledgeable about the food and wine selections. We choose to have the wine pairing with our dinner and the pours were very generous. We missed the cheese cart and hope it returns at some point in the future.

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Flossie
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Superlative experience.

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ThomasR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever excellent and pushing the boundaries of potential taste combinations.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Food and service, ambiance, valet. I mean absolutely flawless. This deserves 3 stars. Cannot wait to go back.

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jsign
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.

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JudithG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative, artistically presented and delicious.
Love the beautiful relaxed ambience and the service is outstanding.
It is very expensive and we enjoy for very special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Providence never disappoints! From the presentation to the flavors to the attentive staff, it is for sure the best restaurant in Los Angeles!

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vipAlanvv
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniquely 2onderful

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LaurenT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Super fun music to create a surprisingly upbeat atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top 3-5 meals I've ever had in my life. Food was spectacular, service was also very good. Definitely was the most expensive meal I've paid for but I would say the experience was worth the cost. Every dish was delicious!

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vipAllen
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was on par or better than every Michelin rated restaurant we have been to, however the NaCL content in the dishes was a point of contention between us two diners. While providence clearly earns its two stars, do not come here for its wine pairing as the wine served on the “premium” menu is underaged and required more than 5 to ten years a bottle more of aging before service in a Michelin rated restaurant.

The wine pairing alone knocked my review out of the 5 star range, however the cocktails(sazerac table side) , ambiance, food, presentation, plating, and service saved the dining experience to reinforce providence as one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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vipRichardB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well deserved of its two Michelin stars, the food and service was exemplary from the moment we stepped in the restaurant. The staff are unbelievable, the bar tender makes the finest dry Martini my wife has ever had and the food is simply sublime from start to finish. We tried both the duck and Wagyu "main" courses and they were out of this World. Definitely deserves its spot on the highest of all dining experiences in Los Angeles.

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JulietteS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food. Great for a special occasion

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JillS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLAFood
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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DonC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipOCAnn
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Providence is rated 4.9 stars by 3705 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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