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About Providence

Two Michelin Stars; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Best Restaurant, LA Times; 2010 Chef of the Year, Angeleno Magazine; 2014, 2012, 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 $50.00 a bottle, limit 3 bottles per table (corkage is not an option for parties of 9 or more guests).

*No Corkage fee on Monday evenings (for parties under 9 guests only. Limited to 3 bottles per table. Not valid on holidays or special events).

5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

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

Cross Street:
Wilcox and Cole

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 460-4170

Website:
http://www.providencela.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Cole Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Michael Cimarusti

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The approachable elegance of Providence's private dining rooms echoes the cuisine: polished, sophisticated, and reflective of nature. Providence has two private rooms: The Sonoma Room and the Cellar Room. The Sonoma Room fully encloses making it ideal for intimate events with close friends and family. The Cellar Room, named after its spectacular view into our wine cellar and all its treasures, can host a maximum of 22 seated guests. The rooms can be combined to host events for up to 36 seated guests. For any event with more than 36 seated guests, we require a buyout of the restaurant. The restaurant can host events for up to 80 seated guests.

Please contact us for private dining & special event inquiries.

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Providence Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

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4.5

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4.2

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Tasting Menu (29)
Creative Cuisine (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for a Date (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (13)
Notable Wine List (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Perrrrrrrrrrrfect

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·Dined 3 days ago

A very good restaurant serves awesome food! Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and amazing crafted cusine~!!! 💕
I will take my date at special occasion. The Chef room was fun to watch the cooking scene.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Delicious food and superb service!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always amazing. Hands down best and most consistent restaurant.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Christmas gift from our son. Everything was delicious and interesting. We had never experience a tasting menu where everything was prepared with such care.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This is without a doubt the best restaurant in LA. Absolutely excellent cuisine; had the tasting menu which ended up being more like 18 courses. Not a single course was mediocre, every course was excellent. Lovely ambience and service as well. Hat off for Chef Micheal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had the Chef's Menu. 17 courses of magic. Make sure to not eat anything that day before dinner as it kills in both flavor and volume

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great dinner with my fiance

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Wagyu was so good!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The dinner did live up to the hype. I expected WOW food. The food was very good but not a single course was spectacular. Very disappointing especially given the cost. I would not recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went here for dine LA and to celebrate my birthday. ^_^
Booked two weeks ahead.

Got the Dine LA menu.
They serve three amuse bouche before the starter. I really enjoy the amuse-bouche very pleasant. They serve two starters: Nancy day boat sea scallop and Vermilion rockfish. It was good but not memorable. The rcokfish is good if they didn't burn the fish skin. The taste of burnt skin is too strong, I couldn't taste the fish. Eggplant pure is good, it doesn't taste eggplant.
They serve free bread before the main dish. I love free bread!! =P
For main dish I got Liberty farm duck.
Theres part of the duck I got very chewy that I can't swallow it and I have to spit out, don't want to choke myself.
Tried Rodolphe le meunier black truffle brie additional $20. Truffle cheese is decent except for the bread its burnt, AGAIN! Smh!
Dessert: Satsuma-imo, yuzu, creme fraiche its really good. Not too sweet, love the chewy and crunchy.
All in all food is good.

Ambiance is boring. Very deemed nothing special. I think Bazaar by Jose Andres they have the best ambiance for a fancy restaurant.

Service is disgusting. The server tried to clean our table by scraping all the crumbs. Instead of catching all the crumbs she(server) drop all on my chair. SERIOUSLY?!!! I wanted to call the manager so bad but I feel bad for the server. Also, when they refilled my water they filled up my cup full. When I tried to get my water to drink the water is spilling because it was that full.

Very disappointed specially they know I'm celebrating my birthday and this is my first time here. Horrible experience for a finest restaurant.
This restaurant USED to have two Micheline stars on 2009 for this kind food and service I experienced they don't deserve to have Michelin stars. Not worth of coming back and I don't recommend this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

everything is good but the noise

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Should be able to give more than 5 stars to this place. They went all out, even for a discounted DineLA menu. Outstanding all around.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Incredible. I would go once a month if I could. Everything went so smoothly. I felt so special being there. I can see why it’s on many lists of being one of the top restaurants in LA or the US.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing great experience thank you providence

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Pricey but worth it. Had the 4course Dine LA fixed menu which was more than ample because of the 5 amuse bouche.
Food was excellent from start to finish.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Providence is always perfect. For celebrating a special occasion, it always tops our list. A beautiful but comfortable restaurant with creative, delicious, sustainable food. The service is always impeccable, knowledgeable and attentive – friendly and never obsequious or pretentious. Our last meal there was fantastic, from the wide array of clever amuses through to the final petit fours.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was too salty, everything else was good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The meal was flawless (as usual) and made our special occasion (Christmas present for both of our parents) absolutely perfect. This is fine dining at its best and remains one of my favorite restaurants in LA.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a wonderful experience on the chef recommended tasting menu. Creative and very tasty. Customer service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had the Chefs tasting menu for the 2nd time in 6 months. Both times were spectacular. I will say all of the food was absolutely perfect- perhaps 6/5 but the Desserts left A LOT to be desired. We were slightly annoyed after such a spectacular meal to have such below average desserts. At Michelin Star restaurants usually this is such a highlight. I will go back each time I am in LA- hoping for a new Pastry chef by April. If you love seafood don't think twice and get the 2-4 hour full menu!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Increasingly stiff. That, in my experience, is a good description of the staff. It seems as if, every time we arrive, the front desk is less happy to see us (or anyone) walk through the door, and the servers seem programmed to be haughty. The servers, at least, warm up immediately if you joke with them. The front? Like trying to get a smile from the Sphinx.

The food, of course, is marvelous, and the wines paired with it are perfectly suited. (The wine is ample enough so that, if one person orders the paired meal, the wine is sufficient for two. Unless you're a lush, I suppose.)

H-o-w-e-v-e-r, the first server (so many show up at your table that it makes it impossible to know who's in charge... if anyone) tried to strong-arm us into ordering the same menu (there are three). We refused, pointing out that if we arrived as individuals, sat at separate tables, ordered different menus, and then recognized one another and sat together, it wouldn't strain the kitchen's or the servers' abilities to feed us. We got what we wanted. So don't be bullied. It's your money and your mouth, and you should damn well be able to get what you want (and want to pay for).

Yet they do earn particular praise for keeping good records. They knew from previous visits what our dietary restrictions are and told us, when they presented each course, what had been left out. Nuts, for example. That was impressive.

By the end of the evening, with everyone sufficiently loosened up, everything was superb. Until, that is, we had to pass the front. The woman officiously thanked us for coming. The man couldn't manage a nod. He needs to work in something besides hospitality. Perhaps he'd be suited to undertaking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was lacking , we opt in for the wine paring like last time we were there except this time they gave us way fewer glasses of wine so we had to go without wine for few dishes

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Food was truly something special. Must try.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was innovative, flavorful, beautifully presented. The service impeccable. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was very great! They really took care of my wife’s birthday seriously!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

There are reasons that this restaurant consistently tops the Los Angeles Times list of 100 best restaurants. The meal itself is exquisite. The ingredients are the freshest possible, and there is a simplicity to the flavors, despite the interesting layers of foods served together. The logic and sequence of the items is light to heavy, white wine to red. We enjoyed the Chef’s Tasting menu, the most comprehensive, and the service was impeccable and polite. The most gracious host-owner Donato made us feel welcome and downright at home. No detail is overlooked, down to the type of wine glass used and how soon each dish follows the one prior. Everytime we visit, we are wowed. It gets better and better. Favorites were the spicy cocktails and raw oysters with pear mignonette. I wish the leadership at every fine restaurant took lessons from the staff here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Providence never disappoints. Great service, creative and delicious food. Wonderful presentation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a great experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was great, some courses more interesting than others. The interior decor and vibe was not very warm. It was kinda stuffy. Service was great. Don’t regret dining here but It’s not good enough to make me a repeat customer.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Five stars are inadequate to rate the stellar dining experience that is Providence. Hundreds of individually sculpted bites over a seven course tasting menu offer unforeseen delights in unexpected combinations, exhibiting restrained brilliance and culinary perspicacity. Every staff member was disarmingly charming and eminently knowledgeable about the preparations and sourcing of the foods and the service was seamless and flawless. A special place for special occasions.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

No surprises at Providence. Amazing as always. First class service, food and wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic seafood, beautiful presentation, and outstanding service.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Exceptional experience throughout. Special occasions only.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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