Providence

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Seafood
Two Michelin Stars; 2019 Best Chef: West-Michael Cimarusti, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 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).
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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Adam and his wonderful service team took fantastic care of us. We sat at the chefs table, in a private room. Indulged on a fantastic range of top-notch Asian fusion cuisine, whilst witnessing how the magic is created in the kitchen.

The Two-Michelin Star for Providence is Well Deserved.

Thank you for the wonderful experience.

A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seasonal tasting menu with delicious pairings. Attentive staff and wonderfully conceptual decor.

D
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a mind-blowing experience. Each and ever dishes had exceptional attention to details and tasted awesome. Overall the best seafood experience I ever had in my life. The price tag is worth every penny considering the effort put on each delicacies.

JR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

once again an amazing meal and experience at Providence. best restaurant in LA area

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was unbelievable! One of the best meals we've ever had.

L
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique experience. Most of the small bites were seafood based. The wagyu beef was excellent but my favorite was the 'Ban this Dessert' which is a play on frois gras and the idiotic CA govt telling us what we can and cannot eat. Service impeccable. Creative plating and the food was delicious. We did the Chef's tasting menu -- cannot wait to go again.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just. Amazing.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best special occasion restaurant in LA.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was amazing in every possible way. Love it.

Y
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lived up to its reputation. Felt very comfortable trying things that I would not have eaten anywhere else. It’s worthy of his accolades, Michelin stars, and more.

They started slow, but it from the second course onward was some of the best food we’ve had, ever.

j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my birthday dinner with my wife. We did the chef's tasting menu (with wine pairing). The "Ban This Dessert" was the highlight of the dinner for me. The wine pairings were excellent and everything tasted perfect.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

You felt like you were in a conference room. Service was decent but not amazing. Food was good but again, not amazing for a Michelin starred restaurant.

SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was first rate. All of the food was delicious and the staff enhanced the experience.

NA
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was appropriate in quality and presentation for a two Michelin Star experience. Service honestly felt like the B team was up to bat. Ambience needs a consultation—we felt like we were in a poorly lit aquarium. There was a certain impersonality to the events of the evening which will prevent them from obtaining higher marks in the future from most guides. If tonight is a barometer, I would anticipate a celestial demotion next year. If you are from the west coast, this is not remotely Saison or Quince or even The Laundry.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in the chef’s table for an unforgettable lunch. They are only open for lunch on Fridays.

B
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in this place and it was a nice and fine dining!!!

NP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We still think Providence is the best restaurant in Los Angeles. Lovely

S
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We thought it was ok. Some of the dishes were fantastic and others were just ok. The quality of the food was exceptional but some of the flavors were a little dull. I thought the meal was safe. I prefer more experimental flavors. It makes sense that it’s been around for 14 years. There was a traditional feeling to the meal. Please understand, it was in no way bad, it’s just that for that kind of money, we like to feel wowed. The service was very professional but everyone did everything which made the experience feel a bit chaotic. Our server was very nice but lacked a real ability to Explain the dishes clearly and concisely. Again, we had a nice time, I just wouldn’t go back again. I have total respect for the chefs creations,( the oysters and the fish tacos and the crab and the salmon were delicious), but other dishes fell flat comparatively. I have mad respect for anyone’s artistic expressions, and i was also disappointed.

OT
France
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

RC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finest food in LA. Highly recommended
Excellent service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice food and environment.
Better call to reserve a table before you go.
Nice place for date, special event, business meal and family gathering.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent evening with delicious food! I will highly recommend it to people.

o
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. Providence is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Truly a great dining experience.

JG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been fortunate to visit a handful of excellent restaurants in my life. I was going to launch into a comparison, but that's really not the point. The key point is that Providence is an exceptional experience, and an expensive one. The highlight is that several courses were the perfect essence of their ingredients -- creative, complex, yet just plain enjoyable. Everything was at the very least excellent. The service was beyond flawless -- it was warm and personal. I appreciated the quiet, spare setting. And I really enjoyed the many surprises and treats the chef added to our meal, as it was a special occasion for us. It's not a place we can afford to go often, but I do highly recommend it for those very special occasions -- but even more so for when there's an expense account! (Which was not the case with us.) . Still, wouldn't change a thing -- a wonderful meal, perfectly presented down to every detail. As a sweet tooth, I would have appreciated a huge bomb of chocolate at the end, but that's my personal prejudice and I can't expect anyone to know that.

EV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was the first thing that stuck out to me as superb at this restaurant. The waiters and waitresses are so knowledgable about every dish, ingredient and drink of wine. It really made the entire experience feel that much more special. Each dish was its own little delight, and my husband and I felt like we were in our own world while dining.

SL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were there celebrating our birthdays. The food was very very tasty and extraordinary. Excellent service was provided as well. Definitely worth going.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday . My parents had a wonderful time

CO
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining at its best. If you’re a seafood lover there isn’t much better.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a good restaurant. Their selection of food it's amazing.

I
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We did the chefs tasting w wine pairing. The Som was excellent, all of the staff was forvthat matter, but the food for the most part didn’t wow me, and none of the excellent main ingredients used shined. Some were just covered in other flavors that kind of masked the quality of fish (its a fish heavy restaurant, which is great)... having said that there certainly were great dishes. I just wouldn’t spend the money to go big with the chefs tasting menu like that again, but I would definitely return.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 4th time dining at Providence. It's an amazing experience on all levels. Truly one of the finest restaurants in the world. I look forward to my next visit. :) Sharon

FL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To celebrate my son’s 25th birthday. A memory I will cherish the complicated, delightful meals we enjoyed. One of the most beautiful dining experience. Thank you, Providence, for exceeding our expectations.

H
Los Angeles
221 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. Deserves its reputation as one of LA’s best.

EO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic in every way. A must for both locals and visitors to LA.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. Many thanks to the staff who made this a most memorable evening.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing.

n
Orange County
153 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant should have three Michelin stars. The food and service are outstanding. Even though it is expensive what you get is well worth the money. My wife come every year for her birthday and get the royal treatment. I would recommend this restaurant for those who want to experience a great evening.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary and worth every penny.

TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had. Impeccable, non-intrusive, friendly service. It's not overstating the the food and its presentation at Providence is one of the best I've ever tasted or seen. Worth every penny.

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