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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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4.6

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4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Romantic (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6, 2017

Exceptional experience throughout. Special occasions only.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food is delicious itself, but as a Michelin Star restaurant the service is a bit causal.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always the experience and food was superb! The scallops were fantastic. The abalone was very delicious and a difficult dish to excel in execution.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Indescribable. It's an experience and the wait staff is the best in the business. The is amazing, top of it's class. So is the price. This isn't the place I could go often but for extremely special occasions, this is the answer. But you can not be shell shocked after dinner by the cost. You have to go in and be ready to spend an incredible about of money, not just on food, but the experience of eating. Dinner was over 3 hours and we loved every minute of it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing dinner, one of the best dinner of my life; service was outstanding, amazing knowledge about the food and the service that they provide. I don’t remember the name of our server, but she was amazing! Food was amazing as well. Looking forward to go back!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Been here several times. Every time the food is excellent and have never had a complaint. We've noticed though the service has gone down. For a party of 4; 2 ordered 4 course and 2 ordered 7 course with one wine pairing. First, the wine pairing missed a course. Second, the kitchen severely timed the courses wrong. To keep the 4 course meals engaging and not waiting long, the 7 course experience should have been ready as soon as the previous course concluded. Instead everyone was left waiting 10-15 minutes leaving the couple with 4 courses waiting at least 30 minutes. Furthermore, the wine pairing was served without the accompanying course. The wine was sitting there for more than 10 min without the actual 'pairing'. For almost $1000 check things like these are deal breakers in this area.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The most amazing restaurant in La!!!! The choices the chef made for the 12 course tasting was impeccable!!!! Couldn’t be more satisfied!!!! Forever our favorite restaurant!!!!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Aniversario. Muy bueno Gourmet. Un poco caro para el nivel. Pero vale la pena conocerlo. La comida y atención de primera. Cocina creativa, pero algo le falta para ser un top mundial.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very nice food and decoration

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It took a long time for the waiter to approach our table, but once we got started the service was amazing except for one waiter who had a slight attitude when we asked for in depth information about the tasting menu. He was snobby about it.

Did not settle into the ambience. The lighting is too bright and it has a corporate cold feel to it.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Another wonderful meal at one of the very best restaurants in LA!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were impressed to see that there were hardly any repeats on the menu from previous visits besides the A5. We also think that early November is a great seafood season with the spot prawn's brief appearance and the start of truffle season. It's like the stars aligning. Timing matters with upper echelon ingredients such as this. Visuals of daikon crab dumpling were beautifully stunning. Spiny lobster and abalone dishes knocked it out of the park. Didn't care much for the vongole course, or brined fish dish, but all else killed it. Service was excellent. Disturbing trend of more people face-timing on their phones during dinner, or listening with ear buds to a pod cast the entire three hour dinner with their phone in their face, wearing sweat pants and hoodies. Unbelievable at a Michelin caliber place, but it may be explained by recent gold list release of #2 spot in LA, or new-money types. But what can places like this do to deter bad behavior? It's becoming too rampant. Saw similar behavior at Paul Bocuse in Lyon recently. A guy showed up in pajamas. They put a blazer on him and sat him in the corner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing presentation and the flavor to match. Definitely, for a special occasion and memorable experience. The tasting menu options were perfect. We opted for the Providence menu and added the Waygu beef. I can't think of anything that I would change. Would go back again and recommend hands down.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was the best meal that I havr ever had in my life! Hands down. If you have not been, you absolutely need to!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Impeccable service and superb food concoctions! Great wine list and we are looking forward to come back sooner than later!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had a terrible experience with my server Ivao who was very condescending and rude.
I was embarassed in front of my guest the way he communicated with me even going as far as explaining to me how to order from a set menu
I don’t think he is fit to serve in an upscale restaurant
Basically he ruined my evening meal and I am mad as hell .

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

What else can I say about LA's best seafood restaurant? This was our first time in LA and we absolutely loved this place. The service was impeccable, dining room was beautiful, and the food was perfect in every way. Yes, it's expensive, but typically you get what you pay for in life. We did not order an expensive bottle of wine, per se, yet it was still exceptional. The sixteen course Chef's Menu is not for everyone nor for us, but I do recommend splurging on the next-expensive menu which is the Signature Menu. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We sat at the chef’s table and had a blissful experience! The food was spectacular and the service implacable. My friend, who celebrated her milestone birthday, had a memorable dinner. Thx Providence for making the occasion special!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Absolutely exceptional. By far The best meal I've ever had west of Chicago. I would definitely go back. In particular the service was flawless.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Exellent in every dishes.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

For a foodie, not what it once was, but still quite good. The last time I ate here I sat in the kitchen at the chef‘s table, and every dish I had was excellent. This time, I went with a group of eight, and sat in the main dining area. While the food is still top-notch, I feel like it has slipped a little since I was last there. Two of the dishes were not up to the level of what I assumed they would be. I still ate them and enjoyed them, but I wouldn’t describe them is excellent. The abalone was unusual, not in a good way. And, the monkfish was too salty. The goeduck was a surprise hit and the entree (duck) was phenomenal. Desserts were a little heavy I truly enjoyed The watermelon green tomato sorbet.So, overall a few star dishes with a miss or two.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Providence is truly an incomparable dining experience, with outstanding service and presentation to accompany one innovative course after another.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I love Providence!!! It’s an adult experience, the food is out of this world and the service is excellent!!! It’s no wonder that the restaurant has been voted #1!!!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Perfection. Utter perfection. Nothing more need be written.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A foodies delight. If you appreciate extremely fine dining, one of the best restaurants in America------stellar service, presentation, taste and sophistication.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Came here with my girlfriend to celebrate our three month anniversary. Very relaxing ambiance and great service. We ordered the Chef Tasting Menu, and to our delight, the wine pairing that we ordered alongside it was magnificent. Great experience overall; I will definitely consider taking her here again on another special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Perfect fine dining destination, specially for seafood lovers (they do offer meat and vegetarian delights as well). Must order the Spot Prawns if available. The table side presentation of the dish is impressive. Make sure you go hungry, a four course menu is really more like a 7 course tasting with the inclusion of delectable amuse-bouche! Well worth the price.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Came to celebrate my girlfriends 25th birthday and had the greatest experience we have ever had. The servers were kind and knowledgeable about every possible question we had. Food was incredible and the setting was very well done. Just want to give a big thank you to the owner and staff for making it a very memorable evening !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing food and impeccable service. There must have been 7 or 8 staff that oversaw our dining experience- all of which flowed seamlessly and with attention to detail. We ended up choosing the seasonal tasting with wine pairing and was not disappointed. I choose the duck- not gamy at all - melt in your mouth good. My husband had the wagyu upgrade and practically licked the plate. Top notch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a fine restaurant with a well-designed dinning that minimizes noise. The interior has an understated look to create a calm atmosphere. There were more waiters on staff than one could count and they were competent and attentive. If one is very hungry this is not the place to go. It features a tasting menu with portions small enough for children. The soup was delicious but the size was less than 2 ounces. It was great as an airplane carry on liquid but was a bit small for an adult. There were several courses that were all visually appealing and had outstanding visual presentation. It is obvious that the staff takes great care in preparing each dish.
There were 5 different waiters that visited my table during the course of my dinner. It was difficult to establish a rapport with any of them as they were constantly changing. Given the professionalism of the staff the firm could probable reduce staff by 20% and still maintain quality service. This would enable to customers to know staff members better. The restaurant would also be better served by eliminating at least one of two dishes and providing larger servings. The combination of optimizing staffing and number of courses while increasing meal size would improve the dining experience for customers and profitability for owners.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The service is exceptional, the food is devine — what more do you need?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Wow! I’m still full as of this writing haha. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Best seafood hands down! Very creative and delicious! Will be going back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had a great time the food was outstanding service was very attentive I would highly recommend it next time I’m in Hollywood I’ll go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Just eh. I was excited to experience dinner here. None of the dishes were balanced. All flavors were off or missing something to make them brighter. Wonderful service but the food was not as exciting as I had hoped. Just off.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Make the birthday really special

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 16, 2017

For the price, I would have expected zero misses. We had the chef's tasting menu, and of the 18 or so courses, there were both misses in the food and with the wine pairing. There were some excellent courses and great pairings, but there were 2 misses on the food and wine pairing and 3 of the dishes weren't up to par. Service was so-so, a little on the pretentious side and sometimes unwelcoming.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very nice. Service great. Food good. Would not spend that kind of $$$ again though on that meal.

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