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Providence
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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5955 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038
5955 Melrose AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90038
(323) 460-4170providencela.com
$$$Seafood Restaurant, Fine Dining RestaurantToday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 6:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 6:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 6:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday 5:30 – 9:00 pm
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For a decade, Providence has elevated the standard of modern American seafood restaurants. We invite you to experience Chef Michael Cimarusti’s award-winning cuisine in the heart of Los Angeles, welcomed by one of LA’s legendary hosts, co-owner Donato Poto.
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Chef Michael Cimarusti's fine-dining destination delivers innovative seafood in a tranquil setting.- Google
"Amazing chef's tasting menu, seafoodies dream."
"Two Michelin stars, this place is perfection!"
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Robert Macey
in the last week
It pains me to only give it a 3 stars. Technically it should be a 3.5 stars. I usually round up, but I will round down this time around. The service was great and attentive. It would be a '4' for me. My rating of '3' is based on the food. The food was good, but I expected better. I've been to a few Michelin ranked restaurants, and I would rank this to be the lowest. The only amazing dishes would be the uni egg and the halibut. The rest were good. The bread selection was limited. Again, I expected more from a 2 Michelin Stars restaurant and one of the best in the LA area (based on many culinary reviews).
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Owen Meyers
a week ago
Food was exquisite as expected. This was the first place and time I ate EVERYTHING included in the tasting menu. I believe there were around 12 courses on this year's Valentine's Day? But surprisingly, I wasn't as full as I usually get during pre-fixe meals... Portion seemed smaller than other places. The dinner that day consisted of mainly seafood which was soo yummy.. The only meat dish was Japanese Wagyu Steak which tasted JUST like the one at CUT. Presentation of all the dishes were very cute. If the food was so great why not 5 stars? Simply because although everything was great, I still feel like it was overpriced. Wasn't worth almost 3 bills per person.... Ambiance is great! Valet parking is available on the small side street. This is a must-try for couples living in the LA/OC area. At least once.
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Michael Walraven
a month ago
OMG this place is amazing. if I had enough money I would come here all the time, no kidding. I had never been to a michelin star restaurant before (ok, ex-michelin star, but who's counting?), and this did not disappoint. first thing I noticed was the SERVICE. omg, it's like they were there, yet not there. what I mean is, there are lots of service people around, but you never felt like they were intruding or staring at you while you ate to see if you liked it or not. and none of this "is everything tasting ok?" crap that you get at normal restaurants. yet the moment you needed something, they were there, and sometimes even before you realized it! it's like if you dropped a fork, before you had time to bend down and pick it up, someone would have done it already and placed a new fork on your table. it's like they can predict the feature! and the food, oh the food. now, I will openly admit, not all the food tasted as good as it looked. some dishes didn't really give me that special feeling that others did. but my gosh, the presentation of everything was just amazing. felt like I was eating art. my wife and I probably looked like giddy school kids in a candy store for the first time, taking pictures at everything and oohing and aahing. but hey, we saved up for this experience, and we are going to enjoy it! it was an amazing night, and we spent almost 3 hours there and could have stayed more if we didn't have to get back to the nanny. time just went by so far, and it was one of the most enjoyable evenings ever!
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Amie V
8 months ago
Providence is a place where you have to go for a very special occasion or want to enjoy a memorable tasting experience with the Chef's tasting menu. The seafood and meat were all fresh and cooked well. My favorite was the sea urchin, I still remember how it rocked my taste buds and made me delightfully giggly. I thought the idea of a screw driver in a round shape and ice cube mojito melting in your mouth was refreshing as a starter. The cheeses at the end were a great end to a 11 course meal. I'll leave tips that may be helpful. - Must go for a special occasion! - I recommend the Chef's Tasting Menu. - Valet parking is great! - Service is very attentive. - Try wine pairing, the people next to us tried it and they said it was delicious. - Not recommended for big parties. More of an intimate setting. - Drinks were also tasty. - Small portions but it really does feel satisfying at the end.
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Frank Frazier
a week ago
Super awesome meal from beginning to end. I dug the decor, service, the timely manner in between dishes for the large chef's tasting. LOTS of wonderful combinations of flavors and all very fresh. My only complaint would be that they put flowers in everything. They LOVE flowers and I was a little concerns I might be allergic but turned out I wasn't so it's all good! You can ask for no flowers in anything but I think it's this chef's signature thing to do. :) Amazing meal experience if you're celebrating an anniversary, promotion or notable birthday. Very, very pricey so you've been warned but it IS worth it! You'll be leaving there thinking "Wow, I ate a ton of delicious art tonight".
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Richard Helsel
in the last week
Good food as you should expect for the price. My favorites were the salt baked spotted prawns and the lobster. I didn't like the duck and the halibut was ok. The dessert courses were underwhelming. Service was not as attentive for this caliber of restaurant. I told them the food I can't eat when I made the reservation but I have to repeat when the waiter took my order. They were accomadating but i think I was one course short. I told them I dont eat cheese but they didn't bring me something else. Is any meal really worth $150+?
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khaled Abou-ouf
7 months ago
Great Place, The atmosphere is really nice. the food is simple. and the menu is a tasting menu. the 16 course meal you have to be there for it before 6 or 7 PM Although there were couple of items on the menu that just had a really odd taste, but at the end of the day everybody has a different taste. The vibe and the looks from other customers on other tables were kind of look that basically seemed in a way put out there to decide which level of society people belong or how much money do they have. I am from Chicago so I am not sure if that is just an LA thing at most of the fine dinning places out here or what. Some of the waiters where giving looks from what it seemed to be kind of looks to price and size up customers. ***Now the only thing that I totally didn't like at this place was. after we asked for the bill which was above and beyond $ 450.00 which was fine with me and my guests because we knew what to expect. we were just tired to add up numbers and do the math to put down the exact amount of 20% in tips however we just rounded it up and I believe it came out to any where between 16% or 18% in tips now as I am walking out of the door with my guests one of the waiters approaches me and indirectly asks me that I didn't put 20% tips by saying "was the food and the service tonight good sir or was there anything wrong because usually our customers put down 20% in tips". When I looked again on the exact amount of tips we have put down it was just a little under 20% not by much just in the 18% range. I wasn't sure what was going on and that was just kind of rude and uncomfortable to me and to the guests with me as well. So I said to him well no nothing was wrong everything was great the service and the food were great this is just what put down in tips. So with a huge fake smile mask he looks at me and says I am glad you guys had fun we hope to see you again. So in general we had fun at this place. but honestly I most likely won't go there again no matter how special the occasion is.
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Adam Schnal
6 months ago
One of the best meals we had while in LA. Some of the dishes work and others didn't. Portion size needs attention, as we had a huge slab of red meat presented between delicate fish dishes. Still, worth a visit.

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