Providence

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Seafood
*Please note that our Weller Bourbon Dinner on June 25th is SOLD OUT! 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).

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.7

Providence is experimental, seafood-focused fine dining that's absolutely worth the price of admission.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 3337 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food! Will definitely be returning!

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NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite the Michelin discussion (which is a controversial rating system), I understand why this restaurant got two stars.

On the other hand, from my experience, the star rating is not fully absolute but meant to be relative to what you would “usually” expect from a restaurant in that region.

Service, presentation, ingredients, atmosphere - everything was subtle but focused.

Knowledgeable service personal that actually ate each course to guide you through the evening.

Local collaborations with other food related projects - which I am pleased to see. Not everything needs to be imported but can be sourced locally.

They have a balanced approach between creative and conservative courses. Nothing too fancy to embarrass you because you can’t eat it properly, nor frightening you because of certain polarizing ingredients or tastes.

You should definitely not be in a hurry - since you want to immerse into the meal. I personally like it not being rushed and they adapted to my personal dining tempo.

The whole dining experience took about 2.5 hours for the “smallest” tasting menu configuration together with the wine pairing. Bring probably 3-4h if you are going for the chef’s menu.

And expect a little surprise at the end of your dining experience - a very nice gesture to remember the evening the next day.

I will definitely come back to experience the chef’s menu one day. — at Providence.

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FB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life.

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TD
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and outstanding service. It's an expensive restaurant, yes, but for this quality it is worth every cent.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of our dining experience was perfect, from the wine pairings to the impeccable service, and of course the food. The flavor combinations were innovative and delicious. Truly one of the best meals we have had.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

AMAZING. Definitely worth it. Phenomenal service!

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary and Providence made sure to make our celebration special. They made a greeting card for us. The food is superb. The ambiance and the staff is excellent. We’ve been going to to Providence for 10 years now and we’ve always had the same experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing dining experience. Opted for the 7-course and it was just sensational

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 5

My guy and I have gone a lot of times, including the special dinners with guest chefs, but our visit this week was not great. My salmon and the duck were both off. The duck was tough (overcooked) and my salmon was stinky and just not quite right. The dessert pepper coated ice cream was also not great. Our waiter barely spoke to us. The rest of the staff was great, the sommelier is always right, and the cheese cart is always beautiful. Sadly, I do not think we will be going back soon.

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N
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and food. They know what they need to respond to the customer.

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J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was awesome! It's definitely a place worth going to at least once in your life! The food was great with every dish unique in itself but what really stood out was the service and how they treated us with such class. From the sommelier to the various people who served us, it was such a great experience. I wish I remembered all their names to give them the proper recognition but unfortunately it's slipping my mind. Regardless, I highly recommend this place!

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a
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant remains the very best in the City of Angeles. Period...Ambiance, service, selection of alcohol, inventive menu come together seamlessly.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my significant other. Wine pairings and almost all of the courses for the chefs tasting menu were outstanding. Only weak spots:

-Wagyu “cigars” were somewhat bland and a bit greasy-tasting. The flavor and texture of the beef was lost in the casing.

-Abalone was very tough and not pleasant. In fairness, this could have been a matter of taste and not a fault of the food or preparation.

The amuse bouche and broth were nothing short of spectacular.

From a service standpoint, our server snapped at the man clearing dishes in front of our table, snatching the cleared dishes from him. It was uncomfortable to witness. Otherwise, the pacing of dishes and pairings was flawlessly-executed.

Worth every penny for the pairing of dishes and wines.

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BR
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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EK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a super experience, great service from the team.. but more importantly, food was amazing.. from the starters till the deserts. what a great journey that was !!

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Frendly service but food was not reached my expectation.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food and service! Noise level and design of dinning room will keep the third star from them.

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JD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding food and wine experience. The BEST restaurant in Los Angeles.

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

Consistently the best fine dining experience in LA!

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

Amazing food and service! One of the top experiences in LA. Hands down!

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OC
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I will ALWAYS recommend Providence. I LOVE that place; however, the 2019 tasting menu wasn't as sublime as in the years past. There was a bit of an edge or tartness to it; it wasn't silky smooth and sublime. But maybe that was the goal. We will venture up from OC a couple times a year to dine at Providence.

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RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time there. Again, the full taster's menu (whatever they call the full multicourse meal). Expensive, but excellent. The taste and texture combinations are a treat.

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SG
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There is a reason Providence is one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, and has been for many years. The food and the service and extraordinary, simply put. We had a loud, obnoxious, pretentious pair of drunk young women sitting next to us, which was the only thing that prevented this evening from being perfect.

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F
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. What an amazing meal. The dishes arrived seamlessly, exactly when you wanted them to, but not rushed. Food is sublime. A seafood lover’s dream. We’ll be back for the next special occasion!

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b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party of 2. Food was great, almost fantastic. A little pricy wrt the food.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles by a country mile.

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EK
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we've been to Providence, and the two experiences have been the best dining experiences my wife and I have had in Los Angeles where I have resided since 1992. The service is remarkable, the food is wonderful, the way the food is presented is also a treat, and the space is very comfortable. We are fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber in our city.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and beautifully presented food. Quality of ingredients and the variety of cooking techniques utilized is always fun to experience for foodies.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely go back again!

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BA
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented food, attentive service. Warrants a third Michelin star!

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J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic lunch for my partner’s birthday. We were not expecting too much since it was lunch & not dinner, but everything was amazing. We were given multiple amuse bouche & all were excellent. Our starter was wonderful, the bread was phenomenal, our mains were cooked to perfection, & dessert was the perfect end. The wait staff were all wonderful. The one thing I found odd is that all food is brought in through the lobby area. That just seemed awkward to me.

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is spectacular--deeply imaginative and perfectly prepared, emphasizing local seafood and freshly picked vegetables. The service is simply peerless--tactful but friendly, knowledgable and efficient. This is the best overall culinary experience in Southern California, and I can't even think what might be in second place.

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A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated my friend for birthday dinner. The attention to detail is incomparable. The food is amazing and the whole experience was memorable.

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CH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very minute we walked into the building we were greeted by the staff, although we were a bit early, they put us immediately at a table. The service was impeccable, the place was beautiful and everyone made us feel at home. The food was amazing for we had chosen the Signature & Seasonal tasting menu with wine pairing and it was spaced accordingly as to not rush you. This was a great place to celebrate our 31st anniversary and would gladly return again. And, at the end of our meal, they gave us a sweet send off with a card for celebrating with them on our special day! Thank you everyone, we appreciate you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good,but not that good.

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LA
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No competition, no equal. Outstanding.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for special occasions! Such a fun experience. Each course was delicious. Staff is very attentive.

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RM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love the tasting menu experience with wine parings. The restaurant focusses on seafood & pairs nicely with white wines.

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NC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely friendly and professional. By far one of the best overall restaurant experiences I have ever had.

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