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5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
+1 323-460-4170
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (57 reviews)
“tasting menu” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (75 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
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1 - 10 of 653 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In my opinion this aint a restaurant, Providence is a food temple. In this modern era where restaurants and chefs are more worried about lists, tv and book deals its harder to find places that deliver such a great joy to the mouth. Food: We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AMM190
5955melrose, Owner at Providence, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello AMM190, Thank you so much for visiting us and letting us know how much you enjoyed your dinner. We are very proud of what we do and happy to see that people appreciate it. Cheers, Donato Poto

Reviewed 3 days ago

It's been a little while since I've been to this restaurant, but I used to frequent the place. The food is exceptional, especially the prawns buried in salt (I think that's what it's called). My favorite cocktail was something called the Lyon. I'm sure it's...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank gaylat2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is precious and artfully presented here. Some men might complain that they leave hungry, but it is a treasure of a restaurant, and if you come here for a special occasion, they will give you a printed menu for your occasion to keep...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Melissa D
5955melrose, Owner at Providence, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Melissa, Thank you for visiting providence, I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner with us, and thank you also for your kind words. Sincerely Donato Poto

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Both the food and service were outstanding. The dishes were innovative and creative. Arguably, the finest restaurant in Los Angeles.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Connector65337
5955melrose, Owner at Providence, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Connector65337, Thank you for visiting us and for your kind words, thank you. Donato Poto

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here many times over the past decade and it never fails to impress. Wonderful meal, exceptional service and a great wine list

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jwrla
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Providence is one of those restaurants that seem to be experimenting and inventing new combinations. We were a party of four and we had to pick between three different tasting menus. We decided to go with the first option which was four course for $120....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GoldnAdvice
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This restaurant is one of those rare places that creates a true dining experience that is not to be forgotten. Sure it comes at a cost but for a special occasion or just because you want to have a fantastic meal, it is worth it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MrBillyV
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Don't want to yuck anyone's yum and clearly Providence is an LA stalwart, but my wife and I (after two visits) just feel like there were no dishes that elevated our meal to the level of dinner theater to justify the cost. Maybe that's an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We have been to many fine dining restaurants so were looking forward to Providence given its reputation. One nice aspect was that we got 8 amuse bouches. We got the Chefs tasting menu to go all out, but only liked the yellowtail, soy milk chowder,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank victorian672
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Ok ; this is a place that you have to Try at least once in your lifetime. Yes I mean it. You have to go by a formula and chef selected items. You can either have 4 or 7 items set menu. pricey yes it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 615ameerf
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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Questions & Answers
March 10, 2018|
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Response from LATraveller77 | Reviewed this property |
Ditto everyone else's comments. Children are not "prohibited," which would probably be illegal anyway, but only bring children who are very well-behaved and even then, why? Do you really have children who would enjoy... More
August 17, 2017|
Response from Andamy18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what the question is American or seafood there is actually both with an extensive menu and the food is delicious service impeccable staff very friendly
Catherine D
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I did not see this question sooner. This is not a loud restaurant. Ask for a table that will allow you to sit side by side for truly intimate conversation in the French manner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$107 - US$225
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
    (Wilcox & Cole)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-460-4170
  • E-mail
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