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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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*menus and prices subject to change without notice
Les 6 $21
kumamoto (wa), salt pond (ri) or naked cowboys (ny)
traditional mignonette, cocktail sauce consommé
30 Grams $180.00
50 Grams $280.00
petrossian's bulgarian royal ocetra caviar
30 Grams $130.00
50 Grams $245.00
alverta president caviar (sacramento, ca)
maine lobster
heart of palm, crushed avocado, coral emulsion, nori
live scallop sashimi (new bedford, ma)
sea lettuce, toasted sesame, caviar, lemon crème fraîche, brioche
wild alaskan king crab ($10 supplement)
baby beets‏ with their greens, meyer lemon, espelette
the ugly bunch
abalone, geoduck, sea urchin, smoked crème fraîche panna cotta
hokkaido scallop ceviche (japan)
pistachio, rhubarb, tarragon, watermelon radish
frutti di mare
a collection of finfish and shellfish, israeli cous cous, abalone vinaigrette
braised daikon, buna shimeji, ponzu, scallion, caviar
lardo de bellota, weiser farms fingerling potatoes, manila clams, leeks
pasta con sarde
wild japanese sardines, fennel, pine nut, bread crumbs
japanese freshwater eel
buckwheat, crispy sweetbreads, fried quail egg, eel glaze
wild striped bass (maryland)
belgian white asparagus, wild ramps, saffron potatoes
wild john dory (new zealand)
artichokes braised in white wine, carrots, pearl onions, parsley-jalapeño pistou
columbia river troll caught king salmon (washington) ($10 supplement)
baby spring vegetables, pickled ginger beurre blanc
wild black bass (maryland)
fennel, page mandarin, black olives, red bell peppers, pernod
wild maine lobster (1.5 # females) ($10 supplement)
baby carrots braised in blood orange juice, israeli cous cous
charcoal grilled wild french turbot for
two ($10 supplement) weiser farms potatoes, market vegetables, champignon des bois
liberty farms duck breast (sonoma, california)
burdock root braised in wild mushroom jus, grilled shiitake, hibiscus
prime new york steak (nebraska)
pee wee potatoes, turnip, tomato confit, bone marrow
japanese kampachi (uwajima)*
shiso-cherry blossom dressing, heart of palm, cilantro
add american caviar, supplement $20
santa barbara sea urchin
hiding beneath soft scrambled eggs, brioche, champagne beurre blanc
santa barbara spot prawns
petite favas, black bean, prawn butter
sea scallops (japan)* petit pois, black truffle, vermouth
wild striped bass (maryland)*
zuckerman farm’s green asparagus, smoked miso
tenderloin of veal (holland, illinois)*
black olives, salsify, mcgrath farm’s arugula
market cheeses
sorbet pineapple-passion curd, kalamansi, banana
harry's berries*
white chocolate/rose water mousse, pistachio, rhubarb, strawberry sorbet
*all menus are priced exclusive of tax, beverages, and gratuity.
wild fluke (east end of rhode island)
cucumber, spring onion, nantes carrot, coriander seed, young ginger
uni duo
a farm fresh egg sharing its shell with santa barbara’s finest uni
salt roasted live santa barbara
spot prawn rosemary, lemon and virgin olive oil  (appetizer $15, entrée $20 supplement)
black winter truffles (italy)
risotto, pasta alla chitarra, soft scrambled eggs, raviolo all’uovo
(three ounce minimum) $30/oz
kamikubo farm wagyu beef A5 (kagoshima, japan)
braised baby carrots, baby turnips and grilled chanterelles
chef michael cimarusti, sous chefs sam baxter, tristan aitchison
US$107 - US$225
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited upon recommendation we opted for one the three tasting menus. The selection was fine, quantities were small but the purpose was not to get large ones. Good selection of wines. Staff was doing its job perfectly.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Xrayline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always enjoyed my dining experience at Providence. I love the bread and every dish. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank swh88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The design is nothing. Too many waitors around the table, pretty uncomfortable. Just tasting portions, we went to another restaurant after our dinner here as we were still hungry. Interesting and tasty food. Very expensive. Dinner for 2 was around $500.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Natasha Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We treated ourselves for our 10th Anniversary by going to Providence. Probably one of the very best table in LA. The service rimes with excellence, perfect advises for wine pairing. The quality of every dish we had was unbelievable. Hope I won't have to wait...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Arielle Dupertu... B
Reviewed February 1, 2019

True to the definition, this restaurant lives up to its name. It`s absolutely fabulous. It`s located in the same building as Patina was and is as good or better. Owner- Chef Michael Cimarusti specializies in seafood, but he offers fine choices including a vegetarian tasting...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed January 16, 2019 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 January 17, 2019

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 January 15, 2019

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 January 15, 2019

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 January 17, 2019

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 January 15, 2019 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 January 17, 2019

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

Reviewed December 20, 2018

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
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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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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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