Providence

4.8
3258 reviews
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Seafood
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).

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 3258 People Are Saying
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

There's only tasting menú, and it's a lot of food, there are some plates that are no good and other plates very good. But something intoxicated me.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The food in general was on a salty side. Even considering that it was mainly a seafood house, the saltiness broke the balance of the dishes.

Especially the main courses were almost terrible, with the wagyu feeling like a waste of meat with such strong flavours of condiments, which overshadowed the flavour of the meat. Also the steelhead was cooked in a very confusing foamy cream of wasabi combined with sesame, which brought only unbalance to the dish.

Quite dissapointed in general, with a few good dishes in between, but overall being rather on the weak side of fine dining.

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DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I believe this is the best restaurant in L.A. overall.

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

Anniversary

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good sea food. The food was heavily inspired by Japanese culture and I enjoyed it very much as a Japanese myself.

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GL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience. The food was outstanding. The service was impeccable. There wasn't a single moment that our needs weren't tended to by one of their many trained and talented staff. We can't wait to go back, we'll just need to spend some time saving up...because it wasn't cheap. But, that being said, you pay for what you get and what we got was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had.

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We came her for my bfs birthday. The staff was attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable. While we were waiting, there was a man walking around with chorizo skrewers. We had a great waiter. We did the 16 courses special (3 hours) and every course was amazing. Our bill was my rent but it was an amazing experience.

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SB
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Completely underwhelming.

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for a fantastic evening - we had a great dinner.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Muy buen servicio. A parte de que la comida está muy bien, nos asignaron un camarero que hablaba español para que nos explicase cada uno de los platos y pudiésemos entender correctamente lo que estábamos comiendo.
A destacar el pato. El mejor que he comido en mi vida. También el huevo. Especialidad del restaurante desde los comienzos.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Will recommend for the experience....fancy tasting menu which was so challenging to make a reservation during special occasssions

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's perfect place to date with your girl friend. It's very elegant.

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JG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We came in with high expectations—our first time at Providence was about three years ago, and we were blown away. We were disappointed with the food this time.
We did the 11 course chef’s menu, and most dishes tasted the same. We also found most of the dishes to be on the salty side.

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing as was the service. The only two points of improvement would be telling a lot of parties to keep it down an offensive group of people were shouting. Also a menu of the meal to take home would be nice

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OM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8th Anniversary dinner. As always, a great place for special occasions. Never ever a wrong note. Thank you!

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JC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! I wished they did something special for birthdays and had a separate ala carte menu for children. I understand that it’s more of an adult restaurant but my 12 year old options were limited.

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LE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We chose the 16 course menu (11 menu items and 5 amuse vouches) and all were exquisite and delicious. One of the best meals we’ve ever eaten, on par with kaiseki dinners in Japan.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable and so were some of the dishes like the wagyu, desert, bread.

However, all the fish and vegetables lacked the freshness you would expect at this price point.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have had. Amazing food, quality, and service. Would definitely come again!

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V
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite. In a world where nothing is perfect and most people seem to be satisfied with that. With less intelligence, less care, less quality, less imagination, less sensual delight - one chef - Michael Cimarusti - and one restaurant is an exception. One restaurant is perfection. That is Providence. From the moment I called with questions and special requests for my Boston visiting sister to our first bites of delicacies - everything was filled with grace and joy and heavenly tastes! We found the Signature Menu and table side spot prawns sublime and the care of presentation and service was absolutely perfect. Don’t wait for a visiting sister, go now! Or, whenever you need to escape to heaven, which is Providence!

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s
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and service. We ordered the chef’s tasting and added the uni egg. We shared a half bottle of wine rather than the wine pairing so we wouldn’t be too full. Just on the food alone, we were dying from the amount of food/amuse bouche/additional chef offerings! Next time, we would like to order less courses and add the wine pairing. Overall, a great experience and we’d love to return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience in LA. No exaggeration.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All the staff were wonderful except our waiter. He seemed disinterested.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal but come on an expense account

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Manager jimmy (?)was very accommodating and made us feel special. All the waiters and the waitress who served us provide great customer service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal ever, flavor combinations and textures Incredible, service was unbeatable

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, lovely, abundance not wuite so necesssry but we enjoyed it.

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JJ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Culinary perfection wth service and ambiance to match.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the serves were wonderful. Too much food, at times could be a bit salty for my taste, but lovely none the less.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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D
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A true culinary experience. My son and I took my wife here for her Birthday. The food was extraordinary and a true adventure. The pallet of tastes were amazing, and the talent of the chef and presentation is highly commended. The location within Hollywood was a bit of a surprise, given that the surroundings are not that great, but valet parking was acceptable. The only other surprise was that on line I had looked at menu and although items were expensive there was no mention that meals would be presented only as multicourse selections, which drove the price much higher than I had expected to pay for what we had expected to be a simple meal. However, the inclusion of many courses that were not even on the menu provided some consolation. Would highly recommend this restaurant for seafood lovers and those with exquisite tastes, as long as they realize the prices they will need to pay.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive dinner but it is all worth it, this has been my best dining experience of my entire life. Would recommend for a once in a lifetime for sure.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and lovely. The chef said hi, everyone was attentive. The wine pairings were excellent, and the delights just kept coming!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. Exceptional service. Chef Micheal and his team were wonderful.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A thoroughly disappointing dining experience. Honestly it’s shocking that this restaurant even has one Michelin Star. Not one course wowed me and it is offensive to spend $800 on a meal when your only fish option for a main is Steelhead. Throwing Cumin on my Steelhead is not an exponential dining experience. Also, it felt as though the staff couldn’t wait for everyone to leave. All in all I’d really like my money back.

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was able to celebrate our anniversary at this lovely place! Received a card, and they were able to accommodate all of my allergies. Met the wonderful sommelier named Tim who gave excellent recommendations to follow throughout the evening! Couldn’t have taken my husband anywhere else for a surprise dinner! We were both wonderfully pleased with all aspects of dinner!

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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SK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was exquisite

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e
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sterling reputation is well-earned. Pricey, but definitely the highest level of quality available. Will definitely return.

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AN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely exquisite. The service was excellent, but since we had such a late reservation toward the end of the night, it felt just a little rushed. But we still had a wonderful time and enjoyed the meal tremendously.

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