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Providence

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5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623 (Wilcox & Cole)
323-460-4170
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Every single bite is amazing. Deserves the #1 rating in LA. Bring your wallet though...

I love this restaurant. I went for my wedding anniversary earlier this year and last weekend sat at the bar for dinner. It never ceases to amaze me how everything they do is great. The greatest surprises are the amuse bouche they bring between courses. The only downside is--even though we sat at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
TheKoonah
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this restaurant. I went for my wedding anniversary earlier this year and last weekend sat at the bar for dinner. It never ceases to amaze me how everything they do is great. The greatest surprises are the amuse bouche they bring between courses. The only downside is--even though we sat at the bar and just ordered a few... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is probably the best and most unique restaurant in Los Angeles. Although very expensive, you'll have a meal of a lifetime.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is good, location so and so, and expensive for the middle class, spent $300 a person for preselected menu including paired wine. So the question is should I go again? No just to say that I have been there, YES if the money is not the object.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are locals, so are very fortunate to get to dine here quite often, up to ten times a year. After all these years, Providence still remains THE BEST in LA, consistently delivering on food, service and ambience night after night. Michael Cimarusti is still as passionate as ever about his culinary calling, while becoming that much more creative than... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is my favorite L.A. dining experience year after year. Fabulous food. First class service. I've never been disappointed. The chef has an amazing way with seafood. The wine list is well crafted. And if you go during truffle season....there's even more to like. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was quite awhile ago that I went here, but the meal and experience still stands out in my mind as one of the best in Los Angeles! I highly recommend the Chef's Menu. All the courses were beautifully presented, but my favorite was hands-down the Artisanal Cheeses. It was a cart they wheel out to your table, ask a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

OK..but not stellar by a long mile...we did not think the entrees were especially delicious. But the atmosphere was nice. This is not a restaurant for children.

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LA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a Monday night, hubby was lucky enough to get a last min reservation at 9. Love the design of the restaurant, light and airy, very elegant. Servers were very well trained, knew exactly what they were doing. All the seafood were amazingly fresh, cooked perfectly, and each dish was carefully plated like a piece of art! An... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The tasting menu at Providence is the only thing I miss about LA!!!! I have been here many times.....even spent one night working in their kitchen! This place is special and the attention to detail and taste is superb!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I heard so much about Providence I was very excited to dine there. The food was good, but not over the top. We had a taster menu and I definitely left the restaurant wanting more to eat. The food is presented using unusual presentations including soup type bites in a bubble. The wait staff was so pretentious, which I know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
    (Wilcox & Cole)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 323-460-4170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Hollywood
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 partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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