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Providence

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623 (Wilshire)
323-460-4170
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Ranked #35 of 8,473 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Wilshire
Cross street: Wilcox & Cole
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Herts., UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Recently had lunch (five course tasting menu with wine pairing) in their private dining room with friends, and we were completely "wowed", food exceeded all our expectations and each dish was beautifully conceived and executed - top marks!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Unforgettable tastes and exquisite food. I had the time of my life eating here. I are a variety of seafood and all of it had a great taste. Their options of wine were great and the value of the check was worth the investment!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had a really nice dinner. The service was extremely professional, and the rhubarb dessert was simply delicious. Probably the best dessert I ever had, and I really have a sweet teeth; I could write a book on the topic.

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Santa Monica, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I don't know why but it's been almost 2 years since I've dined at Providence. Perhaps it's because of their draconian rules on bringing and opening one's own wines. When we have so many wine-friendly restaurants today, who needs that kind of B.S.? Anyhow, this week we numbered 12, dined in a private room with dedicated servers and bussers. Our... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's probably a little presumptuous for me, an ordinary diner, to review a two-star Michelin restaurant ... oh well! It's not located on a particularly impressive stretch of Melrose Avenue and we almost missed it. Inside, it is modern and sophisticated, but subtle and comfortable. The service was perfect ... in fact, it ties that at Trotter's, which was our... More

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Oberurnen
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

One of the best restaurants in LA. We got the Chef's table from where you can watch employees prepare the food. The quality of Food, presentation and Service were excellent. There was a great choice of Food or you can have a degustation menu. You should select yourself the wine to go with your menu.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I think Providence is overrated. I came here for my bf's birthday. The food was okay, nothing outstanding and service was average. For the price I'm paying, I expect my water to be filled without me asking 3x. The restaurant was half empty when we went, so busy was not an excuse. They printed my bf's name on the menu... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had the Chefs tasting menu with wine paring.Ever thing was very nice but nothing was out standing. Cannot compare to Paris or New York or for that matter Singapore's best restaurants. Have to say the sommelier was the BEST we have ever had.... Much better places to eat for 1/2 or 1/4 the price. Will try somewhere else next... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I eat out a lot but never at places this fancy. This was a once-in-a-lifetime thing for us and it completely surpassed our expectations and was well worth the many hundreds of dollars we spent. FOOD: We had the 9-course tasting menu, with wine, which was phenomenal. Nine+ dishes, each expertly prepared, with their own half-glass of... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Chef's tasting menu was great. The Turbot for 2 was well worth the supplement charge. Service was spot on as well.

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