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5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623 (Wilcox & Cole)
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I have no other words for this amazing place. The food was as perfect as possible. The service was flawless. This experience was unforgettable although cost a lot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no other words for this amazing place. The food was as perfect as possible. The service was flawless. This experience was unforgettable although cost a lot.

Thank Elli999
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year I go out to dinner with my daughter to celebrate my birthday. We had been going out to Melisse the past few years, but decided to try Providence this time. Liked it even better than Melisse. We went on a Monday, their no-corkage day. Had the short three course menu, which was plenty filling because of the four... More 

Thank Food_and_Wine_Mavin
Altadena, California
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for my wife's birthday, and ordered the chef's menu...what a treat! Of course, if you don't like seafood, this may not be a good match but otherwise you will not be disappointed. The service is also excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable but not obtrusive, exactly what you would expect from a restaurant of this standing. I'm just... More 

2 Thank Nicolas H
Austin, Texas
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We celebrated our 30th anniversary a few weeks early and since we were in LA, went to Providence. We ordered the 4-course tasting menu but with the 5 amuse were entirely full. We started with a pair of cocktail bubbles - round, slightly stiff outer and fully liquid interior. My wife had the tequila with Yuzu while I had the... More 

Thank Blueshadow31
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

If you are a seafood aficionado you will love Providence. We chose this restaurant for the expansive tasting menu based solely on the reviews we had read. Not from the West Coast, we made our decision based on others reviews that we had read. I can now speak from experience that the unique and complex food experience described is spot... More 

Thank Kristen M
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

As always, the food and service are spectacular. This is a place that I reserve for special occasions. Above all, the food is spectacular and by the Los Angeles norm, very creative.

Thank David M
Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Accolades among the various reviews on this site for the creative, expansive, multisensory gastronomic experience at Providence are all well taken. Very accommodating to specific dietary restrictions without losing the individuality of each course. Beautiful presentation, and a cacophony of unexpected savor combinations with each offering, including herbs absolutely fresh from their own garden. Wine pairings were creative and sensitively... More 

1 Thank lsutigre
Whitefish, Montana, USA
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We met friends and family at Providence for dinner. The orders varied from the 4 course to the 7 course with and without wine pairings. The 6-7 amuse openings were amazing and set the stage for a 4 hour meal that went beautifully and deliciously. The duck was the best I have ever had, the foie was perfectly prepared and... More 

Thank Pampemt
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is the most expensive dining experience I've had. Yet, it was one of the best. Be prepared to dish out some benjamins and be prepared to enter into a foodie haven where your senses of smell and taste will go wild beyond your creative imagination.

Thank Honucanela
Simi Valley
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Not much I can add as far as describing the menu and quality of the food that has not already been mentioned, but I thought it was worth pointing out that the service we experienced was beyond excellent. Because Providence only offers tasting menus, it allows them to customize not only what they offer each evening, but how they go... 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: Seafood, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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