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Providence

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623 (Wilshire)
323-460-4170
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Ranked #45 of 8,471 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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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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29 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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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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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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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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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
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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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Beverly Hills, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The service was excellent as we're the appetizers, bread and my fish(monk fish). My wife ordered the steak that was tasty but rather tough. The deserts were minimalistic. The big letdown was the decaffinated coffee--we returned the initial cups as well as the second cups; both were Bland. The waiter then tried espresso--hardly better. What a disappointment for a two... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Very elegant restaurant. From service, food, wine pairing... perfect! Expensive restaurant but you get your money's worth. Romantic for couples. Been there a few times and I have always enjoyed my visit.

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