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Providence

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623 (Wilshire)
323-460-4170
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Ranked #20 of 8,563 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Amsterdam
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218 reviews 218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This restaurant used to have two Michelin stars, when Michelin still rated LA. This was a reason for us to go the extra mile to get there. Courteous staff, nice ambience. A big minus was that the place is very loud: there was a group of 10 people who dominated the whole restaurant, because of the acoustics of the place.... More

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Toronto
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Providence is an elegant dining experience. This is not the place to bring kids or people who are strictly steak and potato type diners. The tasting menus, the only option they offer, delivers very rich and complex choices that are delicious and will delight those who love having a "food experience". We enjoyed seafood and beef dishes. Everything, including the... More

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Woodland Hills, Ca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is the best restaurant in LA so far. The tables are well spaced and lend an atmosphere of sophistication without being stuffy. service is impeccable and food is, well, tops. For a special occasion this is the place to go

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

High quality, high prices. 3 Tasting menus - exquisite food, very nice romantic evening. Great place to spend for an special occasion. Small touches such as our name in the menu and the muffins given we were leaving for breakfast the next morning.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I've had the privilege of dining at Providence several times now, and it always lives up to or surpasses expectations. The focus on seafood prepared in unique ways and with unusual combinations of ingredients is delicious. We always get the tasting menu with wine pairing. Amazing courses of food, and repeatedly, the best wine pairing I've had. Wines you may... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Three of us were celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious, service fine, atmosphere fine. Our only issue was that the menu is unnecessarily complicated and the staff did not explain at all well how to order. We had to ask twice but still did not really get it. All the extra little courses were delicious and we did get... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in all of LA, and my husband and I are foodies so that's saying a lot! There hasn't been a dish that I haven't loved here. It can be pricey, so it may be best for a special occasion, but it is worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

So it was our anniversary and we try to have one exciting high end dining experience for that special night each year. We have been doing this now for three years and its a fun way to celebrate our marriage, it gets us out of the house to a really nice restaurant, and lets us experience something we wouldn't normally... More

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Atmosphere, food, service all tops. I couldn't eat like this every day, but this is a perfect special occasion restaurant.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Booked the restaurant for Father's day celebration together with my parents. Only managed to get the 9pm slot but wait was well worth it. Service was fantastic and the 16 courses chef menu was a delight for the taste buds. If you are looking for great fine dining in LA, this is THE place that I would recommend but please... More

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