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5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623 (Wilshire)
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Ranked #10 of 8,660 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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
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
Cross street: Wilcox & Cole
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Templeton, California, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Recently had dinner at Providence with my two older (adult) sons, one of whom is an executive chef in L.A. This ranks among the top restaurants where I have dined including Le Bernardin, Paul Bocuse, French Laundry, Michel Rostang, and Taillevent. The knowledgeable and attentive wait staff brought out several amuse bouche that were delicious and cleverly presented to look... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had visited Providence about two years ago and the experience was not great, as my review stated. I stand by that for the meal two years ago. However, I'm happy to amend the review in a very positive direction. My wife and I tried it again, having received a gift certificate from some of our children. I guess it... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Service was excellent, food fantastic. Atmosphere was great too although a little too dark. Will be back next time!

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Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Finally had the chance to try out the infamous Providence Restaurant for our wedding anniversary. From the moment you enter their restaurant until you leave, no detail is left to chance. The entire experience from beginning to end was exquisite. Service was impeccable. The surroundings classy and quiet. Both my wife and I had the set Market Menu, her going... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I like to think of myself as a kind of foodie -- i am fortunate that i get to travel enough and that i have eaten at some of the best restaurants out there. While we were in LA for the Thanksgiving holiday, my daughter made us reservations at Providence, and i must admit i did not do much advance... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

There are far better places in LA to eat at. The service and presentation are top notch but the food wasn't worth over $500 for two people (one of us had wine pairing). We asked for the four course pre-fixe menu and somehow ended up with the nine.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This was my husband and my second dinner at Providence and we enjoyed it as much this time as the last, which was a few years back during another visit to LA. We are visiting friends and family during Thanksgiving week and have tried many excellent restaurants this week, and Providence is without doubt the best of the best. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Providence is fine dining at its best. From the moment that you walk in the door, you feel that the service is first class. Extremely welcoming and attentive. The food is top notch. You select from three different tasting menus, but you end up with nearly double the food that you ordered. They bring a seemingly endless array of amuse... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is the place if you are looking for something special! the place is clean and not very noisy, tables distant enough to give you the privacy you need, the menu is well planned for both fish and meat dishes. After trying several restaurants in the same area we finally decided that Providence was the best. Dont miss the sashimi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

While LA has many great places to eat, but unlike San Francisco or NY, LA is not known for many exceptional places to eat. Providence is indeed an exceptional restaurant well worthy of its 2 Michelin stars. The service was exceptional, as one would expect, but the food was the star. The restaurant was completely accommodating to dietary restrictions, and... More 

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Additional Information about Providence

Address: 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
Phone Number: 323-460-4170
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Wilshire
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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