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5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
+1 323-460-4170
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (52 reviews)
“tasting menu” (82 reviews)
“seafood” (71 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid a little over 400 for two. This was the first time we visited a former Michelin place and we expected more. We just had a lobster dinner at Santa Monica pier one week ago and spent $380 and I thought that experience was...More

Thank PETERwen8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well. Honestly not impressed for 700$ Chef tasting for two. I was brought here for a surprise birthday and was un-impressed. It started by being placed next to a woman that was sneezing all over the table. So we were moved to a louder corner...More

5  Thank justintreml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in the door, this restaurant provides an outstanding experience. Every member of the staff is outstanding and the food......otherworldly

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the more expensive in LA but well worth it. We usually go for lunch on Fridays, the only lunch day, and go with the menu and wine accompanying for me and glass for my wife. Every dish is great as are all the...More

1  Thank Donald S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Professional personnel, intense flavors, homely ambient. No dress code, the attire of diners was smart casual. We added two dishes to the tasting menu of our choice. Which were well-welcomed by the chef and thoughtfully added between courses.

Thank LJuis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's a nice place with good food. Nice service and really tasty food. good location. I can recommend.

Thank Ramona P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a trio – Providence, Vespertine and Dialogue over three consecutive nights. All are expensive, “fine dining”, dégustation only menus. All are rated amongst LA’s best. Providence was number 2 on Jonathan Gold’s influential 2017 101 Best Restaurants list, replaced by Vespertine (see my comments...More

1  Thank CIHTravels
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life at Providence. It's the kind of place you save up for... and it is worth every penny. The food is astoundingly good, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is peaceful. You can...More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I had, of course, heard about Providence for many years and, as someone who likes fish and seafood, knew it was supposed to be the best restaurant in LA and one of the finest in the country. I had high expectations and they were completely...More

Thank Marina M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We have been eating at Providence for many years now and it still remains par excellence! There is no other fish restaurant in Los Angeles that can top the dishes, the service and the desserts!!!

Thank LadyByron65
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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Questions & Answers
March 10, 2018|
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Response from LATraveller77 | Reviewed this property |
Ditto everyone else's comments. Children are not "prohibited," which would probably be illegal anyway, but only bring children who are very well-behaved and even then, why? Do you really have children who would enjoy... More
August 17, 2017|
Response from Andamy18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what the question is American or seafood there is actually both with an extensive menu and the food is delicious service impeccable staff very friendly
Catherine D
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I did not see this question sooner. This is not a loud restaurant. Ask for a table that will allow you to sit side by side for truly intimate conversation in the French manner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$107 - $225
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
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: +1 323-460-4170
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