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5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 460-4170
Seafood, New American
$ $ $ $
Mon–Thu: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM Fri: Noon–2:00 PM Sat: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM Sun: 5:30 PM–9:00 PM

Los Angeles is a city that thrives on food trucks and pop-ups, but sometimes a no-holds-barred fine dining experience is called for. Chef Michael Cimarusti, who opened this upscale eatery with co-owner Donato Poto in 2005 on the southern edge of Hollywood, serves market tasting menus as well as an à la carte listing of carefully selected seafood from both coasts and beyond, prepared with great originality. He holds two Michelin stars for his efforts. Who else offers wild Japanese sardines with smoked tomatoes and piquillo peppers, Santa Barbara sea urchin with soft scrambled eggs and Champagne beurre blanc, or wild Washington king salmon with red cabbage and Tahitian squash? At $150 for the complete market menu, $200 for the signature and seasonal menus, and $210 for the chef's menu, Providence isn't for diners on a budget, but it’s definitely a great place for those looking to celebrate.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Foursquare Tips

  • If you have time, try the tasting menu. Otherwise, you can never ever go wrong getting salmon here!
  • Michael Cimarustis raw materials come from all over the world, but his sense of seasonality, his easy multicultural flavor palette and his unfussy use of California produce is solidly L.A.
  • If LA has a temple of molecular gastronomy, this is it. Bring your wallet and a refined a palate as you can muster. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Considered L.A.'s #1, indulge in Michael Cimarusti's seafood creations. "Signature favorites include the Wild Striped Bass and Kanpachi Sashimi..." -Travel + Leisure on TripExpert
  • Both the decor and the menu at this restaurant leave the diners feeling like they are under the sea. Fish is expertly cooked with French, Italian, Spanish and Asian influences to excite the tastebuds.
  • Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • If youre looking for a change from wine, the bartender can also whip up custom cocktail pairings to accompany your meal. For ultimate intimacy, try to snag the white booth.
  • My favorite restaurant ever! Go and get the full tasting menu, sit back, relax and you will have one of the best meals of your life! -Danielle Keene, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • If you REALLY want to treat yourself! Holy hell to the Foie Gras Raviloi - Incredible! The Prime New York steak and the duck breast are scrumptious! Great wine list Gloria, The Arrangement
  • They have a salad of squid and pigs' ears on a little arugula and frisee as a first course on the regular menu.
  • Have the full tasting menu
  • Named Best Amuses Los Angeles 2014 in our 2014 Best of LA issue!
  • Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info')
  • it's fairly easy to find street parking around the corner
  • Did the tasting menu. No vegetarian menu yet. Modern and chic setting, to match the well executed food.
  • Go to Providence and order the tasting menu. Shut up and enjoy.
  • don't just come here for dinner. zahra is making some great cocktails at the bar. tell her mattyshack sent you!
  • One of LA's high-end dining. If you love seafood then you'll nicely pamper yourself here. I love how light some dishes are in terms of flavor profile, but none of them disappoints!
  • Get the Ugly Bunch!
  • $$$$ modernist seafood