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