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Providence

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5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623 (Wilcox & Cole)
+1 323-460-4170
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17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I believe it all starts with co-owner Donato Poto at Providence. It is clear he cares about every detail. He personally made my guests feel welcome and gave personal attention to the entire meal. He has an amazing staff who know just what to do to create a wonderful dining experience. Donato it would seem to me has hand picked... More 

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Thank tedhart
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had lunch today (March 17th, 2017) at Providence, a remarkable restaurant in Los Angeles, half-way between Beverly Hills and Downtown, on Melrose Avenue .. it was the finest lunch we have eaten in LA for years (and we have lived here for thirty years) .. we are familiar with some of the finest restaurants around the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kitchen runs like a nuke sub- tight quarters inhabited by highly trained professionals. But it is spotless--and I mean truly spotless. The service is of the highest possible quality--it seems there are more employees than diners. And the food is unbelievable. Molecular gastronomy can be a joke but there is a reason for each technique emplyed by the kitchen.... More 

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Thank Robert B
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food , the Service, and all that you would make this a Grand Place is here... Everything was great, and the guests enjoyed it very much...

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Thank michaelvA2883EG
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there a few times and everything is as it should be, from the overall service to the sommelier. They will not try to oversell you but will find the right match in terms of wine for your dinner. All in all, it's one of my top three choices for seafood in LA!

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Thank Eric V
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quiet environment for dinner. Waiters were good and service was good. Food is good, but not as great as I thought it be for the cost of the meal. I was a bit disappointed that one of the entrees was on the cooler side, ie. not at hot as I would have expected. Maybe it sat too long before... More 

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Thank William G
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with another couple and had the most amazing dining experience of a lifetime. We decided to go all out and order the menu with the most courses (I believe it was a 21 course meal???). Although each course is small, it ends up being a lot of food! It is also extremely expensive, but it was well... More 

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Thank felises
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best in Los Angeles. Top chef with great service. It has it all. Make reservations ahead of time as it gets busy.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a private event which, in my view, is not always a fair representation of cuisine. Courses were all good and well presented, but, overall, there was no OMG moment with any dish. Unfairly, I suppose, we were expecting something like Saison in San Francisco. Oh well Service and ambience get high marks and we will likely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five-Star all the way: freshest fish and seafood, top ingredients throughout, including a cheese cart to die for. And service: you cannot find more professional, period. Donato, the co-founder, runs the front of the house with ease, never missing a beat. Bearded (this is California) chef-owner Michael Cimarusti obssesses over quality. And it works.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3623
    (Wilcox & Cole)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-460-4170

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hollywood

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Hollywood
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 partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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