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Inspired by the natural abundance of coastal living, Providence is a fine dining destination offering an array of the world's premium wild seafood and shellfish presented in their purest and simplest form. Located on Melrose Ave, in the space formerly occupied by the original Patina, the restaurant has been redesigned into a sleek and modern dining destination with subtle nods to its ocean heritage. Co-owners Donato Poto and Executive Chef Michael Cimarusti bring their passion for pure un-embellished flavors, knowledge of seafood and years of experience culled from some of the world's finest restaurants to their joint venture, Providence.
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Central LA, Central Hollywood


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Good service, can't say the same about the food

I know that when a person comes to a restaurant such as Providence, they go for the flavors and the experience. When I came to Providence I had a very mixed experience. The service was very nice, everyone answered all my questions I had, because let's face it, not everyone will know every ingredient on the menu unless you're a strong chef. The one thing I didn't like was the extra's they brought out and explained ... view more

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my best experience in LA

We had the full tasting menu with the wine pairing.\r Every dish was spot on from the bread to the mignardise, and the wine was well paired with every course.The service was outstanding also. They were kind and very flexible with all our requests.Every dish was perfectly explained. We also had some awsome cocktails. Thank you Providence.

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5 star experience with 3 star food.

Finally. Providence. We thought long and hard about the tasting menus versus ala carte. Our waiter recommended that we do the 5 course tasting and order the rest ala carte. Win win. A quick note before I get to the food, the décor is really nice. Draped in a simple blue grey palette with high ceilings, it was airy, calm, spacious. Food Breakdown from great to bad (desserts are just ok): - Santa Barbara Salt ... view more

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Amazing Food, Annoying Service

For the record, the food at Providence is truly incredible. There’s a dish featuring these ginormous langostino shrimp cooked under a mound of piping hot rock salt tableside that truly has to be tasted/seen before your life expires. Too bad the humans who make up the waiter and maitre’d staff aren’t 1/5 as appealing as the crustaceans they’re serving. The best way to sum up our EXTREMELY expensive dinner at Providen... view more

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Number one in tasting menu

If you've got the money, this is the place to go for tasting menus. Period.

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Great experience

My fiancee and I went to Providence to celebrate our engagement, and it was the perfect spot for a special occasion. Great service from friendly, knowledgable wait staff, and the food (i had the prawns and chowder) was amazing. It's definitely pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

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Great ambiance, terrible food

The place looks great, but the food had almost no flavor. My fiancée got the lobster and I got the steak. Neither had any flavor. My steak tasted boiled and wasn't cooked to my liking. I spent $220 and went home hungry.

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The Best Ever

Pretty pricey but worth a special occasion! We did the full tasting menu and we're delighted with every single bite! Amazing!

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