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5955 Melrose Ave. (Highland Ave.) Send to Phone
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Providence reinforces what we've long known: Michael Cimarusti is a master with fish.
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Dining room at Providence, Los Angeles, CA

Providence Restaurant Review

: This Melrose Avenue address has seen its share of deals, movers, shakers and celebs --- and influential restaurants come and go from Le St. Germain to Patina. But there's no reason to dwell on the past. No, not with Michael Cimarusti and Providence, which the former Water Grill chef opened with co-owner/general manager Donato Poto. Cimarusti is an avid fisherman (a family tradition) but mostly practices catch-and-release --- which you won't want to do with his dishes. Guests may choose from a Chef’s menu, Signature and Seasonal menu, and Providence Market menu, each with the option of wine pairing. Santa Barbara spot prawns are complemented by carrot, tangerine, kumquat and wood sorrel. Be sure to browse the "Should you be in the mood…" options to augment your meal with, perhaps, farm-raised sustainable caviars or oysters on the half shell. Main courses have included Miyazaki Wagyu, broccoli purée, bone marrow and potatoes cooked in Wagyu fat, as well as wild Alaskan king salmon, braised fennel, radishes and a fennel-orange emulsion. Pastry chef David Rodriguez worked under Providence's previous pastry chef, Adrian Vazquez, before joining chef Jordan Kahn at XIV and Red Medicine before returning to Providence. His plates feature combinations like the chocolate marquise, chocolate sorbet, candied nibs and crème Chantilly. He also presents a multi-course dessert tasting menu. Wine pairings by sommelier Drew Langley open one’s eyes, and the creative original and classic cocktails are worth considering as well.

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Average rating    5
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Providence is LA's Best
by Eat Drink LA on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:58 am
If the goal was creating the finest seafood restaurant in Los Angeles history no one informed the Chef, everything from this kitchen is exceptional. Co-Owner and Executive Chef, Michael Cimarusti has received countless honors, awards, and accolades. Michael's passionate obsession insures perfection and amazing dining. One of only seven California restaurants the Michelin Guide honored by awarding an impressive two stars, Providence is simply the best restaurant in Los Angeles.
Interesting and Amazing
by loveBeard on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:42 pm
Wonderful innovative menu, interesting ambiance, better than average wine list and exceptionally welcoming staff. In a city filled with a zillion restaurants, this one is on the short list.
Providence was phenomenal.
by natila on Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:00 pm
Providence restaurant was great. Service and food were awesome. My wife and I had the chef's tasting menu with wine parings and all the dishes were executed well. We especially liked the Japanese accents on some of the dishes and enjoyed the server's descriptions of the food, esp. the cheese dish. This is a must try for all lovers of fine dining and service. Cheers to them!
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