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Providence

5955 Melrose Ave. (Highland Ave.) Send to Phone
323-460-4170 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
An interior redesign has injected more luxury and comfort into this fine dining destination for seafood.
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Providence Restaurant Review

: After opening the popular seafood "shack" Connie and Ted's in West Hollywood, co-owners Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto set about upping the ante and reinventing the look of their fine dining destination Providence. The barnacles on the wall remain, but interior design studio House of Honey has injected more luxury and comfort into the décor with dark blue velvet chairs, driftwood chandeliers and custom damask wallpaper painted in gold, rose, pearl and lapis hues. In addition, the covered patio has been completely enclosed to extend the dining room. The redesign has also brought new lighting to the bar, where dinner (or Friday lunch) can be ordered. Other seating options include two private dining rooms, as well as the chef's table in the kitchen. Choose from the Chef's menu (11 courses, $210, $305 with wine pairings), Signature & Seasonal menu (six courses, $190, $275 with wine pairings) or Market menu (four courses, $80, $120 with wine pairings; complete Market menu, $140, $210 with wine pairings). Augment your meal with, perhaps, farm-raised sustainable caviars. When chef Cimarusti is away, chef de cuisine Tristan Aitchison is tasked with the important role of upholding the superior standard of seafood that has been established over the years. A playful "Dark & Stormy" gelée with ginger beer foam and other amuses-bouche may precede a beautifully presented plate of fluke, rhubarb, burdock and shiso. Scrambled eggs with uni and the tableside presentation of salt-roasted Santa Barbara spot prawns remain mainstays. Among the later courses may be wild king salmon with chanterelles, haricots verts and almonds or A5 Wagyu with eggplant, plum and okra. Desserts have featured combinations like the chocolate marquise, chocolate sorbet, candied nibs and crème Chantilly, and there’s a multi-course dessert tasting menu, too. Wine pairings by sommelier Drew Langley open one's eyes, and the creative cocktails are worth considering as well. Service remains a high priority and contributes to Providence's status as a premium gourmet dining experience in Los Angeles.

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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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