Providence

★★★★☆
  • 5955 Melrose Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90038

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  • 323-460-4170

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Had an amazing experience here with myhusband. Service was excellent, staff was very knowledgable, Martin was especially friendly! The food was excellent and they were able to accomodate my husbands allergies, not always the case at high

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★★★★★

Had an amazing experience here with myhusband. Service was excellent, staff was very knowledgable, Martin was especially friendly! The food was excellent and they were able to accomodate my husbands allergies, not always the case at high

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I visit this place at least 3 times a month and it never fails to deliver amazing food. I highly recommend it. Going there later today as a matter of fact :)

3
★★★★★

I visit this place at least 3 times a month and it never fails to deliver amazing food. I highly recommend it. Going there later today as a matter of fact :)

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Go for the tasting menu :)

3
★★★★★

Go for the tasting menu :)

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Went there for my dinner and did the full chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. The food, wine, and service were the best I've ever experienced. It was fews hours of feeling like a king. Incredible. You have to experience it, I can't

3
★★★★★

Went there for my dinner and did the full chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. The food, wine, and service were the best I've ever experienced. It was fews hours of feeling like a king. Incredible. You have to experience it, I can't

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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,

3
★★★★★

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,

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: beautiful, flavorful, professional

Cons: far from my house

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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 dcor is

3
★★★★★

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 dcor is

Pros: Service is casual and friendly. Decor is clean.

Cons: Food is not amazing.

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For the record, the food at Providence is truly incredible. Theres 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

3
★★★★★

For the record, the food at Providence is truly incredible. Theres 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

Pros: Best Shrimp You Will Ever Put in Your Mouth

Cons: Worst Attitude You Will Ever Pay $120 For

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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: the food

Cons: the price

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: great food and service

Cons: pricey

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The place looks great, but the food had almost no flavor. My fianc?e 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.

1
★★☆☆☆

The place looks great, but the food had almost no flavor. My fianc?e 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.

Pros: Ambiance is beautiful and very quiet

Cons: Food had almost no flavor, not worth the price

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

2
★★★★★

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

Pros: The bar and cocktails!

Cons: Nothing

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They have the most creative food and best ingredients in town.Professional, friendly and well organized service.Hands down the best service in L.A.
This restaurant is constantely improving.
I'm very impressed.Bravo!!!

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★★★★★

They have the most creative food and best ingredients in town.Professional, friendly and well organized service.Hands down the best service in L.A.
This restaurant is constantely improving.
I'm very impressed.Bravo!!!

Pros: best service, incredible food

Cons: none

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this isn't someplace I can eat very often, but when I do, it is memorable. The service is great and the food is delightful. The chef is really creative so I recommend the chef's tasting menu with the wine pairings.

Make reservations or you may face up to 30 minutes of wait time.

4
★★★★☆

this isn't someplace I can eat very often, but when I do, it is memorable. The service is great and the food is delightful. The chef is really creative so I recommend the chef's tasting menu with the wine pairings.

Make reservations or you may face up to 30 minutes of wait time.

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Recently had date night at providence. Servers not recommending dishes because they say our palates may be different and there for there opinion is irrelevant is seriously annoying. other than that the food is all beautiful but completely lacking in depth of flavor. If you were to eat dinner with your eyes closed I think more people would be dissapointed. Also desserts while stunning were kind of gross.

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★★☆☆☆

Recently had date night at providence. Servers not recommending dishes because they say our palates may be different and there for there opinion is irrelevant is seriously annoying. other than that the food is all beautiful but completely lacking in depth of flavor. If you were to eat dinner with your eyes closed I think more people would be dissapointed. Also desserts while stunning were kind of gross.

Pros: beautiful presentation

Cons: light on flavor

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This is my favorite restaurant in the world. I travel to NYC, Chicago, London, Paris and am lucky to get to eat at many top fine dining restaurants. Providence is #1. Cirramusti (sp?) is a true artist and this is our only special occasion restaurant in LA. On a recent visit, my favorite was an oyster chowder so foamy and light, with hot crunchy buckwheat on top --- how to describe the incredible feel of every bite, the amazing flavor. Also, the mixologist is awesome (I am sadly allergic to wine, so finding great specialy cocktails is a real treat for me). Some people try to compare Sona to Providence, but there is no competition. Also, the service at Providence is some of the best you will get in LA, helpful and not at all stuffy help make the food even more enjoyable.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite restaurant in the world. I travel to NYC, Chicago, London, Paris and am lucky to get to eat at many top fine dining restaurants. Providence is #1. Cirramusti (sp?) is a true artist and this is our only special occasion restaurant in LA. On a recent visit, my favorite was an oyster chowder so foamy and light, with hot crunchy buckwheat on top --- how to describe the incredible feel of every bite, the amazing flavor. Also, the mixologist is awesome (I am sadly allergic to wine, so finding great specialy cocktails is a real treat for me). Some people try to compare Sona to Providence, but there is no competition. Also, the service at Providence is some of the best you will get in LA, helpful and not at all stuffy help make the food even more enjoyable.

Pros: Best food in the world - an art show for your mouth

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Searching for decent fine dining in Los Angeles has been hard lately - until now. Providence was one of the best dinner experiences I have had in years - since back in New York more than 5 years ago. Every course tasted was delicious and plated with such artful care. My two dining companions had glowing comments after dining here - and they usually have only negative remarks for reataurants. I highly recommend Providence for anyone who wants a truly high class and 5 star experience.

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★★★★★

Searching for decent fine dining in Los Angeles has been hard lately - until now. Providence was one of the best dinner experiences I have had in years - since back in New York more than 5 years ago. Every course tasted was delicious and plated with such artful care. My two dining companions had glowing comments after dining here - and they usually have only negative remarks for reataurants. I highly recommend Providence for anyone who wants a truly high class and 5 star experience.

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The food was generally good, not outstanding but not awful either, and it certainly was not worth the price. A lot of foams, molecular gastronomy, sous-vide, and at over $100 per person (we did the 5-course tasting menu and two of us had the wine pairing), we still left the restaurant hungry.

I ate at Gordon Ramsay at The London in West Hollywood. The food was perfectly cooked, perfectly executed, and presented beautifully. It was too prefect. It had no soul, there was no passion. That was exactly what the food at Providence was like.

Unless you're someone important, the service is very "snooty", slow and not very welcoming. We were made to feel like second-class citizens, like we should be honored to eat there.

Then to top off the evening, chef Michael Cimarusti decided to grace us with his presence. He asked how everything was, we lied and said it was wonderful, then I said I had met him briefly when I went to his kitchen with a colleague of mine, while I was working as a sales rep for one of his food suppliers. I told him I didn't do that anymore, he asked what I was doing now, I told him I was a private chef. He gave me a look of disdain, and promptly left our table without even saying "goodbye", "good luck", "enjoy the rest of your evening", "nice meeting you" or anything. Just walked away without a word.

I don't get it. This is supposed to be the number three restaurant in Los Angeles??? Maybe L.A. restaurant goers like being treated badly, and eating very expensive, fairly ordinary, under-seasoned food.

At least the dear friend who treated my wife and I to dinner that evening is an absolute delight, and helped to make up for an otherwise lackluster evening.

1
★★★☆☆

The food was generally good, not outstanding but not awful either, and it certainly was not worth the price. A lot of foams, molecular gastronomy, sous-vide, and at over $100 per person (we did the 5-course tasting menu and two of us had the wine pairing), we still left the restaurant hungry.

I ate at Gordon Ramsay at The London in West Hollywood. The food was perfectly cooked, perfectly executed, and presented beautifully. It was too prefect. It had no soul, there was no passion. That was exactly what the food at Providence was like.

Unless you're someone important, the service is very "snooty", slow and not very welcoming. We were made to feel like second-class citizens, like we should be honored to eat there.

Then to top off the evening, chef Michael Cimarusti decided to grace us with his presence. He asked how everything was, we lied and said it was wonderful, then I said I had met him briefly when I went to his kitchen with a colleague of mine, while I was working as a sales rep for one of his food suppliers. I told him I didn't do that anymore, he asked what I was doing now, I told him I was a private chef. He gave me a look of disdain, and promptly left our table without even saying "goodbye", "good luck", "enjoy the rest of your evening", "nice meeting you" or anything. Just walked away without a word.

I don't get it. This is supposed to be the number three restaurant in Los Angeles??? Maybe L.A. restaurant goers like being treated badly, and eating very expensive, fairly ordinary, under-seasoned food.

At least the dear friend who treated my wife and I to dinner that evening is an absolute delight, and helped to make up for an otherwise lackluster evening.

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If you are a foodie, so to speak, you have to eat here, and eat here often. There is not a better restaurant than Providence. Easily the best restaurant I've ever been to. Service is impeccable, the food is absolutely devine, the decor is extraordinary. Even the bar is staffed by real mixologist and they make absolutely delicious cocktails on request. Just ask for a surprise and you will be pleased. I recommend the tasting menu, which I think should always be ordered any time you go into a place like this. The chef builds the house when it comes to fine dining, so you should always eat an entire lineup of their self-crafted menu items. I was blown away by the service complimenting my meal. This is a true dining experience, something beyond just good food. This was truly an experience. Yes the prices are high, but this is the cream of the crop. It's worth every penny you will spend.

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★★★★★

If you are a foodie, so to speak, you have to eat here, and eat here often. There is not a better restaurant than Providence. Easily the best restaurant I've ever been to. Service is impeccable, the food is absolutely devine, the decor is extraordinary. Even the bar is staffed by real mixologist and they make absolutely delicious cocktails on request. Just ask for a surprise and you will be pleased. I recommend the tasting menu, which I think should always be ordered any time you go into a place like this. The chef builds the house when it comes to fine dining, so you should always eat an entire lineup of their self-crafted menu items. I was blown away by the service complimenting my meal. This is a true dining experience, something beyond just good food. This was truly an experience. Yes the prices are high, but this is the cream of the crop. It's worth every penny you will spend.

Pros: fine dining at its best, service, best food you could ever eat

Cons: I can't go more often

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try GYENARI! i liked it better than providence

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★★★☆☆

try GYENARI! i liked it better than providence

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Fantastic service, great apps and dessert but the main course was way off. I had the cod and it was severely undercooked. I was there for a special occasion so didn't tell the waiter. Funny enough, the last time I had something that was so undercooked was at another well established and reviewed restaurant here in LA. I can't catch a break!

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★★★☆☆

Fantastic service, great apps and dessert but the main course was way off. I had the cod and it was severely undercooked. I was there for a special occasion so didn't tell the waiter. Funny enough, the last time I had something that was so undercooked was at another well established and reviewed restaurant here in LA. I can't catch a break!

Pros: dessert, service

Cons: undercooked food

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Many have talked about the great food overall, including the seafood -- which is all true. Even the bread is good (especially the bacon roll). But don't forget to have the "chowda"!! There are pieces of bacon throughout, and the bacon taste is also infused throughout the chowda. It is amazing!

As an aside, Chef Cimarusti asked us how we enjoyed the meal as we were leaving and even opened and held the door open for us as we were leaving!! That was a treat!

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★★★★★

Many have talked about the great food overall, including the seafood -- which is all true. Even the bread is good (especially the bacon roll). But don't forget to have the "chowda"!! There are pieces of bacon throughout, and the bacon taste is also infused throughout the chowda. It is amazing!

As an aside, Chef Cimarusti asked us how we enjoyed the meal as we were leaving and even opened and held the door open for us as we were leaving!! That was a treat!

Pros: Amazing food all around, especially the chowda! Chef Cimarusti.

Cons: None!

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We were treated like Royalty as we watched a parade of waiters (we were a party of 10) bring each course of the 9 course tasting in unison..... not missing a beat or a course. The sommelier was warm and very unpretentious and gave excellent recommendations including a sake that surprise me.... but was perfect.. At the end they let us back in the kitchen which alone was worth the trip. Spotless!

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★★★★★

We were treated like Royalty as we watched a parade of waiters (we were a party of 10) bring each course of the 9 course tasting in unison..... not missing a beat or a course. The sommelier was warm and very unpretentious and gave excellent recommendations including a sake that surprise me.... but was perfect.. At the end they let us back in the kitchen which alone was worth the trip. Spotless!

Pros: artistry of the food and presentation, the staff

Cons: trying to find it

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So I went here because it was recomended by a close friend who is also a TV star. He said they have the best seafood in LA, and I can tell you now....they do!!! I went on a Tuesday night, wasn't too busy, but it was definitely full. Got seated after a drink at the bar... the drink and the bartender were amazing. She was very personable and made a great bourban drink up on the spot that I will not soon forget. Sat down and had the 9 course tasting, but with extra courses it came out to be about 11 courses. Everything was super tasty, and just kept getting better. I am not a fan of salmon, but this salmon dish they had has turned me into a fan. The veal at the end was the best I have ever had. Service was not stuffy at all... our servers (there were many) were all very professional but also very friendly. Not snooty at all. I will def recomend this place to everyone I know, and even those i don't!

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★★★★★

So I went here because it was recomended by a close friend who is also a TV star. He said they have the best seafood in LA, and I can tell you now....they do!!! I went on a Tuesday night, wasn't too busy, but it was definitely full. Got seated after a drink at the bar... the drink and the bartender were amazing. She was very personable and made a great bourban drink up on the spot that I will not soon forget. Sat down and had the 9 course tasting, but with extra courses it came out to be about 11 courses. Everything was super tasty, and just kept getting better. I am not a fan of salmon, but this salmon dish they had has turned me into a fan. The veal at the end was the best I have ever had. Service was not stuffy at all... our servers (there were many) were all very professional but also very friendly. Not snooty at all. I will def recomend this place to everyone I know, and even those i don't!

Pros: food, service

Cons: far from my house, but worth the drive

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Technical perfection on every level. My only even mild, slight complaint would be the lack of interactivity with service; while professionally charming, they are a bit on the stuffy side. However, they are not overbearing and attention to detail is immaculate. In every other respect, Providence sets the bar.

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★★★★★

Technical perfection on every level. My only even mild, slight complaint would be the lack of interactivity with service; while professionally charming, they are a bit on the stuffy side. However, they are not overbearing and attention to detail is immaculate. In every other respect, Providence sets the bar.

Pros: Amazing dining experience

Cons: they know they are the best and charge for it

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My boyfriend and I had our anniversary dinner and Providence and WOW what an experience. The service, atmosphere and food were all impeccable. We've been to other Michelin starred restaurants in LA before, and while they were great, this one was the best.

We got there about 45 minutes early and started at the bar, which I can only describe as old-fashioned swanky, like something in a noir film. The drinks were really good - not quite as good as the drinks at CUT, but also a little cheaper, so it evened out. The bartenders we great too. The host was able to get us a table earlier than what our reservation was for, which was nice of him - our service the entire night was perfect.

Dana, the sommelier, was really good and the wine she picked for us was perfect (we wrote down what it was so we can find it later). She also came back to make sure we liked our selection. I've almost never had a sommelier do that, sadly. While the tasting menu and the cheese plate looked amazing, we had our heart set on the Turbot for two - it is, after all, a seafood restaurant and if we're going to get Turbot anywhere in LA, we're going to do it right. Of course, they carved it right at the table and it was fantastic. Our side dishes were pretty excellent, including the lobster risotto. I'm still not sure what the amuse bouche was, but it was served in a spoon with a little shot glass of some sweet liquid that looked like a little beer mug and went from cold to hot. We got the dessert tasting menu of five different desserts with wine pairings. So good! The restaurant is really off the beaten path, in the un-hip part of Melrose, but definitely worth the trip!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I had our anniversary dinner and Providence and WOW what an experience. The service, atmosphere and food were all impeccable. We've been to other Michelin starred restaurants in LA before, and while they were great, this one was the best.

We got there about 45 minutes early and started at the bar, which I can only describe as old-fashioned swanky, like something in a noir film. The drinks were really good - not quite as good as the drinks at CUT, but also a little cheaper, so it evened out. The bartenders we great too. The host was able to get us a table earlier than what our reservation was for, which was nice of him - our service the entire night was perfect.

Dana, the sommelier, was really good and the wine she picked for us was perfect (we wrote down what it was so we can find it later). She also came back to make sure we liked our selection. I've almost never had a sommelier do that, sadly. While the tasting menu and the cheese plate looked amazing, we had our heart set on the Turbot for two - it is, after all, a seafood restaurant and if we're going to get Turbot anywhere in LA, we're going to do it right. Of course, they carved it right at the table and it was fantastic. Our side dishes were pretty excellent, including the lobster risotto. I'm still not sure what the amuse bouche was, but it was served in a spoon with a little shot glass of some sweet liquid that looked like a little beer mug and went from cold to hot. We got the dessert tasting menu of five different desserts with wine pairings. So good! The restaurant is really off the beaten path, in the un-hip part of Melrose, but definitely worth the trip!

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Providence lives up to the hype!
Dining experience is something that is overused in my opinion way too often to describe High priced restaurants and most of the time you leave disappointed & hungry.
BUT NOT WITH THIS RESTAURANT!
Truly a dining experience that was worth every penny and did not disappoint on any level. Our group went there to celebrate a 65th birthday and all of us were extremely happy. For a special occasion I highly recommend this place, we are not wealthy people and I felt we had full value for what this wonderful restaurant provided.
Oyster appetizer and their chowder are exceptional & the best we ever had.
(This is really saying something since 3 of us are from New England!
All of us opted for full dinners instead of the 5, 9 or 14 course meals. (Though we will try it the next time)
At our table we had Muscovy duck, Halibut, Prime NY steak, Lobster and all outstanding and none of us left the table hungry. I will be recommending this first rate restaurant to everyone I know.

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★★★★★

Providence lives up to the hype!
Dining experience is something that is overused in my opinion way too often to describe High priced restaurants and most of the time you leave disappointed & hungry.
BUT NOT WITH THIS RESTAURANT!
Truly a dining experience that was worth every penny and did not disappoint on any level. Our group went there to celebrate a 65th birthday and all of us were extremely happy. For a special occasion I highly recommend this place, we are not wealthy people and I felt we had full value for what this wonderful restaurant provided.
Oyster appetizer and their chowder are exceptional & the best we ever had.
(This is really saying something since 3 of us are from New England!
All of us opted for full dinners instead of the 5, 9 or 14 course meals. (Though we will try it the next time)
At our table we had Muscovy duck, Halibut, Prime NY steak, Lobster and all outstanding and none of us left the table hungry. I will be recommending this first rate restaurant to everyone I know.

Pros: Perfection

Cons: None

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We were thrown back to great Water Grill experience we have a few years back. We were impress, but we wanted to experience the chef course meal to find out how good the meal really can be. It was an 3 plus hours of pleasure of the sense. We had around 15 course of dishes with everything you can imagine. And each dish does something different than the last. The various cooking style shows off how amazing the chef was. It was an experience that's hard to top.

2
★★★★★

We were thrown back to great Water Grill experience we have a few years back. We were impress, but we wanted to experience the chef course meal to find out how good the meal really can be. It was an 3 plus hours of pleasure of the sense. We had around 15 course of dishes with everything you can imagine. And each dish does something different than the last. The various cooking style shows off how amazing the chef was. It was an experience that's hard to top.

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I finally made the drive, after I have been recommend to come here for many months, and I was not disappointed. It was two of us, we both had the nine course tasting meal and one of us paired it with wine. it took us about three hours to be done with dinner . Overall without going into too many details, every course was really good except the second appetizer we got served which wasn't bad, but just nothing exceptional. Dishes presentation was a big part of the experience and every fish course was impeccable. the service was very professional and attentive. the atmosphere overall is a little stuffy. I would definitely recommend trying it, but because of the high prices and very formal atmosphere, it is not a place where I would come very often

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★★★★☆

I finally made the drive, after I have been recommend to come here for many months, and I was not disappointed. It was two of us, we both had the nine course tasting meal and one of us paired it with wine. it took us about three hours to be done with dinner . Overall without going into too many details, every course was really good except the second appetizer we got served which wasn't bad, but just nothing exceptional. Dishes presentation was a big part of the experience and every fish course was impeccable. the service was very professional and attentive. the atmosphere overall is a little stuffy. I would definitely recommend trying it, but because of the high prices and very formal atmosphere, it is not a place where I would come very often

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I love this place. the service is great and the food is delish. I got the 5 course meal and each bite was delicious. you will love this place if you love seafood.

everything is cooked to perfection.

the scallops are to die for.

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★★★★☆

I love this place. the service is great and the food is delish. I got the 5 course meal and each bite was delicious. you will love this place if you love seafood.

everything is cooked to perfection.

the scallops are to die for.

Pros: 2 thumbs up. love the dishes here

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What a great restaurant. The service matched the food for perfection.

Went with friends and sat at the bar on a Thursday night. The female bartender was knowledgeable and very professional. We all ordered different specialty drinks and she took her time and made them as only a pro would know how.

We had heard about the prawns cooked in salt that is served tableside. They were as good as we had heard, in fact so good we ordered another round of them.

It is nice to go to a restaurant in Los Angeles where service is so good. Many places we go do not properly train their staff to attention. Here at Providence they do.

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★★★★★

What a great restaurant. The service matched the food for perfection.

Went with friends and sat at the bar on a Thursday night. The female bartender was knowledgeable and very professional. We all ordered different specialty drinks and she took her time and made them as only a pro would know how.

We had heard about the prawns cooked in salt that is served tableside. They were as good as we had heard, in fact so good we ordered another round of them.

It is nice to go to a restaurant in Los Angeles where service is so good. Many places we go do not properly train their staff to attention. Here at Providence they do.

Pros: Service, food, attention to detail

Cons: Price

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Decor: good balance of minimalism and decoration. Minimalistic is boring often times. This place had an understated elegance yet the coral candelight holder and sea shells on the wall give the place a specific personality without being too contrived considering it is a seascape scene.

Service: impeccable. The manager greeted us and intoduce the drink menus. Recommend wines upon request and brought out tastings. The water glass was always filled, never have to ask. The pacing of the food was just long enough to make you anticipate the next course without running into each other but not too long to make you antsy. The waiter offered to show us the table overlooking the kitchen and walked us to the bathroom, etc.

Food. There was definitely wow factor. If not wow for each and every course, then for the experience as a collective. I contemplated the 9 course but the waiter sensed my hesitation and thought I should consider a more modest consideration for my introduction to the establishment. I did special request a more meat oriented 5 course to try to get some variety. In the end, I had sweet bread instead of the fresh unagi, both scrumptous in it's own right. The muse of mojito in a mochi bubble seved on a spoon was... amusing. All the seafood course were excellent though I thought it stopped just short of the pop factor which defines exceptional quality. In fairness, it only happened a few times in my life and I think water grill some years ago was the last time I remembered it. The main course was a veal cooked in a 100% humidity oven at 135 for 6 hrs. Did you have that? So while it is still rare and the meat retain all the juice, it's not bloody when you cut into it and it is very tender. Dessrt was an interesting play on the peanut butter and banana concept. Not necessarily my fav but my friend loved it cause those are her comfort food fav and since it's her birthday, it was perfect.

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★★★★★

Decor: good balance of minimalism and decoration. Minimalistic is boring often times. This place had an understated elegance yet the coral candelight holder and sea shells on the wall give the place a specific personality without being too contrived considering it is a seascape scene.

Service: impeccable. The manager greeted us and intoduce the drink menus. Recommend wines upon request and brought out tastings. The water glass was always filled, never have to ask. The pacing of the food was just long enough to make you anticipate the next course without running into each other but not too long to make you antsy. The waiter offered to show us the table overlooking the kitchen and walked us to the bathroom, etc.

Food. There was definitely wow factor. If not wow for each and every course, then for the experience as a collective. I contemplated the 9 course but the waiter sensed my hesitation and thought I should consider a more modest consideration for my introduction to the establishment. I did special request a more meat oriented 5 course to try to get some variety. In the end, I had sweet bread instead of the fresh unagi, both scrumptous in it's own right. The muse of mojito in a mochi bubble seved on a spoon was... amusing. All the seafood course were excellent though I thought it stopped just short of the pop factor which defines exceptional quality. In fairness, it only happened a few times in my life and I think water grill some years ago was the last time I remembered it. The main course was a veal cooked in a 100% humidity oven at 135 for 6 hrs. Did you have that? So while it is still rare and the meat retain all the juice, it's not bloody when you cut into it and it is very tender. Dessrt was an interesting play on the peanut butter and banana concept. Not necessarily my fav but my friend loved it cause those are her comfort food fav and since it's her birthday, it was perfect.

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This contemporary seafood restaurant has received several awards. It is located at the old Patina building on Melrose. It is fine dining at its best with delicious food and good service.

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This contemporary seafood restaurant has received several awards. It is located at the old Patina building on Melrose. It is fine dining at its best with delicious food and good service.

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This restaurant is pricey but totally worth it. They have great service, and fill you up with several courses and several complimentary accompaniments. The tasting menus are a good deal, and great if you're looking for a very full dinner. Everything we had was delicious. Totally worth a revisit. Definitely recommended for a special occasion. I'm sure they'd take care of you great!

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This restaurant is pricey but totally worth it. They have great service, and fill you up with several courses and several complimentary accompaniments. The tasting menus are a good deal, and great if you're looking for a very full dinner. Everything we had was delicious. Totally worth a revisit. Definitely recommended for a special occasion. I'm sure they'd take care of you great!

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If you don't have a budget, then this is the best indulgence within the restaurant realm. I went on a saturday night with a reservation. The place was crowded, but the host made sure to welcome us and walk us straight to our table. We opted for the $110 meal which included all sorts of small-proportioned dishes (similar to tapas) and wine pairing for each one. I was told this place is more of an experience and not just a place to eat... I learned that to be 100% true.

Each creative delight came with an explanation... our waiter would come out and explain to us what the dish was and some other fun little facts. The waiter also talked about the wine that came with it. They all give you so much attention if you ask for this particular meal. It was clear to see that they viewed it all as an art and truly enjoyed serving the dishes. Unlike other Tapas places I've been to, the food actually filled me up because it wasn't just one or two dishes, it must have been like 12 dishes! The wine selection is amazing too! Don't confuse this place with some fufu frilly restaurant because the proportions are small and the menu is expensive, it is absolutely worth every dollar. I would highly recommend this place!!

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★★★★★

If you don't have a budget, then this is the best indulgence within the restaurant realm. I went on a saturday night with a reservation. The place was crowded, but the host made sure to welcome us and walk us straight to our table. We opted for the $110 meal which included all sorts of small-proportioned dishes (similar to tapas) and wine pairing for each one. I was told this place is more of an experience and not just a place to eat... I learned that to be 100% true.

Each creative delight came with an explanation... our waiter would come out and explain to us what the dish was and some other fun little facts. The waiter also talked about the wine that came with it. They all give you so much attention if you ask for this particular meal. It was clear to see that they viewed it all as an art and truly enjoyed serving the dishes. Unlike other Tapas places I've been to, the food actually filled me up because it wasn't just one or two dishes, it must have been like 12 dishes! The wine selection is amazing too! Don't confuse this place with some fufu frilly restaurant because the proportions are small and the menu is expensive, it is absolutely worth every dollar. I would highly recommend this place!!

Pros: everything

Cons: price

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I have a lot of good things to say about Providence. They bailed us out on a Sunday night when I wanted to find a place to take a friend for a birthday dinner. We didn't have reservations for a party of 4, but they found a way to fit us in and treated us great. The service is excellent and the food is very flavorful. My friend is an executive chef so he knows his food and he enjoyed it. We all had the tasting menu (everyone has to get it if you want a tasting menu) and virtually every single course was full of flavor and very tasty. Of course you're going to have to pay at a place like this, but that's to be expected. Another pleasant surprise was that the adjacent street has plenty of street parking (at least on a Sunday night) so we didn't even need to valet the car. The place is small though so I wouldn't go without reservations if possible.

2
★★★★☆

I have a lot of good things to say about Providence. They bailed us out on a Sunday night when I wanted to find a place to take a friend for a birthday dinner. We didn't have reservations for a party of 4, but they found a way to fit us in and treated us great. The service is excellent and the food is very flavorful. My friend is an executive chef so he knows his food and he enjoyed it. We all had the tasting menu (everyone has to get it if you want a tasting menu) and virtually every single course was full of flavor and very tasty. Of course you're going to have to pay at a place like this, but that's to be expected. Another pleasant surprise was that the adjacent street has plenty of street parking (at least on a Sunday night) so we didn't even need to valet the car. The place is small though so I wouldn't go without reservations if possible.

Pros: Great food and great service

Cons: Kind of costly but to be expected, dessert could have been better

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! Chef Michael Cimarusti's love and passion for his work is exuded in every aspect of his warm and welcoming restaurant. This restaurant has a soul. You can feel it from the first bite, and see it in the service. Thank you so very much, Chef, for making our meal so very memorable. You and your excellent staff have my deepest respect and admiration.

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★★★★★

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Chef Michael Cimarusti's love and passion for his work is exuded in every aspect of his warm and welcoming restaurant. This restaurant has a soul. You can feel it from the first bite, and see it in the service. Thank you so very much, Chef, for making our meal so very memorable. You and your excellent staff have my deepest respect and admiration.

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after getting their tasting menu on my first visit, this has become my new favorite!!! (not cheap but the tasting menu IMO is the way to go!)
Besides the awesome food their desserts are very innovative and well executed!

I have more review and pictures in my blog (at gourmetpigs.blogspot ) if u wanna see how good their dishes look :P

2
★★★★★

after getting their tasting menu on my first visit, this has become my new favorite!!! (not cheap but the tasting menu IMO is the way to go!)
Besides the awesome food their desserts are very innovative and well executed!

I have more review and pictures in my blog (at gourmetpigs.blogspot ) if u wanna see how good their dishes look :P

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Romantic ambiance, artistic and flavorful food, Providence has just become my husband and my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The waiters were patient and helpful and the food was superior. This is what dining out should be like everywhere!! We will be returning!!

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Romantic ambiance, artistic and flavorful food, Providence has just become my husband and my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The waiters were patient and helpful and the food was superior. This is what dining out should be like everywhere!! We will be returning!!

Pros: Wine list, service, fine dining

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I recently took out a friend for a thank you dinner. We had a 6 pm seating (dont know why that was the only time given since the restaurant was mostly empty for awhile). We ordered cocktails and the 9-course tasting menu with wine pairings since we thought that it would highlight the best the restaurant had to offer. Our first plate did not come out for at least 1 hr, I forgave them since we were late for our seating. But the rest of the food came out so slowly--we did not not leave the place until 11:30 pm!! It would have been worse if, by the 6th course, we had not flagged anyone walking by -- most of whom reassured us ("Its coming out soon") but still no food. Our main waiter basically abandoned our table and when the food eventually came, it was dropped off without any explanation. As an example, it was at least 45 mins after our cheese course before we got the next course (which was not a warm plate). Meanwhile, the table across us who ordered a la carte (seated 2 hrs after us) got their appetizer, entree, dessert and check. The food may have been good, but the wait was too long between courses and I was drowning my hunger and sorrows with the wine pairings. When we finally got the manager's attention, he apologized and gave us an extra dessert (didnt want one) and took 1 of the tasting menus off the bill ($105), but not the related wine pairing. While the discount was helpful, they cant give back my time or replace what should have been a celebratory dinner with a friend. I was happy and ready to pay for good food and good service anyway. Ive had tasting menus at Sona and other nice places and service is absolutely critical. A heads-up explanation early on about the kitchen being backed up would have gone a long way to manage our expectations, instead we were abandoned. Providence was such a disappointment -- happy to take the order but not happy to serve. Stay away from the tasting menu unless you want to grow older and hungrier while waiting.

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★★☆☆☆

I recently took out a friend for a thank you dinner. We had a 6 pm seating (dont know why that was the only time given since the restaurant was mostly empty for awhile). We ordered cocktails and the 9-course tasting menu with wine pairings since we thought that it would highlight the best the restaurant had to offer. Our first plate did not come out for at least 1 hr, I forgave them since we were late for our seating. But the rest of the food came out so slowly--we did not not leave the place until 11:30 pm!! It would have been worse if, by the 6th course, we had not flagged anyone walking by -- most of whom reassured us ("Its coming out soon") but still no food. Our main waiter basically abandoned our table and when the food eventually came, it was dropped off without any explanation. As an example, it was at least 45 mins after our cheese course before we got the next course (which was not a warm plate). Meanwhile, the table across us who ordered a la carte (seated 2 hrs after us) got their appetizer, entree, dessert and check. The food may have been good, but the wait was too long between courses and I was drowning my hunger and sorrows with the wine pairings. When we finally got the manager's attention, he apologized and gave us an extra dessert (didnt want one) and took 1 of the tasting menus off the bill ($105), but not the related wine pairing. While the discount was helpful, they cant give back my time or replace what should have been a celebratory dinner with a friend. I was happy and ready to pay for good food and good service anyway. Ive had tasting menus at Sona and other nice places and service is absolutely critical. A heads-up explanation early on about the kitchen being backed up would have gone a long way to manage our expectations, instead we were abandoned. Providence was such a disappointment -- happy to take the order but not happy to serve. Stay away from the tasting menu unless you want to grow older and hungrier while waiting.

Pros: OK food when you eventually get it

Cons: Terrible service, especially for the price

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I've been here three times. The first time the valet managed to scratch my porsche bumper. The restaurant said they couldn't do anything about it so beware with low sports cars in Valet.
I let that one go and went again two weeks ago opting to park a block away on the street. The food has always been excellent here. I went on a tuesday night and Providence was 75% full. The service was painfully slow and we did not order a fixed course menu. It took almost 3 hours for the two of us. In fine restaurants the wait staff usually can sense when someone wants to get out of there a little faster than normal. I was looking around for a waiter 5 minutes after every plate.

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★★★★☆

I've been here three times. The first time the valet managed to scratch my porsche bumper. The restaurant said they couldn't do anything about it so beware with low sports cars in Valet.
I let that one go and went again two weeks ago opting to park a block away on the street. The food has always been excellent here. I went on a tuesday night and Providence was 75% full. The service was painfully slow and we did not order a fixed course menu. It took almost 3 hours for the two of us. In fine restaurants the wait staff usually can sense when someone wants to get out of there a little faster than normal. I was looking around for a waiter 5 minutes after every plate.

Pros: Incredible Food

Cons: Takes almost 3 hours to get done with your meal

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I took my wife to Providence for her birthday on Friday. We had a relatively early dinner and thus got lots of staff attention. Both our captain and our server were flawless: friendly but professional; always close by but never obtrusive; knowledgeable but not snooty. After perusing the menu and consulting with our server, we both opted for the fixed tasting menu (around 8 courses) with wine pairings. Other options included a mini-tasting menu (about 5 courses) and a "surprise" chef's menu of about 13 courses (as well as 'a la carte' of course). We found that 8 (small) courses was just the right amount of food.

The food was perfect, stunning, memorable -- I can't praise it enough. Each plate was more beautiful and delicious than the next. Chef Cimarusti never puts more than four or five elements on a plate, but each one is so perfect and flavorful that he will win you over to minimalism for sure.

One of the specials on the night we were there was done as follows: the chefs heated a mixture of rock salt and rosemary in the oven; they then tossed a live giant prawn into a dish and buried it in the hot salt; the dish was then wheeled tableside where a server extracted the now cooked prawn from its salty, rosemary-infused mound and carved it open for eating. This one special says a lot about Providence: innovative; minimalist; super fresh; and dramatic. Yum, I can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

I took my wife to Providence for her birthday on Friday. We had a relatively early dinner and thus got lots of staff attention. Both our captain and our server were flawless: friendly but professional; always close by but never obtrusive; knowledgeable but not snooty. After perusing the menu and consulting with our server, we both opted for the fixed tasting menu (around 8 courses) with wine pairings. Other options included a mini-tasting menu (about 5 courses) and a "surprise" chef's menu of about 13 courses (as well as 'a la carte' of course). We found that 8 (small) courses was just the right amount of food.

The food was perfect, stunning, memorable -- I can't praise it enough. Each plate was more beautiful and delicious than the next. Chef Cimarusti never puts more than four or five elements on a plate, but each one is so perfect and flavorful that he will win you over to minimalism for sure.

One of the specials on the night we were there was done as follows: the chefs heated a mixture of rock salt and rosemary in the oven; they then tossed a live giant prawn into a dish and buried it in the hot salt; the dish was then wheeled tableside where a server extracted the now cooked prawn from its salty, rosemary-infused mound and carved it open for eating. This one special says a lot about Providence: innovative; minimalist; super fresh; and dramatic. Yum, I can't wait to go back!

Pros: Incredible, life-changing seafood

Cons: Not inexpensive

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After having read much praise about how Mr. Cimarusti had transformed Water Grill, I had to try out his own place. I was taken there for my birthday dinner last August and it couldn't have been a better dining experience. From the moment we walked in, I knew it was going to be a fine evening. Since we were heading to a show afterwards, we made an early reservation (6:00), which is really the best way to get a lot of attention from the staff ;-)

Our beautiful waiter (also a Leo I might add) was superb, and had our cocktails in minutes. She was knowledgeable, charming, and attentive. She recommended the tasting menu and it was truly one of the top 3 meals I have ever had. Each course was perfectly prepared, imaginative, and delicious...and each paired with an excellent wine choice. And it was the perfect amount of food. Like Patina of old, the cheese cart was a wonderful way to end the dinner. As it happens, I'll be spending my birthday dinner there again this coming Saturday. Ask for the main dining room on the periphery if you would like more privacy.

It was an all-around winner for me!

2
★★★★★

After having read much praise about how Mr. Cimarusti had transformed Water Grill, I had to try out his own place. I was taken there for my birthday dinner last August and it couldn't have been a better dining experience. From the moment we walked in, I knew it was going to be a fine evening. Since we were heading to a show afterwards, we made an early reservation (6:00), which is really the best way to get a lot of attention from the staff ;-)

Our beautiful waiter (also a Leo I might add) was superb, and had our cocktails in minutes. She was knowledgeable, charming, and attentive. She recommended the tasting menu and it was truly one of the top 3 meals I have ever had. Each course was perfectly prepared, imaginative, and delicious...and each paired with an excellent wine choice. And it was the perfect amount of food. Like Patina of old, the cheese cart was a wonderful way to end the dinner. As it happens, I'll be spending my birthday dinner there again this coming Saturday. Ask for the main dining room on the periphery if you would like more privacy.

It was an all-around winner for me!

Pros: Outstanding food and imaginative preparation; wonderful service

Cons: None

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The website and info gave me the idea that this place was one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles. I was sat quickly and my request from open table to have champayne delivered after seating was fullfilled. It took over ten minutes for our server to greet us and to receive menus. Once ordered food and wine, the ambience and service started to set in nicely. The food was excellent and the wine service was fine. But, we never received our 2nd course before the final course appeared. At the end, we decided not to order dessert as our waiter was too busy and did not want to wait forever for the final course. When we did receive our check, the food items that we never received was listed on the check. But, our $110.00 bottle of wine was not listed. I decided to inform our server and he corrected our check with apologies. I am not sure if both mistakes are the server or kitchen's mistake but either way, we won't be back. Would have easily spent more money and time if we were looked after better. Again, the food was great.

1
★★★☆☆

The website and info gave me the idea that this place was one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles. I was sat quickly and my request from open table to have champayne delivered after seating was fullfilled. It took over ten minutes for our server to greet us and to receive menus. Once ordered food and wine, the ambience and service started to set in nicely. The food was excellent and the wine service was fine. But, we never received our 2nd course before the final course appeared. At the end, we decided not to order dessert as our waiter was too busy and did not want to wait forever for the final course. When we did receive our check, the food items that we never received was listed on the check. But, our $110.00 bottle of wine was not listed. I decided to inform our server and he corrected our check with apologies. I am not sure if both mistakes are the server or kitchen's mistake but either way, we won't be back. Would have easily spent more money and time if we were looked after better. Again, the food was great.

Pros: Food

Cons: No attention to detail by server

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Having read great reviews about this place and having frequented the Patina restaurant that was there previously, we decided to give this place a shot. We were disappointed that the decor hadn't changed much and was actually quite boring. The service was on the verge of being offensively terrible. Our waiter (some guy wth puffy hair) seemed somewhat condescending and was not really attentive. When I ordered our drinks, I saw him ask another waiter if he could get them for us. He wasn't helpful in describing the dishes either. Regardless, my wife and I really enjoyed the food. The blue crab appetizer was so fresh and tasty. My wife's thai snapper was cooked perfectly and had a crispy, salty crust. The dessert we shared, called Lychee-Shiso Sorbet, was probably one of the most original and delicious desserts I had ever had. So, the bottom line is that the food was great, but the decor and service were not. For the kind of prices you're paying, you deserve to have it all...

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★★★☆☆

Having read great reviews about this place and having frequented the Patina restaurant that was there previously, we decided to give this place a shot. We were disappointed that the decor hadn't changed much and was actually quite boring. The service was on the verge of being offensively terrible. Our waiter (some guy wth puffy hair) seemed somewhat condescending and was not really attentive. When I ordered our drinks, I saw him ask another waiter if he could get them for us. He wasn't helpful in describing the dishes either. Regardless, my wife and I really enjoyed the food. The blue crab appetizer was so fresh and tasty. My wife's thai snapper was cooked perfectly and had a crispy, salty crust. The dessert we shared, called Lychee-Shiso Sorbet, was probably one of the most original and delicious desserts I had ever had. So, the bottom line is that the food was great, but the decor and service were not. For the kind of prices you're paying, you deserve to have it all...

Pros: Food, food, food

Cons: Service, Decor, Price

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Excellent meal, wonderful service, very light and tasty seafood. Our server was friendly and approachable. I loved every minute of it!

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★★★★★

Excellent meal, wonderful service, very light and tasty seafood. Our server was friendly and approachable. I loved every minute of it!

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the food here is really phenomenal. and the service was great. dessert was such a treat as well. i will definitely be returning to eat here in the very near future. everything was just so outstanding. loved the whole experience!

2
★★★★★

the food here is really phenomenal. and the service was great. dessert was such a treat as well. i will definitely be returning to eat here in the very near future. everything was just so outstanding. loved the whole experience!

Pros: food is incredible

Cons: no cons

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First time in LA and had a bad time, but this restaurant made it so much better. The food was great. The shrimp salad amuse was so tasty. The fois gras was so buttery and sweet. The service was amazing. The staff was very educated and helpful. We went two nights in a row and both nights, the food was wonderful. The desserts were amazing also. The lollipops made us come back for more. My favorite is the coconut soup with passion fruit gelee and lychee sorbet. Next time I'm in LA, I will go back.

2
★★★★★

First time in LA and had a bad time, but this restaurant made it so much better. The food was great. The shrimp salad amuse was so tasty. The fois gras was so buttery and sweet. The service was amazing. The staff was very educated and helpful. We went two nights in a row and both nights, the food was wonderful. The desserts were amazing also. The lollipops made us come back for more. My favorite is the coconut soup with passion fruit gelee and lychee sorbet. Next time I'm in LA, I will go back.

Pros: Great food and dessert, service

Cons: None

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The food combinations are unique. Try the tasting menu. It was a blast. Instead of one large portion you get a bunch of small appetizer size plates so you can try a variety of items. It is not like the food is the best I have ever had, but it really is some of the most unique. The banana capsule desert was really unusual. If you want plain steak and baked potato, this is not the place for you.

I thought the service was terrific. The people were very friendly and down to earth. Not snobby like you find in some upscale restaurants. We went on a Thursday night, the place was full, but not hectic. The servers said Friday and Saturdays are really busy so you might want to go during the week.

2
★★★★★

The food combinations are unique. Try the tasting menu. It was a blast. Instead of one large portion you get a bunch of small appetizer size plates so you can try a variety of items. It is not like the food is the best I have ever had, but it really is some of the most unique. The banana capsule desert was really unusual. If you want plain steak and baked potato, this is not the place for you.

I thought the service was terrific. The people were very friendly and down to earth. Not snobby like you find in some upscale restaurants. We went on a Thursday night, the place was full, but not hectic. The servers said Friday and Saturdays are really busy so you might want to go during the week.

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I randomly picked this place online and boy, was I lucky. A group of 4 came for dinner and when the amouse bouche of shrimp salad and carrot soup with curry foam came out, we loved it. The flavor combinations were out of this world. All we could talk about was what flavors we tasted and what they developed into, etc. The apps we ordered (foie gras a la plancha, chowda', scallop carpacio, lobster) were all amazing. Again, the flavor combos were great. Entrees (monkfish, tai snapper, and steak) were out of this world. Each cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful, flavor combos again making it great. After the entrees, we saw another table get these lollipop looking things. We asked our waiter what it was, and he smled and said, "let me get that for you." He brought each of us an orange and cardammom soda white chocolate lollipop that were the standout of the night. You were supposed to hold it in your mouth, and the chocolate shell melted in your mouth and the soda exploded out. Amazing. My girlfriend and I shared the dessert tasting menu, and everything was great again. The lollipop litchi-shiso sorbet and rice pudding stood out the most I think. They also had some pettite fours, the earl grey chocolates were my favorite. The food left such an impression on us, we made reservations to bring our friends the next night. The next day, the food was just as good and amazing. We did have one problem with one of our dishes which was overly salted. We notified the waiter and they immediately took it away and replaced it with whatever we wanted, no charge. They definitely went over the top to make sure we had the best time ever. I will definitely eat here again before my vacation in LA is over. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helped us pick the perfect wine while letting us know about it. Chef Cimarusti even said hello after dinner. A perfect 10 in my book.

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★★★★★

I randomly picked this place online and boy, was I lucky. A group of 4 came for dinner and when the amouse bouche of shrimp salad and carrot soup with curry foam came out, we loved it. The flavor combinations were out of this world. All we could talk about was what flavors we tasted and what they developed into, etc. The apps we ordered (foie gras a la plancha, chowda', scallop carpacio, lobster) were all amazing. Again, the flavor combos were great. Entrees (monkfish, tai snapper, and steak) were out of this world. Each cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful, flavor combos again making it great. After the entrees, we saw another table get these lollipop looking things. We asked our waiter what it was, and he smled and said, "let me get that for you." He brought each of us an orange and cardammom soda white chocolate lollipop that were the standout of the night. You were supposed to hold it in your mouth, and the chocolate shell melted in your mouth and the soda exploded out. Amazing. My girlfriend and I shared the dessert tasting menu, and everything was great again. The lollipop litchi-shiso sorbet and rice pudding stood out the most I think. They also had some pettite fours, the earl grey chocolates were my favorite. The food left such an impression on us, we made reservations to bring our friends the next night. The next day, the food was just as good and amazing. We did have one problem with one of our dishes which was overly salted. We notified the waiter and they immediately took it away and replaced it with whatever we wanted, no charge. They definitely went over the top to make sure we had the best time ever. I will definitely eat here again before my vacation in LA is over. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helped us pick the perfect wine while letting us know about it. Chef Cimarusti even said hello after dinner. A perfect 10 in my book.

Pros: Food, service, everything

Cons: None

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