Providence

Restaurants , Seafood Hollywood
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Very few restaurants aim for, little less achieve, the level of grace exhibited nightly at Providence. While this hushed, white-tablecloth restaurant is based around seafood, it’s really much more than a fish palace. It’s one of the finest restaurants on the West Coast. Fish just happens to be its primary muse—from farm-raised sustainable caviar to Dungeness crab, Maine lobster, abalone, geoduck clams, Spanish octopus, Santa Barbara spot prawns and wild, line-caught Atlantic striped bass. Whether you're ordering a la carte or opting for the chef's menu (a $220 splurge), there’s always an incredible cut of steak thrown into the mix as well. Bonus: Providence serves lunch only on Fridays, and it’s one of those Champagne lunches you’ll be reminiscing about for the rest of the year.

Venue name: Providence
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Address: 5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles
90038
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 6-10pm; Fri noon-2pm, 6-10pm; Sat 6-10pm; Sun 5:30-9pm
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Erin Kuschner
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My experience at Providence was a bit unusual, since I was here for a private event and didn't get a standard prix-fixe menu. However, I have to say that the food here is incredibly inventive, the seafood is some of the most expertly prepared and best-utilized in the city, and the service is remarkable. There aren't a lot of white tablecloth restaurants in LA, but Providence definitely helps set the standard. Hopefully I'll be able to try a more traditional dinner here at some point.