A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller
It took five years before making our way to Providence, located on Melrose Ave in the heart of the internationally renowned shopping, dining and entertainment mecca in Los Angeles, California.
Mister Hubs and I came here to celebrate our 8th Anniversary and enjoyed our delicious and nearly four hour experience.
Driven by their penchant for detail, we were always checked-up on. Although, a few things did go amiss such as the timing for refill of water, crumb free linens and bread check. For an upscale restaurant that had once earned 2 stars should really maintain the keenest for the most basics of detail.
Still the food showcases their sincerity, dedication and appreciation to food and mainly focuses on seafood. The excellence was in each execution, and we enjoyed almost every bite.
The highlights were definitely the uni dishes and the salmon skin chips with ikura crème fraîche.
The most disappointing part was at the end. The caramel vanilla macaron was both crunchy and chewy. Perhaps it was an off day because others have mentioned that it was quite desirable on other days.
Notable(s): Received two star Michelin in 2009 before stars were suspended to Southern California and Las Vegas
Tip(s): Make sure to come early to either find street parking or valet ($5.50) should be easily attained. You will have four menu selections to choose from along with an a la carte option. For first timers, I recommend the 9-course menu (which is what we choose) and the 14-course menu if you are very hungry. Definitely a place for a romantic dining experience.