Founded in 2005, Los Angeles seafood restaurant Providence was destined to be a luxury hotspot for ocean cuisine. The partnership between co-owners renowed chef Michael Cimarusti and acclaimed host Donato Poto ensure that both food and atmosphere are of the highest quality.
Chef Cimarusti’s experience of seafood dates back to his coastal upbringing and his childhood passion for all things culinary. Having devoted many years of his life to the preparation of fine food, graduating with honours from the Culinary Institute of America in 1990 and working with many of the finest restaurants in both America and France, his expertise thrust Providence to great heights almost from its conception.
The foundation of Providence’s ethic is sustainability. Wild-caught fish predominantly from American waters make up the majority of its menu. The locally-sourced ingredients even comprise a specific Providence Market Menu so that the dining experience you get is exclusive not only to the restaurant but to its exact location.
There are two other menus also on offer – the Providence Chef’s Menu and the Signature and Seasonal Menu. Each selection is designed to create a full menu that works together to create a fully satisfying overall whole. The extensive variety means that there will be a meal crafted to suit any taste. Each dish is designed to accentuate the natural flavours of each fish and to make your experience of it as full and fantastic as possible. Every menu comes with its own corresponding wine selection, picked to perfectly compliment your choice.
For all the care and effort gone into crafting the experience and the atmosphere of this establishment, Providence has been awarded two Michelin stars as well as a number of other accolades. It has been repeatedly nominated for James Beard Awards, has been named Best Seafood Restaurant by Los Angeles magazine and was given the top spot in Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants in the Los Angeles Times.