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Mar 16, 2007 01:44 PM

2 nights in LA. Providence and Grace or...

This board seems to love Providence, so I feel confident about that choice, but I've hear dissenting opinions about Grace. What do you think? Is there something better we should try for our other night?

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  1. people love Providence but i didn't have a good meal there... and Grace is really disappointing. in those price ranges, i'd recommend Spago or Sona. both are really excellent time and time again.

    1. I think that Grace is a great choice... I always recommend it to people. I've always had stellar meals and superb service every time that I go (which is about once a month).

      1. I LOVE Grace. My go-to good meal place for out-of-town guests Great vibe, great food, friendly service. Am actually one of the people more on the fence about Providence -- high on innovation but found the dishes on tasting menu hit-and-miss with the sauces and gelees overly sweet for my taste. Also, the atmosphere of the room we were in took a couple of drinks to warm up (front room to the left as you enter -- if you book ask the host if you can sit elsewhere). Did love their deserts though, the staff couldn't have been lovelier and the dishes were creative -- so certainly not a train-wreck. Might of liked more if hadn't been oversold. Will be going to Sona next month -- husband's choice for his b-day. Hoping for the best -- but a lot of 'hounds seem pretty down on it. so far the coordinator I've been arranging the menu with is absolutely lovely. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

        1. I'm also a huge fan of Grace. It's never disappointed. I've had better experiences at Providence with the tasting menu than with the regular menu. I didn't enjoy Sona, although I understand that if you coordinate with them beforehand about your meal (they did a tasting menu for my friends' anniversary planned around the wines they brought), you'll enjoy the experience.

          1. I'd go to Spago and Providence. If you can, get the tasting menu at both, or at least at Spago. You'll definitely have something to write home, or back to us, about! Have fun in LA.