HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

best tasting menu? celebrating a b-day

we'll be celebrating my fiance's b-day this friday and have reservations at providence, but what would be your choice? we've loved providence before but i wanted to try something different.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I love Providence too, but if you want something different, we were just at Grace Friday and they do a wonderful tasting menu. You can call in advance and set something up with them, or see what they have that night.

    2 Replies
    1. re: djdebs

      Can a tasting menu at Grace be arranged on a Saturday? I thought it was only Tues-Thurs or something. How many courses is the tasting menu at Grace, and what is the cost?

      I haven't had the tasting menu at Grace, but I love their regular menu. I love Providence's tasting menu, too.

      1. re: Nicole

        They had a game tasting menu on Friday, so I think that they do them on other nights. The menu mentioned that the chef will set up a menu for you. I'd call and ask.

    2. I also adore providence! I second Gravce as a second option. Also think about Valentino's, or perhaps Bastide.

      Another option is to get Omakase at Asanebo in Studio City! Yummy!

      1 Reply
      1. re: Diana

        I had lunch at Asanebo and it was fabulous...didn't do the Omakase, but I definitely plan to go back for it for dinner (and SOON)!

        I really enjoyed the tasting menu at Foundry, although some reviews here have not been stellar.

        1. I'm a big fan of Grace, but the most recent tasting menu I enjoyed was the one at Bastide.

          1. Providence is great. I had a very disappointing dinner at Grace last Valentine's Day, so I don't know what the fuss is about. I really like the "Big Daddy" tasting menu at Bin 8945--10 plus courses or 'til you yell uncle. Great food, great wines, small bistro atmosphere. Haven't made it to Bastide yet, but I am told its great. You might have a tough time getting a table. I made reservations about a month in advance, and had something come up last minute, so I had to cancel. :-( Regardless of where you go, enjoy!