Providence offering an $80 tasting menu throughout June
Just rec'd word from Providence that they are offering a four course tasting menu for all of June to celebrate their 9 years in L.A. The menu will change daily.
They will reopen on Wednesday May 28,2014 after remodel.
Celebrate Nine Years of Providence
with our Specially Priced Four-Course Menu During the Month of June!
June marks our ninth anniversary at Providence and we are on...well..cloud nine! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal guests, for your enduring support. "We feel so fortunate to be a part of the ever-evolving Los Angeles food scene. At times, I look back and can't believe it's been nearly a decade. It feels like we just opened yesterday!", says consummate host and co-owner of Providence, Donato Poto. In honor of this auspicious occasion, Providence is providing some incentive for you to celebrate along with us. Beginning on our May 28th reopening, we are offering our four-course tasting menu, for $80 a person, during the entire month of June. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!
Four-Course Tasting Menu $80
Menus change daily
(exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverages)
*Parties of 10 or less only. Reservations during our anniversary celebration fill up quickly. For reservations please call (323) 460-4170 or Open Table.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
No, alas, it was many yrs ago (~4, as I said above).
Is it "worth" it? Hard to say. At the $55-65, I paid, I thought it was a good deal. $80 would probaby be the very upper limit of what I'd be willing to pay (esp since all the "really" good dishes like the uni [I think] were part of the longer tasting menu).
The service was excellent and unobtrusive, the ambiance was very much what you'd expect from a high-end restaurant, and the quality of ingredients + presentation of the food were excellent. However, I can also understand how someone might find it kind of... boring (a BacoMan did below).... maybe "staid" is a better word? This is not a happenin', hip joint place that's on the cutting-edge (whatever that means) of food....
Not been to the other places you mentioned, so I can't compare.
widely considered one of the best restaurants in the city. just named #1 on jonathon gold's list. and i think if you did a search, you would see lots of chowhounds posts. it's been around for a long time, and has a standard of excellence so there's really not a lot to say about it. i've been to trois mec and alma. and they were both very good. but i keep going back to providence. it's a top rate dining experience, with an emphasis on beautifully executed seafood.
I actually wonder the same thing. My friend's mother recently went and thought it was spectacular.
Kevineats just went again and said it was great.
But I actually don't see that much that interests me personally.
Alma and Trois Mec seem more interesting.
And if you went seafood dedication...why not just go to Shunji, N/Naka, Mori, etc...?
Of course...you know, J Gold considers it to obviously be by far the best restaurant in LA.
I think $80 is a good way to get an introduction to Providence. You might see less about Providence because it doesn't lend itself to as much debate on these forums. Even with the complaint-ridden J. Gold 101 thread, Providence's placement at the top only gets mentioned once or twice.
Personally, if I just wanted a solid, excellent meal, I would choose Providence. If I wanted something that was a little more thought provoking, Trois Mec.
For anyone curious, here is last night's (Sun 01Jun2014) market menu (* indicates 4 course menu item):
Wild East Coast Fluke*
Santa Barbara Sea Urchin (American caviar, $20 supplement)
Wild Alaskan Halibut*
- Liberty Farms Duck Breast
- A5 Wagyu (3oz, $50 supplement)
- Wild King Salmon
We also had 4 amuse bouches and 2 additional dessert offerings (with our 4-course/$80 and 9-course/$140 dinners). For our options, we went with the wagyu and duck--both which were awesome.
1. Amuse 1, cocktail gelee
2. Amuse 2, scallop w/sushi rice taco
3. Amuse 3, wagyu beef cigar
4. Amuse 4, salmon skin chip & roe dip
5. Amuse 4 (served with above), soup w/peas
6. Course 1, fluke
7. Course 2, halibut
8. Course 3, wagyu (his)
9. Course 3, duck (mine)
10. Course 4, chocolate marquise
11. Complimentary Dessert 1
12. Complimentary Dessert 2