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Dinner at Providence is the restaurant's specialty, with prix fixe tasting menus ranging from five to nine courses. Signature favorites include black bass with peppers, blood sausage and pickled celery; and salt-roasted Santa Barbara prawns with rosemary, lemon and virgin olive oil.
We recommend splurging on the chef's menu, especially when celebrating a special occasion. Whichever option you choose, the service at this Forbes Travel Guide restaurant is sprinkled with signature amuses including spherical shots filled with vodka and grapefruit juice, and crispy salmon skin served with a smoked trout mousse seasoned with chives and garlic. The restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Lunch at Los Angeles' Providence is a leisurely affair. It provides a lovely start to the weekend since it's only offered Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Chef Michael Cimarusti uses this time to try out his new ideas, so the menu is often more experimental. Start with something light, such as Hirame sashimi served with pink grapefruit and cucumber, followed by the Alaskan halibut with artichokes braised in white wine, carrots, pearl onions, and parsley- jalapeño pistou. Finally, finish off your meal with a refreshing selection of ice cream and sorbets such as huckleberry, carrot and toasted milk.