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Providence is closed for in person dining beginning July 1st.

Providence Reopens Wednesday, June 17th

July 1, 2020-Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered restaurants  to close for indoor dining effective immediately. While he estimates that the closure will last three weeks, we will keep you updated as news about reopening breaks. We wish you all good health, good spirits, and peace. Here’s hoping that we will soon prevail over this dastardly disease.



Our "En Voyage" Take Home Dinner Series Resumes, July 8th.

Check out our En Voyage, “Golden State” video guide for July 8th-11th.

Golden State Video Guide

Reflections on 15 years of Providence

15 years have passed since we first opened our doors here at Providence. If you asked me how I feel about that milestone, the first word that springs to mind is grateful. We are grateful to a staff that has stood beside us for 15 years. Grateful to Los Angeles, that has kept us busy all these years. Grateful that the diversity of our staff has always reflected the city we call home. Grateful for the guests we now call friends, at home in Los Angeles, across the country, and around the globe.

I am grateful to our Chef de Cuisine of 8 years, Tristan Aitchison. Tristan has been at Providence for all 15 years. He met his wife, our former sous chef Amy Wolf, and together have produced the restaurant’s first grandchild, Busy.

I am grateful for Chef Sam Baxter from Connie and Ted’s, who along with Tristan, was a part of the opening team here at Providence. His talent and dedication is so important to our success.
I am grateful to Matthew De Marte, the General Manager at Connie and Ted’s, and a member of the opening team here at Providence. He faithfully upholds our values and standards everyday.

I am grateful to my partner, Donato Poto. Donato has imbued our wait staff with his talent and his pride in sharing knowledge, comfort and hospitality with our guests, without him, and the staff he leads, our work in the kitchen would fall flat. Our friendship and mutual respect for each other has only grown deeper throughout the years.

I am grateful to my partner Cristina Echiverri. Crisi is not only my partner in business, she is also my wife. Unlike Donato and me, Crisi works largely behind the scenes. She is the reason you are receiving this message and a big reason that Providence is still here 15 years into this long, strange trip. Crisi is our voice of reason, our backstop, and the most well-rounded, versatile member of our triumvirate.
On behalf of the staff I’d like to say how thankful we are to all of you who have supported us from the day we opened. Without your support Providence wouldn’t be the restaurant that it is today.
With much gratitude,

Congratulations, Chef Michael Cimarusti!


Chef Michael Cimarusti with his James Beard Award

Chef Michael Cimarusti was awarded Best Chef: West at the 2019 James Beard Awards

Michael Cimarusti Wins Best Chef West, James Beard Foundation Awards, LA Times

Plan your Private Event at Providence!

Photo by Jakob Layman - Providence

Let Providence make your party unforgettable! Our professional and award-winning staff will take care of every detail so you can sit back and enjoy the party. Providence has several private dining room options within the restaurant to suit your needs, for your luncheon or dinner party. Providence is available for exclusive buyout for larger parties. We can also bring the Providence experience to your home, place of business, or wherever you choose! Our expert staff will create an unforgettable experience with the food and service our discerning guests have come to expect.

Contact Alyssa Shepherd at (323) 460-4170 or [email protected] to plan your festive occasion.