Providence, Michael Cimarusti's seafood-focused fine dining restaurant on Melrose Avenue, opened on Wednesday after closing for an interior redesign.
The restaurant, helmed by Cimarusti and his partner, Donato Poto, was reimagined by Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey as "a luxe vision of our oceans as seen through the lens of an Art Deco enthusiast."
Providence also has switched to a tasting menu-focused format with three options: a menu of signature dishes, a market menu or the chef’s menu. Diners also have the option of choosing a few dishes rather than a full tasting menu.
“In our experience, a majority of our guests gravitate toward our tasting menus, so to focus our efforts on these three options will help to ensure the best experience possible,” Cimarusti said in a statement. “What guides us ... is a reverence for wild-caught, sustainable products .... Our objective is to forward the notion that eating sustainably harvested, wild-caught fish is in our society’s collective best interest.”
In the dining room is custom damask wallpaper painted in rose, gold, pearl and blue that lines the banquettes; dark blue velvet chairs; sconces hung in chained steel; driftwood chandeliers; and dark blue carpeting. And Providence's patio, an extension of the dining room, is now enclosed. “We really looked to the sea as inspiration for a backdrop," Kaye-Honey said in statement.
For the month of June, Providence is celebrating its ninth anniversary with a four-course tasting menu for $80 a person.
Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 460-4170, www.providencela.com.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times