What would L.A. be without Providence, the standard-bearing fine dining seafood restaurant in the former Patina space along Melrose in Hancock Park? Michael Cimarusti opens up the dining room to a modestly priced $80 menu every June, but they've decided to keep on the market menu, which has four courses (plus bread service and extras) to celebrate their 10 year anniversary through the month of July. That means over a month longer to enjoy high end cooking served in a suave dining room by a brigade of urbane servers.
In addition, Cimarusti is gathering guest chefs on August 18 that includes Suzanne Goin and Dominique Crenn with a California-inspired menu of seven course. Other dinners through September include a mashup of Michael Tusk (SF's Quince) and Mark Vetri (Philly's Vetri) on September 14 and a trio production with David Kinch (Manresa) and Mauro Colagreco (2 Michelin Mirazur and #28 on the World's 50 Best) on October 6. Prices on those dinners will range a pretty penny, from $220 to $280 depending on the evening. Reservations can be made up to two months in advance by calling the restaurant at 323-460-4170.