Food & Drink

Fish Outta Water

It’s easy to pretend that your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

Especially when you’re not finishing dinner because you don’t like what you see.

If you’re dining at Providence, that shouldn’t be a problem. The sleek new seafood restaurant is as pleasing to the peepers as it is to the palate. The menu is New American with Japanese and French influences like New England clam chowder; raw fluke with pistachio, grapefruit, and olive oil; and roasted bloc foie gras with sweet onion and fig.

Order à la carte or, if you’re in the mood to wine and dine (yourself or someone else), splurge on the prix fixe offering. But leave room for dessert. It’d be a shame to skip sweets like a chocolate Napoleon with tonka bean and muscavado.

Whether dealing with local scorpion fish or spiny lobster, Providence brings out the best flavors while keeping it simple. So whatever you order, your eyes will be wide with wonder.

Though we can’t guarantee your stomach will be able to keep up.

Providence, 5955 Melrose Avenue, at Cole Avenue, Hollywood (323-460-4170).