Providence LA

Inwas messing around with chatgpt for astrea - just to see what it could generate. It was just constantly spitting out nonsense even when I asked it to exclude things. I gave up. [quote=“Totoro, post:97, topic:10856, full:true”]
I asked ChatGPT what the best restaurants in Southern California and this is its Top 10:

There are numerous great restaurants in Southern California, so it really depends on what type of cuisine you are looking for, your budget, and your personal preferences. Here are some highly rated restaurants in Southern California that are worth checking out:

  1. Providence (Los Angeles) - a seafood-focused fine dining restaurant with a Michelin star.
  2. The French Laundry (Yountville) - a world-renowned restaurant known for its tasting menus featuring French cuisine.
  3. Spago (Beverly Hills) - a celebrity hotspot serving contemporary California cuisine.
  4. Mélisse (Santa Monica) - a Michelin-starred French restaurant with a focus on seasonal ingredients.
  5. Osteria Mozza (Los Angeles) - an Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Mario Batali, featuring homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas.
  6. Trois Mec (Los Angeles) - a small, intimate restaurant with a daily-changing menu featuring innovative dishes.
  7. Addison (San Diego) - a Forbes Five-Star fine dining restaurant serving French-inspired cuisine.
  8. The Ranch Restaurant (Anaheim) - a farm-to-table restaurant with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and steakhouse classics.
  9. Juniper & Ivy (San Diego) - a modern American restaurant from celebrity chef Richard Blais, with an emphasis on bold flavors and creative presentation.
  10. Little Sister (Manhattan Beach) - a trendy Southeast Asian restaurant with a menu inspired by the flavors of Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia.

I didn’t know The French Laundry is nearby!

After I messaged that it made a mistake, it included Taco Maria in the list.


I wonder if the AI is trainable. Will try to impress upon ChatGPT how the food cognoscenti of L.A. adore The Stinking Rose. Wish me luck…


Two of the restaurants on that list have closed (Trois Mec and Little Sister, MB)
Not great, AI.

That’s whole purpose of AI - for your example it might be better to use one of the competitors (MS, Google) as they are actually “connected” to the internet

Well alrighty, then. Experiment: ON. Let’s all tell ChatGPT how Stinking Rose is a top 10 L.A. restaurant, and see if we can make a dent in its algorithm lolol…


I asked Bard the same question. Bard is Google version of Chat GPT.

There are many great restaurants in Southern California, but some of the most popular and well-regarded include:

  • Spago of Beverly Hills: This Michelin-starred restaurant is known for its innovative cuisine and elegant atmosphere.
  • Grand Central Market: This historic food hall offers a wide variety of dining options, from casual to fine dining.
  • Bestia: This Italian restaurant is known for its wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas.
  • Nobu Malibu: This Japanese restaurant is a celebrity favorite, serving up dishes like sushi and sashimi.
  • Pink’s Hot Dogs: This iconic hot dog stand has been serving up delicious dogs since 1939.
  • Sugarfish: This sushi restaurant is known for its omakase menu, which changes daily based on what’s freshest.
  • Shake Shack: This popular burger chain offers a variety of burgers, fries, and shakes.
  • Philippe the Original: This French dip sandwich shop has been serving up its signature sandwiches since 1901.

These are just a few of the many great restaurants in Southern California. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal.


The famed ever-changing omakase of Sugarfish!


Haha. I don’t think Nozawa changed their menu since the 90s when they only had the Studio City location.


Apologies if this was asked before, but if you sit at the bar do you have to order the normal tasting menu or is a la carte an option?

Last time I asked - about 8 months ago - they were not doing a la cart at the bar anymore.

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They do their supplements at the bar. So 3-5 dishes.