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Otium

4.8
4.8
2528 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Otium is a contemporary restaurant that draws from the rich culinary heritage of Timothy Hollingsworth. It is designed to be a social restaurant with a dramatic open kitchen merging indoor and outdoor spaces. The restaurant’s name, Otium, has its roots in Latin. A word that is meant to emphasize a place where time can be spent on leisurely social activities, both eating and drinking; adjacent to one of Los Angeles" most important cultural streets—Grand Avenue—and next to its newest, most vibrant addition, the contemporary art museum, The Broad. The restaurant draws inspiration from the 100-year-old olive trees planted in Broad Plaza by utilizing rustic cooking with live fire and sustainable ingredients grown in the garden of the restaurant’s mezzanine. Otium strips away the rigid formalities of dining while focusing on the quality of food, warm service, and relaxed casual ambience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 935-8500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Timothy Hollingsworth

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for Catering inquiries at events@otiumla.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For more information on our multiple private and semi-private event spaces please contact our team: Events@OtiumLA.com.

  • Private party contact

    Spark O'Connell: (213) 514-0131

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    between 2nd St and 3rd St

  • Parking details

    Valet is located on upper Grand Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Food

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  1. M

    Menkatz

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! My favorite restaurant in LA!
  2. j

    jkl1

    Los Angeles

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful food and service. Excellent wine list and craft cocktails. New vegetable dish was delicious and colorful. Very thoughtful that prior servers and manager stopped by to say hello. Fabulous outdoor patio.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service good. Thank you.
  4. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our favorites from our order were sweet corn agnolotti and the duck croquette!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary here and loved the food. As the hostess walked us to the table passing the open kitchen, was not happy about being sprayed by the water as their staff was doing their dishes and she ran away. Both my husband and I got wet and we let the hostess and server know and no apologies were made nor they handed us a napkin for us to wipe ourselves down. We really enjoyed the food there but would’ve been nice for them to apologize and acknowledge as my outfit and hair for wet.
  6. e

    epsfood1

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Otium is for me the "go to" restaurant for multiple occasions - before the theatre, romantic dinner, entertaining friends, or to splurge and after a long day at work for a relaxing meal. The chef, cooks, bartenders, and staff always deliver on an enjoyable experience with attention to quality and hospitality.
  7. SL

    SLOSue

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time!
  8. LE

    Love2Eat

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and service is always fabulous - have not had anything we didn't like. One of our favorite restaurants. Pasta always cooked perfectly. The naan is amazing, branzino delicious, octopus tender and tasty and we always order the Otium potatoes!
  9. KH

    KathyH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was perfect except the heat from the environment outside so the indoors temperature was extremely warm from the family style kitchen & the air con just was over working without great results.
  10. JB

    JulieB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is always very fresh and flavors are wonderful. We had tickets for a show and they have a limited menu to ensure timing needs are met but it is increasingly stripped down and didn’t work for us as we had a vegetarian in our group. Waiter assured us that we could order other items except for large proteins (like Tomahawk) which was OK because we were ordering vegetarian. However, courses were very slow to come out (especially between our apps and main…took maybe 20 min) and waiter did not seem to be mindful of our timing and we had to cut our experience short (we had to be proactive and request bill early, our waiter seemed to have forgotten about us and our timing requirements…too many shows starting at different times, I guess) and we were late for our show. Restaurant doesn’t open until 5pm and our show was at 6:30pm. Also, they are very slow to seat people when they open and the host was slowed down by their internal protocol of having to check people in electronically, chose a table electronically and then wait for computer to print a slip before seating each guest and this took a bit of time for host…not sure if host was new or if computer was acting up. All in all, it’s a wonderful restaurant if you don’t have time constraints but a little troublesome if you have a show to make.
  11. MT

    MarcoT

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience the dishes where excellent food was amazing and extremely delicious.
  12. R

    Rose

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious. The service is excellent. I highly recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The server basically wanted to turn our table quickly and keep pushing us course to course. Felt like eating in 5 seat restaurant in China town and all eyes on you. Need to turn the table back to back so he can make more business. Can’t really enjoy the food and experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff
  15. H

    Hall1980

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and so was every dish. The naan and duck were incredible.
  16. E

    Estelle2you

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food but too expensive for the quantity we have eaten
  17. j

    jkl1

    Los Angeles

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful and creative food. Fabulous and attentive service. Great wine list and craft cocktails. Nice outdoor patio. Always a lovely time at Otium.
  18. AM

    AudreyM

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Honestly, I could have the sweet corn aniolotti every day. At least when corn is out of season, there’s the tomato tart!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was incredible. The overall vibe of the place was this darker building with enormous glass windows. The food was incredible, with portions bigger than expected (nice surprise). And the man taking care of us was so knowledgeable and caring.
  20. DB

    DanielB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were outstanding. This is my new favorite LA restaurant.
  21. CF

    CFFoodie

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of four seated at the chef’s table, so we had a front row seat to the action in the kitchen. It was fascinating to watch dishes being prepared and served by the highly skilled and collaborative kitchen team. This perspective made us appreciate Otium cuisine and its overall vibe even more! One of us enjoyed a glass of wine while the rest of us tried alcohol and alcohol-free cocktails (so fun for everyone to celebrate with their own, tasty choice). Every dish we shared was delicious: tomato tart, potato gnocchi, lamb, duck, and roasted potatoes. Every Otium person we interacted with was welcoming and skillful. By the end of our meal we were very full, but since we were celebrating a birthday, we four shared a candle-topped, warm chocolate tart with banana ice cream and a swirl of caramel sauce. Also delicious! The birthday man, our our-of-state guests, and I left with full hearts and bellies and we look forward to returning to Otium for another special occasion 🌞
  22. L

    Linda

    Los Angeles

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant is very warm inside... needs ceiling fans or more AC... and walking through the kitchen to the bathroom seems awkward, but gives you a good view of them making the food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was amazing service was excellent would go back and recommend any time
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Tomahawk was overcooked, not worthy of its price
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interessino platessa and fantastic service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the tremendous service!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing and super attendance !!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with delicious food. The restaurant itself is tucked away between the broad museum and another building. The kitchen is an open space so all the guests can literally watch food being prepared and made. The location and surroundings are absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Did not expect family style dining- portions and presentation did not reflect this. Too busy/ loud. Not the fine dining experience I was expecting given the chef’s reputation.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is perfect!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Whole Bronzino, wood roasted squash, spinach bucatini and king salmon all food was delicious the plating was aesthetically pleasing something you would expect in a casual, laid back environment it captures the essence of the family style portions.
  32. AG

    AnthonyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!! Everything is made fresh as you order it. Be careful not to order too much because everything is shareable.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time, amazing food. It’s a must visit in LA.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El mejor restaurante!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best meal in LA
  36. G

    Greatspot

    Los Angeles

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Timothy Hollingsworth is a genius. Food is incredible. Wine was great! Desserts knocked our socks off. The only bummer is the added fee on our bill. Being the prices are what they are it seemed a bit unjust to charge an extra fee. We also suffered during Covid. Took away from the incredible experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came here for Father’s Day brunch && let me tell you guys. It didn’t disappoint. Ambience was a 10/10 service was exceptional && the food was sooo delicious cooked right to perfection. The server recommended this cocktail called the Otium something like it and it was soo delicious.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Wonderful staff and great wine selection. Can’t wait to return.
  39. R

    Rity

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful innovative food & charming, professional service.
  40. JO

    JustOneBite

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious, creative food. A beautiful open concept kitchen, where we could see food being cooked over the wood fire, and pasta being made by hand. A great place for a special meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Otium is rated 4.8 stars by 2528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Otium

222 Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 2nd St and 3rd St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet is located on upper Grand Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Timothy Hollingsworth

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 935-8500

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for Catering inquiries at events@otiumla.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For more information on our multiple private and semi-private event spaces please contact our team: Events@OtiumLA.com.

  • Private party contact

    Spark O'Connell: (213) 514-0131

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