Otium

4.6
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2335 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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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f
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food; reasonable portions; creative combinations; friendly, helpful servers; great downtown location...highly recommended

OT
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the pancakes and the smoked salmon dishes. The pancakes, made with lemon curd, were outstanding and of good value.

MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Quality of the two entrees, black cod and duck, were underwhelming and came away disappointed.

m
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice ambience although a bit noisy where were were sitting which was near the open kitchen. Other areas may be less noisy. Service was great and the menu very eclectic and "foodie". Quality of food was great with very fresh farm to table vegetables. Prices a bit high but paying for location, and high quality food.

HD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Try the duck confit.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a good overall experience with the service and food. The servers were very attentive and even had our drinks full every time it was low. Changed out plates whenever it was needed and also timing/pacing was good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food !!!!

r
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very convenient to the Broad Museum. The ambiance was hip and cool but our service was terrible. We were seated in the back room with two waiters and support staff. But our waiter although very professional just missed the boat. We asked for hot milk for our coffee it took 3 requests. I ordered the chicken tenders but the order was supposedly misplaced. The waiters were very busy looking very busy and management never once came through the room to check on us or any of the other parties. The main room was the focus of attention by management. It was odd.. Great food but make sure to tell them you want your fried egg's with the pancakes, we had to send them back to get reheated.

JM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We've been before and the food and service were outstanding. This time our plates had very long stretches in between, they forgot a dish and our main was cold. Very bummed, we want Otium to succeed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was atmosphere was outstanding. With the exception of one item, the food was fantastic! The problem was with the grilled fish. It was so salty that it was not edible. It was cooked perfectly and super moist, but so overly salted that it actually burned the mouth.

A
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Went for brunch today on a weekend. It took them almost an hour to get our food.

I
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The location for those who were in the Broad is amazing, interior is good. Food is so poor, never imagined we could pay those kind of money for such “dishes”. Lots of sauce, even hard to recognise the real ingredients.

b
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I had heard very good things about Otium, so I went with 2 friends before the theater on Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was packed when we arrived. Good thing we had a reservation. We were seated at a great table in the back next to the windows. That's about where the good part ended. Our server was very slow to arrive at our table. Our drinks took 15 minutes to arrive. One of our dishes came out first, which I thought was odd. 10 minutes later, mine came out. Meanwhile the third plate was nowhere to be seen. we waited 20 minutes, then asked our server to have the Manager come over. She said it would be out shortly. When the hamburger did arrive, my friend said it was outstanding as was all of the food. Supposedly, they had just changed their menu and the kitchen was having trouble. At a restaurant of this caliber, that was completely unacceptable. The manager graciously comped our whole meal. Not sure I would go back, unfortunately.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

RH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests and I always love the restaurant. The food is full of surprises and the staff is ALWAYS superbly gracious.

JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Sharing dishes were fantastic. The Tomahawk was fabulous.

RV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance, and the food was very, very good. We had a wonderful experience dining at Otium.

B
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had brunch with friends from in and out of town. Was a very pretty location, even in a gray day. Service was attentive. Food was tasty.

LS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The porttion size on their hamachi was microscophic, for a $19 appetizer. The rest of the food was only ok, a bit salty. Not good value for money.

SF
Los Angeles
35 reviews