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Otium

4.7
4.7
2492 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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Booked 17 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 2,492 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  2. R

    Rity

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful innovative food & charming, professional service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. JO

    JustOneBite

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.

  5. C

    1Califtraveler

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Food is consistently good. All very tasty. Unfortunately, the service is quite uneven. Dishes are served in no particular order. Example: our potatoes after everyone had already finished eating.

  6. j

    janine

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow!! It was a terrific dining experience!! All around delicious and beyond! Service was impeccable, food and drinks were beyond amazing!!

  7. YC

    YaraC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tasty food. Good service

  8. AS

    AnitaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious! The restaurant was casual, the wait staff was great and the food was EXCELLENT!!

  9. o

    otuser001

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. Everything we had was insanely delicious. Cocktails were equally awesome — especially the “Otium”. Great service — everyone from the check in staff to the waiter and server were so warm and welcoming and wished my girlfriend happy birthday! They also added a candle with our dessert order. Finally the ambiance was just right— modern and quiet — all of which made for a perfect evening ❤️

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I made a reservation for the wrong day… the maitre d’ couldn’t have been kinder. Despite a busy schedule, she found room for my dad and I to have a fabulous dinner. Everything was delicious and inventive, and the staff was professional & kind! Definitely recommend!

  11. j

    jkl1

    Los Angeles

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful evening at Otium. Food was fabulous and delicious. NAM bread and duck were amazing. Service was excellent.

  12. T

    Tiffany

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service, gorgeous inside. Will be back!

  13. RO

    ROSM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    It was our first time eating at this restaurant! As it was a pre-concert dinner our time was limited, and the server was aware and informed us that we would be finished in time. Unfortunately for us, it took a long time for the drinks and the food to come out. We received the usual polite apologies, however, this did not help our situation. The first cocktail had the wrong spirit, and the food came out in stages making us late... The server was very professional, however, I feel he did not have the support from the kitchen, or it may have been a staffing issue??

  14. RS

    RestaurantSophisticate14

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steven our waiter (with the braid) was the BEST. PROBABLY THE BEST WAITER I’ve EVER HAD. The food was outstanding. Hard to pick our favorite dish but the potato gnocchi was amazing.

  15. R

    Rs80

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The tables were too close to each other in the patio

  16. T

    Toms

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simple menu but excellent quality and taste. Pricey.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came out with some friends and enjoyed the incredible food, service and wine. I was entrusted to choose the location for dinner and the guys are already asking to go back again. 10/10

  18. JL

    JaniceL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    we asked for outdoor seating. no one told us that it was not available! a few dishes were WAY too salty. music is awful and loud....not like the otium that we loved and supported when tim 1st opened!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous restaurant - outstanding food, great service & beautiful atmosphere.

  20. m

    mindyo

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall1food5service2ambience4

    Food and drinks started off really strong. I took my mother there for her birthday. But after our appetizers, it took almost an hour for our entrees to come. She and I were just sitting there staring at each other until 30 minutes later, our server realized our entrees never came out. I saw him go back to the kitchen to ask for it, but it took another 30 minutes for everything to come out. At this point, we got too full and just packed everything to go. It was a frustrating experience and they never acknowledged the fact that we had to wait an hour in between courses. A table that sat an hour after us finished a little before us and left.

  21. J

    Jasmine

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ryan and every person who touched our table treated us with love. Celebrated our anniversary in style and felt the love from the second we walked in the door to the host who took a photo of us as we left. Not sure which was better our food or the service. Will be back sooner rather than later.

  22. CF

    CFFoodie

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful, delicious meal before a Disney Hall concert. We felt warmly welcomed and savored every bite.

  23. LA

    LizA

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Meal and Experience! Service top notch! Meals carefully prepared and delicious flavors!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The venue is very nice and stylish, the food is very good but the portions are a bit small.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  26. g

    ggg4061

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good food. Pleasant staff. Slow service; needed to leave for a theatre performance in spite of warning upon arrival and 1 ½ hours for meal. But, will return...

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were outstanding!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pricey but worth it!

  29. HH

    HappyHappyHappy

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    GREAT food, GREAT atmosphere, GREAT staff. Run, don’t walk, to get a reservation here (or show up when they open to snag a full service seat at the bar). Highly recommend!!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service , great food , great ambience

  31. c

    contentlife

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing time at Otium! The food was wonderful and the service was incredible!!!! JP made everything on the menu sound as delicious as it was!. He also suggested a perfect pairing for the meal. Cesil was absolutely charming, energetic and fun!!! I am definitely coming back with more friend!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a great experience, had the Naan, linguini, and roasted chicken!

  33. LN

    LukasN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was incredible --the Ribeye and Milk and Honey desert are a MUST. PJ our waiter was awesome too, we will definitely be coming back.

  34. LE

    Live2Eat

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Otium before a show at the Disney Hall. We had inventive cocktails and about 15 dishes (including desserts) to share and our server timed everything perfectly - good pace, not rushed. We were able to savor all of the wonderful food we had. Each dish prepared with skill and finesse. Crispy/fluffy naan and chicken liver mouse was delicious (we also had the truffle butter and the chicken jus). The star for the night for us was the giant piece of cauliflower that had so many ingredients and flavors - I carved the cauliflower like a roast! The salmon sashimi served with rice and shiso (like a deconstructed sushi) and a sauce that incorporated wasabi heat but much more was also a hit. Pastas were great (we love English peas so the agnolotti was excellent and completely different from the equally wonderful, luscious and rich morel linguini). The broccolini was so simple but that char was so tasty perfect that we were all fighting for the last pieces. The main dishes we had (branzino and duck) were good but not as creative or unique in their flavor or on-plate ingredients and presentation (they were a little plain), especially compared to the many interesting starters and sides. Of the desserts, the blood orange sorbet was our favorite - the panna cotta beneath it was very creamy and the ice on top added a pleasant cold crunch. The pandemic sadly took away 2 years of dining experiences. As our wonderful meal at Otium came to a close, we all remarked how much we missed seeing and tasting the works of art that the genius artists and skilled artisans in finest dining establishments like Otium can offer. Well, it's back. A little pricey, but worth every penny!

  35. j

    jkl1

    Los Angeles

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food. Wonderful and innovative combinations of flavors and ingredients. Excellent craft cocktails. Good wine list. Attentive service. They could slow down and pace better the delivery of dishes. Sometimes, like tonight, it was much too fast.

  36. L

    Lian

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Several dishes were great, like the salmon tartar and the otium potatoes. Would have like to see more salad options on the menus. The salmon collar sauce was too citrusy & a bit excessive. The rest of the dishes were ok.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Otium is an experience. From the atmosphere to the hospitality of the staff to the details into the food, it was one of the best restaurant experiences my brother and I have had hands down. It’s not the cheapest place, but I signed my name with a 25% tip without hesitation after that phenomenal meal. Very much recommend!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Mostly everything was great but towards the end of the night we felt rushed and pressured to leave the restaurant. And the staff was less than friendly, literally holding their bags and purses to show us they wanted to leave. It was not past the closing time but it was around the time of closing. However a little grace period without pressure should have been allowed especially given the high prices of the restaurant.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience4

    Big disappointment. Service was spotty, slow and inattentive. One of our dishes came out completely cold and they didn’t offer to take it off the bill or send us anything out to make up for it. Bizarrely, they overcharged for the naan but wouldn’t adjust the bill. Wouldn’t return.

  40. NM

    NicolasM

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Drinks were amazing, food and dessert were ok .

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 4.7 stars by 2492 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 17 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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