Otium, 222 Hope Street, Los Angeles

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Average Price: $31 to $50
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 0.7 miles from Los Angeles center (as shown on map)
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.

Otium Customer Reviews

EXCEPTIONAL (5 out of 5)

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Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Bill Sat, 29 April 2017

This was a step outside the comfort zone for my wife and me. The menu was unfamiliar and confusing. Our waiter helped us understand the choices and made some good suggestions. Everything after that was a pleasant surprise. Each dish brought a combination of flavors that left my wife saying, "I would never have thought of putting these together." Overall, this was a wonderful dining experience. We would highly recommend Otium.

Liked: The food was interesting and delicious. Service was first rate.
Disliked: Price was higher than expected, but still good value.

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Otium Restaurant is #116 of 11795 things to do in Los Angeles

4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: Vivere731, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Sat 7 Mar, 2020
l I am staying at hotel on Bunker Hill and did not want to walk down (and back up) the steep hills on all sides of it. Otium is close by and had good reviews, so I tried it. I went early, but it was...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: bl1416, California
Sat 7 Mar, 2020
l Came in at 5, was told there was a table, but they needed it at 6:15. Totally appreciate the heads up from the start rather than rushed service. Scallops were excellent. But the...

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: mysterywriter2018, Santa Monica, California
Thu 5 Mar, 2020
l Otium is both laid back and food forward, definitely the best spot when you're looking for lunch or dinner in the "cultural center" of downtown Los Angeles. A few short blocks from the Ahmanson...

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Otium 222 Hope Street, Los Angeles