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

Overall Average Score: 
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.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Otium Restaurant is #84 of 11996 things to do in Los Angeles

4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: niamhforbes, Falkirk, United Kingdom
Sat 30 Jul, 2022
l Really lovely restaurant, brilliant for romantic date nights or classy dinners. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Food was amazing and very tasty (just a bit too much for us to finish) Cocktails...

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: Sherpa24552707415, Moorpark, California
Fri 22 Jul, 2022
l Our daughter had booked Tim Hollingsworth?s Otium for my birthday celebration for 2022. The chef had apprenticed at Thomas Keller?s French Laundry, and with Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse. We saw...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: graceatwood
Sat 12 Feb, 2022
l We came here before going to the LA Phil and it was absolutely perfect. We had chosen it for its proximity to Walt Disney Hall but I would absolutely go back for more, just because it is so...

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Otium 222 Hope Street, Los Angeles