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Otium Restaurant

222 S Hope St, Next to The Broad museum, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3011
+1 213-935-8500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
222 S Hope St, Next to The Broad museum, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3011
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is just a couple of city blocks from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Concert Hall, etc. There is an outdoor patio area with a firepit and a park-like view. This is a popular restarant, and you will definitely want reservations. You are likely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WeRtheTravelers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was great, the service was excellent, Our waitress Melissa did a professional service, she gave us a suggestion to select the wine that goes with the dinner. The service and the food was great đź’Ż tanks to Melissa.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rosa M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Laid back Chic Decor Arrivied early and hostess was kind and informative Bar was great with friendly staff We were seating promptly We did not like the first table selection and without any issue were shown to another table The menu was interesting but needed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jero1278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience at Otium was nothing short of spectacular. The dinner my husband and I had this weekend was incredibly special and one of the best we've experienced, due to both the outstanding food and outstanding people. We hadn't heard of Otium until we saw...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CJA6828
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad experience overall. Terrible service - staff too carried away with being in a super trendy popular place and not focused on the customer. Some excellent dishes and nice ambience of an open kitchen. We ordered a steak medium rare and it came raw...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nkbelgravia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decided to go there just before a performance at the Mark Taper Forum. Explained to the waiter we had to leave by 7:30 to get to the play on time. The meal was delicious and service friendly AND we got out in time. The pork...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peppy H
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a great restaurant to do lunch before going into the Broad Museum. We enjoyed the food the staff was really helpful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam K
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My wife and I have had two incredible visits to Otium. Maybe our tastes aren't calibrated correctly, but it is easily one of our favorite restaurants in LA. There are incredibly memorable dishes and the restaurant itself is contemporary but actually very warm. That might...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I hosted a business lunch here and we shared a few different menu items. I literally loved all of them. Coming from NYC, I have pretty high expectations for food. This restaurant managed to exceed them. Order this: -grilled cheese (w/ tomato soup, obv) -rigatoni...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hailey P
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch before the opera and thought it was overrated. Yuppie food not for children. Fried chicken was small boney pieces. Had several other dishes that disappointed. Will not go again.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 S Hope St, Next to The Broad museum, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-935-8500
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Otium is a contemporary restaurant that draws from the rich culinary heritage and experiences of Timothy Hollingsworth. It is designed to be a social restaurant with an 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. Otium strips away the rigid formalities of dining while focusing on the quality of food, warm service, and relaxed casual ambience, paralleling the true essence of its name. The restaurant draws inspiration from the 100-year-old olive trees planted in The Broad's adjacent plaza by utilizing rustic cooking with wood fire and sustainable ingredients grown in the garden of the restaurant's mezzanine.
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