Great food and ambiance as usual.
I highly recommend the Otium. Food is always good. I go there multiple times per year. I did have the grilled duck special this time. It was good, but not outstanding. I have had better. I had the octopus as well and it was excellent. It was prepared this time with a sauce. I had expected the other way it had been prepared in the past and was pleasantly surprised how it was changed, but still excellent. I have never had a bad meal there. The only thing that bothered me this visit, was that service staff took away the plates while I was still eating making me feel rushed. It has not happened before. It might be a new staff at the Optium. Everything else was good. I will still go back!
Amazing food, the agnolotti and bucatini could be up there as some of the all time best pastas I’ve had. The naan bread as simple as it sounds was mouth watering, we had to order two.
Fantastic food - always! Friendly and helpful service. Can be a little noisy.
Good. Expensive. But good. Not quite "worth it" expensive. And the "4 percent optional surcharge" that's automatically added to your bill but not given to the servers is BS. Wouldn't hurry back.
Memorable table service, friendly chef and kitchen staff, outstanding meal.
We visited the restaurant for Sunday brunch, arriving at 1pm. Two dishes we ordered were no longer available. We re-ordered only to be told later that another dish was unavailable. Really? The service was excellent , our server Aaron was attentive and apologetic. He informed us that the chef was embarrassed and comped one our items. A general disappointment.
Loved this restaurant! The food was outstanding and the server was attentive and gave some great recommendations. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a great food experience downtown.
We had a fantastic time at Otium on a Saturday afternoon! With family abroad in town, we wanted to share a delicious meal.
After enjoying a visit to the Broad museum, we walked a stone’s throw to the Otium. We had made reservations and were warmly welcomed and quickly seated. No waiting!
Our server, Aaron, was amazing! He left us with the menu and answered our questions and helped steer us to offerings that were truly unique and very tasty! It really makes such a difference having staff that care about one’s dining experience and Aaron and the others who helped us—-were just that! Everything was exceptional and we got a kick out of walking through the kitchen (on the way to the w.c.) and seeing such healthful, fresh ingredients being made into wonderful culinary delights!
We ordered about five dishes for the four of us—and we were hungry to start. Everything was yummy—from the farro salad and signature smashed potatoes—to the fried chicken and hoecake—to the hangar steak. The meal left us sated and the desserts we chose were completely finished. Bowls scraped all around.
Overall, very tasty and I’ll be back! Thanks, Otium!
Wonderful and creative food. The salmon was incredible. Excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
We had a fabulous lunch after visiting The Broad. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly and the open kitchen was fun to watch. We shared a little gems salad with salmon that was light and very flavorful, and wood-fired oven cooked chicken and potatoes with shisito peppers and a scrumptious spicy pepper sauce on the side. It was a terrific overall dining experience!
Great lunch with a perfect Thai influence. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable and food was delicious. The proximity to the Bowl was another bonus. We enjoyed our meal thoroughly and will go back when in the neighborhood.
Our favorite was the lettuce wraps, oysters and gnocchi. This is a great restaurant with spectacular food and service. We went for lunch but will be back to try dinner.
Overrated...hype because he won a cooking competition. Our server was great...food, not so much. Salad far too acidic and they had something they had the nerve to call naan. It was like a buttery pancake. Entrees ok at best. Happy I tried it but won’t be back.
Love all veggies. So interesting the way they put flavors together. A lesson in creative cooking.
Location was great. Good was good. Overall 4 stars
We joyfully celebrated our anniversary in Otium thanks to all awesome Otium people. Appreciate about the food and service again! It was an exceptional and perfect day to us :)
One of the best all around meals I've had in awhile. From start to finish it was an amazing experience. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Recommend bringing more people so you can try more items. The menu is pretty extensive. Three of us made it through 8 dishes including dessert and were completely satisfied. Stand out dishes were the naan bread with truffle butter and the new New York strip (amazing!). Enjoy!
súper cool delicious food
Fantistic staff and service. Great food. Highly recommend
This is a gem.
excellent all around. imaginative menu, impeccably executed
We often go to Otium before the theater or when in DTLA. It never disappoints! This time our server who I wish I remembered her name was superb. Her recommendations were spot on and tried each suggestion. Bravo!
I was expecting higher food standards from this restaurant. It’s average-good, not great
The service was exceptional. Lovely gal who explained plates and drinks and made us feel very welcome.
Unfortunately, our pasta with pesto and pistachios was overly salty and we were unable to finish it because it was and we did let Otium know. Offered to bring us another plate, but we declined. I was very surprised to see that we still were charged for it.
We love Otium but the restaurant was getting ready for an emmey event and they were definite problems during the course of the meal. That being said the staff was attentive and "fixed" what they could and we will absolutely go back.
The food was excellent. We forgot our leftover chicken. We came back a few minutes later for it; and we were told it was already been thrown away. 😩
Great waiter.. Great food!
One of the best dining experiences I have had to date, from amazing food to fantastic service it was the perfect anniversary night.
Otium is my go-to for business lunches when I'm in LA--it's always been a taste sensation!--but something has slipped there. The food was over-salted and lacking invention and subtlety. In a word, it was ordinary. Maybe preparation for the Emmies, which happened a couple of days later outside the restaurant, caused the problems we encountered, but this was a pretty mediocre food experience at a restaurant from which I've come to expect much better!
Great place, great service, great FOOD!
Worst experience at Otium I have ever had.
Otium is a great dining experience. Located very close to Broad Museum and within easy walking distance of the Disney Concert Hall and the Ahmanson/Mark Taper Forum. It's an attractive setting and has an outdoor patio so you can sit outside when the weather is pleasant. The food is definitely an eating experience. Very interesting menu. While they offer some "big" plates, they have many smaller plates that are good for sharing -- a good idea since it's hard to decide when they have so many interesting things on the menu. We've been there for brunch and for lunch. Plan on going back in the future to try their dinner menu.
Main draw is the Broad Museum, which provides a lot of traffic. Bar and restaurant have upscale and hip vibe considering the number of tourists. Some dishes reflect the creativity of the star chef like the Asian inspired shrimp salad on Romaine lettuce leaves, but others are for the mainstream like grilled cheese sandwich. Extensive wine list. Good bar scene with artisan cocktails. Desserts made in house. Conversation possible if you talk loud.
This is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. It never disappoints!
Our server only came by our table just couple of times throughout the dinner - when taking orders, serving food and handing over the check. Every time we needed something, there were random people work there came and talked to us. Food was just fair nothing wowing. Overall their food was generally on salty side and pretty small in portion. Also Hamachi (appetizer) we ordered tasted pretty fishy.
Lamb sandwich was a tad on the salty side. All else was fantastic.
Excellent high end cuisine, small portions and extremely expensive. A very light pour of average Chardonnay $21.00, that would be close to $100/btl for a wine you can buy retail for $12.00 and they probably pay $8.00. License to steal.
Excellent food and service. A go back for dinner.
The dishes were delicious. We got mostly fish. The stuffed turbot was a bit too salty. Same with the black cod. We really enjoyed the beet salad and hamachi and liver pate and naan. Also the best part was the green pasta.