Otium - Restaurants - Professional

Otium

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Los Angeles, California, 90012

Rated 3.5/5 (10 Reviews)
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  • Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: 5-9PM
    Thursday: 5-9PM
    Friday: 5-10PM
    Saturday: 5-10PM
    Sunday: 5-9PM

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  • Otium
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  • 222 S Hope St
    Los Angeles, California, 90012
    United States of America
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Submitted by Jeromy Schneider on 05/15/2022

Jeromy Schneider 5 stars rating.

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Supper friendly staff. I stop by for a quick drink before a Music Center shift and they quickly found me a seat at the bar. The drink and food were great, all the staff had a smile and cared about there service. I really enjoyed my Sparkling Gamay wine and Burrata Toast.

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Submitted by Jasmine Chu on 05/12/2022

Jasmine Chu 2 stars rating.

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Let me preface by saying that I have come to this restaurant before and loved it! Now that was pre Covid. It seems like post Covid, the taste has changed quite significantly. Sure the presentation of the food is great. However the most important thing about food is the taste of food. My #1 complaint was that the food was UNBELIEVABLY SALTY!!! while this is not shown in the picture, we ordered the salmon tartare — parts of it were delicious and then the wasabi flavor just absolutely overpowered everything. The only dish that was the saving grace was the naan and duck mousse liver. Other than that, the rest of the dishes that we ordered were unbelievably salty. By the end of the nights our taste buds were so numb by the salt. The most annoying part of the night though was that we had asked for our drinks more than three times, and our server still couldn’t get us our drinks on time. Service was very slow! The only reason why I would be writing this review in the first place is because Otium is supposed to be this well known well established restaurant in the heart of DTLA. This restaurant should either lower their prices or make sure to seasons food properly without excessive amounts of salt.

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Submitted by Katharine King on 05/01/2022

Katharine King 3 stars rating.

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I googled "must eat in Los Angeles" , Otium popped up, since I was around, just took chance to walk in without reservation, was so happy they could get me a table.
Naan with chicken liver mousse was the bright highlight of whole dinner.
The first couple bites of salmon tartare were very sweet, then turned into very wasabi taste. Maybe it's the way it's supposed to be, otherwise even it was busy evening, I would prefer it could be mixed better.
The beef short rib was delicious, but the veggies came with the dish were so salty ( more than triple salt).
The warm chocolate tart is not impressive, but this one only is my own preference.
The cocktail, I ordered their signature one"Otium", it's so bitter with weird herb ???? taste, don't feel any freshness, really not impressive at all.

At this level restaurant, I can only give 3 stars.

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Submitted by William A. Dunn on 04/29/2022

William A. Dunn 5 stars rating.

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Cocktails used to be way better when I first came here in 2019. Not only it’s super overpriced now, all three drinks we ordered taste quite mediocre (mango tango, the otium, and milk punch)????

Great ambience and service, food was really delicious. HOWEVER! The lobster and pasta were ridiculously salty… other than that, flavor wise all the dishes we ordered were impeccable.

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Submitted by Miss Valerie on 04/13/2022

Miss Valerie 1 stars rating.

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The most outreagous experience you do not want to experience! They bring you the plates asking: Did you ordered this...We asked to have another waitress. The sommelier didn't like that I mentioned a wine he didn't know "Quart de Chaume" as I needed a suggestion for my dessert wine... and as my husband is not as wine savy... we got then treated as 2nd class citizens.... they burnt my palette with their croquette de connard, the porc my husband ordered was so salty that both had this terrible taste till the next day... they forgot to charge for our Champagne and despite they had charged us... they came saying they forgot and asked us to pay for it... we called the next day and asked that the manager of the restaurant call us back... nobody called us back... DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. It was our 20th years anniversary. The Duck dish was perfectly cooked but my husband made me try his pork and it ruined my taste buds. We cut our orders and went somewhere else to have a decent experience and enjoy a dessert.

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Submitted by Mario De Alba on 03/20/2022

Mario De Alba 5 stars rating.

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Great experience. Awseome food and service. Everything we ordered was really good. The naan, spinach buccatini, potatoes, brocillini, & ribeye (red wine sauce ????) were exceptional. Drinks were pricy for what you get but good overall meal. Top 10 for sure.

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Submitted by Mike D on 02/14/2022

Mike D 5 stars rating.

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The restaurant is beautiful and is a well oiled machine. The service is amazing and the food is so good. Really creative, decadent dishes. Also they have an incredible wine selection; definitely talk to the Sommelier. We went for the valentine's set tasting menu and it blew us away. I can't wait to come back and try a full menu

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Submitted by Edward Choi on 01/09/2022

Edward Choi 3 stars rating.

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They were closed during the pandemic but finally opened. If you’re looking for a restaurant with great interior and great atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. The menu changes often so don’t rely on the pictures you see on yelp. This place is definitely on the expensive end so if you’re looking for great value, this will not be your choice of restaurant.

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Submitted by Arthur Zakaryan on 11/13/2021

Arthur Zakaryan 4 stars rating.

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Great food with a happening atmosphere and an amazing waiter that helped make the night even better.

It wasn't all rosey unfortunately and there were some misses with the food we ordered hence the 4 rating (Google doesn't do half stars or else I'd rank it 4.5 stars) but overall I would highly recommend it.

The duck breast was on another level, best I've had hands down. Cocktails were good, my wife's favorite was the liver pate, no surprise there. Dessert was also very unique and amazing.

Reservations aren't easy to come by but if you get in, don't pass the chance to go, you'll likely regret it.

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Submitted by Winnie Huang on 08/02/2021

Winnie Huang 4 stars rating.

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Great ambience and service, food was really delicious. HOWEVER! The lobster and pasta were ridiculously salty… other than that, flavor wise all the dishes we ordered were impeccable. Highly recommend naan with chicken liver and dip grandma’s bread with blue prawn’s tomato sauce + bone marrow vinaigrette (side order).

Cocktails used to be way better when I first came here in 2019. Not only it’s super overpriced now, all three drinks we ordered taste quite mediocre (mango tango, the otium, and milk punch)????

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