Opening only a year ago, Otium has already made its mark in Downtown LA. After hearing great reviews, I knew I had to experience the place for myself and see if it lived up to its name. Otium Downtown LA
When I walked up to Otium, I was taken back by its presence. It’s located in the Broad Museum complex, and gives off an energy that encompasses the passion of art, food, and beauty all in one.
The moment you walk in, you notice the high ceilings, the waterfall of glass raindrops hanging from above, and the wall of tangled green vines. A blend of modern and pleasant interior designs elements.
I made a stop at the bar and had two of their crowd favorites. I started off with the Unfiltered Sake.
Next, I tried the Concord Grape.
One word: AMAZING
The quality really impressed me. I wanted to try everything on the menu, but I had to pace myself and try to stick to a few dishes 🙂
Each dish had such a lovely presentation. The dishes are small, but the food is hearty. The richness and quality of the food compensates for the overall quantity of food.
MEETING THE CHEF & OWNER
Timothy Hollingsworth has worked for Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, competed in the Bocuse d’Or USA, and won multiple rewards such as the James Beard Foundation’s and San Francisco Chronicle’s Rising Chef of the Year Award. Despite his credentials and amazing journey and career prior to Otium, Chef Timothy remains a down to earth spirit who has a passion for food and people.
At the end of the day, I was very pleased and saw how Otium not only fulfills your palate but your whole dining experience.
Join them soon for your own experience! 🙂
222 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Closed Mondays
- Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
- Lunch Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
- Dinner Sunday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
- Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Photography: Castro Frank // IG: @meetfrankiec