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Otium

Boyle Heights, California

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4 January 2020

Every dish was amazing! Definitely will be dining at Otium again.

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4 January 2020

Chicken was not as well cooked compared to previous visits. However, the potatoes are still amazing.

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3 January 2020

Everything was amazing. The service was incredible and the food unforgettable. Spending my 30th bday there was the best choice I could’ve made.

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2 January 2020

I LOVE this restaurant!  I really appreciate that the server asked about food allergies; this earned huge bonus points!  We had the turkey BLT, crispy potatoes, pistachio pasta, and the julep and lemonade cocktails. I will probably opt for a different cocktail the next time I visit but the food was phenomenal as always. This is the perfect restaurant to visit after a day at The Broad museum. More...

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1 January 2020

New Year’s Eve celebration. Pre-fix dinner a little pricey with wine paring but very good. Service was excellent! Would definitely return for dinner. Great ambiance and location near DTLA. More...

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31 December 2019

My favorite restaurant in LA.

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31 December 2019

Good food, service is a hit or miss usually.

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30 December 2019

Pues esperaba mejor sabor más expectación

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30 December 2019

We stopped in after visiting the Broad.We weren't here long,  but here are a few tidbits of info.The hostesses and server were polite and accommodating. We had a quick drink in their upper room. Truffle butter and naan is yummy.  Wish we got more naan though... too expensive for $9  and just one piece. Their drink list is creative and fun. They use legit ice cubes.They have nice Christmas decor... the tree and the wreaths! So nice!Very pretty restaurant as you approach,  enter and dine. They have an outdoor fireplace too. More...

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30 December 2019

Great atmosphere, friendly/helpful staff, incredible wine list, fabulous food

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30 December 2019

Otium was really Good. I am allergic to many things and they accommodated all of my requests. It was really good.

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30 December 2019

Very delicious dinners, nice place, really good attention, but a little bit expensive. Totally worth it, though

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30 December 2019

Good

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29 December 2019

This restaurant was very good just pricey! My friend and I had a great experience and the server was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly about everything. The food came out perfect and paced. We enjoyed the experience and will be back again! Highly recommend. More...

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27 December 2019

Hip vibe. Great views of LA. Great tasting dishes. The dishes are a bit on the small side. Would recommend you get one more dish than the number of people in your party. Don't get their coffee. I ordered at $6 cappuccino and the milk wasn't properly steamed. It was very coarse with no latte art. More...

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27 December 2019

Good and cocktails are amazing. The staff is great especially Noel. She is amazing !

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27 December 2019

El ambiente del lugar , ya sea con amigos, familia o en pareja está increíble. La sorpresa de ir a los baños a través de la cocina es buena experiencia. La comida es buena para compartir, pero creo que faltó recomendación por parte de la mesera. El general el servicio todos muy amables y se ve que están a gusto. Esperaba más WOW en los 6 platillos y solo pasó en 2 opciones. La pasta de espinaca está espectacular. Felicidades More...

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26 December 2019

Excellent family style tapas next to the beautiful Broad.  We ordered 10 items to share among 5 people, and everything was wonderful.  Spinach Bucatini was complex and my most favorite.  The Works with homemade naan was delightful to the eye and palate.  Chic modern space also compliment our great experience. More...

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26 December 2019

After having Otium bookmarked for a few years and based on my friend's recent good experience there we chose to go to Otium for my birthday dinner with my husband this year. It was a rainy night and we were late to our reservation so I called to inform them that we'll be late. Because of the weather we decided to valet our car but the valet guy did not bother to leave his stand to get our car! We had to park the car in front of their stand, go to them (which was not a close distance) and get the ticket. Not sure what we pay the $10 for!The host was welcoming, greeted us nicely and guides us to our table. The restaurant is very modern and chic, both from outside and inside. They have a very cool and entertaining cocktails menu, a whole page is dedicated to each drink with funny/unique names and a short story on the naming. At the beginning of this menu there is a chart that shows where each cocktail stands as far as booziness, richness, etc. which I found helpful. They also have a huge selection of wines which we decided to pass this time.Since most of the menu items are meant to be shared we decided to order 4 dishes and then a dessert at the end. Here is what we got:Drinks: - Negroni: A well-made Negroni, not too strong not too watery- A variation of Whiskey Sour: Which had bruleed meringue at the top and lots of Nutmeg. It was good drink for cold weather but a bit sweet. At the end I felt I need to wash it down with another strong drink, LOLFood:- Naan with Truffle Butter: The Truffle butter had generous amount of truffle. The Naan looked like were pan fried and was so tasty. I wish it was cooked more evenly. I would preferred it was well-done all around.- Rigatoni: This pasta dish has basil, pistachio, cherry tomatoes and Creme Fraiche had the richness from Creme and pistachio and the freshness from basil and it was perfectly balanced with some hint of spiciness. I'd reorder it in an heartbeat.- Octopus: We usually order Octopus in very specific places because it is very easy to mess with it and end up having a chewy and rubbery dish. But the one we had here was made to perfection. So soft and tender and I have to say the star of the dish was the Tom Kha, the lemon-grass and coconut cream was such a great combo with Octopus. - Dry Aged Duck Breast: Perfectly crispy skin with soft and well cooked meat. The Guinness Chocolate sauce was a nice complement to the dish.Dessert: - Honey Apple Tart: Very unique and tasty. I think the portion size was perfect especially after having some of the heavy dishes this was a great end to our meal. - Macchiato and Single Shot Espresso: Nothing special but not bad coffee at all. We liked them.The problem I had with the dessert menu was that it was hard to imagine how each item would look like. For example our dessert was way different from any "Tart" I had before.Service: Our waitress, who never introduced herself, did not seem to be in her best mood or maybe she did not like to serve us. She was in rush most of the time and overall did not seem to fit the restaurant's professional level. We asked if we could have a candle on our dessert and she said sure but our dessert came without candle but we did not say anything. When we asked her to take a photo she noticed and although we had not touched our dessert yet she just said sorry and did not offer to bring a candle which sounded weird. Overall we liked the vibe of this restaurant, it was not overly packed and not overly loud. Just enough liveliness with good quality and well executed food. We'll be back for another special occasion for sure. More...

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26 December 2019

Ambiance is everything and more very vibrant and great tunes. Gods just dances over your palate like a cool melody. Drinks are great addition to an awesome meal outstanding parings

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26 December 2019

I ate in a Otium a previous trip to America back in 2016, and having really enjoyed it was keen to take the children to one this time.

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26 December 2019

Great food and service. Ewelina was great and recommended some seriously good cocktails. One too many in the end of course! Highly recommended.

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25 December 2019

Generally pretty good food. I can critique some of the dishes but I think it generally comes down to preferences. That being said I felt the food was good but most werent mind blowing hence the 4 stars. Favorite dishes were the Chestnut agnolotti, naan with truffle butter, and pigs tail.Least favorite was the duck. We also didn't love the chocolate bar dessert. Cocktails were interesting but didn't quite hit the spot in terms of taste. I still suggest getting some just to try.Unfortunately they no longer have the funnel cake due to no longer being able to serve foie grasOverall a solid finer dining option that's pricey but won't break the bank. I wouldn't be opposed to coming back but it wouldn't be for awhile. More...

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24 December 2019

My favorite restaurant. Our server was fantastic and gave great recommendations on portions and selection. The food as always was incredible and by the end of the evening I left as happy as I’ve ever been coming here. Thank you

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23 December 2019

Excellent but slow service. Food and wine excellent too. BUT like too many restaurants too b noisy which retracted from the otherwise enjoyable meal.

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23 December 2019

The best place every, Mr Hollingsworth's restaurant lives up to his reputation. Everything was phenomenal, especially the omlette!

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23 December 2019

Excellent service, wine and food. Beautiful presentation. Pleasing to both the eye and palate. One of the best meals I've ever had.

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23 December 2019

Nice ambiance and great food!

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23 December 2019

Exceptional service. Amazing food

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23 December 2019

Delicious food, friendly staff

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23 December 2019

The service could have been better and we will have love to have more choices on the dessert menu.

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23 December 2019

Who knew a pork chop could be so delightful? Amazingly professional, personable, attentive staff and food so wonderful I almost didn't believe it. Crowded, but that's to be expected. Didn't feel rushed or pushed out, and while the entire place is trendy, it's certainly not pretentious. More...

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23 December 2019

Staff is always nice even when they have a full house. The staff was very kind and attentive. Menu is like a cafe in Boston I loved.

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23 December 2019

Had a lovely dining experience here. The food was delicious!

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23 December 2019

Getting better and better. Great service. Great food.

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23 December 2019

Overall nice dining experience. I was there on a date, and was pretty satisfied. Staffs were friendly and the atmosphere was great for conversation over wine. Spanich bucatini was super good; I'll definitely order again in the future.Ceviche was good, but wasn't great. I think I'll skip them next time. More...

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23 December 2019

Right after some shopping cant go wrong with a burger. Ive visited this location several times at different times and even though Otium always a long line the staff here is always fast and friendly. This place always has someone on the floor cleaning up an Otium always a plus. The burgers are always great and cant forget about happy hour. You buy a beer and get free fries (screaming of joy). I also tried their ice cream and fell in love with how good the chocolate milkshake was. The only thing i don't "love" is the ketchup. It taste a lil too thick. I recommend this place for a quick bite.Otium More...

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23 December 2019

The French dip is to die for. I was very excited to eat here for the first time with my family. Every second was worth it. ☺️

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23 December 2019

Otium offers an intimidating tasting menu (tm). Unlike other LA tm experiences, Otium pays attention to the guest. The food was both delicious and beautiful.

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23 December 2019

the service was very helpful and observant. it has a great atmosphere. they have so many reviews for a reason.

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23 December 2019

Good place to catch up with friends. I will be back with my relatives. The place has a good atmosphere. Food is similar to a place in San Francisco I loved.

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23 December 2019

Got there about one, it wasn't busy. The place has a good feel to it.

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23 December 2019

definitely worth a return visit. this place has a great feel to it. this place has good reviews for a reason.

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23 December 2019

Looking forward to returning with my relatives.

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23 December 2019

Service is always nice even when they have a full house. It has a great atmosphere. Similar to a cafe in Las Vegas I loved.

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23 December 2019

The service was sociable and attentive. The bill was fair for the quality of food. Food and atmosphere reminds me of Atlanta.

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