OTIUM
THE DETAILS
ADDRESS:
222 S. Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
FOOD:
New American
PRICE:
MEALS:
Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Closed Monday
ATMOSPHERE:
Stylish
NOISE:
Moderate
PARKING:
Street, Valet, Garage
OUTDOOR SPACE:
Yes
OFF HOURS HOSTING:
Yes
ABOUT / THE VIBE
Situated next to The Broad Museum, everything about Otium is built to impress. Whether you’re hosting an intimate group dinner or eyeing a full restaurant buyout, the expansive space is rivaled only by its ambitious menu. Looking out, guests will enjoy the floor to ceiling windows overlooking Hope Street on the outside, and views of the open kitchen and two-story wine cellar inside. There’s also a rooftop garden mezzanine surrounded by a vertical garden, and a patio overlooking the park, complete with a fire pit. The park itself is also available for private events.
THE SPACE
FULL BUYOUT
160 people seated with in-house furniture or 300 standing
THE CHEF'S TABLE
Fits up to 14 people
THE HOPE STREET DINING ROOM
Fits 50 seated or 65 standing
THE GARDEN MEZZANINE
Fits 32 seated or 45 standing
INFO / EVENT PLANNER TIPS
  • All of the plants are edible potted herbs that they use in the dishes served at Otium.
  • The Chef's Table is a live-edge table that sits adjacent to the open kitchen so guests can experience the action.
  • The Hope Street Dining Room is semi-private and has floor-to-ceiling windows so you get downtown views.
  • The garden mezzanine is located upstairs and the table is surrounded by vertical gardens. It is a completely private space. It has adjustable ceiling vents that can let in as much light as you want. There are canvas walls that roll down if need be and a screen that can show videos or be used for karaoke. There are even built in heaters if it is cold. The side of the space can be used to increase the space to 50-60 people for a standing event with a bar.
  • The outdoor patio can be closed off from the bar for privacy or open up for access to the bar or to use the extra communal table and be a part of the action. The Outdoor Patio and Lounge is split so that people can hold a cocktail reception in the lounge and then have a seated dinner in the patio. They can also cook outside.
  • Otium has the ability to use the full park space for large scale events as well.