Otium is a contemporary restaurant that draws from the rich culinary heritage of Chef Timothy Hollingsworth. It is designed to be a social restaurant with an open kitchen merging indoor and outdoor spaces. The restaurant’s name, Otium, has its roots in Latin, a word that is meant to emphasize a place where time can be spent on leisurely social activities. Adjacent to one of Los Angeles’ most important cultural corridors — Grand Avenue — and next to its newest, most vibrant addition, the contemporary art museum, The Broad, Otium strips away the rigid formalities of dining while focusing on the quality of food, warm service, and relaxed casual ambience, paralleling the true essence of its name. The restaurant draws inspiration from the 100-year-old olive trees planted in The Broad’s adjacent Plaza by utilizing rustic cooking with wood fire and sustainable ingredients grown in the garden of the restaurant’s mezzanine.
Free Play dtla
Chef Tim Hollingsworth is bringing nostalgic American classics to the heart of Downtown LA. Catch the game or play your own on our collection of vintage arcade games. With a menu inspired by LA’s different flavors and a bar pouring craft cocktails and beers, at Free Play you can Come Early and Stay Late.
C.J. Boyd’s fried chicken is an homage to Chef Tim Hollingsworth’s grandfather, Cecil J. Boyd, his southern roots and his love for fried chicken. Tim’s sandwiches include elevated, modern twists inspired by his culinary pedigree.