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Odeum
Odeum
  • Address:
    17500 Depot Street, Suite 180
    Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    Neighborhood:
    Morgan Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Mediterranean
    Price: $30 and under

Odeum Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.odeumrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (408) 782-5151
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Calisi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Odeum offers off-site catering for all of you private functions and dining needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Odeum offers an on-site banquet facility, seating up to 85 people, in our beautiful and historic Granary Building. The facility is perfect for receptions, corporate events, holidays, and all of your special events. We offer both individually plated and family style menus. Enjoy our uniquely crafted cuisine in an equally unique facility, featuring vaulted ceilings, ample natural lighting, and a rustic touch of the past.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Polston (408) 782-5151
  • Entertainment: Traditionally, an "Odeum" was a Roman and Greek meeting place for the arts. At Odeum, you will also experience the arts, as the restaurant offers a rotating art exhibit of local artists, as well as live entertainment, and the Chef's culinary masterpieces.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Public Transit: Located next to Morgan Hill Transit Center, Main Avenue & Hale Avenue. Serving bus lines 15, 16, and 68.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Odeum boasts a large private parking lot, as well as an adjacent public parking lot and street parking.
A word from Odeum
At Odeum Restaurant, Chef Calisi combines Roman and Greek cuisine with Spanish influences, and includes his creative and fun flair to traditional dishes. The Chef spares no expense with the best octopus imported from Spain and the salmon imported from Scotland, fresh local organic vegetables, and grass-fed beef from Australia and the Midwest, yet provides his customers with a reasonably priced menu, fit for every budget. Chef Calisi has not only trained with the very best in his field at the finest restaurants in New York and Italy, but also has a Michelin star to tuck in his toque, which he received during his tenure as Executive Chef and Partner at Dio Deka in Los Gatos. At Odeum, Chef Calisi gives each customer a Michelin Star experience, from his personal welcoming at the door, to his phenomenal culinary masterpieces, and exquisite plating and presentation.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've eaten her quite a few times and it's always top notch in every way. The beet salad is now made with really spicy watercress, which I love, and the Asian pear makes a nice play off the pepperiness. Never had a pizza there before, and the Rustica was a major hit with my girlfriend whose birthday we were celebrating. The crust is hearty but just right and the combination of sweet and smoky flavors are offset nicely by the farm fresh egg. Delicious! Even my friend who balked at the thought of egg and asked them to put it on my side, said she'd go for it as intended next time! They served a lovely panna cotta with creme anglaise and fresh fruit for our birthday celebration and she was in heaven!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Odeum for dinner and had a great experience. The food was amazing, especially the bacon wrapped scallops and mille-feuille (layers of light, carmelized phyllo dough; toasted candied almonds; vanilla bourbon Bavarian creme, yum!). I had the gnocchi which was quite good but the appetizer and dessert were definitely the highlights. The service was definitely the best part of the experience as ALL of the staff were super friendly and attentive through out the evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food here is so reliable without always being the same. Shredded brussel sprouts salad was perfect. Each dish is beautifully presented in the most interesting arrangements. We were there for a birthday person, who was presented with a treat on a large plate so Happy Birthday could be written on it with chocolate syrup. Someone called to confirm the online reservation and asked if it was for a special occasion. In every way, they do a good job of taking care of their patrons."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The only thing keeping me from giving the food 5 stars was the coffee. The food in all aspects was delicious, but the coffee could have been from Denny's or Mickey D's. As my brother put it: standard service industry coffee based swill. That said, we will dine here again...we just won't order coffee."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were seated withing minutes ot the time of our reservation. The food and service was very good. We requested seating on the outdoor veranda as the evening was warm and balmy As usual the food served was attractive to see and wonderful to eat. For appetizers our table had the calamari, kaftedes and two different offered salads. For main course we had steak (which was slightly overdone), the chicken and finally the pork chops. I have been to Odeum a number of times and I find it a gem. Parking is not a problem and the food is always above par."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "we never think of morgan hill as a destination for fine dining - shame on us -until close friends suggested Odeum for a celebratory dinner. The overall quality of the dishes served as well as their presentation, taste and texture was outstanding. We will recommend the restaurant to others and we will be back for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "For the price you can do better. We spent $150 for 2 people (including 2 drinks) but there are many places in South Bay where you can do much better for the same price."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is the best Mediterranean food I have ever had in my life! It blows away Lola in Seattle (Tom Douglas). We ate dinner one night and then turned around and had lunch the next day. The gnocchi at dinner was unbelievable, and the gyro at lunch was the best I've ever had! I can't say enough good things about this restaurant, and would love if they relocated to Seattle."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food and service excellent. We bring our kids, too. They love the food!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was good, infact some of it was very good. The place in general didn't do anything for me in terms of making me look forward to going back again. We spent over $400 and sat next to a velvet curtain where we could hear kitchen noises including a constant pounding (possibly a dough they were making). Also thought it was a bit cheap to charge $3 for refills of soda with the amount that we spent."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our server Garrett was a star. His wine and menu knowledge was superb and helped make our decisions easy and our dining experience the best. Started off with a serving of the hummus which was fantastic, especially the fresh pita. We also had the Weiner Schnitzel and Gnocchi al Ragu. The lemon dill sauce with Weiner Schnitzel was devine and the Ragu with the Gnocchi was outstanding. Please go! Order anything! You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The ricotta appetizer was superb, and the pita was simple perfection. Saturday's night special for the salad was a Brussels sprouts salad. neither my wife or Son like Brussels sprouts, despite of this both decided to have a little taste just by the looks of it, after that there was no going back (I had to share my delicious salad). My son loves the Giro Pizza which he savored until the last bite. My wife asked for the Tuscan steak and was astonished by the perfect blend of flavors, the olive oil, rosemary,etc.,and and of course the green salsa which she says made her meal one to remember. My lamb chops were delightful, I enjoyed every last bite of them. Absolutely impeccable service, friendly, timely, simply enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good restaurant for MH but far too expensive. $50 for a filet. I would baulk at that in SFO."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have been going to Odeum since it opened and it gets better and better, my dinner on 7/2 was simply perfection. I made a note on our booking that it was our 10th anniversary and I requested an intimate table. When we arrived out perfectly poised and delightfully charming hostess assured us she had the perfect table and it was, the best for such an occasion! The service was attentive, and unobtrusive. Our server knew the menu and wine list with confident command, and he was without doubt the best server I have ever had. Every course was served in an elegantly timely fashion, leaving enough time between courses for us to be ready for the next. The food beyond impeccable, simply the best meal ever, dessert an 10th anniversary surprise."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is our third time to eat a Odeum and each visit has been spectacular! A restaurant needs to be good to warrant a special trip from San Jose to Morgan Hill. I would recommend that they invest in more comfortable and less rickety chairs."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have been to Odeum many times since the day it opened. I have to say that I was impressed beyond words with the food and service on Sunday, June 29th. Morgan Hill had a major power outage that included Odeum and we had reservations for 4. They called us prior to our arrival and asked if we would still like to dine there since we had power outage. We chose to attend and they seated us outside (they made many table settings outside since it was dark and warm inside) which I would never have elected to do otherwise and it was wonderful! It wasn't particularly fancy but it was comfortable and the natural setting in their yard was beautiful. The service was impeccable, even with the power outage."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server Chris was really professional. I am very pleased with the service and food. i will definitely come back and recommend this place to other people. It was a birthday that turned out great. Chris and staff really did they're best to do what they can to provide the best customer service during the time when the power went out in morgan hill. Thank you again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Wonderful fine dining experience, you can taste the chef's Michelin star! Somalier on site and a very impressive wine list. Do NOT miss out on dessert - get it to go if you must. T Marked down on noise and ambiance because families were seated near us with crying babies - wouldnt have minded if we weren't celebrating 16th anniversary. Would recommend to restaurant they use one of the rooms as a family/group area or a quiet dining area."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I visited for our anniversary. She had the potato soup and I had the 3 color salad. Both were very good though I wish the salad had more pear and nuts for more texture. For the main course, my wife had the breaded shrimp with cous cous and tomato sauce. It looked like a take on chicken parmesan. The shrimp was cooked great, but the sauce didn't belong with seafood. I had the halibut. It was pan fried and sat on a mash (think mashed potato consistency). Didn't go well together as both didn't have a whole lot of flavor. I've read other reviews about the place which said good things. Maybe we didn't order the best stuff. Maybe I expected more from a $36 chunk of halibut. Chris, our waiter was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I stumbled on this gem and now bring friends here to celebrate something special. --would love to come daily!! Their signature dish is truly the best Octopus grilled and served Mediterranean style I've ever tasted. You end up ordering another for desert! Their pizza is a clever set of unusual flavors and their pork chops and salmon dishes are scrumptious. Presentation is amazing and Chef is always involved in making sure your experience is top-notch. High quality every time. I drank 2 comos that converted me from being a wine connoisseur (and they have an excellent cab and pino on the list that pairs with a lot of dishes)...But when you are thirsty and it's hot outside...I recommend the cosmo."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything was great but the spanakopita was good but small and the gyros were excellent. Wonderful apple tart. Great outdoor dining."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food and service. What a nice find! The chicken in waffle thing was amazing. Nice wines by the glass too."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Odeum several times for dinner and always had a great meal. This past Sunday was the first time we went in for Brunch, and it was very good. The food was excellent as usual, and the Bacon Bloody Mary's were a great way to kick it off. I would definitely recommend trying brunch here."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Odeum was an excellent find. The food was excellent and the service matched it. The only thing I didn't like was being startled by the train noises twice during the meal. Would definitely go again...the Octopus was delicious"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night, place was not busy. Beautiful place, love the scene. We spent over 3.5 hours there. It took our server no less than 15 minutes to greet us after we had been seated. We only had one drink before dinner, no appitizer, shared a salad, and each got the special. Our server was never there! He checked on us once in the 40 minutes it took to cook the fish. And then it was at least another hour before he came back to clear our plates. The bus boy came by to ask if we were ok. Then we made the mistake of ordering one more drink and dessert...another 20 minutes passed before we got our drink and he had completely forgotten about our dessert!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lunch was good, cocktails cery good. Dinner the last two times has not been very good, and the cocktails were very inconsistent Prices are high for the portion and quality of food. It is nicely presented but overall disappointing for dinner"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have been going to odeum since it opened. This last trip was a disappointment We has a last minute date night as friends had the kiddos. We decided to make the trek to odeum. The food was excellent as always; however the service was awful. We were lucky to get water, our salad arrived with our entrees then we were served a soup as an apology that our food hadn't arrived, which we then shared that we already had our main course as well as salad at the same time. Instead of removing the soup he left it. We also poored our own wine all night as the waiter rarely stopped by to see how we were doing. Luckily the food was excellent but it does not make up for poor service. Sadly odeum won't be top on our list next time we are kid free."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The service and food was excellent. Good spacing of tables - and the noise level was fine. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We visited Odeum for a small family celebration. It was our first visit and we were very impressed. The food and the service was excellent. We had a 18 month old baby and the staff was very accommodating, even thogh she a pretty rambunctious. We appreciated their forbearance. We will defiantly return."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I have now been to Odeum approximately 10 times. The quality, consistency and food selection is excellent. The chef is a Michelin Star chef for a reason. His execution of each dish that I have either had, tasted from someone else in my group or looked at going by my table "hits the mark" every time. One of the better restaurants in the south bay and extended south bay."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We celebrated my son's 35th birthday with the rest of my family who had just gotten off the plane from Costa Rican vacation. They were tired and hungry! The delicious food and wine came promptly and was beautifully and graciously served! Everyone had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was very good and our waiter, Gerry, was very attentive. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Overall extremely good. The food is amazing and the service was excellent. Only issue I had was we were sat back up to the door leading to the restrooms, so there was constant traffic at my father's back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Spent a very nice evening at Odeum. There is a varied menu. The food was quite good. Our server, Chris, was excellent- attentive, knew the menu and wine list very well and he was happy to accommodate special requests. Odeum is quite upscale for Morgan Hill. It is a bit on the pricey side so you may want to reserve it for a special occasion. It is definitely worth a visit."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I brought my dad for a special Father's Day lunch on Friday the 13th. We had the best experience. Even though the food wasn't the best the service was. I wish I could remember our servers name. I think it was Jason? He was tall, thin and wore glasses. He went above and beyond and I would go back again because of him."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "You don't just stumble upon this restaurant. While it is easy to get to (with ample parking), it is off the main drag. My girlfriend and I have eaten there several times and have been continually impressed with the amazing menu, the fantastic food, and the impressive wine list (which includes a number of local wines)."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I had the Odeum gyro which was simply delicious. I don't get down to Morgan Hill often for lunch but after eating at Odeum, I'll have to get back more often."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The chicken & waffles were amazing...Strawberry/sausage waffle appetizer was scrumptious!!! Our server Garret was awesome and made our dining experience even better!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been to Odeum about 4 times, and every time I love it more - and wish I lived closer. ALWAYS a memorable experience. Thank you ."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • " We have enjoyed Odeum on numerous occasions but not this time. We made our reservations only 90 minutes prior to arriving & they could not provide a table we requested. The only option was the virtually empty backroom. We were seated at a table in line with the air conditioning which was blowing the tablecloth. We had to ask to be reseated. The server was abrupt and uninterested in us. He asked for our order before telling us the specials. The carpaccio was fine. The moussaka was swimming in some sort of liquid, which you had tried to eat it would have become moussaka soup! We asked for a side plate and managed to rescue it. The gnocchi was drown in a over spiced heavy meat sauce. Hope they decide to go back to their old recipes "
    Dined on 6/3/2014