Odeum
Odeum

Odeum

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.odeumrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4087825151
  • 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 4087825151
  • 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.
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Odeum reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (120)special occasion (107)neighborhood gem (94)great for outdoor dining (88)romantic (68)notable wine list (55)great for lunch (52)good for groups (42)great for brunch (37)hot spot (22)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Good not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have tried three separate times to enjoy a cocktail before dinner, each time a different bartender was on duty 2 out of 3 times the drinks were returned, they were horrible. The food is good not great it lacks consistency. The salads and deserts are amazing and the wine list is exceptional, a little over priced, but still very nice. I found the music to be very loud which in turn makes people talk louder and this this small somewhat confined space is very annoying when caring on a conversation. The restaurant is nicely decorated, very clean and the wait staff is one of the best. The cost for dinner for four with (2) bottles of wine, (1) appetizer, (4) salads, (4) entrees and (2 deserts) $452.00 + tip.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food with great friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Started off with the octopus appetizer, charred and sauteed and served in a delicious sauce. The salads were very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed the fish special, a pashuto wrapped cod served over risotto. A strange combination but it worked very well. My husband had a nice steak that he enjoyed as well. For dessert we had the mille-feuille, Bavartian creme between layers of phyllo dough and covered in toasted candied almonds. So good but definitely something to be shared. It's very large , enough to share between 4 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveToGolf
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    On a recommendation from a friend over a year ago, I and several friends/family members have been dining at Odeum often, whether it's lunch, brunch or dinner. The food is outstanding, the service is impeccable and the restaurant is extremely clean. I have recommended this restaurant to many friends and all return with an outstanding experience. Don't pass it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As always the food was great and the service outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odeum
    YummyCouple
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We waited-for about twenty min, then opted for two of four counter seats facing the open kitchen. The bartender,Jennifer, was very attentive. We ordered the octopus appetizer & Brussel sprout salad, both delicious - succulent & tender grilled octopus & tangy, leafy salad with lemon vinagarette- both awesome! Our entres were a pork cutlet and chicken & waffles, which were creamy & rich- a mound of deep fried chicken breasts atop two waffles & syrup were- too rich for my taste. The pork breaded cutlet atop rich noodles was lacking in flavor & character. We left disappointed in our choices-& took no doggie bags. If you like rich, creamy food, there are a lot if choices. Next time, I'll stick to their grilled entres, which I know are delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    hollister637
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was a little disappointing but nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent Dining Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful romantic dinner for our anniversary. Even though water melon salad was not on the menu the chef went ahead and prepared it for us. It was outstanding as well as the rest of the evening. Our waiter was engaging, friendly, and well informed. The entrees were served in a timely manner so no rushing or waiting, just perfect timing. We brought a special wine and our waiter nicely decanted so we could enjoy. Our favorite in Morgan Hill and probably all of San Jose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the Line!
    damayor
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    In Morgan Hill's growing repertoire of outstanding restaurants, Odeum stands out as top of the very good class. It is truly and outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not typical service level
    BUCK
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Somehow the kitchen schedule efficiency was completely out of sync. Calamari took 40+ minutes to arrive and our entrees were about 70 minutes. There was only one waiter covering the outside dining area and a track star would have had challenges covering that many stations. Not typical of this restaurant so we will definitely be back. They should pin a medal on the waiter for his efforts!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I came for dinner one time and was not too impressed. I tried it again for brunch and it was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants! The food is phenomenal, everything on the menu is so good it begs you to order seconds! The service is what really makes Odeun shine, every visitour waiter has made our experience unforgettable! Thank you! We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    diningwith3kids
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've tried to go here without a reservation on a holiday with no luck - with a res. was just fine, they even pulled up another table to accommodate for another guest who joined us. I asked them via Open Table to order us a birthday dessert - they did remember, and didn't charge either. I was a bit surprised by the menu - seemed to be mostly snazzy pizzas or pricey meat entrees (not a great option for kids). Pasta was nonexistent here - all they have is gnocci (but it's handmade). Pizzas were not very tasty- note to self, order the cuisine the restaurant is known for - in this case Mediterranean food. Spanakopitas were perfectly seasoned, but there were only 3 on the appetizer plate,Portions of other foods seemed small. We ate outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Menu options are creative and perfectly prepared. Happy with the service and overall experience. We celebrated out 10th Anniversary there and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable
    Ennigourmet
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The moment we entered the restaurant the aroma captured us. The ambiance was versatile for any occasion. The cocktails were exquisite. The food was unforgettable-worth every penny. You can tell the chef uses the finest ingredients. Even though the cheese was not the main ingredient in his dish, my brother in law said this is the best cheese he ever tasted. Every ingredient was tasted on the palate! Our waiter recommend a wine to go with our dish and it was the smoothest pinot noir we have ever had! This restaurant is pricey-however, don't let this be a limitation for you to try-the food and experience is worth the investment. Recommend you take friends or family for great conversation to add to this fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Visited the restaurant for the first time. The special birthday person had heard raved reviews and wanted to try it. We certainly were not disappointed. The food was excellent as was the service. We even met the chef who was so friendly and personable. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60andcounting
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Tried Chicken and waffles for first time anywhere. The waiters description sold me. It was surprisingly wonderful. Do not confuse this waffle dish with a breakfast waffle. I never thought I would say I would order this again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must try
    Foodheaven
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my wife there for our second time to celebrate 7 years of marriage. It is hands down one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. We had the lamb chop and chicken and waffles. Both were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were at home trying to figure out what we wanted for dinner so I yelped the different restaurants in the area and saw this one, which is probably the only one we never tried. So I made reservations and was amazed why we never tried this place before. The food was delicious and the service was just as good. This is definitely a must try for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall 5 Stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    There's nothing more disappointing than a restaurant that charges high prices & serves mediocre food. At Odeum, the meal was worth every penny. Quite simply the best restaurant food we've had in years. Service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion or Otherwise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I suggested this restaurant to my friends as they had never been. We were getting together to catch up, not for any specific reason except that we wanted something nicer than a chain food place. They were very happy with the choice, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinewithachallenge
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I am handicapped, and the access was poor. There is an elevator, but when you exit, you exit to a deck and are supposed to walk around. The door into the building was locked, and when we tried to return to the elevator, that door was locked. After much anxiousness, someone reopened the door and the access was through the kitchen. It was my wife's birthday, but she did not enjoy it because I was tense about the ingress and egress conditions. I would recommend the restaurant to any of my ambulatory friends, because the service was good and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night
    Eaf984
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was a perfect quiet setting to escape the daily kid grind with a good friend. Service was awesome and the food delicious! We sat out site and it was absolutely beautiful I would totally go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    AuntiGaGa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sea Bass Special - Awesome Scottish Salmon - Incredible Beet Salad - Amazing The flavors, presentation & service are 10+ and the Galatobouriko was out of this world delisious! The BEST food EVER! Kudos to the Chef and the entire Staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    FoodieCarole
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We-were-seated-and-greeted-by-our-server-as-soon-as-we-arrived....Our-drinks,-their-special-Cosmopolitans,-our-wine-and-our-"quartette"appetizer-were-all-great...but-it-was-our-main-entrees-that-topped-everything!....I-had-the-seabass....my-hubby-had-the-special-,_filet-of-sole....I-asked-to-meet-the-chef-and-he-came-over-to-say-hello....Everything-was-delicious! ...I'm-sorry-but-my-spacebar-is-not-working-on-my-keyboard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!!
    docs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant was a true treat during our vacation to Northern California. The food was absolutely terrific, the service was superb, and the entire experience was so outstanding, we went back two days later before returning to New Jersey. This is a GREAT place !! Don't miss it!!!!
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  • Very Yummy!!
    Jay64
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have been to Odeum before and absolutely love the food. The service was not as good this time. I think because our server had a bigger table. We were still made to feel very welcome, but the waiting time to order a drink, order food and order dessert could have been better. I would still recommend this to my family and friends.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobody There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We showed up but the place looked completely empty, we walked up and no workers were around to greet us at all, after a couple minutes we just left and headed over to The Good Fork in Morgan Hill
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  • Best Kept Secret in South Bay?
    JonnyC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Odeum is one of the great restaurants in the entire South Bay, but it is sometimes overlooked because of its southernly location in Morgan Hill. This is a Mediterranean grill with superb food, an expert and welcoming staff, and a casual ambience combined with a strong commitment to excellence. If you can drive a little bit further south, you will discover how good this place is and wonder why you settled all those other evenings for food and a restuarant experience that simply can't compare.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place 4 a Birthday Celebration
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my second visit to Odeum in one month. I brought my husband to Odeum for his birthday. He's a plain, no sauce, steak and potatoes person, but thoroughly enjoyed the skirt steak and absolutely loved the pineapple fish appetizer. My grandson who accompanied us ordered a pizza, and said it was one of the best he's ever had. The special birthday dessert the restaurant surprised us with was better than the dessert we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Amazing
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food is always amazing. The appetizers alone are worth making a trip to Morgan Hill. The service is impressive and the ambience is inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been to Odeum for dinner before, but this was a first time for lunch. My husband and I went mid-week on a whim and had a great experience. He didn't enjoy his special, and the server immediately replaced it with a regular menu item without any fuss at all. I loved mine - the eggplant "carbonara" is unique and flavor packed. The cost for lunch is only a couple dollars more than most other restaurants in the community, but the quality is far superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and excellent service
    looking4ambiance
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There is something for most tastes here with top notch service and food presentation. We asked for a quite spot with reservation and they tried to accommodate but hard as the tables are fairly tightly packed. Good for family get togethers or gatherings of friends, not so good for a quiet romantic meal. Quite pricy and the food is a little too salty otherwise would have had a 5.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Home favorite
    NormVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always a good place for a special occasion, the chops were cooked perfectly. The chicken and waffles was a tasty meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    VickyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I go back again and again for the Polipo (grilled octopus) - it's delicious, tender, and always perfect. This time I tried the "Appetizer" of "Eggplant Carbonara" as my main and it was definitely filling with nice flavor and texture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful brunch!
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had an amazing brunch here on August 3rd. The service by Jerry was excellent. The lamb gyro was exceptional and the smoked salmon and scrabble eggs were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • airbiscuit
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. Selection of wine and spirits were excellent. I am fond of single malt scotches. They had Oban, which almost nobody has. We sat in the back part of the dining room, which was much quieter than the front area where you are competing with the bar and kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! And did I mention Wow!
    BigDinLBC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    What a find. And Chris made it even better. Excellent night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • octopus, anyone?
    FinickyFoodie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The Octopus appetizer I often have for dinner with a salad. It is perfectly tender and with the beans and arugula is delicious meal. However, I do eat from the rest of the menu and have never been disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly Special Dining in Morgan Hill
    genevieve52
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    From the ambiance to the food to the service, Odeum is superior in every way. The space has so much character, being in a restored granary building with exposed brick walls and rotating art work from local artists. The food is beautifully presented and delicious, a reflection of the award-winning chef's commitment to customer satisfaction. They pride themselves on making everything in house from scratch, using local fresh ingredients but also bringing in seafood and beef from far-away places in order to offer the best-of-the-best. Everything from the ricotta appetizer to the roast chicken is great. And, according to my husband, the steaks are pretty amazing as well. Thanks Odeum, for making our already-charming town even more special!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odeaum Is Always A Hit
    HerVineNess
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet