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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Odeum reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)special occasion (91)neighborhood gem (85)great for outdoor dining (79)romantic (62)notable wine list (48)great for lunch (43)good for groups (42)great for brunch (32)hot spot (20)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Brunch A Nice Option at Odeum
    KTSanMartin
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had only eaten lunch and dinner at Odeum, so Sunday brunch was a different experience. We ate outside and initially we were disappointed that we couldn't also order from the regular lunch menu --- we were a small group celebrating a recent move to the South County area, and with most visiting from outside the area, we wanted to have available the many wonderful dining options that are on Odeum's comprehensive lunch menu. While the Brunch menu is not so extensive, we all found something that appealed in the combination of breakfast and lunch offerings. We all agreed that each of our meals were excellent...and we also ordered three desserts to share. The Talbot Pinot Noir was perfect as we dined at the well-shaded outdoor tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Brunch in South County
    SouthCountyDiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I love going here for brunch especially with a group. The service is great. In this case, we were celebrating a couple of birthdays. The guests of honor were served panna cotta with a candle in a lovely presentation. The menu is varied enough that everyone can find something they like but not so extensive that you feel there is a lack of focus. All-in-all, a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special fare!
    Diana
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a great place if you love to try new and exciting foods. Their menu contains delicious, unique items that really impress. This is a great place for special occasions too. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful in recommending the appetizers, main courses and the wines. They were very busy the night we went so service was a bit delayed. Otherwise, fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    food4fun
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Always consistent with great food and service! I love the location of the restaurant in a beautiful old brick granary building. Would also recommend this place for lunch and outside dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    SirSautee
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was our second time dining for a business lunch and the staff was very attentive to our time frame. We were in and out and enjoyed every bite of the Polipo, Calamari Fritti, & Skirt Steak! A perfect place to have a business lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DebgVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I LOVED THIS RESTAURANT! IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME AND EVERYONE'S MEAL WAS FABULOUS. SAT OUTSIDE FOR A COCKTAIL FIRST AND ENJOYED THE PATIO. I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Real Gem
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Finally...a great restaurant in Morgan Hill. Dined there 4 times...every time we have had an excellent meal and good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would go back everynight
    ChefNanci
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The atmosphere is lovely. The service was impeccable. Jason, our server, was top notch - he knew his menu and his recommendations were spot on. Our table for nine was set and ready upon our arrival and it was dressed simple but so elegantly. Food - I am a chef. I can be critical when I step into a resturant. However, the menu hit ever note imaginable, ever palate will be met with the offerings on this well crafted menu. The lamb meatballs were tender and seasoned to perfection but the little sauces and relishes had me wanting more. The octopus salad had all my mouth senses standing at attention - sweet, spicey, savory and smoky. The diver scallops were over the moon delicious. I am out of room to keep writing! Just Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forks
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    What an unexpected find! Food was fantastic - great variety, grilled octopus was nicely charred and served with tasty cannellini beans and greens and my medium rare lamb chops were cooked to perfection. Good wine list (though not overly extensive). Server was knowledgeable of the menu and wines and was quick to offer recommendations when asked. Servers were attentive but not obtrusive. All in all a great dining experience, will definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food.
    good4foodie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Our food was tasty and the presentation, beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food with great friends
    mhultsman
    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
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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
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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
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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
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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
  • Leahstephens1028
    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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    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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    • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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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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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet