Meditranian with a flair
Great food, interesting menu, nice wine list, attentive service, what's not to like. Go for it.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best brunch in town
The food is always excellent, but when summer comes, it is our place of choice. They have a lovely little garden area with trees, lights and a gravel floor that feels like dining in the Italian countryside. Very romantic at night. Love their seasonal specials, like watermelon gazpacho and cucumber soup. Best brunch in town. Service in the garden is always attentive, which is not always true with outdoor dining places..
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true surprise find. It competes
A true surprise find. It competes with any of the best in the SF bay area.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful As Usual !!!!
Favorite restaurant, the food is always exceptional!!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal
Odeum has become our "go-to" spot for every date night . Our favorite seats are at the bar so we can see the kitchen and enjoy some casual conversation with other diners. The food was outstanding once again. We started with the charred octopus and beef carpaccio and both were fab. They had a new salad on the menu - tres colores and it was great as well. For the entree we shared the fish special (trout with some veg and parsnip puree) and the eggplant carbonara (possibly our favorite thing on the menu). We ALWAYS get the bread pudding for dessert, but another regular insisted we try the Mille Feuille, think Napoleon made with about 200 layers of phyllo, and it was the perfect way to end the meal. Can't wait for our next visit!
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A night to remember
We dined with friends that are winemakers, and the Chef made us a special meal that we will never forget! The food was outstanding along with the presentation. Would definitely return to this restaurant again!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique venue with phenomenal food
This is one of our go-to places where we like to entertain out of area friends and family. The food is fabulous and the restaurant staff is friendly.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for brunch with a total of 10 people. Service was great and the food and service were excellent.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has fabulous food and our server was exceptional. However, the noise level can be quite loud. If you can get past the noise, you won't be disappointed by the food.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite
Visited the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Then our experience got even better. Food and service were outstanding. We shared the octopus appetizer and the strawberry salad. Both were delicious and the presentation beautiful (as were our entrees). Yes, the menu items are somewhat pricey, but this restaurant is not your usual casual dining experience. For this level of service and quality of food, the price is not outrageous. We received a complimentary dessert sampler. What a birthday treat! We would not hesitate to recommend Odeum and will definitely return ASAP.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greek Salad, swordfish, lamp, desert and wine all excellent.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinning experience
We have been to Odeum many times since the first day it opened. We have celebrated our last two anniversaries there and will be going back for years to come. The staff, including the owner, is very friendly and professional. The service is great and the wait staff is top notch. This is not a quick dinning experience and reminds us more of a European dinning experience where the customer is not rushed and the courses take a little time to prepare. So, allow some time for dinner and enjoy the atmosphere. This restuarant is moderate to expensive, but the food is worth the cost. Presentation of the food is excellent and really shows the care the chef is taking with each dish. Enjoy this place as we will many more times.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
South Bay Gem
Great restaurant! Located in an old granary complete with silos, it has a hip industrial feel...the inside has been nicely refurbished and there is great art displayed from local artists on the walls.
The food is amazing, we had the bone marrow, each a salad, and the salmon and branzino entrees. Would highly recommend any and all of them!
We will definitely be back...this is going to be an up and coming south bay foodie destination.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Morgan Hill gem
For our first visit, we ate on the porch as it was a lovely evening and was much quieter than inside. The waiter suggested a marinated octopus salad as an appetizer which was delicious. I had the the lamb chops and my husband the pork chop both of which were very generous and perfectly grilled. A nice touch were two visits by the owner to see that all was well and to briefly chat. We definitely will make the drive from San Jose to Morgan Hill again to this excellent restaurant!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heard about Odeum from a few people and decided to give it a try. We had a great dinner and the service was fantastic. This is defintely a place we'll be coming back to.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Morgan Hill "go to" place
When visiting family in Morgan Hill, Odeum is a must! The food is fabulous and consistent and the wait staff attentive and knowledgeable. This occasion was a "date night" with my 16 year old grandson and as always, the meal was outstanding.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in the South Bay
Need a place to enjoy a gourmand breakfast/brunch, lunch, or dinner, than Odeum is your place whether you are about to go wine tasting or after tasting God's nectar that only those supporting green or the locals know about. Odeum not only has outstanding food, but service that makes you feel like you are a long lost friend. The atmosphere is industrial chic with a dash of Tuscany thrown in with a delightful patio amongst blossoming fruit trees.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite place to eat
Since moving to Morgan Hill 2 years ago.... this is by far my favorite place to eat. The food is truly amazing. I bring close friends and family here and they all agree.... never a disappointment. The owner/chef is always present and inviting as if your being welcomed to his home. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgable and it feels genuine. The food is OUTSTANDING.... fresh and delicious. Any steak you get will be so flavorful. I usually order the Pork Chop and I can NEVER finish it because of the generous portion. The only think I can say is GO.... It will be a memorable meal.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Labor Day weekend dinner
The menu is a great blend of Italian and Mediterranean. We had an outstanding dinner! Best lamb chops I've ever had. Wonderful salad and lovely dessert! My adult son wishes the beer menu had more than 3 choices..
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Disappointing Wine Service
Overall, we had a very nice dinner. Food and service were great. I ordered a glass of wine and was looking forward to it...until I tried it. The wine itself (a Spanish Granacha) was good, but was served WAY too warm! Really disappointing since it greatly detracted from the wine. Come on, Odeum, you know better! Make an effort to serve most reds at 60-65 degrees. The glass I got was closer to 80 degrees. Definitely didn't inspire me to order a second glass. Would love to see closer attention to this. Otherwise, really a nice dinner.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our go to spot every time we get a sitter for date night. Sal and his crew have a great attention to detail and turn out some delicious and beautiful looking plates. The menu rotates seasonally, but it is the specials that keep me coming back. There are always appetizer, salad, and entree specials (meat and fish) and you can't go wrong. This visit we had the appetizer special - pork ribs with champagne vinaigrette BBQ sauce - Great. We also had the entree special - slow roasted leg of lamb with brown butter orzo. It was unbelievably rich, but the carrots and figs provided just enough sweetness to balance out the dish. Already looking forward to our next visit!
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dining experience. Food from start to finish had unique flavors that kept you wanting for more. You pay for good quality food and portions.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional dining experience
Exceptional dining experience at this great South Bay establishment. Service and food were both exceptional and undoubtedly will bring this restaurant much success and praise.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My New Favorite Restaurant
We took out of state guests to Odeum & we weren't sorry! It was wonderful from start to finish & our guests were very impressed. We chose a Thursday night & were pleasantly surprised to find live music. A very talented guitar player/singer was performing--some Italian songs & others--an added bonus. We may make Thursday night at Odeum a regular event. The menu is really great, It has some over the top entree items & some casual items such as pizza. You can really make your night whatever you want it to be. The service was impeccable. The food was also beautifully prepared and presented. A very friendly place where even the very talented Chef stops by your table! We highly recommend Odeum!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
still my favorite spot in
still my favorite spot in Morgan Hill! thanks to the staff at Odeum...great food, service
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant surprise!
We loved the food, the service was great and the outdoor deck and garden seating was delightful. Our meal was served in a timely manner and with a smile. We loved it and will go back soon. A little hard to find but it was like finding a "secret garden" so make the effort to find it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
date night winner
This is a great place for a date night with your friends, wife, significant other, etc.. Great food. Great selection of wines and spirits. One of the best places in Morgan Hill.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I are new to Morgan Hill and are enjoying exploring all the local businesses. We chose to go to Odeum to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were so pleased with everything about our experience. Everything from the decor, to the wait staff, to the phenomenal food exceeded expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed my Bacon Bloody Mary and the bacon wrapped scallops were amazing. We would come back just for the scallops. All of our food was great. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you Odeum for a wonderful evening.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service and food!
It was our 4th wedding anniversary and my husband and I didn't want to drive far and had always wanted to check out the many restaurants in downtown MH. I chose Odeum based on the reviews and also on a whim. The service and food did not disappoint. Chris took care of us for the evening and did a superb job. My husband had the Berkshire pork chops and these were so delectable that we could not even begin to describe the tenderness and flavor that oozed out of the meat. Chris also asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and when he told him it was our anniversary, they brought out a complimentary bread pudding dessert! There was even a musician playing the guitar and singing Italian songs (my favorite!) We can't wait to return!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enjoyable experience
Our second visit here. The octopus and dips sampler fantastic, pork chop special very tasty but portions so huge, it should be shared between at least two diners. Very fun lively main dining room, attentive service though felt a little rushed at the beginning. We wIll return as I would like to try other menu options.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding as always
A great experience as Odeum always is. My wife's fresh (very fresh!) salmon and my stir-fried calamari were both outstanding, well prepared and presented. Service friendly and accommodating. Wine list not particularly extensive but interesting. Portions very satisfying. Highly recommended!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Odeum is a Bay Area Gem
i have had several experiences at Odeum and the food has always been outstanding. The ambience is lovely and the outdoor area is great for families. There are a couple of rooms so if you have a larger group you can enjoy a group experience, The service was great and friendly for my lunch this week. Take your time, remember this is a truly outstanding experience and the food is prepared for you (you don't wait long but this is not a fast food ) I really love the extraordinarily well thought out flavor profiles, food dances on the palate. The textures are also well thought through which is a delight. Some of the dishes have an elegant richness especially the dinner menu, and the portions are generous so plan your meal.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Odeum is a hidden gem. A little
Odeum is a hidden gem. A little had to find but worth the search. The food is excellent and the staff is not only friendly but very knowledgeable about their selections which are all delicious and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is fun and friendly. We love their outdoor dining.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We heard that the menu was changing soon so we had to go back to try our favorites one last time. It is bittersweet, but knowing what a magician Sal is, we will soon fall in love with the new menu. I had the Barolo braised lamb shank with brown butter orzo. Need I say more? My wife tried the swordfish and it was outstanding as well. We started with the eggplant carbonara and beef carpaccio. Then we moved on to the burrata salad. We also got the bread pudding and beignets (special) with anise honey dipping sauce. Hungry yet?
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Morgan Hill Gem
Be here for brunch several times, first time for dinner. Very very good. Will defiantly return for more.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
An outstanding dining experience.
An outstanding dining experience. They were very busy on a Tuesday night, but seated us immediately and to the table we had requested. The service was impeccable and given the dining room was full, each of our courses were served promptly. Every dish was excellent. We shared the carpaccio, strawberry salad and musaka. Followed by the apple tart and the galaktoboureko. Thanks for a great dinner.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I keep coming back
Once again Odeum restaurant delivers a great experience. Wonderful food, skilled servers and a pleasing environment. I can only rave about this local gem. Just plain good.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Stars for Odeum
I ordered the Bielota roasted beet salad, no ordinary beet salad. Paper thin sliced beets with finely diced pears, Greek feta cheese and sherry vinaigrette. My husband had the tri-colore salad, wrapped with a thinly sliced cucumber around the greens. Both were perfect in presentation and taste.
Rich ordered the Branzino Sea Bass with melted leeks, applewood smoked bacon and lemon roasted potatoes. Definitely something I can't replicate at home.
I chose the Australian slow roasted lamb shank. Culinary heaven and beyond extraordinary. We chose apple tarte tatin and the chocolate pannacotta. for dessert. By far one of, if not THE best dining experiences we've had in a very long time.
11/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I picked this place after shopping in Gilroy. Great find.
Very adventurous menu with new twists on old favorites. Excellent presentation and well balanced seasoning. Definitely will head to this place again when back in the area.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined on a Tuesday night and had a great experience. Salads and entrees were fantastic. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
New menu - same great food
Sal recently implemented some changes to the menu for fall/winter and while I was sad to see some of the old items go, I was excited to see what items would be added. To start our meal, we had the Tuna tartare appetizer, which was on special. It was ridiculously good. Next we had the cauliflower soup on special. Only Sal could make cauliflower soup taste great! For our entrees my wife had the whole trout special and I had the Mary's chicken. Both were fantastic. We ended the meal with the greek donuts that were on special - also great (although a little greasy for my tastes). The only disappointment was that they took the bread pudding off the menu - my wife's favorite thing they make, but I am sure it will be back soon.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Special Spot
This restaurant has become a special destination place for us...The food is great, drinks are wonderful, service is super. Let's face it...you can't have all of that without a price tag! So, Odeum is not inexpensive. Wish we could visit more often, but we are grateful for out times there. One of the finest restaurants in Santa Clara County.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought a friend to Odeum for a birthday lunch...but I didn't tell the receptionist when I booked the reservation. Our waiter must have seen the birthday gift because the dessert came with a lit candle and the word "Happy Birthday" written in carmel on the plate! My friend was delighted with this extra unplanned touch. If that wasn't enough, the chef sent over 3 complimentary after dinner drinks in champagne glasses. It made the whole experience such a wonderful celebration.
Besides the above, the actual lunch for us all was very tasty! Thank you, Odeum staff !
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal I have had in a grainery
The old grainery in Morgan Hill has been transformed into a great restaurant. We dined with a gourmet that has visited fine restaurants throughout the country. He gave Odeum his stamp of approval.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the moment of arrival
From the moment of arrival we discovered exactly what we set out to find - a perfect dining experience in the South Bay. Thank you Odeum staff for the special night out we all needed. From the candle-lit steps, to the warm comfort of the dining room, to the mouth-watering appetizers , entrees , and deserts , everything was expertly prepared and served. We can't wait to celebrate the next special occasion at Odeum.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time to try the Sunday brunch and we were very impressed (as expected). What's not to like about fresh croissants and strawberry butter when we sat down? The main courses were great as well. The strawberry pancakes got my four year old daughter's stamp of approval. My wife enjoyed her bacon omelet. And I had the Chilaquiles. Wow. I have never had this dish before but I am already plotting my return so I have it again!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gets better very time
The appetizers are the best. Home made pita and the 4 tastes are perfect. The octopus salad is soo good. Fresh fish Dover sole was delicious Never disappointed. Slavoki (sic) was a disappointment we had 10 In our party so a lot of reviews in all excellent.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our friends were in town and we wanted to have lunch before wine tasting. Wanted to take them some place special for lunch and chose Odeum. All of our meals were fantastic! Our friends kept raving about it afterwards. The service was great. Our waiter took great care of us. My husband actually went back today for a business lunch. Can't wait to go back and try something else on the menu.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
From start to finish, the entire experience was all first rate.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A++++++++ Great pick!
I had been wanting to check this place out for a while and I'm so glad we finally went. Everything about it was great. Service was great, food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect for our date night. Loved it and we will be back soon!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM