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.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm.
$30 and under
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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.
Odeum offers off-site catering for all of you private functions and dining needs.
Odeum boasts a large private parking lot, as well as an adjacent public parking lot and street parking.
Located next to Morgan Hill Transit Center, Main Avenue & Hale Avenue. Serving bus lines 15, 16, and 68.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Odeum Ratings and Reviews
I moved away from Morgan Hill a little over year ago. I’ve dined at Odeum many times in the past. It usd to be a great place to go. However, upon returning this trip, it’s become tired and very reliant upon its past history. The food was lacking in taste and creativity — extremely over-priced for what I and my friends ordered. Everyone in my party agreed that there are many restaurants in Morgan Hill that now surpass Odeum.
The restaurant is one of the few upper end restaurants in the Morgan Hill area. The service was not very good at all. The waiter/bartender forgot to bring us our drinks and had to be reminded after 15 minutes. This was surprising because the restaurant was not very busy. The main courses took a long time to come out and were just average is flavor and plating.
When we ordered dessert it took a very long time and the dessert were bad. When we mentioned this to the server, he said that yes he knew that they were not going to be good because the main chef was off that night and the staff does not pay attention to detail and quality when he is not there.
It was very bad. And very expensive. And the wine selection by the glass is terrible.
We went for a Tuesday night birthday dinner. The restaurant was romantic and the food imaginative and full of fresh ingredients. The portions were generous and beautifully plated. The staff were attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back and we will bring friends and family.
We sat outside on a wintery cold night, but with the heat lamps it was very pleasant, I actually preferred it. The wait staff is top notch, the wine selection, very good. Price points, pretty expensive. I ordered a filet mignon medium rare, but requested that it be more on the rare side. The waitress assured me that they cook it toward the rare side anyway. When I got it, it was definitely medium. It was an expensive piece of meat. I should have sent it back, but didn't for some reason. A bottle of wine, two dinners and a tip = $200. Not sure it was really worth it.
The last time we went there (2 years before) the experience was similar with the main course. I thought it was just a fluke then. I'm sure they're better than that, but with the high price point, I'm not sure I will take a chance again.
This little gem nestled in the heart of Morgan Hill has been one of our favorites for a couple of years. We gave my parents a gift certificate for Christmas which gave us an excuse to tag along. My mother had the surf and turf special, father had chicken and waffles and my wife and I shared the 15 oz steak. EVERYTHING including our appitizer was exceptional. We will will surely return soon.
We accidentally found this restaurant and loved it from the first time. The menu is healthy with lots of organic options and the ambiance is great. They have a full bar. Service is wonderful as well. We've been there 3 times now and we're definitely coming back. I wish they were a bit larger.
My 4th time here - 2nd time in the same month. Early dinner about 5 p.m. and the crowds soon arrived! Love, love, love the ambiance - festive and elegant. Can't beat it. Food was good - would have liked the crab cake warm (it was not - not sure if it was supposed to be? it was between lukewarm and on the cool side). Scallops were divine - salmon very good. Service was just o.k. - server was not very attentive or engaged. That was the one missing piece...would have made the whole experience excellent. Hence the 'fair' rating for service.
On a spur of the moment, two colleagues and I went there yesterday for lunch...a bit of a holiday lunch thing. The tzatziki which we had as an appetizer was not what I'm used to as it was more solid as opposed to creamy yogurt based and the pita bread that came with it seemed to have been grilled so it was firm, not soft. For our entrees, my gnocchi was excellent and my guests very much enjoyed their cavatelli and pork schnitzel entrees. The wine list was good, with some interesting off the beaten track recommendations. Our server Kelsey was excellent. The ambiance of the place was pleasant and overall things seemed to click and end up with a very pleasant lunch in relaxed friendly surrounds. I will definitely be going back.
Loved this place. This was our second visit and neither disappointed. I had the skirt steak which was delicious and my wife had the beet salad which was exceptional (never tasted beets that way). Our daughter and her friend shared a prime bone-in rib eye--also exceptional. I can understand why they received a Michelin star.
Folks - the service here is not the best for what you pay for.
We went in with a a party of 9 and was pretty much ignored for the first 10 min. No water service, no bread, not even a check in from the waiter.
Finally when he came we explained we needed 9 menus, and 1 more wine list. First of all a party of 9 with a reservation for over a week you would expect 9 settings and 9 menus..
Slow service through out. I actually had to think ahead to get more wine and beer for the table.
Food is good.
Our Birthday dinner was spectacular! I'm still thinking about that mouthwatering braised short rib. Yum! We said to ourselves several times, we need to come here more often. And, we will!
Our server was wonderful, made us feel welcome and special. As, we noticed, he did for everyone. Thank you for being in our town - you are a Diamond! We are so lucky to have such a find restaurant in Morgan Hill!
The food is great. I live the gyros for lunch and the pork chop for dinner. Ondrej is super friendly and makes great recommendation on food and drinks. His mix drinks are also really good. I strongly recommended this place for lunch and dinner. I also enjoyed the xmas set up they have. The lights make the place a little more romantic. Loved it
Odeum is always a great choice. The food has never disappointed, and we’ve tried most of the items on most of the iterations of the menu. This time we had the ricotta and pita, the crab cakes, lamb gyro burger, and chicken pasta (can’t remember the name). Everything was absolutely delicious. We love how it’s not a really big restaurant because it allows the kitchen team to focus on making amazing food. Definitely a must-go.
We enjoyed our time at Odeum. My Salmon was fantastic, and my guests also enjoyed their meals. I had asked for a table away from the door, and was very happy to see this was accommodated. From a value perspective I felt it was a little pricey, and would have liked a little more value. Overall nice experience, and will go there again for dinner.
I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend for her birthday. The Rest is difficult to find; it is located in the old Morgan Hill Granary near the railroad tracks. For me this was a 60 miles drive from San Francisco but I was in the area so I booked the time slot. Entrance is on the back. Parking is relatively plentiful. The Rest is owned by Salvatore Calisi who was chef/partner of Dio Deka in Los Gatos before opening Odeon. Odeon is the name for several ancient Greek and Roman buildings built for music: singing exercises, musical shows, poetry competitions, and the like.
First of all we had great service. Our waiter was Jerry( real name Geroboam). Jerry was super attentive to our needs and very informative. We shared the mediterrenian salad which was very tasty. It was big enough for two. No bread is served; instead they have bread sticks on the table. I had the skirt steak which came with potatoes which were not really mashed as it still had chunks of potato and came on a bed of what tasted like baklava. The skirt steak came with a demi glazed sauce and two asparagus. My girlfriend had the pork satimboca which was huge. For dessert we had the panacotta and coffee which was strong and hot.
Instead of wine we had cocktails prepared by their able bartender James. I find that ordering a whole bottle of wine for two is no longer feasible since my girlfriend and I differ on what we like. But the wine list is full of local and international wines.
I plan to return again.
Quick seating. Friendly, funny and attentive servers. Excellent wine selections by waiter. Appetizers and food were quite wonderful. Desert was tasty just a touch sweet for our palettes.
Sat outside on a cold evening but the heaters and blankets took care of any discomfort and made it quite cozy.
Table behind us was quite loud but that’s a small price to pay.
All in all excellent. Will be visiting again.
Odeum Restaurant left us with a very poor overall first impression. Our group of 4 arrived on time for our reservation. The host did not greet us or have us seated promptly even thought no one was waiting ahead of us. We were made to wait a long while before we were acknowledged or ever seated. During which time, we observed the host socializing, the 4 wait staff standing still by the cash register, and the owner/chef very involved with kitchen staff. Meanwhile the dinning room guests & our group remained neglected. Food: it was not authentic Mediterranean. Unfortunately, in our opinion the chef's attempt at fusion or new taste combinations failed. Of the 4 people in our group, 3 of us did not enjoy the food we chose because of taste (i.e. waffles & chicken) & cold temperature. The one person that ordered the steak enjoyed his meal very much. Overall, Odeum staff appeared to be overwhelmed &/or not well trained enough to respond to a regular or busy evening of restaurant service.
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