This wasn't our first visit to Odeum. Six friends and family were celebrating a birthday...ages 36 to 78 years old. We had a reservation. We were seated just inside the door and next to the kitchen food plating area...drafty and noisy. My thought is that there should be NO TABLE in this area.
The chairs are very uncomfortable..hard straw or reed seats with the tops
of the chair legs poking above the seats. Our waiter was friendly, but he did not pay much attention to our table. Food was not delivered in a timely manner. Portions were generous, however, and the food was very tasty. Dessert was extremely skimpy and the eighth of a tablespoon of espresso gelato had no noticeable sugar in it. it was sitting on a tiny bit of meringue that was too hard to eat. Also, it took an hour to get the one order of espresso and when it came, it was decaf instead of regular espresso. The restaurant does not have its own restrooms. The restrooms "belong to the building" and are outside of the restaurant. They are disgusting, shabby, dirty and there was no toilet paper and there were no paper towels. The waiter basically said it wasn't the restaurant's problem.
Enjoyed our meal. The polipo (spelling?) was excellent. Would have ordered it as a main! And the Portuguese cupcake dessert was extraordinary - heavenly! The restaurant was recommended to us by a local as we were only in town for 3 nights. Had a great server who gave good recommendations. It's small and cozy and would go back if we were in Morgan Hill again.
This was our first time going to brunch here, which was great.
The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable, except for dessert, which was quite pricey.
The food was delicious, but service and noise level unacceptable. Someone in the kitchen was pounding meat to tenderize it!!! And our service was poor--had to do an arm wave to get a refill on a cup of coffee. Staff were congregating at the bar instead of taking care of diners.
The food was delicious as I had Salmon and my friend had grilled chicken skewers. It was not too loud which I appreciated and we had a very nice waiter who was very attentive and didn’t rush us. The presentation of the food matches how delicious it is! The ambiance is just beautiful as well. We will be back for sure!
The place was small and charming. The waitress was friendly and funny. The food was amazing and the dessert was even more amazing.
I was recommended by a good friend to come here for dinner, and the food did not disappoint. The atmosphere is lively and fun, and the decor is well done. My only gripe was the server was just OK. Our drink order seemed to have been forgotten, we were never told about any specials (but overhearing the table next to us with a different server indicated there were specials), and when the desert menu was dropped off he came to pick it up a few minutes later and we had to scramble to say that we did indeed wanted desert. It was kind of a shame since everything else was so good. I'm not a complainer, and seldom point out negative things in a restaurant review, but I thought it was warranted in this case.
This place is excellent! Nothing to complain about; will definitely return
Very high quality food. Friendly, intelligent and knowledgable staff. A little noisy.
My friends filet was VERY overcooked, even after telling our server twice to make sure it was cooked medium. When it arrived it was actually charred on both sides and dark brown all the way through. I don't even know why our server delivered it that way. It was embarrassing! I told her to send it back but she was too uncomfortable to do it. Her meal was also served 5 minutes before anything else came out. Entree's should be timed better. Our stuffed Mexican shrimp was amazing as usual. My husband's pizza was poorly dressed, had very few toppings and the edges were burnt all the way around. His pizza was served at least 5 minutes after all the other entree's arrived. The restaurant wasn't busy as our reservation was for 5:30 on a Sunday night. Again, very poor timing, and an uncomfortable situation waiting for his meal to arrive while all of ours got cold. I will go back eventually but I have concerns about referring them to friends. It's a pricey restaurant and you should get pricey quality food. Overcooked filets and burnt pizza is a no-no...it's a shame to deliver food that way. I should have taken pictures!
Odeum is fantastic as usual.Great food. Polite and timely service. Great attitude of servers and hostesses.
We love this place. We recently discovered it and have been going 3 times a month. It is small and cozy with great service. The menu is awesome and healthy and they always have something amazing as a daily special. We're definitely coming back!
Two nights in a row , over 45 minutes for main course. One dish cold, on dish never showed.after 45minutes. It seems like new ownership. We like this restaurant but the service sucks! They need to get this. Under control.
Odeum Rocks Perfection!
The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. I arrived early and sat at the bar with terrific service. My date arrived and we chose to sit outside and it was a little chilly, so the waiter suggested we sit on the porch which was protected from the wind. Perfect.
Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Perfect. My wine glass was never neglected. Perfect.
I wanted the scallops, and our waiter pointed out that they were on the appetizer menu, but said he could increase the 2 scallops to 4. Perfect. My date had the Chicken salad, which was excellent. My scallops were not excellent, they were AMAZING. A total party in my mouth! Cooked to perfection, the right amount of sauce and garnish. Perfect.
I live in San Jose, and quite honestly it is totally worth the drive to Morgan Hill for this dining experience. Wrap it around some really great wineries in the area, and it rivals any trip to Napa, except much closer to the South Bay.
Who are they kidding? $49.95 for lamb chops? Two bucks more than Kokkari in SF, $11 dollars more than Dio Deka in Los Gatos and Morgan Hill rival Ladera Grille. Staff is aloof, nothing notable about this restaurant, I think they are on cruise control.
Odeum, the Owner Sal and Chris Ward never fail to please!
There were 3 of us. The ambient was very nice and the food very good. The service was very good as well. Its a fine dining restaurant and pricey accordingly. So for a special occasion or just a fine dinner this is one of the best places to visit in Morgan Hill.
From the moment we walked in to the time we left the service, decor, friendliness, pleasant personalities, and extremely professional service.
The food presentation was inviting, artistic, creative and original.
We had the swordfish appetizer. Every bite was delicious and unique in every way. From presentation to each delightful bite.
Next was the aruegala cucumber salad. I was amazed how the cucumber worked so well with the aruegala. The combined flavor was devine.
Then the luscious, perfectly sheared skirt steak arrived. The aroma alone started up my taste buds. The tenderness and sauce that was drizzled over the top was scrupulous.
The wine, an incredible Paso Robles Cab was a robust, palatable choice for our meal.
The bartender was making artistic original cocktails. I wish I could have tried all of them. That will not be a problem since I live an hour away and plan to return often.
Thank you Odeum for your delicious creative menu.
As we’ve experienced before, Odeum has some amazing food. You can absolutely tell that a Michelin Star caliber chef is at the helm, his flavor combinations and presentation are just amazing! We were there for a Valentine’s Day dinner, so the menu was pre fixe with a few choices for each course. Everything was delicious, but I found one thing kind of annoying. When I made the reservation, I was informed that the menu was pre fixe at $100 per person. Ok, got it. Once we got there, however, several of the entree items had significant “additional” fees if you wanted it. (For example, if you want the Surf & Turf, it’s an additional $25 etc). When they say pre fixe, it should be a set amount. Since there were such limited options to chose from, having several of the 5 or 6 items being an additional charge was really annoying. It felt a little sneaky to me. Maybe that’s standard practice, I don’t do many pre fixe meals due to some food allergies...but I didn’t like that. Other than that, it was a wonderful meal, and we had fun. We will be back during regular service.
Service was very slow.
Our lunch was delicious, a bit skimpy on the portions as I barely had a 4 ounce piece of salmon. For $16.00, it was basically a salad with a tiny portion of salmon. My husband hate chicken on a skewer and there was very little chicken. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the service was good but we both walked away hungry. It would be a nice touch to serve complimentary bread at a fine restaurant like this with the prices they charge?
Just added Odeum to our portfolio of fine restaurants in Morgan Hill. It's got everything the discriminating diner could wish for - intriguing ambiance, exceptional food and attentive staff.
The food was great. My husband ordered steak with grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes and I got a chicken with risotto dish. They were delicious! The food portion was worth the money we paid. Good food good service!
Food is delicious! Ambiance was not up to par.
Our table wobbled, setting at table on a piece of butcher block paper does not work for me. Table setting needs work! For the prices charged, needs a much better location!
We were put in the back room and it was HOT!!
Ordered a bottle of Rombauer and you were out!
I’d like to see Odeum were Prova is!
Service sucked, when the food came it was cold. We boxed it up and walked out and stiffed the waiter. We would never go back!
Great menu, good food but slow service on this night. Super slow. I have dined here before though and never had a problem with the service so maybe it was just an off night for them. I had the Mary's chicken and it was delicious. I've also had the New York and the chicken and waffles - both were very good as well.
Totally enjoyed our meals. Kelsey was a great server, and very accommodating. The sides that accompanied the entree were unique and delicious. We will definitely be back.
Very good portions, nice presentation but everything was so salty, we couldn't really taste any of the fresh local ingredients or underlying seasoning. There were 4 of us and we each had a different entree. All 4 were so salty, none of us enjoyed our meal. Very heavy handed on salt which ruined the flavor of everything. The waiter was good but he was running all over the place and didn't really have time to attend to us well. Getting a second or third glass of water because of the salty food was almost impossible. No one came by to fill our glasses. We had to flag them down and wait. We will never go back. There are other restaurants in the area which offer up top rate, excellent food and service at more reasonable price. The michelin stars mean nothing to this place. We are all dumbfounded as to how they got such a high rating. Not the quality or service we were expecting.
Another great experience for my wife's birthday. Thank you Odeum. If they have the mushroom bisque soup... You must try it.
The food was tasty but took a very long time to come out. The waiter was super friendly, always had a smile, but was working so hard he was sweating. It appears that they need to hire more kitchen and wait staff for Sunday brunch.
It was our second time for brunch and it was great again. Food and service was wonderful.
Another wonderful dinner at Odeum. Love the atmosphere and the food is fantastic. Extensive wine list is sure to please the biggest wine critic.
Odeum is a fantastic place. Food is always outstanding and staff is the best!
Very expensive. We went last year and had the lamb chops and the food was really good, service was good, signature cocktail were creative and tasty. This time a friend had the schnitzel (if you’re used to German food, this isn’t it) and it was cold on one side warming up to hit on the other, my husband had skirt steak which he said was ok and I had Mexican jumbo prawns on risotto where the risotto was overdone and everything a bit on the side of too rich with Feta and cream. The signature drinks were a little lack luster. The service slower this time. For the price I wouldn’t go here again or recommend to a friend.
Consistently great food and Service. Great wine menu for all types of food options.
A great experience from the friendly staff to the amazing food.
Always pretty consistent with the food and service. Good selection of Italisn wines and a few really amazing hidden gems.
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.