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About 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.

17500 Depot Street, Suite 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Greek

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm.

Cross Street:
1st Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 782-5151

Website:
http://www.odeumrestaurant.com/

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.

Catering:
Odeum offers off-site catering for all of you private functions and dining needs.

Parking Details:
Odeum boasts a large private parking lot, as well as an adjacent public parking lot and street parking.

Public Transit:
Located next to Morgan Hill Transit Center, Main Avenue & Hale Avenue. Serving bus lines 15, 16, and 68.

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Calisi

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Romantic (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Authentic (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Fun (13)
Business Meals (12)
Casual (11)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was really good. The coffee, yummy! Portions are a nice size. I would go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was spectacular. Drinks were great. Service was bad, especially because the restaurant wasn’t busy at all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Super evening! Waiter James was very personable! Food exceptional1

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Making a reservation was easy with opentable, unfortunately the restaurant messed up the reservation; after talking to the manager we are able to resolve the situation; but it put a damper on the whole experience.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Dinner was fantastic as usually. Grilled octopus, pita with 5 spreads, bone-in veal chop, and the chicken and waffles were all exceptional. Staff is fantastic! Food is reasonably priced and yummy/. Love everything about this place expect the dining table chairs. These are the most uncomfortable chairs anywhere.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great place of the main drag of Morgan Hill.
Wonderful selection of wines but don’t miss a handcrafted cocktail from Andre!
The selection of food runs from Chicken & Waffles to Wienerschnitzel - how can you go wrong???

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a delightful brunch at Odeum. The menu selections were quite varied. Our food and service were excellent. The only disappointment was that the brunch menus were tattered/wrinkled and basically poor copies from an original (attention to detail!). Also, the chair I was seated in was coming apart so I had to switch to another.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Odeum lived up to its reputation . The menu was unique and the meals explained in detail. The service was excellent. The main course was perfect. Desert was very good. Ambiance is generally not important to me, however if ambiance is an issue Odeum is not commensurate with the pricing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great appetizers, soup & main entrees. Our server
Josh M is great & made our dinner experience perfect. Aurelio S.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My friend's choice for her birthday dinner. It is one of the pricier venues in town. The steaks are usually good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had not been to Odeum for quite a while due to the issues they had and having gone on New Year's Eve two years ago which was terrible.

The food was excellent, service the best and we will be back again. Forgot how good their food was...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Not a busy day not many people.. service was terrible waited hour for our food.. food is good but service is very bad. Didn’t even check with us for another drink or water for almost an hour. We saw one of our plate at bar for a very long time and by time it reached our table it was not hot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was good but all appetizers were very salty. I had the lamb and it was delish, however I ordered it medium rare and it was medium.

I Never got the glass of wine I ordered. Waiter was great but seemed over busy.
I would go back if in the area. But would not go out of my way to return.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

As Always, great place to hangout after a long week, or during the week on business lunch or dinner. Delicious, Delightful. Merci & Santé!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I've been to Odeum in the past and being a local, I thought this would be a treat to take my family out to dinner on my birthday. The experience overall was MEH at best and having dined at other "fine dining" places, I thinking Odeum is just OKAY this time. The reason why I felt this way is because everything I ordered was over salted. The Polepo, which is an Octopus appetizer has great texture and the meat was cooked well, but the seasoning was too salty and the veggies that were used as bedding not done well and did not compliment the taste of the octopus. Bread for the hummus plate was a bit burnt, but it wasn't a deal breaker. However, what did not enjoy were the fact that all of our main courses were heavily salted as though the chef dumped a cup of salt into each plate. The pork chop was cooked well in terms of the meat but the seasoning was off and was hard for me to finish. The fried chicken dish reminded me more of chicken parmesan than chicken and waffle. Their shrimp dish was again over salted and took away from the flavor of the shrimp. Needless to say, it was an average to unenjoyable experience for the whole family.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Waiter was arrogant. The only reason I come here is for brusslesprout salad. Pizza was less than mediocre. I've decided to let go of brusslesprout salad and not return.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Inventive and well presented food, along with many unusual wines. Congenial contemporary interior and vibe. Marred by slow and thoughtless service -- main course arrived overlapping starter (which was only just started), with no apology, just left there on the table to go cold while we finished starter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was cold. Quickly replaced. Ghooci was like led. Should find a new pasta maker or source. Sauce was outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Poor vegetarian options and poor service. Interesting ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent brunch, as usual. This was a birthday celebration and the staff and food were excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been fans of Odeum since moving to MH. This was by far our worst experience. Service was horrible. Waiter forgot our order, came back 15 min later to get it again. I had to ask for my drink since he forgot that as well, and had to ask for the croissant they normally provide each table for brunch 25 min after being seated. Dirty plates were not cleared even though bus boy and waiter walked by empty handed 5 times between the 2. When our main brunch was brought out, again dirty plates were left on the table and new clean utensils were not offered. We again had to ask for our bill and waiter's comment was inappropriate when picking up my husband's plate "you finished all of that didn't you". Never once during dining did he ever check on us. Not once. So disappointed since again, this has been our favorite local restaurant. Too many chatty young people working the front while food sits getting cold waiting to be served. A restaurant of this caliber and price point, who prides itself on having Michelin rated chef, I certainly expect more professional and attentive service. You have lost regular customers.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 16th anniversary there last Friday. The waiter was knowledgeable and professional. I found the support staff to be very attentive. The appetizers were wonderful. We each ordered one of the specials and the meals were fabulous.

I have been to Odeum at least six times and have always enjoyed myself.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was really great. Everyone that worked there was really nice and friendly. We were payed attention too enough but not overbearing. It was our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert which was a Pana Cota. It was really good. We ordered a Nutella dessert too which was unique and delish. We ordered a bunch of different starters and small plates as well as one entree. We were very full. They have good portion sizes. Only complaint is that everything was really salty. Like excessively salty. . Even the pita bread .. would go back though

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We sat outside so noise leave was low. Our server was awesome and fun.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Odeum proves to be so consistently good. My dish was blackened swordfish which came with an amazing baked tomatoe, nice potatoe cake and wonderful other accompaniments. Waitress was very nice. We were seated on time. Employees put off a good vibe.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Had the porchop which was excellent, and my wife had the pasta that was on special. Our server, Gerry, was great too. I recommend anyone to give this place a try.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Interesting menu. Table was very small for 6 people. Felt like we were sitting on top of one another. Waiter was not as attentive as I would have expected. Food was excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was wonderful! Love both patio and indoor ambiance.
Our server forgot to take our order after he served the appetizer...couldn't even find him? Then the same thing with the bill. Needs basic training..
Loved the restaurant though!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The waiting, Jerry, was charming and helpful. The pork chop saltembocca was amazing! The recommended dessert with Nutella and croissants was so delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Loved the food. I think it's my new favorite restaurant! We made a reservation and got there early. They sat us right away. It's a nice quiet place to have dinner. I really enjoyed the calm, quite atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We love Odeum - our stop over always on our way to the San Jose Opera!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food and ambiance is good. Service was poor; we felt abandoned by the water and got charged for a $65 bottle of wine we didn't order. Likely I caught the error.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I dined here for special occasions and for a needed night out. Never disappointed. Always new and creative items on the menu, some of which are the best preparations I have had.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Odeum was excellent as always. We enjoyed some new choices and presentations. The Cowboy Steak, wine, and signature spreads w/toasted pita were all superb. We are lucky to have a restaurant this great in Morgan Hill, just a short, pleasant drive in the country from the "food desert" in South San Jose. You don't need to drive all the way to San Francisco to experience great Mediterranean Grille.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our meals had outstanding flavors. Very memorable. The pairing with a French 75 was perfect. Great detail to attention and customer service.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I had not been to Odeum for quite some time so we decided to give it a try again and we were very disappointed with service and food. I will say they did not charge us for appetizers. I believe they were just too busy with big parties and unable to provide pristine service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food choices are lovely but the food is extremely rich-- too much for my taste. Very nice sitting outside on a warm evening. Service could've been a little more attentive with refilling water and bringing the bottle of wine in a timely manner.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was good. Noise (radio) was loud. Service was slow. I had put in the reservation (and confirmed over the phone again in the afternoon) that it was a special occasion. My wife's birthday. They said they would do a special desert. We never saw anything and reminding them with my wife there felt awkward....as if I hadn't had my act together !

So, not the experience I had expected...overall. Honestly.

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