The Odyssey Restaurants
15600 Odyssey Dr, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Fax: (818) 368-7355
Parking: Lot, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Wine Bars
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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Went here for the 1st time last weekend to celebrate a birthday party. It's a great location for a restaurant, situated on the top of the hill. The view of the Valley at night was very pretty. I'm looking forward to eating out on their terrace once the weather is warmer. Their beet and mixed green salad was pretty tasty (after I requested they substitute the goat cheese for bleu cheese crumbles instead) and the braised short ribs were good. Definite recommend.
Extremely disappointed. How can a buffet not have hot drinks? Why is there more salad than entrees? There were only 4 entrees, one of which was just seasonal vegetables, one other which was just roasted "chicken". (Well, it wasnt really roasted chicken; it was roated FATcovered in lemon sauce). The desserts all had frosting, whipped cream. The sign by the desserts said "assorted chocolate chip cookies". But they were no where to be found and i didnt find anyone to ask what happened to the cookies. The customer service was terrible. There was no silverware on our table, and they rarely came by to pick up the dirty plates from our table. And for the amount of money that they charge, it is definitely not worth it.
Play taps, Odyssey may still have had decent food, but the service was so poor we never had an opportunity to find out. After going there for 20 years, this will probably be the last time.
Tried to make the reservation on-line, that malfunctioned, called and made the reservation for Thanksgiving in October. Called again to confirm. They called a week out to confirm.
We had only one request. We're a party of two, please don't seat us in huge room opened only at the holidays surrounded by parties of 8 where we won't be able hear each other. We arrived. On time. Nice girl escorted us with menus straight into one of their larger halls with parties of 6 to 12.
I said this won't work! She couldn't hear me over the noise. My wife chimed in, I couldn't hear either of them but could see their mouths moving. For the quality restaurant prices they charge, there's no excuse to turn it into a cafeteria and charge restaurant rates. It reminded of a gray hound bus station from 40 years ago.
No charm, no decorations. All the linen was pure white. Something left over from a wedding. No center decorations. Nothing that said autumn or fall. Just a blinding white room, with high intensity lighting, and a noise level violating OSHA standards.
How long to wait to be seated in the normal restaurant where table upon table were currently empty, an hour and half wait!!!
So much for taking care of old and loyal customer. I guess that loyalty program didn't mean much after all.
I sat on the patio and my server Tiffany was amazing. She suggested this drink called strawberry mule it was wonderful, I ordered 4 of them. She really new her menu and suggested great items. I will defiantly be going back and asking for her.
I use to frequent this restaurant back in the late 90's and it was always crowded and at time had to wait up to 45 minutes for a table and the food and the services was a "10"!
But over the years the restaurants food went down-hill and the place started to look a little shabby. Lately I read a few promos the restaurant published touting a "new" menu and "new" people. So Saturday night June 30th I decided to give it another try, I got there at 7:30 PM, I thought this is peek dinner hour and should have a good crowd but saw about 30% capacity. The place was clean everything else look much the same, but older. The outside dinning was a joke due to very poor lighting, not even a candle on the tables. I saw customers using their cell phone light to read the menu and even the servers used flashlights to light up the desert tray! The menu was on the pricey side, my wife ordered the Fillet and I ordered there best and most expensive cut of meat, a "Chicago bone-in Rib eye" done "medium" (pink) I believe it was $44.00. The Ceaser salad was on the dry side, but all I thought about was that big juicy bone-in Rib eye. My wife’s steak was done medium and it was very good, mine was another story! It arrived looking juicy charred nicely, but when I cut into it was well done and dry! So here we ago, I called my server over showed her my steak she apologized and said she will have them make me another, I wasn't to happy due to the fact my wife is eating alone. Several minutes later the second steak arrives looking good on the outside but when I cut it open was RARE very dark red center! I said “that's it no more steaks please bring my check” and we left very disappointed, the chef can't cook a steak! I guess the place did not change much after all!
02/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
my wife and i went to the odyssey on valentines and i can not tell you enough about the wonderful experience we had,the food was delicious,the champagne and the orchestra they had at the apollo ballroom was just outstanding not to mention the great service and nice ambience super!!!
02/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We had A wonderful experience At the Odyssey resturaunt this Valentine's evening. Unfortuneltley we were not able to sit at a table @ the window, but the view was still tremendous. Our waiters were Lou and Jesus, and they were simply tremendous. Not only was the service exceptional, it was classic, the way they song Happy Anniversary, the experience reminded me of my days of eating @ some of the finest establishments, in N.Y.C, Tavern On The Green is a perfect example in Central Park. My wife of 46 years orderd the Duet which Lou recommended saying""the combination of Filet migon and Shrimp scampi,was the best of both worlds seafood, & beef: I myself orderd the filet of oscar, Im not kidding you, this was the best Filet mignon Ive ever had no offense to the neighbors but as the waiter said the filet is the most tender with the least amount of fat. Louie said they had the best chef in the USA also named Jesus and he wasnt kidding. Even though, as i understand it the menu was special that evening the waiters said they would accomadate us in the future with anything we wanted as long as they had the product , and if they didnt Jesus offerd to go the store and get what I wanted, now that is service, ill never forget that.I highly recommend this restaurant, not only for the view, service, and food they simply made us feel like family it was A real experience which is so hard to find these days in Los Angeles,. We definetly will be back, and recommend The Odyssey to others and as the waiters mentionded there not a chain but they have other resturaunts the Castway is one, just call the Odyssey and they will tell you about one of there fine establishments close to you. OUTSTANDING, & definetly worth the money,& simply made my night. We are headed back this friday for the salsa lessons and the movie tickets Louie & Jesus provided. Hopefully we will see you there.
The Odyessy Restaurant is fantastic. Not only is the food incredible, it might even be a bit too good. (Not a good place to go if you're on a diet; otherwise it's perfect.) The buffet had so many options...from the fresh fruit and salads, entres, all the way through to the cheesecake and multiple other choices. And the waitperson was what I always appreciate, helpful, friendly, and "there when you need them". The view of the San Fernando Valley is spectacular too. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
12/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We had friends visiting from out state and we brought them to the Odyssey for the Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch. The expirence was great with quality food like the traditional turkey, ham, prime rib and more, the service was great and the unforgotable views. This restaurant was very busy, but they still did a great job. We came back for dinner on Saturday night and they did exceed our expectations with the quality of the steaks and fish and the service was professional and friendly, the ambiance, atmospher and the evening city light really complimented our evening. We will recomend the Odyssey to all our friends and family. Thank you for a wonderfull expierance.
10/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The Odyssey is a nice place to go for a view of the valley. I've been there a couple of different times for business and family dinners. The food is fine, not great. They have a huge buffet on Sundays I think... more food than I could ever eat. I guess I'm just not all that impressed, but I'm sure I'll go back for some function again soon.
08/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My date and I visited this restaurant last evening for dinner. I strictly requested that my steak be ""rare""--it arrived ""well done"" and cold. The waitress was very sweet and friendly, and she quickly got me a steak that was ""rare"", but I noticed that it had no flavor whatsoever. The side dishes were boring--a so-so potato and a few veggies thrown on the plate. My date stated his dinner was ""so-so"" , as well. The restaurant does possess a beautiful view of the Valley. It has a nice terrace area where you can have drinks, overlooking the Valley, that is lovely. If only the food could match the view. I had visited this restaurant many times in the 80s and 90s and the food was much better. Too bad the food quality has gone downhill. I would not visit this restaurant again.
I have been to their brunch several times and it is fantastic. The salad bar is great with chilled plates and forks. There is caviar and chilled seafood. They make fresh omelettes as well a variety of delicious hot entrees. There is fresh fruit, a chocolate fountain, fresh juices and a wide selection of desserts. They even have cappucino and champagne. The best part is on Sundays there is a separate buffet for the kids with all of the things they love. They can choose from hot dogs, corn dogs, yogurt, fruit roll-ups, juice boxes, cereal and even gummy worms and ice cream bars. The atmosphere is really nice but not too stuffy and the view is gorgeous. There is an outside patio with a view of the entire valley and plenty of room to stroll around. If you are looking for a great weekend brunch, Saturday or Sunday or would just like a memorable dinner I highly reccomend this restaurant.
Use of one of the three restaurant salon to host a part of friends, the rooms are large and can accomadate alot of people. But on the other hand the servers at the facilities are less to be desired, poorly manner in how to server guest their meals, mostly interrupting guest by placing meals in between guest who are talking.
Other wise the restaurant has a outstanding view of the valley at night fall.
11/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The BF and I went here for a quiet dinner for his birthday Friday night. We had no reservations but was seated within 10 minutes. I usually go here during my company's Xmas lunch party (buffett lunch are usually h it or miss, last year was really good but the year before was mediocre) so this time I got to see a lovely view of the valley at night. Service was pleasant; our waiter was attentive and recommended a good appetizer. The Crab Stuffed Mushrooms were delicious, I would have just ordered that as my meal had I known it was that good. I had the Jumbo Crab Cake which was disappointing because it was a bit too salty and wasn't anything special. BF got the special of the day, Chicago style steak...wish I had ordered that instead, it was really good. To sum it up- quick seating, pleasant service, great appetizer, ok-to-good food and a nice view.
04/06/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We celebrated my aunt's birthday tonight at The Odyssey. Tonight must've been the worst visit to a restaurant I've ever had. We had a party of 30+, with a set menu, arrived at the restaurant at 7pm. It took over an hour to get our main course and more than 30 min to get our desserts. Non of our service needs were met and this was all due to the fact that the manager had placed one waiter for our entire party. Eventually, we got a chance to talk to the manager Mike J., however Mike didn't recognize the restaurant's fault even after all the explanation. Mike J. should be fired and all the waiters at the restaurant should be re-trained for customer care.
07/21/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to the Odyssey many, many times over the years: for dinner, for weddings, for business meetings, for holiday parties. The view is spectacular and the food is consistently good. The Early Bird specials are quite a deal. On a nice warm evening, request outdoor seating; it's fabulous!! Great place for a great evening.