Friday, April 3, 2020

Odessa is back open for takeout and delivery

Text and photos by Stacie Joy

Like me, maybe you panicked a bit when you saw that the Odessa Restaurant at 119 Avenue A was closed in recent days.

Luckily, it was only a temporary staffing issue and longtime manager Dennis Vassilatos says they hope to stay open as long as they can get delivery people in. The affordable diner is down to one delivery person, with new hires starting soon.

Dennis says they’re going to take things day by day and hope to stay open. Hours now are 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. until 5 a.m. weekends, but he cautions some days they might not open until 5 p.m., so call first.

"Times are difficult, and uncertainty is part of our lives. People are afraid. I hope everything works out and we are all healthy," he says before showing me a fresh Boston cream pie, available for $5 a slice.

Previously on EV Grieve:
A Visit to Odessa Restaurant


JM said...

They came through last night in a normal amount of time. Lasagna, fried chicken, salad...plenty of leftovers for today. Glad they're back in action.

Anonymous said...

Love how the otherwise vintage relic menu reads "". Hope to see more old friends re-open.

Anonymous said...

We try to walk over there for pickups. That way you're keeping them busy, while not overwhelming the delivery guy.
Breaded chicken cutlet with mashed and corn are generously portioned and delicious as ever.