We showed up at Odette's with no reservation and, while they were completely booked upstairs, they led us down to a really neat basement bar where there are big, comfortable chairs and tables. You can order off the regular menu there. The service was wonderful, even though we were seated in the bar (I expect a bit more spotty service at bars) and the food was cooked to perfection. I had a summer tomato and basil salad while my husband opted for some bar snacks of olives, almonds and freshly baked bread and butter. For our entrees we had lamb and beef, both mouth watering. I ordered a dessert of strawberries and a light, fluffy cheesecake. We tried some different wines and took our time enjoying everything. Overall a wonderful experience. I have been recommending Odette's to all my friends!