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PURPLE OLIVE

4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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Ranked #14 of 474 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Sebastian, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

For a Wednesday night we were surprised how busy it was and we are glad we called ahead to reserve a table for 3. Trevor served us. He was witty and efficient. Considering how busy they were, he made us feel welcome and we enjoyed our experience. The food was incredible. We ordered blackened Mahi, Ahi Tuna, and a steak... More

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Asheville, NC
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This casual restaurant is a little gem. The menu is very varied, with a great selection of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. The grilled stuffed eggplant was excellent, and more than ample. The special of the evening was a blackened mahi with a lovely sauce -- also delectable. Prices were fair for the quality of food. The service was great... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Purple Olive sits in a busy strip mall alongside a diverse set of other eating options. There's no glamor about the location, but in our experience a visit is always a happy experience. Serving dinner only five nights a week, it's a popular spot where reservations are strongly advised. The team also offers some outside catering. The menu is diverse... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We ate dinner here twice in March 2014 and found it excellent on both occasions. Food was very good, well presented, with good service. Their early bird dining special is a real bargain but not at all cut rate: fine cuisine with multiple courses. Highly recommended.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very good food, good selection of entrees at reasonable prices. The service was very efficient and professional, not rushed just timely, even though the restaurant was completely full. The ambiance is nice but casual. It's located in a strip center so you need to look for it, but well worth the effort.

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Although not in a high profile location, the Purple Olive has everything else going for it - well-prepared, attractively presented and, more importantly, delicious-tasting food. We ordered the Veal Marsala and the Seafood in White Wine Garlic Sauce - very generous portions and yet, somehow, we managed to finish the lot! Every mouthful was savoured. Service was quietly professional with... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here at 6 pm on a Saturday and easily got a table. The place was full by the time we were finished eating. I had the sesame scallops and they were delicious and nicely presented with rice and seared vegetables. We had the lobster bisque soup and enjoyed it. The service was also good. I'd... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and some friends surprised me with dinner at this hidden little gym. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent and certainly a place that I'll be visiting many many more times. Don't let the small strip mall location fool you - it's a place worth dinner and we'll spending more time there with great friends.

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Arlington, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This restaurant was recommended otherwise we would have overlooked it as it is tucked into a strip mall location. What a gem! We were delighted with this restaurant, the menu choices, food, and service were excellent. Everything was delicious starting with the fresh warm bread served with dipping spices and olives, nice green salad and lobster bisque were second choices.... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Service great as usual, good table , not noisy, delicious dessert their prize winning gateau ~ unfortunately my rack of lamb did not seem like a rack , just chops stacked to look like a rack and some grizzle. Husband's lobster bisque and mahi mahi special were up to their usual standards.

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