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PURPLE OLIVE

4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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Ranked #18 of 485 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you are out for a special night (willing to pay a bit more for dinner), visit the Purple Olive. You'll be surprised at the wonderful food that waits for you behind a very simple restaurant front. The dining area is a bit crowded but everyone seems so happy that there is a feeling that all of you are participating... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had date night and decided to try the Purple Olive; great service, great food, and excellent wine menu not over priced. Highly recommend this establishment.

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Starke, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Another gem on St. Augustine Beach! Food is prepared there, not heated and served. Innovative menu lets you choose a protein, sauce and side. I'm always curious about the soups (you usually get a choice of soup or salad at dinner time). The gazpacho was made with the most flavorful tomatoes (and I grow a garden, so I'm pretty picky)... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Restaurant excels in quality of food, presentation, and service. Chef/owner is a great cook always presenting sophisticated well prepared entrees with the freshest ingredients available. A neighborhood bistro with the highest standards--all at VERY reasonable prices. Always good-never a disappointment

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went for a nice dinner or while on vacation. Bread and oil were very good. Flatbread, salad and crab bisque were all good. Rack of lamb with pesto was exceptionally good! Macadamia crusted salmon was great! Very happy with our entrees! We did wait a long time to be waited on and receive our food. .. you plan to... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our most memorable meals were not in Downtown St. A - In fact, we avoided the "tourist zone" as much as possible. Purple Olive was one of these dinners - A small venue that is Chef owned and operated. The presentation and flavors were highlights of the menu. Vegan options are available and the decor is very nice. Parking in... More

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Brentwood TN
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There are a lot of dining choices on the island, and this small restaurant, located in a nondescript strip mall, may be the best for seafood! The Blackened Ahi Tuna was amazing. Guests had the Filet Mignon, which was perfectly cooked and had an amazing flavor, and the "Fresh Catch", which was snapper. Excellent as well. Service was great and... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great restaurant in a small shopping center, a great find. The staff is very friendly and the food delicious. They offer early bird dinners at a very good price. While the atmosphere is casual it is small and quiet unlike so many places at the beach.

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So Ponte Vedra Bch
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114 reviews 114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Two small rooms but they will take reservations. Great menu, Chef is wonderful at preparing all dishes. Service can be good or bad depending on the day. Nice for couples.

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Atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a great meal here on a week day evening. The service was great! The hostess was quick to seat us, and our server made excellent recommendations. The wine list was very reasonable, and everyone found a wine they liked to drink.I had the filet, and it was cooked nicely ( medium rare) with an delicious sauce. My husband... More

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