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PURPLE OLIVE

4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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Ranked #19 of 484 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
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Every time we are in town we stop at the Purple Olive for dinner. Nice quaint family-owned restaurant. Wait staff is courteous and friendly and the food is always great!! From The Pizza & Chicken Tenders on the kids menu to the Blackened Grouper over spinach and mashed topped with Cream Sherry to the Expresso-Rubbed Pork Entreé, all of it... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I always order the diver scallops they are out of this world.... His place is worth checking out, never had a bad meal there ,above and beyond quality presentation and service!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Through Trip Advisor we found the Purple Olive. We live in Palm Coast, are relatively new to the area and have been looking for a good restaurant that serves seafood dishes. After a few flops we decided to try the Purple Olive. Glad we did. Excellent service by Mike. Excellent catch of the day "Grouper", blackened with ginger & soy... More

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