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PURPLE OLIVE

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French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Greek, Bistro
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4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 300
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding as always

We dined here twice on this trip but tonight's meal was over the top wonderful. We ordered the two specials fresh trigger fish served over a polenta cake with rosemary pesto absolutely delicious. the strip steak was also outstanding. We paired our entrees with a wonderful spinach salad and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
emorga
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We dined here twice on this trip but tonight's meal was over the top wonderful. We ordered the two specials fresh trigger fish served over a polenta cake with rosemary pesto absolutely delicious. the strip steak was also outstanding. We paired our entrees with a wonderful spinach salad and their always great bisque. This place is so friendly and always... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Purple Olive is outstanding! love the open kitchen style cooking, fresh veggies and salad and my dinner were all fresh .Im going back as much as possible

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went to the restaurant based on reviews. Highly OVERRATED !!! I ordered soup and got salad, one of the other in the party got the wrong soup. The dinners were average with the exception of one.. The scallops were excellent...everything else not so..

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

best pizza on the island, and good entrees too, a f riendly staff, and generous portions, i do take out only and always pleased

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Surprisingly good. The food was amazing. A little on the pricey side. 3 people in our party and we only drank water and the bill was $60.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Honestly the wine and appetizer (mussels) were very good, but that's where it stopped. The Ahi Tuna was over cooked. The scallops were overly spicey. The ambience and service left an awful lot to be desired. Bottom line for a little more money and an extra 3 or 4 miles I'd go to The Black Fly.

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St Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Simply the best dining experience at the beach. Excellent service from Jeff our waiter. Never rushed and very attentive. Food was nothing short of amazing. Mussels with angel hair pasta appetizer was perfect. Crab bisque continued to impress. Diver scallops were great and potatoes au gratin were there best I've ever tasted. NY Strip steak with Gorgonzola truffle butter was... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Purple Olive was delicious from our first bite to our last. We started with the mussel appetizer and were delighted to find angel hair pasta in the broth; what a great twist. I ordered the diver scallops which were done to perfection. My husband ordered the pork loin; it was fabulous! The salads and sides were fresh and flavorful.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

this place is a 5 star all the way. We almost missed it on our vacation. Its in a little strip Mall. We were going to another place next to them they were closed we grabbed one of the takeout menus that was outside of the door. We decided we would eat there for our anniversary the little menu sounded... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been going to the Purple Olive for several years. Their food is consistently good, fresh and innovative. They will make reasonable changes to accommodate dietary needs and have a nice but limited wine list. The main drawback is that they do not take reservations, but will take your name for a wait list. Service is usually good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 9044611250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Greek, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?