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Bleu Olive

1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (Formerly Bleu Olive Bistro)
+1 919-383-8502
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Ranked #11 of 655 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Transit: Yes
Description: A new Mediterranean Bistro serving lunch & dinner Monday thru Saturday as well as brunch on Sunday
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am a regular at Bleu Olive, though more often for lunch. I recently enjoyed a group dinner in their private side room, for a business occasion in honor of an out-of-town VIP. The service was attentive but not pushy. Everyone enjoyed the food and the quiet atmosphere that allowed for enjoying leisurely conversation. How thoughtful is the service? One... More 

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Stem, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very good food and service, but expensive! Special occasion type place. Went on a thursday evening and didn't need a reservation.

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West Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our server was extraordinairy - he took an exceptional amount of time bragging up the food and making what turned out to be excellent recommendations. The food was AWESOME! (Greek wines, Lemony Greek soup, Grilled octopus, kale salad, lamb, greek style fish, rice pudding, cheesecake). The only odd thing was eating outside (on a delightful night) you're looking right into... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We first went to Bleu Olive because we had a gift certificate. We had a great meal there. The grilled octopus mezza plate reminded me of Spain. The Kale Ceasar salad with Polenta croutons was delicious. We came back last weekend for my birthday dinner. We were not disappointed. Everyone was pleased with their meal.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I ate here alone while on business and it was a fabulous meal. The server, Matthew, was very nice and attentive. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The food was AMAZING. I had beet (not beef) tartar, the pork chop, and rice pudding to finish up. A great meal and will certainly return on my next trip to Durham.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My sister and I come to Duke Medical Center about every two months or so. We tried the Blue Olive during this visit and have already resolved to come back next visit. While there is clearly a Greek influence mostly evident in the appetizers, the entrees are not typical Greek fare (except moussaka). We started with fried calamai which was... More 

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New York,New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a jewel in north Durham, North Carolina. Superb cuisine, wonderful wines, incredible fish, lamb and Greek specialities. Wonderful atmosphere both inside and outside. Excellent service.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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142 reviews 142 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My spouse and I are exploring the restaurants in Durham and decided to try this one based on the reviews and type food offered. We made a reservation through Open Table and it was quick and simple. Open Table did ask if this was our first visit and it was. We were greeted nicely but seated by the restrooms. I... More 

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Durham NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was my birthday and my brother surprised me by coming to town. We had reservations at one of my favorite restaurants, Bleu Olive which we knew he would also enjoy. This was not our first trip, however it had been a while since we last dined there. You always wonder if a great restaurant will be great again, or... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing food & staff!! Reasonably priced & well worth it! A must if you're looking for something refreshing & different! A++++

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Additional Information about Bleu Olive

Address: 1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (Formerly Bleu Olive Bistro)
Phone Number: +1 919-383-8502
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian

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