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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 #5 of 655 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Cary, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had great expectations of this little restaurant in a strip mall. We were so disappointed. Atmosphere and service were mediocre; the waitress was very sweet but forgot my order. I ordered a glass of wine and got a short pour - about half of what a normal restaurant or bar would have served. Complimentary bread was brought, and it... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stopped off I-85 (exit 174?) at Durham looking for a place for lunch and stumbled upon the Bleu Olive. Excellent and attentive service, wonderful soup of the day and salads. Would certainly plan to include it again if near meal time.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My family and I had lunch at Bleu Olive Bistro last weekend and we were disappointed with the overall experience. The portions were small and over priced and the service was extremely slow - even to collect our orders and deliver drinks.

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Durham NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I returned to the Bleu Olive on Tuesday July 9th to celebrate my birthday. We were again warmly greeted and were well taken care of by our waitress. The menu was unchanged from our prior visit, so I ordered my favorite Blue Cheese Wedge Salad $6.50 and the Calamari appetizer $11.50. Wife ordered the Char Grilled Octopus... More 

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Dalton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We love going here for brunch or a meal any day of the week, food is always good, menu is fresh and the staff is on top of things. I would reccomend to anyone, I'm picky and I always find something yummy.

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Durham, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We went to Bleu Olive for Father's Day brunch and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant looks to be fairly new and is located in a nondescript strip shopping plaza. The atmosphere is contemporary and casual with friendly, attentive staff. The food was interesting, a blend of American and Mediterranean influences. I had fried oysters which tasted fresh and sweet but... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just got back from a Father's Day Brunch. First time visit and we will go back. Menu choices were excellent and the prices were reasonable. I LOVE small plates as I cannot finish an entire entree. Our server was very cheerful and worked hard to see we were taken care of. Despite a very busy mealtime, our food was served... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I ate here while in Durham on business. I was by myself, and I didn't have a reservation. It was very busy and most of the tables were reserved, but the hostess was very friendly and immediately offered me a high table at the bar. I was right beside the window, and I was just fine. I ordered the hummus... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Great Middle Eastern and medditerean food can be hard to find. Came to the area on short business trip. Had spread plate appetizer one night was absolutely delish. Had lamb bolognese next day which was excellent. Will repeat as often as I can when back in the area. I would recommend to those looking for great middle eastern.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Has the soft shell crab appetizer and it was fantastic! Followed by the grilled octopus app, and I was not let down by the quality of food. Cuisine Nirvanna!

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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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