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“Very good food with unique twists and great wine list”
Review of Bleu Olive

Bleu Olive
Ranked #15 of 803 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Transit: Yes
Description: A Mediterranean Bistro owned & operated by the Papanikas Family since 1994!
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed Bleu Olive. Great food- the bread with olive oil/garlic/balsamic (and probably other things!) was unique and delicious. We had the fried oysters as an appetizer as well as the beet tartare (amazing!) and spinach salads. Steak and frites were great and my Husband had a wonderful pasta dish. Was not as impressed with desserts and service was a bit slow (it was a very busy Saturday night.) We will go back!

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Thank Virginiagirl24
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Living in the southern part of Durham, we often don't make it to North Durham for a meal but decided to try out Blue Olive for Triangle Restaurant Week. It's in a rather nondescript strip mall just off of i-85 - blink and you might drive right by it. For a Monday night the place was packed. Our table had mussels, goat cheese fritters, boullabaise and a spinach chicken dish, plus chocolate tortes for dessert. The portions were very generous and we all had to get take-home bags. The regular menu seemed to have plenty of options and is on the slightly higher end price range. We'd consider returning again some time.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We enjoyed the food. Appetizers of hummus sampler was wonderful. Food and service was very good. Everything was fresh and well prepared. We'll be back.

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Thank Ray C
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We found this place online and it was very yummy. A bit pricey but everything was delicious. Next time we are in town we will visit again.

Thank Allison M
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I've eaten at Bleu Olive several times and last night's meal was absolutely lovely. Food was perfectly prepared, service completely attentive, atmosphere was relaxing and congenial. Bleu Olive has become one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Durham and I plan to return again and again.

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