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Bleu Olive

1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-383-8502
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were in town for a swim meet and stayed at the hotel next to the blue olive. We ordered take out - the filet of beef, the pork chop and the apple walnut cake. We were blown away. Every aspect was superb. The meat...More

Thank L0vehhi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful lunch andSunday brunch. We had both recently. There is a certain understated elegance in the restaurant. The service is top notch and friendly but not obsequious. Terrific omelettes for brunch served with skillet potato slices. Relatively inexpensive cocktails are on the menu but we...More

Thank dweisleder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends were in town and my wife and I wanted to treat them at one of our favorite places. Our meals at Bleu Olive are consistently excellent, the service is outstanding, and the restaurant’s atmosphere is conducive to conversation and relaxation.

Thank Dale C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find. Everything about the Bleu Olive os top shelf. Stuffed grape leaves for appetizer perfect. Romane wedge salad wow.. Bone in pork job cooked medium and best I have ever eaten.. Full bar and a great wine list.. TOP SHELF THROUGHOUT..

Thank Huck V
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My brother was in town for a visit with his new significant other so we went back to the Bleu Olive, which is our favorite restaurants in the area. We had reservations for 7:30 on a Friday night and were promptly seated. Our waitress was...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Enjoyable dining experience. Owner personally came by our table to make sure food and service were to our liking.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

By accident I came across this great place while two days of testing at Duke Medical. After first experience I decided not to try anywhere else. I ate at the bar as I was alone, bartender was great help and efficient, I enjoyed the special...More

Thank paulmjo
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My wife and I had dinner at the Bleu Olive on the 3rd of October. WE were very pleased withe the entire dinning experience. Our server Caroline was very professional and attentive to our needs. We will definitely return and bring friends.

Thank DrJDM
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Walking distance from the Courtyard Marriott, not as favorable a rating as this restaurant, by the way. Great for a solo business traveler, but seemed equally good for a date night out. Food was high quality and well-prepared. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard across the street and walked over for an early dinner on Friday. Thought we might have been underdressed but found that other customers also had shorts and t's. The menu was good as were prices (we are used to...More

Thank J N
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8 April 2016|
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Response from CTSopper | Reviewed this property |
Please call the restaurant. 919.383.8502 I checked and they can sell you a gift certificate via telephone.
6 July 2015|
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Response from Mrsjones930 | Reviewed this property |
I an sorry you hit the wrong key. I posted a review. I don't own the restaurant.
barbara c
9 February 2015|
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Response from Sam P | Property representative |
Yes, our meats & poultry are from North Carolina farms & seafood off NC, SC & Virginia coasts. Thank you for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659 (Formerly Bleu Olive Bistro)
    (Front Street)
  • Public Transportation: Yes
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-383-8502
  • E-mail
A Mediterranean Bistro owned & operated by the Papanikas Family since 1994!
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