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Bleu Olive

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1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (Formerly Bleu Olive Bistro) (Front Street)
+1 919-383-8502
Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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250 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant because of its proximity (literally across the street) from our hotel (Courtyard). Expectations were not too high due to it's location - tucked off the highway in a "strip" of restaurants (Mexican, Tapas place etc) - but what a great surprise!! Mediterranean themed, there were many great choices on the menu. I opted for Moussaka and... More 

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Thank Tracey B
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had one of the best and most memorable meals ever at the Blue Olive tonight The server was excellent, the spread sampler was amazing, and all 3 entrees were great. I've had Greek food many times, but never any that tasted so fresh and was seasoned so perfectly We'll be back

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Thank Jim S
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I ate here while staying in Durham for several weeks. The food was great, especially the dolmas. I had the mushroom risotto which was very tasty and a great portion size. This is a good restaurant to try in Durham.

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Thank Beth M
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here before and it was excellent. This time was bad, I ordered the flat iron steak. It didn't look very good and had no taste. I ordered med well and it was well done and tough. Not a good visit this time.

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Thank John W
Calabasas, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

On my last trip to Duke, had dinner at Bleu Olive in Durham. They offer a Tasting of Spread sampler that includes three types of hummus plus Baba ghanoush. This unto itself is worth the price of admission. Simply delicious to a fault. Add in their Stuffed Free Range Chicken (feta and spinach) and you have resonate blend of protein... More 

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Thank Splash46
New York
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were invited to a private lunch in the private room! The food was delicious...we ordered off of the menu, we were 17 people...food came out perfectly for all of us...and all at the same time! Service was great, food was absolutely yummy...and we were able to talk and continue business while enjoying a yummy meal!

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Thank Van10mbaum
Durham, North Carolina
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Food was fine but nothing special, and therefore overpriced for what it was. Hostess was brusque and rude. Waitress waited so long to serve dessert the ice cream was mostly melted. Interior is attractive but noisy -- difficult to hear (no tablecloths). Outside tables front parking lot, busy street and highway, with little buffer. Good parking.

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Thank Ruth400
Durham, North Carolina
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I wanted to meet a former coworker and catch up with them in a nice and relatively quiet restaurant. They are new to the area so I wanted to introduce them to one of my favorite restaurants. We were greeted by the owner at the hostess stand and seated by the windows in the far corner away from the other... More 

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kljohnston2
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Planned a date night here before going to DPAC for a show on a Friday evening. We enjoyed the Crispy Fried Calamari for a starter. My fiance chose the Port Glazed Double Thick Pork Chop for his main dish and I chose the Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast but substituted the mushroom risotto for brocolinni because I am not... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Wonderful Food!. I have eaten at many Mediterranean Restaurants and the food was great!!! The service was very good and the wait staff was knowledgeable as well. The food was served quickly and she had a nice personality. She understood what we needed and how much time we had. I felt that she took very good care of us even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (Formerly Bleu Olive Bistro)
    (Front Street)
  • Public Transportation: Yes
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-383-8502
Description
A new Mediterranean Bistro serving lunch & dinner Monday thru Saturday as well as brunch on Sunday

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