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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
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Gary C
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10 reviews
8 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 

1 Thank kljohnston2
Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

1 Thank MichelleSantos2013
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Best salmon ever. I visited with my daughter and her friend and we all enjoyed the food and service.

Thank cornwellmay
San Diego CA
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Ate at the Bleu Olive tonight with my sister and her husband; we each had a different entree and all three were fantastic! Our choices were the Mousakka, Steak Frites and the Pork Chop with Bleu cheese risotto and asparagus was mine! Mine was so tender and flavorful I highly recommend it. Desserts were also delicious - we chose the... More 

1 Thank TravelingSister75
Bleu O, Owner at Bleu Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review & your patronage!! More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Was looking forward to trying this place for lunch. The first impression not great. Walked in with 3 others and receive no welcome, no one greeted us. None of the waitresses would make eye contact or smile. After a few minutes, someone did take us to a table without speaking. After our orders were taken we received drinks promptly and... More 

1 Thank Kathy P
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner menu was limited. Staff not friendly. The staff seemed to cater more to people who appeared upper class. We were dressed casual and was ignored by someone who appeared to be a manager. He catered to other tables but just looked down his nose at us. Not returning and we are upper class people. Food was not impressive

2 Thank Debra L
St. Augustine
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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Durham is a foodie town through and through. So many great places to eat! However, the Bleu Olive is simply awesome. Every bite we ate was incredible. The Saganaki Cheese, the grilled octopus, the stuffed chicken breast, the lamb loin, the creme brule flight, the wine, the drinks, the coffee, ....I want to go back there now! The atmosphere was... More 

Thank Jillbus
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

From the outside in the corner of a strip mall, this place didn't look like much. But, the food and service was EXCELLENT. After leaving the hospital and checking out of our hotel, we happened upon the Bleu Olive for a late dinner. We chose two selections based on recommendations from our waiter and both were excellent (Fish special and... More 

Thank Doodlestreet
Leland, North Carolina
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We checked in early at the Courtyard Marriott & asked the staff at front desk their recommendations for lunch nearby & Bleu Olive was one of the few they recommended. We only had to walk across the parking lot & there we were! The place is beautiful, service was top notch & food delicious. I had the Greek salad with... More 

Thank Marie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?