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Bleu Olive

1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-383-8502
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“paella” (22 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

What a secret jem we found today for lunch! Not only is the Bleu Olive beautiful, romantic and very hip, it's the food that is it's main attraction ! Wow, mushroom and kale soup, roasted beet salad, lamb burger with goat cheese and chicken salad...More

Thank sweetsvirgo
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Bleu Olive and honestly didn't expect too much since we just found something close for convenience. The service is very good and the menu is a nice balanced Mediterranean selection with excellent pasta. The paella is excellent as...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I have been going to the Bleu Olive Mediterranean Bistro for many years now and it just keeps getting better. A friend and I went for a "catch up" lunch this time and it didn't disappoint. We shared The Tasting of the Spreads appetizer which...More

Thank TravelmateDurham
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I've now visited twice and the food was fantastic both times. The blue crab soup was delicious. The only reason we got a seat without a reservation was because we arrived early. It started filling up shortly after we arrived. Both my husband and I...More

Thank Jane M
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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.
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10 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 27705-2659 (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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