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About Bleu Olive
A family operated - chef driven Mediterranean Bistro serving a fresh & local ingredient inspired menu.
Durham, NC 27705
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Mon - Thur 5pm - 9:30pm | Fri & Sat 5pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sun 11am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bleu Olive Ratings and Reviews
Went for restaurant week. We ordered from both the special menu and the regular menu and everything was delicious. Crispy oysters and paella were fabulous. As was the spec2dessert, pots 're creme. Make sure when you go you tell them that it should be put on the regular menu.
This is really a neighborhood jewel. The specials on the menu are always exciting. The recent scallops were out of this world. Greek appetizers always hit the spot and there is a decent selection of wine by the glass or bottle. The moderate prices make this the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening meal.
Bleu Olive is our favorite restaurant. It's like an old friend. It has NEVER disappointed us - so we keep coming back. Although we enjoy eating at the many other excellent dining spots Durham has to offer, the reliable outstanding meal preparation and warm service is unbeatable. So grateful for this fantastic family-run enterprise !
Food and service was top shelf.
Cocktail was very disappointing- wrong ingredients, no garnish, amateurish and priced ($12) as if it were a handcrafted cocktail that you can get at the better local bars. Might have been an off night, but I'll be careful next time I order a drink.
We wanted a special Christmas Eve dinner, so we selected Bleu Olive. I have never
been disappointed at Blue Olive and this meal was no exception. There is absolutely no match for e Avgolemono served here and the Grouper special on Christmas Eve was exciting--well prepared, well seasoned, and beautifully presented. Lisa was very friendly, helpful, and I liked her smile. We go to Bleu Olive when we want something special--I highly recommend it!
We have been here before and liked the food and service, but the night before Christmas Eve day, we had a bad experience all around.
We had made a reservation and was 10 minutes late - they had already given our table away so we waited another 10 minutes for another table.
The waiter was not very friendly and did not tell us about the numerous upcharges for some minor changes we requested. We were charged $2 extra for a dish to be made with rice instead of orzo. Then we were charged $1.50 for some cucumber slices to go with our dip . The waiter never said anything about the extra charges and we only saw them when the bill came.
The dish I ordered was the nights special - a fish with spinach - and when it came the first time, it was so salty I could not even eat it- could not even taste the fish, only tasted like salt. They remade it (which by then, everyone else in the group had finished their meals) and it was better.
The meals were good but not great for the price.
I think the best deal was the bottle of wine we had, very nice red wine for $55.
For the price, I would rather go to one of the many other fabulous restaurants in Durham, like Motto or Revolution.
This was our first time at the restaurant. Very cozy and inviting atmosphere on a cold winter's night. Excellent food -- I had the shrimp dish with orzo and my friend had steak frites, accompanied by a very good rose wine. Dessert was five spice creme brulee and the apple cake. A most pleasant evening meal - we will return.
Bleu Olive was a treat as usual! The salmon dish with roasted potatoes and root vegetables was a seasonal dynamite!! I was sad to learn the restaurant has discontinued their cocktail specials, BUT our server asked the bartender to re-create last year's "Autumn" cocktail at my request. He did so and it was as fabulous as I remembered. I appreciated the response to my personalized drink request!
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