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Bleu Olive

1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-383-8502
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“paella” (22 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is not a gyro joint masquerading as a "Mediterranean." The menu is eclectic, with plenty to choose from. We enjoyed the grilled octopus appetizer, which was perfectly cooked and accompanied by tasty greens. The sampler appetizer with an assortment of Mediterranean dips was good,...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I ate there today for the first (and last) time. I will give high marks to the Chicken Salad Sandwich. It was great! The service was some the worst I have ever experienced. The waitress was pleasant, after bringing food never once...More

Thank 1Carpe2
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is our second brunch at Bleu Olive, this time with a group. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very pleasant and conducive to an enjoyable meal with good conversation.Their cocktail list is interesting with some unusual offerings to try. We started with a tasting...More

Thank teddya323
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My niece had her wedding here and everything was wonderful. The staff was so helpful and accommodating and the food!!!! OMG!!! We were given the choice of chicken, salmon, or steak. My husband had the chicken and I had the steak. It was so good...More

Thank Dana A
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I'm relatively unfamiliar with Greek cuisine, but the brunch at this restaurant was fantastic on Mother's Day, worthy of the accolades I give. The salmon was the best I've tasted, much better than my best efforts on the grill. Whatever I ventured to try exceeded...More

Thank 75keith
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our daughter highly recommended Bleu Olive for our last night in Durham. So many delicious choices on the menu, that we wanted to try them all. Best option for us were to share mezza, or small plates. We tried grilled octopus, baked feta, baba ghanoush,...More

Thank buckeyefanz1957
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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
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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