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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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“paella” (24 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

We dined with a group of 9 visitors to held a meeting in the restaurant and we were delighted to receive an amazing service with good plates from a complete menu. I strongly recommend asking for the specials, as my plate: Balsamic Pork Chop, was...More

Thank Andres V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner here after reading g good reviews. The food was delicious. Service was good and the environment of the restaurant was very nice. We would definitely return for a nice meal here again

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined there on Friday and we amazed at the menu selection and our meals. The grilled scallop special was outstanding. We even decided to try a dessert and the banana walnut cake was moist and delicious. If you want to treat yourself a superb...More

Thank Julia1138
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the variety on the menu. It leans toward Greek/Mediterranean cuisine but there was fresh fish as well. The calamari appetizer is exceptional. We were told that the calamari is soaked in milk before it is battered and fried. My husband who normally won't...More

Thank PatWisconsin
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Usually, restaurants close to hotels are nice, but not exceptional. Bleu Olive is one of those exceptions. Right across the parking lot from the Marriott Courtyard, this little gem, located in a little strip with 3-4 others restaurants, is a winner. The staff was so...More

Thank GA_NYC2014
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I met family members here for a delightful meal. The calamari appetizer was some of the best I've ever eaten. Try the artesian cheese plate. The three cheese paired well with the yummy fig compote. I enjoyed the potato and bacon soup and crab cake...More

Thank elewis9
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were looking for an interesting place to go for dinner when we were here visiting our son at school. Saw the reviews and thought we'd check it out. We had the paella, moussaka and rissoto shrimp. All were traditional dishes but Bleu Olive put...More

1  Thank lpeterson518
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A groups of colleagues and I met at the Bleu Olive for lunch. Based on on all of our reactions to our orders, this is a definite repeat visit. I had asked a question on Tripadvisor if they had gluten free food, and they answered...More

Thank revmom2david
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Normally, bistros that try to do a bit of everything end up mediocre, not satisfying anyone,. But Bleu Olive is that rare exception that does everything it does exceptionally well. Part of the reason is that the menu is limited. But its limits still allow...More

Thank kwix
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I've been to the Bleu Olive about 10 times and always get great service and fabulous food. Here is where I first discovered Apothic White wine, which became my favorite. My husband and I always order the medley of spreads with grilled pita bread for...More

Thank Betsy C
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1 March 2018|
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Response from Sam P | Property representative |
Yes we do!!! A good portion of our menu is gluten free!! Thank you for contacting us!
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.
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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