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Bleu Olive

1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-383-8502
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“paella” (28 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2659
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a group of us that went to try this restaurant. A reservation was made and we were promptly seated upon arrival and given menus. Drink orders were taken and we were given plenty of time at decide on our choices. There is a...More

Thank lefty117
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The food is good enough. Beware of the volatile attitude the owner brings. Too many other options in Durham to experience than to risk being disrespected by a person who's outlook on life seems miserable. I would suggest Refectory Cafe' instead for fresh food and...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Had the lamb burger and fries for dinner today and it was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely go back!

Thank Winning1
Reviewed 26 September 2018

And I mean, like we could eat there several times a week! We were fans when it was Papas and then it changed to Bleu Olive, we love it even more. Food is ALWAYS fresh and wonderful. Like how the chef switches up the specials...More

Thank Npbt2rolf
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This is a top class food quality experience that reminded me of eating well in Greece, very authentic. My Avoglemeno had the perfect balance of savoury chicken, lemon and rice, quite delicious. And the Moussaka did not make the mistake of pretending it's Lamb Bolognese...More

Thank Colin L
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Our party of 4 had excellent food. The salads were large and flavorful. My sister-in-law has the Artisan salad and said it was delightful. The crispy oysters my brother-in-law had was one of the top dishes he ever had and reminded him of New Orleans...More

1  Thank Dotty J
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Went for dinner and had the lamb special; lamp tenderloin with orzo past and veggies, which was nice but nothing special. The Greek salad and dolmas were excellent. The wine special, 1/2 off any $80 or under bottle of wine wa very nice but what...More

Thank R84W
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Decided we wanted some good sea food with Greek beer on our last night in NC and decided to go 'up-market' slightly from our normal lower-cost restaurants we had been using. Was not disappointed. I had the Paella ( @ $28) and it was excellent....More

Thank Flamingo22
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I meet friends here for lunch when we want some place a little above the ordinary. I always get the Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich with Fries. Their lemon soup is also delicious.

Thank Z8554KFlisah
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had a reservation and had to wait a while. But it was worth the wait. I had a greek salad that was really special. All ingredients were fresh, crispy and not the typical dressing. My husband had the fried oysters. They were served over...More

Thank hazeray1
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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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, 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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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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