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Bleu Olive, Durham, NC
Bleu Olive, Durham, NC
Bleu Olive, Durham, NC
Bleu Olive, Durham, NC
Bleu Olive, Durham, NC

Bleu Olive

4.8
4.8
1182 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
For parties of 5 or more, pease give us a call.

A family operated - Mediterranean Bistro serving a fresh & local ingredient inspired menu.

The Papanikas family first opened the doors at this location in 1994 under the name Papas Grille, a fine dining Greek and Mediterranean restaurant. With “Papa” and Sam in the kitchen and Angelika, Chris & Yianni running the front of the house, Papas Grille turned into one of the finest and well-respected restaurants in the Durham food scene. After eighteen successful years as Papas Grille, it was time for a makeover and with that came a new brand as well. The reconstruction took place in 2012 in which the changes brought a more casual setting and modern feel. With “Papa” retiring during the changeover, Sam took over the realms in the kitchen fine-tuning his craft which is highly focused on quality ingredients and consistent execution. The front of the house continues to be overseen by Angelika and Yianni.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 383-8502
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Papanikas
  • Catering
    Catering available.
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining room for any occassion.
  • Private party contact
    Angelika Papanikas: (919) 383-8502
  • Neighbourhood
    Durham
  • Cross Street
    Front Street
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Yes
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Hellenic Wine Dinner

    US$95.00 per person

    May 7, 2024 only
    Join us on Tuesday, May 7th for a very special wine dinner, with special guest Johnny Livanos of Diamond Wine Importers.........We will be featuring 6 wines from various areas of Greece paired with a 5 course menu curated by Executive Chef Sam Papanikas. As this is one of our first wine dinners in several years, seats are sure to fill up quickly! Make your reservations today! $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity

What 1,182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Neighbourhood gem

1,182 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Compared to previous visits, it was slightly less good. The pork chop was dry and overcooked- our guest had requested pink in the middle. The lamb appetizer was also dry and overcooked and was served without any sauce. Previously, it was served with a red sauce that was delicious. Lastly, a salad was served with out dressing. When the dressing was requested, the bill reflected a charge of 0.75 cents ; Which did not sit well with my guest. It was removed from the bill after my guest complained. Overall, it is still one of my favorite restaurants in Durham. Our guests came from Albany NY and It was not 5 star experience as we promised.

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  2. live2eat

    County Durham

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love the Spanakopita and Greek salad combo! Delicious.

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  3. coolnana

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu listed on line are out-of-date as far as prices go. It's time to update because it's misleading as it stands now. Otherwise their food never disappoints.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food and service. We go once a month.

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  5. Loves2eat

    Raleigh

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mediterranean food and outstanding service. Good location, easy to find. I will definitely return.

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  6. SusanY

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Most incredible food - consistently a delicious meal!

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  7. JohnG

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Sat at the bar and received excellent service. Good value, as well. Restaurant is located in an upscale strip mall, but that’s pretty standard. Not my favorite type of setting, but the food and the staff made up for it. We will return!

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  8. sherryg

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Roxanna was a peach, our water server kept our glasses topped off without having to ask. We had the snapper special with the saffron rissoto. 4 dishes, every one cooked differently. Just need a bit more consistency across the chefs.

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  9. BuddyPriest

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bleu Olive has been our go to for date nights and special birthday nights for a very long time. Never disappoints! Chad was a great server and the food - pork chop and lamb, were amazing as always. Be back soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of my few “go to” restaurants because the food is always perfect, the family taking care of us are fantastic and it is usually very quietly pleasant where we sit. It was a little noisy yesterday as several large parties came in, but I’m sure it was because they were enjoying everything as much as my friend and I were.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bleu Olive using the Order Online button. Bleu Olive also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bleu Olive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 383-8502.

Bleu Olive is rated 4.8 stars by 1182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bleu Olive

1821 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC 27705

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Front Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Durham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Yes
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Papanikas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 383-8502
  • Catering
    Catering available.
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining room for any occassion.
  • Private party contact
    Angelika Papanikas: (919) 383-8502
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