By far my favorite restaurant in Durham. I come here every year for my celebratory birthday dinner, and it's my go-to for out of town guests. I love the fresh bread and olive oil/spice dipping sauce they bring to the table. I usually get chicken as my main dish and it's always tender and flavorful. The dessert is amazing too. I especially love the creme brulee, and the dark chocolate torte.
Nov 13, 2019
Came here for a work dinner and glad I did. The food was excellent and service was too notch! Everyone I was with enjoyed there meals, and desert was out of this world. Will 100% be back next time I'm in town!
Nov 20, 2019
Our server Kyra provided excellent service. Our food choices were also fabulous. Greek salad, mussels and the vegetables with polenta were truly delicious. When in Durham again, we will go back.
Nov 16, 2019
Great food and atmosphere. Best hidden secret in Durham!
Oct 11, 2019
Mediterranean cuisine, I had a lamb burger and a cup of crab soup and they were excellent. Service was great and they had seating outside. I look forward to going back and trying other things that sounded good on the menu
Oct 10, 2019
We really enjoy Bleu Olive. We've been several times and intend to go back. The service last night was terrific -- super friendly, unpretentious, and solid. The food is excellent. The Scottish salmon is excellent, Good, creative options. The bottle of Brunello Montepulciano was OUTSTANDING. Try the spiced ice cream -- it matches well with a great cappuccino. What a nice evening we had there with friends!
Mar 29, 2019
My friend suggested this place for a meet up but it was so much better than that. The varied menu had so many tempting choices! We enjoyed lamb “meatballs” (actually flat patties but so good who cares?), the beautiful and creatively prepared beet salad, a large serving of moussaka and some red wine. Other than my wine was warm, the meal was a complete success. The service was pleasant, unobtrusive, and on top of everything. Oh, and the decor made it easy to forget you are in a strip mall!
Feb 9, 2019
Great place. Owner attends the reception desk. Been there for 26 years. Great ambience and great food. My daughter loved mussels, entree and we both loved there bread. There espresso is great. The server was very attentive. I recommend the place. Tastefully decorates.
Mar 14, 2019
Very good food. The mushroom linguine was fabulous and the flatiron steak cooked to perfection. We needed to add salt but that's not a bad thing, IMO, because many places add too much. Will definitely visit again.
Jul 6, 2019
I added salmon to my beet salad, and the salmon was blackened, which I enjoyed. There was not a lot of arugula in the salad but lots of beets dressed in a sauce with a small amount of something resembling pistachio crumbles. The salad included fennel, which I love. The salad was topped with a large flat disk of tasty goat cheese.
Jun 20, 2019
Loved the assorted spread/dips. I was quite full from the appetizer and lamb burger (so delicious but filling) that I didn’t get to the salad. I think next time I’ll get a lighter meal. My husband enjoyed his meal as well.
Jun 30, 2019
Great cocktails and fantastic food. The mushroom risotto was exquisite, but the whole meal was perfect. We will definitely be back!