Purple Olive Restaurant
4255 A1a S Ste 6, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Purple Olive international bistro
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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09/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
MY WIFE AND I HAVE ENJOYED EATING AT THE PURPLE OLIVE EVERY TIME.THE SERVICE IS ATTENTIVE AND FREINDLY AND GREAT ATMOSPHERE. WE LIKE TO SAY IT IS A PLACE TO EAT GREAT FOOD WITH OUT THE ATTITUDE YOU GET IN FINE DINING RESTAURANTS (YOU KNOW THE MENUS YOU NEED A DICTIONARY TO UNDERSTAND AND A SERVER BELITTLING YOU FOR THE QUESTIONS)
I AM A BIG FAN OF THE GRILLED HEARTS OF RAMAINE SALAD, A FILET WITH BRANDY PEPPER SAUCE AND THE CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE,I AM NOT SURE HOW THEY PRONOUNCE IT. MY WIFE LOVES THE SPINACH AND BRIE SALAD, SASAME SCALLOPS AND THE CREAM BRULE THEN THEY CARMALIZE THE FRUIT WITH SOME KIND OF GLAZE THAT IS REALLY GOOD.
I SINCE HAVE ALSO BEEN TO A WEDDING THEY CATERED AND MAN WAS IT GOOD.
This place has an interesting approach to food. The service is very good and they offer some very interesting alternatives to cuisine. The bread was fresh-baked and was offered with an herbal olive oil blend. I ate it all and this is not normal for me. The wine list is good and affordable. For the entree I selected the blackened shrimp with a tartar sauce. It was not your typical tartar sauce, good but a bit too salty for me. Next time I will select the sauce that the waiter recommended! Remember, I am adventuresome, so I can't complain. Nevertheless, the blackened spices were a bit too salty for me. I'll try a different option next time. The blackened green beans were fresh and crispy, but too salty for me. The food was more than enough to fill me up. The seafood bisque was excellent.