Purple Olive Bistro and Chef Peter Kenney in St. Augustine.

Purple Olive Bistro

Visitors can expect an exquisite menu prepared by an experienced and passionate chef.

4255 A1A South, Suite #6, St. Augustine Beach, 32080
  • (904) 461-1250
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Hours of Operation

Come In, We're Open!
Sun - Mon:
Closed
Tue - Thu:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Open for dinner at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

  • The Purple Olive Bistro presents a creative dinner menu, expertly chosen wines and beers, delicious nightly specials, and homemade soups, sauces, salad dressings, and mouth-watering desserts. A family-owned restaurant, Purple Olive prepares and serves award-winning food in a bright, relaxed interior and offers a menu that includes options for kids, vegetarians, and those seeking delicious gluten-free starters, salads, main dishes, and desserts.

    Chef Peter Kenney had worked in restaurants since he was 15 (most of them in St. Augustine), when he and his wife, Deidre opened Purple Onion in 2004. They had the skills and a shared vision and the result is Purple Olive Bistro, a stylish and casual restaurant featuring a unique menu that highlights Kenney’s culinary talents.

    Menu items include lamb, shellfish, finned fish, chicken, tofu, and beef. All are creatively and expertly prepared and presented to tempt palates. The desserts, including three gluten-free options, also tease the eye and delight the taste buds.

    Purple Olive Bistro is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Those who like to dine early, are invited to peruse the Early Bird menu, which is available every night until 6:30 p.m.

    The Purple Olive Bistro also has an extensive catering menu and is available to cater parties, celebrations, and weddings.

     

  • Reviews

    5
    Love the food, love the service. Everyone is always so accommodating. We always take our guests to Purple Olive because we know that they will not be disappointed. Everyone can enjoy a delicious meal no matter what type of diet you maintain. The food is always prepared and presented perfectly.

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    4
    Chef is wonderful. Restaurant is tucked in a small shopping center. Ambiance does not fit menu.

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    5
    This is our favorite restaurant in St. Augustine. Excellent chef with creative choices. I love the way they prepare fish and the Hurricane dessert is the best ever.

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    3
    We were looking so forward to going to this restaurant when our hotel recommended it and told us 2 for 1 specials on Wed. Our waiter did not mention the 2 for 1 so I asked him and he said we cannot get it without a coupon. I did not see any coupons of this nature in all the restaurant magazines/brochures only 10% off two entrees. I guess this is something only the locals know about. Not wanting to pay double for these specials, we had the early bird. I had chicken parmesion which was very good, but the vegetables were under cooked and tastless. My husband said the same thing about the vegetables. We will not be returning to this restaurant on our next trip.

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    4
    Had them cater my wedding. Did a wonderful job with service and food.

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