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180blu at The Ritz-Carlton

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One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton)
+1 949-240-2000
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 180Blu is an oceanfront dining lounge featuring panoramic views of the...
180Blu is an oceanfront dining lounge featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the blue skies across the horizon. Perched 150-feet above Salt Creek Beach, 180blu is the perfect Southern California experience to enjoy refreshing hand-crafted beverages, small plates from Raya and a little slice of heaven on earth!
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Excellent views, good food, perfect spot for meeting friends for drinks, light bites, or lunch. Pork Belly Sliders were great as was the Spicy Tuna.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent views, good food, perfect spot for meeting friends for drinks, light bites, or lunch. Pork Belly Sliders were great as was the Spicy Tuna.

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Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed at the Ritz and decided to grab a bite at this restaurant. The views are beautiful as previously described. The menu is very limited for us vegetarians. Given the fact that this is Southern California and the supply of vegetables is plentiful,you would think they would have more selections. Also, this place is very... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a large party there for Happy Hour and had a great time. The fresh sushi made to order is a nice touch to go along with the incredible view of the ocean.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Communal seating & a terrible menu ruin the ambiance of this microscopic outdoor beauty. The menu is lacking & needs a few more chicken & lunch options. Breakfast was over priced, super slow service (2 hours for lunch?!) & meh. The views were flawless.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Amazing place to finish off the day. Good bar food, watching the sunset was a highlight of our stay each evening

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

only the most stunning views in Orange County. Relaxing, luxe bar with great menu perched on top of the Ritz looking over the beach and up the coach. We spent hours there leisurely having a cocktail and taking the SoCal breeze in. Fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I suggest eating here it's open seating so get there quick on Tuesdays it taco night and on Thursday and Friday its sushi night. It has the best view of the ocean I suggest staying for sunset.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

180blu is a little patio overlooking the Ritz-Carlton's beach. I would definitely recommend this spot if you need a little escape, classy happy hour, or want to take guests somewhere very "Orange County." The major downside, though, is that it's a very small area. There just aren't enough tables or couches for the number of people that come in. If... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Not only is the view fantastic from here, but the food and drinks are delicious! Everything we tried was excellent! I recommend the Maine Lobster Salad.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great outdoor lounge to unwind and take in the view of the coastline. Very good food and beverage selections to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

180Blu is an oceanfront dining lounge featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the blue skies across the horizon. Perched 150-feet above Salt Creek Beach, 180blu is the perfect Southern California experience to enjoy refreshing hand-crafted beverages, small plates from Raya and a little slice of heaven on earth!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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