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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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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 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, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Million dollar view

Had drinks and a light lunch here on arrival to the Ritz. What an amazing view of the Pacific and Salt Creek Beach. Would definitely sit here all day to soak up the sun and the view. Also, great gathering space at night with all the firepits and heaters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chandra P
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had drinks and a light lunch here on arrival to the Ritz. What an amazing view of the Pacific and Salt Creek Beach. Would definitely sit here all day to soak up the sun and the view. Also, great gathering space at night with all the firepits and heaters.

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Mission Viejo, California
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OceanView unobstructed view! Private table with heat lamp. Very romantic with candle lights. The appetizers were delicious. We had a Ceasar salad and some Ritzy Nachos. The Nachos were a generous portion. We had live soft music in the background. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Thank you Blu180!

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Slidell, Louisiana
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good, pricing good.The atmosphere and views of the ocean fantastic. The service hit a bump as there was a shift change, otherwise very good. Will eat here again.

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Dana Point, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a locals tip or only for people staying here. On a pretty day, this restaurant is breathtaking with great food and cocktails. In the evening, sit around the fire pits and enjoy the sounds of the ocean.

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Dallas, TX
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to make the sushi night. AMAZING and great to enjoy with the incredible view. Gets really crowded for sunset, so make sure to get there early

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Sunsets and sushi are incredible at 180blu! More 

Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Visited the restaurant twice during our stay. Attributing spotty service to busyness during New Year's Eve weekend. Waited longer than expected for service, tables are very close to each other, food came out slowly. Fantastic venue for sunset watching. Definitely order the lobster tacos - they are sumptuous! Expensive but given the venue it's worth the treat at least once.

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Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The wind was high, but the martinis and the shrimp and lobster burritos were excellent. And at sunset, we were able to watch a marriage proposal. Perfect, romantic visit.

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The lofty, inspiring view is captivating. The food is simply stellar. Yes, the price is also astronomical($6/can of Diet Coke!)....but the homemade Corn Nuts served here, makes up for it all. Be the envy of all your Facebook friends and shoot a selfie here....you PAID for it!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at the Ritz well into the evening and wasn't sure which restaurant to sample. Thought it might be a little chilly for a late dinner at 180blu but promised we would give it a try for lunch the next day. Really glad we did! Open seating on the outdoor patio meant we basically got our choice of view -... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

As an old Ritz fan, I was so happy to come back to The Ritz-Carlton Laguna. Great entrance with a display of different surfs throughout the hallway. We got there and were able to get one of the high table over the cliff! Awesome view looking at surfers. We had mojitos and great nachos with chicken! These were just delicious... More 

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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: Bar scene, 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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