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180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel)
+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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Beautiful view, excellent food!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
SandraJEvans
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Dallas, Texas
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  • Scenic view
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Irvine, California
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Chicago, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great outdoor lounge with amazing views of the Pacific ocean. Had lunch on a Thursday afternoon and had the place to our selves most of our meal. Great service and food. Highly recommend the lobster tacos!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

great views and music. Very crowded but it was a holiday weekend. didn't have food but enjoyed our drinks.

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

this is the more casual option at The Ritz, small plates and drinks. Beautiful place, attentive service, quality food and beverage.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

beautiful terrace lounge. Excellent cocktails and great small bites menu. The views are just wonderful and to hear the ocean in the background was delightful!

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Silverado, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

For the money, you simply cannot beat this venue. Sit on the balcony and watch the whales while you eat and drink. But the actual food? Well, just OK. Ceviche and lobster tacos are pretty good, though nothing exceptional. Swordfish tacos were dreadful. Margaritas were good and fresh, but not much alcohol to complement that.

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Orange County
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Amazing views and the food is good. The prices are Ritz style though. The green tea was excellent as well.

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were driving from San Diego to Los Angeles and detoured to have lunch here, and were we ever glad we did. Firstly, the hotel, common areas and surrounding grounds are just beautiful and imaculate. Lucky enough to get the table closets to the edge on a beautiful sunny day. Amazing views of the beach, ocean and hill side. Friendly... More 

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Additional Information about 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel)
Phone Number: +1 949-240-2000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean

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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, Laguna Niguel)
  • 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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