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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Very relaxing, excellent food, atmosphere and service.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Aaron B
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West Hollywood, California
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  • Scenic view
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West Hollywood, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Coming down from Laguna Beach you arrive to a service minded place with an outstanding view. good service and nice food well worth a visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The food was quite flavorful with the sauces made with citrus and some unusual ingredients. One would not consume extra calories with the portions. Just enough.

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The view - tremendous. With the location at the Ritz, I was expecting 5+ star service, but sadly that is not who was working this Wednesday night. We sat and proceeded to be avoided for 10 minutes. Finally we got the attention of the server, but it was constantly us having to ask for: a refill, to order, the bill,... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Salads were great, grilled cheese and goat cheese/mushroom flatbread were excellent. Drinks were great too

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Duluth, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Sit outside and watch the sun set with a blueberry martini and lobster rolls. The lobster rolls were not on the menu, but the waitress suggested them and they were the very best ever. Buttery, black bean base with a tender piece of lobster enclosed in a flour tortilla with an itty bitty clothes pin keeping it together on top.... 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, 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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