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180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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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Ranked #6 of 112 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I wish I could complain about the prices of the food and drinks, but I can't because it was totally worth it! We brought our 5-year old Yorkshire Terrier, Frodo, along with us for dinner and drinks right after sunset. We were lucky enough to snag a fire pit. I'm glad we brought a small throw blanket to keep a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I had a drink and dinner in the form of two appetizers at 180blu. The view from this bar is spectacular, perhaps one of the best in Southern California. But the food is one-note with a focus on Latin/Mexican flavors. The salad I had was overdressed and the bill for my stop here was over $50. You'll enjoy the incredible... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're in South OC in the late afternoon you've got to stop by and have a drink while watching the sunset. There's no better publicly accessible spot with the views this place has to offer. There's an added benefit if you're there while Ryan Heflin's providing the live entertainment. We always take out of town guests here. This place... More 

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temecula
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Food is average and drinks expensive, but dah...its the Ritz. If you want one of the most fabulous views ever! 180 Blu is it!

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Bellmawr, New Jersey, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went for lunch at the 180blu but got so much more. We had a wonderful lunch...swordfish tacos, open face burger special, truffle fries and a view to die for. You could see all the way to Catalina. It is outdoor seating with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and a breathtaking view of the coast. The lunch was... More 

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Dana Point
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful ambiance, rooms, service, food, view of the ocean and a wonderful fragrance in the lobby. Yes, this place is the best hotel we have ever experienced. We don't take it for granted as we are a 5 minute walk to the lobby from our home. Now is that wonderful or what?

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The only thing blue has is a spectacular view that you can get from the beach below. Big prices for small portions and martinis are $17 ea and they are 3/4 full when you get them. Service was delivered with a little to much attitude don't need that with this prices. So your better of going to grab a nice... More 

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Dallas, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Get there around an hour or so before the sunset. It is open seating and it fills up quickly! Once you find a spot, grab a drink and relax for an unobstructed view of the sun setting over the gorgeous ocean. This is something I could never be bored of. If you are ordering some snacks, they have sushi and... More 

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los angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

180 blu was our first stop after settling in our room, and it was a great way to start our vacation. We ordered 2 small plates- mussels and ahi. Both dishes were well presented and delicious. I ordered a mojito which was very good. The best part about 180 is the view. I could have sat there all day staring... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

During a break in a business meeting, we went there for drinks and light hors d'oevres. The view is stunning; the wait staff is very accommodating and the drinks were just fine.

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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: American, French, Mediterranean

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