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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 #4 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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Duluth, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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West Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I ordered food much faster than room service and it was tasty and a great deal! I would recommend this outdoor grill to anyone who wants decent food and affordable prices with nice staff.

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My sister and friend keep raving about the blueberry Martinis and lobster tacos/roll ups. The waitress clued them into the lobster delicacy that isn't on the menu. I'm a vegetarian and ordered the grilled cheese sandwich- was surprised to find pieces of meat in that! Picked the meat out and enjoyed the rest. The view was awesome, the heaters kept... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Wow. Go here just to sit and have a drink and take in the spectacular view. My husband and I went here once in the morning and once at night during our 5 night stay. We couldn't get enough of the atmosphere. We'd take our breakfast from the Market out here and enjoy our coffee. Then we'd come back for... More 

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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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