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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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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Great service. Good food, not exceptional

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
mommylou1
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 via mobile

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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: American, French, 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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