We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

180blu at The Ritz-Carlton

Claimed

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

About
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 and a little slice of heaven on earth!
PRICE RANGE
$41 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (234)
Filter reviews
225 results
Traveler rating
150
52
18
2
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
150
52
18
2
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lobster tacos grilled cheese sushi drinks and appetizers the ritz carlton watch the sunset outdoor lounge great view salt creek beach the pacific ocean 180blu views rc sangria laguna servers california
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 225 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The worst service ever, but delicious food. The service was not up to Ritz standards at all. very disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank californianchica
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

First and foremost, thank you for choosing 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, our beautiful outdoor lounge. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our menu, but saddened the service provided by our ladies and gentlemen did not meet your expectations. We hope you can call us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course the food is exqusite, and suitably expensive but, you just cant beat those views at sunset. Gorgeous!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Colin_F1957
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our amazing sunsets, ocean views, and cuisine. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to enjoy a cozy evening! Good selection of food and drinks. Nice place to unwind and relax.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank knpranav
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. We are glad you enjoyed our exceptional food, drinks, and views. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying... This is the Ritz-Carlon ... place, food, drinks, location... it is an entire experience... you won't be disappointed at all...

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Estuardo_Santillan
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

On behalf of all our ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed a memorable experience at our beautiful seaside resort. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This is the destination for an afternoon cocktail or hors d’oeuvres. Open for lunch throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Live music weekend evenings. Impeccable view, great cocktail list and appetizers. Very low-key and casual. Go for a cocktail or spend the afternoon, you...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Procutter
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your magnificent experience at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. From ocean views and live music to our delectable cocktails and appetizers, we are proud to provide a warm, relaxed yet refined ambiance for our guests. We...More

Reviewed January 26, 2019

If you're looking for a place to have a sunset cocktail or snack, give 180blu a try. I was there in January, and it was a little chilly, but there are propane heaters at almost every table. You can also ask for a blanket to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rosalied405
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us at 180blu. We were honored to share the evening—and our sunset views—with you. We truly appreciate your feedback and would love to dine with you again soon.

Reviewed January 22, 2019

This place is located on the edge of a cliff with forever views on the Pacific Ocean. Food and drinks as you would expect from the Ritz. Oh, and the service is great. Be sure to go for sunset - cannot be missed!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RFranscella
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thank you for choosing 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton and taking a moment to let us know about your wonderful experience. We hope you can join us for another magnificent sunset soon!

Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful view of the ocean. Unfortunately food was kinda subpar. Not terrible but not the best I've ever had. Great sweet potato fries. Lobster salad was good. Presentation was ok. Kind servers that are attentive. Seeking more flavor and wow factor to match the scenery...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jwarren14work
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent experience at 180blu. Although we are delighted that you enjoyed our stunning scenery and the excellent service provided by our ladies and gentlemen, we regret to hear that parts of our menu options fell short of...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by the Ritz Carlton for lunch while touring the Pacific coast and found this eatery. As expected it was a wonderful place. We sat in the outdoor lounge that had a full view of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding beachside Hills. Perfect on a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Coder
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for stopping in! We agree with you that visiting 180blu is a phenomenal experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

If you’re staying at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, you have to do drinks and appetizers here and watch the sunset. Best views from this open observatory deck!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ryerye0514
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

We couldn't agree with you more! We are so fortunate to have this incredible location. Thank you for visiting us at 180blu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Monarch Beach Resort
3,313 reviews
.59 miles away
Dana Point Marina Inn
414 reviews
1.65 miles away
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
1,538 reviews
1.79 miles away
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
747 reviews
1.90 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 149 nearby restaurants
Bourbon Steak Orange County
286 reviews
.58 miles away
Raya
433 reviews
.02 miles away
Salt Creek Grille
337 reviews
.92 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 80 nearby attractions
Salt Creek Beach
326 reviews
.37 miles away
Sea Terrace Park
13 reviews
1.00 miles away
Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
9 reviews
.04 miles away
Dana Point Library
6 reviews
.31 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
LisaR213
March 5, 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from RCLagunaNiguel | Property representative |
We absolutely do and we look forward to welcoming you!
1
Vote
Linda M
August 23, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from RCLagunaNiguel | Property representative |
We offer a variety and they are amazing! Come join us soon!
0
Votes
Clarajean1229
July 8, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RCLagunaNiguel | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we do not accept reservations for 180blu. We look forward to welcoming you.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing