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180blu at The Ritz-Carlton

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American, Bar, Pub
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One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton)
+1 949-240-2000
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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San Jose, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit 180blu whenever we want to entertain, celebrate a special occasion, or simply enjoy the finest view of the sea. Though on the pricy side, we do love many of the dishes, and 180blu is a world class SoCal favorite.

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Thank lovelyreviewer
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

It brings us great joy to know we are your choice for special occasions. We promise a memorable experience to each and every guest, and we are thrilled you have enjoyed several. We look forward to celebrating with you again soon. More 

Plano, Texas
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174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is stunning, the food is good but vegan options are extremely limited. The servers are accommodating and overall it was a positive experience.

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Thank Safarwith3kids
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed a comfortable environment as well as beautiful views. It was an honor to welcome your family, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

New Jersey
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and cocktails could have been crappy and we still would have popped by for the view....luckily the food and drinks are great. I especially loved the salad with lobster and their Cali Martini became a favorite. One night we were there for the live music which we enjoyed.

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Thank S D
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Your review is greatly appreciated. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed not only our dining offerings, but our lovely atmosphere as well. We are proud of our stunning ocean views and are delighted you were able to appreciate them. We hope to welcome you back for another exceptional meal in the future. More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a small reception at the bar around 5pm in October so in addition to the already great views, we were able to see the beginning of a beautiful sunset.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are so please that you enjoyed your visit and our amazing sunset. More 

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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great place to grab a bite and drinks if you are staying at the RC, definitely worth the visit even if you are not. Lots of fun in the evenings over cocktails, and even more breath-taking during the day. Fantastic tables overlooking the beach below. They offer a great brunch during weekends.

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Thank Matthew K
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure to welcome you for a meal during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. We are thrilled you enjoyed both your meal and the views that came with it. Next time you are in the area, we would love to serve you again. More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Great spot for sunset and hanging out for drinks. The live entertainment is good and staff is friendly.

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Thank MelisBD
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are honored you chose to spend your evening with us. It is magnificent to hear you enjoyed your time with friends. We are thrilled your expectations were met when it came to our wonderful entertainment and courteous service. If you find yourself in Dana Point again, we would love to welcome you back. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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254 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Stopped in for drinks with friends prior to dinner and the view just can't be beat! Breathtaking! Highly recommend.

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Thank karalyn84
ritzcarltonlaguna, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by 180blu and enjoying our phenomenal view! More 

Oakdale, Minnesota
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

After taking a mini tour of the hotel and grounds, stunning, btw, we opted for snacks and drinks. Quite tasty and presentations were unique. As mentioned in previous posts, the view is mesmerizing, we literally enjoyed it for hours. The best part for us was meeting folks from various parts of the country, the atmosphere was inviting and very friendly.... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in! We look forward to welcoming you back to 180blu and The Ritz-Carlton soon. More 

Dana Point, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for visitors as well as locals to come for a special date night or memorable dinner. The view is amazing and it's so fun to sit out and watch the sunset. Great drinks and appetizers too!! On weekends there is usually live music as well which is always fun.

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Thank Kelsey W
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel! More 

Winter Park, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Loved it. Locals gather here for sunsets. Love music!Wish the balcony was larger. Fire pits are in demand.

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Thank jsloan2000
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We wish our balcony was larger too! Thank you for your visit. We look forward to your return. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-2000
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?