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180blu at The Ritz-Carlton

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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
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, CA
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had late afternoon cocktails and a lite bite here after the beach and the spot is amazing. The cafe is all outside with views up and down the coast that are unequalled. The menu was quite good. The breakfast buffet however was a bit disappointing for a hotel of this high caliber - too limited in what is offered... More 

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

Thank you for visiting 180blu! We appreciate your patronage and feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to enjoy a great glass of wine while enjoying an amazing view of the Pacific. Great service, particularly on chilly nights when the staff is more than happy to bring blankets to guests.

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

Thank you for choosing 180blu. It was a pleasure welcoming you! More 

Aliso Viejo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar is superb. Orange County does not have too many places to go to begin with and 180Blu gives you the one stop place to go when you just want to relax, or go on a first date...and anniversary, take your friends or meet new ones. The food is excellent, the drinks are done well and great portions, the... More 

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

We promise to provide you with a new and unique experience each time you join us! Thank you for choosing 180blu. We can't agree with you more that our outdoor ocean front lounge is one in a million! More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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194 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took family to brunch and was not disappointed. Great views out the windows and the food was delicious. Service was impeccable and friendly. Never was disappointed.

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

Thank you for dining with us! Come back soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent outdoor lounge overlooking the ocean. The food and bevs are fantastic and catered from the Raya restaurant. Definitely the best spot in the hotel to hang out in the evening/night.

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience a 180blu and we look forward to welcoming you back to try more of our unique offerings. If we can answer any questions for you about the resort or our outlets, please let us know. More 

Hutchinson, Kansas
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75 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here to watch the sunset over the balcony. I felt like I was in another world. We started out listening to guitarist playing Jack Johnson to Fleetwood Mac and ended up inside eating some of the most delicious food I've ever had while overlooking the beautiful ocean views through the large window at the bar.

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

Thank you for stopping by 180blu. Isn't it incredible? We enjoyed creating a memorable experience for you and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! More 

Aspen, Colorado
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for drinks and appetizers. We had been to the Ritz before, but had not stopped in 180blu. The name says it all. The views are 180 degrees of blue sky and blue Pacific Ocean, accented by a white ribbon of sand. Spectacular is an understatement. The service was, as one might expect from Ritz... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at 180blu. We couldn't agree with you more that our view is exceptional! Thank you for visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! More 

Orange County, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We just celebrated friends birthday last week and their attitude and serving manners are amazing,very attractive and view is beautifu.

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

Thank you for visiting our fantastic outdoor ocean front lounge, 180blu. It was a pleasure creating a memorable experience for you! More 

San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Came here for a brief lunch before leaving town. The swordfish tacos were to die for and the view was something else. I would recommend this for a casual drink or lunch.

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

Thank you for experiencing 180blu! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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279 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

With views such as the one offered at 180 blu, they could serve week-old bologna sandwiches and still keep their patrons happy. Fortunately, the kitchen brings their A-game, offering nicely prepared sushi, tasty swordfish tacos, and other small plates. The spinach artichoke dip was the only item that fell short, but the perfectly-crafted cocktails made up for it. The staff... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at 18blu. Isn't the view amazing? We are delighted our ladies and gentlemen provided excellent service and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Bar, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?