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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
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

. . . If you want a drink (nice selection), appetizers (again, nice selection), and a great view (no selection, just the water and the sun going down as seen from a bluff.) No reservations so get there early (check out the time they are open) and plan a nice 1 to 2 hours with good service and nice people... More 

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

We couldn't agree with you more that our surroundings are magnificent! We hope you have a chance to join us again soon. More 

Laguna Beach
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most frustrating, irritating place I have been to in quite some time. It's a beautiful setting, but just insanely handled. No one to seat you so it's a free-for-all in the highest sense. Then if you are lucky enough to grab a table or seat, you can literally have someone standing in front of you staring waiting... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We greatly appreciate it and have shared it with our leadership team. We are so sorry to have let you down. Our highest mission is provide our 180blu guests with the utmost memorable experience, and to welcome them back again and again. We feel 180blu is such a special place and strive to provide... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is amazing, food fresh, interesting, excellent. Not anything on the cheap. .... Tropical Tea was awesome, however for $8 endless refills; I still probably would have opted for water. What can I say.... I'm freugal! In the evening they have live music, go early they fill up fast!

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

Thank you for experiencing 180blù at The Ritz-Carlton! More 

Blue Springs, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we saw the view we HAD to go! We went to dinner first and showed up around 6:45 for drinks and to get a table. It was a Wednesday, so we did not have any trouble getting a table by the rail. We purposely went on Wednesday to avoid the crowd from Taco Tuesday and before the live band... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed 180blù! More 

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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lets face it, we know the Ritz Carlton Dana Point a is super hotel, it feels like an amazing home away from home every time we pull in the drive entry. As a Laguna resident, we have our favorite lunch, dinner and drink spots, but when you size up food, super custom cocktails, and views, forget about it, GO HERE.... More 

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

Aren't our "super custom cocktails" amazing? We look forward to sharing new ones with you soon. More 

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

Great for watching the sunset but get there very early as it gets really packed and people don't seem to start to leave until after 8pm,. Serves a bar menu and great cocktails.

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

Thank you for visiting 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton. We enjoyed having you visit our outdoor ocean front lounge. Come back soon! More 

Ladera Ranch, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sunset views, live music, sushi and great cocktails! We keep going back to this place... The vibe is so laid back, the food is great, the service is fast and attentive, I can't find one bad thing with this place. Go and enjoy a cocktail after a day at the beach or a nice casual light dinner...you can't go... More 

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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 

Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend took me here for an after tea. The sea view here is so great. I've got sea view at both my home and office. But nothing compare to this one. It's so relaxing to have a coffee and snack and have a chat with friends. There is a beach that is within walking distance from the hotel. You... More 

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

Thank you for stopping in for tea by the sea! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you looking for a view? This is the place for you! Its a patio setting with views overlooking the beach and ocean. And it gets pretty packed because of that! The appetizers are amazing as well. We stayed here in August, so you would think "summer, hot!" NOPE! I had to ask for a blanket, which they have or... More 

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

We are delighted you are a fan of 180blu. We are too! We hope to welcome you back soon. We change the menu often and also have special evenings with sushi or tacos, and always strive to keep 180blu the best outdoor lounge in south Orange County. More 

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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here twice on our visit to the Ritz Carlton celebrating our anniversary. Once at night and once to catch the sunset. We only had apps and drinks, they were good and the prices are what you would expect from a Ritz in Dana Point. One word of advice, don't miss watching the sun set from this spot!

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

Aren't the sunsets incredibly breathtaking? Thank you for visiting 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton. Hope to see you again very 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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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?