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180blu at The Ritz-Carlton

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-2000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
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11 - 20 of 192 reviews

Reviewed July 15, 2017

Went for lunch with family, we were all pleased with our food. Would return here again. I had Poke Salad, fresh and tasty, plus I ordered the Corn Soup with Huitlacoche, also very tasty. Patio overlooks ocean, serene and comforting.

Thank rosiethecaterer
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your review. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and stunning views. We hope to welcome you back for an all-around five-star experience soon.

Reviewed June 23, 2017

I was at the Ritz Carlton in May for a two day business meeting and some of us decided to have a casual dinner and drinks here the first night. It was a great place because they had big tables where our core group sat,...More

Thank Marcia H
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your helpful review. It was a pleasure to welcome you to 180blu, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us. Although we wish you could have seen a bright sunset, we are pleased you...More

Reviewed June 2, 2017

Amazing sunset and beach views accompanied by a great atmosphere. The staff is very nice. The plates are small but well presented and very tasty; the corn soup and truffle fries are delicious. The drinks were all a bit on the sweet side but again...More

Thank SunandMarg
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to review your meal at 180blu. It was an honor to welcome you, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your Truffle Fries and Corn Soup. Our view is truly unbeatable, and it is fantastic knowing it was the...More

Reviewed June 1, 2017

Fantastic views of the beach from this lovely restaurant lounge. The nachos are out of this world. Great wine list as well. you can then take a stroll on the walkways below or the beach.

Thank R0se012
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to review your experience in 180blu. We are delighted you enjoyed our delicious nachos as well as our perfect ambiance. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed May 24, 2017

We ate here the first afternoon of our arrival, and it was perfect! The views at 180 degrees, and all ocean. the food was very good too! My husband had the tuna ceviche, and I had the romaine salad, both we very yummy! I also...More

Thank Mandi C
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review both your overall stay as well as your experience on 180blu. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed a perfect meal thanks to our stunning views and delicious food. Next time you are in Dana Point, we...More

Reviewed May 15, 2017

Great staff and management Like family and the foods good too. Chef Steve is not only great chef but very personable. Good attention 2 detail. But my favorite is amber in the lobby bar. I go there just to see her, great personality.More

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to share the details of your time at 180blu. It is lovely to hear your enjoyed a five-star experience thanks to the chef and the rest of our ladies and gentlemen. It is always a pleasure to welcome...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

I would highly recommend the passion fruit mojito caesar salad and burger. The service is very good.

Thank GJto3
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to review your time in 180blu. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed your Passion Fruit Mojito as well as your Caesar salad and burger. We would be thrilled to welcome you back for another perfect meal soon.

Reviewed April 26, 2017

Definitely worth stopping by this outdoor bar to take in the Laguna views. Get there early for a sunset spot.

Thank fjsuarez
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

We are grateful for your kind review and choice to dine with us. It would be our pleasure to host you for another meal and stunning sunset in the future.

Reviewed April 18, 2017

Open air means chilly if unprepared for; has fire pits to compensate. One of the best views in the area, food can be hit or miss for the price. The oysters are always on point, so are the cocktails. Their mojitos and margaritas are always...More

Thank Andrew F
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to review not only your overall stay, but your time in 180blu as well. It is fantastic to know you appreciated our fire pits as well as our stunning views and delicious oysters. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

What seems to be a gazillion steps about a beautiful beach below is a damn tasty restaurant. Fantastic food and drinks in a setting second to none. It is pricey but well worth treating yourself.

1  Thank plz2meatu
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to review your meal at 180blu. It is fantastic to know you enjoyed not only our food and beverage options, but our lovely atmosphere as well. We would be honored to serve you again in the future.

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Linda M
August 23, 2016|
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Response from RCLagunaNiguel | Property representative |
We offer a variety and they are amazing! Come join us soon!
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Clarajean1229
July 8, 2016|
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Response from RCLagunaNiguel | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we do not accept reservations for 180blu. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Clarajean1229
July 8, 2016|
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Response from RCLagunaNiguel | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we do not accept reservations for 180blu. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$41 - $80
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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
  • E-mail
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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