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“Great food.....fabulous views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton

180blu at The Ritz-Carlton
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Ranked #9 of 142 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
St.Thomas
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great food.....fabulous views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Food, service were very good. Views were fabulous. But why make us wait for a table and miss the sunset when the couple we can see at the bar getting drunk have had you holding a table for over thirty minutes...really.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best View in Dana Point”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Loved sitting out back over looking the shore line and beach in Dana Point up on the hill. 180 degree view of gorgeous Dana Point coastline.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Ricci W
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Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Would have been nice...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

This was the only sore spot in our trip. We would've loved to have spent time there, but it seemed people were quite agressive in getting seating (to watch the sunset) and I just wasn't up for the level of agression it required. No reservations or anything taken, and I understand that, but it was somewhat disappointing to not be able to have a turn.

Visited August 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Birthday Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

great atmosphere, great food, awesome view of the beach. service was a little slow considering they weren't busy.

Visited June 2012
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KL
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“What a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic stay here, so sad to leave.

The view is breath taking, on a cliff overlooking the sea, absolutely spectacular, whilst the St Regis might be a bit posher, you can't beat the view here.

Get a room with the sea view it's work it, the food and service is super, bed and room was nice and spacious, I had a really lovely stay here.

As you know in the US nothing is really very close, but most things are a stones throw away, had a dinner down at the beach it's was just out of this world, for the surfers this is just fantastic as a location.

Got to know they had diving around here a bit too late, would have loved to do a few if possible.

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Thank Thivanka
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