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“great food, outstanding view and atmosphere”

180blu at The Ritz-Carlton
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Ranked #8 of 143 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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!
los angeles
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“great food, outstanding view and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a Hawaiian ahi salad, and apple empanadas as dessert there were crispy and delicious. Portions are enough to satisfy but not huge, and the price is not as expensive as some other obscure restaurants in the region with less views and bad food. The view is breathtaking, there is a lot of seating outdoor with views for all of them, and the service is outstanding. It was one of the best times we had in an outdoor restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
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Healdsburg, California
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cocktails with a Blue View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our first stop was the Ritz in Dana Point, the location is amazing! Right on the Bluff overlooking The Pacific Ocean. We had a Kettle One & Grapefruit and by chance it was Ruby Red Grapefruit which is my favorite. Not a weak pour either. Very Nice. We also tried the fish tacos with fresh swordfish---They were great. I have to admit the view was the best from this location. It was very busy but worth the wait.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mickey H
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Bellevue, WA
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best Place to Watch Sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

It gets crowded, so go early. Great service! Good drinks. THey offer blankets to those who get chilly after the sunset. We didn't eat the food, but looked good. They had an entertaining guitar player/singer.

Visited October 2013
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Thank dbqgirl
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must to go to ritz bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Fabulous food and drinks and view. Waitresses are nice and helpful. We got a Christmas photo. ! The happening place

Visited October 2013
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Thank Karen1949622
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White Salmon, Washington
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334 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“What a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Simply amazing! Views and exceptional service makes this location the place to be in the Dana Point area. Make sure you get your parking stub validated and the parking is only $5 bucks. If you are smart you can walk down on the shore with your sweety on the beach, then swing in for a drink on your way back to your car.

Visited October 2013
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