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“Dinner with a view”

180blu at The Ritz-Carlton
Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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 and a little slice of heaven on earth!
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Breathtaking views while having dinner, try to get in for Sunset if possible it is amazing! Food was on par with Ritz level properties. 100% Instagram worthy

Thank Reese D
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

From the ladies and gentlemen at our Dana Point property, thank you for spending your time with us and reviewing your experience. We are elated that you enjoyed our luxury service, food, and views. An ocean view can transform an enjoyable stay into an unforgettable one, and we look forward to the chance to accommodate you in one of these rooms in the future. Until then, please take care.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to have cocktails, especially at Sunset. Make sure you get there at a reasonable time to get a great seat!

Thank bling15
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review. How wonderful to hear that you were able to enjoy our delicious handcrafted cocktails along with our breathtaking sunset views! Should you find yourself in Dana Point in the future, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to 180blu for another memorable dining experience.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

My partner said "no one has ever taken me anywhere like this" during the meal - so - that's a grand slam right there. Super romantic spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Short story: romantic, heat lamp, great grilled cheese, unfortunate end. Long story: near the end of our meal, we were at closing time, and the waiter started cleaning adjacent tables with his spray bottle, which the wind brought over onto our food. I noted this on the receipt, and he was very sorry, but it sounded like it wasn't food safe so - that was a real bummer. He did validate our parking, very nice, but kind of a funky end to an otherwise lovely experience.

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Thank Vincent P
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your thoughtful review of 180blu. While we are delighted that you enjoyed our breathtaking Pacific views and divine cuisine, we regret to hear that the end of your experience was anything short of a perfect one. We apologize for any shortcomings you encountered and hope this did not detract from your overall positive experience. On behalf of all our ladies and gentlemen, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future for an all-around five-star meal.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The view is the best part about having a drink or a meal here. The food is excellent and the service attentive. Watch out for the seagulls or they will steal a bite of your food!

Thank Chandra P
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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review of 180blu. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and it brings us great joy to hear that you enjoyed our exquisite cuisine and beautiful scenery. We (and the seagulls) look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

The ambiance of this restaurant doesn't get any better. The snacks/food is great and the service was wonderful. I loved the pagers to get your server's attention without having to wave them down. What a wonderful experience.

Thank JoySilmon
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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

What a pleasure to read your wonderful review of 180blu! We are elated to hear that our delicious cuisine, exceptional service and overall welcoming atmosphere exceeded your expectations. Should you find yourself in Dana Point in the future, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another unforgettable dining experience.

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