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“Delicious Food with a Gorgeous View”

180blu at The Ritz-Carlton
Ranked #1 of 149 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 3 weeks ago

We stopped by the 180blu at the Ritz-Carlton for lunch - this is a gorgeous restaurant in a gorgeous hotel. The hotel is perched high atop on one of the numerous hills in the area with a spectacular view of the beach and blue-green waters of the Pacific Ocean far below. We started off with mimosa's (we were on vacation of course) and two appetizers, swordfish dip and the truffle fries. Daughter and wife split the 3-lobster tacos (it was pretty big) and I enjoyed the tataki salad. The food was delicious, the view fantastic, and the ambiance relaxing and comfortable (probably our most enjoyable dining experience of all the places we ate while in California). If you go, definitely request a window table. In the summertime you can watch the surfer's and boogie boarders running in and out of the ocean.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at 180blu and RAYA. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Sadly we did not have time to stay at this Ritz Carlton. We decided to have lunch here. The arrival was like coming home again. Very good , Ritz wordy, arrival experience. We had time to look around the common areas of the hotel and went to the restaurant. The lady at the restaurant suggested that we could site outside in another restaurant. Yes please ! so we went to 180Blu. Nice open air restaurant with very good views.

The quality of the food was outstanding. Even the salad was nice, and I normally do not eat salad. The service was somewhat slow but to be far it was busy. Since we could not charge to the room.. no points which would be nice.

Sadly we could not stay (this time). The valet was fast and friendly again.

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Thank eric h
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for choosing 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton. We love hearing that your time overlooking the coast was unforgettable, and we would be honored to host you for a wonderful stay at our resort very soon. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.

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Reviewed August 16, 2018

We came here for July 4th celebrations, the traffic was bad but once we got parking it was all worth it.

The views were amazing and all the dishes we tried were very good.

This Ritz Carlton location is very beautiful, we will be coming back to book a stay on our next trip to Laguna.

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Thank thuant8
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

We are elated that you chose to dine with us during your 4th of July celebrations. Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts regarding our breathtaking views and delicious dishes. We eagerly await your next visit!

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We arrived at The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel after a long drive from Phoenix and were looking for a light, casual meal. 180blu located off the lobby offered a variety of options with an amazing view of the ocean. The staff was attentive and it was just what was needed after a long road trip.

Thank cst0ne
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for stopping by 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton. We enjoyed having you. We couldn't agree with you more that our incredible view combined with our service excellence makes for a relaxing experience.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

During our recent trip to the Ritz-Carlton, we are lunch most days at 180blu and enjoyed the umbrellas and fantastic views from the 3rd level overlooking the ocean below.

Thank JacksonTraveler59
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for your visit! Isn't 180blu is an incredible? We enjoyed having you and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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