We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

180blu at The Ritz-Carlton

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton)
+1 949-240-2000
Website
Today
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 169: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place to grab a bite and drinks if you are staying at the RC, definitely worth the visit even if you are not. Lots of fun in the evenings over cocktails, and even more breath-taking during the day. Fantastic tables overlooking the beach below. They offer a great brunch during weekends.

Helpful?
Thank Matthew K
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure to welcome you for a meal during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. We are thrilled you enjoyed both your meal and the views that came with it. Next time you are in the area, we would love to serve you again. More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great spot for sunset and hanging out for drinks. The live entertainment is good and staff is friendly.

Helpful?
Thank MelisBD
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are honored you chose to spend your evening with us. It is magnificent to hear you enjoyed your time with friends. We are thrilled your expectations were met when it came to our wonderful entertainment and courteous service. If you find yourself in Dana Point again, we would love to welcome you back. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
248 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped in for drinks with friends prior to dinner and the view just can't be beat! Breathtaking! Highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank karalyn84
ritzcarltonlaguna, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by 180blu and enjoying our phenomenal view! More 

Oakdale, Minnesota
Level Contributor
84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

After taking a mini tour of the hotel and grounds, stunning, btw, we opted for snacks and drinks. Quite tasty and presentations were unique. As mentioned in previous posts, the view is mesmerizing, we literally enjoyed it for hours. The best part for us was meeting folks from various parts of the country, the atmosphere was inviting and very friendly.... More 

Helpful?
Thank LeoLadyUpperMidwest
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in! We look forward to welcoming you back to 180blu and The Ritz-Carlton soon. More 

Dana Point, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot for visitors as well as locals to come for a special date night or memorable dinner. The view is amazing and it's so fun to sit out and watch the sunset. Great drinks and appetizers too!! On weekends there is usually live music as well which is always fun.

Helpful?
Thank Kelsey W
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel! More 

Winter Park, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Loved it. Locals gather here for sunsets. Love music!Wish the balcony was larger. Fire pits are in demand.

Helpful?
Thank jsloan2000
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We wish our balcony was larger too! Thank you for your visit. We look forward to your return. More 

Nassau, New Providence Island
Level Contributor
49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Absolutely go for drinks, appetizers, great service and of course the view . Wonderful and interesting cocktails, great appetizer menu and prices are also reasonable being the Ritz Carlton. It does get windy and cold but if you forget your sweater, they will kindly bring you a blanket. I enjoyed this spot immensely.

Helpful?
Thank nevermind2007
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We will always take care of you and ensure your are comfortable no matter what the weather may hold. Thank you for trying our unique cocktails. We enjoyed having you! More 

Chicago
Level Contributor
331 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Five star view..... Ok maybe six star view and what a backdrop it is. The food is also five star but don't expect to find a filling meal here.... More like a tapas bar with some interesting and nice flavors. My only complaint is the bump out with the best view attracts so many non-diners that there is a constant... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chicagonative_7
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing 180blu. We couldn't agree with you more that it is an extremely popular outlet. It is one in a million! More 

Draper, Utah
Level Contributor
86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here several times while staying at the Ritz - and no matter what time of the day you can't go wrong. Sit and drink coffee in the morning while watching the sun trying to poke through the clouds, lunch before it's too hot and watch the surfers or cocktails to watch the sunset---be sure and grab a table... More 

Helpful?
Thank Barb S
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyalty! We promise to surprise and delight you each and every time you join us. See you soon. More 

Level Contributor
61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful place to have a glass of wine and see the ocean and sunsets. Surfers are just below you on Salt Creek Beach and The Strands. Ritz prices of course but occasionally worth it as a local.

Helpful?
Thank robert j
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting 180blu! More 

Travellers who viewed 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton also viewed

Dana Point, Orange County
Dana Point, Orange County
 

Been to 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
3 months ago
Friendswood, Texas
Friendswood, Texas
5 months ago
Dana Point, California
8 months ago
Laguna Woods, California
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?