Club Grill Bar The Club Grill and Bar The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Club Grill & Bar

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Club Grill & Bar

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr. (Pacific Coast Hwy.)
Dana Point, CA 92629
949-240-2000
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Dining and dancing in a hunt club atmosphere.
Openings: Dinner Wed.-Sun.

Features

  • Valet parking & parking lot
  • Dress code: Dressy
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Wed.-Sun.
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested
  • Romantic setting


THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Club Grill & Bar Restaurant Review:


Orange County typically doesn’t have many dining and dancing spots for the over-40 crowd, so The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Club Grill is pretty exceptional. Once inside, you’ll be surprised to find English hunt club décor with paintings of horses and hounds on the walls rather than the resort’s more contemporary by-the-sea design. But it seems regulars come here for the really good live jazz and large dance floor as well as chef Matthew Sisson’s “modern American grill fare.” We are impressed with the crisp Caesar salad, which is prepared tableside for two. Another good way to start is with a soup or salad from Sisson’s seasonal menu. Try the Texas sweet onion soup and the refreshing blood orange and fennel salad in a pungent truffle vinaigrette with white asparagus and heirloom baby beets. The rest of the appetizers shine as well from the oysters Rockefeller to two kinds of delicate foie gras. Don’t be surprised when the well-dressed guests pop up between courses to dance à deux to lively jazz and pop tunes. After a dance or two, they sit back down to Club Grill’s signature pistachio-crusted sea bass, which comes atop a black truffle risotto in a lemongrass beurre blanc sauce. Other standouts are the rosemary-flavored Colorado lamb chops, a bacon-wrapped veal tenderloin and a spicy grilled Pacific swordfish swimming in a red curry cream. On Sundays, The Club Grill offers a reasonably-priced, three-course prime rib dinner.

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