RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Amazing! Beautiful restaurant,Amazing! Beautiful restaurant, warm and generous staff and excellent cuisine!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Great ViewThe food is excellent (although a bit pricey), with top-notch service and you can't beat a right-on-the ocean view! I wouldn't go there every Sunday, because the fare is a bit exotic and pricey for brunch (although be aware you can ask for the lunch menu, which is ala carte and a lot less expensive) but for a special occasion, or to wow out-of-town guests, you can't beat it!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ExperienceI had been to the Ritz Carleton many years ago and was not suprised that it was still an elegant, but reaxing place to be with friends5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWell Done!The Scallops with pork belly were excellent!
The service was just right...not too much but enough to let you know you were being well taken care of.
We were there to celebrate our nieces 21st birthday. The entire dinning experience was something she will never forget.
The lobster tacos alone were worth the visit.
While we have been to the Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel many time since it opened in the 80's, this was our first time to Raya's.
It was a fantastic evening and we will be back again real soon.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!From the artful decor to the spectacular views of the coast, Raya is a truly great dining experience. Richard Sandoval has created a mouth watering menu with flavored that are memorable. The halibut is the best I have ever tasted! The New York strip is tender and perfectly grilled. Raya will be a regular in our book!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every wayFood, service, and elegance beyond expectations. Pricey but worth every penny. Will definitely return for special occasions.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect BrunchWe had a wonderful table with a beautiful view, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding! Brunch was perfect!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding, as expectedStunning restaurant, with superb service and outstanding food. This wasn't a surprise, given that it was the RItz. For the price and reputation, I expected perfection, and certainly received it. Gorgeous view of the ocean as the sun set.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceGreat evening provided to our group of three by the staff at Raya. Spectacular view and sunset, great food and a wonderful wine selection. Ask for the full scotch list if you want to have some. More selections there than what's listed on the dessert menu.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBW in Capo BeachThis is one of most unique menus in Dana Point. The food choices are beyond expectation and the creativity of the chef is brilliant. Highly recommend repeat visits.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding cuisine and viewWe expected a fabulous view and middling meal, but we were surprised! The cuisine is as spectacular as the ocean view, and the service was impeccable. Chef Marissa designed a tasting menu especially for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Marissa knows her way around a fish! Everything from appetizers to dessert was outstanding.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was veryThe food and service was very good. But the air conditioning is set too high, far too cold!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Raya for our anniversaryBeautiful ambience and very creative food, very good! always love the atmosphere and fabulous view if you eat in Raya or outdoors when weather warms up!
DO have a comment on the music choice, not very enhancing to the mood, it was kind of pop music, hope they change that to some good jazz, classical or new age contemporary!
I will send them a note as well,4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BirthdayI made this reservation (after reading reviews about the restaurant) for my husbands 53rd birthday. I mentioned in the reservation that it was a birthday celebration, so they sat us at a table with a wonderful ocean view, said happy birthday, and had a nice birthday note on the table. Having never been here before, we were pleased with our menu selections and the complimentary birthday desert. We would go back again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRaya at Ritz Carlton neverRaya at Ritz Carlton never fails if you want to impress yourself and your guests - the view is absolutely gorgeous and so is the food.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great surprise/choiceIt was a great surprise/choice of hubby to celebrate my birthday in a beautiful place like Raya. Even my 5 year old appreciated the ambience and the friendliness they've shown to him. Thanks Raya for such a memorable experience and hoping to spend more memories in this beautiful place and excellent staff.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food AND serviceFood and service was outstanding. We were there for a birthday celebration. A red rose on the table greeted us and dinner ended with a complimentary assorted dessert tray. It is so rare to eat at a restaurant where the wait staff understands the etiquette with respect to removing plates - wait for all in the party to finish and not ask to remove the plate when knife and for, are together - what a joy to finally find such a well trained wait staff. Outstanding meal with a wonderful ocean view. Raya has become our favorite restaurant in CA.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM