Bluegold

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Californian
From its beginnings as a trade outpost, the Golden State has been a place where the cream rises and the bold take flight. Bluegold celebrates this land, from the vineyards and citrus groves to the rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean. A space where traditional farm-to-table culture is renewed beneath the California sky.

Specials

Don't limit Happy to just an Hour. Join us from 3-6PM Monday - Thursday and 3-5PM Friday - Sunday

Don't limit Happy to just an Hour. Join us from 3-6PM Monday - Thursday and 3-5PM Friday - Sunday to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, local beers, and award-winning wines paired with delectable fresh-made bites.

Happy Hour is only available in the Bar

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 30, 2019

Ends: May 31, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-5:00PM
Mon-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM
Fri-Sat 3:00PM-5:00PM

What 890 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great appetizer and drinks. Awesome service and ambience.

IG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone (age range: 3 - 75) enjoyed the food and service, so you can't go wrong. Experience was heightened due to being seated by the window during golden hour (sunset). Would recommend.

N
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food is decent but somewhat overpriced compared to other restaurants in this category. It's just too slow here. The amount of time we had food to eat at our table added up to 23 minutes. The amount of time we were there from ordering to getting our dessert was 2 hours. That's an embarrassment.

DV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not entirely sure what the raving is about. It was okay, but nothing outstanding. Biggest disappointment was the Opera cake which was dry, crumbly, and sad. Nothing special to go back for.

CD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had one of the worst dinner experiences ever. We were seated on the patio, where they asked one server to take care of 12 tables. We ordered an appetizer that was so poorly described on the menu it was not funny. We ordered two separate bottle of wine from their list that were not in stock. We had to tell the server after 45 minutes that we needed to order our dinner. After being there for one hour and fifteen minutes, they finally brought our dinner that we never had because we had to leave for an engagement that we had made them aware of when we arrived.

T
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Waited an hour for our entrees and ended up leaving. The manager and waiter had no explanation why the food never came and not once apologized.

VO
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Gold is always a great meal! We go there often to enjoy a nice dinner with friends.

LC
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

With panoramic view of the HB pier, California inspired cuisine, trendy ambience & friendly service, what’s not to love?

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very good. Definitely oneofour new favorite places.

o
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had a new waitress but our sandwich was ok but our friends Ruben was outstanding

TS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We took out of town guests to Blue Gold for the view of the pier. That is excellent and we had a window seat. The service was superb. The wait staff was always attentive but we never felt rushed. The drinks were inventive and beautiful. The food was par for the course and the servings were small. The noise is very loud and for a table of 4, hard to hear the diner sitting across from me. The main reason I wouldn't take out of town guests to this restaurant again was the food value. It really wasn't good enough for the price. We ordered a bone marrow appetizer and there was hardly any marrow. In the paella the shell fish was overcooked.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for a conference dinner (everything came out timely and fantastic....zero complaints from everyone at the dinner). Came back with my wife for great drinks and appetizers (recommend the eggplant meatballs.....this coming from a meat eater). Highly recommend.

RE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not bad but definitely not the best experience. Food wasn’t as good as it usually is, service was acceptable.

LB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect from start to finish! It was a little too noisy to hear our dinner guests but I guess that goes with a good popular restaurant!

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a business/friendship meal. And I wanted to go somewhere that is nice with a great view. Bluegold never fails me. From the food to the staff everything is always top notion. I feel I am eating a healthy meal but also special meal.

w
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was poor. It took over 20 minutes to get our drink order in. It was 35 minutes before we received our drinks. The meal to over 2-1/2 hours. They forgot to validate our parking. Didn't bring serving spoons for the side orders. Very poor service for an expensive restaurant. The bar gets very loud.

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best Restaurants in Orange county!!! Great food and a gorgeous view!!!

MH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Apart from a glitch with our OpenTable reservation, this was a great evening. We shared a ceviche starter which was excellent and we shared the parks which was simply superb.

LB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hostess needs to respect the guests request when we have a reservation and are there at 4:30. Plenty of empty window side tables and yet she attempts to put a twosome back next to a party of ten, and then cops an attitude when her choice of tables is not ok. That said, Erving was a great server and very attentive.

TD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

All the food was good with the exception of the New York steak. could not cut it with a steak knife.

MW
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed dining outside. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if inside because of the noise level. However it was Valentines Day. The meatball appetizers, both the veggie and meat ones, are a must. I ordered chicken, which was absolutely fantastic.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beet salad appetizer was amazing but rib eye Vietnamese style main was slightly tough and therefore got a 4 star.
Service was fantastic.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

So very loud. The food was a different type menu. Not much regular choices. Too spicy. Onion soup delicious

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Celebrated a birthday over the weekend. The ambiance is always nice and the view of the sunset and ocean is spectacular. It did get very loud once it became more crowded and it was hard to hear from across the table. This is troublesome if you are with someone who is hard of hearing. The appetizer of the eggplant meatballs was delicious and the sauce was flavorful and spicy. However, the main courses lacked the same sense of flavor. The salmon was very bland with minimal (if any) seasoning. While it states that the salmon dish comes with brussel sprouts, mushrooms, and butternut squash, it’s 85% mushrooms, 10% butternut squash, and maybe 1 brussel sprout, which was disappointing as I was looking forward to brussel sprouts and prefer that to mushrooms. The birthday dessert was like a funfetti cake with some sprinkles on top. Again, felt like it was lacking in flavor. Overall, nice environment to celebrate but the food was not great.

T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was a very attentive waiter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

D
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was “so-so,”. Our waiter was not very attentive as we had to ask twice about why two of the three drinks ordered had not been delivered. An ice tea was brought to table but no sugar nor did waiter ask if we wanted sugar. Difference between great service an okay service.

e
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the restaurant several times and I am happy to say that the food is always consistent and the service excellent.

LR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had reservations but it took 25 minutes to get seated event though there were lots of empty tables. The hostess seamed overwhelmed. My family was the first to check in but we were the last to be seated. All the white people were seated before us even though they came in after us - I'm just saying...
The manager was inexperienced. It was my daughter's birthday and I reserved BlueGold because I expected a special meal. The food was good, but I felt like I was constantly looking for our server to bring drinks or utensils. $300 for three people with terrible treatment. Never again.

MJ
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but didn’t live up to price or description.The biggest problem was the long gaps between seating ,drinks, food,dessert,check and the waiter was like a ghost
2 hours total with a 1/2 full restaurant. I can’t see myself coming back unless for happy hour. Too bad for a very nice location.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view. Immaculately clean. Food presentation is on point.
Excellent food.
Service is a bit slow but that’s partly because everything is made fresh. I think of all the wait staff should wear a uniform. Staff looked a bit rumpled and messy. Doesn’t go with the high end restaurant presentation.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tyler was great! We will definitely be back again soon!

AW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Enjoyed a lovely brunch overlooking the ocean with great service.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing!! It was one of the best seafood dishes I've ever had. It was very loud though.

CN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing with a great view of the ocean. Highly recommend for any occasion!!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were in town for a weekend and wanted to check this place out. It was easy to make reservation on Open Table and were immediately seated upon arrival. We originally booked for outdoor seating, but it ended up being colder than anticipated. The host was great with helping us find seating inside instead—we were sat at the chef’s table similar to eating at a sushi bar. This was great because we got to see the kitchen preparing all the dishes and guessing what each was. We ordered a variety of dishes, but had trouble with a few. For instance, many of the clams in our daily steamers weren’t cracked open and the sauce was missing butter. Also, the uni risotto was overcooked. Our waiter was great with helping us sending back the dishes to be remade and ensured that it was better the second time around. Overall, we had higher expectations for what we ordered, but had a good experience nonetheless.

M
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This experience was a mixed bag. We had a reservation for 7 people. Our first table squeezed 7 adults into a very tight space. After a bit of gentle complaining, a larger table was found. Our server was good, the food was very good, but we waited more than an hour for our entrees. It looked like a very large group (30 plus) was served before we were. Very frustrating since several of our folks were east coast folks already pushing their endurance. (I had explained to our server that this was a business meeting of folks from all over the country.) I’d try the restaurant again, just because the food was excellent and I’ll assume the slow service an anomaly.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It was so disappointing! We never got our food. The waitress obviously forgot to put our order in and we sat there for 50 minutes waiting for 3 easy dishes, breakfast & a salad. The waitress checked on our order and said that the food was ready and sitting in the kitchen but she was waiting for the third dish. We asked her if she could kindly bring whatever was ready out and she completely ignored us. We sat there and watched how people got all their food delivered and they came in 20 minutes after us. The restaurant was not busy when we went in so it was such a disappointment would never go back or recommend it.

V
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Very loud and the service was not up to past standards. Had to wait a long time to be seated. Server forgot ordered items. I still love the food and will go back as this has not been my typical experience.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love blue gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooold! I took my girlfriend there for our anniversary brunch and it was a very nice experience. We were seated with a very nice view of the beach and the food was amazing. We are definately going back 😀

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