Bluegold

4.4
1295 Reviews
$50 and over
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.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! From the hostess, to the bartender and the manager who visited our table, introduced himself and brought us our drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service! We sat at our table for hours and never once did anyone try to rush us! We had two In-N-Out part that had never visited before and they were impressed.

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vipNika
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, best view.
the service was great.
I recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jazmin was amazing! She gave us recommendations and the food was amazing!! We had a great time for my sisters birthday! She had a great time! Would highly recommend this place.. mushroom risotto was amazing!

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Jclaude
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service1ambience5

It took my fam

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Sillypickle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious delightful wonderful spectacular glorious ambient comfortable lovely

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service1ambience4

To start with the positive, the food was absolutely amazing!
The service however was subpar. We ordered a bottle of wine and wouldn’t get it for about 30 mins. We were told that only the manager has the authority to grab the wine - don’t you trust your staff to go to the wine cellar - befuddled by this sort of behaviour and self importance on their side…
So I guess it’s just poor management after all. Would have gone back for the food but the service really put us off

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vipLinda
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

As always the food was excellent, service ok, manager very nice - view perfect

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food. Hostess seated us in a great spot. Service was good for most part. Missing plate, no silverware. Asked and for a fork, but no knife! Food was excellent. Final service with boxes etc was good. Did not pour wine-which is a nice touch at this level of restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early New Years Eve for us. Beautiful sunset in Huntington Beach.

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great, food was amazing. Recommend the seafood platter, the octopus was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful place my first time there. Had a great sit food was amazing the only thing that bothered us was they took to long take take our order and bring our food.

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vipdmg330
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality of food, drinks, service and location with a view!

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KristineC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great menu.

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vipSarahM
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Very slow service

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KevinT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came for brunch day after Xmas with my folks. The ambiance/setting was gorgeous with a view of the beach.

We all got different steam kettles and crab toast, the toast was definitely our favorite dishes.

It was pretty busy so service was on the slower side, not a big deal if you're not in a rush and relaxing.

Our service Analiese was great despite the busyness at the restaurant. They could've probably used another server or two.

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vipNazeehA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Very bad service, it took 35 minutes for a server to come to our table and 1 hr to get just coffee, very different from last time I was there. Food quality was below average. One server dropped the food on one guest. Is everyone off for the holidays and the staff are all new?

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vipCK250471
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went there with friends last Saturday to have our private little Christmas party. The restaurant came highly recommended by another friend. The first server we had checked every two minutes for a food order, even though we kindly requested to give us 10 minutes as we wanted to talk for a couple of minutes. First we thought he was caring but after him returning about 5 or 6 times every two minutes it was just annoying (we already had drinks).

After being there for 30 minutes or so another server approached the table very stressed to let us know that she would take over the table from her colleague. We ordered apps, I had the bone marrow and escargot. It came only lukewarm and was very salty. I heard similar comments for all the apps around the table. We ordered more drinks, it took almost 20 minutes for a glass of wine to arrive, even though our tabe was next to the bar.

Main courses arrived, I had the Kurobuta pork chop which came highly recommended as one of their "signature dishes" by the server. I specifically asked if it was dry and was told "NEVER". It came and was, not surprisingly, bone dry. It was also lukewarm. All 4 dishes were lukewarm and three way too salty.

The dessert was the highlight, it was really good. The presentation as well as the flavor profile. The coffee took 20 minutes again, then arrived twice.

The bottom line is that the evening was mediocre across the board. I do realize that there are some challenges in the service industry due to the pandemic but am still expecting the bar much higher for a $450 check

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JustinS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent choice for a business lunch.

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Peggy
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is good and the view is great, but don't go if you want to have a nice conversation, very very noisy, could not hear our conversation

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vipPattyC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Was surprised cocktails were so pricy ! Had vodka & soda , & a greyhound $17 each not specifying brand

Also corkage is $35 which is high , but no moderate priced wines on list cheapest approx. $60 , come on !!

Food was delicious, waitress nice enough
Dishes came out almost the same time for 6 of us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Party

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Ticket2ride
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our party of six ordered three truffle mushroom pizzas plus two salads and it was more than enough food. A few of us even took home leftover slices but could just as happily polished it all off then and there. That pizza is THE BEST! Everything else about the place was good too. Service was a bit slow but I think it was our waiter’s intent not to be overbearing or intrusive. Instead however, we had to make an effort to get his attention a couple of times (when we had been ready to order for quite a while and when we were ready for the check). But when we had his attention he was excellent. Definitely my favorite Pacific City restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great service

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KrystalA
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend celebrated Christmas together. I had the Tomahawk Steak and he had the Duck L’orange. We ordered the Mac and cheese and truffle fries and the mushroom risotto. Everything was amazing. We watched the sunset next to an indoor window. They were super understanding with our reservation. We initially reserved to be outside, but they found us a spot inside, which was very accommodating and kind. We enjoyed our time and service.

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vipAndreeaH
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blue gold, we visit about once a month. This was our first time having brunch and it was delicious. We love the views, the food, the atmosphere , the service. I also love the availability of vegetarian items. We’ll be back soon!

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HeatherH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating when I changed my seating preference. Great tasting food. Server

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service isn’t equal to the prices on menu, maybe its because of Covid and lack of workers. Waiters should know how to properly take away plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was just not very good. Disappointed overall.

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KyleT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service from the bar was slow, food was very good, sunset view was stellar!

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SusieM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks with an amazing view! We will definitely be back.

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vipFredC
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Won’t be back.

Pricing on the OpenTable menu was 10-20% below actual for the exact same items. Service was terrible. Server had way too many tables.

Food was fair at best and severely overpriced. I think if you like salt instead of flavor, this is your place.

I want to be able to support local places after Covid, but not places so many issues.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my family

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The plates de dujour for Wednesday of crispy duck leg, persimmon, sweet potato purée, and kale was flavorful . I did lick the plate. Compliments to the chef. We had two desserts, lavender sorbet and chocolate mousse that would rival any world renowned dessert chefs. Can’t beat the view of Pacific Ocean.

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atkco
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Not your usual menu. Read it before you go. My overall impression is it’s a nice environment to eat and the service is great. But the food is is just good while the prices, including drinks, are very high.

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TaliaP
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We will be back! Was recommended

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vipPeterW
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was very good. Service was very uneven to sub-par. We spent most of the evening being ignored by servers. Perhaps because we were seated outside, but we had periods of 10-15 minutes in which we never saw a serving person. Our appetizer wine arrived after our appetizers were finished. Some of our hot food items arrived lukewarmly. Servers never seemed to have any idea which dishes were needed. No extra bowls for shells with shellfish.
Overall we felt ignored by the servers. The food when it arrived at the correct temperature was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was exceptional and knowledgeable about the menu and their specials. Had recommendations on hand as well. The food wasn’t as great as expected, but of all things we ordered the best of the best we’re the appetizer milk buns/rolls with wildflower honey. Would come again just for this appetizer.

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Bluegold is rated 4.4 stars by 1295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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