Bluegold

4.4
1235 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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4.6
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BobO
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Noise level a little high but worth the visit. Best clam chowder, dense chocolate cake for dessert was outstanding and different from any other I’ve had. All courses were just outstanding.

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RobertB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too loud! Need to turn down music so people won’t have to yell.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time visit, will return soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Waiter wasn’t attentive. Had to ask twice for refills on our drinks. They forgot the avocado that we specifically asked for. When they brought the avocado out after we followed up, they brought out two plates - I’m sure there was a miscommunication. But for a high caliber place, service wasn’t great.

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MonaLisa
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday lazy day brunch with my wife and my sister. Greeted warmly by the host and seated shortly thereafter at a window with a spectacular view. Our server was polite and efficient and took our drink order quickly. We shared the milk rolls as an appetizer and they were soft, warm, sweet, salty all at the same time. We ordered breakfast items and they all arrived at the same time. Fresh, tasty and unique; all of it delish!
The only negative is that the noise level is high. Sometimes it was difficult to hear conversation from across the table.
I would return and will soon.

CL
CindyL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Timmy was excellent! We were in the patio area so no loud noise. Just can’t said enough about our server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Andrea do excellent customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I don’t think I would return. Something about the vibe was off. The place is just not for me. Half of our party had spectacular food, some dishes were just so-so and one was absolutely disgusting and ridiculously salty. What I really was disappointed in was the manager. He was checking on almost all the tables but never ours even though he made eye contact with me twice. I observed that he skipped over tables with certain demographics. No, I am not being sensitive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork chop in California.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

40 oz Tomahawk is more like 20 ounces of Fat and bone

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondfer good, and service with a beautiful view of the sunset over the beach!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go. Food and service.

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suzanneh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with friendly and gracious staff. Food was excellent.

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Diningout
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner with the best service. Sara was awesome! Her knowledge of the menu helped us decide on a delicious evening.

A cocktail to begin the evening would be the incomparable "Enter The Dragon". Just do it. Your taste buds will thank you.

The NY Strip "Vietnamese style" was unreal. Cooked to absolute perfection with a very unique and flavorful sauce.

The flourless chocolate cake with vanilla gelato is an unsung hero on the dessert menu. It's beautiful as well as a delight to the palate. Goes well with red wine or a latte. You decide.

Thank you, Bluegold for a wonderful evening.

EH
vipEvaH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Early Friday night dinner at Bluegold! The views were amazingly beautiful, the food was delicious as always and the service was impeccable.

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PamelaR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday and the service and food was incredible!

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JOANG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

If I was reviewing food and service exclusively, my review would be very complementary, however the noise level was so profound indoors that we opted to sit out on the small patio. The restaurant has a full beautiful ocean view, but unfortunately the patio is not on the ocean side. I know it is customary for restaurants to have a certain vibe with music and conversation levels, but this was a Sunday early afternoon and the music and noise made conversation challenging.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was Ok. Food was good but service was average.

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JulieB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Saturday special was fatty. My partner had the steak and it was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was fantastic. But, don't come here on a busy weekend if you want to wait 1.5 hours to get your food. Management apologized and made it right, but it really put a damper on our experience as we traveled far and had high expectations. I would come on a weekday to give them another shot.

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EdenO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and great food.

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AndreaP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite!!! Great view, food is amazing and tasty cocktails . This is our go to place in HB <3!!!

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BrendaA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Very nice restaurant and great food but we had very poor service, waiter never came back to check on us or get more drinks and forgot part of my order and took forever to bring dessert, he must have forgot that also. Very disappointed with the service

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OCFoody
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a Great dinner with my mother who was visiting us from out of town. We were given a really nice table by the window and had a nice view of the sunset. She said that it was one of the best meals she's ever had. Thank you!

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anneb
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal outside on the patio. The service was excellent and the food delicious and beautiful. It was a fabulous way to celebrate a milestone birthday.

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Edgar
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of THE BEST resturants I have even been to and I'm 63 years old and kinda rich!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Super mediocre food Not impressive and not repeatable. Wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but Asian guy at front needs lessons in customer service. Would have given higher rating if not for him.

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CindyG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were good. It’s noisy and if you are sitting in the wrong spot for the sunset the manager will not adjust the shades. My friend was literally “blinded by the light” with sunlight shining directly in her eyes. Had to pick up her chair and move her to a different part of the table.

It’s pricey. We had reservations and the. Bartender “snuck” his friends in before us and the other parties. It’s tough when 8 people just walk right through…

Maybe it was just a busy Saturday?

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JohnnyN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t remember the last time our dining experience has been this superb. Every detail was spot on. The food was delicious and different than your normal fine dining. Customer service was impeccable from the moment we walked in and greeted by the receptionist to food service and bus person. The staff enjoyed making our dining experience excellent and ambiance was perfection. We will be making Bluegold a regular destination for date night and made sure management knew that what ever they were doing needed to be praised.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu. Not the same old same old. Everything was great. Servers were excellent. Great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food , very rich food. Probably ordered too much. The risotto was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing place to enjoy your date. Portions sizes seem to be for two

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vipMpondoff
Central Coast
45 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to start off by personally thanking the ENTIRE Staff of Blue Gold! Every time I have dinner here. From the moment me and Wifey Mikki walk in we are treated like Royalty. We really appreciate their hospitality! Special Thanks to Bartender Frank and Server Andrea, Manager Sam and Host Tristan for giving us the VIP treatment. What a beautiful restaurant! My guest were all so impressed. We appreciate your accommodation at your "Speakeasy LSXO" The bartenders did an excellent job! Their continued service throughout our meal was exemplary! ! Food from both restaurants was exceptionally tasty!! This is one of my favorite spots to dine, have cocktails, with a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Capt. Marky Mark / AKA Red Power Ranger 1993

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vipJohn
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Vietnamese steak and the milk rolls were excellent. The duck gnocchi were very tasty as well although the portion was not large.

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CrystalH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The sunset ocean view was amazing for a date night with friends. The food we ordered for the night (risotto and steak were on the saltier side for us) but all in all, it was an amazing experience. We will come back again! :)

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vipBlueGoldGood
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was terrific and service was good. (They admittedly overcooked my steak, so it took a bit longer, which was ok, at least they owned up to it) Be warned the Charcuterie Plate is enough food for a legion! I would have been perfectly happy with about 1/3 of the amount, even at that price point. It kind of hampered our evening because it was sooo much food. There were a few other items on the menu that seemed like the portions didn't fit. I know that's a weird complaint, but it really is a fine dining establishment, and as such I would not expect to get "Value" for my money from a portions perspective. The food definitely hit the mark for fine dining, it was VERY good, and my Wagu steak (even overcooked a little for the second time) was out of this world delicious, and I loved the traditional presentation. The bar looked like a very cool place to have a drink, but the wine list seemed a little light for such a good restaurant, we were able to find a favorite so we were happy. We'll definitely return, but overall it felt like the restaurant was being pulled in different directions, which in and of itself is ok, but the differing directions seem a bit out of synch with each other. We had an enjoyable meal, and left talking about other things we'd like to try...so that's a win!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Ordered pan roast, oysters, and Caesar salad. We had to send back an oyster bc it smelled really really awful. Pan roast could have been more flavorful. Caesar was fine. Overpriced. One server was helpful, another responded to my concern for the oyster by shrugging and saying, "it's from the sea?" And then left.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluegold is one of my favorite places to dine in Orange County. The staff is always welcoming and friendly from the hostess to bar staff everyone greets you. The food is amazing and my requests for special seating is always accommodated!

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