Bungalow 44
Bungalow 44

Bungalow 44

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bungalow44.com/
  • Phone: (415) 381-2500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Robert Price
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Ursula O'Connor 4153812500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunnyside Sreet
  • Public Transit: GGT stop across the street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 15 space lot in front of restaurant, plus ample street parking.
A word from Bungalow 44
Bungalow 44 brings you the city to Mill Valley. Bungalow 44 serves contemporary Californian American food with an edge. Our wood oven grill adds wonderful flavors to our many grilled fish and steaks. Start with our great cocktails at the always fun bar, then enjoy our Heirloom tomato flatbread and more either in the private quiet fireplace room or in the buzz filled main restaurant.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bungalow 44 reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (73)vibrant bar scene (68)fit for foodies (62)hot spot (51)special occasion (41)good for groups (22)romantic (21)notable wine list (13)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Squid appetizer had too much galic and it was most beans.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for Bar Scene than Dining
    BungalowVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have been to Bungalow a number of times and always had good a good experience. However this past Saturday, food quality, value and service was poor. Salads were wilted and over-dressed. The $30 scallop entree consisted of only THREE scallops -- a complete rip-off. Chocolate souffle was hard and not typical souffle taste or consistency. We wanted two cups of decaf coffee and were brought a massive $9 caraffe. Our service was sub-par. Bungalow is better suited if you are heading to the bar than planning to have a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great place to celebrate a special b'day. The service was great. The waiter overheard us saying it was his b'day and brought out dessert at the end of our dinner with a candle without our asking. The food was outstanding. Each of us loved what we ordered. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • B44
    falcolotor
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    food typically is consistently very good altho this time a few misses -- the burrata was stringy, the lemongrass ahi had too much black pepper so overwhelmed nonetheless have had so many great meals there will be back, everyone has an off night now and then
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheapskate Owner
    AJMarinVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    How cheap can you get? $4.95 for a glass of highly diluted lemonade AND then I was charged another $4.95 for a refill! Incredible! With no notice whatsoever. How cheap can a restaurant owner be? Charging me almost $10 for a drink that costs at the most 25 cents. It's absurd. And the lemonade wasn't all that good. And neither was the food. (The gnocchi were not gnocchi; they were pan-fried hunks of mashed potatoes.) If you think I am a disgruntled customer, you are right! Take my review for what its worth but I have written numerous positive reviews in the past of other restaurants and seldom write a negative review. Simply put, I do not recommend dining here. Unless you want to pay $10 for two glasses of lemonade.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, Almost good food
    KjMaui
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Dining out is an adventure, combining new experiences in flavors and decor, location and service staff. B44 was pleasant in many ways other than the food. We were 5, seated in a comfortable booth near the kitchen. Only one of our mains was hot - tagine - while four were room temp - pork chops, steak, and scallops. Maybe they were sitting while the Tagine was being cooked. Improbable since tagine is a slowly cooked dish. Pork chop was the favorite main. Tagine was closer to lamb stew than tagines I've had in Tunisia and San Francisco; flavors and textures were mushy. The burata with bacon-wrapped date and watercress was the favorite starter; beet salad was a close second. Service staff was helpful, cheerful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good experience
    Bliss
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Bungalow 44 is consistant - the food is great & the service is too. Weekends it's a bustling loud bar scene in the main dining room, so I request the quieter back room if I want conversation. A neighborhood gem. I don't know how they do it - Bungalow 44 never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had dinner there on November 1st.
    Wifebday44
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Eaten there several times. Food is always great, but I noticed the portions were smaller. Steak Tare Tare (sp?) especially and salmon was excellent but I felt hungry when I left. Went through Open Table and asked for desert with candle in special requests section. Apparently, no one read that. Also when I did get desert, it was a great cake with ice cream. They used dates in the recipes. I know this because I bit into a date pit and it really hurt my tooth. Sent the pit to chef with waiter. GM of restaurant came by and apologized and said they would comp the desert. It was my wife's b-day so didn't make a big deal of it. Would have expected more than just that offer. Really hurt tooth and choked on pit. Still would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special oxxasion dining
    eatingwell
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Bungalow 44 is a wonderful Marin restaurant for a special occasion. I had the Turkish tangine, which was complex and rich. My husband had a steak, which was cooked to perfection. The price tag with salads and one glass of wine was $110, so it is not an everyday place to eat. I highly recommend it, however, for a birthday or anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good but portions small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was good but portions were a bit small. It is also overpriced. $28 for 3 pieces of ahi tuna on a bed of rice with some broccolini - left hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time at Bungalow 44
    Hairguy65
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    One of my favorite local hotspots and never seems to disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    MVSCHU
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Where to start: It's always very good, the staff is so friendly, the cocktails fantastic, love the food and now they have Rich the chef, who makes it even more interesting to dine at Bungalow 44. The fire pits outside are perfect for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Popular for Good Reason
    21063
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is a well known and popular Mill Valley restaurant for good reason. Great food, great service, friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a hit, not a miss
    MarinStrangerVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A friend who lives in Mill Valley recommended this as 1 of 3 places to try for dinner on our trek up from the Peninsula. She said she's been many times, and it's hit or miss. Reading some of the reviews for the other options, and needing a specific window for reservation times, I went with this one. We got a hit! Service was fine; noise-level was off the charts, but what can you expect on a Saturday night during a Giants' playoff game? 1 in our party of 5 had the fried chicken; great choice. We sampled many other appetizers and the tiger-prawn carbonara. All good, my fave was the gnocchi in Pt. Reyes blue cheese. Very satisfied with our picks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fun restaurant
    barolinaVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, great service... My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times. Both times: we enjoyed the food, got grate service and enjoyed the energy in the restaurant. We also had great wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always consistent
    MillValleyFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Bungalow 44 is a regular spot for us for many years, because the try hard to keep the menu fresh, but keep the favorites too. The food and service is consistently good, they have fabulous cocktails and great wine list without a huge price tag. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • punctualVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Wow, what a great evening. Food was tremendous as was the service. We had a great table and everyone was very friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    FSSF
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Both my friend and I ordered the chopped salad as an entree ($16.95) and were disappointed. We could have gotten a better salad for under $10 at many quick serve restaurants. I had to ask the waitress to bring more greens as the salad was so skimpy. High price for what we got.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kg11VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went here with another couple...we all really enjoyed our meals. Each of us had something different, and all was prepared to perfection. The place was comfortable, ambiance upbeat and active (kinda nice for quiet Marin). I would say the only thing lacking was the waiter. Not very on the ball...too busy flirting with the single ladies. Oh well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • joy2dine
    joy2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    this is our neighborhood gem! we can walk down and have oysters any day of the week! we love their comfort food, as well as some healthy options too! the staff is awesome and always makes us feel welcome. love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely Disappointed
    Pat1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Fried chicken was the worst ever. The slaw was so dry I didn't eat it. The "farmer green salad" had no dressing, a couple of nuts and sliced plum thrown together with greens. One of the most disappointing dining experiences I have had.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    BigAlVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Don't expect great food at a low price, but the Bungalow has great food at a high price. With tip, our dinner for two was $185. Tables are crowded together, noise level is high, and it is an in place with the uppies of Southern Marin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mill Valley gem
    JenstarVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful environment. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Burgers
    Bobbinumber1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything I've tried has been so good, but my favorite is always the Kobe Beef Burger. The best burger I have ever eaten. Worth a drive from Northern Marin, every time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistant Winner
    lawrenceilonnVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is the go-to favorite of our family for a special occasion. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food! Tasty dishes. Nice wine. Waiter forgot our oysters so we just skipped them. Very noisy, hard to talk. Lots of little kids. Our reservation was 6:45 pm. It changed after 7:30pm. In the future would choose a later time to avoid. We were here to celebrate our sons21st birthday...he was carded and since had wasn't driving he didn't have his license. We, his parents were with him, would have been nice if someone could have recognized the situation and allowed a glass of champagne.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conserve water, please.
    VWWW
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Menu states that water will be served on request (by law, I think), but water is served whether you want it or not. Glasses are constantly being refilled. I even asked that staff stop mid-pour to no avail. Once upon a time this type of service was considered elegant and classy. During a drought, it is just ignorant and, in the long run, harmful. Otherwise service is excellent! I would still go back (after turning my water glass upside down). Food is great tasting although vegetables were cold. Noise takes away from what could otherwise be lovely ambience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    SFfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a hard time choosing what to order because practically everything on the menu looks delicious! Ended up getting a few appetizers to split (the steak tartare is not to be missed) and then an entree for each of us (short ribs and shrimp carbonara were amazing). Service was on point. Our waiter did not rush us and was extremely friendly. It was, overall, a wonderful dining experience. We will certainly be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • B-44 Has it All...
    JMcD
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fantastic food & drinks; friendly, vibrant bar & restaurant gathering spot, but also intimate areas depending on your mood. The service is always top notch. Great overall dining experience every time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rude service
    cherries80
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Bartender was very rude when we questioned orders. He was even condescending that we did not know what a particular dish was. Rude service makes patrons not want to return to the establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Birthday Celebration
    YacYac
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was refreshing to arrive at a restaurant that actually had a reserved table that was set and ready at the time of the reservation. The only thing that precluded us from sitting down was that my friends were late. The host was friendly and did not seem to be taken back by the reduction of individuals which changed from 5people to 4. The service was initially very good but tapered off as the night sky grew darker and the number of tables on his watch increased. The service was still good but just not as attentive. The most impressive thing about the evening was that no one told us that it was time to go. I did not feel rushed and as a result we ended up being the last group to leave at the restaurant. The time was 12:15 midnight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had a wonderful time
    worthreturning
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My friend and I had a great time and I appreciate that we were allowed to linger both before ordering food and after. I am always looking for restaurant that doesn't rush you out if you are having a good conversation. Also the Fried Chicken was fabulous. Another plus was we chose the more inexpensive wines and they were just fine. I would come back in a minute! I did not notice, by the way, there was an outdoor option for brunch, etc. good to know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed at Bungalow 44
    SRJohn
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This time we had the seared scallops and the burger and it was all fantastic as always. If you are into the bar scene and a little noise, the front is great. If you want a quiet dinner, go to the back. Either way it has always been good and this is our favorite repeat place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finger lickin chicken
    NativegalVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Yelp sent me there for fried chicken and I was not disappointed. Pricey, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a winner
    Vict
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Chef Robert Price is a genius...encouraging us to eat comfort food in Mill Valley - a very health conscious neighborhood, makes everything seem ok. The food is to die for...everything from the kickin fried chicken to the salmon - grilled to perfection...yumm yumm and don't skimp...have the beignets...its worth every calorie!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    Financialdistrict
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very busy spot, lots of activity and somewhat noisy...but fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    Busybee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner here with our two girls; 12 & 10 yrs. The receptionist was keen to put us in the annex but we insisted on the main dining area as we were early, 5.45pm, and there weren't too many people dining at that hour. The service and food was excellent and it was an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    TiburondinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Bungalow is very consistent and gives you the choice b/w healthy options and decadent comfort food. The wine list is solid as well. Bar was as busy and populated with attractive divorcee's as ever...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 85 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 821 reviews are from the Bungalow 44 reviews archive.
  • Marin needs more places like this
    CityorMarin
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Fried chicken - yeah! Cocktails, creativity - has it all. Competing with the city is hard but at least we have Bungalow 44 to help us out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wcrumpjr
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    love this place! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate