Bungalow 44
Bungalow 44

Bungalow 44

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bungalow44.com/
  • Phone: 4153812500
  • 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,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
120 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (73)vibrant bar scene (70)fit for foodies (58)hot spot (43)special occasion (38)good for groups (25)romantic (19)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • 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.
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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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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  • First bad experience out of many
    mslaterVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We just got them on a bad night this time. We have been many times and brought many others with us and always had a great experience. The waiter was fine it took a long time to get a drink then long time to get our check. But the biggest issue was the food. I had the Filet which was on special. The cut was just poor quality the mushroom wine jus was so salty it was inedible. The scalloped potatoes were cold. It just felt from start to finish like they wanted us to never come back. Really surprised at the food especially. It is so noisy as well that is a consistent issue but we have had many outstanding experiences there so I wouldn't write it off. I think it was just a bad night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Marin restaurant
    DocBrockVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We've eaten here many times over the years and had another great and fun meal this week. Food is delicious, setting is wonderful and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oysters anyone?
    antiqmeisterVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Some of the best oysters in the Bay Area; great menu; and desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could be good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Has the food for a great dining experience, but the staff let a very disruptive drunk patron make too much noise next to us and they hassled is about our open table reservation telling us it cost them! I would not use open table there anymore!
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  • Far too noisy couldn't hear my date
    Millvalleygirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The noise level was so loud that we couldn't hear ourselves. I've never seen this new waiter but he was completely unprofessional and way too young to act accordingly. The food was absolutely delicious but the service was a disappointment. Plating needs to be adjusted the presentation was horrible. We had two different colored plates and the dark brown plate did not display the food at all. Couldn't see what I was eating. Frankly we couldn't wait to get our food and get out of there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Standby
    SayerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is a good standby restaurant if you live close enough to walk. The food is good enough and the atmosphere is lively (fueled by the bar customers).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night
    PetalumaFoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We shared the delicious heirloom tomato flatbread and ordered cocktails to start, made to order. I had the Kobe beef burger, and my girlfriends ordered the fried chicken and the pork chop. Everybody loved their food and we all shared my truffle fries. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant bar scene
    toadtastes
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were there at a transition time, early on a Friday night. The dining room was still full of families with young children but the bar scene was heating up with attractive well dressed over 50 crowd. Great Marin Martini with a safe leaf and the Brussel sprout salad was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem, would recommend
    Skg62
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is a delightful restaurant with delicious food, good wine list, and just the right service. It seemed like there were a lot if locals which is always a good sign. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    ReggieVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've been trying a new restaurant each week for a few months since moving to Marin and this is by far our favorite find so far. The boneless chicken thigh appetizer was perfect. My husband's fried chicken was juicy with a bit of a kick (it's called Kickin' Fried Chicken, after all), and my short ribs were just right. No complaints, and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fried Chicken Fix
    4ofus
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    If you're hankering for some great southern fried chicken, then you will find it at Bungalow 44! Great crunchy coating with tender meat inside, all with a great flavor. Also, my two dining partners had the Ahi tuna (excellent!) and the steak frites (also excellent!). A great meal with very good service in a fun setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Dinning: Bungalow 44
    Artess1VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    On warm evenings, cocktails waiting for table or friends is delightful at 2 fire pits outside front door. Starters: Soft Shelled Crabs on Arugula w/lovely light Sauce; Burrata on Toast w/Pesto is OK-rather mild. Hamachi not memorable; Mac n Cheese w/Wild Mushrooms & Bacon is rich, creamy & FABULOUS & easily shared. Entre's: Short Ribs w/Horseradish Gnocchi are succulent, rich and pairs nicely w/mild flavorful Gnocchi;Farro w/Wild Mushrooms & Poached Egg is nice but a "runny" poached egg would make it perfect. Fish dish on Seasoned Quinoa-amazing! Share rich Butterscotch Pudding. 44 has full Bar and satisfying, but "fully" priced, Wine List.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bungalow 44
    CharlieschoiceVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    If you have not tried it I strongly recommend you go! I am hooked on their short ribs. But everything I have had there is delicious. Cocktails are great and generous. Service is good but not invasive. My friends and I had a great time on Friday. Yumm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Robert Price is the best
    RayOnBay
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Robert Price is an imaginative and engaging chef/owner. His menus at all of his venues (Bungalow 44, Buckeye and Bar Bocce) are creative without being over-the-top fancy and "architectural", just emphasizing good, fresh ingredients and something for all tastes. In addition, his easy going willingness to visit the dining room and patrons demonstrate his ability to manage a large staff in 3 locations without getting tense or flustered adds to the friendly ambiance at all locations. His truffle fries are legendary and can serve as a great shared starter for the table while perusing the menu and wine list. A recent addition of $1 oysters every day from 5 to 6 is also a great way to start an early dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mvdiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was tasty but over salted. Our waitress was pleasant but the hostess was indifferent at best. She tried to seat our party of four at a table that barely held four bread plates comfortably. We had to beg bread halfway through our meal when we realized they were being delivered to other tables. Overall we couldn't wait to leave and opted to have our dessert at the ice cream place across the street.
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  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is our third time eating here and it was again very good. The desserts are to die for and the ribs are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Caught an Off Night
    DiningDuoVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We are regulars at Bungalow 44. We have had some excellent meals there and the service is usually spot on. Unfortunately, my wife's ahi tuna came raw, the blue rice cake was burnt and the spinach was way to salty. The waitress was rather annoyed that we sent the food back, brought out a new plate of food and walked away. The owner, Peter, never came by to apologize for the problem. Additionally, we mentioned to Peter, when we came in, that my birthday was the day before and my wife's birthday was that day. Normally, the owner would send "something" over for dessert to acknowledge a "regular's" birthday. We just caught an "off night". We will give them another try later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happydiner
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Very interesting menu, healthy options galore, lovely cozy interior. Fairly casual, yet very stylish. Can't wait to visit again and try something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate