Bungalow
Bungalow

Bungalow

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thebungalowrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9496736585
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tracey Harter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have The English Garden surrounding the stone fireplace. This accomodates parties up to fifty people. We also have The Library which accomodates up to 33 people. The two areas are adjacent to each other and can accomodate 80 people total. The bungalow also will make the entire restaurant available which has a negotiated price.
  • Private Party Contact: David Hall 9496736585
  • Entertainment: There is no hired entertainment but the bar crowd is full of colorful clientele.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Macarthur
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bungalow
Nestled in the heart of Corona Del Mar lies the Bungalow. This charming Craftsman style restaurant is minutes from the heart of Newport Beach's premier business and shopping center, Fasion Island, yet it feels miles apart. Rich tones, dark woods, and private booths have made The Bungalow a dining favorite for residents and visitors alike, known for serving PRIME steaks, excellent seafood and magnificent martinis. We also feature an award winning wine list and proudly pour over twenty premium wines by the glass and over 220 premium bottled wines from our wine cellar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Bungalow reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (34)romantic (26)great for outdoor dining (22)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (18)great for lunch (16)hot spot (16)good for groups (13)late-night find (8)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great Staff
    FoodIELOVeVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had an 8:30 res on a Sunday & could tell they had wanted to close early - BUT Paul turned all around & was wonderful! Good was a bit salty, but very enjoyable - I will return to see if it is great again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmggood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food continues to disappoint , fish and chips were over done bit embarrassing as had out of town guests. Just ok, service is always good bit tight but great location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Once again we had a great meal here. The steaks are superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always phenominal
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is our go-to when we're in town, with all of our best friends and top clients. The food and the service, often overlooked elsewhere, are always top shelf. You can feel the passion in what they're doing from the bartenders, servers, and hostesses to all levels of management and even the Valet staff. Kudos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summertime at Bungalow
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love this restaurant & my husband loves their Moscow Mule cocktails. In summer you can request seating on the outdoor patio in back. No views, sadly (it's next to the parking) but it has a nice ambience, and they do special Weds night barbecues on the patio. I gave the food only 4 stars because they added salt to my steak - I'd asked for no added salt. Also, the peppercorn sauce was much too salty, and not peppery enough. Their recipe needs a bit of work. But the steak was superb, and they had escolar fish on the menu, which is hard to find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first time dining at Bungalow and so we decided to try it based on all of the great reviews. I am very picky about my seafood and so I as able to order my fresh Alaskan salmon exactly the way I wanted it prepared....simply grilled with vegetables on the side. Very fresh and healthy. My husband ordered the NY steak and although it wasn't perfect, the staff went out of their way to make sure he was 100% happy with his meal. The manager also came over to make sure we were happy with our dining experience and I have to say that it exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Old New
    Chestnut
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This mainstay restaurant has stayed true to its roots-straight forward, well prepared, traditional American food. Good service and dependable steaks, fish and appetizers make this a great place to visit, revisit and take friends. Never out of fashion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Filet is yummy. Everything is very good. Nice cozy warm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Corona Del Mar Gem
    CJStavertVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    First experience here, even though I have heard about it and driven by it for years. Great find. Very good menu and preparation, and excellent service - highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful surprise
    peddyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A local recommended this restaurant, and it was our favorite of summer travels in Newport Beach this summer. Great ambiance, delicious food, excellent service, and reasonably priced for what you get. Everyone in the restaurant looks like they are having a great time. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be a repete performance
    tgapwoo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service. Dishes were top notch. We had the halibut special and the flatiron Oscar. Both were excellent. The beet appitizerer was great. Loved the bread too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak
    Coach
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have been to the Bungalow many times because it is always consistent. The speaks and seafood are always great and the service is excellent. It is a great place to take a special person or a customer. I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Evening
    islandgirl
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had friends visiting from Los Angeles and we were celebrating his 60th birthday so the restaurant needed to be a very special place. It was perfect. I made the reservation for 7:00 pm and we pulled up to the Valet, went inside and within minutes we were seated. Summer time is so beautiful in Newport Beach that I asked for a table outside. The ambience for outside dining was very unique, fireplace (even though we didn't need it) barbeque and chef set was a nice touch. The waitress came over and took our drink order. My guest didn't realize that the Bungalow was known for their delicious martini's. So we order our drinks, looked over the extensive menu. There was something for everyone. I had the Swordfish which is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    GreatDateSpotVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Happy they are now open for lunch! There were four of us and we were very pleased with the food, service, and ambiance. I highly recommend the fish tacos for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and stellar ambience
    Niteout23
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The only reason it gets 4 stars is the cocktails were a bit disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My first time to visit this establishment. Every one from the hostess to the waitress to the food server were wonderful. The food was excellent. I'm not a seafood eater. I ordered the swordfish and I will definitely do it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of the finest steakhouses I have been to. Food was delicious. Only disappointment is no crafted non-alcoholic drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Old school charm, experienced and knowledgeable servers, nice wine by the glass list, very well prepared food. Hard to go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Excellent, crave-able food. Our server Paul was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We went for our anniversary and had a great time. Service was great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Waiters
    Ollie22
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The Bungalow is in my top list of local restaurants for all important reasons but I love how professional the wait staff is. They take pride in their craft and they must love their job because of their length of service with the Bungalow. Plus it does not hurt they are easy on the eye and can double for bouncers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just perfect
    DharperVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for Father's Day. Got the table requested, service was impeccable, food awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy
    Thankful
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    For the first time, I was not impressed with the food. I also thought the prices were high. My surf and turf cost $98! That would be okay if it were bland.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still love The Bungalow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have been here 3 or 4 times before, and came here for my husband's dinner. The service was excellent and the food was great, too. The menu had some items we recognized, and many new ones, which we tried. Flat iron steak with crab, asparagus and a Bearnaise sauce and blackened salmon with goat cheese mashed potatoes, avocado relish and a an extraordinary sauce. Plus a dessert for his birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST RESTAURANT IN ORANGE COUNTY
    LANEY
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    THE BUNGALOW IS WITH OUT A DOUBT THE BEST RESTAURANT IN ORANGE COUNTY. THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING AND THE PORTIONS ARE MOST GENEROUS. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST MARTINI BAR IN TOWN! EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF AND THE SERVICE IS IMPECCABLE. PERFECT FOR A DATE OR A SPECIAL FAMILY OCCASION, QUAINT AND ROMANTIC. JUST LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annebone
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nice back patio setting. Very attentive staff and responsive. Food was pricey but tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 602 reviews are from the Bungalow reviews archive.
  • Excellent as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love the Bungalow, it is always a great experience! the Steaks are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner at the Bungalow!!
    GolfgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had dinner on Friday night, very good service, nice wine list and overall a very nice dinner. The grilled artichoke was really good as was the halibut entree. We will definitely be back as it was an enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rack of Lamb
    Finediningtodives
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The Rack of Lamb was not only excellent but plentiful. Usually, you get a small cut, but this was enough for grown men. The potatoes and reduction was some of the best I have every had. Its a great dining atmosphere. Oh, I forgot to mention the salad. The salad was the house and it had two shrimp on top with fresh berries. I was not disappointed by anything related to food. However, it was a little noisier than anticipated and a little challenging to do business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Dinner!
    FoodSmiles
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were in the area vacationing from Canada and decided to try out Bungalow to celebrate our anniversary. We both left saying to each other that it was one of the best dinners we have ever had. Our entrees were ahi tuna and steak and both did not disappoint. It was a fantastic meal with great wine and a great atmosphere, small but intimate and comfortable. Definitely would recommend to other travelers for a special night out. Locals are lucky to have this gem in their neighborhood. Oh and Bungalow took note of our anniversary celebration from the reservation and gave us a special dessert on the house - nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Restaurant was a little quiet for a Wednesday evening but was perfect. Service was outstanding and the steaks (fillets) were cooked to perfection. Outstanding wine list. I eat here every time I make it to town on business.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    Fortu
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The service was terrific, our food divine. Always a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Coach
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took friends from out of town and they said it was the best steak and best service that they had ever had. Always one of my favorites to take friends, customers, and family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Easy parking with valet. Table was a half circle booth, and set for four people. We had 3 and it was tight. Four would be uncomfortable. It would be a better table for a romantic dinner for 2. The food was very good, I had the sea bass and it was tender and delicious. The others had steak and ahi and their meals were also good. The total with a cocktail and glass of wine, dinner and coffee was $300 with tip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    From the start .the experience was terrible .the hostess sat us on a little table facing the intersection .during the entire dinner , I could barely see my wife face because of the glare and I felt I was sitting in the middle of traffic . We asked the hostess for a both but she said the booth were for bigger parties .when we left 2 Booth were still empty .the food was terrible .fish n chips is easy to make .your is the kind out of a box from Sysco or restaurant depot .my steak was either pre-cooked or reheated. Flat iron is juicy . This was a shoe sole on on top of bland tasteless potatoes .no bearnaise anywhere .$90 for a lousy table , lousy service , horrible food
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bungalow 3xs the charm
    sfseminar
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Quaint restaurant but bar can be a bit loud. It worth it to wait for a booth. I did not care for the outside venue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Loud,crowded good time!My steak was perfect with all the extras. Cannot say enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bungalow experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    A very nice evening dining with friends. We were seated on time, server was very attentive, everyone enjoyed their meal. Blackened Samon was excellent, fresh and very flavorful. Always enjoy this venue with great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gmn
    Diner44
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Perfectly seasoned and prepared steaks and attentive service, lively atmosphere even on Wednesday night.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    Caldream13
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Enjoyed the food and wine. Have always had a good experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.