The Restraunt Smell
The food and service were excellent as usual. We brought friends from out of town and as soon as we walked in the door the bad smell almost made us walk out. I was embarrassed because we told our friends how nice the restraunt was. The smell was a combination of bad fish and some type of cleaning solution. We have been there at least 10 times and never experiened a problem like that. Again the food and service were excellent , but the smell was terrible.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can say it was a wonderful experience to be there
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Bungalow alway a favorite.
We always choose the Bungalow for a special occasion or just a delicious romantic dinner for 2. The food is always great and the service friendly and excellent. If the restaurant is booked we grab dinner in the bar.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this little gem. One of the best ceasar salads I have had. The martinis are excellent and the steaks are cooked to perfection. I have dined indoors and on the patio, enjoyed both. Very fun little bar scene with a good happy hour but don't spoil the main event because dinner is excellent. Great service too.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Surf and Turf
My wife and I love the Bungalow. The service is always spot on and the food is fresh and delicious. The portions are such that one can order lobster, the other a filet and you can both be filled with surf and turf... It's really the best steak and lobster around!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is Tasty...Neighborhood Spot
Food is good to excellent but service and drinks waiver from ok to really good. This is based off of 6-12 visits per year for over 4 years.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local gem
Friendly, thoughtful service, and well prepared food.
The French onion soup is an exquisite meal in itself.
A welcome, neighborhood escape for locals from the tourist invasion.
Go for an early, leisurely dinner.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Corona Del Mar Favorite
We love Bungalow for its casual-sophisticate style, great food & cocktails, and terrific serving staff. Last night, we hogged our table, conversing until very late - and no complaints from anyone. Their CDM versions of the Moscow Mule cocktail arrive in special chilled copper mugs, and we enjoyed savory indulgences: the truffle mac & cheese, the rich French onion soup. I only wish they didn't serve the steak atop the spinach & potatoes. Stacking basic foods like this is an affectation; I want my spinach to taste like spinach, not beef. But their meats, fish and veggies are all great. Only the dessert options could use more imagination. Too many rich desserts offered after mostly rich meals. But we'll be back!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a fabulous experience
Well managed, clean, and inviting. The food and service are always phenominal. We take our top clients here regularly as a showcase of CDM dining.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We're coming back!
The booth we had for our dinner was outstanding. Very good food as always, and great service.
7/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been dining at Bungalow
I have been dining at Bungalow for 13 years and always enjoyed the food and experience. Only once I had a plate of scallops that I had to send back to cook longer. They have a really good special wine list other than the usual list.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had another wonderful meal and our party was impressed with the attentive service. The prawn cocktail was excellent and the lamb lollipop small plate was very good., the filet mignon was excellent. Our server, Sean, was very helpful with suggestions and accommodating my food allergy (wine)
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding as Usual
They were out of the halibut, which is my favorite. Instead I got the Sea Bass and it was the best I ever had.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have not been to Bungalow for a while and were able to get last minute reservations. The food was good - not as great as I had remembered but it was a nice place for my husband and me to catch up on our week.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love everything about the
We love everything about the bungalow.. Always an enjoyable experience
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food , Service and Ambience
Food , Service and Ambience are awesome. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The Special cocktails were a special treat! Our group had everything from fish to chops to salad and it was all fantastic. Our s was a special occasion and the people at the Bungalow made it even more special. The atmosphere was great and the noise level quite acceptable. This is a great place for a special occasion for 8 or more and equally fun for a quiet dinner for 2.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
very nice dinner
My wife and I were recommended to try Bungalow and we very much enjoyed the experience. It was early when we went to eat and the place was quiet and the serves was what we wanted. Good food selections and good steaks. We loved our meal and our experience.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the Bungalow!
Just spent 10 days in CDM and ate in almost all the restaurants at least once. The best food, by far, was at the Bungalow. Best New York strip steak I have ever had. Companions had filet mignon and sea bass. Both were excellent! Great service. Attentive but not annoying. Pricey but worth every cent. Don't miss this place!
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant!! Consistently
Love this restaurant!! Consistently great food. Lovely receptionist with nice customer service
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely the best Chilean
Absolutely the best Chilean sea bass that I've ever had!!! And a great value considering the price of sea bass these days!!
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Celebration Spot
We really enjoyed celebrating my friend's birthday at Bungalow. The cocktail list is imaginative, the atmosphere is festive, and the menu is large & varied. My only complaint was that my chicken was a bit burned, but other than that, everything was really good.
9/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Local dining pleasure...
A fantastic dining experience and one our two girls just loved...
catering for all ages. Cosy and thoroughly enjoyable...with great food...
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Stags' Leap wine tasting dinner
We had a great time at the Stags' Leap wine tasting dinner. The food and the wine were delicious, and the service was first class.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another great night at Bungalow!
We usually eat at Mastro's so we were very happy to find an alternative. Great food, great ambiance and great service! Can't wait to go back!!
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice little find
Nice little find with great food. The menu had something for everyone and it wasn't so loud we couldn't talk. The negatives were it was to expensive especially the glasses of wine. Also the waitress interrupted several times and the bus boy took plates away before we were finished. We would definitely go back and recommend but only for special occasions due to the cost.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall pretty good experience,
Overall pretty good experience, the food was incredible. Service was pretty good, although seeing our waiter rush out of the restaurant as soon as we had paid the bill explained why he seemed a bit rushed.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bungalow was a good recommendation
Bungalow was a good recommendation from some locals in Corona del Mar. Good drinks, a varied menu, after a very nice welocme from the hostess. wiorth a visit to be sure, and parking is easy.
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
In Newport ,CA area I think the Bungalow stands out as a moderately priced yet top shelf establishment. I've dined at the more expensive restaurants and paid double for apparently no good reason. If you want decent, well prepared steak or seafood, friendly atmosphere I suggest you give it a shot.
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
So we finally tried out this place for our anniversary... its one of those places we have passed by for years and yet never tried even though we are locals. I ordered the Filet Mignon burger -- HIGHLY recommend. The grilled onions were awesome and the meat was prepared perfectly. Surprisingly, I even loved the sweet potato fries that came with it! My husband ordered the shortribs. They were very good, but nothing in comparison to the FM burger.
The restaurant has a fantastic cocktail / wine menu. Service was ok -- our waiter was not too friendly, but not unfriendly. The restaurant overall is kind of loud as the bar is attached to the dining area. Seems like a great place to grab drinks after work and watch a game.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
French Onion Soup is 5 stars
Skip the corn chowder and go straight to French onion! Fish and Chips are very good. Blackened salmon delicious...enjoy! Outstanding service!
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
"I'll be back...."
Like many other reviewers, I too, passed by the Bungalow on my way elsewhere, and am I delighted to have dined there wth another couple celebrating our birthdays. WONDERFUL! My hangar steak oscar was superb, and their pork chop sung! (not really....that would be something else...)
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Variety of entrees and combinable appetizers and soups enhance an evening for people of differing tastes and preferences. Competent staff and carefully prepared entrees.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Very Happy Birthday Party
This is my husband's favorite restaurant. Our first date was here, well over 14 years ago. We have come back for our respective birthdays, year after year, and must say that 14 years later - we have never been disapointed - this time was no exception.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great date night!
We stopped in for a weekly date night. We've tried the bungalow a while back and this time was way better! The manager, Diane was amazing! She made our pre-anniversary dinner spectacular! She went out of her way to take care of us and made us feel special and the night unforgettable. She was fully engaged with all of the guests in the restaurant, making sure everyone was taking care of. Our server was extremely helpful as well, but Diane was truly the person who made our experience a great one. The food was good too! Thank you Diane for a great date night!!
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Too close to the bar
Very loud drinkers in the bar which made the dining experience unpleasant.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bungalow Top Notch!
Great food and service for our first time visit...highly recommend! Only critique would be close proximity of the tables, especially in larger groups, which was a little distracting to a couple's quiet experience--not a game ender by any stretch.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is in a great
This restaurant is in a great location, and has consistently wonderful food, ambience, and service.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We go to the Bungalow occasionally and it is always great. The service and food are always great. David the manager is always there toake sure everything is taken care of.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, reliable service, quiet atmosphere for a special occasion. My wife and I were able to have a conversation while enjoying our dinner. Service was very good without interruptions.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Bungalow is excellent
My wife and I went to The Bungalow for our anniversary and our waitress , Linda, was wonderful. She really treated us nice. All the staff was friendly. The food was very good; we had an excellent lobster salad with heirloom tomatoes and avocado sauce - well worth the price. We split a very tasty rib-eye. I highly recommend The Bungalow.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Request a Booth
The dining room is tight, and you'll enjoy being out of the way. It will also be more quiet for concentrating on your own conversation!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual our meal at the Bungalow was outstanding. The service was outstanding and of course the steaks were cooked to perfection. Even with a mishap of a spilled drink, which was immediately cleaned up and our table set again for 4. Our evening was wonderful. We always return to the Bungalow because we know the steaks are perfect and the service outstanding.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place for special occasions. Everything is well done and tasteful. But it ain't cheap.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Newport and Corona del Mar have many fine restaurants. The Bungalow is in the top 5 for sure. A delightful mix of neighborhood charm and the best of fine dining. The staff feels like they couldn't think of anywhere else they would rather be. The food is inspired and delicious without being pretentious. A full menu that begs you to try new dishes, but is not overly complex or intimidating. We felt relaxed and comfortable and cannot wait to go back. While the bar is not the largest in Newport, the signature drinks offered at the Bungalow will excite anyone's palette. Whether it's a night out for dinner with friends ,a romantic special occasion or Thanksgiving dinner like we had, I will always pick the bungalow. We cannot wit to go back!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service have always been first rate. I had a filet and it was perfectly cooked. The servers were active in seeing if we needed any other services. The martinis are excellent. This is a special occasion restaurant for us and we have never been disappointed.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
They never disappoint.
Another great evening with friends in our favorite CDM restaurant.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
When visiting Newport Beach, we always try to have a dinner at the Bungalow. Last night, it was even better than we remembered.
We started with the ahi poke and the grilled artichoke appetizer, and both had their miso sea bass entree. The poke was as good as anything we have had in Hawaii, and the artichoke was perfectly prepared without being oily. Loved the miso bass even though we had it without their beure blanc sauce. We will be back.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner After holiday walk
Had reservation. Was seated promptly. Service was good without being intrusive. Had special dietary needs which were handled with care. Great experience.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were very accommodating, the service was about the best I've had anywhere. They overcooked my lamb, but then deducted it from the bill when I declined to send it back. The rest of the food was amazing. Overall great experience. I will be back.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steak & Martinis
This is where we go for a great steak and a good martini!
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM