Bungalow

4.7
2106 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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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wheretodine
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wow the Bungalow has really gone down hill sadly! I noticed that it had all times available for reservations when everyone was completely full and now i see why. Staff seems really unhappy and grumpy - some of the ambiance is really nice and some of the areas are really unappealing. They seem to have maxed every space possible out for seating but yet they are not full. I actually went home and looked up on line to see if they had new owners because it was so disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Each of our dinners was prepared perfectly. Service was great. We’re looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Thanksgiving dinner 😊😊

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LeslieP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time, we went for Thanksgiving Dinner it was excellent!

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vipWilliamS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Got sat in the bar with the family after waiting 30 minutes after our reservation time. Wouldn't care usually, but a bar on Thanksgiving when a reservation for 5:45pm didn't feel festive. Food was great other than dessert, which was below average.

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Craig
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We did Thanksgiving here last year and it was excellent so we wanted to do it again this year. First problem is the tent we were seated in, there are a lot of soft spots in the floor so every time someone walked past our table our seats and table bounced, it was very annoying and uncomfortable. We did say something but it was obvious there were no options to fix the problem.

Next I ordered my filet medium and it came well done, not a bit of pink inside. I would have said something but I didn’t want to prolong the seating situation. Then as we were eating our desert a new group was seated next to us and very quickly offered bread then we realized we had never been offered bread even though we did have bread plates.

Our server was friendly and service was quick. I know The Bungalow is an excellent restaurant and we will return (but won’t sit in that tent again) this just wasn’t the best experience for Thanksgiving.

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HARD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Charing $18 for a draft beer is a little steep, $30 for a half bottle of wine also steep. For as many people as they were handling on Thanksgiving, they did the best they could. I have had a few Thanksgivings at Bungalow, quality and service slipped a little, but likely a sign of the pandemic.

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vipRendiH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bungalow is a favorite and special place for my husband and I. The staff is friendly, efficient and always helpful. Food is great and consistent in excellent quality . It’s been Wonderful place for our many birthdays, Father’s Day and most recently thanksgiving celebrations ! Thank you to all who make Bungalow an amazing and inviting place to be.

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vipPamG
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. The cocktails are amazing! The wine life is amazing. The service is amazing. We love Sierra so much. One of our favorite places to go.

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vipTMac
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving dinner at Bungalow was excellent. Although offering a limited fixed menu, there were ample choices providing a nice variety of selections. We, my wife and I, enjoyed the combination, Prime Rib and Turkey Breast with accompaniments, an appetizer and dessert. The quality of the food, outstanding and friendly service, and attention to detail made for a most enjoyable holiday dining experience. We will make it a point to visit Bungalow again during our frequent trips to SoCal. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Thanksgiving day , we made the hour drive only to sit in a white canvas tent ( unknown to us), my families meal was 5 star, mine? Well the first plate brought to me looked good but was not the correct order, when my correct was brought out to me I just stared at it and said thank you. I had seen other guests with Prime Rib cut at least 3/4”-1” slab, mine however looked like a slice of thin lunch meat 1/4” was the thickest part) for a sandwich. Very dissatisfied to say the least, this was a well known restaurant with a very good reputation and we have wanted to try it for a few years. On the positive our service was outstanding as well as the Lobster Bisque and deserts, maybe holidays are not there specialty and I’ll have to give them a try on a regular day.

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vipLenny
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Cathy
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE decided this was the BEST THANKSGIVING EVER! The food was delicious. The service outstanding. Shawn especially made my dad feel wonderful. Everything was impeccable and we appreciate it. We will be back next Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent thanksgiving prefix menu and highly recommended

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PamieP1
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and everything was great!

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vipJudy
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I love the Bungalow, but I was disappointed last night. I reserved the Patio because my friend is very high risk for getting COVID. When we arrived there was a party in the patio which was fine but the Bungalow did not contact me ahead of time to tell me. They seated us in a room adjacent to the patio which was fine because we were in the room alone. I just wish they would have advised me ahead of time.

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JaniceR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GreT server wonderful good made for great Birthday celebration

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vipCynthiaH
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. Entrees of swordfish and ahi tuna salad were tasty but not remarkable. Ahi salad dressing was strong flavored. Pumpkin cheesecake was the best. Restaurant needs an update. It’s a bit tired looking.

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NeilM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We have been to the Bungalow many times in the past and this was our 1st visit sine the Pandemic. I could not believe how small the table was for two and how crowded it was for food, etc. We asked for a larger table but they said they were holding them for others, yet by the time we finished there were still larger tables available. I thought my filet could have been better. One thing that I thought was annoying because the table was so small was I had continued to ask for things to be removed so it wasn't so crowded.

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JayR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening thing was outstanding from the incredibly professional waiter, I wish I had gotten his name, to every dish we ordered. The artichoke was done beautifully, the lobster bisque was rich and wonderful. My steak was SLIGHTLY overdone - still delicious. We will be back often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to the Bungalow since pre-Covid. I always enjoyed it, but this evening was superb!
We were seated in a booth which we requested & from that moment on, everything about the evening was perfect!
The service was excellent, very attentive but not overbearing. The cocktails were perfect & the food was incredibly delicious! I ordered the halibut on risotto & I can honestly say it was the best halibut dish I have ever had. The others at the table felt the same about what they ordered. I can't wait to go back!

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Jenny
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Both food and cocktails were wildly disappointing. Cocktails were not great - way too sweet or just too much going on. The filet mignon was just OK. The chicken salad I got was decent, but I wouldn't order it again for $22. At least the bread rolls were decent. Not sure why this place is so popular (maybe just a local haunt?) -- I won't be back.

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vipCliffH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I have been a somewhat regular diner at this restaurant in the past - but have not been back for a couple of years. The quality of the food was extremely disappointing and nowhere near the standard I was accustomed to in the past.

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vipCDM44
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait for our requested booth 15 mins, not long. My chilean seabass was so good. Great friendly receptionist and waiter. Everything was top notch.

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vipOmnivore
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent dinner at The Bungalow. We ate in the tent in back and opened both “windows” next to our table. We had the spicy calamari, split a goat cheese salad and shared the chateaubriand with bearnaise, plus potato gratin and grilled asparagus. The presentation was lovely and everything tasted delicious. The meat was perfectly cooked. One of the highlights was having our favorite waiter again. Sean is friendly, professional and never misses a beat. He’s a real asset to The Bungalow. Even our little Bichonpoo loves to see him.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outdoor area (not part of the COVID-era parking lot seating). It is a custom outdoor patio with a fireplace and heaters. Our server (Caelyn) was fantastic - friendly, very knowledgeable and attentive. Food, as always, was amazing. Worth noting that my wife and I are keto and the Bungalow is great with allowing subs for carbs.

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vipBrandel404
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service outstanding. Samatha waitress helped make a meal an event.

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vipGregG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and outstanding service. Thank you!

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CeciS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and warm atmosphere....great service!!

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DianaG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Great service, wonderful atmosphere, and delicious food.

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AndrewD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time to The Bungalow. We were visiting for our anniversary and I thought this seemed like a good spot for a nice dinner. We were not disappointed! My wife very much enjoyed the halibut and my filet was wonderful. We are planning a return visit and will definitely head back to The Bungalow!!

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RoxanneD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Theo at the bar was outstanding! He suggested drinks for us and they were delicious!
The hostess sat us downstairs when I had requested to be seated in the main restaurant! It wasn’t the dinner vibe I had hoped for.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner with out of Town guests.

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vipToughguy
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob and Roberto .....THE BEST

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AndreaW
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 2 year anniversary and had a wonderful time. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. They treated us to a chocolate dessert that was fantastic. A wonderful place to go for a special occasion.

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JTrah
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Amiable, knowledgeable servers, delectable food. Wine prices were surprisingly reasonable, food was a bit pricy but delicious and nice portions.

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vipRendiH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands birthday- our experience was perfect!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to sit down and have a nice meal indoors and feel almost like we were back in 2019! Very attentive service staff and the food was really tasty with steaks perfectly done.

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thomass
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ribeye! Best since the last time there. Brought friends who raved about the chicken breast and prawn appetizers. Will definitely be back!

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Redgirl
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptionally good. Our waiter helped us make the perfect choices on wines, cocktails and food preparation

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Bungalow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 673-6585.

Bungalow is rated 4.7 stars by 2106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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