Bungalow

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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vipHatLady
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was ce wonderful!!!! We started ce in the bar area high tops with cocktails. The corn chowder was awesome and the grilled Lamb Chips with mashed potatoes... wow!
The fish was incredible too

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DebraW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the Bungalow. The service was impeccable and the food was great. I had the sea bass and would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great!! The food was awesome!!

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CynthiaS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff! Food is always fabulous.

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johnl
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience as always. Salmon was not seasoned well. Lobster was exceptional. Service fantastic

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vipGeorgiaR
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good

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vipsusie
Orange County
124 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The corn chowder, rolls, and chocolate mousse were yummy. The lobster was very tender; but seemed pretty salty, as was the broccolini. I'll definitely go back, but order differently.

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vipBruceS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as it always is

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My filet was overcooked. Everything else was pretty good.

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legal1
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Over everything: overly cooked filet mignon, overly priced, and overly arrogant waiter who argued with me that my steak was not overly cooked.

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vipJohnS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great too. We had the corner booth and had a great time. The porterhouse steak was one of the best I've ever had.

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vipSueR
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love the staff and friendliness of all waiters and management. We felt the food was good but very expensive.

JK
vipJoeK
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was really good!

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vipCurtis
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Over a $600 bill 2 bottles of wine, server Ana was excellent, the insulting thing a service charge for using Amx of $17 fee
Ana was outstanding the manger not so
Not going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Unfortunately we had poor service this time

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vipliv2dine
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Table for 2 very small and crowed. If you request a larger table told they are reserved for large party.
Interesting a few do have only 2 sitting at larger booth. When you are spending $250 plus for dinner
for 2 and tipping 25% and valet fee you expect more. Food not consistent service depends on server.
we did hear another table complaining to Manager while we were there. We did ask for a booth at booking. I am sure we wont be missed. Manager's attitude could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Expensive. Food not great

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WesleyH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding, but the seating was to confined

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I don’t know if it was just the Valentines Day special but this was by far the most unsatisfying dining experience of my entire life. Mediocre, over-priced food with zero space to move. The tables were so close together I could hear 10 conversations going on at once. Very unhappy with my choice to dine here.

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vipalwayshungry
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A debacle from begging to end. Made a reservation through open table - only availability was 8:45pm - my bad I waited too late for Valentine’s Day reservation. Noticed several days later an 8pm opened up, called the restaurant directly to modify but was told the earlier time wasn’t available. So I hung up and modified the reservation on open table, didn’t make sense to me! Arrived 8pm and was immediately seated on the patio at a table for two. The small patio normally has great ambiance. However, this night the restaurant had squeezed in so many extra tables to accommodate the holiday that there was literally no room for a private conversation. Zero. The lights were too well lit removing any hopes of romance. Our first choice of wine was no longer available, which I can understand that happens sometimes. But come on. You know your restaurant is overbooked for Valentine’s Day, be prepared. We ordered from the prix fixe menu which had great variety. First course was fine, nothing special. The butternut squash ravioli tasted like Trader Joe’s, not bad but not amazing. Our dinners came out in good time but not what we ordered. Sent it back. 10 minutes later came again out with another server and still not what we ordered. 10 minutes later our correct meals arrived. To our dismay, the short ribs were bland and my lobster wasn’t worth the price. Dessert was super disappointing. We both ordered chocolate soufflé but when it arrived it definitely was unlike any soufflé I’ve ever had - it was cold chocolate in the bottom of a ramekin covered by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Weird. Maybe the soufflé didn’t rise??? Anyway, the waiter apologized, rightly so, even though I’m not sure if any of it was his fault. Service was just ok which is unjustly expected on Valentine’s Day. It’s too bad restaurants sacrifice quality and experience by overbooking.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Dinner with the wife. Good and service were great. We’ll be back for sure.

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vipbuddy
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a joke! So much for a Romantic evening on Valentines Day. Service was horrible! Waited over 30 minutes after ordering and no food. Server never explained why! All she said you don’t have you food yet, oh! Mgr. approached advising our order was lost and he would take care of it. No coffee or after dinner drinks offered with our deserts. Received the bill and we paid. No mgr. around! Server never ever apologize or explain the poor service! DO NOT RECOMMEND! Not worth the expense or time! Noise level was over the top! Two locals who will ever return!

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vipChippy
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really Fabulous for a Valentine date night dinner. The corn soup was the best! My husband had appetizer shrimp and it was huge. We had steak and lobster. Both very good. Desserts were good, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere and service.

JP
vipJayleneP
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I dine here regularly and it is great but this was a typical night out for Valentines Day... rushed and crowded with food being simplified for accommodating the crowds. Overall a nice evening and a very capable wait staff.

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LoriB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our Valentines dinner experience at The Bungalow!

LJ
LynJ
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean is the best waiter for 22 years and Kevin was very attentive as well. Great 3 course meal!

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vipFab2dine
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and staff friendly and attentive.

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jimc
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bungalow is the place to go for a consistently excellent meal. We visit at least once a week. The Calamari is so good and do not miss out on their Corn Chowder it is phenomenal.

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PatK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the Bungalow for lunch with out-of-town guests and it was superb. The food was excellent (including the appetizer salad and corn chowder soup), the service was fantastic, and the ambiance was very lovely. It was our first time to dine there and we will certainly return. Highly recommend the Bungalow.

DG
DebbieG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner on Monday evening. Were shown straight to a lovely booth. Our waiter asked us if we were celebrating anything so he could gage whether we wanted to take our time or be served quickly. Being from the UK we don’t like to be rushed so we appreciated this gesture. Drinks arrived and we asked for advice on wine list. Our waiter advised on a beautiful red that was not expensive, we were impressed as he could have pushed us towards a more expensive wine. I had the oysters followed by the fillet and my husband had calamari salad followed by fillet. We shared sides of sprouts and creamed corn. No room for dessert but can honestly say the food was some of the best we have ever had. It was not cheap but we believe you only get what you pay for. The food, drinks and ambiance were fabulous and the service (think his name was Chris) was outstanding! We will definitely go back when we return to the area.

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DiningFan
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Bungalow was a real treat.
Three of us friends came to celebrate a birthday and we had a wonderful time.
The BEST part of our experience was our delightful server who took very good care of us.
My dining companions LOVED their meals.
My meal was delicious, but lacked a special something... I had the Cobb Salad (lunch). The salad was adequate, but lacking in substance and, quite frankly, mostly lettuce with the usual Cobb Salad pieces scattered around. It really didn't deserve to the $17 price tag.
Above all, I must reiterate that the service was exceptional, AND the manager (?) came around a couple of times to ask if everything was alright.
And everything really WAS alright.
Our server brought us a special birthday dessert of vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate. YUM!

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JohnZ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Bungalow was even better than I thought it was going to be. I will be taking my wife back again next month.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the spinach goat cheese salad & the Chilean sea bass entree. Don't forget to start with the grilled artichoke!!

TC
TomC
Detroit
2 reviews