Bungalow

4.6
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$50 and over
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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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1501 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was OK but service was very good.

LL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, but 2 of us became ill. Our own faults though as we ordered and split the Steak Tartar. Called Manager next day and he apologized.

l
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Request your desired seating as you may end up downstairs which is never a great choice unless you have a party of 50.

That being said, the food was great and service was a 10. Just "note to self" next time.

e
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely location for a Christmas lunch with special friends! My Monte Cristo sandwich was divine!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

On balance a bit over priced given the overall experience. Not special enough to command premium price.

BA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the best martini in Orange County! We had the Sunday prime rib and it was perfect. Rack of lamb is also great. Get the creme brulee for desert.

G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. We had such a memorable evening. Our waiter, Bob, was truly outstanding. The entire staff was friendly and attentive. The food was superb. And it was quiet enough to have a wonderful conversation with my Sweetheart. This was my first time and I intend to return as well as recommend The Bungalow to everyone I know.

LZ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the main dining room. The booth was very comfortable for the three of us. There were a couple of large groups but it was still pretty quiet. Our waiter was outstanding. I had French onion soup and French dip sandwich combo. It was delicious! The others had the meatball soup and grilled cheese sandwich. Also hit a home run! Great pla

DL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

H
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. The ambiance was very relaxed and welcoming and the noise level never reached above moderate even when all the tables filled up. That’s tough to find these days.

The service was outstanding and the food was very good. They even surprised me with their delicious butter cake for my birthday dessert. We will definitely be adding The Bungalow to our short list of favorite restaurants.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, again!

OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was excellent. Great Staff-Thank You Bungalow for giving us a nice Thanksgiving; even though it was very busy it could not have been better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Thanks giving

f
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was just delicious. Check-in and seating was very smooth - a big improvement over last year. And we all thought the food portions were larger. It was a very nice evening!

CA
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner tonight. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was superb and a good value

I
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real find. We were visiting Newport Beach for Thanksgiving . Dinner was excellent.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

F
Orange County
133 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We frequent Bungalow quite often. However, last night we were disappointed that our dinner seemed rushed. We did not come for dinner to be in and out in an hour. We felt that was odd at this restaurant. We did enjoy the salmon, crab special. The Seabass entree was also very good. When the bill arrived we were quite taken back by the restaurant’s new policy...a 3% charge for using any kind of credit card. I think that’s very tacky at a high end restaurant.

RC
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fun experience in downtown CDM. We sat in the rear patio area -- a nice spot that is quieter than inside. Enjoyed their artichoke, and French Onion Soup. the Baratta was fresh and good, but the tomatoes could have been better (like heirloom). Split the Veal chop which was delicious. All in all, a very pleasant experience. We'll be back.

SH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our waiter, whom I am sure has been there a long time as we have had him before has no personality
and is rather rude. The food took a long time to come and the manager came by to say that it would be there soon. My husband's fish was the special of the day and was like a tail and not good.
We have eaten there before and always like the food. My Seabass was delicious and the lamb chops were
good that my friend had. When asking for a glass of wine, the waiter did not even ask what kind and didn't even remember what kind of Sauvignon Blanc you had. He never asked my friend what kind of Pinot Noir that he would like. He just said he would bring a glass.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

One of the worst, overpriced meals I’ve had in quite some time.

L
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great -- we are planning our holiday party there too.

Lisa G.

OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food and Good Ambiance. We enjoyed the Bungalow for lunch and will try dinner next time.

KO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

$15 lunch special great value!

BC
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barney, our server, was excellent - extremely attentive, but never imposing. The food was excellent and we sat outside because the weather was just right. The traffic noise was noticeable, but not really bothersome... and the sun & breeze made it all worthwhile. Looking forward to returning to Bungalow soon.

j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Nice venue and good food. However, server brought us the wrong wine - didn't know the vineyard mattered! asked us to experiment with it and didn't offer to correct her error. Charged us for dessert that we didn't order. then took almost 15 minutes to correct it. not a good experience with her. Tainted the experience.

t
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Thank you Jim Walker

MS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit to The Bungalow. Each time it gets better and better. Food, drink and service is tops. You are treated like a friend in the neighborhood. It's become our favorite restaurant.

P
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Look out for the 3% credit card charge that they add to the bill which they don’t tell you until the bill comes!

G
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We ordered off the dinner menu as the lunch menu was too informal for our guests. The food was very good. However the bill for 4 was close to $200 which wasn’t unexpected but at this price level to charge a credit card service fee of 2 to 3 percent infuriated me

BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my birthday and decided to try a new restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our waitress was fantastic, the food delicious and ambiance great. We will definitely return.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My 50th Birthday.
They did nothing for me.
But that was not the problem.
The drinks arrived with salt, we did not order salt.
I asked her to change mine, she waited 15 minutes and brought me a new glass to pour it into. By then the drink was contaminated with the salt and no longer tasted as it should.
We ordered Mac & Cheese and Brussels Sprouts for sides, we are still waiting for them. I asked her if I could have the Sea Bass without the Soy, she came back to the table and said yes but the Sea Bass will taste and smell very fishy. Her words. So, do you think it’s fresh? Do you think they are preparing it right? I’m going to guess NO. Same with the Ahi. So, I agreed to the Swordfish, but said NO Asparagus please, I’ll have the Broccoli and Mac & Cheese.... It came with Asparagus and Broccoli only. My plate was decently sized and then my Better Half’s was evidently the Petite Dinner, which he did NOT order. We ordered the Warm Goat Salad, again, his barely had any goat cheese and mine had enough for our side of the restaurant. Loaded with dressing ... Probably to cover up the smell? J/K ... but that’s what I thought as I recalled her comment about the fish. Pretty sad experience. Never was asked if we wanted dessert.... I asked for a booth, they sat us in a 2 person table with people walking past us constantly and the waitress was either new or having a bad day, she couldn’t get anything right and she was barely around... Not worth it.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice meal. Management was very accommodating. Food was great. Restaurant shows pride of ownership. I will be back.

L
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Dinner and service were good until the end. We ordered short ribs, scallops, salmon and a New York. All meals were delicious as was the pear salad. The problems started when we ordered desert. We were told the featured cheesecake was plain with chocolate topping so we ordered it. What arrived was pumpkin cheesecake. Apparently they were out of the original and nobody knew it. Dessert was comped and we moved onto the check. The check included a 3.75% service fee that we weren’t told about ahead of time. We all thought that was in very bad taste. Just add it to your prices. Don’t sneak it in at the end and hope no one will notice. Not sure if we’ll be back

SM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise on all fronts. It was much better than I had anticipated. The bone in filet was excellent and the service was excellent. Also, very good wines by the glass but be ready to splurge.

TV
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was too pricey for what you get and food was cold.

DT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual atmosphere on the back patio. The food and service were perfect!

GG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just ok was hoping for better food. The patio is nice however the tables needed place mats or a tablecloth

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