Bungalow

4.7
2158 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

First time I've ever had terrible service at this restaurant. Waitress was inattentive and spent more time chatting with co-workers than servicing her customers!

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StephanieStopani
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our waiter gave us below average service & the food was overpriced for the quality.

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StephenM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Waitress Ana was great, but the first waiter brought bread to a table not to far from me. They called him to state they didn't want bread. He turned around picked up the bread and brought the bread basket to my table. By setting it done, I gave him that are you serious look. He uncomfortably in a nonverbal quandary hesisted. I saved the moment and said "No Thank you on the Bread as well"
The owner and the waiters were asked to adjust the overhead heating a few times.
The price I paid for excellent tasting yet gray Steak Tartar, fair Australian Lobster and a fine Creme Brulee was outrageous. It was for a good cause.

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vipEllenS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food excellent service!

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Outstanding! The New York strip was Fantastic.

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BobW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always wanted to go im glad I finally got to go. It was amazing I will make it a point to go from now on when im in Newport food service Everything great

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vipDiner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome. Will definitely be coming back. Great martini.

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vipSandiH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks. Can be loud inside but back patio is good when weather permits. Try it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s
It is always a great night out. Food is excellent, wait staff is excellent and Eric at the bar is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious dinner as always! Thank you for making our date nights so special!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place.

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jeanettez
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time, amazing service. Will go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

They crammed us on the back patio, even though many open tables on the patio to seat us at - but they made it a tight tight squeeze for 6. The waitress took 20 minutes to greet us, she then took 15 minutes to bring drinks and only brought one, waited a few more minutes and she brought back the others and one was incorrect - she took it back to get the right one and it was again wrong. Finally went to the bartender on own to get correct drink. She didn’t take our order after asking several times, we finally spotted the manager and he took our orders and was very pleasant. Overall I don’t think I would visit again for the lack of service and the horrible table that was stuck too close to another party where you couldn’t back up or get out if needed. I used to frequent this restaurant and it was one of my favorites. The food wasn’t up to its usual par either which was always usually “excellent”. I was so disappointed to spend a lot of money and not get what was expected. Very disappointing experience unfortunately & I’ve taken them off of my list of restaurants to visit again the future.

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vipIgorR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding, but sitting next to a large loud party made it slightly less enjoyable. Also, there's %% charged for a credit card usage, which you learn about when they bring your card back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food

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vipKristinR
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant ... for special occasions or just a dinner out. Never disappoints!

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GregB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was atrocious. Server spilled wine on our table three times.
Twice , Then changed the table cloth, then afain after changing the table cloth. We mentioned to manager and then same server came back to table and gave us smile eye for complaining

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Christmas Eve dinner! We had the best time. The food was amazing. Bungalow never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance was excellent, service was bland…..this is the exception.

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SarahB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Christmas Eve dinner, we called twice to confirm
and see if possible to sit inside as it was a cold night, but were never told it was a fixed menu. Waiter seemed to forget about us sometimes and cutlery dirty. With one martini each the night was near $600 for 4 of us and not worth it.

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TerryJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy to have good service when there is a shortage of staff at most restaurants. Thank you!

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vipAlanL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bungalow for the experience of being served goose at Christmas time, as in Dickens' story. Neither of us had ever had goose before. It was served with lingonberries and Yukon potatoes and it was delicious. We also split an ahi salad, which was delicious as well. We each had a glass of merlot, which went very well with our meal. The service was excellent and we were able to have a nice conversation and enjoy a memorable meal. If they serve that meal again at Christmas time next year, we will be back for it. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon on Christmas Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve lunch

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vipBrenPhil
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing.

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Matt
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bungalow is always exceeding expectations...the food, drinks and staff make a great experience each time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our server Bobby was great too! Only thing I wouldn’t recommend was the Mac and cheese, it was meh. The calamari and short rib ravioli were both amazing! Filet was great!

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DavidW
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A MOST INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. SUCH GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE. NEED I SAY MORE?

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PatriciaR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dining at Bungalow is first class! We always love the food and especially the amazing service! Old school elegance at its best!

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vipBeefeater
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Steaks were perfect. Service excellent and their outdoor dining arrangement was stress free with good heaters with great ventilation and open air. Staff was all masked as well.

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vipJenM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything we expect when we go except food temp
But they have enough credits built up for us to chalk it up as good instead of excellence
Service and ambiance were a 10

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KarenP
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad to the Bungalow for his birthday. This is now his new favorite restaurant. Everything was top-notch. The service, attentive and respectful. They accommodated a special request for a side. The food was well prepared and displayed. The portions are larger than expected, so no need to order a side if you also have a starter. Cannot recommend this place enough.

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LOUIE
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food an service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We came in for a birthday and were seated in a very small enclosed area which I wish I had known ahead of time, I would have eaten elsewhere. It did not feel very festive in that room and was quite busy with servers coming up and down the stairs. The wedge salad had way too muchSalad dressing and the food was salty. Our server was excellent and considerate which is why I rated her as outstanding.

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JeremyC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server brought us bill and then credit bill for $70 more.

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Ginio
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Very festive with excellent cocktails, food, and service.

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vipMaryT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the “Ritzy” Holiday luncheon at Bungalow. Service was excellent, and food was delicious. We didn’t order all of the “Ritzy” items, but did enjoy the Ritz egg for appetizer. Two of us got the French Dip sandwich, which was seriously one of the best we’ve ever had! Highly recommend. Calamari was also a hit at our table. Will definitely come back for the lunch before it’s over for the season. Waitress was outstanding, very friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas time. Great friendly service!

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GreatMealExperience
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salmon and the Chillean sea bass and the food was excellent. Our server was friendly, attentive (but not overly so) and we just loved the evening. Excellent selection of wines - we thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening. Thank you!

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SusanG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, great service. Definitely on the expensive side but nice for special occasions.

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Excellent
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great evening. Date night with the wife. A nice menu of specialty cocktails that were fun and tasty. Very nice wine list. Had the New York strip; it was cooked perfectly. It was accompanied by a very tasty gratin and I also had the creamed corn. It didn’t look like normal creamed corn but it was delicious. The wife had sea bass and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was spot-on. Sarah, our waitress, was pleasant, attentive and helpful. Overall a perfect night.

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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 2158 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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