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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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IH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Was not as good as it usually is. Sauces peppercorn as well as bearnaise were not good. Ordered New York Strip rare+ came our medium. Was sent back and re done. Service was excellent. Onion soup and caesar salad were excellent. Pork chop, filet and sea bass were also excellent. Desert was also excellent.

CG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Bungalow. The food is always delicious and served perfectly. We were actually late due to a Lyft issue, and they were still able to seat us in a booth as requested.

VT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve always wanted to take them up on their advertised “steak and martini.” The NY strip was wonderfully cooked, though found a little gristle, which my dog enjoyed. The martini was big and dreamy.

BA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lobster bisque I've eaten in a long time! The same goes for the Chopin vodka martinis. It's grest going to a restaurant for adults for a change.

R
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is outstanding and so was the meal. Will definitely return soon.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever from the valet to our server. Food was absolutely delicious

R
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place for great steaks and everything else. It is elegant without being stuffy. The staff is great, its quiet so we can actually hear our friends. Always great!!

F
Orange County
128 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had the Goat Cheese Salad, which was delicious. We also had the Salmon which is always great. The service was good as well. I think the prices are a bit high, however.

NC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Brought 2 different bottles of wine. Server opened them both and poured the first into 3 glasses and it was almost empty. Since we had 5 people drinking wine this certainly wasn’t ideal. One dish was too spicy and the server said it is described that way in the menu. A check of the menu showed that wasn’t the case. Then he said it is known that spaghettini is a spicy dish. Spaghettini is just thin spaghetti. Wrong again and I don’t understand the inclination to try and prove the customer wrong to avoid fault. In fairness, he did comp the dish but by that time the damage was done. Otherwise the food was ok but nothing special. Feel like this place used to be a lot better.

PM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t dined at The Bungalow in so long...it did not disappoint! Lobster Spaghettini was so good and the Filet Mignon cooked to perfection.

FW
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attentive care and excellent food, great place to dine with friends.

K
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. We love the salmon dish, and the halibut special was divine. If you order the lobster tail, ask for a different side, as the fingerling potatoes are really bland. My husband had the lobster with potatoes last night. We always forget about asking for a different side and are disappointed by the plain potatoes. That's seriously the only food we don't like at the Bungalow. Everything is is fabulous!

CC
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I have long patronized this restaurant. Food was very average, but very disappointed in service. My friends and I dressed, look well and tip well.
Five minutes after I paid our bill, the waiter returned several times to ask us ridiculous questions. Waiter was very inexperienced and rushed me and my guests out of a less than a full restaurant. You have lost my business.

CB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Bungalow for lunch last week. They had a lunch menu for $15. I got the fish tacos and they were very good. It also came with a salad and drink. My husband got the corn chowder and a salad which he said was good. The servers were very attentive. Nice atmosphere. Not far from Fashion Island.
Yes, I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

FV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch, and the specials are a great value. Food is always well prepared, fresh, served promptly. Excellent service and ambiance. Inside is very intimate and cozy. The patio on PCH can be a bit loud from traffic. Overall a very nice place, good value, great food and service.

RA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful birthday dinner celebration on a quiet Monday night in beautiful Corona Del Mar. The food and service were perfect. We enjoyed their Mon/Tue special of $50 for three courses. It was an outstanding value for a fabulous treat. The filet was lovely and the pork chop was over the top fantastic. The chocolate souflee was a perfect ending. Highly recommend!

RC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a $39 Prime Rib special on Sundays that includes a soup or salad. Dessert may be included for a modest additional cost. One of the best Prime Ribs I have ever had.

Our waitress, Maryl, was warm and friendly and our order came out with perfect timing. The manager stopped by for a nice chat and later gave us a tour of the banquet room.

The dining room is very laid back, but still elegant. Valet parking is easy. We will definitely be back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect birthday celebration! Chilean Sea Bass was flawless as usual!! Service was wonderful and patio was lovely!

O
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy everything about this restaurant. The food, atmosphere, servers are outstanding. It has become our "go to" place for family celebrations.

CA
New England
210 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were so impressed with our experience two weeks ago that we had dinner two nights in one week! Unfortunately, our return this week did t measure up. We enjoyed the food but ended the evening with the maitre d’ saying our local resort’s discount card did not apply to our meals, despite our noting it was happily accepted two weeks ago. He lost our planned repeat business and certainly our enthusiasm about Bungalow that would have been shared with friends and family. This was a bungled customer service moment—if in fact, the discount didn’t apply, giving us a courtesy discount with the message that it wouldn’t apply for future meals would have been the way to keep us as customers. We could have discussed the issue with our resort and seen it not as the restaurant’s problem. Instead, we left angry and won’t return because we had a. As experience. Food is good but there are many nice places in Newport and Laguna.

m
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bungalow is always great, but its current summer lunch, three items for $15, is outstanding. Great cuisine, fabulous service, lovely atmosphere.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to the Bungalow with family to celebrate my wife's birthday. As we anticipated, the food was superb, and the service was even better. You had just finished the remodeling of the outside patio, and it looked just beautiful. The service was extremely attentive and our server Linda was personable and very welcoming.

m
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! The steaks were amazing and perfectly done, the seafood platter was wonderful—the service was also great. Next time we are in the area we will be back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neither of us had ever been here before, but both have been to Newport 100’s of times. Dinner was amazing, started with the pear salad and then one of us got the bone in filet and the other got the miso sea bass. The filet was cooked perfectly and the sea bass melted it was so good. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to order anything else. I’ve been told this restaurant has been around for a long time but for me it was a first time and I’ll definitely be back!

HL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful service

JN
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite of ours, and we are always thrilled with both the culinary quality and atmosphere of the Bungalow. This trip we had a bone-in rib eye and blackened salmon. We honestly couldn't decide which was better. We prefer to eat in the bar, which works out great because we are also late eaters. The service was wonderful.

c
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The entrees were great, but the dessert was really lacking. Overall a good experience.

OB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Visited with my wife, son and sister. We were greeted and seated right away. The restaurant has multiple dining rooms with different vibes. We were seated downstairs which was OK. Our server was attentive and had quite the sense of humor. She was fun. My sister and I had the Filet Mignon. My wife had the Sea Bass, and my son had the Short Rib. All of our food was good, but not remarkable. According to my wife and son, the Oysters were excellent. While we enjoyed our dining experience, it didn't compare to other options in the same price point.

CG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner. The food was amazing. We love the ambiance. Service is impeccable.

H
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

People at table near us were extremely loud and obnoxious. When asked by manager on duty to lower noise level they mocked my wife and used foul language. They ruined our experience and we felt restaurant management could have done much more. They apparently are regulars and management was fearful of alienating them. Our evening was ruined and we were offered nothing in return, not even a complimentary desert. Rather, we were made to feel we were at fault. We will not be back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Bungalow is a neighborhood restaurant for us, so we enjoy it as a go to.

MD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been on our "Must Go" list for years, whenever we visit Newport Beach. It will remain on that list! Service is always pleasant, the food is always good, and we look forward to the next visit.

GM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to spend my birthday dinner! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious! I’m coming back for date night next time! :)

CN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Martinis are always icy and generous. Steaks are delicious. Love this place!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and our server Bob were excellent. It was an enjoyable evening for the four of us.

LB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the downstairs dining room which has been beautifully redecorated. However, we were freezing the whole time sitting under the air duct. This took away from the comfort of our experience.

J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service by Sean was wonderful. It was a great evening with friends and Devine food!!!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service excellent. Noisy because of happy hour crowd. A little pricey. We will definitely return.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently excellent and our server Shaun provided outstanding service.

ND
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Bungalow exceeded expectations for a restaurant that has been a fixture for many years, but this was our first visit. We will be back.

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