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About Bungalow

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.

2441 E Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Macarthur

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 673-6585

Website:
http://thebungalowrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
There is no hired entertainment but the bar crowd is full of colorful clientele.

Executive Chef:
Tracey Harter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bungalow Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Business Meals (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Romantic (15)
Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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Hot Spot (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service and food were amazing!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

The Bungalow is our go-to special occasion restaurant. It never disappoints, the food & beverages are amazing! Truly my favorite local dining experience❤️

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food - miss glazed Chilean sea bass - scallops are excellent - you have to try their smoke dirty martini with bacon, blue cheese, jalapeno olives!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day - At first miffed because they had a limited menu with set 3 course dinner and they added tables. But all was very good. The menu choices were everything that we wanted and it wasn't overly crowded with tables. Everything was perfectly cooked and service perfect as always. They have the best lobster. Highly recommend the Bungalow (Corona Del Mar).

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

We’ve been to the Bungalow two Thanksgivings and it’s a favorite of ours. This time, the food was nothing special and it kind of felt like a Southwest Airlines cattle call with the number of tables for expected guests. We were seated downstairs amongst empty tables when there were much better tables available. When we left an hour later, many tables were still open that would have given my wife and I a better experience. The Bungalow is capable of better.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, one of our favorite restaurants.....anywhere. I could write a full page but instead I'll just suggest you go and experience for yourselves. Can't beat it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food. Not too loud for business dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I don't feel like it is as good a restaurant as it was ten years ago. We had not been back for about 4-5 years, and were excited to return. Was a little disappointed as it did not bring back the positive vibes that we remembered from our many dinners there in the past when we lived closer to the restaurant.

The place is very popular, and one of the biggest problems is it is so Noisy. The table next to us had such a boisterous man talking that it felt like he was at our table. It is more crowded now than it used to be with perhaps a couple more tables added.

If you want a fun crazy bar and restaurant vibe then its a great place to go. If you want a intimate, comfortable, personal, private vibe then it is definitely not the place to go.

Props though to a restaurant that has always maintained a loyal following thru the toughest times in the restaurant industry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and food was impeccable. Outstanding service the manager checked on us at least 3 times. The waiter was attentive and very personable. The food delicious. My husband had the special filet mignon on the bone so good. I chose the scallops with risotto, so fresh and good. The dessert was their house special butter cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis. We didn't leave a drop. I must say the only negative was that when we booked we did mention it was our anniversary and no one commented or said anything regarding our special occasion, did not offer any recognition of that fact.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great seafood and awesome salads.
It was our first time there, and we saw the owner( or mgr) greet some people (prob friends) at a few tables right next to us. It would have been really classy and nice for him to take a few seconds and just check to see how the other diners (like us ) were also doing. I just think when you go to a restaurant a simple gesture like that goes a long way on making a good and lasting impression.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ok I go here all the time for lunch. First time for dinner in a long time. Probably say I eat there twice a week. Booked this on Open Table for an early 6 pm table for 4. Got the worst 4 seat intersection to the dining room ever. Lady said you didn't request a booth. Oh oh. learning experience on Open table. Saw a table with those nice booths open and they said no its for one of our restaurant investors. Thank god we are there early at 6 there was a high top at the bar area for four. Ok Becky our server was first class. Our food was just ok. Cesar salad and Char risotto with shrimpy rice. Loved that Kevin manager said hey even bartenderdress Ally? said hey 50 feet from the bar. Loved the menu you do for Ritz week but not the Ritz egg. and your devotion to service and great employees. I will come back for lunch.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday. “””

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love, love, love this restaurant. A wee “bump” in that it would have even cozier in a booth.
My granddaughter loved her French Onion Soup!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a great server, so glad he is back. Fun evening, good food, excellent service. We will be back soon.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great meal, food, and service. Wife annoyed by loud Customer.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the Bungalow CDM. I've been coming here for years! Took my boyfriend for his 40th birthday and he loved it! We had the Filet Mignon and Seabass which were lovely and buttercake for dessert. Everything was divine and suggested by our server Tina who you should ask for specifically! She gave us fab suggestions, amazing service and clearly enjoys what she does for a living. The only downfall is a group of lawyers talking about an unsavory topic. That was the only minus but out of the control of the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Really good atmosphere. Good food and attentive service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great evening with family, enjoying conversation and restaurant week dining. Couldn't have made a better choice.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely dining experience all around, my friend and I had the sea bass and wild rice salad and my husband had the burger. All were excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I've never had a bad meal at the Bungalow. This was Newport Beach Restaurant Week so the meal was not only superb, but well priced. We all enjoyed our time there, as usual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We like to dine here.
We asked for our salads and surf & turf at same time (we clarified 3 times at time of ordering that we wanted at same time ) and salads still came first...20 min later came out steak- ruined the whole idea.
When the wait staff does not take the time to listen to the clients it can ruin the dinner.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We live in CDM and dine often - always wonderful! We especially like the steaks, but the lobster is fantastic as well.
Restaurant Week menu is quite a bargain!
Great for lunch or dinner and open-air patio in the back is really fun for friends night out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food wasn't up to par this time.. okay but a bit off.. Cobb salad had too much dressing .. overall everything was fine

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was delicious with an exceptional, artistic presentation of the chocolate mousse dessert in a petal shaped chocolate shell, and the service excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We were in the library and it was quieter than the rest of the restaurant. Very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Always a pleasure to eat here with friends.. good service, love the booths .. also good for larger parties down stairs

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week but ordered off the regular menu. Ordered the beef dip and the New Orleans grilled cheese. Both were excellent. Love the shoestring potatoes. Great service. They also brought us the RW desert- it was excellent! Very pretty too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

One of the best waiters I’ve ever had at any restaurant! The food and service was incredible as well as the amazing feel that this restaurant has.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I’ve been to the Bungalow many times-mostly because it’s in the neighborhood and easy to walk to. Since it’s inception(about 20 years), the menu hasn’t changed. It’s unfortunate since there are more and more chefs that are creative and change their menus seasonally.
This past Saturday I dined at The Bungalow after making last-minute reservations. Upon our foursome’s arrival I checked in with the hostess. She wanted to seat us outside even though there were empty booths and tables turning over soon. When I responded that we wanted an indoor table her comment was “when did you make your reservation”? I asked why that mattered. No response, just a snarky look.
After a few minutes they sat us at an indoor table. We ordered cocktails, wine and food. My main course was the Steak tartar. When they brought the tartar, the juice spilled all over while trying to set it on the table. The food runner took it back and re-delivered it. The steak tartar was GRAY! It looked as if E.T. was chopped-up and served! Gross! It tasted of lime and disgusting soggy raw meat. The waiter never came back to ask if the food was ok(he knew it wasn’t right). The rest of the parties food was just ok.
For a high-end restaurant in corona Del Mar to be this pathetic is disappointing. Change the chef/menu/decor and get with the times because there are many other choices.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I wish they would return the fish lettuce wraps to their lunch menu. Lunch menu need some lighter choices. The dinner menu is great,

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was great. They honored all of my special requests without any problem. The chicken was juicy and tender. My husband had the rib eye and it was cooked perfectly . WE started with the artichoke and it was just ok. If it isn't season, leave them off the menu. For dessert my husband had the apple cobbler. Very large serving and he loved it.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service, delicious food. My friend and I went to celebrate a belated birthday dinner.
Everything was fabulous... shrimp cocktail, onion soup (the best!) wedge salad and she and I split the filet because we also wanted dessert and it was perfect! Our waiter was great, and NOT weird about us splitting an entrée.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved every minute!! I haven’t had this good of an experience at a restaurant in a long time. I highly recommend this restaurant for a great date night.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food, excellent service even in New Years Eve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an elderly, very cranky person with us. The server was very solicitous and helpful, and helped change the atmosphere at our table from one of confrontation to satisfaction.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We got there and realized the menu was the same as always but the prices seemed to be increased quit a bit as it was New Year’s Eve.

That is fine although other restaurants make it clear when there are special menus for special days. We were not informed.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Consistently good food, good quality, generous portions. Never disappointed with the food here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went for our anniversary. The food was fantastic and the service was great. When we got there they sat us in a quiet place for us to enjoy each other without all the noise. They also brought us a special treat to celebrate. It was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Consistently outstanding food. Service on Christmas Eve was prompt but not pushy. Wait staff was friendly and added to the holiday spirit

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Holiday dinner with family. Great food. Good service, though the waitress broke the cork in a really lovely bottle of wine. Overall, one of our favorites.

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