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Bungalow

4.6
1087 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(949) 673-6585
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tracey Harter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Macarthur
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Entertainment
There is no hired entertainment but the bar crowd is full of colorful clientele.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1087 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Service and food were amazing!

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MAWM (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 7 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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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).

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food. Not too loud for business dinner.

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LoveLaguna (Los Angeles)
4.0  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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cskgreen (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipbienmanger (Orange County)
4.0  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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Kimtpcs (Orange County)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday. “””

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KatSue47 (Orange County)
4.0  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!

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vipDKCDM (Orange County)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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Amazing (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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vipElyse (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Really good atmosphere. Good food and attentive service

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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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vipSandieLea (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  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

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dku930 (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  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,

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