Bungalow

4.6
1989 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAndrea
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service by Dan. The manager also came by to check on our table. We live in CDM and we don't attend this restaurant often, but we should! The Miso Halibut was superb!!

KB
vipKatieBee
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal made better by the impeccable and fun service with Linda. The veal chop was delicious, cocktails and wine right up there. Really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Server rushed us a little! She could have been more friendly and suggestive! She was good just not top level for a top level restaurant!
Owners need to train their servers better!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been about 20 years since I had been to the Bungalow due to moving away from the area, but it was just as good as I remember it. I was happy it survived so long and through the pandemic. Service was excellent!!

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vipgarthb
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The overall experience was excellent, the food was amazing.
The Calamari with chili was very good and the Chilean Seabass with coconut rice is highly recommended.
The service was attentive and friendly.
The Martini's were enjoyable.
Overall, I highly recommend the Bungalow.

BC
vipBrianC
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Had reserved a outdoor seating and when arrived none was available so we were stuck downstairs in a newly renovated room that matched nothing of what the resturant DNA with one other group. Room had no ambiance whatsoever. we asked the hostess to move us elsewhere but said nothing was available. i have been going to this restaurant for well over 20 years and was not happy on this visit. There were 3 other couples that when they were taken to the room they refused to dine in the room and then taken elsewhere which we were not given the same option..

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Waited 20 minutes to even get a drink. It took our food over an hour to come out. When our food came out it was wrong. So mine took an hour and a half. My husband was completely done with his food before mine even came back out. One of our food items never came out at all. Not one item was comped not even a free drink, for inconvenience, nothing. We were just told, sorry the kitchen staff can’t get it together. The food was amazing but unfortunately the service was so bad we will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everyone at the restaurant was so pleasant and warm. Even at the valet. I left my shawl in the car and the valet retrieved it for me and brought it to my table.
The calamari is a wonderful appetizer, large portions. I Would have been fine having that with a dinner salad and cocktail.

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vipMOC123
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Our first time at the bungalow. We sat outside in the patio near the fireplace. The atmosphere was nice. The waiter was okay, not great nor bad. We started out with the calamari which wasn’t that good. Don’t think the chili sauce really go with it. We also had the corn chowder which was too thick and not that good. I got the rack of lamb for dinner which was just ok nothing special about it. It was lacking flavor. Overall, this restaurant was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The temporary outdoor seating was not great. Every time someone walked by our chairs and table bounced up and down. Rather annoying for the entire dining experience. Food was great!

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RobertV
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff, great place, great food!
super good drinks..nice portions

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LisaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! Ambiance, service, food, timeliness, everything. Highly recommend the strawberry cocktail, short rib ravioli, scallops, tuna and butter cake... absolutely delicious!

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vipRdogSPCA
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at the Bungalow. Everyone is always friendly, the staff is attentive and the food is always spot on.

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EverettR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was great. We enjoyed the prime rib which was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was amazing
Service was great
I wished it was a bit quiet
It’s hard to have conversation going

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good .. sat outside .. would have preferred a different table but overall ok .. happy with the evening which was a two birthday celebration

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Greg
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife’s birthday, we really enjoyed our server and food.

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ocstarman
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the Bungalow, we had the Chilean Seabass & the scallops over Risotto, food was amazing and the artichoke appetizer was excellent. We will return and recommend it for the entire experience.

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TimC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Nice casual place. Valet parking. Great place to dine and enjoy conversation, as the noise level was very low. Our waiter, Tim, was outstanding. Very friendly and courteous and made us feel at home, as well as providing outstanding service. He knew the menu well and was able to help us with wine and meal selections. Food was outstanding (scallops and sea bass). Ended with a very good lava cake. We will definitely be coming here again . Will recommend…

JM
vipJMadden
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu is fantastic - lots of great comfort food choices. steaks remain outstanding. Ambiance and service are good
Great local place

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Chester
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and solid server. The steaks and sides were awesome. Highly recommend the butter cake too.

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GreatTaste
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bungalow is the quintessential So Cal restaurant because the food is fresh and delicious, and the ambience is casual yet classy and cool. Very nice and attentive staff, too! Always checking on us with a smile. I had the salmon salad and it melted in my mouth. Hubby had sea bass and loved it. Eat here when you want to remind yourself what wonderful restaurants we have in OC.

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JulieS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was great, very attentive. I had notified the restaurant on Open Table that we were celebrating my husband's 71st birthday. I had asked for a booth and we were seated at a 2 person booth when there were much better 3-4 person booths available. We thought it was because there were larger parties than ours. But in fact, when we left there were still two booths that were totally empty the entire time we were there. The other large booths just had couples in them. Also my husband wasn't wished a happy birthday, nothing special. We just moved down to Newport from Pacific Palisades and will definitely cross this restaurant off of our list. There are too many other great experiences that we have had here to give it another try. What a waste of time and money.

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vipJimboLA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Highly recommended. The service and ambience were marvelous and I was astonished at how good everything was. I had a simple caesar salad and it was so much better than anywhere else, I couldn't't believe it. Same with my prime rib and baked potato. Really tasty. My wife's steak was next level, as were the appetizers and desserts. This was our second time at Bungalow and now we are hooked. Kudos to the chef and staff. We will be back! Thanks!

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vipBill
Orange County
252 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner for five at the Bungalow was an excellent dinning experience. The Sunday special of prime rib was very good. Steaks were prepared as requested. Service was prompt and professional. Tables were placed at pre-pandemic spacing making social distancing not possible. Value was reasonable. We recommend the Bungalow for a good fine dining experience.

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EmilieP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner and it was wonderful. I recommend for small intimate dinners or group dinner as well. Very great staff as well. Spaghetti lobster AMAZING

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Brodyisagoodboyroberts72
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Dan was informative and sweet! My husband and I can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Cocktails were fun and delicious!
I had the filet mignon burger and I swear it was the best burger I’ve EVER had. Our server Tim was fun, courteous and timely.

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vipCindy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All the food is delicious. The patio is warm and comfortable

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Pumps
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friends getting together

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great service wish they would add to ambience in the back tent

RK
vipRobertK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful friendly service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at the Bungalow! One of favorites! Always great service and food! Cocktails & wine selection always makes us happy!

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vipgregs
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a consistently great restaurant. Service is excellent !!!! Linda is an absolute professional....

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DougP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. A little disappointed they didn’t recognize our anniversary (info provided when reservation was met). Understand they are very busy these days. Love Jim and the entire gang!

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christyr
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seabass ever! amazing seafood and steaks and always good service

CC
vipCarolynC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bungalow is one of our favorites so we took two out-of-town guests last night. The newly designed outdoor patio is lovely, service was attentive and impeccable. Some of us shared an entree, we had four appetizers to share and one of us had the salmon entree. Our friends were blown away....especially since they hadn't been out lately, and one of them lives in a small town with restaurants nowhere near the caliber of Bungalow.

FAQs

Bungalow offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 673-6585.

Bungalow is rated 4.6 stars by 1989 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 bookings at the moment.

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