The Bungalow

★★★★★
Upscale seafood and steakhouse offers martinis and over 150 wines served in velvety secluded booths with dim lights.
  • 2441 East Coast Hwy

    Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

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  • 949-673-6585

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The Bungalow can be erratic. While I have undoubtedly had the best prime steaks ever at this restaurant, and the vodka martinis are to die for, service can be hit and miss. The main restaurant is far too noisy to waste an evening in,

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★★★★★

The Bungalow can be erratic. While I have undoubtedly had the best prime steaks ever at this restaurant, and the vodka martinis are to die for, service can be hit and miss. The main restaurant is far too noisy to waste an evening in,

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Someone lied and told this guy that single women are coming into his place for HIS amusement...wrong\r
And then the jerk competes with his male customers for female attention and wonders why business is off so much\r
The food is good but

3
★★★★★

Someone lied and told this guy that single women are coming into his place for HIS amusement...wrong\r
And then the jerk competes with his male customers for female attention and wonders why business is off so much\r
The food is good but

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I agree wholeheartedly with the reviwer below. The place is not overly crowded, but was lively the night we were there. The food was excellent and their price was right up our alley.\r
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Will return!

3
★★★★★

I agree wholeheartedly with the reviwer below. The place is not overly crowded, but was lively the night we were there. The food was excellent and their price was right up our alley.\r
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Will return!

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The Bungalow proves that it's still possible to have a nice evening on the town without breaking the bank. We arrived at 4:30pm on a random weekday afternoon and had the place to ourselves. The bartender and hostess were welcoming but

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★★★★★

The Bungalow proves that it's still possible to have a nice evening on the town without breaking the bank. We arrived at 4:30pm on a random weekday afternoon and had the place to ourselves. The bartender and hostess were welcoming but

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My wife and I have been regulars at this restaurant for years. The food is always superb and the service very attentive. Unfortunately the last night we were in for dinner we were greeted by the owner with crossed arms and an angry grimace on his face. We instantly felt uncomfortable. We were seated for dinner and the owner paced back and fourth with a very angry expression and demeanor. To top things off we spent $200 for my wife's birthday and after having been there for less than an hour and a half the owner came literally up beside our table, pointed to us and said to a staff member "they need to leave. They have been here forever!" Very sad that an owner of such a nice restaurant can make a guest feel so unwelcome- We won't be back!

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I have been regulars at this restaurant for years. The food is always superb and the service very attentive. Unfortunately the last night we were in for dinner we were greeted by the owner with crossed arms and an angry grimace on his face. We instantly felt uncomfortable. We were seated for dinner and the owner paced back and fourth with a very angry expression and demeanor. To top things off we spent $200 for my wife's birthday and after having been there for less than an hour and a half the owner came literally up beside our table, pointed to us and said to a staff member "they need to leave. They have been here forever!" Very sad that an owner of such a nice restaurant can make a guest feel so unwelcome- We won't be back!

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Rude owner

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The Bungalow is one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County. I love the intimate, yet electric atmosphere. The food is great and it is a steak lovers dream. The chef provides a creative menu and the tastes are out of this world. The bar area is always fun and the patio dining is charming. The service is always first rate. The valet parking makes parking in downtown CDM easy. I have told all my friends and they have told there's, so be sure and get a reservation early.

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★★★★★

The Bungalow is one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County. I love the intimate, yet electric atmosphere. The food is great and it is a steak lovers dream. The chef provides a creative menu and the tastes are out of this world. The bar area is always fun and the patio dining is charming. The service is always first rate. The valet parking makes parking in downtown CDM easy. I have told all my friends and they have told there's, so be sure and get a reservation early.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Elegant & Cozy

Cons: Can't think of one

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I have been going to the Bungalow for years. I love the new small plate menu. You get alot for your money and the food is amazing!!! I am a big wine drinker and the variety of wines they offer are fabulous. The service is top notch. Whenever my husband and I have a special occasion to celebrate we choose The Bungalow. You know where I will be going for my Birthday. I highly recommend the Bungalow for a romantic dinner or even a birthday celebration. Also the happy Hour is a great value.

2
★★★★★

I have been going to the Bungalow for years. I love the new small plate menu. You get alot for your money and the food is amazing!!! I am a big wine drinker and the variety of wines they offer are fabulous. The service is top notch. Whenever my husband and I have a special occasion to celebrate we choose The Bungalow. You know where I will be going for my Birthday. I highly recommend the Bungalow for a romantic dinner or even a birthday celebration. Also the happy Hour is a great value.

Pros: Quality of the food, Service, value, atmosphere

Cons: none

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The entrance takes you through the bar, with lovely craftsman style wood and bench seats. In the dining room you'll find beautiful decor with carved wood, lanterns, and red booths. Outdoor dining is also available on the patio. Order side dishes and share--lots of good vegetables, but some are overly seasoned. For desert, there is a dish with a twist on banana's foster.

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★★★★☆

The entrance takes you through the bar, with lovely craftsman style wood and bench seats. In the dining room you'll find beautiful decor with carved wood, lanterns, and red booths. Outdoor dining is also available on the patio. Order side dishes and share--lots of good vegetables, but some are overly seasoned. For desert, there is a dish with a twist on banana's foster.

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We had dinner with a group of friends there had a great time on their very nice patio with the fireplace. We had the Fillet Mignon with blue cheese crumbles and onion strings. Yum yum. Our server Jaime kind of made it for us by picking out the wine and telling us about the steaks, great attitude and attentive, seriously go ask for him. He will make you have a good time even if you don't want to. Don't take my word on it, go and try it. Oh and the cocktails aren't so shabby too.

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★★★★★

We had dinner with a group of friends there had a great time on their very nice patio with the fireplace. We had the Fillet Mignon with blue cheese crumbles and onion strings. Yum yum. Our server Jaime kind of made it for us by picking out the wine and telling us about the steaks, great attitude and attentive, seriously go ask for him. He will make you have a good time even if you don't want to. Don't take my word on it, go and try it. Oh and the cocktails aren't so shabby too.

Pros: Service, Menu, Cheap Parking, Eye Candy

Cons: Small TVs in the Bar

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One of the best steak houses in south Orange County. Rib-eye steak is incredible. Extensive wine list, and exceptional service. Pricey, yet worth it. Parking is convenient behind restaurant. A must visit!

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★★★★★

One of the best steak houses in south Orange County. Rib-eye steak is incredible. Extensive wine list, and exceptional service. Pricey, yet worth it. Parking is convenient behind restaurant. A must visit!

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This is a great restaurant. They have a variety of martini specials, and both steak and seafood dinner options. I had a Ribeye that was excellent - and I like my steaks cooked more well than most. It was still very tender and juicy without the dryness that usually comes with a well done steak. The patio is a great place to dine. I will be a repeat customer.

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★★★★★

This is a great restaurant. They have a variety of martini specials, and both steak and seafood dinner options. I had a Ribeye that was excellent - and I like my steaks cooked more well than most. It was still very tender and juicy without the dryness that usually comes with a well done steak. The patio is a great place to dine. I will be a repeat customer.

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I had dinner here on Friday night and thought it was pretty good. The ambience was nice in the indoor dining area, quaint and dim. The server was friendly and attentive. I had the bone-in rib eye which was pretty good. I ordered it medium, but it was slightly overcooked. My girlfriend had the grilled wild king salmon. She thought it was good, especially the sauce. Overall, we did enjoy the food, sevice & ambience of the restaurant.

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★★★★☆

I had dinner here on Friday night and thought it was pretty good. The ambience was nice in the indoor dining area, quaint and dim. The server was friendly and attentive. I had the bone-in rib eye which was pretty good. I ordered it medium, but it was slightly overcooked. My girlfriend had the grilled wild king salmon. She thought it was good, especially the sauce. Overall, we did enjoy the food, sevice & ambience of the restaurant.

Pros: food, service, ambience

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Other than the place being too loud (I know it's out of thier control) it was pretty good. The menu seemed pretty basic and simple but the choices were good. The appetizer of the prawns were a lil overcooked and the sauce didn't do much to cover it. The entrees were good though. The rib eye was cooked perfect and the flavor good. I wouldn't say it was the best steak I'd ever had but one of the better ones. I paired it with crab legs and they were good too. My girlfriend had the halibut and it was very good. Good portions for both. Service was the best part of the meal. Our server was attentive and although he was busy he took good care of us. It seemed a bit pricey but I guess it's that Newprot/Corona del Mar thing

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★★★★☆

Other than the place being too loud (I know it's out of thier control) it was pretty good. The menu seemed pretty basic and simple but the choices were good. The appetizer of the prawns were a lil overcooked and the sauce didn't do much to cover it. The entrees were good though. The rib eye was cooked perfect and the flavor good. I wouldn't say it was the best steak I'd ever had but one of the better ones. I paired it with crab legs and they were good too. My girlfriend had the halibut and it was very good. Good portions for both. Service was the best part of the meal. Our server was attentive and although he was busy he took good care of us. It seemed a bit pricey but I guess it's that Newprot/Corona del Mar thing

Pros: service and portions

Cons: pricey

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This is a great romantic restaurant for an intimate night out with your special someone. The bone-in steaks at the Bungalow are the best- never over seasoned and always cooked to perfection. Always ask your waiter what he/she would recommend, or always try their specials- you cannot go wrong. The potatoes can be a bit overseasoned depending on the type, but you can always opt for a baked potato, which is a moist and delicious compliment to their steaks. The most romantic area would be the outdoor seating, which can be enjoyed year round due to heat lamps- make sure your request this when placing your reservation. This is the restaurant I go to for special nights, like my birthday. It is not the most expensive restaurant in Orange County (believe me, they get much more expensive), but it is the one that I always go to time and time again because it is the most romantic and intimate. My husband and I also came to the Bungalow to celebrate the night we got engaged. It is a special restaurant, with attentive waiters and great food.

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★★★★★

This is a great romantic restaurant for an intimate night out with your special someone. The bone-in steaks at the Bungalow are the best- never over seasoned and always cooked to perfection. Always ask your waiter what he/she would recommend, or always try their specials- you cannot go wrong. The potatoes can be a bit overseasoned depending on the type, but you can always opt for a baked potato, which is a moist and delicious compliment to their steaks. The most romantic area would be the outdoor seating, which can be enjoyed year round due to heat lamps- make sure your request this when placing your reservation. This is the restaurant I go to for special nights, like my birthday. It is not the most expensive restaurant in Orange County (believe me, they get much more expensive), but it is the one that I always go to time and time again because it is the most romantic and intimate. My husband and I also came to the Bungalow to celebrate the night we got engaged. It is a special restaurant, with attentive waiters and great food.

Pros: Great intimate dining, delicious steaks, and accomodating service.

Cons: Need to make reservations well in advance for peak weekend dining

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The main dining is very noisy. We chose to leave within minutes of our arrival. The parking valets insisted on being paid full price for parking.

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The main dining is very noisy. We chose to leave within minutes of our arrival. The parking valets insisted on being paid full price for parking.

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Wow... bone in ribeye was phenomenal, cooked perfectly. Alaskan king crab was perfect, light and buttery, not at all overdone. Water glasses never got below half, wine was excellent, great selection. Will definitely return.

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★★★★★

Wow... bone in ribeye was phenomenal, cooked perfectly. Alaskan king crab was perfect, light and buttery, not at all overdone. Water glasses never got below half, wine was excellent, great selection. Will definitely return.

Pros: Food, Wine

Cons: Parking

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If you are looking for steak in Newport Beach go to The Bungalow. A excelent restaurant located off of PCH, this restaurant offers some of the best food of the area. It is a zaggat rated restaurant with a great wine selection as well as an awesome menu. The service is friendly and quick and the beverage selection is also great. They have one of the best wine selections in Newport Beach.

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If you are looking for steak in Newport Beach go to The Bungalow. A excelent restaurant located off of PCH, this restaurant offers some of the best food of the area. It is a zaggat rated restaurant with a great wine selection as well as an awesome menu. The service is friendly and quick and the beverage selection is also great. They have one of the best wine selections in Newport Beach.

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I had to go to this site and say that tonight was the best dining experience I have had
in L.A.
I have to first say I have traveled the world and now I have a restaurant that I can go to and not be disappointed.
I went to the Bungalow Club with a party of 12 people.
[I have to recommend the Lamb Chops...prepared to perfection and service to match.]
The Ambience, with great music, decor, and of course the best food I've had in L.A.
I'm not a person who writes about food or restaurants but this
was a dining experience I enjoyed so much I took the time to say so.
AGAIN...."highly recommended!'

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★★★★★

I had to go to this site and say that tonight was the best dining experience I have had
in L.A.
I have to first say I have traveled the world and now I have a restaurant that I can go to and not be disappointed.
I went to the Bungalow Club with a party of 12 people.
[I have to recommend the Lamb Chops...prepared to perfection and service to match.]
The Ambience, with great music, decor, and of course the best food I've had in L.A.
I'm not a person who writes about food or restaurants but this
was a dining experience I enjoyed so much I took the time to say so.
AGAIN...."highly recommended!'

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This is absolutely the best steak house in all of Southern California. The steaks and martinis are top notch al of the time. The wait staff is always at the top of their game. Everytime I have dined here has been better than the time before. If there is a better steak or martini in town, please lead me to the bar. You will not be disappointed with anything on this menu.

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★★★★★

This is absolutely the best steak house in all of Southern California. The steaks and martinis are top notch al of the time. The wait staff is always at the top of their game. Everytime I have dined here has been better than the time before. If there is a better steak or martini in town, please lead me to the bar. You will not be disappointed with anything on this menu.

Pros: AWESOME FOOD, SERVICE, Martinis

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The Bungalow's decor indeed resembles a seaside dwelling's Craftsman-style architectural and romantic touches: red velvet banquettes, intimate lighting and cozy wood booths. Entering from the front, you rather alarmingly hit the lively bar…

 

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