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Bungalow Restaurant - OC Steak

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Bungalow Restaurant - OC Steak

OCMutt | Mar 14, 2006 12:53 PM

I recently dined at The Bungalow in Corona Del Mar when I couldn't get a reservation at Ruth's Chris or Flemings on a Sunday night (how can this be?). I couldn't have been more pleased. The ribeye steak was one of the best I've had - served a perfect medium rare, and as flavorful as I've ever eaten. What I liked more was that instead of a steak sitting alone on a plate, it came with some delicious mashed potatoes and garnishes. The Scampi appetizer was delicious, with a strong garlic sauce, so good it would be criminal NOT to mop up with bread. The crab cake was decent as well, though not spectacular. My friends ordered the Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon. The Lobster tail was gargantuan and honestly the the best I've ever tasted (I normally prefer Maine lobster) - cooked to perfection and not a bit rubbery like some lobster tail can get. The filet was full of flavor though I only had one or two bites. For dessert, I ordered the chocolate souffle cake, which has nothing to do with souffle at all as the waitress explained when I ordered it - it's like a brownie sundae, with VERY dense (close to too dense) chocolate brownie and intense chocolate flavor that was quite enjoyable, though as always with warm/cold desserts, I wish I had a bit more ice cream because the warm chocolate brownie melted it long before I was finished. My other friend ordered the fruit and cheese plate, which must be noted because of the sheer size of the thing, there must've been more the half a pound of cheese on the plate - I can't imagine who eats that much cheese for dessert, let alone any time! But the fruit was plentiful, fresh and the cheeses were described as excellent. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable meal and I would definately return. I love Ruth's Chris, but I also like to support local independent places so I will likely be making the Bungalow my new steak house of choice.

Link: http://www.thebungalowrestaurant.com

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