The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina Opening November 3rd in Tiburon


Garden crudité bowl. Photo: David Varley.


Rendering of the first floor bar and social dining area at The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina.

I know many of you have been wondering about Michael Mina’s project opening in the former Guaymas in Tiburon, and it’s ~THE BUNGALOW KITCHEN BY MICHAEL MINA~, opening Wednesday November 3rd. It’s a sister restaurant to The Bungalow in Southern California’s Belmont Shore.

Mina partnered with Brent Bolthouse on this “community clubhouse,” with a menu of elevated California dishes from executive chef Joseph Offner (The Trident, Presidio Social Club, Alexander’s Steakhouse). The extensive menu includes a garden crudité bowl (with gazpacho shooters and three dipping sauces); a Dungeness crab “Pop Tart;” crispy Liberty duck wings glazed with Grand Marnier and black pepper; and housemade garganelli Bolognese with ragù antica and Parmigiano Reggiano fonduta (plus a bunch of other pasta dishes).

Brunch includes toasted coconut French toast and sweet potato pancakes, plus hot chicken and waffles with yuzu kosho honey and cabbage slaw. There’s a full bar, with cocktails starting at $17, but that stunning view won’t pay for itself!

The two-story space’s eclectic, “haute hippie” design is from AD100 designer Martin Brudnizki, complete with two patios and an upstairs Salon with a speakeasy-style bar, billiards table, and fireplace (it will be open after midnight, with cocktails and live DJs Fri-Sat). Open Wed-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-2am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-10pm. 5 Main St., Tiburon.