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.
Garden crudité bowl. Photo: David Varley.