Bungalow Kitchen is opening March 4 in Long Beach, on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and 2nd Street, nestled between the neighborhoods of Belmont Shore and Bay Harbour. The new restaurant will be located at 6400 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200.
Chef Michael Mina and hospitality veteran Brent Bolthouse of Bungalow Hospitality Group are heading up the new venture. The duo is also planning a Northern California location in Tiburon, and the Long Beach outpost joins existing locations in Santa Monica and Huntington Beach.
“I’m so excited to show everyone what we have been working on for the past several years,” Mina wrote in an email to What Now Los Angeles. “This concept is a great combination of the California bungalow lifestyle meets Mina Hospitality.”
Mina and Bolthouse hope Bungalow Kitchen will allow guests to “feel the exclusivity of a secret hideaway with the comfort of lounging at your best friends’ home,” according to the Bungalow Kitchen website. “This is the most inspired restaurant project we have ever been a part of and feel lucky to finally share it with all of you.”
The menu will be inspired by local, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant’s style will give a nod of appreciation to the community’s history and punk-rock edge with a “raw, original spin on the traditional California bungalow.”
“We will rely heavily on farmers market at 2nd and PCH and develop our relationship with the farmers of Southern California,” Mina said. “Quality ingredients mean everything to this concept.”
Bungalow Kitchen will be open for dinner, cocktails and late-night bites. Reservations can be made online.
The Tiburon location is expected to open in late spring or early summer, Mina confirmed.