Marin Countyâs Community Clubhouse: The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina


The Salon. Picture by AVABLU

Of the numerous factors to check out Tiburon, Marin County’s bay front gem, The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina and Brent Bolthouse is at the top of the list. This freshly opened waterside ‘neighborhood clubhouse’ has everything: incredible San Francisco horizon views, trendy and comfortable style functions, an alluring menu including raised California food and crafted mixed drinks, and a dynamic social scene that draws a few of the area’s most noteworthy faces.

With diverse bohemian style by globally well-known advertisement100 interior designer Martin Brudnizki, the two-story, almost 300- seat retreat sets MINA Group’s signature luxury service and strong food with Bolthouse’s unparalleled capability to develop an ambiance– and what an ambiance it is.


The Bar. Picture by AVABLU

Guests are welcomed by a warm, living room-style scene, the star of which is a big, convivial, wrap-around bar. The primary dining area radiates a luxe yet laidback atmosphere; floor-to-ceiling windows result in a greenery-filled outdoor patio that includes views of San Francisco and Angel Island. An intimate, book shelf-lined personal dining-room includes a custom-made Wilson Audio speaker system. Upstairs, the smooth Salon functions lounge-style vignettes where visitors can saddle-up to the speakeasy-style bar, difficulty pals to a video game of billiards, or nestle near a crackling fire.

Bolthouse was totally associated with every immersive information. The developer of Neon Carnival, the yearly dance celebration acknowledged as one of the most desired invites on the planet, this hospitality veteran practically developed Southern California’s nightlife scene by progressing the art of bar promo at locations such as the notorious Roxbury, The Viper Room, and The House of Blues. His impact is felt throughout the dining establishment– from the rock star pictures beautifying the upstairs walls, to the bespoke soundtrack, to his rock-themed, curated red wine list – ‘Brent’s Top 10 Albums Paired with Sommelier Jeremy Shanker’s Top 10 Bungalow Wines.’


The Salon. Picture by AVABLU

‘ From the very first minute that I remained front on the dock with Michael Mina, I started to think of The Bungalow Kitchen: a neighborhood clubhouse that would unite the worlds of cooking and social under one roofing,” stated Bolthouse. “My dream is that The Bungalow Kitchen ends up being an extension of our next-door neighbors’ living-room and a location where they concern commemorate life. I seem like this is our love letter to Tiburon.’

‘ I am enjoyed partner with Brent, my long time good friend and hospitality authority, to bring The Bungalow Kitchen to the Bay Area– reviving the precious location of Tiburon,” stated Chef Mina. “The Bungalow Kitchen was created to seem like a growth of visitors’ houses, so the menu recognizes yet raised, comprised of California food that shows Tiburon’s stunning waterside place, enjoyable history, and lovely perceptiveness.”


Chef Michael Mina and Brent Bolthouse. Picture by Jerry Clark


The Dining Patio. Image by AVABLU


Dining Room Waterfront Views. Picture by AVABLU

The Bungalow Kitchen provides nighttime supper service including fare greatly influenced by regional, seasonal components. Menu highlights consist of the beautiful NorCal Shellfish Tasting total with pacific oysters, Fort Bragg sea urchin & salmon roe, poached area prawn Dungeness crab Louie, and Bodega Bay clam mixed drink, and the Garden Crudité Bowl, including crispy, cold garden veggies served with gazpacho shooters and 3 dipping sauces – green goddess, lemon-poppyseed, and walnut romesco. Cherished MINA favorites, now solely offered in the Bay Area at The Bungalow Kitchen, consist of Chef Mina’s Ahi Tuna Tartare combined tableside with chili peppers, mint, garlic, pine nuts, and sprinkled habanero-sesame oil, and the Michael Mina Reserve Caviar Parfait with crispy potato cake topped with smoked salmon, sieved egg, and whipped crème fraîche. The menu likewise includes Lobster Pot Pie, a Chef Mina signature, consisted of an entire Maine lobster, truffle-lobster bisque, and root veggies. For dessert, visitors can enjoy a Meyer Lemon Crêpe Cake with crème fraîche cream, Sicilian pistachios and regional raspberries, and Roasted K&J Orchards Persimmons topped with Tenbrink walnuts, and Straus vanilla bean ice cream.


Classic Caesar, Butter Lettuce Salad, Roasted Liberty Farms Duck Wings, Hog Island Oysters, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Trident Cocktail. Image by Angelo Clinton

A weekend breakfast menu consists of products like the completely crisped Sweet Potato Pancakes, blanketed with house-cured king salmon gravlax and the alternative to include 1oz of Michael Mina’s reserve caviar, Brokaw Avocado Toast sprayed with whatever spice and cold shaved radish, Toasted Coconut French Toast sprayed with pistachio praline and completed with a brilliant lemon curd and strawberry compote, and Hot Chicken & Waffles with sweet and hot Yuzukosho honey served with appetizing cabbage slaw.


Cocktails, delegated right: City Lights, Last Free Ride, Angels and Sailors, Mr. Tin Man. Image by Angelo Clinton

Helmed by MINA Group’s director of bars Mike Lay, the mixed drink program uses edgy and revitalizing choices such as the precious Bungalow Margarita with Casamigos Blanco tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar, the Shark Point Spritz including Aperol, Lillet increased, prosecco, Fever Tree seltzer, and orange, and City Lights with chamomile-infused vodka, lemon, elderflower, agave and faba, amongst a lot of others. Furthermore, MINA Group’s business white wine director and Master Sommelier Jeremy Shanker curated a robust red wine list with 150 regional and worldly offerings by-the-bottle and by-the-glass.

Whether popping-in for a mixed drink or a complete meal, The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina makes a check out to Tiburon a Northern California ‘must.’

The Bungalow Kitchen lies at 5 Main Street in Tiburon, California. Running hours are 5 p.m.– 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; and 10 a.m.– 10 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. Lunch service is upcoming.


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