This Moroccan-theme jewel situated in the midst of the trendy Melrose strip provides an atmosphere that takes you away from your everyday reality. This dual bar and restaurant sports two floors of Moroccan flair. Dangling metallic stars, leafy tropical plants and two trickling waterfalls create dimly lit intimacy in multiple lounges, topped only by the patio's candlelit bungalows. Electronica beats provide background for friendly conversation, romantic dates and the weekend's busy, easygoing singles scene.
Mediterranean-inspired fare like Moroccan "cigars" (spicy ground beef wrapped in phyllo), chicken satay with peanut sauce, and lobster tail served with coconut-curry asparagus round out the vibe. Bungalow Club dishes up entrees such as a center-cut pork chop, lamb chop and a delicious filet mignon; they've even added some sushi, thrusting a caterpillar and spicy tuna roll into the mix.
Add to that a few fruit-infused mojitos and a full range of exotic martinis, such as the almost-blasphemous chocolate martini, and you're starting to experience the Bungalow Club in its element. As you huddle together in any one of the outdoor bungalows (the jewels of the property filled with sexy soundtracks), each diner can experience sublime centerpieces that give off the feeling of dining in a private fort.
Special tip for the lazy: The Bungalow Club hosts pajama parties on weekends for brunch, so if you show up in your PJs any time between 10AM and 4PM, they might just reward you with a free round of mimosas.
7174 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Cross Street: Formosa Avenue
Published on Dec 31, 1969