The exterior, at left, and dining room, at right, of Bungalow 44. Courtesy images.

Bungalow 44 restaurant is set to close temporarily starting April 15 to accommodate “an exciting facelift,” one that co-owner Peter Schumacher says involves “fresh new paint, new table tops, new chair, new art,” as well as a revitalized menu.

“After 15 years, it’s just like you would do for your house – and our restaurant is a home away from home for many people in downtown Mill Valley – we’re going to make it a little bit cleaner, brighter and a little bit sexier,” Schumacher adds of the restaurant that opened at 44 East Blithedale Avenue in 2003.

When it re-opens in mid-May, Bungalow 44’s menu will be guided by new chef Gabe Charpentier, most recently the chef de cuisine at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. That menu will be “hyper-seasonal and vegetable-focused,” including “lighter and more imaginative offerings,” Schumacher says.

“But, Bungalow favorites such as our Kickin’ Fried Chicken, Hamachi Poppers and our burgers are still going to be on the menu,” Schumacher says. “We’ll also have a new, really fun cocktail program.”

The 411: Bungalow 44 is closing for about a month for “an exciting facelift.” MORE INFO.

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