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Bongo Room

#339 of 7,631 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wicker Park / Bucktown
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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025
+1 773-489-0690
Today
08:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Minnesota
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only was the food delicious, there is some really interesting and unique choices on the menu. Laid back place. Good service.

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Thank Domer90mom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The food options and drinks menu was perfect here. Service was fast, albeit casual. The ingredients are very fresh but what let them down is I hate having to make a project out of a meal. The sandwich I ordered was too overstuffed to the point it was falling apart, wasn't too thrilled with that but it was good.

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Thank Richard E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great menu items, large food plates, great welcoming courteous staff, mimosas are good as well. Modern decoration, love the decor and bar area.

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Thank Tiffany G
Milan, Italy
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great experience! We visited Bongo Room for lunch on a saturday afternoon and had no reservation: we had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated, so we took the opportunity to have a nice walk in the neighbourhood. The menu is extremely inviting, but our waitress was very nice and thoughtful in suggesting us to consider the dimensions of... More 

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Thank JasFu
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Often breakfast is anything but inspiring. I rate based on how good the toast is and how attentive the service is. Well, I had a great breakfast here, not because the toast was good (it actually wasn't) but because the food was innovative. There were several items on the menu that were different and appealing. I had the chorizo/avocado omelette... More 

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Thank Steve L
Oslo, Norway
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

One of the better breakfast places in Chicago. I had the BLT Benedict and pancakes! Both dishes were awesome! You won't be disappointed.

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Thank harvireise
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Bongo Room had great service and the food was delicious! We got the breakfast burrito and the blueberry pancakes. Both were good but the sauce on the blueberry pancakes was something different and so delicious!

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Thank katie k
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The service was quick and everyone was very polite! The food was amazing!! I have visited this restaurant several times and each one has been mouth watering!! Always has a good variety of different menu items as well.

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Thank Krudd7
Baltimore
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971 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Bongo Room is a decent brunch establishment, but waits on the weekends can prove to be taxing. The deliciousness and the ingenuity of the food, however, don't strike me as exceptional, especially after being teased by waits and rave reviews. Seating is pretty cramped. And they like to rush you out to help with turnover.

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Thank Tunaidi
Bogota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We tried the eggs Benedict, the chocolate toast and the pancakes, all of them were delicious and came in very generous portions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:30
Thursday
08:00 - 14:30
Friday
08:00 - 14:30
Saturday
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-489-0690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?