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Bongo Room

1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305 (The Loop)
312-291-0100
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Ranked #558 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: The Loop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: The Loop
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English first
New York, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Long wait, but it's well worth it. Plus they have a good collection of pancakes. Is too big for one person to finish it, so sharing seems like a good option.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Heard that this place served up the best pancakes in Chicago but unless you like them thick, stodgy, undercooked then DO NOT go here!

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We got there 10 mins before it opened, and there was a line-up already on Saturday. The manager Aaron greeted all the hungry customers with warm welcome smile, and we were well-attended by the staff right away. We ordered Chorizo Potato Avocado Omelette, Vanilla Brioche French Toast, White Chocolate & Caramel Pretzel Pancake and Red Velvet Pancake for 4 of... More

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Regina, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The staff was very friendly and patient, even though the restaurant was full. The food was great, the menu was very different than the normal bacon and eggs, it was awesome! It is definitely recommended!

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Bongo Room is almost always my first choice of breakfast/brunch, and I have been to both venues in Wicker Park and Andersonville. I especially like the one in Andersonville -- both its indoor and outdoor seatings are so pleasant and comfortable. Seating is spacious and you don't really feel noisy even it's packed with a weekend crowd. The menu at... More

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Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This breakfast was one of our favorite meals on this trip. The pancakes were mouth-watering and the croissant had to be hand-made! We could have eaten there again and again.

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North East, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Bongo room is not your normal breakfast food. Things like red velvet pancakes draped in vanilla creme topping make this an interesting stop. I had the breakfast burrito. I was disappointed to find it had no meat in it. I guess that's my mistake to think it would. Portions are huge and flavorful. If you're looking for normal breakfast... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have heard such good things about this place and finally made here after a previous unsuccessful attempt. I ordered the vanilla brioche French toast. It came with a orange raspberry syrup. I think it was a little too much syrup and the brioche was a little dry. The service was great here though, so credit for that.

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We came here on a friend's recommendation. I ordered the blueberry pancakes; they were not good. They were covered in a goopy frosting, which took away from the natural good taste of real blueberries. My friend ordered the eggs and said they were fine. Other people seemed to be enjoying their food, so perhaps we ordered wrong? We didn't have... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our waiter advised us to get the HALF order. The mistake that is easy to make as a Canadian is to order by price and expect a certain portion. He looked like a trustworthy gentleman so I heeded to his advice. I ordered pumpkin pancake with creme anglaise. The pancake was super moist and the creme anglaise complimented it perfectly.... More

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