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Bongo Room

#321 of 7,536 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wicker Park / Bucktown
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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
(773) 489-0690
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Milan, Italy
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank JasFu
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108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Steve L
Oslo, Norway
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank harvireise
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

Thank katie k
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 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.

Thank Krudd7
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914 reviews
677 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 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.

Thank Tunaidi
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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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

Thank Ana A
Chicago, Illinois
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting great things. This place was air conditioned within an inch of its life and a bit dark. It was hot and sunny outside. But it was packed. We were sat near an air vent so had to put our bags over it to keep warm. Food was okay. Ordered an omelette but the fillings were added into... More 

Thank jazzyart
Vienna, Austria
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123 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok - could have used a little salt though. Huge portions (which is not a good thing in my opinion, you either finish and feel sick, or you stop halfway through your breakfast and it gets thrown away). And 4$ for a double espresso, 5 for an orange juice is way too much! I still enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank KatharinaJ
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast! Spent a Chicago home day with my daughter and this was our 1st stop, then off to navy pier for a fabulous day

Thank Cindy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: (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?