We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bongo Room

#428 of 7,637 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
South Loop
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305
+1 312-291-0100
Website
Today
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 168: English reviews
Birmingham, AL
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Fresh ingredients, filling portions, everything looked wonderful. We had the breakfast burrito with chorizo and the eggs Benedict brunch. Poached eggs were perfect with a wonderful hollandaise and the chorizo was excellent with an amazing salsa and spiced sour cream. Mike was a perfect server, thank you.

Helpful?
Thank KyleNichols
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go to this place. It is delicious! I bring everyone I travel to Chicago with here. We split a burrito and either pancakes or French toast which is like dessert. Fresh ingredients too! Go on a weekday, because lines on the weekends are really long!

Helpful?
Thank shec186
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Went for the first time to bongo room for lunch. Normally I've been on weekends for brunch. I was very pleasantly surprised. The sandwiches are delicious - would highly recommend the tuna salad. Everything tasted fresh. There was no wait. I'd recommend trying bongo room for lunch anytime.

Helpful?
Thank Christina C
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This was my third visit, the previous two were amazing! I arrived on a Saturday morning, the weekend the Chicago Cubs were playing the World Series, expecting a very long wait. I was pleasantly surprised when the wait was only 30 minutes. I ordered a cup of Intelligentsia coffee, sat on the bench and waited. When you're drinking this coffee... More 

Helpful?
Thank KimberlyTN
Millersville, Maryland
Level Contributor
140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Red Velvet pancakes! Nothing more to say. Go, endure the wait if there is one, and check this place out. You will not leave disappointed.

Helpful?
Thank seeingtheworld22
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We went here after hearing about the French toast chocolate tower on the Food Network. The wait was long, the pancakes were tough (very tough) and drowning in sauces. We had the steak and eggs burrito which was bland, the meat was tough, and the meat tasted like it was cooked in the same pan as shrimp (there was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie H
North Liberty, Iowa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Good food tends to get busy. If you need to wait there is a Trader Joe's right across the seat to do some shopping while you wait

Helpful?
Thank fhnlia
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Maybe I should've ordered from the "specials" section. I ordered something from the standard menu and I wasn't impressed at all. It looked great though. I was in there during non-peak hours so maybe that was the issue. I had been in there on a Saturday afternoon before, and everything was better.

Helpful?
Thank Angela R
Manhattan, Kansas
Level Contributor
102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The Bongo Room on Wabash is a great place for breakfast or brunch in the Loop. The food was excellent and the portions were large. Don't go however if you want to carry on a conversation. The place is LOUD. You almost have to yell to be heard.

Helpful?
Thank kskkgd
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had a couple in from out of town and it was recommended by other to try Bongo's for breakfast. We had never been there either so we all went to give it a try. The restaurant is a bit hard to find because there is not very big signage, but I guess it didn't matter because there wasn't an... More 

Helpful?
Thank christophern408

Travelers who viewed Bongo Room also viewed

 

Been to Bongo Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-291-0100

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bongo Room and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Bolingbrook, Illinois

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bongo Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Loop

Neighborhood Profile
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.
Explore this neighborhood