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Bongo Room

#395 of 7,473 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / The Loop
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1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good spot for breakfast. Small but tasty menu. Hidden in the first floor of a larger building with little signage. We searched it out because of its good reviews. Good breakfast, but would probably try another place rather than return again.

Thank Nancy B
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch in our way to the Aquarium Need to clean better , put attention to the details In the way to the bathroom you can see the tras and everything,guys !!! You are in a corner of the street , please dont waste this chance , be better !!! , windows are nasty out and inside , you cant see... More 

Thank AleliDz
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for brunch on a Sunday. Wait wasnt bad, about 15 minutes. Decor could use an update, it is pretty worn down. It was probably the loudest restaurant we've ever eaten at. We we by the dish station and it was constant clanking of dishes and thumping. It would really better to have that in the kitchen. I... More 

Thank Zac R
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I ate here to start off our trip in Chicago, great start! Chocolate French toast and blt eggs Benedict were eggscelent!!!! Yum!

Thank Megan40207
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Get ready for a long wait if you are coming on a weekend! But totally awesome food and IMO the best breakfast menu in Chicago south loop. There are a bunch of other places near this one that are just surviving based on folks not getting a place here. Delicious white chocolate and caramel pancake. Totally recommend getting this. My... More 

Thank Ajay_Datta
Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

First impressions are KILLER with that being said my 1st impression from the 4 star rating on Yelp was positive however once I got out front and started to look for parking and decided to call inside to inquire about nearby parking my impression went from positive (4-5star) to negative (2-3star). I started with "Hello How are you" the response... More 

Thank BiankaMcC25
Arlington, Virginia
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

In this neighborhood, it seems the traditional opening time for breakfast is 8 AM. It's late opening for breakfast before work. However, eggs, sausage, potatoes- all were very good and served promptly. Appropriately so, since we were first customers, waiting patiently at 8.

Thank Warren S
Los Angeles, California
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We stopped by on a friend's recommendation on Sunday morning. The place was packed and the wait was long. However, you can order coffee drinks at the bar so you can get your fix while you wait (they don't take reservations). The food did not disappoint. I had the lobster roll benedict. The sauce was not too overpowering and the... More 

Thank WorldWanderer2000
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I went around 9am on a Sunday and was seating right away. The breakfast is unreal. If you can get in or don't mind waiting it's definitely worth it. I always bring friends from out of town here so I can wow them with the awesomeness of Chicago breakfast. They always have great specials but I definitely recommend any of... More 

Thank Casey G
Karachi, Pakistan
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

We went there for breakfast and ordered eggs Benedict with a serving of banana chocolate French toast. The ambiance is wonderful and the staff is really really friendly. If around the area, do pay a visit.

Thank Faizan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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: 1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-291-0100

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.