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The Bongo Room

#391 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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5022 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2824
+1 773-728-7900
09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had lunch here at the recommendation of my hotel. The staff was friendly, the place was packed, and the menu was interesting. My chicken and apple sandwich come with a generous helping of dill-laced potato salad, on the bartender/waiter's recommendation. Would eat here again.

Thank VMI1016
Hereford, Texas
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ordered more food than we could possibly eat because we wanted to try several things and it was all fantastic. Drinks first: Blood Marys are just the right amount of spicy to cure what ails, Orange dreamscile is creamy and wonderful, raspberry and grapefruit mimosa is something I hope to figure out how to recreate. Appetizer pancake... More 

Thank Ranchersdotter
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 10am to find a somewhat long line, but since there were only two of us they took our names for the bar and we were seated within 10 minutes. The service was spectacular and the breakfast burrito and vanilla French toast we're even better. This is a must-visit brunch spot if you're strolling around Wicker Park.

Thank MeanderingLocavore
Phoenix, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Have eaten here 4 or 5 times when visiting Chicago. The food is excellent and creative. The staff is fantastic. Everyone I have met there has a great personality and extremely helpful and attentive. Very laid back and just a great place to enjoy a nice breakfast or lunch.

Thank 945seann
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This place was pretty good! The menu had a lot of delicious sounding choices. I ordered a breakfast burrito, but the pancakes that everyone kept ordering looked great too.

Thank Jessica D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The atmosphere was so inviting, loved the decor and the friendliness of the staff. The breakfast croissant sandwich is wonderful!!! The cups of hot coffee were always filled and the staff were so helpful with our little granddaughter. Will definitely return!

Thank ginniemae2016
Killeen, Texas
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere really relax and laid back...the food in my opinion is above average. Ordered the crab sandwich, blueberry pancakes, and the egg crossing sandwich. The bread was not soft at all... the got chocolate was alright... expected more!

Thank plantainbebe
st louis,mo
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Always a line at the Bucktown location but well worth the wait. Forget calories. Just enjoy the phenomenal food. Bitter sweet chocolale French Toast is heavenly.

Thank jklein50
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485 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My son-in-law says that this is his favorite brunch place, and that is saying a lot, as he grew up in Chicago and there are many, many brunch places in Chicago. There are three locations- one in Wicker Park, one in the South Loop and this one we went to in Andersonville. We went early- about 9:30 am on a... More 

Thank TripPhotographer52
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

the bongo room is a great location for brunch.....its a clean, fresh, establishment that has some great food(to a point). I have to say, that I am a minimalist when t come to food.....I don't believe that you need a lot of extras on good food. It seems like just about everything here has been doctored up and over done.... More 

Thank d 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5022 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2824
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-728-7900

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