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Bongo Room

Breakfast Spot$$$$
South Loop, Chicago
101 Tips and reviews
  • pancakes
  • blt benedict
  • pretzels
  • French toast
  • lively
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  • Gloria C.
    giant wait sometimes! Banana flapjacks filled w/ crumbled bacon, topped w/ praline sauce & creme anglaise. BLT benedict, red velvet pancakes. you can order 1-3 per order. check out all day specials
    Gloria Chin · January 17, 2013
  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
    8-12 minute taxi ride from the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel heading into the South loop. Expect such tasty treats as the chocolate tower French toast, and spinach roasted red pepper and feta Benedict.
    Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel · November 29, 2011
  • Paul S.
    The different pancakes all sound amazing, but if you also want something savory, it can be tough to choose. So here's a little trick: Order just one of any pancake. Nice of them to let you do that!
    Paul Suwan · April 6, 2011
  • Susan W.
    Stuffed! The portions are gigantic!! Everyone liked their meal: Raspberry lemon pancakes (like a dessert), breakfast croissant & chicken salad all good. Large fruit tray & breakfast potatoes are tasty
    Susan Wellford · August 8, 2014
  • Sarah B.
    Food is amazing here. Specialty pancakes. I had a breakfast sandwich and it was amazing. Well worth the price and any type of wait. Best breakfast!
    Sarah Bouc · March 12
  • Lubor J.
    Great breakfast place with tasty pancakes. Come at least 15 minutes before opening for a Saturday brunch, otherwise you'll have to wait for a table.
    Lubor Jarkovsky · August 12, 2014
  • Andy W.
    We got a share stack of pancakes rather than full stack. Keylime Cheesecake and Red Velvet were amazing. Coffees can also be taken to go if you ask. Service was spectacular.
    Andy Wall · September 21, 2013
  • Jesse
    Try the chocolate french toast and Lobster Eggs Benedict together. Both are amazing. They'll be happy to split a dish if you're not capable of a colossal caloric challenge.
    Jesse · July 13, 2013
  • Maryam M.
    Decent breakfast & horrible coffee with a burnt ashes taste.Hotcakes are like delicious dessert & might not be confused with pancakes. Never get whole stack. I got a single red velvet & shared it.
    Maryam Malik · January 2, 2013
  • Jeremy P.
    Proud to be mayor, however briefly! Faves are the Smoked Chicken and Apple Club, as well as the french toast special covered in berries and all sorts of awesomeness!
    Jeremy Peterson · August 17, 2010
  • The Quest For Zest
    Like all the best restaurants, the menu changes frequently. Order anything from the specials menu, or whatever sounds the most like it should be a dessert. Read more
    The Quest For Zest · June 14, 2012
  • Julia P.
    Tomatillo scramble is delicious and very healthy! Blueberry pancake is one of the most mouth watering things I've ever eaten. It has just a hint of sweetness.
    Julia Parker · April 23, 2012
  • Alicia B.
    The staff was friendly and very stylish! Loved the food- the pancakes were awesome!!! Oh.. Fresh squeezed juice makes my day- and they have it!
    Alicia Bergery · September 25, 2013
  • Jeewant K.
    White chocolate pretzel pancakes are a site to behold! Also stay away from the tomatillo chicken scramble, it's very bland with barely any egg.
    Jeewant Kaushal · December 2, 2014
  • Roosevelt Collection
    We love that they serve breakfast all day long! Our recommendation: add a side of house potatoes with cheese to complete your meal.
    Roosevelt Collection · March 15, 2012
  • Brittany W.
    Tea and brunch on weekends..went on a weekday once and it wasn't as good without the eggs Benedict. Try the breakfast burrito
    Brittany Webb · September 17, 2015
  • Norah
    Chocolate french toast is fine. Red velvet pancake is so delicious but too much for one person. Great place for breakfast!!
    Norah · April 20, 2014
  • Melissa A.
    My fav dish to order is the chorizo and avocado omelette. The red velvet pancakes are also a great choice.
    Melissa Au · February 22, 2015
  • Rania
    Tried the healthiest breakfast option (scrambled egg white with chicken, avocado and spinach). Sounded good, but tasted bland
    Rania · August 7, 2014
  • Lawrence F.
    Chorizo omelet. Deconstructed lobster eggs benedict. White Chocolate Pretzel pancake. Red Velvet pancake. Damn good food.
    Lawrence Flack II · March 28, 2015
  • Alma E.
    The pretzel pancakes are delicious! Very decadent so I only ordered one pancake instead of the stack of 3.
    Alma Estrada · December 22, 2015
  • Max K.
    You don't have to get full stack. You can just order one or two pancake stacks. Three pancakes a little overwhelming.
    Max Kelln · May 14, 2011
  • Jason T.
    The house potatoes are fantastic. Be sure to grab a cup of Intelligentsia coffee while you wait.
    Jason Touleyrou · April 21, 2013
  • Matthew P.
    Be prepared for about a 30 - 45 minute wait during the Sunday brunch rush (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Matthew P · April 28, 2013
  • Christine
    I go for the delicious, creative pancakes and endless Intelligentsia coffee - you can even get a cup to go after your meal.
    Christine · April 4, 2013
  • TV Food Maps
    Check out The Bongo Room as it was featured on Guilty Pleasures for Carla Hall recommends the chocolate french toast. Read more
    TV Food Maps · June 10, 2015
  • @nicoleyeary
    Try the Red Velvet Pancakes with vanilla creme sauce ~ amazing... Perfect balance of sweet and savory
    @nicoleyeary · April 11, 2010
  • Jimmie M.
    The cannoli pancakes are the best kept secret on the menu. The pistachio-chocolate sauce they drizzle on top makes the dish.
    Jimmie Manning · March 30, 2013
  • Joseph B.
    Be willing to be adventurous with your breakfast. Interesting options, but the standard stuff is overpriced.
    Joseph Blewitt · February 16
  • Cassie C.
    Awesome pancakes!!!! Loved the Berry Banana. You can ask for one, two, or three pancakes.
    Cassie Curry · July 31, 2013
  • Liz C.
    Order the caramelized apple and walnuts pancakes. Taste like coffee cake, absolutely amazing!
    Liz Clark · February 21, 2011
  • JaeJaeDynomite
    Omgosh! Worst breakfast ever at bongo room!! I should've just stuck to the specialty dishes. Service left much to be desired.
    JaeJaeDynomite · January 29, 2011
  • Alison S.
    Although they don't advertise it, you can order a single decadent pancake. Talk about the perfect breakfast appetizer!
    Alison Stoner · July 29, 2013
  • Jessica Y.
    Bring a friend and split something sweet and something savory so that you get the whole experience.
    Jessica Young · September 15, 2011
  • Danny R.
    The tower of toast (Choc French toast) is very good. Half order is more than enough.
    Danny R · June 25, 2011
  • Samantha H.
    The eggs benedict is delicious! I also recommend the red velvet pancakes.
    Samantha Hill · April 25, 2015
  • nicholas p.
    Try the Chocolate French Toast anything with chocolate is never wrong
    nicholas peterson · March 22
  • Sheila Y.
    Totally over rated The Yolk is much better and its just around the corner on Michigan ave.
    Sheila Yakutis · November 5, 2013
  • Christie G.
    The white choc. pretzel pancakes are insane. Get a plate to share with the table!
    Christie Griffin · June 4, 2013
  • RJ C.
    Thai chicken sausage with ginger, a good side with any of their breakfast entrees
    RJ Corcuera · July 31, 2010
  • Matthew P.
    The white chocolate pretzel pancakes are so good you'll slap your momma.
    Matthew P · April 28, 2013
  • Fatima A.
    Tomatillo for savory and pumpkin pancakes for sweets. 10/10
    Fatima Abdulsalam · February 4
  • Teresa
    The lobster eggs benedict are amazing!
    Teresa · February 23, 2015
  • Shawn R.
    Be prepared to wait 45 Min. Food is excellent. Coffee is great
    Shawn Rogers · May 10, 2014
  • Fox
    The pumpkin pancakes are so so good. Huge portions are made for sharing... #JustTheYums
    Fox · March 10, 2015
  • Lindz D.
    BLT Benedict is phenomenal especially with a red velvet pancake!
    Lindz Domminique · April 1, 2012
  • Anas A.
    Get the Tomatillo salsa scramble for a healthy tasty breakfast!
    Anas Alhasan · November 19, 2013
  • Brooke
    They're changing their menu up in the next few days, just a heads up! Get your favorites while you still can!
    Brooke · May 16, 2013
  • Terra K.
    And the red velvet pancakes were awesome as well.
    Terra Kerr · August 2, 2014
  • К
    Service is surprisingly great and I appreciate the biodegradable to-go boxes.
    К · October 27, 2013
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