The Norwegian

4.9
417 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
A Rockford based Nordic breakfast, brunch and lunch pub featuring live music, offering a new spin on classic dishes in an old-world environment. Kid-friendly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 417 people are saying
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4.9
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MichaelG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this for the innovative and unique food choices for Rockford and certainly do appreciate the pleasant and efficient service.

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Debber
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and professional!
Food outstanding!!!!!

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JosephS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was good and friendly, even catering to the needs of the baby. While the noise level was high, it was not enough to keep us from talking.

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vipMatthewM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

These guys always rock. I sat at the bar and admired the care and craftsmanship that everyone displayed. Fun conversation, insights into food and drinks and a bunch of positive vibes from everyone.

I love this place.

Oh yeah, the food is amazeballs too!

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RockfordsFinest
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There wasn't much I thought I would enjoy on the menu. I enjoyed my visit. I feel like its more of a place for entertainment and drinks than a sit down restaurant.

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KarG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! The food is amazing, as is the service. Love the decor and atmosphere, Too!

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Foodieamy
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Drinks were amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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Scout
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a very pleasant and delicious experience.

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vipAndyT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything well worth a visit. Friendly, fast service from everyone, and great tasting food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought two people who are very dear to me for brunch. The host was great, the server had a cute shirt and great attitude, plus he explained researched some of the ingredients our plates had. We all had a great time and we will definitely return.

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faithq
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend going to the Norwegian. I picked it on a whim looking for somewhere different to take my mom for her birthday and we had such a great brunch! The cocktail menu was excellent, and the food was really yummy. Familiar enough that picky eaters can find something, and adventurous enough for those of us who love to try new and different things. The service was excellent and everyone was super nice. We will definitely be back. We can't wait to check it out for dinner sometime soon!!!!

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Wish we could've tried everything on the menu. I don't think there is a wrong choice on what to order. Service was friendly & fast as well. We will definitely be back.

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JennyS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! We love the weekly menu themes based upon the season and produce available. This is our absolute favorite go to neighborhood restaurant. It feels like a hip, Chicago neighborhood-place, without the wait and awful drive! We love the outdoor seating under the string lights.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming! I love the unique weekend menu concept. We'll be back!

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Priya
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Went there for the first time yesterday. The food, service, and ambience were amazing! Will definitely be going back again

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ConnieW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food - what more can you ask for?!

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welshcake
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely presentation and delicious. Had salmon and egg, with those very tasty smashed potatoes. Well prepared, with the usual thoughtful, attentive service.

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GL0516
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the place is nice for a brunch date.

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StacyN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely an awesome brunch place! Loved it! We live an hour away, and will be back!!

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WarrenH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brisket special with butternut squash and colorful potatoes was outstanding. Ice tea was passable.

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RenH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food, nice environment, and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. The styling of the restaurant is highly appealing. A true gem in the Rockford area.

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Kavita
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hygiene a bit off. Saw some folks not wearing masks and napkins were dirty. Rest all good. Food was good.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there 3 times and totally enjoyed each time. Food is top quality and the service was great. I would recommend to everybody to eat there!

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BETHC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and wonderful menu! Fabulous service and care for customers

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PhilipM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Harvest Bowl (it was excellent), my wife had the pumpkin pierogies (very good) and we shared an apple and cheese dish (very good). The cocktail list was unique and inventive, we enjoyed one each. The service was fast and attentive. I will certainly come back.

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Trieditout
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Wife and I, and another couple went on a Friday night for dinner. They had a special Friday night menu. Wife and I both had a salad with cooked squash. Wife thought it was amazing... I thought it was "pretty good".... Friend had a fish soup... said it was luke warm. asked for it to be warmed...and it wasn't much of a meal...very small. Other friend had brisket... said it was tasty, but more than half of it was fat.
They probably won't return for dinner, but I'm told it's an excellent breakfast place!

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LanaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This week's menu brought us in again!! Love the use of locally sourced foods and the creativity to conjure simple deliciousness!! We've been doing one of almost every item since night service returned; only hoping the Fall stays warm for weeks to come!!! Thanks Kwesi🙏🏼

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Natester
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yeah dude this place always slaps like there’s no ifs ands or buts about it

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BrandiL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time… Jazz band so loud. But expected. Good good too👌!

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rockfordgal
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! Had a delicious breakfast- the “Sarah”. Fairly quick service and yummy food and coffee. So lucky to have this unique restaurant in Rockford.

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Ashe
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and unique menu items! I highly recommend this place for brunch!

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vipAndyT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfunst/brunch special omelette of the day turned out to be a tasty choice, perfectly cooked and served as always.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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KOKV
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The workers seem to enjoy themselves as much on the floor as they do in the kitchen. All of the food is incredible and the ambiance is very relaxing but also plenty fancy for a date. Each menu item and drink tastes like it was created with great care for each ingredient and the whole flavor profile. It is a real gem and I am so grateful to have it in our community.

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JanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved a recent lunch with a friend! The food was delicious; atmosphere conducive to visiting and a great place for friends to catch up!

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vipAndyT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After working overnight I needed a decent breakfast, and even though it's probably been the 50th omelet I've had here, still as perfect as always.

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reader222
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Awesome service. Locally owned. Doesn't get any better!

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LindaL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVE the mimosa flight! The pancake balls and waffle are delicious with the raspberry sauce, too.

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MelissaG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, setting, ambience, servers. Totally loved it. Brought newbies and they were blown away. Thank you for a gorgeous evening.

FAQs

The Norwegian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 329-6191.

The Norwegian is rated 4.9 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.