Reservations

During this time while we adjust to the always changing rules and regulations, we highly recommend making reservations through OpenTable. You can make reservations or join the table wait list using the form below or the app on your phone. Thank you for being patient!

 

We currently offer outdoor seating and limited indoor seating.

Hours of Operation: 8 am to 2 pm Wednesday-Sunday. 
Friday & Saturday 5pm-9pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, & Most Holidays. 
For reservations, please use OpenTable
For questions, please email us at info@thenorwegian.com or call 815-329-6191 
1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

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Previous events

Shrimp Boil In The Pavillion 5 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:30 pm seatings

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Our standing weekly dinner in the patio. Each week, Chef Alex Smith will offer one meal. This week, enjoy a traditional Scandinavian shrimp boil & music by the owner of The Norwegian, songwriter Emily Hurd. Reservations can be made on-line through Open Table.

Rosé Wine Dinner

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL

Bring a friend & belly up to our beautiful bar in the North End of Rockford. Chefs Jennifer Tillou & Phi Bach will be cooking a 4-course spring tasting menu. Brandon Lutmer from Heritage Wines will be talking about his favorite rosé wines, where they're from, & why he paired them w/ each course.

Go Go Torpedo

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Welcome back to the stage Go Go Torpedo, a gritty band with big rock sound, clever lyrics, tight grooves, & belly-laughing banter. Go Go Torpedo is led by Micky Rosenquist, a whip-smart frontman, local sweetheart, & mentor to Rockford's youngest rockstars. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191.

Viking Storytelling (all ages)

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Join Adrian Spendlow for a free show as he tells tales from the Viking myths in his own unique style. His animated and entertaining approach has earned him the position of "Skald to the Chieftain' for Njardarheimr Viking Town in Gudvangen, Norway.

Viking Storytelling (all ages)

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Join Adrian Spendlow for a free show as he tells tales from the Viking myths in his own unique style. His animated and entertaining approach has earned him the position of "Skald to the Chieftain' for Njardarheimr Viking Town in Gudvangen, Norway.

Adrian is from the old Viking Capital of Jorvik (now York), in Yorkshire, Great Britain, and he travels widely sharing his riveting shows.

Recent performances have included Norske Hostfest ND, Balagard in Michigan, Upper Mid-West Viking Festival, & UW Green Bay Viking Festival.

Dinner and drinks available. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191

Taylor Rogers-CANCELLED

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Welcome Chicago-based singer-songwriter Taylor Rogers. Taylor blends soundscapes of vocal layering, rhythmic guitar, and electronic texturing to create emotional terrain that both challenges and comforts its listeners. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Reservations encouraged: 815-329-6191.

The Lone Canary Album Release Show

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

We're excited to welcome The Lone Canary as they release their beautiful new album, "Leave The Gray." This Folk/Americana duo has a rootsy approach to writing w/ a haunting approach to harmony that makes for a truly signature sound. Their latest album is a work of art, & we're honored to be there as they release it to the world. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191.

Malandrino

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than with the Brazilian sounds of Malandrino, a tight band of incredible musicians that plays stunning bossa novas, rumbas, & other intoxicating music. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Reservations encouraged: 815-329-6191.

Ernie Hendrickson

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Our friend Ernie Hendrickson is a stunning Americana guitarist with a sharp wit & a weathered but virtuosic voice. His songs feel timeless, & his performance style is heart-felt & familiar. Just a $10 suggested donation for one of the best in the midwest. Doors and kitchen open at 6 pm. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191.

Open Alley: The Wine & Chocolate Edition

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Good news in the North End: our friend Liz Schaer (of the beautiful vintage shop Rooted) is now in the building at 1416 N Main Street for 3 months. Those of us who share the alley with her are planning monthly events to welcome her to the neighborhood.

Our first Open Alley will feature wine & chocolate. On Friday night, The West Side Show Room will be hosting a wine & chocolate tasting, featuring chocolates from Wonderland Sweets & wines from Heritage Wine Company. More surprises to announce soon.

Rooted & Winnie Nutter will be selling vintage wares available for you to purchase on Friday & Saturday (unless our staff buys everything first). Expect to find a little chocolate amidst the vintage treasures.

And down here at The Norwegian, we'll be hosting a Friday night concert w/ our dear friend Ernie Hendrickson. After the concert ends, stick around as we bring out our favorite wine, port, & chocolate desserts, or amble upstairs & shop the beautiful artwork in our artist lofts.

It's great to see our neighborhood grow. Thanks for eating, shopping, & supporting theatre, music, & art in the North End!

Warren Franklin Birthday Concert w/ Lincoln Flowers

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL

We're excited to welcome to the stage our friend Warren Franklin, a writer who blends emo, folk, and rock. It happens to be his birthday for this concert; join us as we celebrate this tremendous musician, singer, & all-around good guy. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Local singer/songwriter Lincoln Flowers (of Quilt Club & Taboo Blah Blah) will open this show with his signature rock guitar chops & honest lyrics. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191.

Caravan Gypsy Swing

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble is a world-traveling instrumental acoustic jazz group based in Madison, Wisconsin. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Roma Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from American jazz, European Folk Music, traditional Latin, Parisian waltz, and other vintage-jazz sources. Our staff can't wait for a night of Hot Swing. Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. Donation at the door, reservations encouraged: 815-329-6191.

Novels @ The Norwegian

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Join us (along w/ The Rockford Public Library) for our monthly book club. This month, we'll be reading 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman. Enjoy great conversation & great people in our cozy parlour. Food & drink are available until 2 pm.

Coul Hands Jazz Band & Corey Hart

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL

We welcome to the stage for the first time Corey Hart, one of Madison's most distinctive writers. And we welcome BACK the swinging grooves of our friends: Coul Hands Jazz Band. The kitchen will open at 6 pm, & Corey will open up the show at 7. Just a $5-$10 donation for a big night of music.

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During this time while we adjust to the always changing rules and regulations, we highly recommend making reservations through OpenTable. You can make reservations or join the table wait list using the form below or the app on your phone. Thank you for being patient during this time!