Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 2 pm Wednesday-Sunday 
5 pm to 9 pm Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays

For questions, please email us at info@thenorwegian.com or call 815-329-6191 during business hours
1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

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DAILY BRUNCH SPECIALS (until we run out)

ROTATING WEEKLY NIGHT MENU (5 pm to 9 pm)

Previous events

Caravan

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

Two of the best musicians in the Midwest are hitting our stage again! Caravan is a swing duo is a world traveling instrumental acoustic jazz group based in Madison, Wisconsin. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Romani Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Expect a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing" repertoire, originals, and standards done in uniquely arranged styles.

Free show. Reservations highly encouraged.

Valentine's Tasting Dinner

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

We're celebrating Valentine's Day with a candlelit wine dinner. Our chefs will be Jimmy, Steph, Dom, and Jen. Expect big flavors, delicious wine, and kind staff with great food stories. Our bar manager Jack will be pairing wines with each course.

We love these nights; they're an opportunity for our team to flex their cooking skills. Grab a friend or make one here! We'd love to spend the holiday with you.

  • Please note: we are not able to accommodate special dietary requests at this event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

$85

Emily's Birthday Open Mic

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

It's Emily's birthday celebration! Bring yourself and a song or poem and join us for Open Stage. Cost of admission is an unopened hygiene item to donate to local charities. We'll place a sign up sheet on our piano at 5:30 pm.  If you'd like to perform, just add your name to the sheet. Available to use is our house PA system, microphones, guitar, and house piano; a sound person will be on-site. Open Stage runs until 9 pm. The kitchen will be CLOSED for Open Stage, but bar snacks will be free and the bar will be open from 5:30 to 9 pm.

Jan17

Wednesday Open Mic

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

Welcome to our Wednesday night Open Stage for musicians & poets.  Open Stage is free and open to anyone to attend and/or perform.  IMPORTANT: this is a quiet event made for artists to have a listening crowd as they try out new and old material in front of an audience. We will place a sign up sheet on our piano at 5:30 pm.  If you'd like to perform, you will enter your name in a 10 minute time slot between 6 and 8 pm.  Available to use is our house PA system, microphones, guitar, and house piano; a sound person will be on-site. Open Stage runs until 9 pm. The kitchen will be CLOSED for open stage, but the bar will be open from 5:30 to 9 pm. We encourage you to stay for the duration of the event to cheer on all artists.  

Snømarket 2023

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

Sunday at Snømarket is traditionally a family day and features a 1 pm performance by the Swedish Historical Society's St. Lucia Choir.

Bundle up and join us outside for our annual winter Snømarket. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a mug of homemade glögg, hot chocolate, æbleskiver, lefse, fish on a stick, and more. Take a free horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Churchills grove, play events like our herring toss and molkky, sing Christmas carole-oke, or just sit by the fire pit and listen to Chef Kent tell Viking stories. This year's Snømarket is sponsored by The City of Rockford's "Forward For Fun" Grant. Street parking available.

Snømarket 2023

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

Bundle up and join us outside for our annual winter Snømarket. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a mug of homemade glögg, hot chocolate, æbleskiver, lefse, fish on a stick, and more. Take a free horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Churchills grove, play events like our herring toss and molkky, sing Christmas carole-oke, or just sit by the fire pit and listen to Chef Kent tell Viking stories. This year's Snømarket is sponsored by The City of Rockford's "Forward For Fun" Grant. Street parking available.

Snømarket 2023

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

Bundle up and join us outside for our annual winter Snømarket. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a mug of homemade glögg, hot chocolate, æbleskiver, lefse, fish on a stick, and more. Take a free horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Churchills grove, play events like our herring toss and molkky, sing Christmas carole-oke, or just sit by the fire pit and listen to Chef Kent tell Viking stories. This year's Snømarket is sponsored by The City of Rockford's "Forward For Fun" Grant. Street parking available.

Open Stage Featuring Lincoln Flowers

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

Welcome to our Wednesday night Open Stage for musicians & poets.  Open Stage is free and open to anyone to attend and/or perform.  IMPORTANT: this is a quiet event made for artists to have a listening crowd as they try out new and old material in front of an audience. We will place a sign up sheet on our piano at 5:30 pm.  If you'd like to perform, you will enter your name in a 10 minute time slot between 6 and 8 pm.  Available to use is our house PA system, microphones, guitar, and house piano; a sound person will be on-site. Open Stage runs until 8 pm, followed by a featured performer from 8 to 8:45.  This week will be Lincoln Flowers a stunning writer w/ strong, vulnerable vocals, and guitar motifs that you'll be humming for days. The bar will call "last call," and we'll close the event.  The kitchen will be CLOSED for open stage, but the bar will be open from 5:30 to 9 pm. We encourage you to stay for the duration of the event to cheer on all artists.  

Open Stage Featuring John Hvezda

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

Welcome to our Wednesday night Open Stage for musicians & poets. Open Stage is free and open to anyone to attend and/or perform. IMPORTANT: this is a quiet event made for artists to have a listening crowd as they try out new and old material in front of an audience. We will place a sign up sheet on our piano at 5:30 pm. If you'd like to perform, you will enter your name in a 10 minute time slot between 6 and 8 pm. Available to use is our house PA system, microphones, guitar, and house piano; a sound person will be on-site. Open Stage runs until 8 pm, followed by a featured performer from 8 to 8:45. This week will be John Hvezda, a talented roots songwriter with powerful lyrics and beautiful melodies. The bar will call "last call," and we'll close the event. The kitchen will be CLOSED for open stage, but the bar will be open from 5:30 to 9 pm. We encourage you to stay for the duration of the event to cheer on all artists.

Open Stage Featuring Clark Kelly

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

We're hosting an Open Stage for musicians & poets. Open Stage is free and open to anyone to attend and/or perform. IMPORTANT: this is a quiet event made for artists to have a listening crowd as they try out new and old material in front of an audience. We will place a sign up sheet on our piano at 5:30 pm. If you'd like to perform, you will enter your name in a 15 minute time slot between 6 and 8 pm. Available to use is our house PA system, microphones, and house piano; a sound person will be on-site. We will have 8 performers, followed by a featured performer from 8 to 8:45. This week will be Clark Kelly, a talented pop songwriter with Rockford roots. The bar will call "last call," and we'll close the event. The kitchen will be CLOSED for open stage, but the bar will be open from 5 to 9 pm. We encourage you to stay for the duration of the event to cheer on all artists.

Open Stage Featuring Emily Hurd

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

We're hosting an Open Stage for musicians & poets. Open Stage is free and open to anyone to attend and/or perform. IMPORTANT: this is a quiet event made for artists to have a listening crowd as they try out new and old material in front of an audience. We will place a sign up sheet on our piano at 5:30 pm. If you'd like to perform, you will enter your name in a 15 minute time slot between 6 and 8 pm. Available to use is our house PA system, microphones, and house piano; a sound person will be on-site. We will have 8 performers, followed by a featured performer from 8 to 8:45. This week's performer will be our restaurant owner, Emily Hurd. The bar will call "last call," and we'll close the event. The kitchen will be CLOSED for open stage, but the bar will be open from 5 to 9 pm. We encourage you to stay for the duration of the event to cheer on all artists.

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