Our staff is on winter break. We will be open again for dinner on January 14th. We will be open again for brunch on January 15th.

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

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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Previous events

Snømarket 2021

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

We are once again transforming our back alley into a Nordic Fishing Village! We'll be open December 17th, 18th, & 19th from 3 pm to 9 pm.

What are we offering? We'll be selling food (wild boar sandwiches, mushroom phillies, pretzels & Carlsberg cheese, etc), glögg, hot cocoa, æbleskiver mixes, mimosa flight kits, restaurant swag, toys for kids, & more. Joining us this year for vendors will be talented local potters, print makers, macrame weavers, guitar string jewelry makers, knitters, & other eclectic artists. Also participating will be our neighbors at Rooted & Wonderland Sweets.

What will be happening? The event schedule on Friday & Saturday is as follows:

3-4 pm: Rubber Herring Toss 4 -5 pm: Viking Dice Games, Ornament Decorating, & Kids Coloring 5 -8 pm: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Through Churchill's Grove 7 - 9 pm: Carole-oke (Belt Out Your Holiday Favorites)

And for Sunday: 3 - 5 pm Meet & Greet Nordic Fairytale Characters ('Snow Sisters') For Kids 4 - 5 pm Skittle Scatter Nordic Bowling, & Kids Coloring 3 - 6 pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Through Churchill's Grove 7 - 9 pm: Carole-oke (Belt Out Your Holiday Favorites)

Our indoor bar will be open as a warming hut. Beverages will be served inside as well as outside. All food will be available outside. Food is available by purchasing tickets on-site at our ticket booth.

Why are we doing this? To bring our community together in the great outdoors this holiday season.

What to expect? A very happy crew of restaurant people excited to serve you (in masks).

What not to expect? A giant winter market. If you'd like a bigger selection of gifts, we suggest a trip to Chicago for their wonderful Christkindlmarket. We are a Mom & Pop restaurant creating a small hometown experience for our neighborhood.

Where to park? On the neighborhood streets surrounding 1402 N Main St in Rockford, Illinois. Parking is plentiful. What to bring? Your families, friends, and WARM winter gear. We like the embracing the cold, & we invite you to join us.

Kerosene Kites - Holiday Show

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

Two of Madison's finest songwriters--Beth Kille & Erik Kjelland--are making their debut on our stage, playing original holiday tunes as well as some covers. These two are electric together and are known for melting faces and hearts throughout the Midwest. We hope you'll join us in welcoming them to Rockford.

Nov21

Underground Squirrel Music Recital

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

Rockford's favorite rock teacher--Micky Rosenquist--is hosting a concert for his students on our stage. Doors at 5:30, show at 6 pm. The bar will be open, and the kitchen will be serving light snacks. Get set for fun from Rockford's future rockstars.

Nov20

Lincoln Flowers & Goat Getter

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

This is a split bill show with our very own Lincoln Flowers (playing solo), and Jack Barnett (playing with his band, Goat Getter). Both of these artists are not only incredible writers and musicians, but they're incredible people as well. We're so happy to welcome these phenomenal people to our stage. Dinner and drinks available for the concert.

Joel Baer Big Band Outside On The Patio

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

Join us outside on our patio as we welcome back Joel Baer and his 16-piece big band. The kitchen will be cooking up something amazing for dinner, and Joel and the band will be playing their hearts out from 7 pm until 8 pm. Reservations can be made on our website www.thenorwegian.com through Open Table. (Reservations should be made for 6:30 or 7 pm to catch the show.)

Burgundy Wine Night

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

Join us this fall for Wednesday Wine Night: Burgundy Edition. We'll be running 5 courses of bold flavors. Our friend Greg Callahan has selected his favorite wines from the Burgundy region of eastern France. The kitchen team--led by Phi Bach--will be pairing those wines with their spin on French foods from the area.

We love these wine nights. They're a wonderful way to celebrate food, drink, and our North End community. Grab a friend (or meet one here), and treat yourself to a unique experience here in Rockford this October.

$59

POSTPONED Due to Weather: 16-piece BIG BAND ON THE PATIO

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

Join us outside on the patio as we celebrate the beginning of fall with the Joel Baer Big Band! This one-of-a-kind event will take place in the parking lot behind the Norwegian and will feature an incredible band. A small dinner menu will be available. We hope you'll join us for dinner and a concert!

Wednesday Wine Dinner

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

This edition of Wednesday Wine dinner will be something special. Join our good friend Greg Callahan as he tells stories about the origins and flavors of his favorite South African wines. Each course will be paired with creative dishes--featuring local farm produce--prepared by Phi Bach and Dom Romano. Treat yourself (or a friend) to an end-of-summer celebration of food and wine here at The Norwegian.

$55, general admission

Farm Dinner at Angelic Organics

Angelic Organics , 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, IL

Gather with us at Angelic Organics in Caledonia for a four-course, farm to table meal (prepared by us) with ingredients from Angelic Organics Farm and Roots & Wings Urban Farm. The backdrop of Angelic Organics farm offers the perfect setting to enjoy good food, friends and conversation. There will be music, opportunities for selfies with our goats, and a farm photo booth! Executive Director Jackie de Batista will provide a reflection on the impact of the pandemic on local food and our programs, and offer a vision for the future. ​Thank you to our event sponsors: Rockford Art Deli, Candid Wines, and New Holland Brewing Co.

$75

Wednesday Wine Dinner

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

Grab a friend (or come solo and meet someone new) and enjoy a summer sensory experience here in Rockford's North End. Our very own Chef Steph will be cooking her favorite dishes, featuring foods from her favorite farms. Our Pastry Chef, Rebecca Coffin, will be making one of her signature desserts.

The wines at Chronic Wine Cellars are bold, and frankly, so are the winemakers. Brandon Lutmer from Heritage Wines will be on-site for the tasting, telling stories about the brothers who started this iconic winery out west.

Thank you for supporting our wine nights and our team. We love having the opportunity to cook for you. Skål!

$55, general admission

Swingbilly RFD

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

We're so excited to welcome back Jon Rozman and his 6-piece talented crew of old-time country, blues, and bluegrass musicians. This show will take place outside on the patio, weather permitting. (We'll move it indoors if we're rained out). Reservations can be made on our website through Open Table.

Rose Wine Dinner

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

Summer is finally here! Join us outside on our patio for a great collection of cool crisp rose wines, paired with foods prepared by our kitchen team, led by James St. Clair. James has been working on this summer menu for a long time, and it's shaping up to be something special. Grab a friend (or come alone and make a friend of two) and see how bright wines bring out the best in local farm fresh foods.

$50

BIG BAND NIGHT w/ Joel Baer

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

Our first real BIG BAND at The Norwegian! Join us on the patio for a night of bright brass and the foot stomping grooves of Joel Baer and his giant band. If we're rained out, we'll move our show inside. Reservations can be made on our website through Open Table.

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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!