We will be closed on Tuesday, November 23rd, Wednesday, November 24th and Thursday, November 25th to allow our staff time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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!