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Big Bowl-Lincolnshire
Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.com
  • Email: bowl104@leye.com
  • Phone: (847) 808-8880
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer party trays for carryout. If you need your party catered, you can discuss with a manager and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private dining area that seats up to 40 people. Please contact a manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (847) 808-8880

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Millwaukee Ave and Aptakisic
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have a shared lot and we offer valet for $4. If you drive a hybrid car, you will receive $4 off your check. Just show your valet ticket with a green sticker given to you by valet to prove that your car is environmentally friendly.
A word from Big Bowl-Lincolnshire
Big Bowl is a pioneering Asian restaurant, vibrant in design and cuisine, offering the latest in authentic Chinese and Thai food. Using market-fresh ingredients, Big Bowl’s signatures include dim sum-sized appetizers, pad thai, seafood, some truly hot and spicy food and fresh made ginger ale.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service was very rushed, they just wanted to get you in and out in an hour. Could of gone to fast food for this experience. A changing restaurant not in a good way."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "poor service, not up to quality of a "Lettuce" restaurant"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It was a great service. We arrived late but still kept our reservation. The server was very friendly and told us about different signature dishes of the night. We ordered and less then 15 minutes we had our food and it was very good. Overall, excellent service and I will be returning in the future."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My group all ordered the build-your-own option. Our first time and we needed a lot of explanation. Then the chef screwed up one of the orders by including chicken. This person cannot eat meat of any kind so was required to start over while the rest of us waited. As the host, I was disappointed. The food was good, however."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We dine at Lettuce Entertain u restaurants all the time,but felt let down by the food. The BBQ Chicken with fried rice had only about 3 strips of chicken and the rice was just luke warm. Service and server were great, but food just mediocre."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had heard about this resturaunt for quite a while but had never been to visit. I love Pad Thai with extra vegtables and they assortment of fresh veggies they added were outstanding. This is near one of my customers locations and I will definetly be back! TFD"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "we are hooked. great food great service (remember to ask for David) nice staff and free refills on soft drinks."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We dine in Lincolnshire quite often, and Big Bowl is our favorite place to eat. It was our first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant experience and it set the bar high for all future encounters. Love Big Bowl - great variety and even numerous Gluten Free options!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great service. Really appreciated the help with their Gluten free menu too."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love going up to the veggie bar and picking all my veggies I want in my stir fry."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This restaurant will adapt your requests to any menu item and get it right every time - for me, in this chain, the Lincolnshire location stands out as the most consistent in excellent service and delicious food."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our first time to big bowl. Needed to use up a gift certificate and decided to take a ride to the northern burbs. Well worth it Our waiter, David, was the best. I highly recommend you ask for him. He is patient and will explain everything to you. He really went out of his way for us. Friendly and you can tell he loves his job The chicken was the best chicken we had ever had We will be back"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our food was great and the prices are cheap compared to other restaurants in the area. It was the cheapest Saturday night dinner we've had in a long time. The only thing we didn't love was the sangria. We tried the red and the pomegranate and we didn't care for either but there are plenty of other drink options!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our favorite place in our area for a family dinner. We are regulars because the food is excellent and so is the service. My kids like to choose their own fresh vegetables. We will continue to frequent this local gem."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We brought some family in for the first time and we got served potatoe won tons and they were DELICIOUS!!! Everyone in the family really liked it. You should think about adding them to the menu!!! Also, very excited that you are bringing back the banana cashew egg roll as a special for dessert. I wish you'd consider adding it back to the menu. I'm a customer that comes weekly and really enjoy that dessert."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. I have a fish allergy and they were happy to take special care with my order."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Excellent place to go for an evening out. Casual, yet upscale food. Vibrant atmosphere. Always crowded, which attests to its good Asian Fusion food. I always make a reservation and have never waited more than 10min. for my table. Oh, and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the product."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We took our son to dinner on the weekend he graduated from boot camp. The staff was amazing, the restaurant was lively and fun, and the food was awesome. We'll definitely go back if we're ever in the area."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was great as usual. First time had a reservation and had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. If I hadn't asked, I still would have had to wait longer. Service was slower than usual too. Other tables that sat down after us received their food first."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "had mainly thai food off of the menu this time, all were delicious. good chinese dumplings to start and the apple crisp dessert was excellent. had the mongolian beef, thai chicken noodles, shrimp and scallops in a wok, all were great. Very reliable and predicable service, which was great as well."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went with 8 yr old grandson and my husband. Had a great waitress who really paid attention to us. Ordered won ton soup - tasted different from the last few times and we said so. New recipe. Told us to ask for the "old recipe" and the will make it that way, didn't charge us. Grandson ordered kids chicken noodle soup and a fruit cup. It was delicious! Husband enjoyed his beef and broccoli and I enjoyed orange chicken. Definitely make reservations. We were seated immediately at 7 for our reservation. Leaving at 8:15 the place was PACKED and had a long wait. This is in our our rotation of restaurants we go to regularly. If we could get the same waitress we would even go to more often! She was helpful, cheerful and very attentive."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We are frequent diners at Big Bowl. Our twenty-something daughters and their boyfriends can always agree to come here. The menu has a wide variety of healthy fare, and they love that. The fact that everyone can customize their dinner doesn't hurt either. On this particular night, Mike, our waiter, added to a very positive experience."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Had never been before, but thought well they're a Lettuce entertain you restaurant let's go! Glad we did. Food was not too typical and very yummy! Would dine again!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Good food I (had the teriyaki salmon, my daughter the stir fry tofu bowl, my husband the thai veg). The waitress very nice and gave good suggestions, just a bit too busy, and running between tables, forgot my tea, but I got it free when I finally reminded her about it)."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Love coming here and getting my craving for Thai food taken care of."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We have dined at other Big Bowls in the area, but this one by far has the best service and food. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating (I didn't want to sit next to the kitchen, so we were given another table), the server had great suggestions on the menu, and the food came out delicious!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Big Bowl was the perfect place for our dinner for two. Quiet enough for us to talk , just the right amount of noise. Our server was friendly and helpful pointing out different menu items. We really enjoyed our lettuce wraps. The chicken was very flavorful with just the right spice. I must say that i was told the gingerales were delicious and i was not disappointed. I had the orange gingerale with a twist of lime and it was heaven. Not too sweet with a lovely aroma. We had the beef with fried rice. The portions were good size and just the right amount of heat. Our food was delivered in a timely manner and our server was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. I know we will be regular customers at Big Bowl."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Big Bowl meets the high standards of the Lettuce Entertain You chain of restaurants with excellent food and service. but the latter was a bit slow - even considering it was a Saturday evening. The summer rolls appetizer was a bit awkward to eat, because - although two dipping sauces were provided, the rolls were flimsy and fell apart before they could be dipped. The spoons we asked for weren't effective, because the containers were shallow with little sauce in each. Pouring them over the rolls would have immediately emptied them. In short, there was no comfortable or effective way to eat them with the sauces. Other wise, we were very pleased with our experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It can be very loud. Recommend reservation wait can be long over an hour on Saturday night. Overall the food was great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Big Bowl is not Chinese or Thai, it's Asianesque. The food can be tasty, and folks seem to enjoy it. One at our table doesn't like Chinese food, but enjoys Big Bowl."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had a very good experience at Big Bowl. The food was very good - our server was great and, overall, it was a wonderful evening for everyone."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "If you like fresh, fast and hot (spice wise), then this is the place. Build your own bowl with local fresh ingredients or select a preset option you can find tasty delights. Pick a selection with a fire icon and you will be pleased with the spice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and good variety. Nice options for spicy items too. The brothless ramen special is to die for."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My wife and I have always loved Big Bowl and we have made a decision to go out on a date for special events. This is an awesome place. We love the "make your own bowl" and the fact that we can choose what ever we want that will fit in the portion bowl."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been here several times and have never been disappointed in the food or drink. The only complaint I have is the noise level. It is always very loud and difficult to have conversations. Probably not a good place for older people. The bartender is friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food and sevice were good/very good. Had Teryaki Chicken Fried Rice. Portion was adequate. Others had Sechwan (sp??)Beef. Was OK not great"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Thank you for turning the music down to a tolerable level, it made lunch much more pleasant !"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Service was great - food arrived quickly and server was very attentive"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Stopped in for lunch with a friend and had a very good meal. Very fresh, nicely prepared. Much better than most other lunch options. Great service, too."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Good vegetarian options; environmentally conscious; good service; yummy food."
    Dined on 1/16/2014