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Big Bowl-Lincolnshire
Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigbowl.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Have eaten here before but this time I did not enjoy my meal. Disappointed."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I love food with a kick and Big Bowl certainly has many options in that category. Love the food and service. Comfortable dining ambience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Always enjoy going to Big Bowl and I am never disappointed. The food was excellent, service was great, our server was Nevena, she did a great job. Don't get to Lincolnshire that often, we usually are in the city at Big Bowl. Lincolnshire location was great and we very much enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We went with our kids for dinner on Saturday night. We ordered 2 appetizers ( spicy, peanut noodles and calamari) - both delicious! Kung pao chicken and and szechuan beef were our main courses - both excellent. The kids had a combo platter of chicken satay & potstickers. The waiter was not very well versed on the beers & drinks. He was a little awkward overall - spilling some water on my husband and son. Food was great, service was fair. Would go again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food is always consistently great at Big Bowl, never disappoints. Only complaint I had about this particular day was that the young hostess was biting her nails the whole time I was eating and it was kind of nauseating. This is the same hostess who seats people and gives them their menus, and she's had her fingers in her mouth! Unfortunately the manager at the desk had her back to her and didn't even notice."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This use to be a favorite. But they cheated up on the menu, poor quality of food, At best an average Chinese restaurant."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We have made this establishment a regular stop on our culinary journey.."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The server was extremely helpful, the food was delicious (as always) and the people watching was top notch."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food and experience at Big Bowl Lincolnshire. So many great Asian food options"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Another consistent dining experience. Reservation was honored for 4. Wait staff was prompt; utensils, water, napkins, etc. quickly brought to the table. Server welcomed us; reviewed the specials and answered questions diners had regarding drinks. Drinks came promptly and we ordered an appetizer for 4, lettuce wraps with chicken and hoisen sauce. This was followed with our entree orders which for all 4 consisted of the stir fry seloection. We selected our protein, sauces, etc. and followed up with the veggies. Great selection and fresh! Within a few minutes finished entrees were brought to our table. Hearty portions & correct temperature. Mean was finished up with a desert for the table. Consistentcy counts! We will be back again"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "My husband and I were so happy with our entree choices. We got Shrimp Pad Thai and a Chicken Curry dish. Both were exceptional, we decided when we eat at Big Bowl again we will order the exact same thing! We also got spicy beans for an appetizer, loved those, too!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "In addition to great food. the service was outstanding. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the dishes & made great recommendations."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Like the title says, good food, parking puts you off. We almost left before we began due to the parking. One should not be forced to pay to park. We almost missed our reservation time due to the fact we had to park so far away. Ridiculous. Food was fine. Service a bit lacking. So, would recommend for a good meal."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Had dinner here for first time in a year. Food is consistent. Here are my thoughts: 1) Stir Fry Bar Bowl keeps getting smaller and smaller! I love this bar but I wish it was bottomless! Missed opportunity. 2) Wine At least, Big Bowl stopped serving the ridiculous 2 oz. for $7 and are back to full glasses of wine at regular prices. 3) Menu Nice new variety of food."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food is always good and a lot of variety on the menu."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The service was terrible. Ordered pot stickers came without dipping sauces to forever to get the waitress to return to the table to ask for sauces or anything else that evening. There were 6 of us some of the food was very good others were overly salty. Ordered dessert s and coffee. Desserts were to share no extra plates came had to get up and get our own plates. Coffee came 10 minutes after the desserts were delivered. Asked for cream 3 separate times never got it. Didn't get any spoons to stir sugar into coffee had to get up again and find our own. We ended up not drinking the coffee. We are great fans of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, but this one is definitely off our list."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Everything we ate was fresh and delicious - spare rib and crab bites appetizers, the chicken and wonton soup, Thai hot pepper with rice. The service was very good as well. Service and food are consistently excellent."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Nice outdoor dining, families, couples and groups all there. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Big Bowl is one of our go-to places when we just want to have great food and they never disappoint. Once again, we had a very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The "Pineapple Shrimp" rice bowl was fantastic. For a dessert treat try the "momich", they are a delicious combination of ice cream with a fruit coating."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Usually I like the food the most, but this evening the service was really good. The waiter was a young man (he said he was Russian) I can't remember his name. He was attentive, friendly and very concerned about our experience. He made it very enjoyable. We will return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had a great waiter. Food was really good. The bartenders Paul & Antonio are outstanding. Great hostesses too"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant has a bar area when you walk in and to the right is the main dining area with booths, tables and view of the kitchen where the food is cooked. We had 5:45 reservations and got seated right away. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, however is a bit noisy with the tables being close together. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu items as we asked questions on how certain items were prepared and for recommendations. We both ordered shrimp and scallops, but I had them in the Bangkok sauce and my husband had the sweet ginger sauce. There were good portions of seafood cooked just right and served over a bed of rice. Both sauces were delicious. In the past I've tried the orange chicken and it's equally good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was very good and the hibiscus lemonade was excellent. We also enjoyed our server."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is a go to place for us. The food is always great, the service is excellent, and our reservations are always on time. Brought my mom and daughter for the first time and we were treated with a special appetizer to enjoy. A really nice touch."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great service, refreshing menu items, very tasty food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food is overpriced. It was very good, but double the price of most Thai/Chinese restaurants. Service was very good. Wine list could use improvement. Poor choices"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was sporadic. Food ranged from OK to very good. We sat outside and noticed that the umbrellas are really for show and not shade."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This establishment seems to be improving...over time..Go check it out..there's something for everyone on the menu..desserts are the best!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our drinks, appetizer, entree, and desert were all extra delicious. Our waiter was friendly, helpful in making our choices and attentive. The entire staff made us feel very welcome. We had a reservation and even though the restaurant was very busy, we were seated immediately in the area we requested. Had a great experience and would highly recommend it. Even the valet was very helpful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a large group and George was very patient and did a nice job."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Watch out when ordering several of the dishes here at Big Bowl! On 2 different occasions I ordered 2 different entrees (Sesame Chicken Fried Rice & 7 Flavor Chicken) and each time the food was inedible due to the heat from the chili peppers in each dish. Now, I can take spicy food - up to a point. But when there you can find 4 large hot chili peppers in a dish, it's time to label a menu item as HOT & SPICY! There were absolutely no warnings on the menu that these dishes are spicy hot (AS INDICATED WITH A FIREY MOUTH) as indicated with other spicy dishes on the menu. Management will replace an inedible spicy dish for a customer, so be sure to speak up if you do get a too spicy entree!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Had the summer rolls (with asparagus) and barbeque salmon and both tasty and moist. Server very fast and nice also."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went there with my husband on Saturday night. We were very disappointed in their "new appetizer" , it was described as a Thai Crab cake with spicy dipping sauce. When it arrived there 5 breaded balls on a dish. They tasted like salmon patties. When I told this to the eserver, he said yes, there is other fish in them. I'm sure there was very little crab in them and the description said all crab. So were not happy with that at all. Would not order that again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is the third time that we have been here in the last two months. We were seated before our reservation time in the corner of the bar. It was very quiet compared to the main dining room. Our waitress 'Denver' helped make the evening a memorable one. Food was very good. Never had anything that we did not enjoy. A place to try if you never have been here. A glass of wine and two entrees was more than adequate."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've never had a bad experience at Big Bowl. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun and the servers are incredibly personable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food is excellent. They were very accommodating with our large party which included an infant and a 3 year old. They also took our birthday cake, cut it and served it on plates."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I love big bowls food,good service and just a fun place to go."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been to big bowl several times. But this time the experience was terrible. The food servered was not even properly cooked. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We dine at BIG bowl frequently and are never disappointed. The service is excellent as is the food. They have recently added a few items tp the menu. I had one and it will be my new go to."
    Dined on 6/3/2014