One of my favoritesBig Jones has all the high-end taste and charm, but a relaxed attitude. The southern/creole fusion food that goes beyond comfort into a whole new category. It's perfect for foodies and family's who just want great classics. The bourbon/whiskey selection is fantastic and so are all the people. There's literally nothing not to love.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI was pleasantly surprisedI was pleasantly surprised to find a vegetarian option (the Reezy Peasy) on the menu at a Southern-style restaurant, and even more surprised at how delicious the dish was. We were all quite pleased with our selections, and my cousin pronounced the chicken and dumplings, her favorite meal, the best she'd ever had. The only disappointment was the portion size of the sweet tea pork, which was dramatically smaller than all other dishes we ordered.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as alwayWe've eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Brunch, lunch or dinner, this restaurant treats ingredients well.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGo hungry, try everything!We went to Big Jones with a large group of 6. We had a reservation so the wait wasn't bad. Our server was outstanding. Very friendly and knowledgable. We tried the biscuits and gravy which was amazing. Gumbo was rich and complex. We got the New Orleans eggs, eggs Benedict and a shrimp filled omelette. Everyone loved what they ordered. Everything was beautifully executed and delicious. I could use an order of cheese grits right now.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New Orleans Food & DrinkLoved their shrimp and grits and cornbread, very yummy!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWould go back again!! ExcellenWould go back again!! Excellen t food and service.
Made reservations and our table was ready on time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second time here and itOur second time here and it just gets better. Intriguing concept that is beautifully executed. The menu is quite diverse. My wife found a meatless dish that was terrific and based on a recipe from the 1800's. Super friendly staff- no pressure, talkative, but not in a overbearing way. Crazy good whiskey selection. Love this place.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI didn't read the menu aheadI didn't read the menu ahead of time and was surprised to discover it was authentic new orleans/southern food. Having went to Univeristy in Atlanta, it was great to find some of my old favorites so close to home. Organic, locally sourced, fresh... absolutely delicious. Gumbo was yummy, but the catfish looked amazing. Every plate was very pretty (we had "plate envy" of all the people next to us!!). Loved the Beignets that came with our meal!!
MAKE A RESERVATION!!! With one, we had to wait about 15 minutes. Without one, it was about an hour to an hour-twenty for sunday brunch (at noon).
You're in for a treat. I highly recommend this restaurant!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm from Texas so I get prettyI'm from Texas so I get pretty picky when it comes to my comfort food. Big Jones was amazing and I intend to bring my southern family there when they come visit. My boyfriend is also a huge whiskey fan and we were floored by the amazing selection of whiskeys and cocktails.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMsaw a nice review in Gardensaw a nice review in Garden & Gun magazine. Big Jones was every bit the southern heirloom restaurant it claims to be, and more. special kudos to our waiter brian, who was knowledgeable and personable.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best Experiences...Big Jones has been consistently fantastic since the day they opened. The food is simply amazing and every time I'm in Chicago I stay downtown but make my way there.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and drinks,Excellent food and drinks, I wish the place were bigger though. It always has a cramped feel to it---not in a good, cozy way either. I've never been disappointed at brunch and this past Sunday was no exception. The service was great and the food was wonderful. I didn't give the food 5 stars because the hollandaise sauce on my Eggs New Orleans was a bit dry and the dish looked like it'd been under a heating lamp for a bit too long. I also withheld one star for service because we ordered the cornbread appetizer and it came after our entrees. A rookie mistake--had our server asked, we probably would have declined the app given the timing and the amount of food we had. The Bloody Mary was fantastic. Right kick, great garnishes.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at Big JonesBig Jones was packed on Saturday night, but that's a good sign. We made a reservation for 9pm and were promptly shown our table. We make it to Big Jones at least every other month and they always have a great selection and always leave full and happy. I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the pork loin. The sweet potato hash is our go-to side dish!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and ServiceExcellent Food and Service is also Excellent. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable on New Orleans food and drink. One of my favorites.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten free friendly! I wasGluten free friendly! I was able to eat fried clams thanks to a corn meal and rice flour breading. Our server was delightful. :-)3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEat hereAs always they don't disappoint. Southern fare beautifully and deliciously done!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunch in a neighborhoodRight across from teh Swedish Bakery in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Big Jones was an amazing Brunch treat! Reminiscent of our honeymoon in New Orleans, the restaurant served comfort foods with a twist. Two of our party had the eggs benedict with crab - amazing! I had the french toast, which was good, but i wished i had ordered the catfish.
Biscuits and beignets were amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an amazing brunch!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I took a longMy friend and I took a long lunch and ordered the Boarding House Lunch. What a deal! For $16 we got an entire fried chicken for the two of us, plus some great sides and a dessert.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time to BigIt was our first time to Big Jones. Sunday brunch was very group. A good time was had by all.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe felt like we were backWe felt like we were back in NOLA. The food is heavy- now I remember why I took so many naps vacationing in NOLA. We should have only ordered one appetizer- after we had the clams (delish!) we couldn't finish the creole salad! The salad had great crispy pork AND bacon AND an egg... each of those apps could have been meals in themselves. We only took a few bites of the shrimp po'boy before we had to have it wrapped up to go. The best po'boy either of us has ever eaten!!! The pickled veggies and sauce paired perfectly with the po'boy. We each had a non-alcoholic drink, ginger beer and cactus pear tea. Both were very flavorful and refreshing with the heavy food. We will be back and will bring friends next time!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was outstanding.Food and service was outstanding. Would definitely visit again.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. The chef cameGreat food. The chef came by and was interested to know how our food was. I'll definitely be back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Service was almost as incredible as the food. Complimentary beignets and the French toast was heavenly.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBig Jones never lets us down,Big Jones never lets us down, the ever changing menu always has some hidden gems from the Beet salad to the amazing Shrimp and Grits. Those are the Grits dreams are madefrom3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBig Jones never disappoints.Big Jones never disappoints. The service is excellent, the music is very appropriate, not too loud, and the food is always very good and imaginative.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBig Jones is one of my favoritesBig Jones is one of my favorites - great place to take out of town guests for an amazing brunch.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for dinner andWe went there for dinner and had the pork loin and crawfish etouffee, both were very good. Limited wine and beer options but the selections we had were good. Good service, will definitely be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious lunch--especiallyDelicious lunch--especially the fried clam appetizer!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely cajun food, I.e. greatLovely cajun food, I.e. great grits, gumbo, southern salads, yummy corn bread.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLet the Good Times Roll!!!!Going to Big Jones is like being in NOLA. The food is great and always creative. The service is great!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst-timer for The BoardinghouseFirst-timer for The Boardinghouse Lunch and what a treat it was. Outstanding fried chicken, with a crunchingly delicious crust and huge pieces of tender, juicy meat. Sides were terrific and the Banana Pudding dessert was spot on. All the nuances were just the way we like them and that includes the biscuits and corn muffins. Way too much food, so the leftovers were great reminders of a most pleasurable meal. Definitely a new addition to our lunch rotation.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch Choice!Had been been hearing about it for brunch, so finally had the chance to go. It did not disappoint. The menu was full of great choices. It should be high on your list.11/18/2012 12:00:00 AM