Big Bowl, the prominent Chinese and Thai restaurant at the heart of the Reston Town Center, is closing after nearly two decades in business. The restaurant made the announcement on its website.

“Big Bowl in the Reston Town Center will not be reopening as the restaurant’s lease is expiring. We appreciate our many loyal guests and employees that have supported us over the last 19 years, our team has enjoyed serving you,” the statement read.

Big Bowl sits at the intersection of Library Street and Democracy Drive, opposite Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food and Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant. Its circular facade with giant letters and big red bowl is a landmark in the RTC. No word yet on what will take over that space.

Images: Big Bowl

Big Bowl is part of the Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group that also includes the Mon Ami Gabi location in the RTC. According to the company’s website, there are six other Big Bowl locations — all in the Midwest.

*With the Metro Silver Line getting closer and due to requests from readers, The Burn is offering coverage of restaurants and retail news at Reston Town Center, Reston Station and other nearby developments along the 267 corridor.

(Image at top: Google Maps)