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Big City Tavern - Las Olas
Big City Tavern - Las Olas

Big City Tavern - Las Olas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.BigCityLasOlas.Com
  • Phone: (954) 727-0307
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am -3:00pm
    Midday: 2:30pm-5:00pm
    Dinner Nightly:5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Late Night Bar Menu:11:00pm - 1:00am
    Happy Hour Everyday from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Lisabet Summa
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 6 Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the City parking lot directly behind Big City Tavern off of SE 8th Avenue or on Las Olas Blvd with metered spaces.
A word from Big City Tavern - Las Olas
Big City Tavern is a busy, vibrant restaurant reminiscent of the great urban taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. A stylish, classic American restaurant, Big City offers a varied menu featuring dry aged steaks, burgers, fresh seafood, salads and fresh house-made pasta of the day. Some of the more popular dishes are the Pan Roasted Salmon with Tomato and the House-Made Charcuterie. The desserts are all enticing, all house made and all delicious. The extensive wine list emphasizes California varietals by the bottle or glass. With its magnificent grand bar always busy, Big City has a constant din of energy and conviviality. Big City offers outdoor sidewalk dining in the center of the action on Las Olas Blvd.

Please call the restaurant to make reservations for parties of 12 or more!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Had brunch there this past Sunday. Obviously a very popular place, food was fantastic, great selection on menu, hip Brunch spot on Las Olas"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were staying in Fort Lauderdale and we wanted to meet up for dinner with my brother and his wife who live in Miami. The hotel we were staying at recommended Big City Tavern. It was a great recommendation. The location on Las Olas Blvd. was ideal and the atmosphere and food was great Our waiter was Diem, who was great too. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was fast. Drink prices a bit pricey. Drink selections were very good and unique."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I used OpenTable, with only 5 or 6 hours in advance, and was able to secure a 7:30pm Saturday night dinner reservation for 7 people. I chose to order a dring from the bar to wait for the rest of my group. The bartender was friendly and promptly made the mixed drinks we ordered. We were seated early, and the waiter took the time to explain all the specials. At least two people ordered steak, one ordered a salad, one ordered pasta, and we also ordered appetizers. The food was all good, and the overall experience was very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I love coming here because I am never disappointed with the food... Always delicious! We split the skirt steak (it was like BUTTER! omg) and the chicken paillard (hello yumtown). I had the watermelon margarita special, which was a little weak in tequila strength, but I like my tequila, so perhaps I am the exception here. The service was solid as well. No complaints. I have had my ups and downs with service and reservations here before, but management always takes care of the customer and you always leave happy! I will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was very excited to take my daughter here for her birthday brunch. I had been here previously for brunch and food was very good. My servicer was slow and inexperienced so he wasn't very good. He seemed in a daze. Had to ask for more coffee, etc. Had to ask for butter for our toast. My omelet was ok but bland. My potatoes too salty. I was disappointed, especially since was for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Menu changes since my last visit were disappointing, especially the vegetables that came with the steak tenderloin. Instead of the sweet potatoes and scalloped potatoes it was served with beets! Yuck! Won't return any time soon!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Big City is always a good place to eat and drink. PERIOD!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our servicer (Justin) was excellent the drinks (apple martini, vodka tonic) were really good and we had time to enjoy then (without being rush for our order). Jason the manager stopped by twice to ensure everything was going well and that we were satisfied with our entree. For the appetizer we had the asian calamari, which was yummy. For the main course, she had the salmon, I had the skirt steak, they were excellent and more than enough for both of us. For us it worth the trip from Boca, from the service, drinks, the food, Big City Tavern is a place we enjoy coming back too!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The place was very busy for a Saturday night. Open Table reservations are a must have. We were seated immediately and our server was prompt and super friendly and efficient. Kitchen was great. Everything came out as ordered. Food was good and portions were huge. We all had Togo boxes."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was noisy, expected on a Saturday night on Las Olas. The service was great and the food wasn't bad.We will return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have come to this place for a while. The quality is consistent, great menu, good food, good service. This is not a place for gracious dining, no table cloth, no flowers on the table, inside the noise level is unbearable. Make sure you sit outside. The prices are moderate and portions are generous. Overall good value."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The atmosphere was lively, with a moderate noise level. Great location for people watching, as it's right on Las Olas Blvd. Food (which is made from scratch) was good, but not great. Service was a little slow and our waitress seemed distracted, but the manager came by to check on us and had other servers stop by to make sure that our needs were met. Overall, I would return, but it would be on a day where I'm not pressured for time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Service was good, but food was meh The sandwiches sound great on the menu, but not good at all"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "AC vent was dripping on me, way too loud. Service and food was good. It seems like a good place for groups. Busy bar scene, music way too loud."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Having eaten at most of the other locations, I was expecting quality food and service... forget it, service was slow, food was at best poor, to hamburgs were tasteless and over done.. at least the fries were fairly good. Never go back, I'll stay with City Oyster in Delray Beach!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Dinner was very good, service was excellent, server knew all the specials, had good recommendations and special requests were not forgotten. Very enjoyable evening, dinner followed by a great show at the Riverside Hotel."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday dinner on Saturday night. Our server was very good and made evening great. We ordered the grouper dinner and the rare tuna dinner. Both were the best we ever had both in preparation and taste. I was surprised by the server with a complimentary slice of decadent chocolate cake with ice cream on the side sporting a birthday candle. Very classy! This was our first time dining here but we will be back....really soon!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went there for a lunch meeting. I ordered a rare cheeseburger with carmelized onions and a side of sauteed spinache. The water I requested was never served to me at all. The burger was not rare-it was well done and tasted like leather. Instead of spinache, I was served broccoli. The replacement order of food took an additional 15 minutes to serve. If I wasn't there for a business meeting, I would have walked out of the place. Most high class places provide some form of complimentary food or drink when they screw up an order as badly as this one. No such gesture was made. This is a low class place with high class prices."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "When I was called to confirm my reservation, they asked what the occasion was, I replied that this was a special evening with my son and husband both celebrating birthdays that same day. She replied that that was so special and she would note it for our server. It was never brought up. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I love the variety that this restaurant offers. The menu is very eclectic and it is very delicious,. We will be back"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Must try big city for brunch great options for food. Also bottomless drinks were great, the bloody Mary's were delicious! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I always forget how noisy it is,food was good,my risotto with scallops was excellent,not a big selection for kids"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We came here with a group of 6 and they were very accommodating- we originally asked for an outside table but when we arrived, we decided inside would be better- they were fine with that and both service and food were above average. I had a chopped greek salad with chicken. Others had cobb salad, burger, spinach salad and grouper....I would recommend this to anyone wanting good and reliable food and service in the Fort Lauderdale/Las Olas area. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Have been to Big City several times and always have had a positive experience. Only drawback is the noise level inside if you are trying to have conversation. This last time we were there for brunch and sat outside and had a really nice time. My eggs benedict dish was outstanding. Great place to watch the world go by on Las Olas."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Took my mom here for Mother's Day brunch and it was great! We were seated right away, our waitress was extremely attentive and the unlimited mimosa's were great! We had the cheese plate, the belgian waffle and the crab eggs benedict - all were amazing! We will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I love the convenience of reserving a table for brunch and knowing that I won't have to wait on a Sunday morning. Then when I arrive, the food is always a success and the $12 bottomless mimosas complete the package. I love the everything about Big City Tavern, with the food, the location, and the ambiance, I know that I will be back again soon. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant/Bar! Been there several times and have never been disappointed!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Started at the bar and was greeted warmly by the bartender with prompt service. Moved to our table of 8 once our party arrived. Lively place but it was too loud to carry on a conversation with anyone on other end of the table. Our waitress was professional and attentive. The food was good and prepared well but nothing too creative on the menu. Overall, about what I expected from a City Group restaurant. A consistent, quality meal in a place with a lively ambience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We went for brunch for my daughter's birthday. All the food was so good. Try the peanut butter and jelly pancakes...and the unlimited mimosas, of course!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Las Olas has restaurants that come and go with such ease, that with a blink of an eye they disappear! This place will not be going anywhere! The consistently good food and service and a location that is set right across the street from Cheesecake (Factory) where they treat you like the assembly line it was named for, is the perfect place for this restaurant. Personalized service with an ever-present manager checking with each and every table, and a very vibrant menu makes this one of the gems of the Las Olas! Just a beer or an entire dinner or lunch - You won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our Waiter Charlie was SO rude! Never get him as a server! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "High energy great for people watching along Las Olas. Some food was great (crab cakes esp). Other items so so. Loads of drinks to choose from. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My family had a wonderful experience at Big City Tavern. The staff was pleasant and seated us immediately at an outside table. The atmosphere was perfect for us since we had our teenage daughters with us. Our food and drinks were delivered promptly and each was very good. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was slow. Restaurant was mobbed and quite noisy."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We requested a table on the patio so we could watch the parade of people go by, but the inside is lovely too! Great looking bar and high top tables. We would have been happy inside also. Hostess was really welcoming and efficient, the waiter was attentive but did not bother us every 3 minutes, and the food was great. I recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Crab cake Benedict was awesome and Mauricio out server was fantastic! Definitely a great spot for brunch right on las olas!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Wonderful location, hospitable host. Not impressed with food, needs improvement in my opinion."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were a party of 4 and everyone loved the food they order for brunch! Delicious!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014