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Big City Tavern - Las Olas

4.6
4.6
2155 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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. If you have special needs, require high chairs or need assistance please notify us.

Please call the restaurant to make reservations for parties of 8 or more!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 727-0307

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ladanna Lawas

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Big City Tavern - Las Olas can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 813-2132

  • Neighborhood

    Colee Hammock

  • Cross street

    SE 6 Ave

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    American

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  1. JS

    JulieS

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch with extremely good service. I ate the Chicken Cobb salad, my go to dish and it's always good. They keep the restaurant nice and cool. We sat on the covered patio and we felt the ac, which was amazing, because it was very hot day.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I come often - Big city tavern always has good food and good ambiance. The staff is great too.
  3. DF

    DianaF

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Good food, our waitress seemed to be overwhelmed even though the restaurant was not full. Over all good experience though
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good for first date especially outdoors
  5. SL

    StephanieL

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  6. RM

    RebeccaM

    Fort Lauderdale

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We are regulars to Big City- rarely disappoints! Only issue we had this time was with the scallops, they were extremely salty and unfortunately not edible. Others the drinks and others mains were good, love the Calamari!!!
  7. l

    lauren

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    our waitress , Sarah was extremely friendly and welcoming! The food was lovely as well.
  8. JW

    JustinW

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Brian was excellent!
  9. B

    Brian

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent
  10. JL

    JeffL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    NBA playoff. Good choice of location
  11. OL

    OLDDAN47

    West Palm Beach

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Bad start. I asked for an apple martini but was told they didn’t have any apple pucker. My wife ordered a drink off their cocktail menu but was told they were out of an ingredient and couldn’t make it. Then she ordered a French75 (a simple drink to make) but what arrived was a glass of gin with ice. Finally she asked for a glass of Prosecco which they had. Menu was long on beers and wine but limited on entrees which we had trouble finding anything appealing. We ultimately settled on a burger and a fish sandwich. The food arrived and it was actually pretty good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Vin was so sweet and patient. I’m definitely a tough critic when it comes to restaurants and time quality of food, but overall the weather was great the food was hot and amazing. Well done.
  13. CT

    ChrisT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great! Our server ensured that we got a good run down of the menu with it being our first time and he took great care of us.
  14. MD

    MarcD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. The filet was tender and cooked to liking. Chicken Milanese was excellent with a fresh salad topping. Service was attentive and efficient. One of our favorites when we are in FLL
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Just very loud drunk guest
  16. RM

    RebeccaM

    Fort Lauderdale

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely afternoon and evening of food and drinks. George our waiter was really helpful. Food as always was excellent!!! Drinks were great too. The volume is really loud in this venue, have been here many times and this is always the case.. very hard to hear people across the table. Had a great night. Will definitely be back again soon!
  17. S

    Steakluva24

    Miami

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great options for brunch, we had several dishes that were pretty amazing. Place is very loud but overall a good find. The food portions were pretty good and the entrees were very tasty.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy night but when when our server finally came over we had our order ready. Drinks were outstanding. We had the warm pretzel appetizer which was wonderful and the Pad Thai was very good. Better than expected from a non Asian restaurant. Definitely a place we will go again.
  19. AG

    AnneG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner last night with a group of 7. Good drinks, server was professional and helpful, everyone was pretty happy with their food (although a few that had the scallops over risotto special thought the scallops were a little too salty and a bit gritty- risotto was tasty). Overall good choice for our group.
  20. K

    Kera88

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Server was awesome, but everything took a long time and the restaurant wasn't that busy ( not to any fault of the seever). However, I love Big City and the food/drinks are always good!
  21. H

    Howard

    Fort Lauderdale

    131 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Understand it was a busy Sunday for brunch, but service was lacking and special salmon Benedict poorly executed. Poached eggs over cooked, tiny muffins, small portion of salmon and lackluster hollandaise. Not worth $20. So noisy we could not enjoy the meal. Too many choices on Las Olas. Won’t be back!
  22. PD

    PennyD

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and great food.
  23. JO

    JeffreyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic!!! The best I have had in a very long time.
  24. SM

    StevenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. My wife has special dietary needs and the chef got it spot on.
  25. HC

    HeleneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    very good restaurant. the atmosphere, the quality of the food and the variety of dishes.
  26. T

    Tybee57

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Pad Thai was great; Brussels sprouts on special were absolutely amazing. Pasta bolognese was very good but not the best, but overall the meal was excellent. Service was also very good. Would recommend.
  27. MC

    MicheleC

    Miami

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was not bad and not great. The server tried hard to keep up as it was Mothers Day. The appetizers were tastier than our entrees actually.
  28. K

    Keyshawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I enjoyed a mother's day dinner at Big City Tavern. It was a pretty lovely experience the waitstaff was not only animated (which added to the experience) but descriptive in a way that made my not so adventurous family members willing to try something a tad more unconventional, Would definitely come back!
  29. D

    Denny

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was excellent. We were able to sit outside as per our preference. Another great experience. That is why we keep coming back after many, many years.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and will definitely be back. I had the short rib special which was excellent. Our server Sarah made our experience practically perfect in every way (credit to Mary Poppins 😉)
  31. J

    Janet

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat down immediately at the beautiful outside table on Las Olas Blvd.- the menu had a great variety of choices and then the server came over with some more specials- the food was outstanding and the service was outstanding by our server Jolene!
  32. N

    Natalie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We reserved a table for outside days in advance and when we arrived they didn't have a table outside available. They then said it would be a 45 minute wait after our reservation for the table we requested in advance. Instead, we got a table the furthest from outside and next to the bathroom instead, very dark and secluded from people. The food and service was great and their brunch overall had some good deals, but the atmosphere wasn't what we were hoping for as a Saturday brunch place.
  33. KN

    KathyN

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food (Asian Calamari/House Burger/Shrimp PadThai) …Great drinks (Pineapple Martini)….Great service ;Paige)! Definiely worth the price!
  34. RM

    RobertM

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big City Tavern is a sure winner when it comes to dining on Los Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The overall experience is great...and the prices are very reasonable. They have a good wine list also. The service is exceptional with exceedingly friendly, courteous and prompt waiters. The menu items are prepared very well with a tasty selection to suit almost everyone's desire. People watching on the boulevard is right there if you want a seat on the sidewalk area. This is truly a place to visit when in South Florida.
  35. DP

    DannyP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    I have never eat in my life, with a so high level of noise. Impossible to speak together and not possible to appreciate the meal and the moment. The service is so rude, and we will never try again this restaurant.
  36. DG

    DebbieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service took awhile. Didnt love the smashed meatball - it was really a burger but the French fries, fried chicken a d calamari were very good
  37. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal that was Excellent. Killer appetizers and excellent meals. And the service was as good as you could get. Highly recommend. Might not be all that great for kids.
  38. JC

    JenniferC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible and and the food was outstanding.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment! Drinks, food and service is always outstanding!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, server was very attentive and checked in frequently despite being super busy. Great food and fun ambiance, lots going on simultaneously between sports on tv, people coming and going, Las Olas with all its variety of cars and music in background, good time all around though. Definitely recommend, also loved the wall decor and old-school intricate metal ceilings!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Big City Tavern - Las Olas does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Big City Tavern - Las Olas is rated 4.6 stars by 2155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Big City Tavern - Las Olas

609 East Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SE 6 Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Colee Hammock

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ladanna Lawas

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 727-0307

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Big City Tavern - Las Olas can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 813-2132

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