Big City Tavern - Las Olas

4.6
1483 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for breakfast. Steak and eggs are excellent. Great patio and great service. Christi are server was very informative on both the menu and area. Pancakes were really good as well.

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RR
Naples
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. Lobster Mac n cheese just ok and very expensive. Had Branzino on special. It was good but a little over cooked. Husband asked for a medium burger and it was well done but tasty. I think it was a bad kitchen day. We will probably give it another try.

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TC
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Server had zero personality but was efficient and everything was fine

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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was very good! Our waiter was excellent! They have a wonderful chef! The food was very good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calou the bartender was the best!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Big City! Everything on their menu is amazing and is in the perfect location. One of my favorites in Fort Lauderdale especially for bottomless Brunch.

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AN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a positive experience at Big City. The food is good, never a bad meal.

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RR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with great service can’t wait for our next visit. I Highly recommend

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was awesome! We’d never been here and it was a great experience!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large Party and we made a reservation. When we arrived our table was ready immediately. Our waitress was phenomenal offering lots of suggestions and she was very attentive to our every need throughout the evening. The food was incredible homemade pasta and breads. I was really not expecting the quality of the food to be as great as it was so it was a pleasant surprise. Overall it was a great evening and I highly recommend this restaurant!

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JH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

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l
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere, good happy hour with delicious happy hour drinks and food. Dinner salad was just ok. Everyone else had pad Thai which they enjoyed. Pretty kid friendly.

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j
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always consistent and good service. It’s a pleasure to eat here and the food is great.

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LF
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location on Las Olas for people watching. Menu offers many options. The yellowtail snapper is delicious as is the jerk chicken.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and wonderful service

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great, food was good... just a regular Sunday brunch with my significant other.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My birthday

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HC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We reserved early prior to a theatre performance. arrived at 5:30 and were seated, however it was downhill after that. First the bar was unable to make a black Russian, no Kahlua insight, that should have been a red flag. We place our order and did not see the waitress again until we asked for her at 6:15 with no appetizer in sight. now it is 6:30 and no dinner. Waitress nowhere to be found, she was busy chit chatting with other servers. We called the manager who apologized but did not explain why the delay. two parties that arrived after us were served and were finishing their meals. We finally got our food which we had to breath in so that we could make it to the theatre. When we got the bill the manager took a percentage off. Pathetic display of management and customer service. Will NEVER go to this establishment again. With so many restaurant on Las Olas you would think that they would up their game.

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful food and excellent service. Our first stop whenever we come back to visit friends and family in Ft Lauderdale

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great. We enjoyed the ambiance and the waiter was very attentive. He kept our mimosas and bellinis coming. Great choice for brunch!

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SS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

We travel to FL several times a year and always make Big City a dinner stop. Not very pleased with the food this visit..

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FH
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with Family of 4, we all enjoyed food, services , and total dinning experience

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c
Key West
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Let me start by saying that I generally really like Big City Tavern. This time, the chef went a little crazy with the salt. It seemed like everything but the salad and soup was created using as much sodium as possible. For $27, the skirt steak was basically inedible. The steak was tough and the sauce was way too salty. I probably should sent it back but we had just driven 5 hours and we were starving. The service was great and everyone from the hostess to the bartenders were friendly and efficient. I’m hoping I just caught the chef on an off night. I’ll give them another try but with so many choices, I won’t accept another meal like the one we had.

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TR
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easter Day

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was phenomenal. They accommodated our requests with smiling faces. We had to servers but Christine got the gold star. She served us with knowledge, friendliness, ease and warmth. Even when our food came out wrong, there was no need to be upset because she handled it with grace. I give Christine an A+. The manager was also wonderful in taking care of any mistakes made by the kitchen. I will definitely be back to dine there

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B
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cant say enough nice things about this place. The staff was friendly and attentive, food was fabulous. Looking forward to going back!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a family brunch/lunch! We celebrated Easter and had a great time!

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DJ
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sarah our server was excellent and would request her when we return.

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s
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, very good food, large portions

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PR
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Big city to celebrate a birthday. We were greeted and seated quickly and the waitress arrived just as soon as we sat down. She was very attentive without rushing or hovering. It is a bit of a loud place on a Saturday evening, but not annoying. We ordered the cheese board, an appetizer and a main dish to split it between two people. It was very good and more than enough and ended up taking some home with us. To sum up our waitress was excellent, the food was very good and not that pricey for what we ordered. This our go to place for anniversaries and birthdays.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Menu has lots to chose from that fits most people taste. We loved the coconut shrimps and wings while the entrees were fantastic too !

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversaire

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c
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The place is nice ! We are a family of 5 which includes 2 kids. Unfortunately they do not have kids menu. We order pizza and hamburgers for the kids but the sizes was too much for them. The pizza was without any flavor and my son did not like it. The waitress was very nice and changed it for a hamburger. My older son ordered a Skirt beef but it was too salty. Over all was a 3 star food for us.

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J
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved this restaurant! Food was fresh and delicious! The noise from the bar was a little excessive at times. A new personal favorite for the area! We will return often.

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JP
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined with friends over the weekend. Service was prompt and friendly. The noise level a bit high but still a nice atmosphere. The food was very good and all in our group liked their appetizers. I would go back again.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu ! Delicious food

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AH
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. Nice place. Great bottomless mimosa. Prices were reasonable. Music fun spot. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time, but I will be back, the food was amazing. Need to go back for dinner with friends.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going for brunch. Absolutely delicious!

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L
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They offer a great Happy Hour at the bar 7 days a week 4-7 PM. The Asian Calamari was excellent . Pizzas are also good deal at happy hour.

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