Big City Tavern - Las Olas

4.6
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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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LV
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Great food, drinks and service!
Perfect for a date, birthday celebration or just a night out.

FG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the location and the patio seating
Our maître d’was very friendly and accommodating and our server Media was friendly cheerful and very attentive to making our dinning experiencethe best it could be

DW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is one of those restaurants that can always be relied upon to produce good quality food at a reasonable price . Restaurant can be a bit on the loud side on the inside but lots of atmosphere or you can wait for a table on the patio and people and car watch on Las Olas.

One of my go to restaurants as a resident of Fort Lauderdale

l
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big City Tavern is always our go-to restaurant! It is consistently perfect!! And our server - Terry is the best!!

DZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was atrocious. Had to flag down someone to get us a server. No silverware, then promised nonexistent bread. After taking main courses, came back after salads to say they lost the order? Had to reorder. Kitchen runner came with 3 orders. Waited 15 minutes for 4th main course. Wrong! Reordered then waited until most were done eating. Waiter was no where to be had. No apologies, never came back to ask how the food came out ultimately. A no show. Got the check; did take entree off but no communication with server that there would be an adjustment. A nightmare. Food was good but we will never return

c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We heard good things about the restaurant, was excited to try it. Unfortunately, the Las Olas Arts Festival hindered our reservation time. I wished the restaurant had given us a heads up. However, after our party made it. We enjoyed the food and drinks and good vibes. Will definitely return.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions are large and the presentation is beautiful!

W
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual enjoyable decent food good service. Liked the big beer sign with all the old beer brands

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great!! Very recommend

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I make sure to have at least one meal at Big City Tavern when I spend a week in Fort Lauderdale. The pappardelle with duck confit is to die for.

MD
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great casual place with consistently good food & service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, and decor!!

c
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local go-to.
Always bring out of town friends and they LOVE it!

L
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at this energetic Bar and Restaurant. We usually choose inside seating nut the outside overlooking the busy Las Olas Blvd scene is also a great spot weather permitting.
BE prepared for large portions and delicious flavors as well! The service is casual Bar Friendly and you will find yourself in and out as quick as you want if you have after dinner plans.

BB
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Large tavern-type restaurant. Food well prepared, margarita (on National Margarita Day - only a coincidence) was excellent. I'd eat here again!

BE
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Too noisy to visit and food was average/disappointing!

L
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our salads, apps were great but one of the entrees was just not good. We have eaten here before and maybe it was just an off night for the Tuna.. all in all I really like Big City Tavern

LG
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time dining at Big City Tavern and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food tasted great.

J
Naples
44 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was suggested for us to meet with our cousins at a half way point for all of us. It didn’t disappoint.........we all enjoyed our salads and the restaurant. We would come again when in the area.
Thank you, from Naples, Fl

HB
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Take Servers recommendations.
Food Quality was outstanding.

B
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Excellent location. Good service. Had a very enjoyable dinner.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my second time visiting this restaurant. I'm pleased with the ambiance, menu selections, quality and taste of the food. The server was very polite and attentive but overly reserved about promoting the happy hour specials. He then took the liberty of blaming it on management. Quite frankly, Happy Hour specials should be available to all guest rather than just those sitting at the bar. We tipped him well anyway.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! From the host at the entrance to getting the check from the waiter, this place was awesome. Our waiter George was very helpful with his recommendations since it was our first time there. The food was amazing. The only picture I don't have is of the Asian wings we devoured. We'll definitely be back to try the dinner menu.

M
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Excellent server. He was attentive without going overboard. Good place for everyday dining

OT
Los Angeles
486 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had lunch here and it was very good. I loved my Cobb Salad; one of the best that I ever had! The mimosas were very good and worth the money. Very noisy place but fun. Service was very good considering how crowded it was. A lively place for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good even though a couple of mistakes were made. My wife’s steak was overcooked she asked for medium rare it came out well done. My best friend asked for Sunnyside up eggs and he got poached eggs. The food was good even with the mistakes. The service was not the best. We have been here many times this was probably the worst experience we have had.

NM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. We had a 8:30 reservations and were seated as soon as we got there which was amazing considering it was a Friday abs Valentine's Day!

PR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day so was extremely busy. But in spite of the busy day, our server was excellent. Very nice and extremely attentive. Food was very good but not as good as the last time. Location and atmosphere are fantastic. Very enjoyable

LE
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This reservation was for Valentine's Day dinner. The attention paid by the wait staff (Thomas) was great as was the food. Wasn't too noisy as was expected for this event. Food was surprisingly good and served while hot!

DJ
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice of cuisine. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed immensely.

B
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

everything was great, service,ambience and most of the food. Stay away from the pizza!

KW
Tulsa
47 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

f
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food and a great atmosphere. Wonderful for small and large groups or just a cozy dinner for two. My favorite place on the las olas strip!

B
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Caprese Salad, calamari and mussels were very good. Chicken cutlet dish was a little dry. Service was very good. Could use a longer draft craft beer list

l
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat “outside” which was lovely, indoors tends to be quite loud. The service was wonderful and the food was quite good. We had the salmon filet dinner; the pappardelle with shrimp and the mussels in white wine with pasta .. all the dishes were nice. Drinks were good, all in all, very enjoyable.

BL
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great boozy brunch with our family and had a great time. The food was yummy and the juices in the drinks were fresh. Our waiter and host were great.

B
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lively crowd. Upbeat vibe but too noisey for conversation.

j
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without question, the most consistently superb restaurant on Las Olas. From Ambience, to Food to service they never fall short.
The Skirt Steak is the best in South Florida. Chicken Milanese not far behind.
Great cocktail and wine list to complement the fine food.

AH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Love the decor and the location of this place. I usually go for brunch and never been disappointed.

OT
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Great food , outstanding bartender!
The entire experience was marred by a group of extremely loud foul mouthed Australian group who took over the entire bar area. There behavior was unacceptable but the management did not intervene and everyone else had to suffer.
Great restaurant but please the ambience needs to be maintained and not allow a sports bar / lounge atmosphere. Extremely disappointing experience.

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