Big City Tavern - Las Olas

4.6
1985 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1985 people are saying
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SusanJ
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took a friend out for her birthday. We have always liked Big City Tavern! Never disappoints!

SJ
SusanJ
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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RebeccaM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Our server was extremely personable and helpful. I love this restaurant and dine there often- would always highly recommend!

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vipjcalda
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A perfect place for dinner with friends for drinks and some good food. The service was excellent- attentive waiter. Our appetizer of calamari and truffle fries it the spot. Both guys ordered the Bolognese with pasta supposed signature dish. It did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s 70th birthday

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DeshL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Very Highly recommended.

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NancyV
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice covered patio that’s good for people watching! The Big City salad was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for Sunday brunch. Bottomless mimosas and bellinis were good. The waffles were small and lukewarm at best.

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FernandoG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dominic provided a fantastic service to us.

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vipCCP1
Fort Lauderdale
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was great as always.

Service was terrible, the worst I've had in a long time. Server was MIA for well over 40 mins.; therefore no refills on mimosas, waited at least 20 mins to get the check.

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ClaireL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not too busy for Saturday brunch, but had a great time sharing a couple of dishes with friends! The service was great and they were also very attentive with refilling drinks for the bottomless brunch, would definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are big foodies and have been to a ton of restaurants. This is by far the best meal we’ve ever had! We’ll definitely be back!

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vipCoquihc
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Mussels appetizer, hamburger of the day and pork chop were fantastic! A bit noisy but after their Brunch specials anyone would be super happy. This always remains our go-to on the boulevard.

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MichaelM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a late meal on Las Olas. We had a great table
Outside for some people watching. Good service. Will visit again on our next visit to FLL

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and food. One of our favorites in Ft Lauderdale

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vipValerieD
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly bartenders and staff. My husband had the stuffed pepper soup and it was so good he got another cup! Jerk chicken was also delicious.

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earlybird
Fort Lauderdale
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was Erika and she was full of energy and smiles.

We sat at table 53. The upholstered arms of the chairs are frayed,

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Littleduff
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good top notch, romantic for our Birthday dinner for two! This Out of Towner will definitely return!

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vipmetsnation
New England
124 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, the service was excellent (Paige was great - knowledgeable, personable, entertaining) and the specialty cocktails were delicious. Great spot, great location!

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Pamela
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Weekend brunch —best unlimited mimosa bloodies and bellinis deal on Las Olas

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StaciA
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dennis was a great server. While taking the order for the table next to us, he noticed my husband had dropped his fork. He quickly grabbed a new setting from an empty table and set it down without missing a beat with the other table. He was right on time with the mimosa refills too.

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vipSushiLover
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari was fantastic, the drinks potent, and Erika, our server, a breath of fresh air. She was awesome and treated us like family.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was great, but the food was horrible. Got the Shrimp Pad Thai and it was too salty to the pint of being inedible. Disappointing!

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vipJudypituty
Fort Lauderdale
46 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the salmon- my table mates had the skirt steak- it was excellent. Very loud sitting outside near the street, but good people watching.

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Dianna
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We often bring our out of town guests to Big City, great food and atmosphere. A bit disappointed this time it was a special occasion and the server forgot to bring out cake.

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vipnjoydining
Fort Lauderdale
36 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

MM
vipMichaelM
Poconos
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paige was the best. She handled our complex order in a very efficient manner. The food and drinks were wonderful.
All in all, very reasonably priced. We have been before during peak tourist season. The place can get extremely packed and noisy. Service and food are always fabulous. Drinks, food and desserts are always served at an appropriate pace. We like to take our time.
When in town you must stop by. We’ll be back in a few days.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Birthday dinner for my son. The food is great and our server Patrick was very attentive and personable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was a great waiter; attentive and full of awesome suggestions. The Asian calamari as outstanding. Fun atmosphere, perfect for people watching outside or super cool bar inside.

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viplaurenb
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We haven’t been there in a minute so we decided to give it a shot. I think for the quality of the food it was a little overpriced. My steak came out and it was horrible. Their skirt steak is market price which I understand the price of meat has gone up and has gone down. But when I sent it back because it was cold and I hate sending back food all they did was throw it on the grill and then it came back tasting like charcoal. So we replaced it with a pork chop which was actually very good.
My husband also has a pork chop and the kid had a piece of fish that was so bland it had no taste. But the waiter was great not his fault the manager was even better came over and apologized. If you’re looking for a quiet social setting this is not it, acoustics a terrible you could barely hear yourself talk. Overall I’ll give it four stars

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunited with a former student of mine after 12 years. Erika (our waitress ) was extremely helpful, patient, friendly and great energy. Our food was great and overall experience was fantastic.

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JudithT
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Daniel was attentive and very helpful in our menu selections. Asian wings and coconut shrimp appetizers were delicious as were the milk chicken fried sandwich and the burger special of the evening! The Mango Mojito was very refreshing. We will definitely return to the outdoor seating ambiance!!

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Nice place for awesome mimosas . Good place to get mimosas. Food is awesome! !

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Maxxx
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Katie, was outstanding. She was very attentive and welcoming. She had great knowledge of the menu. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked this place for my mom’s birthday brunch and it was very good. The service was great, the food was delicious and they even brought a complimentary dessert at the end.

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joshuaR
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall very good. The only issue was that the food took too long.

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vipRW123
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here, and each time improves! Salmon was excellent, drinks and desert superb. What sets this restaurant apart from others on Las Olas is the outstanding service. I have had the pleasure of having Gerry serve me twice, and her affability, attention to detail and genuine caring attitude cause me to want to return to the restaurant. Kudos to management for their staff selection. Top notch!

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Sunshine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The only disappointing dish was the shrimp pad Thai. It was recommended, but really wasn’t good at all. Didn’t even eat it. Big hand cut fries, pretzel, and tavern wedge were great!

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FeliciaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was really the issue. Maybe he was having an off night or needs more experience.

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Big City Tavern - Las Olas is rated 4.6 stars by 1985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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