Big City Tavern - Las Olas

4.7
1834 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 1834 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipIeshaJ
Miami
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food for brunch was 🔥🔥🔥🔥 brought my friends from out of town and they just loved it !!! Great service, great atmosphere, great time!

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AlizaO
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They sat us down right away even after we were running late. The service was great. Server and manager were extremely friendly and the food was delicious!! Highly recommend this restaurant. Perfect for brunch.

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AntonioL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food was ok, but a bit pricey, and the restaurant tends to be pretty loud.

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LoveGreatFOOD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very high energy but the tables are very close together and the decibels are pretty high. The ceiling could easily have sound absorbing features and be architecturally pleasing. Great food, awesome staff, and nice ambiance. We will definitely return.

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MaruA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good waitress and service.
Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

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vipDubby
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table too close together...no social distancing being practiced. Otherwise it was great.

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vipEllenA
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing service. Loved sitting outside and people watching. Love their skirt steak. Coconut shrimp were so good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, service was friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here on my birthday. Waitress was so friendly and attentive. Food came out quickly and was all so delicious! Wonderful ambiance too.

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cwmw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress-Kate-was so good to all of us! She was knowledgeable and professional, her food and wine advice was excellent, and she made our evening even more enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just a really solid spot, great food and drink Menus, good TVs and very comfortable bar stools If you prefer that area.

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BradF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was just ok. The service was sub par at best.

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LavernC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice time at the Big City Tavern for Sunday Brunch. Everything was delicious. My only complaint was our table was a little small for our group of 5. Ambience was also nice.

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DanielleF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I come to BCT fairly regularly, it is one of my favorite spots on Las Olas. I made a reservation on this occasion because we had our dogs. They were able to seat us outside, despite being very busy and were very accommodating. I love the brunch options here as well, the foot never dissapoints. I will definitely keep this place in my regular rotation.

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AngieH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I have been here many times before and have enjoyed the service. Although yesterday was a total different case. I had to flag down 3 people to find my waiter. We were waiting 15 minutes. When she finally came around she apologized for making us wait. Then took our order and continued to make us wait for our food, made us wait for our drinks. It was just terrible service. She was polite but not attentive at all. Every time we needed something we had to flag other employees to find our waitress. It was just not professional or enjoyable at all.

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TyyTyy
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, Loved the atmosphere and Bar!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner. Great pizza, husband loved the jerk chicken.

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, not the best wings. Great for people watching wonderful atmosphere and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service; ok food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food. So noisy. The waiter was very attentive to our daughter’s allergy needs, and knowledgeable about the menu options that would be safe. Unfortunately, by the looks of the food we weren’t confident that the kitchen followed through, and by the time our food arrived, the waiter was so busy it was hard to get his attention to check. She left hungry. The rest of us enjoyed our food very much.

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vipGHart
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service. Super slow and clueless.

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PatD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner. Waitress (Jolie) was very good as well as
Meghan the hostess. I previously wrote a review and now must add this comment:

After checking our AMEX account 3 days after dinner we find that we were DOUBLE charged. We filed a dispute with AMEX and then I called the restaurant. I was told that they had a computer glitch and that we weren’t the first to complain. Was told that it will be credited within a few days. Of interest is that they didn’t ask our name etc. so I will follow up with AMEX in a few days.

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vipBearsgame
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great and the atmosphere was outstanding. Food was very good. Would highly recommend.

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KarenH
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the booth as well as the Fireplace and the tables. The bar is also amazing. This was the design that we did many years ago :-)

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ShariS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Erica was outstanding! Food was delicious as well.

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RachelN
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

we had a great time here! the food was average but the pretzel with cheese is a must! our waiter was super nice and the service was great as well!

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CarmenC
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We live the establishment and menu. Unfortunately our server wasn’t the best which it dampened the experience. Nice guy, but clueless. We watched the other three servers run circles and stay on top of their tables and pick up tables out of their section. I had to get a drink from the bar then I had to extend my parking meter because he took too long to come back and cash us out. We will be back and we tipped him, but it’s entirely too much money to ensure that service. They didn’t have two wines that we wanted so the manager came over and recommended a bottle and said that he would charge me the price of the Ravenswood for it. The server up charged charged me anyways.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was amazing! Thank you to our server Kate who was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant accommodated quickly upon arrival getting my party to the correct table that I requested. Katie provided excellent service as our waitress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good ... it’s become a go-to place! I wish I took pictures because my BF’s pork chop looked amazing and I don’t ever order pork out but I just might next time! The truffle fries and calamari for starters are fantastic! I love the cod and shrimp coconut curry dish!

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Wireless
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch with my daughters the server was very nice. Order a few appetizers and entrees. I had an omelet that had pieces of shell all over it, only took a picture of a small piece. They did not charge me for my meal, but manager never came to the table to acknowledge their mistake. Poor customer service.

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Foodie
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place been going here for almost 20 years. Our local hang out the food is always good and their staff is friendly and on point. My wife and I are form NY and owned restaurants our whole lives. These guys do it right constantly! I’m glad they have made it through these tough times.

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Andrea
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! The food was excellent, the atmosphere fun with a great vibe, all the staff were gracious! They messed up our reservation and seated someone else by my first name, but quickly accommodated us and it was absolutely not a big deal. Would DEFINITELY have reservations, however. Was very crowded. BUT - was also great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I'm a local... In the food/bev industry. This is a Tourist Only place. To start? What pandemic?
No separation at all. Not 1 person wearing a mask, except wait staff. Bar was Packed tight...
Now the food and bev.
Sorry we don't have Canadian Club / VO, at a full bar? OK. Had 1 over sweet Cosmo...
Food was OK at best. My wife had a plain burger, me. Dried up chicken on a cibatta roll, with pesto. So so at best.
Save your $ find another local owned place & try it. Not here....sorry

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No complaints

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SusanP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sunday brunch. Was noisy, seating not 6’ apart, food cold, service slow. We were not thrilled. Won’t return. We so wanted to enjoy it. The staff is so nice and worked very hard...just too many guests to handle well.

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MicheleY
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super service at an outdoor table - lots of road noise and loud motorcycles, but we wanted outside!! Food was great although the english muffin for the eggs benedict was VERY hard. Bottomless drinks were great and server was attentive to keeping them filled.

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MichelleC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a nice booth for 4 people. Everyone really enjoyed their dinners and the waiter was attentive yet not overbearing either. My only complaint was the bread of my chicken sandwich was so hard, it was inedible. But those shoestring fries are my new favorites!

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VirginiaD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Your noise rating is leading. The noise volume was way too loud. I see nothing enjoyable in having to raise your voice in order to speak. I would only recommend this place when it’s less crowded.

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

Big City Tavern - Las Olas is rated 4.7 stars by 1834 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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