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Big City Tavern - Las Olas

4.5
1206 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • People Watching
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am -3:00pm
Midday: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Dinner Nightly:5:00pm - 11:00pm
Late Night Bar Menu:11:00pm - 1:00am
Happy Hour Everyday from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
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Phone number
(954) 727-0307
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lisabet Summa
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE 6 Ave
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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 dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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What 1206 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was good and the service friendly. The overall atmosphere was nice.
Great spot for people watching!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food. Great service. From the time we were greeted to the moment we left the staff was very friendly! Our server was very attentive. She had good knowledge of the menu which really helped me narrow down my choice. Walked the strip and went back to the bar where the bartenders were friendly too!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I love this place for everyday dining. One of my favorite local spots.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We really enjoyed our experience at the restaurant. The entire staff was very helpful and friendly and always made sure to check on us even though their restaurant was super packed and busy. The drinks and food were fantastic and I highly recommend trying their Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich. The best friend chicken sandwich I've had in years! Also recommend trying their wine flight where they serve wine from tap. Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and hope to come back again to try their brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent service. Tasty food. Good patio scene. Overall, a great value for a good meal.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very Consistent....would be nice if they updated the look a bit....it is getting to look a little old and dingy. Food was good, service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great atmosphere and even better food. Our waiter was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very noisy for Sunday brunch. Place was packed.. service not so attentive food was good

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Energetic feel, not for those looking for a quieter dinner. Personally felt the prices were a bit high for the quality but would be willing to try a burger or the pizza if I were to go again

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is delicious. Especially the fish. Love the berry infused vodka martini too. Everything was excellent. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nice restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing amazing food & service

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food and enjoyed being able to sit out on the patio. My strawberry basil martini was AMAZING. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very good food and drink. 2nd time to this restaurant and very consistent.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Let me start by saying if I was just reviewing the bar and bar staff this would be a five star rating. I had a reservation on Sunday evening and we arrived 15 minutes early so we had a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. The bartenders were great, made suggestions based on what we ordered, told us their names and asked our names. It was happy hour at the bar which was a nice surprise and the drinks were fantastic.

Unfortunately once we got to our table it was a different experience. The service was terrible. We rarely saw our waitress. We ordered drinks and an appetizer when she finally made it to our table. We were offered bread when we ordered the appetizer but never received it, and didn’t see our waitress again for about 45 minutes. A runner brought out the apps and drinks and rushed away before we could ask about the bread. We then ordered salads and a main course that took quite a bit of time as well. Once we finished dinner our waitress cleared our plates and gave us our check never offering dessert. Given the opportunity and better service we would have ordered dessert and more drinks.

I will say all of the food was delicious, but unfortunately based on the service I’m not sure I would eat here again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our server John was excellent and would request him on future visits.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was a great restaurant. The food was delicious, the server was great, and the overall service was wonderful. I had called and asked for an outdoor table and while they told me they couldn't guarantee it, because my reservation was made through Open Table, they had saved me one. My guests were from out of town and they loved the experience of dining outside on Las Olas. Great location with great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food is very good and consistently so. There are dishes that are lighter and some that are definitely heavy, the staff is knowledgeable about the food and the wine. I have not had a dish that I did not like and the cheese board is unbelievable. I like the variety of seating, tables with chairs and booths of all sizes. You can sit outside by the sidewalk and people watch but my favorite is sitting in the booths towards the back. Jimmy, Isaac, Alex and Taylor are all top-notch bartenders, I say this having worked in the business for 20 years. Always a great experience.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants; food is great! However, the service was absolutely TERRIBLE this past visit. I was extremely disappointed....Hopefully this was a fluke and will not be the norm.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great experience! I will be back,

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Everything was great. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great menu selection, cozy feel

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great drink menu and an eclectic menu for food. Really fun and energetic atmosphere on the busy section of Las Olas.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Vacation. This is one of our favorites in the Fort Lauderdale area.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Big City was fantastic as usual. The food and service were top rate. I had the Rigatoni and my wife had the short ribs. Two fantastic dishes. The server was excellent, he was there when we needed him, but not hovering over us. Was great, we will be back again.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Sbove average bourbon and Scotch selection, skirt steak was flavorful but a bit tough cooked medium rare, service decent.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had a great meal last evening. Food and service are just what we have grown to expect and receive.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I absolutely adore this place. They always have the best staff, and the manager is very diligent in ensuring his guests are having a great time.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

bad service..went with my lil girl. had to wait 15 min for food, waitress never came back, had to as for condiments. Waiste of $$$

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food is always awesome, drinks great. Our waitress was absolutely amazing - very inexpensive to eat there but wait staff treat you like it’s 5 Star dining. Perfect go to restaurant when uncertain where to go!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderful lunch with friends

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Having dined here on many occasions, I have come to expect the best in all respects. However, this particular dining experience was disappointing. Seated on the patio at a table nestled in the corner, we anticipated yet another great experience at Big City. Our server took our salad order and immediately placed it with the kitchen. I mentioned to my dining partner that the fact that our server did not take our entree order yet meant that service would be favorably paced for a relaxing evening. Before the salad course arrived, our server asked for our choice of entrees. Long before we were able to finish the salad course, a runner delivered our entrees. Jokingly she announced that the best of the meal had arrived, and that we should just just put the boring ruffage away and dig-in. She proceeded to take away my dining partner’s salad but immediately replaced the plate when told he wasn’t finished yet. Knowing that if the entrees were taken back to the kitchen they would be kept warm under a heat lamp but would have returned dried out and over cooked. However, in spite of not sitting under a heat lamp, my salmon that was requested rare was cooked to the point of medium well. The accompanying rice was sticky and dull with no sauce of any kind to liven it up, and the 2 asparagus spears were limp and wrinkled. A truly disappointing dining experience at one of my favorite and always recommended restaurant on Las Olas. Informed by the runner of the pacing problem, the manager made his apologies and sent dessert to the table. I will continue to recommend Big City to my friends and visiting business associates as I am hoping that this experience was a hiccup and not the new norm.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We were there only for appetizers and dessert. Apps-soy garlic glazed chicken wings are one of our favorites, fried calami was good, nothing sensational. We had the warm apple strudel for dessert. It came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Two of us couldn’t finish it. It was huge.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Took two hours to get our meal while other tables sat, ordered and left . I think they forgot to put in the order. Otherwise food was good but when it finally arrived we weren’t very hungry anymore.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My appetizer was the Asian wings which I absolutely loved! Their house salad and dressing was to die for, my snapper was excellent. Service was very good! We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It's typically a little noisy, so don't dine there for intimate conversation or a meeting; otherwise a great location for walking around after on Los Olas; menu variety is great, burgers to entrees.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our table was ready when we arrived and although there were 7 of us, they didn’t make us wait for everyone to arrive in order to be seated. Our waiter was amazing!! Very patiently, he answered everyone’s questions, he kept refilling our drinks without us having to ask and helped to make our friend’s surprise dessert truly special by keeping it a secret and singing with us. The food was delicious and all of the restaurant staff was very polite and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Manual our waiter was super!! As well as the rest of the staff.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Everything was alright. No complaints. Food was decent, server was nice. Food came out quick. Pricey for the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent NY Strip Steak love the Flatbread

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