About Big City Tavern - Las Olas
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!
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am -3:00pm
Dinner Nightly:5:00pm - 11:00pm
Late Night Bar Menu:11:00pm - 1:00am
Happy Hour Everyday from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
SE 6 Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
Big City Tavern - Las Olas Ratings and Reviews
The person who takes care of your table sets the tone for the evening. We very nicely asked this individual if she was our waitress. She responded in a sarcastic tone “we are not called that any more”. We then said, ah waitperson. She once again said, no, I am now called your server. Does going out to dinner now include a “learning experience” on words we should use in Ft Lauderdale. We were from Florida & New York. perhaps this restaurant should send out a list of words that are appropriate for their restaurant. Or the wait staff should be directed not to cause embarrassment to paying customers or cause that customer discomfort.
The interior decor was interesting/eclectic; the vibe was energetic. Complimentary bread was good - clearly fresh and baked on premises. Wine by the glass list was very good. We had a very long wait between our starters and entrees 'because of a large party' - the manager and waitress both explained/apologized. I had ordered duck confit paparedelle and had not realized that it was a pasta dish. They offered to replace it but given that we had waited so long for our meals I didn't want to slow down the rest of the table. I'm on restricted diet so I just ate the duck and not the pasta. I didn't complain. The manager however came over and apologized and 'comp'ed' my meal and offered free dessert. I was very impressed by this gesture. The rest of my party enjoyed their meals.
Went with a few girlfriends for Valentine's Day. We were last minute looking for a restaurant to go to that could seat us at a reasonable time. Big City was all that was available on Open Table, so we took it. We were pleasantly surprised. It was definitely not what we were expecting. Our service was fantastic. Our food came out timely and accurately (a rarity for Valentine's day) and it was well presented and tasted fabulous. The atmosphere was lively, but that is what we were after. This is not a place to go on a quiet romantic date. This is a laugh as loud as you want, get me another glass of wine kind of place!
I have been to this place many times but the last time we went for brunch and Our waiter was AWFUL!
It took 10mins for him to come over, after I complained twice about not getting waited on.
Very disappointed with the service.
The food is amazing though and we all had great meals
Reservation strongly recommended. The restaurant is clearly a local favorite. Service was excellent. First steak was over cooked but a second one was served correctly. Was disappointed that the restaurant did not offer a after dinner beverage or desert for one of the group of 4 having to eat after others were finished. Food was good but would have expected better for the price. Restaurant was noisy as well. It was difficult to carry on a conversation.
Made a reservation for the patio, table was ready as soon as we walked in! Great table, quick and great service. I had the Butcher's Meatballs & Cheese Ravioli which was excellent! My wife had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich which was not very good. She only ate 1/2 and didn't even want to take the left overs home. But all and all, it was a good vacation
Very lively restaurant in great location. The food was very good. We had Rigatoni, Shrimp Pad Thai, chicken Milanese and marguerita pizza. All were very good and a bit different than I have eaten at a typical Thai or Italian restaurants which made it interesting and unique. Our waiter Greg was excellent and very attentive. It is loud and can get a crowded bar so if you are looking for quiet night out, this would not be the Place. If you are looking for a fun night out, with very good food, at a reasonable prices, you will be happy with this restaurant and bar.
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