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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!

609 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
SE 6 Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 727-0307

Website:
http://www.bigcitylasolas.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Lisabet Summa

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

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
People Watching (17)
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Good for a Date (17)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Hot Spot (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Scenic View (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food , great service , great drinks , great friends dinner place

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed the food and the service was very good!
It was pretty loud to hear each other and also a little dark . We had to use our Cel flashlights to view the menu.
The food was very very good though.
Would go back:)

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

You have to meet Frankie at the bar, a truly wonderful lady , so warm , friendly and she ‘cares’ about everyone.

She truly embraced pride and joy in the the workplace, thank you

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good casual dining. Food is fresh and well prepared. Staff is excellent. Great service, warm greetings when we entered and left.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrated a friends birthday. Food was delicious and venue perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

What a great Sunday brunch spot. Lively, excellent service and great menu choices. Bagels could have been better

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place to get a good variety of food at an almost reasonable price. Noise level discourages conversation.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved it. We have been here a few times and we always bring new people with us. Never a bad meal. Really great value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Authentic, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

My shrimp was totally overcooked very disappointed as I had it before and was very good...but I didn't send it back so some fault on my part..

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Been there before and enjoyed the experience. Probably not a good day for the server!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of our go-to spots. Food and drinks are always fantastic. And their outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything is creative from food to drinks our server Medea was amazing great overall experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I recommend the short ribs or the rigatoni!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and great service. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are staying at the Riverside Hotel.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Restaurant lost power. Left after being served one drink

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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

food was good but service was lacking -

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We spent our second New Year’s Eve in a row with big city. It was packed and a lot of fun, however I did make my reservation several weeks in advance and we got stuffed in a back makeshift table, which we did not like. Other than the seating arrangement it was a good experience as per usual.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great meal. Great service. Highly recommended for any occasion

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service on a busy new years eve.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was amazing. I visited for brunch, made a reservation that morning and when we arrived our table was waiting for us. We got the French pressed coffee and the donuts of the day to start. The donuts were hot and the coffee was delicious. We ordered the buttermilk fried chicken and the crab Benedict. It was really. The fried chicken was so juicy and the crab Benedict portion was more than I expected. Everything was hot and the service was quick. We enjoyed our experience and I found myself craving that chicken sandwich later on in the day. Definitely a sign that the food was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great evening with Jill, Matt and Jill’s friend. Traffic was horrible for both of us, Jill was coming down from Boyton, me up from Miami. Our server was super! I arrived first, had a cocktail....ordered some appetizers. Was trying to make sure our waiter would have a good tip. We had a nice dinner chat. Meatballs were super! Thai calamari also very nice. My skirt steak was perfect. This is NOT an I scale quiet evening, but perfect for what it was!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great sports bar. Food, service, and atmosphere is exactly what you would expect from a first class tavern/sports bar. We would recommend it highly. Crowded and noisy, but that comes with the turf.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Sports
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Family get together

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great food and service! One of our favorites.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best food, best atmosphere, best service!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The very best thing about our dinner was the bread. Amazing, fresh, crunchy crust with garlicky oil. Service was very slow. They were promoting gift certificates with a bonus which we bought but then found out we couldn’t use them that evening. If we had been told that, we would not have purchased. The entrees ordered were good but overall because of the wait and misleading promotion, the experience was not a positive one.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Big City provides delicious food, generous portions, and a reasonable price. We had the fresh pan roasted salmon, and I had the blackened mahi with grilled mixed vegetables. Both dishes were tasty and generous. Service was excellent. It is a lively and fun place to go for dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our server was amazing and the food was great as always!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I didn’t really know the area so I went searching online and saw this restaurant. Read the reviews and saw they were a mixed bunch. I usually can read between the lines. I was absolutely right at choosing this eatery. My reservation was perfect. Great seats between dining room and patio. Was waited on immediately. I love pasta so I choose the Rigatoni bolognese. Unbelievable. And my guest had the shrimp pad Thai. Very authentic. Overall, I had an awesome dining experience and definitely will be back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Love this place. Food and drinks is always good, very consistent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife and I went there with another couple, we enjoyed the atmosphere and food. It was noisy as it was a busy night but to be expected being the same night as the boat show.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Great location in Las Olas. Would definitely dine again when in the area.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a good time at Big City. Food is delicious and the service is great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

It was very very loud, I realize there was an event on Las Olas that night but way to loud for me.
Service was great as busy as they were, that was impressive.

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I went here for a date night. As we walked in we were impressed with the decorations, we liked the layout of the place. The wait staff was friendly, and I felt welcomed. The menu was explained to us thoroughly and bread came to our table rather quickly. However, the bread was terrible and the oil for the bread tasted like pot grease.

My drink, a twist on the Moscow Mule was poorly done(the proportions of the ingredients weren't going together well). I ordered the pan seared tuna and my wife had a burger. Both meals came out fast and tasted great. The plates were very hot so i might assume that something's are microwaved considering how fast the food came out. But overall everything tasted good.

The crowd wasn't too loud, the music wasn't loud enough but the vibe was ok overall. We got in and out in an hour, didn't feel like staying much longer. There was nothing really bad about the place but I might Cross this one off of my list of places to go again. Everything was good but not great.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Too busy on Saturday night.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food is excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food and service is outstanding!

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