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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Good for a Date (22)
People Watching (22)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Fun (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Went pretty early for a Sunday and it was quiet and not busy. Service was good but not very strong on their mimosa refill game. By 11am it was very crowded!

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent as usual. I had the pork chop which was fabulous. My wife had the short ribs which she loved. We started with the Prawn Special appetizer that was good, but not up to the standard of the entrees.

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and delicious drinks. Not too many choices for lunch. Felt a little limited.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was great, drinks were tasty and service was good

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved the food and service!

Roxanne was amazing as a waitress

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this place. Staff is great, Alex our bartender was terrific n so was our wait staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved the pad thai...light and fluffy. We live on Cape Cod and that crabcake was one of the best!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food..loud

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Finally tried the Prime Rib, ok a bit over priced in our opinion

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very good. If possible, ask for one of Christine's tables. She is worth the wait and will enhance your experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was amazing and authentic! Atmosphere was pleasant and lively. Chicken Milanese was awesome. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We found this restaurant online - enjoyed ourselves. They went out of their way to accommodate my wife's dietary issues and her need to change her chair due to back issues. Food was good too of course. Overall a good experience in hopping Los Olas area.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

On Prime Rib night we received a cold prime rib. They actually microwaved it and admitted to it when we called them out. 20 minutes later brought out an even worse cut. Been here many times and never experienced anything like this

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very loud if you want to hear the people you are dining with

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the Pad Thai
Great cocktails

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Brunch date! Big City Tavern never disappoints. PS. Order the donuts!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and atmosphere were great! Highly recommend the weekend brunch (with $13 unlimited mimosas/bloody Mary’s).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food is good. The coffe is so weak it tastes like tea.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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

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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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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 (Dublin)·Dined on January 11, 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 6, 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 5, 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 5, 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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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

food was good but service was lacking -

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