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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food and service is outstanding!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My first time there and met friends for brunch. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Big city has been a staple on Las Olas for many many years something about it that offers a great vibe great for sitting outside on a cool night watching the local scene and watching people enjoying some great food and some cool handcrafted drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful venue and delicious menu, but our waiter was not around. I had to get up and ask for her twice with a 30 min wait during each time.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant was great. Our waitress was phenomenal

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food
Presented in a warm friendly environment
We enjoyed the cocktails, appetizers and meal especially the Paloma, the Mediterranean sampler, pad Thai, duck special and burgers!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good good and service!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very attentive well trained servers and food and drink are alway great!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Server was really, really bad. We were ignored much of the evening and had to beg another server for our check. I have gone to this restaurant many times over the years but don't plan to return anytime soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I’ve been to Big City a few times for brunch. Their breakfast selection is great, but I always opt for the Caesar salad with salmon. The wait can be long, and they don’t do reservations over the phone. But if you do it here, you’ll be in quickly.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was my second visit to Big City Tavern for Sunday brunch. Terrible service both times. The servers were rude, short, and impatient. The dishes were dirty and had food stuck on them. When I pointed this out to the manager his only response was "okay...what else can I help you with?" No apology. It was like I was bothering him. This is probably why the waitresses are rude. A bunch of miserable people with watered down mimosas.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great ambiance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good spot for lunch or dinner. Great for a date or a quick bite. Beautiful bar and lots of options

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Quick Bite, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very good experience and the food was delicious

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was there for brunch and have been several times . Our server was very attentive and friendly. Overall good experience .

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 28, 2017

manny was a great server, just cant be better than that... world class service.... food was good, good atmosphere also....

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always the food was excellent but unfortunately the waitress service did not meet our usual expectations. However the manager resolved the problem in a very professional manner.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic place . Great food .

Thank you

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love this restaurant. Enjoyed the snapper - the presentation and the flavor. The Bolognese was enjoyed by another guest.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time here and went for Sunday Brunch. Unlimited mimosas for $13 were more reasonable than some other places I have gone. The food was very good and generous portions. We plan to return for lunch and dinners. Service was very attentive considering it was super busy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food! We had brunch and they did not disappoint! Bottomless mimosas! Great food and atmosphere, we definitely will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I normally love this place and have been going for 11yrs. And never a dispointment .For some reason my salmon was dry and tasteless and my husbands food was super salty. My Old Fashion drink was watered down, not the normal for Big City at all. Hope this was just an off night.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Katie our server was excellent. She did a wonderful job and very professional.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Way too loud - they put most patrons in one area. Waitress was only fair

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We are locals and very careful about where we dine. Every time we come here, we are so happy we did.

The food was wonderful! I ordered the tuna which had been highly recommended by a discerning guest from NYC who had loved it on a prior visit. It was as perfect as I’ve ever had. Premium cut, super/ fresh tuna with THE best veggies, including snap peas, bok choy and others. Menu says “wok/fried”, but these had no grease, just a ton of fresh taste. My husband had the Big City salad with fresh, large grilled shrimp on top. I tasted it — cooked to perfection.

The hostess noted our Open Table reservation and acknowledged a request I had made.

Our waitress was Lillian and she was great. Never rushed us, yet was very engaged — she even helped me decide between several entrees.

Highly recommended for a great meal, in a friendly, casual, well/organized restaurant with great atmosphere!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent service with great food

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Server was not attentive and engaging

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were out celebrating a birthday. Our meal was fantastic. Ivan our server was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. He made us feel like family. We will definitely be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great place especially for brunch. Great consistent food and service!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always we had a great experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Mediocre food drinks and service.
Drinks were not good.
Server seemed lost.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our reservation was for an anniversary and was confirmed with staff however no one acknowledged our table for the special event - very disappointing!!
Food quality was very questionable, one medium rare steak arrived well done and new steak arrived after all were done with dinner, speghetti dinner was sticky and clumped together which had hard chewy spots, all meals were extremely salty and difficult to enjoy. We have dined here in the past and thought it would be a great experience for our friends first visit - they wont be back when there are so many great places to choose from!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch, and it was a great place for that. I loved that the "brunch" food was not all bagels and eggs - there were lots of options.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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