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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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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

This restaurant was great. Our waitress was phenomenal

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The server was not friendly, and it seemed like she was "put out" if we requested something. On different occasions I asked for more water or a refil on my iced tea and again the server seemed very annoyed, instead of handing me the refill or placing the glass at my table setting she left the full beverage at the far corner where no one was sitting, and didn't make contact when she dropped off the drink. The foo was phenomenal, I had the short ribs and wedge salad and I couldn't be happier. My friend had the fish special and was extremely pleased. We ordered the warm apple turnover for desert and we're both very disappointed with the desert. The salads and main course were fabulous, the service has much to be desired and desert would receive a c-. I eat out frequently; I travel for work 95% of the time and if the service is bad and the food is great; I still would question going back to the restaurant. The quality of food and service both need to be goo for me to return to a restaurant.
Thanks
Brian Cronkright
1240 NE 24th Street #3112
Wilton Manors, FL. 33305

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Absolutely perfecto! Large portions- too much , really. Couldn't take it with me because I couldnt refridgerate in time. I'd go there again in a heartbeat!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. Our waiter Greg was outstanding and made sure we had a super Sunday Brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The place is great with golf ambiance and decor. The food was great with excellent temp and flavor. The only complaint is the service. Our server when he did come over or you asked for something was great, but that's the issue when he comes over. I believe they don't have great attention or they where short staffed. I asked another sever and she looked at me and walked away. Probably explains why they place was not packed.

Go to Louie Bossi and the place is packed and service is better. They should work on this as it would be the only reason to keep me from going back. I sometimes rather better service and don't pay attention to the Food so much.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Was great as always!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was ok. Service although fast paced pretty good.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Big City gives consistent good meals and a lively dining experience. They are always crowded and busy. Service was excellent. There hamburgers are some of the best in town.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great time as always. Great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It's always amazing food and great atmosphere. But tonight the service was less than desirable. It stared with our waiter spilling the drink on my friends white pants. He also give us the wrong food. And by the time the right food came out other people's food at the table was cold. I have here a ton of times and always usually have a great experience but tonight wasn't the best.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is a solid bet for dinner with a larger group on Las Olas. There are lot of options for food and the desserts are all home made and delicious. Our pizza was undercooked and since it was for my hungry 6 year old it didn't make sense to have them re-fire it but only 30% of it was consumable (around the edges) and the middle was raw and soupy. Regardless, I'd still go back. I love the big booths at the back of the restaurant!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This restaurant has noticeably declined, both in the staff as well as the food. Server was not polished and certainly not attentive. Food was mediocre at best. There are far better restaurants to eat at in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The food was excellent, in every category. Appetizers were good the salad was good and the main course was good as well. Lots of farm to table type cooking on the menu, gives you lots of things to choose from and everything tastes great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Great Beer, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Bar Seating
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