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Big City Tavern

609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
+1 954-727-0307
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Ranked #198 of 1,111 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
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Price range: $31 - $40
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Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SE 6 Ave
Description: Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. The menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Our extensive wine list emphasizes California varietals by the glass and bottle. Big City Tavern has a rotating selection of craft and specialty beers on tap and available in bottle. Desserts are all house made and all delicious. Big City Tavern features high tin ceilings, wood floors and rustic brick walls. Patrons can take their place at our long oak bar or in the comfort of the dining room.
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is probably the best gastro-pub on Las Olas. The waitstaff is incredible, the food great and the atmosphere is friendly. When the rest are too loud, or too stuffy, this place is just right.

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Athens
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a great place for weekend brunch. They offer bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's for $12. Inside can be a bit noisy, so choose to sit outside under the fans for a more quiet, intimate experience. The waffle chips are delicious! Although the service was a little slow, I will probably return.

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had brunch in Las Olas before flying home and decided to try Big City. Brunch pizza with sunny side up eggs was really good. My husband got eggs Benedict with crab and loved it. Unlimited mimosas didn't hurt either.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have friends that like the place, so we have eaten here a few times for both dinner and lunch. I keep trying to figure out why the place is so popular. Food is ok to good, not great, especially given the prices. Service is usually inconsistent. We have had great service and poor service. I was once charged for... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went here for a large BDay party which can often be difficult when it comes to wait staff attention. Not the case here. Service was great. The food was awesome. I had the skirt steak chimichurri and I could not have been happier. Atmosphere was very fun, cool dining room and a good time.

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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went for lunch and it was a nice way to meet up with friends on Las Olas. The burgers were huge. Not sure we would go there for dinner as we prefer more of a fine dining establishment.

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The atmosphere was lively, with a moderate noise level. Great location for people watching as it's right on Las Olas Blvd. Food (which is made from scratch) was good, but not great. Service was a little slow and our waitress seemed distracted, but the manager came by to check on us and had other servers stop by to make sure... More

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NY
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137 reviews 137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Place was nice and packed . We had drinks there the watermelon mojito was really good. The odd radishes as bar food was an uh huh moment . Looks like great place. Great margarita pizza.

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North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Looked like it should be pub food. Food was fine; descriptions and prices were more upscale than the reality. At dinner the "background" music was too loud for conversation

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice atmosphere, outside seating great for people-watching. Good food, a little pricey but not outrageous.

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