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609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
+1 954-727-0307
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Ranked #178 of 1,132 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We did not have dinner reservations but strolled in and was promptly seated in a great booth. Even though it was very busy (nice atmosphere too) our waiter served us immediately with a drink. The portions here, like most places in the States are huge and I couldn't finish my main course of shrimp pasta (although it was very good).... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very friendly staff, great people watching on Las Olas from outside setting. Menu is a bit pricey but not out of norm for a Los Olas restaurant. Very good happy hour menu and drinks 7 days a week at the bar only. But don't worry its a big bar!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had time to kill before our flight after a cruise and while wandering the waterway area in Fort Lauderdale we came across Big City Tavern. It was a Sunday early afternoon and thought we would stop for a drink. Our bartender, Amine, was awesome. The atmosphere was excellent and Amine made sure we were comfortable, well hydrated and helpful... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Good restaurant, right across from Riverside hotel. My wife and me had burger. They were good. Reasonable. They ran out of ginger beer, so my wife couldn't have a Moscow mule.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The bar happy hour and specials between 4 and 7 are delicious and a decent bargain. We moved to a table for dinner. The pasta special was undercooked for my tastes and they immediately brought another main course. I HATE sending food back, but it just want good to me. Our waitress, Chelsea, was wonderful, would come back again just... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were excited to try Big City Tavern. We were starving and were looking for good drinks and food. We normally sit at the bar, but it was packed. The hostess was not very welcoming and would not seat us in the patio outside even though there were many open tables. She muttered something about being reserved soon. But, we... More 

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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Noisy, but the food was worth it. Tried a lichee martini.. not as good as the one we had on the ship we just got off of, but ok. MY spinach salad was extraordinary. Came with candied nuts, pine nuts, a bit of apple and a dressing that was smooth, unique. plenty for one person, really wonderful.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been coming to Big City Tavern since I lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL for 3 years and still continue to visit once in town. The food is delicious and the drinks are great. We mostly eat at the bar since my husband and I love chatting with Issac and Brian. My favorite dishes are the asian calamari, any... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had brunch with a group of 7. Bottomless mimosa/Bloody Mary option sounds good but with the wait staff barely there to provide service good luck being able to order more than one drink. My wife has good allergies which was told to the waiter before we ordered. However it was neglected when making the food and it came out... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place has a lot of character. Nice ambiance. The menu is a little limited. The service was good. The food was ok.

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Additional Information about Big City Tavern

Address: 609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: +1 954-727-0307
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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