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609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (SE 6 Ave)
+1 954-727-0307
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New...
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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good spot!

In town on business and staying close to Las Olas. I had the Asian Calamari app and it was excellent. I opted for the porchetta panini. It was very tasty. My only gripe is that I had a glass of the Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc. Nobilo is a very good and inexpensive wine from New Zealand. Big City Tavern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
MRC0424
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Cape Coral, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I live in Ft. Lauderdale and Big City is one of our favorites. You can always count on an excellent leal at a reasonable price with excellent service. We enjoy sharing this spot with friends whenever we get the chance and always come away smiling! Bon Appetite!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

In town on business and staying close to Las Olas. I had the Asian Calamari app and it was excellent. I opted for the porchetta panini. It was very tasty. My only gripe is that I had a glass of the Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc. Nobilo is a very good and inexpensive wine from New Zealand. Big City Tavern has it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Gave this very good because of service, location, and design. Food rates average. Just got into town for a week long stay at Marriott BeachPlace Towers with teen aged kids. Nice location on Las Olas gelato place next door. City parking right behind the restaurant parking meters take credit cards. Arrived at dinner 8:45. Group of 6. A few tables... More 

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miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pretty nice Sunday Brunch, unlimited Mimosa's when you purchase an entrée. Ordered the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict and it was delicious, Hollandaise sauce was homemade!!

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Fort Lauderdale
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

took my partner there for lunch - wanted to try the charcuterie - excellent - 4 different cuts of meat, cheese cubes, apples slices, jardinaire, and kalamata olives - the two of us ate and there was still left over to take home - meats arranged from non spiced to spicy, the mustard seed condiment was delicious, bread garlicky and... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Just stumbled upon this place on our first night in Fort Lauderdale and loved the food offerings, the drinks were soooo good and the staff was really friendly.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Big City is where people who usually eat at the Cheesecake Factory go for a big night out. It's a nice, comfortable place with food that is actually on par with Cheesecake. Big portions, big prices and once in a while you'll get something that you really like. And every once in a while you'll get something so bad that... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have been going here for brunch and dinner for many events. Brunch is always busy so it's best to make reservations. All their food is great but I usually order a custom made burger. My parents, grandparents and friends always enjoy the food here and it is always an option of we want great food in fort lauderdale. I... More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went to brunch on Saturday, and we got seated right away. Our waiter, Charlie, was phenomenal. It was our first time at Big City Tavern so he took the time to walk us through the menu and give us his favorite recommendations. I ordered the nutella french toast and a side of the potatoes, both were amazing. We also... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went for brunch - this place is stellar. The mimosas are made with good sparking wine and real OJ. I got the steak and eggs. Steak was juicy and flavorful, and cooked at the requested temperature. Eggs were fluffy. Would love to go back.

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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, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    (SE 6 Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-727-0307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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.
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

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