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Big City Tavern

609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 727-0307
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Ranked #193 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $31 - $40
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 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 pasta. Some of the more popular dishes are the Pan Roasted Salmon with Tomato and the Chilean Sea Bass. 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.
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English first
Glendale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visit City Cellar, a sister restaurant of Big City on a regular basis, so we had hopes that the food and service would be the same. When we first arrived, we weren't sure that was going to be the case. The bartender who was behind the bar wasn't very attentive and getting our initial drink order in took way... More

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Woodbridge, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We recently visited the Big City Tavern on our recent trip to Florida. We were unable to get a table on the outdoor patio, so we settled for one inside. The service was fast and friendly with the server explaining their menu. Everyone enjoyed the meals, from the Maryland jumbo lump crabcakes, 10oz home burger, pizza pepperoni to the local... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

All the food looked great but I couldn't resist trying a simple hamburger. Out of the park great. Huge selection of beer. Could have stayed all day and sampled every one.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant was a great find. Seated promptly, attentive servers and great food. What sets this restaurant apart from the rest for us was the fact that everything they serve is made from scratch; they even butcher and cure their own pork for the various style meats they serve. My husband and I had the House Charchouterie which is a... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had dinner at Big City Tavern on Wednesday night. Great atmosphere, excellent service and the food was very good. The menu has many good choices and prices are very fair. I had a chicken panini with mashed potatoes that were to die for. The order wasn't right for one of my friends but our server quickly apologized and made it... More

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Nothing too fancy or whimsical here, but excellent, straight forward, high end 'bar food'. Very diverse menu and consistently good. Best spicy marg in town. Lively atmosphere on a lively street. Much better than the other tourist traps on Las Olas.

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