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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • 154
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 19
    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
good brunch with great eye candy

a good place to hang on a sunday mrng for brunch...$13 unlimited bloody marys or mimosas...sit outside if you can...it gets crowded early..make reservations...inside gets very loud...food good..great svc..

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
xncman
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

a good place to hang on a sunday mrng for brunch...$13 unlimited bloody marys or mimosas...sit outside if you can...it gets crowded early..make reservations...inside gets very loud...food good..great svc..

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Big City Tavern is in a great Las Olas location. Love the "inside-outside" design. Nice large bar and roomy booths. Best Bolognese pasta EVER! Have always had nice, personal service at the bar - they ask your name and remember it! Have only had one rude person serve us - perhaps he was having a bad day. We will go... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We met a friend here for dinner while on vacation. Wednesday's are half price bottles of wine. Between that and the mushroom and scallop risotto, I will forever love this place! :)

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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200 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited Big City Tavern with a cousin trying to find some of the best places in Fort Lauderdale but this place is not it. If you are visiting I recommend making a reservation, as the wait, even with a reservation, can be of over 20 minutes. At the moment we sat down, extraordinary service began. Our server was very attentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very good food - best steak I had in the US. Kind and efficient service. They were very good with the kids. Although a busy street nearby dining outside was a treat wirh the nice breeze on a hot night. Looking for a great place to dine - look no further!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went to on Thursday July 16 2015 to celebrate my Birthday with my friends and we had a blast . food excellent , and our server FRANCISCO was AMAZING. outstanding service from him. I would recommend this place. and for sure I will coming back. great place , and great location. and the ambience very cool.!

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Labrador City, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant was a great find at the top of Las Olas. We were walking along a stumbled onto the Big City Tavern. It seemed to be very busy (always a good sign for a restaurant) The menu is quite varied but offers something for everyone and for all occasions (fine dining, casual lunch or just a snack). Ivan was... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were walking around exploring Las Olas and wanted to stop in with our two kids to grab drinks. When we asked if we could sit outside to have a drink the hostess said she would need management approval. About 3 different workers came back up to the hostess stand and explained to us how this was an inconvenience and... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went as a group and had a great time, the burgers were juicy and terrific, The Oyster po boy was also tasty. No complaints from our group

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had scallops with oyster mushroom rissoto. I was excellent. I had a skinny Margarita and it was perfect. And for dessert we shared this incredible banana bread with banana ice cream and marshmellow top. Wow, best dessert I've had in a long time. We simply loved it. It is always a bit loud at Big City.

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?