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Review of Big City Tavern

Big City Tavern
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Ranked #40 of 1,330 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
NY
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Try drinks”
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.

Visited July 2014
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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fine place for a bite, but not cheap”
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

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

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

Visited April 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Unsure at first, but all was well in the end!”
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 too long. When he delivered our drinks, he never came back to ask how they were. My drink had so much mix and very little of anything else. We ordered some food when he dropped the drinks off, but he never put the order in. As we tried repeatedly to get his attention, along with the few other bar patrons that were there, we watched as he counted his tips and figured that he was getting ready to end his shift. We were correct, as when the new bartender arrived, we were taken care of immediately. He asked how the drink was and I told him it was way too sweet, so he fixed that. He said that the bottle that they poured the sour mix out of wasn't properly secured, so I got mostly drink mix, with no alcohol in it. The nee drink he gave me was completely different. He looked for our food order and found nothing, so he got us some bread and food. He told us that the person who had been waiting on us was new and it was only his 2nd day. That might explain a lot, but still no excuse for lack of prompt service. The coconut shrimp and the meatballs, were absolutely delicious. As was the flatbread. Issac took really good care of us, he told us he's been with the restaurant for about 12 years. You could tell that he was a seasoned professional. We'll definitely be back again, but will be sure to sit on Isaac's side of the bar!

  • Visited June 2014
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Woodbridge, Canada
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“Tasty food and great atmosphere”
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 black grouper.

There are also a couple of TVs above the bar, so you can have a few drinks and watch sports before or after your meal if you so desire.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back the next time we are in Florida.

  • Visited May 2014
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