Big City Tavern - Las Olas

4.6
1947 reviews
$30 and under
American
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 fresh house-made pasta of the day. Some of the more popular dishes are the Pan Roasted Salmon with Tomato and the House-Made Charcuterie. 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. If you have special needs, require high chairs or need assistance please notify us.

Please call the restaurant to make reservations for parties of 8 or more!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1947 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ordered two of the tuna and mixed wok vegetables for $33beach. We got an embarrassingly small portion of the seared tuna. With mixed vegetables which contain mostly cabbage. This cost the restaurant almost nothing to make. We had asked for a substitute for the rice for extra vegetables( which normally also comes with i) which was still very meek. It was a joke of a portion for that price.

KW
KayW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The Caribbean run down (cod and shrimp) was so flavorful! The kids loved the pizza and the cocktails were good too.

LR
LReneeMIA
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is a must at Big City Tavern. Outdoor seating is the best place to socialize and people watch. The activity on Las Olas Blvd. does not disappoint. The brunch menu has great selections other than waffles and eggs. I'll be back!

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vipamyg
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We just had apps & drinks. And it was very good!

MS
MichaelS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. Nice ambience. Definite recommend.

WF
vipWorldwideFoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot for lunch!

JJ
JaneenJ
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very much enjoyed brunch on the patio. I ordered the unlimited Bellini's and the crab cake eggs Benedict. The billing was OK but the food was delicious. Our server was very nice and attentive and I spoke to the lady with the tattoos and she was super friendly and very easy to talk to. It was an overall very nice experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just a girls brunch day and we were so happy with the food and service. Bottomless cocktails are huge and well worth it. Great for the price.

JD
JoeD
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was OK, value was just OK, vibe was very good, location and crowd was outstanding.

LR
LarryR
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dependable, interesting and tasty menu. Lively but comfortable setting.

AB
vipAmandaB
West Virginia
15 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My salmon was perfectly cooked. Chocolate martini DELICIOUS!

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vipKyle
44 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal and the booth was perfect.

AM
AnthonyM
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The waiting staff was overwhelmed with large parties.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wedge salad and the pan seared scallops were delicious. Service was excellent!

RM
RebeccaM
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. The service was exceptional, food was excellent as always. Love this place and will always come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Big City Tavern. Everything was great. From the waiter to the lobster Mac n cheese, and even the drinks. Great atmosphere, decor, and service. Would go back for sure!

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earlybird
15 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Issues with boisterous bar guests at 5:45pm.
Issue with the probable detection of a guest at the bar vaping. Bar tender and management should have handled this illegal smoking.
Mahi fish sandwich has changed to a smaller portion and smaller bun.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ambiance was great… Low light atmosphere with a well stocked bar. Food quality was a bit better than average… Two drinks, an appetizer and a pizza was $100… Kinda pricey in our opinion…

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply amazing and the way our waitress Deanna just awesome. It really made our couples / friends get together so relaxing ☺️

MS
vipMelissaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Our server was great but it took way too long for 3 people to have dinner. Our second round of drinks was brought right as we all finished eating. Really dumb. And it was very hot inside the restaurant and we were not sitting near the door.

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earlybird
16 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Excellent hostess
Competent server
Food not as good as prepandemic times

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coldconch
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The cocktails are outstanding. My son loved the hamburger he said it was cooked perfectly medium rare. They obviously use high quality ingredients.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices and excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good

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vipstephanies
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Discovered this brunch spot on Google. Made my way here from NYC, where we are known for unlimited brunch. Breakfast burger was 7/10 highly recommend over easy versus sunny side up. Mimosas gave us no buzz however Sarah was a true gem and made it worth the trip. I would go back just for her service.

MR
MariaR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and polite. I love it!

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vipStew
10 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was cold - not impressed

JB
JennaB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike G was our waiter and was simply amazing. Very attentive to our table, filling our drinks up constantly, giving us recommendations on the menu, and even other places to check out around Fort Lauderdale since we are visiting. Great atmosphere in the restaurant and prices for being right on Las Olas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Drinks were good.

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vipnjoydining
34 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved Big City Tavern. So this Sunday wanted to go someplace for Brunch and Big City Tavern was the perfect place to go. Patrick, our server was great and very attentive. My friend and I each had an omelette and delicious Bloody Mary’s. A great afternoon all around

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vipfood4fun
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Armano was awesome.

MJ
vipMJM1
77 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Fun time! Interesting though that I received a text 3 minutes before our reservation time saying that the table was ready and when we arrived at the restaurant (at the reservation time), we were told that the tables were being prepared and we would be seated soon? Veronica our server was great, very attentive! Food was good and beverages were delish.

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AuttyC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!

OM
vipOmarM
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness … loved it.. had an amazing time

BP
vipBarbieP
40 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a great experience. Food was prepared perfectly and timely, and our server Dennis was attentive and friendly. Look forward to returning!

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soflo
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place and a great value. Our party of four had a comfortable booth, it was not too loud, but it was also a Tuesday evening. The cocktails were very good.

TM
TimmM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it. Food is delicious. Had a great time. My only critique is the fries. The small shoe string fries are my least favorite.

JF
JonF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Not as good as the first time i was there. But will try again.. server first time was better

LL
LifeLongcustomer
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was professional, the food excellent, and the server Patrick was perfect. The manager was welcoming and snapped our Father's Day pic for us.

FAQs

Big City Tavern - Las Olas does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Big City Tavern - Las Olas is rated 4.6 stars by 1947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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