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Big City Tavern

Big City Tavern

American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Bar$$$$
Fort Lauderdale
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  • Francisco A.
    "... and brunch menu! Bottomless mimosas along with the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict or..."(4 Tips)
    Jacob G.
    "The skirt steak was excellent and the portions were perfect."(5 Tips)
    Alex W.
    "Pasta special and the Craft beer list is awesome."(6 Tips)
    Meaghan G.
    "Short ribs are amazing!"(4 Tips)
108 Tips and reviews
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  • John K.
    John Kass1 week ago
    Great steak.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DMarch 28
    Fantastic restaurant on Las Olas! Try the meatball appetizer and any of the pasta dishes! Great selection of mix drinks and beers as well!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BJanuary 22
    Unlimited bloodies and mimosas on Sunday!
  • J. Matthew C.
    J. Matthew CahillDecember 10, 2016
    Great brunch, bottomless drinks, and our waiter did an amazing magic trick for us! Michael is a boss.
  • Christian R.
    Christian RitterAugust 28, 2016
    Nice food hot beer and poorly very poorly attendant.
  • Eric C.
    Eric Cole Realtor®June 30, 2016
    Boneless short ribs
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleApril 19, 2016
    Whether you’re looking for a breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night meal, Big City Tavern has a variety of food and drink choices that are sure to satisfy any craving!
  • Marjorie W.
    Marjorie WApril 10, 2016
    The service here is very good; the servers were attentive, helpful, friendly, and very accomadating. Great place to get a meal.
  • Marjorie W.
    Marjorie WApril 10, 2016
    Crab cake Benedict was delicious. Perfect portion size and the potatoes that come with it are really good too.
  • Nikki J.
    Nikki JJanuary 30, 2016
    Not only did they "forget" about a party of 20 ( I mean hello we will spend more than most people ) they were unapologetic. The hostess was rude and condescending at all points of the evening .
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco ArrietaNovember 18, 2015
    Great service and brunch menu! Bottomless mimosas along with the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict or the Porchetta Hash if you preffer pork
  • Ramiro D.
    Ramiro DelgadoSeptember 20, 2015
    Ribeye Sandwich with a Guinness beer
  • Jordan A.
    Jordan AdairJuly 12, 2015
    What's not good? Amazing! Right up there with my favorite spots in SoFL
  • Miguel G.
    Best place around.
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleJune 29, 2015
    Dessert is just $7 for delicious sweet treats like mason jar blueberry pie, pistachio brown butter Bundt cake, and flourless chocolate cake served with raspberry brownie & peanut butter mousse!
  • ROBERT H.
    ROBERT HARMONJune 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Use to have one in Boca, when that closed went to this one on Las Olas. Gone there for brunch but mainly for dinner. We take friends there for special occasions. Grill skirt steak & salmon r our fav
  • Craig M.
    Craig MiddletonMarch 14, 2015
    The cheese tasting was delicious, definitely worth a try!
  • Lia M.
    Lia MoreggiFebruary 21, 2015
    Martina's and Cobb salad
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesFebruary 6, 2015
    Burger here are amazing. Also an impressive beer selection
  • Finigans F.
    Finigans FundamentalsDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brunch in town!
  • Alex W.
    Alex WeissDecember 18, 2014
    Pasta special and the Craft beer list is awesome.
  • Carmen C.
    Carmen CorzoNovember 25, 2014
    Unlimited mimosas! $14
  • Richard K.
    Richard KiddNovember 9, 2014
    The fish special is amazing. It was Mahi when I was here.
  • Stefanie M.
    Stefanie MaesOctober 24, 2014
    Good food but to noisy and loud!
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleOctober 21, 2014
    Late night dining available Sunday-Thursday 11:00pm-Midnight and Friday-Saturday 11:00pm-1:00am for those midnight snacks you’re craving.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GordonAugust 31, 2014
    The skirt steak was excellent and the portions were perfect. Always consistently good food. The great service is also a plus. I would recommend to anyone who needs a place for a nice date. Love it.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BrewerAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    House salad
  • graviator
    graviatorAugust 17, 2014
    Awesome brunch specials. Great atmosphere and location.
  • Edgar L.
    Edgar LaraAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great drinks and burgers
  • Robbyn A.
    Robbyn AcknerAugust 1, 2014
    Try to sit on the end of the bar that Isaac is working, you'll get better service
  • Tod J.
    Tod JacksonJuly 21, 2014
    Quick service for lunch. Huge beer selection and food good
  • Elle C.
    Elle ChanJune 26, 2014
    The Quinoa Salad was refreshing, healthy and delicious. Yum yum yum
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MikusMay 23, 2014
    Truly misled by new bartender. 36 for 2 glasses of wine. Sad. Never to return!
  • Ove S.
    Ove StødleMay 19, 2014
    Cobb salad was great, and so was the wifi.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PoorMay 5, 2014
    Try the wine on tap
  • Meaghan G.
    Meaghan GeislerApril 21, 2014
    Best place I have eaten at in a long time!
  • Meaghan G.
    Meaghan GeislerApril 21, 2014
    Short ribs are amazing! Gab the server is incredible and helpful! Will be back when I make it to Fort Lauderdale again!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RoyerApril 5, 2014
    Amazing place to eat! Lots of variety and service is excellent! I would recommend it!
  • Anycia V.
    Anycia VillaJanuary 12, 2014
    They have great pizza and pickle back shots.
  • Alyssa A.
    Alyssa AdamsDecember 29, 2013
    It's ok- the service is pretty slow. The DJ was terrible.
  • Jordan A.
    Jordan ArziDecember 23, 2013
    Great skirt steak!
  • Robin L.
    Robin LeighbuchananNovember 22, 2013
    If you get here before 7 o'clock you will receive a free complementary that is, beer or fabulous cocktail.
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SmalleyNovember 16, 2013
    David is a great server, he is attentive, timely and a fantastic worker!
  • Nach G.
    Nach GomezOctober 25, 2013
    The Local Mozzarella Burratta was really good
  • Leslie F.
    Leslie FlorezOctober 18, 2013
    Sitting outside in the cafe tables feels like a part of a Thomas Kincaid painting.Try the waffle chips!!!
  • Carly S.
    Carly SteeleJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    12$ bottomless mimosas with purchase of any entree :) they will also make a cranberry version with no charge!
  • Lyma H.
    Lyma HoweggJuly 8, 2013
    Boneless beef short ribs......yummmmmm
  • Lyma H.
    Lyma HoweggJuly 8, 2013
    Super quick and excellent service, free drink for checking in, delicious food! Couldn't ask for more :)
  • Sergio M.
    Sergio MajlufJuly 2, 2013
    Meatball sandwich, oh my
  • Chido M.
    Chido MunjMay 13, 2013
    The food & drinks were amazing, don't be scared to try anything on the menu food/drink.
  • Raspete J.
    Raspete JorgeMay 12, 2013
    The best Quiche ever!!!
  • Colleen A.
    Colleen AlvinoMarch 8, 2013
    This place has excellent food .Chilean Sea bass was the best I've ever had .
  • Jim S.
    Jim StoutFebruary 6, 2013
    Went here once as one of the first places I've been in the area...it was so loud you couldn't even think and service was horrible.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HastingsFebruary 1, 2013
    Really enjoyed this place, even moreso because of their free draft beer/cocktail with an entree 4SQ deal!
  • Dan W.
    Dan WeissDecember 24, 2012
    Food is not good. Way overpriced. Salads are tiny. Sandwiches (including burgers) are very mediocre. Service is SO slow. Don't come here.
  • Caroline I.
    Caroline IsabelleDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best chicken milanese EVER!!!
  • Shari A.
    Shari AdamDecember 17, 2012
    Do you know someone who got jailed and needs to be bailed? Call 3055450515. We're here to help you 24-7/365.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinNovember 28, 2012
    The scallops are a phenomenal dish, unexpectedly so. Bacon and pancetta with white beans, sure why not?
  • Gina D.
    Gina Di GennaroNovember 18, 2012
    Service was great and the special was delish! Loved their selection of beer. The potato lasagna was not cooked enough. Skirt steak was pretty good. I would go back again!
  • Greg
    GregOctober 19, 2012
    Pork chop is amazing!
  • James G.
    James GordonOctober 10, 2012
    Try the Spinach Egg Fritatta
  • Greg F.
    Greg FernebokOctober 4, 2012
    The sandwiches here are unique and huge, great beer selection, well worth visiting when your in Lauderdale
  • Brian M.
    Brian MSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Some of the best bartenders in all of South Florida.
  • Antoinette C.
    Antoinette CaraanSeptember 9, 2012
    Try creme brûlée stuffed fresh toast. The caramelized sugar on top makes it even more amazing. Unlimited mimosas for $12.
  • Aaron
    AaronSeptember 1, 2012
    Amazing salmon here!!
  • Krissy Z.
    Krissy ZAugust 28, 2012
    karen was an awesome waitress! the pasta dish was huuuuge! delicious food and great outdoor ambiance :)
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Quinoa salad with strawberries and grilled chicken- delicious
  • Luis F.
    Luis FreitasAugust 22, 2012
    Try the Flirtini
  • Miss E I.
    Miss E IrvinAugust 18, 2012
    Caleb is the best bartender !!!!
  • Joe A.
    Joe AJuly 1, 2012
    We had two really bad meals last night. Something has changed at the BCT and not for the better. Sad to be writhing this, we won't be back.
  • Ruben G.
    Ruben GarciaJune 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place; however, wish they would add at least one IPA to their draft beer selection.
  • Tarsis L.
    Tarsis LopezJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brian is an awesome bartender and will have you taken care of well every single time
  • Tarsis L.
    Tarsis LopezJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brian is an aweso
  • Kati V.
    Kati V.May 19, 2012
    Choose the salmon.
  • Nick
    NickMay 19, 2012
    Try the pork sandwich
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CassidyMay 15, 2012
    Friendly and stylish bar scene located on Las Olas.
  • Martin K.
    Martin KarichMay 2, 2012
    I recommend the rigatoni Bolognese... Really nice!
  • Andrew
    AndrewApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Used to offer a free beer with 4sq check-in. Now they don't. So I have no reason to come back.
  • Riverwalk B.
    Returning for Battle!
  • Keith S.
    Keith SeveryMarch 19, 2012
    Holy Mackerel beer. Get it.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BainMarch 10, 2012
    Check in to get your craft beer or drink special!
  • Issac A.
    Issac AbdinoorFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure try the beef short ribs !!!
  • H W.
    H W.February 11, 2012
    The waitstaff and bartenders are always friendly. Ask about the specials for dinner and about the martinis. The pineapple martinis are really good but deadly
  • James D.
    James DoodyJanuary 24, 2012
    Skirt steak is to die for.
  • M. Silver Associates
    M. Silver AssociatesJanuary 12, 2012
    Great American cuisine.
  • Angie S.
    Angie SitJanuary 8, 2012
    Try the Burger Special - Fried Green Tomato, Bacon, Cheddar
  • Roy W.
    Roy WadeNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Roy Wade is the best busser on the east coast
  • Joey R.
    Joey RicardNovember 27, 2011
    When you go here, ask for "the amazing Steven".... He is the man! Great server!!
  • Robin L.
    Robin LeighbuchananNovember 19, 2011
    Guinness..It's Good for You. That is all.
  • Jasmi
    JasmiNovember 14, 2011
    Don't expect large portions, even though food is pricey.
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The espresso martini is the bomb
  • Joey C.
    Joey COctober 22, 2011
    It's time for a little acqua!!
  • Edward L.
    Edward LohrerOctober 9, 2011
    Pad Thai not very good, especially considering the price!
  • William M.
    William MaceSeptember 3, 2011
    Slow Slow service!!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LynnMay 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing scallops.... Best I have had in a long time!
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach
    Beer snobs all over South Florida will slobber over the pints of Warsteiner, Guinness Stout, and J.W. Dundee's Original Honey Brown Lager.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SnowApril 10, 2011
    The sea bass is great. Skip the mojitos.
  • Jay M.
    Jay MApril 1, 2011
    They brand their logo onto the hamburger buns!
  • Kasie Lynn C.
    Kasie Lynn ClouserFebruary 24, 2011
    the asian calamari is amazing. and the sidewalk tables give the feel of the big city.
  • Joe Marketer
    Joe MarketerFebruary 17, 2011
    meet us at the karaoke bar after dinner for a round on us!
  • Elena G.
    Elena GarcíaMarch 16, 2016
    Carne rica. Buen surtido de vinos.
  • Ramiro D.
    Ramiro DelgadoSeptember 22, 2015
    Excelente Guinness y hamburguesa
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