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“Good food and great atmosphere”
Review of Big City Tavern

Big City Tavern
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Ranked #38 of 1,330 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, 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.
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

We decide on the Big City Tavern because we wanted patio dining to people watch. Great service. The lobster mac n cheese was great. The burgers were just how we like them. Nice wine selection also. I will definitely dine here again before our trip is over.

Thank Kyla F
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Impressive menu”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Went for a late Saturday lunch and was pleased to find not only a great beer selection but great food choices as well. Had their turkey sandwich which was packed with fresh turkey, bacon and cheese. Waffle fries perfectly done - crisp and salty. My husband had rigatoni which was a good sized portion and very flavorful.

Seemed that most fellow diners were enjoying the special brunch mimosas which was a good deal if you don't have to drive!

The hostess did a wonderful job getting us a table close to the outdoor seating so we had all the people watching benefits plus better chairs.

Our waitress did an OK job. Nothing remarkable which was fine.

Will make this a stop next time we are on Las Olas!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank reddogsrule
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We ate at Big City Tavern at the recommendation of a friend and I'm so glad we did. The atmosphere was pleasant and even though the outdoor seating was full, the indoor seating was nice.

The beer menu is fabulous. If you're interested in beer, this is the place for you. My husband did a beer paddle, tasting several IPA's on the menu.

We shared the Cobb Salad and the Short Rib Grilled Cheese. Wow! They were both fabulous! If I go back I'll get the same thing again.

Our server was pleasant and I appreciated that they split the salad and sandwich for us in the kitchen.

If you have the opportunity, go to Big City Tavern!

Visited March 2014
Thank bauercat
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La Porte, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good salmon”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Eating alone isn't always a pleasant experience and sometimes the waitstaff tend to ignore you. This was not the case at this restaurant. Service was excellent and so was the salmon dish I had. Dessert was even better; I'm not a sweets eater, but ate the entire apple streudel later that evening.

Visited February 2014
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Buffalo, New York
Level 6 Contributor
1,121 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
“Great place on Las Olas”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Just discovered this place. Wonderful interior and street side dining. Great for casual drink or dinner. Fun people watching. Not packed with tourists. Really god looking female bartenders. I will be back!!

Thank Jonmun
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