Big City Tavern has a prime location in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant and bar is situated in the trendy area at 609 East Las Olas Boulevard.
Big City provides a sophisticated tavern experience for its patrons. Rustic décor adorns the walls along with assorted memorabilia, and an eclectic mix of artwork ultimately creating the perfect upscale urban bistro. Comfortable seating is available both inside and outside. Inside the restaurant, sink into a large booth that gives a good view of the bar and restaurant. The Outside seating area overlooks the bustling street, perfect for people watching. Big City Tavern has earned a strong patron base by providing great food and service since 2002
The menu offers a variety of American fare from burgers to pastas with classics like the Iceberg wedge salad with apple wood smoked bacon, red onion, vine ripe tomatoes and blue cheese dressing or the Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes served with mashed potatoes, market vegetables and Dill-Lime tarter sauce.
Chef Louie Bossi draws upon his New York Italian influences when creating his innovative dishes. Artisan Charcuterie is comprised of four Italian meats, cheese and pickled vegetables served with homemade crispy flatbread. The appetizer is a do it yourself antipasto that provides a taste of the Old World. For your first course, the Maine lobster and aged Vermont cheddar macaroni & cheese is a twist on the traditional comfort food favorite mixing large chunks of picked lobster meat baked with rigatoni, cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.
For the main course, the Braised Grouper with littleneck clams, tomato broth, shaved chorizo, and mustard greens is especially notable or the inventive Grilled Rare Tuna Ramen with Yaki Onagiri, pickled vegetables, poached egg, roasted pork and mustard seed. The flavorful taste improvises a new spin on the preparation of traditional tuna dishes.
Big City offers a seasonal themed drink menu. On the Fall inspired martini menu, don’t miss the Pumpkin spice-tini made with whipped cream vodka, house made pumpkin spice, splash of cream and graham cracker rimmed.
No need to wait until Friday afternoon; enjoy Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm with discounted martini prices and half off specific appetizers at the bar.
Looking to get over the hump of the work week? Stop in on Wine Down Wednesdays to enjoy half off prices on bottles of wine with the purchase of an entrée.
On your next stroll down Las Olas, stop into Big City Tavern for one of their featured food and beverage menu items. Take a bite out of the Big City. You will certainly enjoy it.