New Menu Items at Big City Tavern in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Since opening in 2002, Big City Tavern has remained one of South Florida’s most popular dining destinations. Today, the classic American restaurant located on Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 14th anniversary with new culinary creations and handcrafted cocktails!

Working with Big Time Restaurant Group Culinary Director Lisabet Summa, Executive Chef Steven Zobel is presenting a variety of new dishes set to compliment the existing menu, which features a mix of house-cured charcuterie, seafood, steaks and salads along with pastas, pizzas, breads, pastries, and desserts made from scratch in-house daily.

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

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Craft Cocktail Sampler

Complimenting Chef Zobel’s menu are several new libations, and the option to enjoy four signature house-made infusions and tap cocktails with the Craft Cocktail Sampler.

Two of the sample cocktails are tequila based, one of which is a house made pineapple, habanero &jalapeno infusion – a bit too spicy for me! I liked the titos vodka berry and ginger beer with bourbon.

Big City Tavern Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale Florida

Pan Seared Sea Scallops | Candied Bacon, Pecans, Grilled Apples, Aioli

This is one of two scallop dishes on the menu – it is an appetizer. My first thought is: what beautiful plating! The scallops were clearly arranged to give the dish some height. Lots of nice textures going on here – crunchy pecans and candied bacon: yes please. The other scallop dish is an entree, also a pan seared, served with roasted tomato risotto and basil.

Big City Tavern Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale Florida

NEW Quinoa and Arugula Salad | Vermont cheddar, broccoli, mustard vinaigrette, choice of grilled chicken, wood-grilled shrimp or grilled skirt steak.

A solid option for a salad entree, really tasty! The wood grilled shrimp was delicious although this would be plentiful if you choose to order without it, as the quinoa and cheese will offer you protein.

Big City Tavern Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale Florida

NEW Maine Lobster Macaroni & Cheese | aged Vermont cheddar

One word: yum!

Big City Tavern Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale Florida

Carmelized Banana Sundae in a Mason Jar | Banana Bread, Walnuts, Caramel Sauce, Banana Ice Cream, Burnt Marshmallow

Ill take 5 more of those burnt marshmallows 🙂

Big City Tavern Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale Florida

NEW Layered Latte | Absolut Vanilla Vodka, fresh espresso, Rumchatta, whipped cream

This was my first visit to Big City Tavern and its safe to say that I enjoyed myself. I would definitely come back for the scallop appetizer and the quinoa salad.  There are a variety of other new menu items that sound great, too! Also, check out their event line up:

Manly Monday 
Mondays – 4-9pm | Bar only
$8 Old Fashioned with choice of Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye, Crown Royal Blended Canadian Whisky or Ron Zacapa Rum, $8 Crown Royal Regal Apple Shots

 
Tuesday BBQ Night 
Tuesdays – 5-11pm
For $24.99, enjoy a delicious platter of Chef Zobel’s favorite BBQ dishes. Selections rotate weekly! $14 House Smoked Cocktails
 
Kettle Night 
Thursdays – 4-9pm | Bar only
$8 Kettel One Martinis
Ultimate Dirty Martini | Cucumber Dutch Classic | Strawberry Dutch Classic

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One thought on “New Menu Items at Big City Tavern in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  1. […] Big City Tavern has been a staple on Las Olas for quiet a while now and for good reason. The design and atmosphere is everything you’d want in a brunch spot. It’s classy and modern with a dark and cozy feel and the food is always delicious. I’ve been there for brunch in the past and it was always good but with the launch of a new brunch menu I couldn’t wait to check it out again. Their brunch menu now has a lot more breakfast items, but fear not there are some non-breakfast classics on there as well. […]

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