YOLO

4.4
3461 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Operated by a philosophy that it derives its name from, YOLO and neighboring O Lounge are vibrant, much-loved staples in the South Florida culinary and nightlife scene. The swanky Fort Lauderdale restaurant and adjacent lounge serves thoughtfully prepared contemporary American cuisine in a sophisticated, bustling atmosphere that includes a bar and dining room with open kitchen, and an outdoor patio, and features inventive cocktails and an extensive wine list to complement the menu. The longtime Las Olas hotspot serves up lunch and dinner daily, and is legendary for its happy hour and Brunch on Saturday & Sunday.

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 9:30PM

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Miami
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We sat outside, far enough from the music that it wasn’t a distraction during dinner. The patio is a lovely space and our server was efficient and checked on us often. My wine was a very good Shiraz and reasonably priced at $9.50 a glass (compared to the other selections). Go on Thursday for half price bottles. My husband had the calamari appetizer which he really liked. He had the burger which was very good and quite large so he took 1/2 home. I had the grilled salmon with the cauliflower side (for $6). The salmon was a fair size portion. I ordered it medium and it came medium rare-raw in the middle. It was nothing special, on the bland side. The cauliflower was dry and rather tasteless. For me, overall, it was a boring meal in a lovely setting. We chose not to stay for dessert and didn’t see the dessert menu. We have eaten at YOLO before and the food is generally good, but this visit was disappointing.

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good. The food was hot, well presented and tasted great.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t so great.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very cool atmosphere especially good for happy hour after work crowd.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We went for brunch on Easter it’s wasn’t good food my boyfriends sent his food back twice I’ve been their for dinner but I will not recommend their brunch

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66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Eggs Benedict was not good. Fortunately my date enjoyed her salmon. Our reception and seating and our waiter were outstanding. I always like the atmosphere of the place.

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CF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good but the service was horrible. They managed to serve food, but couldn't serve drinks. There are better places to be found in the Las Olas area, so don't bother with YOLO.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This was not my first visit. Our waiter was terrible. Everything came late. I asked for a plain eggs Benedict, which he brought out as “everything on the side.” Again... drinks, late. Food, late. Mimosa? Late. Inexperienced staff should not work at a restaurant of Thai caliber. It was Easter Sunday, and I expected much more from my favorite restaurant.

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KB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved this restaurant so much we booked a second reservation during our trip! The beef skewers, calamari and shishito pepper appetizers are amazing as well as the burger!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great from hostesses to servers! The food was very good and I liked they did not rush us. The place was jamming with the DJ at the outside lounge. I would definitely recommend Yolo to others

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GG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the outside seating. The weather was perfect for sitting outside.
Our server was slow and then we had another server at the end. The food and wine were delicious.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

we came to YOLO 5 years ago and remembered having such a positive experience so when we came back to an unfriendly wait staff was upsetting. They advertised happy hour on the tables and when we inquired about it they said it was only available at the bar. So I went to the bar and paid for the drinks only to have two servers and a MANAGER come up to our table and tell us we are not allowed to do that. Why would you advertise it on your tables if you are so anal about it? So bizzare. Will NEVER come back here.

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New England
302 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food!!

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience every time we go! Amazing food and service!

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Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 5th visit this season. It’s a good meeting place for us coming from singer island and our friends that live in Miami. Looking forward to coming back next season as I type we r on our way back to Virginia

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came per the recommendation of a local Floridian with some girlfriends during our visit to south Florida! We all loved it! Food was delicious, service was excellent, ambiance and music were fabulous! Will def recommend to anyone visiting the area and plan to return on out next trip!!! Kudos!

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place - first time I had to chase down my server a couple of times to get any service but it’s still a great place.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were wonderful. We were there with friends we haven’t seen in awhile and lingered over dinner. We were never made to feel we needed to vacate our table. I would definitely ho there again to enjoy another pleasant night out dining

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was awesome to find a restaurant open so late for dinner. Allows us to go after the theater and still be able to eat a nice restaurant. The food we got was good but. T the time we got there they’d sold out of almost everything. On the plus side...that means they make everything fresh. Overall good experience.

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J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was hoping for some more interesting main dish offerings

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C
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun hip tasty great night out

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Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant food food and service

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to get last minute reservations for 10 people. The hostess found us a perfect table in the corner. The food was delicious, service terrific. Overall an excellent restaurant.

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Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch at YOLO. We loved everything about this restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Delicious!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Took 15 minutes for someone to even say hello after being seated.
We ordered drinks and we ordered dinner at the same time.
The drinks came exactly 15 minutes after we ordered
The meal came 5 minutes after that
Dinner the chicken wS tasty but cold
The waitress was non-existent
Will never go back!!!

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the ambiance. Overall, the food was good. Calamari, crab cakes and corvina fish. although was told the fish was boneless only to pull out of my mouth a really long, sharp bone. That was the only downfall.

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DC
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection! Service is impeccable. Although the menu is limited ... the choices are excellent and each item is unique and well prepared. I'm a burger guy & you cannot find a better burger! I enjoy eating in the "party room" -- much quieter than the main dining room.

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F
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and we love the food!!!

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GM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, great atmosphere. Just a little to loud to have a conversation inside.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress recognized that my profile stated I was a vegan and that we had a birthday that night. Good work!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the 2 meats. It was very $$$ for very little The food itself was average at best. My guest had the salmon it was a little overdone. I had asked for extra pesto which didn’t come in till I was finished with my meal

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Great music. Great happy hour & dinner

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CS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We were sat next to the coffee machine although the place was nearly empty when we arrived. I sent back my potato since it was cold when it arrived. My cappuccino was undrinkabke and the manager agreed!

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1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience. Good food and service. Went from Naples to have dinner before taking my granddaughter to the Broward Performing Arts Center to see “Dear Evan Hansen“. Unfortunately, we forgot to use our perk for a free dessert with our play tickets — but the desserts were awesome anyway

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JO
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Yolo’s but it definitely will not be our last. We ate outside in a beautiful setting with a beautiful breeze. The waiter was very knowledgeable, Service was great and the food delicious. It was also very reasonably price. Can’t recommend Yolo’s any higher.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We ordered calamari which was too sweet and a 5 overall
Tuna tostada was good at a 9
Carrot ginger soup was poor at a 5
Grouper entree was very small and tasteless

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LF
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance in high-rise modern setting with excellent fish dishes (salmon and trout were our favorites). Great tuna tartare appetizer served on a tostada. Sorry to say we shared two desserts but can't remember what they were, clearly not memorable, should have had the watermelon salad for dessert (enjoyed it as an appetizer). Overall, a nice place but only the fish dishes would get five stars from us!

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TV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always go to this Restaurant everytime I go to Florida . Food is amazing and ambiance too. Had a talk with Manager he is very nice :)

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