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Dining Room - YOLO, Fort Lauderdale, FL

YOLO

4.6
4.6
4428 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 523-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Martin Verano

  • Private party facilities

    YOLO is available for private lunch meetings, dinners, cocktail receptions, showers and other special events. We have a private room inside, private space on our beautifully landscaped patio, and a separate cocktail lounge which can be reserved.

  • Private party contact

    9545259001: (954) 523-1000

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available at our front door. <br />There is a Parking Garage located directly behind the restaurant. There is plenty of metered parking on all of the side streets surrounding YOLO.

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC-Acoustic Band on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 6pm-9pm.The only dance party on Las Olas!Music by O Lounge resident DJs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 8PM.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Late Night Find

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    American

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was amazing.
  2. GG

    GianaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean D was an amazing server for my birthday. Thank you to him and everyone at yolo.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved our food and drinks! The vibes were super fun! We can’t wait to come back !
  4. m

    mandbk1015

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server and drinks were outstanding! Food was disappointing this time. The octopus was over cooked and our steaks were a poor cut. The old fashions were the best!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing dinning experience we had at YOLO. We will definitely be returning… exceptional service, amazing cocktails, and phenomenal food! Our server Sammy, was fantastic! She was so friendly with an amazing personality and she faces us great recommendations! Can’t wait to come back for another great time.
  6. s

    simonee

    Fort Lauderdale

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Gaberiel, was very attentive and gave us an in depth description of our choices. All were tasty and I tried the Asiago salmon which was an unexpectedly yummy combination. I would recommend. The pork tenderloin was also very tender and well seasoned.
  7. A

    Ariel

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  8. JW

    JorgeWfromTampa

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The food has not been to my level of satisfaction Sashimi appetizer lacked some flavor looked like it was frozen Wagyu churrasco was chewy and had more fat than I would expect on this type of beef. This is the 2bd time I encountered the food was subpar to my expectations. It is unfortunate since the ambience is great but the food brings it down a notch .
  9. P

    Pilar

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great
  10. j

    jayjay

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to check out, the vibe is great the food and drinks are amazing. And the service is just as great our waiter Kenny was super nice answered our questions and gave us great suggestions
  11. k

    katyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was AMAZING. i came for a bday celebration- i got a free dessert and everything was just amazing!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice "happening" restaurant in a city which tries to compete with its "funner" city down south. good service albeit not very sophisticated. Food was good although the short ribs was not what I usually ascribe to that dish and was a bit tough. Nice presentation. Overall, worth a trip.
  13. DM

    DonM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They kill it with the ambience! Food, bar service 5/10. Sorry YOLO but there’s too much competition that does food and service far better. But you do get a cool vibe award.
  14. AA

    AliciaA

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    I have been here before this visit and it was great, this visit was terrible the food was not good at all which I wasn't expecting because it was so good the last time I was here. The service was awful took me forever to get help had to wait even longer to get the bill, it really was so unorganized. Would have liked to give a good review but I can't.
  15. DT

    DocT

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    YOLO never disappoints, always excellent experience!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just right! The only set back had nothing to do with the restaurant, but with the table next to us. If the group was not there, would’ve been a perfect night. My 3rd time there and will certainly be back!
  17. 4

    4foodies

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We're on vacation and have been here twice this week!! The food is delicious and very fresh. We ordered a variety of things to share. The pizza was amazing, the trout prepared well, and the creamed spinach was some of the best I've ever had! Our 1st visit we had a stellar waitress. She was very attentive, gave us good ideas what to order, and overall made the experience terrific. I think that makes all the difference because our 2nd time out our waiter was nice but he seemed more interested in serving the table ordering lots of liquor.
  18. S

    Steve

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Way overpriced. New decor is fine, service was great. Food was just ok. Fries were served cold. Prices are crazy for what you get. I used to go here all the time, but probably won’t go back.
  19. F

    Foodie

    Fort Lauderdale

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a nice time and good food and service at Yolo!
  20. J

    Jeffir1

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Like all restaurants, Yolo is having issues finding service personnel and it shows. I eat at this restaurant regularly and the last 3 visits have been horrible. Waited 20 minutes to order a drink only to be given attitude by the server because she has too many tables. Completely unacceptable! Kitchen staff turn over is showing as well with inconsistent food. I hope they find some staff soon as there are too many options and only my understanding of this difficult situation only goes so far.
  21. GB

    GermaineB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, our server was very attentive.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good. That chocolate cake with the ice cream cones and the popcorns is a must have 😍 and the drinks was amazing. Definitely will be coming back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the aesthetics to the service was superb!!
  24. S

    Simplicityjlux

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and vibe was great. The drinks were amazing. Definitely would go again with friends and family.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    i had an reservation for 8:30 i wasn’t seated until 10 then the chef didn’t get to the table till about 11:00 and the manager didn’t even want to adjust the bill for the long drastic wait …. i didn’t leave until 12:00 at night on a weds that’s ridiculous !!!’ terrible experience
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time overall! We went for brunch and the mimosa happy hour was so worth it! Our waiter was so nice and made our experience extremely special for my birthday. 10000% will come back
  28. c

    chrisb

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Food snd drinks very good
  29. LM

    LaurenceM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated anniversary here. It was wonderful and we will return. Jennifer was our server and was top notch.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Anthony was fantastic!!
  31. KW

    KhaylaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Server was terrible. She never would give us her name, but she was the happy hour server. We had to constantly get her attention to take our orders and she only came to the table 3 times. Each time we had to call her over. Her attitude was just not suitable for atmosphere. ZERO GRATUITY.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an incredible experience. Would highly recommend
  33. G

    Gary

    Atlanta

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every visit to Fort Lauderdale includes a visit to Yolo. This was our first non weekend visit (Monday) so it was less crowded and noisy. We brought a newbie with us and he really enjoyed as well. My spouse had the 8oz filet and they cooked it to perfection! Our server Victoria was very attentive.
  34. JE

    JEL18

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great service, we don't go out that much anymore and YOLO made for a nice evening and worth the expense.
  35. LJ

    LoriJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & awesome service! Our waitress Jennifer was da bomb! When the meatballs were not to "our" liking the manager came over & more than made it right (which we were not expecting at all)! She made sure they made it right. Great experience. #angryshrimp #tuna #gardenrita or #ritagarden hmmm, it was good!
  36. DM

    DrMontamarta

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great upbeat music but not too loud so conversations can happen. the tomahawk steak and its presentation was an absolute must. apps were great as well. thank you to our server for the attentive work
  37. L

    Lisa

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Started off with monkey bread for an appetizer which was delicious. For a meal, had shrimp tonnarelli and short rib which were both good.. not sure it was a taste preference but wasn’t crazy for shrimp tonnarelli. Coconut creme brûlée was delicious. I enjoyed the ambiance.. there were no additional fans or at least seemed to be on and working sitting outdoors.
  38. e

    ecbeatsout

    Austin

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was bustling and energetic. The service was fair to good and the food was also. The calamari was world class, the salad was mediocre, my entre of pasta was excellent and large. My wife's salmon was small but done properly to her liking and very tasty. I thought it was a tad overpriced. I'll go back, but it won't be my go to place.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was really nice, we choose to eat indoors although the outdoor ambiance was great, the food spectacular and the drinks I ask for a Thai me up was really good, the waiter very friendly , we really enjoy our dinner and definitely we’ll come back
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was terrible. Waited 30+ to get a drink. Also waited 30 min to get check and pay. Food was good and decent portions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

YOLO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 523-1000.

YOLO is rated 4.6 stars by 4428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for YOLO

333 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available at our front door. <br />There is a Parking Garage located directly behind the restaurant. There is plenty of metered parking on all of the side streets surrounding YOLO.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Martin Verano

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC-Acoustic Band on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 6pm-9pm.The only dance party on Las Olas!Music by O Lounge resident DJs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 8PM.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 523-1000

  • Private party facilities

    YOLO is available for private lunch meetings, dinners, cocktail receptions, showers and other special events. We have a private room inside, private space on our beautifully landscaped patio, and a separate cocktail lounge which can be reserved.

  • Private party contact

    9545259001: (954) 523-1000

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