YOLO

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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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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LF
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good but very expensive. Ate the Bronzino which was tasty but could have been a little more generous with fingerling potatoes for example.

B
Miami
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought in friends from Italy to join us for brunch. They were running late, but our very effective server was very pleasant and kept us supplied with coffee until they arrived. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere very calm. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

out of town friend, he loved the ambience and food

Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waiter was more interested in making a bigger sale than our experience. At least it felt that way.

RT
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Val was great taking care of us. Food was excellent... especially the filet mignon...prepared perfectly. My husband said the cavatelli was very, very good. Thanks!

JV
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here regularly and receive reliable, courteous, attentive service and excellent food preparation. The artichokes and cedar plank salmon are notable.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Rumoroso, cibo nella media, nulla di speciale, e caro

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CC
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great Place appetizer fried calamary was overcook

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend on an amazing date

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been here many times. The food and service have always been great.
The other night the food was ok and the service was just horrible. We were shocked

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good definitely a go to place for a good time
Our waiter was really respectful

PC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice. Ate outside and it was very pleasant.

V
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to YOLO for date night - It was fantastic. Josh was our server and he was amazing. We enjoyed the ambiance and the open kitchen concept. We would absolutely recommend to friends.

E
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was as delicious as usual and service was wonderful. Always enjoy a visit to YOLO when we are in town it's a staple. Can't wait to come back in January 2020

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I was happy with the salad I ended up getting but that was after talking to the server and figuring out what I could eat there. Seriously in this day and age to not have a completely vegetarian/vegan option is just odd. None the less the server was great and checked on us regularly.

JG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and the beautiful and relaxing outside patio made the dinner that much better.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is our go-to place for pre theatre lunch with the fam. Food and service is consistently on point. All in the details but if you love calamari... theirs is the best! They also only order the rings... so no waste with those yucky tentacles!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served fast and got to play on time

OP
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

YOLO has a very lively bar scene, which can make the restaurant, even tucked in a corner, a bit on the loud side. Still, the food is excellent, and the pork chop (from the regular menu) was phenomenal! It may be the biggest I've ever had, and despite the size it was tender and tasty. The overall YOLO menu is eclectic, so something for everyone. For an energetic dinner on Las Olas closer to the the downtown end, this is a great place to go.

r
Miami
338 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, delicious drinks. Great service. yummm!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Cool place but the food is terrible. The salmon and broccolini were burned beyond belief!

M
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

At this time I can’t say things went well.
Service was not good at all.
Good took forever to come and we ordered burgers. Nothing complicated!!!
We were 4 people and all of us had to return our food twice!!!
That was very up setting!!!

DK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!!! This is our third visit and it never disappoints. Taylor was our server he was very attentive and when there was a little issue with my pork chop being a bit overcooked he immediately got the manager and a new one arrived very quickly. It was delicious as was the cedar plank salmon my husband ordered. Sides were also quite good. The ambiance is superb.

TK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my meal, the food was delicious, the server very efficient and friendly, nice atmosphere. My only complaint is that they brought out the appetizer almost immediately after our cocktails. And our salad was brought out the same time as our entrée. That made me feel like the meal was a bit rushed.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible meal and awesome service.

C
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall we had a very pleasant meal and experience. We couldn’t decide on the wine and wouldn’t have minded a taste of a few. The food came out quickly and was delicious. It was a little difficult getting the waiters attention at the end of the meal. Otherwise overall was a great experience

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had to wait over an hour with a reservation for a table and had to wait 10 minutes for a waiter to approach our table and another 30 minutes to get our meal. Very bad service. Food was satisfactory.

AG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Bad date decent food good wine

NU
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Food was not warm enough. Waitress was nice but could of been friendlier.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great round table that was ready when we arrived. Service was excellent and everyone’s meals were great! This place is consistently good and the portions were huge! Very reasonable and a great evening out with three couples

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of my visit there and can't wait to return!

NC
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for a business lunch. Food was prepared very well and served promptly by a friendly server.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!

b
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently exceptional across the board.

MF
Orlando
66 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Nice place to watch the beautiful people of Fort Lauderdale.

OT
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good appetizers roasted artichoke(hard item to find anywhere) delicious and the calamari so good. We share an entree fish special (corvina) well cooked moist well seasoned can say much about the drinks because we found out it was 1/2 bottles of wines under $100 so we got a good bottles of prosecco at the ridiculous amount of $16.50 the dessert fresh berries so good with a lime custard that finish are meal with a bang we are definitely going back

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, atmosphere and service is excellent!

HG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late to our reservation due to car trouble and they still honored our time. The bar was super busy because of Happy Hour but we sat at a table in the dining room. The grilled artichokes are the BEST appetizer in all of Fort Lauderdale. Their Schrubbery cocktail is phenomenal. Our server, Taylor, was the best and very attentive to our needs. Go sit with him! We come to this restaurant frequently as we live in the area. There are tons of choices in DT but we always pick YOLO because of the food & drinks

OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We will return!!

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