YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
378 Reviews
$30 and under
American
YOLO offers American cuisine in a casual setting. We believe in fresh healthy food, whatever your in the mood for we can offer it. Saturday and Sunday we are open for brunch at 11:30a.m. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner, appetizers or drinks because remember You Only Live Once.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 378 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was very tasty. Service was excellent. Always a great experience at YOLO.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your 5 star rating it means everything to us! We hope to see you back in the near future! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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KeithL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatloaf dinner I ever had, was on their daily special. The remodel is really nice and nice. Always a good time here.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded a day ago

Thank you Keith we really appreciate the 5 stars and are very glad that you enjoyed one of our specials! We will have new ones next week so be sure to stop back in to try them out! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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acmags
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sharp new decor! Very Delicious food as always. Great experience with new server Zachary. He made us feel very welcome and not rushed!

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the kind words, it means everything to us! We are glad that you enjoyed and a new server made you feel welcomed! Hope to see you again sometime soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little loud, next time will request front room and hopefully it’ll be easier to hear others at the table. Good and service were good

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your 5 stars it means everything to us! The front room is much quieter and you can request to sit in there when you make a reservation! Thank you again, Justin Bingel (Owner)

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EverettT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nicely decorated, cozy, with friendly staff.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your complements we appreciate them very much! We hope to have you back to dine with us soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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vipBuffaloBill
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here a number of times in the past and were always satisfied. Our last visit was last March and decided not to return since our favorite dishes were no longer enjoyable, eg really tough meat.

Over the summer, they closed to redecorate and retool the menu, so, deserved another try. Very glad we did! From the cocktails to the entrees, everything was excellent. Great martini (not watered down like many other places), great appetizer (Mediterranean Spread Platter), Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich was outstanding.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 14, 2021

We appreciate the kind words! Thank you for giving us another try, we are always trying to be the best version of ourselves and receiving a 5 star rating makes us feel like we are! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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Kaitlin
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic dinner on the beautiful patio!! service was awesome and the berry BBQ salmon was delicious!! will absolutely be back!!

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating we look forward to having you back again soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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vipMaryLynn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening catching up with family. We chose to sit inside...very nice!

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you MaryLynn we hope to see you again soon!! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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Tracey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS AN OUTSTANDING MEAL AND SERVICE. FOOD WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you Tracey we appreciate the kind words and the 5 star rating!! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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vipSSGEsq
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new décor and ambience at the restaurant is fabulous! The menu is great, as always, and the food fantastic.

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vipMichelleF
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The updated space is wonderful! Food and drinks delicious!

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vipWoody
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and love the new renovations, YOLO is looking great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space with great staff and fantastic food! This is our go to spot for a sit down dinner or drinks and apps at the bar with friends!

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LesS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened to be there on their grand re-opening celebration. It was exciting to see all the activity and hoopla, and since I gave it a moderate rating for noise that may have been because of the celebration. The food was very good and the menu diverse enough for all wallets, from burgers to steak. The service was efficient and friendly. I will definitely go back and would recommend to friends.

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DebiG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there..food was the best I have ever had!!! So GOOD! had a wonderful meal..great service ..food ...and cocktails highly recommend

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vipLJZ1
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent entrees and service. Outdoor patio very much a parking lot feel. Beer menu very restricted unless you prefer IPAs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

One of 1st tables served for dinner service. Floors dirty, specials not available, kitchen changed sides without notification, crab smelled bad, some food on plate cold.
Nice server but 1st visit will be my last.

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JayC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both tried the cordon blue burger, one of the night's specials, and they were great. Hope they make this a regular item on the menu. Our server was very good, as well as friendly, although she admitted being a little nervous as she was quite new.

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nancyr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a wonderful dinner with great service.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wasn't sure what to expect, never been here. Was blown away by the vibe and the fantastic food. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom cap appetizer was very tasty. My filet was done perfectly. My husband's Cioppino was full of seafood. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. A wonderful date night for us. We liked the virtual menu, no germ transmission. Staff sanitized table and chairs between diners.

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TERRY
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great and service is second to none

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Betz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ashley, was professional and friendly. Entrees were well prepared and beautifully presented. Wine list could use some expansion.

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RICHARDH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice dinner out on the patio with friends. Food was very good. Ordered the Nashville Hot Chicken and it came out just like the genuine article I've enjoyed in Nashville. Can't remember what others had but everyone enjoyed their choices. Have been to Yolo many times and always enjoyed it. We'll be back again.

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vipMichelleF
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was lovely. The service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

So, nothing is perfect, but this was close. Our waitperson, Ashley, was personable and efficient. Great food.

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MarkS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food…my wife and the special and it was great. Our server picked the pork chop for me and it was spectacular.

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Ud007
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night, grandma helped watch the kiddos! We got lucky with a little surprise too from the owner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was great and atmosphere. Crab cakes were dry and crab stuffed haddock was also dry . Drinks were very good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service and selection of food on the menu was awesome. My appetizer came with a crab cake which was breaded and had a lot of filler, which was disappointing having lived in MD for over 20 years and knowing what a crab cake should be. That was the only low point in the whole experience. I look forward to going back to try more of their menu.

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bflochick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an outstanding experience at Yolo. Our server was fantastic. The food (perfectly portioned) and drink were great. We hadn't seen each other in over a year and ended up saying for over three hours talking and never felt pressured to leave (we would have certainly left if it was extremely busy). Overall great experience and I will be back for sure.

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TracieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to get a table at 6:30 on a Friday. We ordered drinks, crab stuffed haddock and bbq salmon. Everything was perfect. They were down a bartender because someone called off but the server did her best to accommodate and was great. The setting was lively enough but we could converse without raising our voice, which is a huge plus for us. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipFiebs
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in YOLOs since early 2020, although we have ordered Takeout a number of times. Ordered our favorite meals, everything was as good or better as our last in restaurant experience there. We’ll be back soon!!!!

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USAir727
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding. The atmosphere perfect. Our server, Anna, was amazing. I would definitely recommend for a truly wonderful dining experience.

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Betz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, well prepared, great cocktail menu. A little pricey.

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RoseAnneandDiana25
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YOLO has been a favorite of mine since they opened. The atmosphere is great and the food has consistently also been great. The cocktail menu is fabulous. I always have enjoyed my visit to YOLO and will continue to frequent this restaurant. Highly recommend.

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KerriS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience at Yolo was very good. The service was excellent, the food was tasty, and presented well. The ambiance was perfect - we sat outside, and thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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KathleenO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient service. Food was very good overall except the fries tasted a little like the oil had had fish in it.

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DanG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We got the Justin Sampler with stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes and a stuffed banana pepper. Crab cakes were not homemade and mostly breading. Mushrooms were all cheese and bland and the pepper was almost mostly cheese and super hot. My girlfriend couldn't even eat hers.

"Smash" burger was thick and not much flavor and the chicken cobb salad was very small for an entree salad.

Overall just not impressed at all. So many better places to go out there.

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Randim
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They dropped one of our meals and should have offered a drink or something to the person in our party that has to wait

FAQs

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 688-4479.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.yolobuffalony.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.