YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
189 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Yolo offers American cuisine set in a casual lounge setting. We believe in fresh healthy food, whatever your in the mood for we can offer it. If your looking for brunch, we have options every day of the week until 4pm. Join us for lunch, dinner, appetizers or drinks because remember You Only Live Once.
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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were there for Valentines Day dinner (one night later due to family events on the actual day) and YOLO didn’t disappoint us. The food was great, the ambiance was perfect. The service was awesome. And it was very refreshing to be able to have a conversation without having to shout at each other to be heard over the din. A great place for dinner with your significant other.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Valentine’s Day was a pleasant surprise. We had a great time

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HF
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The arancini was very good. I had the filet and shrimp. The filet was cooked perfectly and so were the shrimp. I could have used less of the cajun sauce but all in all very good meal.

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOLO is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We were able to share it with friends who enjoyed it as much as we do. You can never go wrong ordering a hamburger with fries. Their specials are always worth trying.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

5 of our group of 6 LOVED their food, prices reasonable, great choices and fantastic service. Seated right away. Very cozy!!

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

YOLO was great for food, ambiance and wine. our service was fantastic!

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MD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Awesome service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice looking place and pleasant, attentive wait staff. Good bar choices. But the food was mediocre at best.

Both had fish entrees, Mahi was fishy and (supposedly) BBQ salmon was dry with oily/crusty exterior as if fried

Advertise the Mediterranean app spread as “gluten free possible” but their solution was “don’t eat the pita”. No actual GF bread or crackers even

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very accommodating on a busy holiday night, but food was overcooked and dry. Will try again!

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DB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Yolo many times. The food is always outstanding. We love the atmosphere; great for any occasion.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu and good quality food. Good choice for a full dinner as well as just appetizers at the bar!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!

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GL
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food and great service as usual. The Salmon Neptune and crab cakes were well prepared just as they were the last time I was here. The servers are always friendly.

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but service was poor. Seemed like most of the staff wasn’t enjoying their work.

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RW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening at YOLO. Great food and wonderful service. We’ll go back soon!

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JD
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You wouldn't think you would have such a great restaurant at an non-descript strip mall but you're missing something great. Really great service and even better food. Highly recommended. We'll be back often.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food!
Excellent Service!
Excellence workers!!!

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D
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What makes the experience is the food and the service. The menu shows the skills of a season chef who knows how to pair flavors and textures. Each part of the meal from appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert was a delight. The service was nice in that she was attentive but not overbearing.

They have done what they can with a strip mall space with a hip and trendy decor. Yolo was great and I’d love to go back.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was very good. We went at 6 pm on a Sunday night and it was dead, making it uncomfortable as it was very quiet. The only disappointment was that an entree was $20+ and the mashed potatoes seemed to be instant.

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JL
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was great; the food, drinks and service!

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was average and nothing was actually hot to the temperature. Ambiance is great but noise level is a bit much.
Service was great though.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Had salmon, ahi tuna, and the special pork chop which was very tasty. Portions were fair. Service was great. Overall experience was fun with good food. No complaints.

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GL
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Salmon Neptune is amazing. The asparagus accompanying it is the best cooked and most flavorful that I have ever had in a restaurant. I also love the smoked Manhattan as a pre-dinner cocktail - very creative to have it smoking at the table with a nice wooden aroma.

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SZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went for on Saturday for restaurant week. Ordered the salmon dish. Fish was good but a very small helping of salmon. When I asked the waiter about the size, he said that they are all weighed equally. Does that mean everyone gets a small piece of fish? My wife had the risotto which was obviously made ahead of time because it was very gloppy. I understand that it was restaurant week at special prices, but I thought that this is a week to show off their menus to new and existing customers, not give less food on the plate so they make more money.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

our first visit prompted by "Restaurant Week" menu, it was a wonderful selection and portion size was perfect, we really enjoyed it

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GG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening for resturant week was very busy, but the food and staff made us feel like we counted. Will go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty but cold

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful restaurant. Beautiful decor. Wait staff was well informed and service was wonderful. The food was delicious, brought to us in a timely manner and reasonably priced.

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad meal at Yolo! The food is top notch and the wings are some of the best I've ever had in Buffalo. Super friendly bartender, owner, and staff that always make you feel welcome. Generous food portions and excellent cocktails...you can't go wrong.

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RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week, so worth it! Service was excellent, dinner was great and the $5 Happy Hour glass of wine was more than acceptable. All around pleasant dining experience!

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KO
West Virginia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were a group of three women eating together. Two of us started with a salad. The Caesar salad was a hit, the pear goat cheese salad was a bit on the sweet side. Two of us had hamburgers which were delicious and cooked the way that we ordered them. One of us had the seafood salad sandwich. It was a bit boring. We shared an order of fried mushrooms. They were pretty good, but the batter didn't stay on them. This was my first time to eat dinner there. I'd try it again. I've been there for Sunday brunch and really enjoyed my meal.

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

I can see why we were the only ppl there for lunch. Sent our food back and our drinks. Had an appetiser instead of hummus and salsa etc

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GJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the service and plan on coming back. WE heard about from friends so we decided to see for our selves and we are very glad we did the food we ordered was A-one and the desert was fab 5 keep up the good work.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with wife had a blast the food was great drink were amazing after dinner we ended up at the bar with friends and the owner was very friendly.

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J
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu/fabulous server/delicious meal

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TC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There were four of us. Food was disappointing for two of us, who had the same meal. The other meals were good but not exceptional.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Went for brunch before the Bills game! Will be back soon!

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent great food . Upscale and current . I always recommend this restaurant to our out of town friends and they give it a thumbs up !

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F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very very good food and service.

Unfortunately, this is the very first thing we see as we approached the front entrance to the restaurant.

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