YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
352 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.

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 352 people are saying
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
1 review
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
6 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
7 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
1 review
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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my girlfriend out to dinner. I like going to nicer places here n there and it was . The filet mignon was excellent and on point we both got it !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was better!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance! Amazing service! Delicious food!! Will be going back very soon!

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Supergirl
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal outside. Even though there was a bit of a breeze the outside heaters kept the coolness at bay. Our salad, homemade bread and drinks ( yummy grapefruit Martini’s) arrived promptly and tasted good. The Apple cider vinaigrette was especially good. Our meals were hot and were delicious. My husband had the chicken Milanese while I had the chicken Piccata. Our server did a good job: I rated the service 4 out of 5 because we had to ask for silverware and napkins. We shared the apple tart with icecream which was delicious but I was disappointed in that the crust wasn’t flaky - perhaps microwaved so it would be warm? The table next to us was a bit loud as the were celebrating a 50th bday but certainly not the fault of the restaurant. Overall we had a lovely evening.

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vipDBoo13
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Always enjoy eating here

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vipRico
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met some friends that we hadn’t seen in a long time.
Service and food was excellent.

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JeanneH
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner

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ShellyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our food was good, but not hot, or even warm. It was, generally under seasoned. If you are not going to put salt and pepper shakers on the table, please season your food.

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CourtneyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server, Peter, was very nice and very helpful. We would definitely go back. Most of us loved our meals with just a couple exceptions...the penne dish was a little oily and cheesey but had a good flavor.

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MaryEllenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious but for some reason it took forever for our meals to arrive. Server and greeter both kept apologizing which was nice but it would have meant more if they compensated us for one drink or the one dessert we purchased to go. I would go back again though.

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Jakob
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for dinner and the service and food was great.

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RichardC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizers sampler. Crab cake (actually bread cake) was cold. Waitress took it away and returned with the same one, apparently microwaved. You can imagine how much better it was. Entree salads were good.

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vipjiminbuf
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

YOLO never fails - excellent food and service. It's our favorite place in the neighborhood.

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vipkjn716
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for happy hour martini's and small bites. Both the drinks and the food were excellent. The sliders, bacon mac and cheese and truffle fries where amazing and a great value.

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KellyJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed YOLO. Food was good. The cocktails were excellent. Service was average. We have eaten here before and will return.

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Jessica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktail menu was fun, I really appreciated that they offered their salads in half portions so I had one as an appetizer and my pasta primavera was fantastic.

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vipMichelleF
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. Great place to relax!

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SharonT152
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were desperate to find an outdoor patio where we felt safe, and had a great meal. The Yolo patio was perfect for a warm Spring night, complete with a protective awning and heaters. There was a brief rain but we were very comfortable. The food was excellent. Try the stuffed mushrooms!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, always a great experience!

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Skiyerasof
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. The food and service were very good.

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vipWoody
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YOLO always provides great service and a delicious meal!

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ValerieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very pleasant and helpful. The beer selection was great and my father loved his meal !

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RuthL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great drinks!awesome food... always a good experience!

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Betz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great atmosphere, delicious food, creative bar drinks.

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vipRico
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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DebraB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Both my husband it was very good.

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 352 OpenTable diners.

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.