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Party Size
For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
10:30 PM

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
129 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch/Lunch 11:30am-4pm Daily
Dinner 4pm-10pm Daily
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Phone number
(716) 688-4479
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Bernard
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Catering
Small private are for business meetings and private birthdays or family functions
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Close to Clarence Center
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Entertainment
Saturday DJ starts at 9pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 129 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My first time there!
Great atmosphere , excellent presentation and food quality ~steak was cooked to perfection. Terrific customer service, nice to see owner presence with the customers as well!
Highly recommend !

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Restaurant week options were very good. Good food and good value.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, service and interior. Owner always makes a point to come over to make sure you are happy. He runs a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

This week is restaurant week, and even though their are alot if good deals out there. I really feel restaurants focus more on getting people into their restaurants, than preparing a great meal. YOLO does restaurant week right.
The prosciutto salad was very good..it's always good to have a salad with fresh ingredients.
The cilantro salmon was good as well. Loved the seasonings of the fish, but I feel the chili lime rice did not match with it well. The rice tasted to much like a jambalaya rice.
The encrusted Sirloin filet, was a very well presented and tasting dish.
As for cocktails, the St Patrick's was very good. They were so good I had 3 of them.
I will be bringing my wife back here again and again.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Service was immaculate and the originally of the appetizers and entress as well as their flavor was magnificent

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Yolo always has wonderful food -great recipes using the finest ingredients. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely Easter dinner choice! Excellent food, service and ambiance. Drinks were excellent too!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome place ! Great atmosphere and delicious food , wonderful service. Had a delicious raspberry martini at the bar before dinner. Feel like you are in NYC.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was good. Service was great. Interior environment and ambiance left a lot to be desired.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of the best eats I’ve had in Buffalo. It’s a must try. Seems a little pricey until you taste the food and experience the place. Then it’s a must go back. Great little find

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner. Ample drink and food options on the menu. Food was very good, the service was great. Casual, yet fancy. Will return.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The decor is beautiful, the menu had a very good amount of variety and options and the drinks were good. The waitress was fine but not superb, we had to ask for refills and had to get her attention a few times. The food was good and everyone in my party was ultimately satisfied

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Not bad - not great. Food was good, ambience good, prices were moderate. Nothing stood out as great however. It was not too noisy, so it was easy to carry on conversation, but the room was only about 60% full (on a Saturday night). The lower noise level was helped by the bar being separate of the dining area.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved the service and the wine. The food was quite good. Partner had the Sesame Ahi Tuna, she loved it. I had the Peach Walnut Pork Chop - the glaze was far too sweet and they put too much of the glaze on the plate - but the pork chop itself was delicious. I would eat it again but would ask for about 1/3 of the glaze. I would happily recommend Yolo to friends looking for good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Dinner was delicious. Love the fresh baked bread and new menu items.
Best vodka martini - always.
Friendly and cordial staff - always.
Our ‘go to’ spot!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Smoked Manhattan! They take the time to handcraft this wonderful cocktail and its smokey flavor lingers throughout the restaurant long after you've finished the drink.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The experience was very nice. I had booked my reservation on open table but when I got to the restaurant they did not have it. I also had a reminder of my reservation that morning and was a bit surprised they did not have the reservation. We did not have to wait but a couple of minutes and the restaurant did accommodate us however the table was right near the kitchen and not ideal.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

That was our First time there & we were impressed, Ashly our server was efficient, bubbly, very friendly. Both my Husband I enjoyed our meal very much. The only thing is you should update the prices on you web site, wasn't a big deal, we just like to see if the prices are reasonable.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the ambience, the service, the food AND the cocktails!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I have been to YOLO on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed by the food.
Although , I do feel their prices are getting a little high.Example. $33.25 for a pork chop.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have never been disappointed with YOLO.
The food is always fresh and delicious as well as the service. It’s a great little neighborhood gem.
It’s one of our go to spots when we start talking about where to go tonight or any night.
Great Sunday brunch as well.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Two high school friends and I ate at YOLOs recently. The food was excellent. One person in our group is definitely a "foodie" and she was very pleased with her meal. Because our main reason for getting together was to talk and catch up with each other, we especially appreciated the willingness of our server (Matt) to let us talk but be available for our needs when they arose. It was a very good experience and we would all recommend the restaurant!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Thursdays are half price wine bottle days- what a deal! You can even have them cork your bottle to take it home. We both enjoyed the Chicken Marsala dinner. It was so good that we cleaned our plates! Plus, the chef stopped by to ensure that we had a great meal!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a great meal and fabulous service. Never disappointed in this restaurant

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great fish fry. Matt our server was very friendly and professional. Justin the owner is very friendly and came to our table a few times to talk to us. That’s great hospitality.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Had a pleasant Friday dinner. Reasonable wine prices. My salmon special was properly prepared with nice fresh green beans. My wife had the chicken francais, nice sauce, well prepared.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Attentive service and wonderful food made for a great night all around.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

I had a work lunch with two colleagues. Two of us had the spinach omelet. Everything was beautifully prepared and tasted great. I would heartily recommend this restaurant, which is centrally located and easy to find in Buffalo.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Hog wings are great. Pan fried chicken dinner was 1st rate. Many great options on this menu for every taste.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Fresh food, great drinks, good specials, good service. Had a really nice night out with friends.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

dinner was delicious... there was a half dozen items I would have loved to try. I finally chose the scallops. We met with a friend from out of town and never felt rushed while we visited. I will definitely go there again to try another thing on the menu.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter was extremely welcoming. The food came out in a timely fashion. Everything tasted good and the atmosphere was nice. We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood or destination restaurant. Highest quality food. Owner on premises. Delightful service and fabulous food. A must try - or return - restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

This was our first visit, restaurant week and our anniversary. Food was outstanding as was the service. We will be going back.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food, as always! Willing to accommodate food preparation for dieting. A place we're the owner and his wife take special interest in their patrons. Always feel welcome!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We eat here a lot & it is always good. We like it because of the variety of choices. My fiancée had filet & I had a hamburger. Just what we both wanted. Sometimes we just split a few apps. You can have an app & drink at the bar right up to full dinner in the restaurant. The owner almost always stood by to see how things are going. The service is always great.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

YOLO always gives us a delicious meal with wonderful service. Great hamburgers and great price!

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3.0Dined on September 18, 2017

There was hair in my food but they took it back and brought me a new one which was very nice of them. The manager was very polite about it.

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1.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Unfortunately when we showed up at our scheduled reservation time it was closed. We were very disappointed and had to quickly find another restaurant... assuming it was bc it was Labor Day weekend. But there was no way to know that they were changing their hours

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with my husband. Tried a new apprtizer, the Mediterranean platter. It was fantastic! My husband absolutely loved his seafood dish which was a combination of shrimp, mussels, haddock,maihi and more with homemade pasta. Finished it off with my most favorite drssert, creme burlee. The only negative was the server was not very attentive. We will back!

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