YOLO

4.4
3502 reviews
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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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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 9:30PM

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience, good food, wine and service. The place is very nice

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s
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOLO is always GREAT. Been going there for years. Always exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful experience. Would recommend.

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CL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good as usual, we were taken to our table right on time. The restaurant was busy but everything came out quickly. Excellent, continue to recommend this restaurant.

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GF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Honestly, it was either that or McDonald's so, yeah

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JD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place I always go there when i’m Florida ! Good Food , good price and good ambiance

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j
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a late reservation after a show at the Broward Center for the Arts.
We were advised the kitchen was closing at 11.
We were rushed all the time.
Nobody asked if we wanted dessert of coffee before closing the kitchen.
I asked for extra sauce which never arrived and then it was explained that the kitchen was close and there was no way to get the sauce ... but at the end the got it for my left over to go.
Food and drinks were delicious

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SW
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I went on a Wednesday night. Service was lackluster, our waiter came to get our drinks and food order and didn't see him again. The calamari was soaked in the szechuan sauce to the point where the batter was soggy. We had to ask for salt, pepper and bread to accompany our meal. My friend's steak was cold and mine was warm. My friend sent back his steak and the second round was satisfactory. I wouldn't go back for food.
The ambiance was good and the outside patio is nice. The place is nice for drinks and perhaps happy hour, but I wouldn't go back for food.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Great service. The outside area was so beautiful! Love all the lights 💕

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great value if you go during happy hour. $5 tapas and $5 cocktails!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing

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m
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Homemade cavatelli and meatballs tasted like my mom's. SAlmon and prime rib were excellent. I loved the bread served with olives and oil.

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day brunch was very nice and food was terrific !

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TC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch atmosphere! Bottomless mimosas are a nice touch. Our server Val(?) was very attentive and friendly.

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LD
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was terrible and all we ordered were chopped salads and an omelet.

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JG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great evening with exceptional food and ambiance. Very comfortable booth and noise level were moderate.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was absolutely stunning and the food was amazing. I would totally go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected, YOLO never fell. Forth time dining there.

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VB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was terrible. I got the beef two ways and it was cold, I had the chocolate lava cake for dessert and it was dry and I had the Havana Peach and it was watered down. I didn’t mention anything because the Waiter was such a sweet guy. I had 4 other girls with me and they were unhappy about their food as well. The Calamari was amazing though. That was the only plus from our night.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great spot for ambiance and cocktails.Food was nothing special to comment on but it was not bad. Would come again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Josh is the BEST!

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d
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always consistent ..great food and ambiance ..fun day

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Even the parking was seemless. Service was a bit slow at times, but nothing too bothersome.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have been going to this restaurant for many years. The food was not good at all ( there was a paper wrapper in my sons broccoli ) service was terrible, the noise level was out rages and it is unfortunate because it had been a fabulous place in the past. Hopefully they can clean it up and get it together. The one great thing is Fred the bartender is amazing.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not much to complain about, but late reservation led to a club atmosphere and while food was pretty good, I’d say value was marginal and while well-staffed, attention was inconsistent.

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New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When in Ft Lauderdale it's always a stop. Delicious food, great service and people watching.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere was lively and energetic. Food was very good, I had the cavatelli and my dinner mate had the crab cakes. We split a chocolate lava dessert. Wine was a little pricey for the selections.

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C
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

First, ordered 3 appetizers and they each came out 5 min apart. Went to order fish special of trout and they had 1 left! It was 7:55 pm on a Wednesday night! Then went to order salmon special but they were out of it! So we went to order the cedar salmon on menu and they had 1 left! Wednesday night at 8 pm to run out of 2 fish specials and the fish on menu! Menu changed too! Prosciutto in Caesar salad! Dressing tasted like eggless lemon and not Caesar! Used to b one of our fav places, won’t b going back!!!!

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M
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and ambiance. We’ll Definitely go back when we are back in the area.

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Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yolo used to be a very high end steak house only. Now it is much more casual in its menu but service is still outstanding - friendly and efficient. You can still order a delicious steak but also some good sandwich choices.

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything on the menu is excellent! Definitely order something cooked on the Wood Fired Grill!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch and an awesome deal for unlimited Moet champagne!

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DC
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOLO is the perfect place for a perfect meal. The relatively limited menu is one of the reasons for their success. It allows the kitchen staff to prepare the prefect meal. We are never disappointed with the quality, quantity or service - it is always a great meal. One small mishap.. my Mac & Cheese was lukewarm and needed some fire. Our waiter checked the food right after it was served. I mentioned the Mac & Cheese, he apologized, removed it and less than 5 minutes later returned with a fresh piping hot Mac & Cheese.. This is not a negative - it is a positive. I was impressed with the wait staff and the quick turnaround to get out the replacement. We'll be back ... Perfect place to have dinner before a show at the Broward Center.

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P
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening, food and service. But NOT TO HAVE LILLET for a Vesper in this restaurant is uncalled for.

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G
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was bland. They sat us right next to the bar and we spent the whole time screaming to speak to each other. The waiter appeared to be on some time of speed drug. Had to order twice. Overall an unpleasant experience. Ended up eating a second dinner at the pub across the street

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a
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Hostess did not pair me up with rest of party. I did not know my client, he arrived 30 minutes early, I arrived 10 minutes early, and we were both sitting in separate tables for 30 minutes until I called his cell phone. This should not have happened. Very upsetting

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AM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to go out for dinner with friends or just your couple, food is amazing!

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Miami
43 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We sat outside, far enough from the music that it wasn’t a distraction during dinner. The patio is a lovely space and our server was efficient and checked on us often. My wine was a very good Shiraz and reasonably priced at $9.50 a glass (compared to the other selections). Go on Thursday for half price bottles. My husband had the calamari appetizer which he really liked. He had the burger which was very good and quite large so he took 1/2 home. I had the grilled salmon with the cauliflower side (for $6). The salmon was a fair size portion. I ordered it medium and it came medium rare-raw in the middle. It was nothing special, on the bland side. The cauliflower was dry and rather tasteless. For me, overall, it was a boring meal in a lovely setting. We chose not to stay for dessert and didn’t see the dessert menu. We have eaten at YOLO before and the food is generally good, but this visit was disappointing.

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B
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit and it was terrific. We sat outside,which was lovely. Service was attentive. And the food was fabulous. Salmon grilled to perfection. Octopus was great. Chocolate lava cake for dessert was perfect. Loved our pre theatre dinner at YOLO. Please note- if bringing kids go early. Bar scene gets going around 7.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good. The food was hot, well presented and tasted great.

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