YOLO

4.6
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3745 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FD
Miami
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-theater dinner.

HA
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent food quality, friendly atmosphere , clean

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! Everyone loved what they had. Service was very good & noise level was very low.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and hang out with friends on Las Olas ave. Appetizers of tuna and cornbread were delicious. Chopped salad was a huge portion, good for sharing. Pasta with meatballs main course. Portion large enough for sharing and was also delicious. Will definitely return!

MG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice venue, food was good and service was great. I enjoyed your visit and looking forward to coming back soon.

S
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I had a glass of Merlo. It had oxidized and tasted terrible. It is clear it was from a bottle that had been opened several days earlier.

DC
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection ... prompt attention, nicest servers, best food! One of our favorite places to dine..

E
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was mediocre & our waiter was unresponsive & unpleasant
He clearly could care less about serving us
We won’t be back

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I’m totally not a bad critic reviewer however my experience at Yolo wasn’t a good one at all. From the very limited menu, where i comply couldn’t add to a simple omelet, to the menu not having one vegan option (who doesn’t offer that nowadays), to the waitress barely checking on us. I again never send food back but a middle portion of my bill was so the way cold and once it was sent back i never saw it again. They waitress magically appeared and now wanted to check on us with the check. To sum up my not so amazing experience the manager did come over and was apologetic. To no avail i will not be back nor will i recommend Yolo to any friends visiting Ft. Lauderdale.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

1
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Calamsri appetizer was excellent as was the chopped salad and hamburger. Our server was attentive while bot being overBearing

J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent gluten free option

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were great! Josh was our waiter and he did a great job.

TW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Party of 4 1/2 started off kinda shaky with service but ended up great. Maria was great, food wasn't as hot as it should have been but my French toast was great!

c
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friends birthday and the start is the New Year. What a way to start. Thank you so much.

KT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Loved champagne toast at midnight on NYE. disliked that there wasn’t a restaurant countdown. Calamari was phenomenal.

A
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We frequent Yolo as it is consistently excellent. We were there New Years Eve - and have been there the 2 previous years and it was quite the mob scene. Hey...”when you’re good, you’re good”! Busier and noisier than usual but the wait staff worked their butts off scrambling to get the tables served. They went beyond.
Will see you next New Years and definitely sooner!

DB
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Great special meal location.

CG
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was very good and the portions are large. Service was 3 star at best. Slow to check on us for drinks and for clearing the table.

HC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, posh trendy spot! Everything about it was amazing. The place to be.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Horrible service, we waited 30 minutes to just get our drinks and they came out wrong. My friend took a sip of his drink before realizing it was wrong. Then he told the waiter who brought that same drink to a different customer after it had already been sipped!! Food was really bad. One person got a salmon salad which was so fishy he couldn’t eat it. One person had a really oily Greek salad. Would never go back here

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific waiter and nice ambience.

MT
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ordered vodka on the rocks. They upcharged us $2.00 for "the rocks". Someone else ordered a margarita, which was on the rocks, and no extra charge for that drink. The restaurant should should include the charge in the price of the drink and everyone would be happy.

That's why I gave it an overall four stars instead of five.Was there for dinner and everything was delicious.

GB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Julian was excellent and so were the cocktails! Food was nothing special

w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good service on time steak cooked Perfect

m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ambiance was great, the corn dip is amazing, overall the food was terrific. The server was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great, however, bugs frozen in the ice and a less than mediocre waiter thwarted a higher review. Would dine again if ever in the area, but not before looking for other options.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe. Great place to get together w friends.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately, we went during the very noisy happy hour where people were enjoying drinks for half price while he sat in the main restaurant paying full price for drinks and needed to put up with the noise.

g
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambience was fantastic!

g
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good friend and I met at YOLO for a holiday dinner and the entire experience was wonderful. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately in our preferred location (outside) It was a bit cold and rainy outside but the covered awning and heaters made sitting outside a wonderful option. We were almost immediately greeted by a waitress and her trainee. The trainee took care of us while the waitress watched over his shoulder. Our drinks arrived in no time and he was back to explain the specials and take our order. We opred to start with the corn bread which was wonderful and then had a vegetable plate and crab cake entrees. The food was perfectly cook and the portions were large enough to be a good value for the prices charged. Our drinks were replenished without asking and the servers were available without being overbearing. We did not save room for dessert but Iam sure they would have been wonderful based on the entrees we were served. The only complaint I would have is that we were seated within earshot of the outside entertainer as well as the outside speakers for the restaurant music. At times, when both were playing it got a bit difficult to hear.
We valet parked our car with the service at the front door and the valet very nice and chatted with us as we waited for our car to come back. With the majority of young people having the faces buried in their phones it was a nice change to have someone speak to us while we waited. Have been to YOLO on a bunch of occasions and it never disappoints.

JS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate there Wednesday and Thursday for lunch this week or the same thing both times and it was great it was great on Wednesday so I went there again with friends on Thursday

BP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was really good overall!

BM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything about my experience at YOLO! This was a great choice for my birthday dinner with friends. I would definitely come back to this establishment and recommend it to friends. Not only did I enjoy my dinner and service, I also enjoyed The music and the vibe. Thank you for a great experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

No vegan options...

TD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Paul was GREAT!!! He was attentive and he kept the mimosas flowing. Our brunch experience was great! I strongly recommend utilizing the outside area for brunch.

N
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was a little under dressed for a Friday night. Came in from a flight.

YW
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday celebration

WB
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good, from the arrival, wait service, timing and food. Great atmosphere, great for ou two small pups. We’ve been fans since 2009; they got the menu right Frm from day one...not one, but several offerings we continue to return for!

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