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Dining Room - YOLO, Fort Lauderdale, FL

YOLO

4.6
4.6
4996 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 92 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 523-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Martin Verano

  • Private party facilities

    YOLO is available for private lunch meetings, dinners, cocktail receptions, showers and other special events. We have a private room inside, private space on our beautifully landscaped patio, and a separate cocktail lounge which can be reserved.

  • Private party contact

    9545259001: (954) 523-1000

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available at our front door. <br />There is a Parking Garage located directly behind the restaurant. There is plenty of metered parking on all of the side streets surrounding YOLO.

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC-Acoustic Band on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 6pm-9pm.The only dance party on Las Olas!Music by O Lounge resident DJs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 8PM.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,996 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot spot

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  • Fort Lauderdale Central

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  • Fort Lauderdale Central

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended, very impressed with this place. The restaurant was packed and the quality of food was on top
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found a parking garage next to on the east side of restaurant which was very convenient. Our reservation was for 8:30 pm. We arrived at 7:45pm so they asked us to come back closer to reservation time. Not a problem since the restaurant had a DJ and the area is beautiful to walking around. At 8:15pm we were seated and right away our waiter came over and took our order. We ordered the squid appetizer which was delicious and could have feed a party of 4, also ordered the octopus appetizer which was well presented with a cover plate and when opened got a nice surprise. As a main meal we had the pork tenderloin which was very tender, juicy … delicious! - The table next to ours ordered the tomahawk steak which was beautiful presented … will order it on our next visit. We highly recommend this restaurant.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place, good food, good service!
  4. EVAA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute favorite restaurant. The food is always fantastic. Joanna's service was amazing she was very happy, polite, and went above and beyond to give us the best experience. Can't wait to return. Highly recommend checking out YOLO to anyone in Fort Lauderdale.
  5. Southbeachfoodie

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Disappointed. Based on the reviews and the menu, I expected higher quality of food. Also, drinks are over price. 
  6. ANGELA

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! We had the burger and salmon tacos, both excellent and prepared perfectly. We had calamari appetizer, very tasty. This was a birthday lunch, place is elegant and service was excellent. Would come back.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Very odd experience seeing so many great reviews on social media I feel like we were robbed. Yolo has an amazing concept, the restaurant is beautiful and shout out to our server Kyle he was amazing, very attentive, very knowledgeable, very personable 10/10 experience from him, but the food was lacking in so many areas. The tuna tartare was sooo salty and the chips were so thin and greasy and the monkey bread was just okay the tomato sauce on top was so acidic. Our main course was good but also again just lacking flavor. Our dessert banana foster tasted like nothing. We ate everything because we were starving and never have any intention of sending food back or getting anything for free but wow i would give food experience 2 stars. The only food item that was on point was the Kale Caesar. We never even saw a manager go by to any table just to check in and say hello when all we wanted was to give credit to our amazing server. This restaurant has so much potential but the kitchen needs serious help. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  8. JosephF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time here and it didn't disappoint at all. It came highly recommended. Jimmy C was our server and he was the best. All of his recommendations were excellent. Loved the NO SLEEP ESPRESSO MARTINIS and the steak.
  9. DanielT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal. Our waiter Sean took care of us. We mentioned it was our anniversary and they went the extra mile to make us feel welcomed and to make it a special night. The the potatoe appetizer is to die for. The fish is absolutely tremendous. Most of all, the warmth and hospitality is second to none. Five stars through and through, two thumbs up!!!
  10. SeanJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance. Very good service and food price value.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite spot! Food is consistently great..and always a great vibe!
  12. LarryF

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Drinks were not watered down
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The restaurant is very well appointed, and our waiter was very nice, however, there was a major issue with the food.  I have an extremely bad allergy to sesame, and despite me telling the waiter numerous times to make sure nothing I ordered had sesame, one of our dishes had sesame oil. I couldn’t tell until it was too late. I ended up in the hospital that night being treated for anaphylactic shock. The waiter said he added the sesame allergy to our order ticket, but clearly whoever prepared our food didn’t pay attention. This is a very dangerous thing to miss
  14. JoseQ

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good experience the menu limited only serving brunch not the complete menu.
  15. MDMW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance (especially the design of the plates and platters 😄). Service was excellent. The restaurant was busy but quiet. The bar was boisterous. I would recommend.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing! Kyle did an amazing job at giving us the best options for food and drinks, and also did an amazing job with the tomahawk 👏🏻
  17. John

    Las Vegas

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We ended up staying at the bar, because stars was so good! Great hh! The grilled trout, creamed spinach and truffle gratin was delicious. The branzino had too much sauce for my liking—but that’s just preference. Fun place!
  18. gbud

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a business lunch. We each ordered the Mahi Mahi entree special. It was VERY good. We each ordered a side of grilled Asparagus and it was two large portions and too much. The waiter may have told us that the sides could be shared. They also did not have any seasoning and were bland and basic. Wine list was nice as we each order multiple glasses of various whites. The Service was attentive, almost too much. I am not sure why a waiter makes a lap and asks you how it tastes when you haven't even tried it yet. It was borderline annoying when having a business dialog. If we need you, we know how to track you down if you're close by. I would recommend YOLO.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Our server Shawn made great recommendations and provided excellent service. Food was superb with little wait time. Would definitely recommend!
  20. mrmike

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The appetizers where nothing special. spicy shrimp good with soggy chips. Artichokes had hardly any substance to them. A can of beer was delivered with a glass to the table. Not opened for me. lol Then the second beer was obviously dropped because when they opened it table side it was all foam. sent back the artichokes. The main course dinners were at least tasty. Our guests were the best part. Would not go back unless for bar food and drinks outside.
  21. SimoneS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very busy on a Saturday night as expected - servers can’t really keep up. The food was average, I had the Branzino and the fish itself was hot and great, but the vegetables they were served with were so cold. Mashed potato side was excellent.  Creamed spinach was runny and cold. Loud music and a lot of activity - probably better to sit bar side with a couple of appetizers and eat dinner somewhere else.
  22. LatashiaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Love The change, hadn’t been there at least 4 years. I Absolutely love it. 👍🏽
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great! Will definitely be coming back.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great vibes. Great way to celebrate our 31st anniversary.
  25. Jules

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They rush courses. Entree’s came out while apps were still half full on the table. Stop trying to rush to flip tables. People will spend more at the table when they can enjoy it.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went a bit early, so the restaurant wasn't busy yet, but the bar was hopping. Service was great. Sean was upbeat and professional. The smoked octopus appetizer was amazing. I had the dry aged cowboy ribeye, and the wife had the branzino. Both were very flavorful. The steak was nice and charred but med rare. Love it. We will be back for sure. Thanks YOLO!
  27. pinkskull

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing tomahawk steak , the presentation was just as amazing as the actual quality of the food. Tuna tartar was not the best and the pull apart bread had no Zataar on it but quality was great
  28. JonathanW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    YOLO is a Ft. Lauderdale business meeting staple. All of the movers and shakers of the city go there for lunch due to the quality food and the ambiance for allowing for private and intimate business dining. The food is excellent and very consistent. Service is always great and ambiance is perfect.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My Husband Took Me Here For Mother's Day. We Did The Patio Outdoor Seating It Was Great Weather & Nice Ambiance. I Really Enjoyed My Special Day On Mother's Day!
  30. Ellissa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was subpar compared to the price. It’s a better place for drinking than it is eating.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and experience will definitely come back
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was absolutely amazing, great experience overall. Food, service, ambience, scenery. Definitely will be back!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    We were rushed. Spoke to the manger. He was rude. Will no go back.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Had a reservation and took 25 minutes to seat us. Food was meh.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot. Loved it.
  36. TomL

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chelsea’s service was excellent. She was friendly and attentive.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so nice and surprise brought out a sparkling donuts tree for my friend celebrating her graduation! And the food was great!
  38. MCAL

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. Well cooked steak, and the Mediterranean salad was so good. Grilled octopus was also good.
  39. JaredF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    They didn't show an itemized bill with their pay process then after i asked to see it and didn't realize until i was home he charged us for 2 extra drinks we never had....
  40. Loveveggies

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Fort Lauderdale for a quick visit and tried YOLO! So glad we did, everything was outstanding! Our family includes meat eaters and vegan, as well as gluten allergies. YOLO was able to accommodate all of this. Service was great as well!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

YOLO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 523-1000.

YOLO is rated 4.6 stars by 4996 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 92 times today
Google Map for YOLO

333 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available at our front door. <br />There is a Parking Garage located directly behind the restaurant. There is plenty of metered parking on all of the side streets surrounding YOLO.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Martin Verano

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC-Acoustic Band on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 6pm-9pm.The only dance party on Las Olas!Music by O Lounge resident DJs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 8PM.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 523-1000

  • Private party facilities

    YOLO is available for private lunch meetings, dinners, cocktail receptions, showers and other special events. We have a private room inside, private space on our beautifully landscaped patio, and a separate cocktail lounge which can be reserved.

  • Private party contact

    9545259001: (954) 523-1000

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