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Dining Room - YOLO, Fort Lauderdale, FL

YOLO

4.6
4.6
4607 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    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 4,607 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Good for special occasions

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    American

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe ! Food was amazing ! Enjoyed seeing the presentation around with the donut trees with fire for those celebrating a birthday and the presentation and serving of the tomahawk steak .
  2. AS

    AtulS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wanted to sit outside but was told no seats by hostess. Saw some empty seats outside and asked manager and he said no problem. Strange.
  3. AE

    AbbeyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James is absolutely amazing. He was so attentive. Food was great!!
  4. VF

    ValerieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So accommodating with my reservation. The food was absolutely delicious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everything
  6. CP

    ChristineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must try!! Esp if you’re in the vibing atmosphere. The food was on point!
  7. DD

    DeborahD

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Super cool trendy bar and restaurant. Food was excellent. However, my steak came out while my other 2 guests waited for their entrees about 15 additional minutes. Cucumber margarita was delish and chocolate cake was amazing and huge! Great night, good music, great people watching. Dress up - it’s worth it!
  8. K

    Kika

    New England

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good! I just wish they had more options on Pasta. The place is very energetic. They have a DJ if you decide to sit outside it’s going to very noise. It was great in general. The server was very attentive.
  9. S

    Seagull

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I would avoid YOLO. It is priced like a high end dining experience but it’s just average in every way. The Food is nothing special and it’s clear the wait staff is encouraged to push as much on you as possible. We had the grilled artichokes and shrimp appetizers and two filet and two Bronzino dishes and Bananas Foster for desert. They were all fine but nothing special. The drinks were average and glasses not towel cleaned making them look dirty. Martini glass is served in a round champagne style glass which is just weird. Champagne was served flat giving us an idea of its age. Four of us ate two appetizers and four entree’s and a few drinks each. We had Grilled artichokes and shrimp appetizers and had two Filets and two Bronzino dishes. With tip it was a $460 night and it just wasn’t special. And a pet peeve of mine—- if your going to do the apple iPad check with the suggested tips included starting at 20% through 25%, which is so low class, at least calculate the tip percentage on the pre-tax amount as required by law. Why does anyone think it’s ok to suggest a tip for the State government’s portion. Places that do this type of thing are always red flags for me because it means they do it in all aspects of their business. Skip YOLO.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice place good food
  11. HL

    HeleneL

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fast service! Went for dinner before a show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts and got 10% off!
  12. m

    met6986

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was superb, as was the BBQ'ed meatballs and the flatbread. Would definitely go back the next time in town.
  13. CM

    CamilleM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server Mariah was fantastic! Great attitude, very attentive, and lovely personality!
  14. JK

    JackK

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yolo is our favorite place on Las Olas Boulevard, where excellent food meets craft cocktails & beers. Service is outstanding at the bar, lounge and dining room included. We don’t go often enough, although trying to visit at least once a month!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    El servicio súper bien, super rápido salio la comida y delicioso
  16. C

    Charles

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. We all split the cowboy wagyu and it was beyond delicious!! Definitely worth the return visit!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Food was average, service was terrible won’t be returning anytime soon
  18. JA

    JoseA

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dinning at YOLO and it didn’t disappoint; we absolutely loved the place. To start of we enjoyed great service provided by our waitress Veronica. The quality, seasoning and portions of the various dishes we ordered were on point. Overall a very enjoyable dinning experience. We’ll definitely return!!
  19. JC

    JuanCH

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went to dinner and to enjoy again the ambience of Yolo. We decided to try this time the tomahawk experience. The Tomahawk meat was not great (specially for $200). Much better was the Yolo churrasco chimichurri. From the sides we asked, the calamari were outstanding but not the black truffle potato gratin which we had tried before but this time unfortunately came very dry. We ordered the flamed donuts which were passable but nice to see and failed on our wine choice. Service was very good as well as the ambience.
  20. R

    Rosie

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the second we were greeted by the bubbly and professional hostess, we knew we were in for a great evening!!! I used to come very often in the early days, but haven’t been in years. Yolo did not disappoint!!! Flawless from start to finish! Exceptional and friendly service at the hostess counter, the bar and our table, combined with fabulous food, made for a fabulous GNO!!! We will be back for sure! And I didn’t even mention the decor yet… inviting, classy, warm, …. Please commend your team!!! They deserve it!! Bravo!!!
  21. GA

    GARS

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    I am a regular at YOLO ( both the restaurant and the lounge). It used to be one of the best places in Fort Lauderdale until a few weeks ago… Then a few weeks ago Martin Verano , YOLO’s Executive Chef decided to get creative ( apologies if I am making assumptions) and made several changes in the menu… A few WONDERFUL dishes disappeared (such as the YOLO style steak tartare) and others were just “redesigned” such as the grilled steaks which now have an excessive amount of seasoning and taste as if they were “smoked”. Two people in my group were not able to eat it!!! Highly seasoned steaks are normal in low quality meat which is not the case at YOLO If you want a good steak DO NOT go to the “new YOLO” I just hope that Martin Verano goes back to the old menu The new one is going to push me and lots of other clients our…
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Worth the reservation
  23. N

    Namasho

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Great food and interior but the service is one of the worst i have had in las olas in years. Slow Non attentive, talked for king periods of time with other tables while we sat with dirty fishes and only came to our table when we asked for service. There was also a clear arrogant attitude by our server who was training a new female waitress. I think this place has a ling way to improve its staff level of service. Never going back sadly
  24. GG

    GabrielleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday and had an absolutely wonderful time. James was awesome and recommended some amazing dishes! I’m obsessed with the Szchezuan Calamari.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is amazing! Mariah was our server, she was so attentive, pleasant and made our brunch experience great!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers and had a DJ playing good music in the background. Waitress was amazing too
  27. KT

    KiahT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night out Yolo. Our server Johnathan was very nice and attentive. Overall presentation and quality of food was excellent.
  28. NB

    Not2Bad

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Straight up a MUST!!!!! Peeped this on Tik Tok University & I was hooked with wanting to go. Gorgeous aesthetics, very modern and stylish. Hostess were super sweet and our waiter, Josh, did not disappoint. It's a bit expensive, but great quality and amazing service. I knew the moment I was coming what I was aiming for. The 44oz Tomahawk Rib Eye steak- is genuinely delicious. Seasoned so different from the Ruth Chris & etx. The waiter comes with the steak on a hook and finishes cooking it for us as a presentation. It sprays it and lights it up. Very cool presentation! Truffle fries- best I ever had! Cream spinach- very different , very fresh, but so good Mashed, with mushrooms- (this comes with the $200 tomahawk) outstanding. Angry shrimp- for appetizer- was SLAMMIN!!! No drinks- just water- tho I hear the drinks are great. They had a live DJ! Valet parking- $7 * get reservations
  29. JP

    JPR1965

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We all loved it. Coconut crème Brûlée was delicious. I always eat at Yolo when I am in town.
  30. A

    Alexcrodz

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for lunch. Much quieter than going for dinner but still a good vibe.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I celebrated my sister in law birthday it was great my server’s was awesome
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ended up sitting st the outside high top b
  33. j

    jodles

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were from out of town love this place love the vibe DJ food the whole thing it was wonderful we can’t wait to come back we heard that you on a lot of different restaurants so we are trying some of them while we were vacation and here
  34. RH

    RegH

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to eat outside. The service is always great, but our party of 4 had Laina as our waitress and she was amazing. Best service we have had on Las Olas Blvd. I would highly recommend YOLO over the other restaurants on Las Olas. Great ambiance, great food and great views.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted a Birthday, and the venue was spectacular. It was a great evening, and the service truly made things special
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far one of the best experiences I’ve had at any restaurant I’ve dined at. One of the better restaurants here in the South FL region! We will return in the future!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived at 4pm for my birthday dinner. Kyle was awesome in helping with the drinks and appetizers to start us off. Apps were, ahi tacos, truffle fries and calamari. Nice pace on the orders and also the entrees. I was pleasantly surprised when Kyle along with my family came out with the sparkling donut tree to end the evening and put a stamp on the occasion. All in all. Great experience from a great restaurant Kyle up front made the evening. Thanks again. Really appreciated the effort.
  38. TD

    TaraD

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night , great food, great drinks and couldn’t ask for a better server in Kenny .
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Josh, our server, was attentive and friendly….he took good care of us.
  40. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I’ve had eight dollar steak better than the 80$ aged steak served not cooked correctly either

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

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

YOLO is rated 4.6 stars by 4607 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 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

    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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