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Dining Room - YOLO, Fort Lauderdale, FL

YOLO

4.7
4.7
5331 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

7:00 PM


Booked 180 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 5,331 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Best Service

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Good for special occasions

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Lively

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Most Booked

5,331 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was incredible and waiter was very attentive, however I had stated I was celebrating a special occasion which no one asked about. If there was a happy hour I did not know about it and the food ordered was okay. Cocktails were impeccable but food could do with a little extra love. Was not the best value for money but an okay experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the food, drinks and the service. Tiffany was wonderful and the place is very aesthetically pleasing. Mixed crowd as far as age goes. Classy but not pretentious. Prices are moderate & I would absolutely recommend checking it out.

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  3. Zach

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    YOLO had a great vibe, service was excellent! Got the tomahawk steak and it was amazing!

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  4. Mark

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I expected better food! Most of the entrees were served in heavy sauces. Very retro style , mediocre and not refined. Our server was excellent, however!

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  5. MattC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyle was amazing server recommending the best of the best. Enjoyed a bottle of wine with dinner and steaks were delicious and the sides with dinner were good. Topped off with a donut tower dessert that Kyle said was on him tonight. Great over all. If you’re looking for a fancy dinner with great food and vibes definitely come here!

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  6. FrequentFlier

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely recommended. Good food, nice atmosphere and great location.

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  7. Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was at 845 and you sat us at 928pm. That’s absurd.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary, we had an amazing time! The server was great! The food and environment was a hit for us, we will be back when we return again to Fort Lauderdale, we are upset that we didn’t come sooner in our weekend trips to Fort Lauderdale.

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  9. Cook

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came from out of town site unseen and wow what a dinning experience! The food and service was superb! The vibe was really nice. Wish we had one in NC.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved loved this place! It was for date night while in town visiting my son. We enjoyed being outside with the ambient lighting, music and upbeat vibe. Food was great - we will definitely be back!

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  11. Drew

    Miami

    109 reviews

    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had flat bread, pork chop, seafood, all excellent. Great staff! Thank you!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an 8 pm reservation. We waiting for 30 minutes for our table. We had to ask for it and when finally seated, rushed by the waitress. The appetizers were very good. ( artichokes) The mains were very salty and one main came to the table almost 5 minutes after the others and it was a pasta ? We have been to YOLO many times and this was a bust and a disappointment!

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  13. JP68

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for a lunch meeting Service is attentive If nice good outdoor seating

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  14. Dragonfly

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly wonderful. We noshed the small plate menu Ali g with G&T. Just wonderful.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, food, service and vibes! Great ambiance

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  16. LisaC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is very good and nice wine selection but the noise level is very high. If you want to have a conversation this is not the restaurant for you.

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  17. MelB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We eat here every time we are in the area. Food was just ok this time. Our server was great!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very tasteful, Loved the atmosphere & lighting in the restaurant, if i could change anything it would be how sour the strawberry lemonade was. Other than that we loved it

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  19. Gabby

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Atmosphere, great service, and great food! You definitely understand why they call it the "Hospitality Industry" when you dine there- they really get it!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere amazing food great service will go again

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  21. roni

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We usually love YOLO but this time was a miss. Slow slow service, drinks never arrived, burger was overcooked. Manager tried to make it right though. I’ll try them again notwithstanding.

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  22. Liaaaaa

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, location, and ambience! Will definitely be returning :)

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and good service, one of my favorites, you can dinne late and I love that specially on Saturday night.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Republic Grille. We always have a great time with great food and service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was disappointing Waitress was great TY!!

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  26. Pr3ttyDoLLy

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the friendly greeting at the front door to the last scrumptious bite... This was an epic experience. Pricey yes!! Therefore it's not your regular go to for a meal, but to celebrate that special occasion the treatment, the meal, the atmosphere will help with the sticker shock... My children treated me to YOLO for my 55th. We ordered the Tomahawk Steak it comes with its own sides you can't make any substitutions so we had to order other sides which added to the cost of the meal. I found it to be a bit unreasonable and the only draw back to the evening. Everything else the Margarita Flatbread, the Oak Grilled Asparagus, the Black Truffle Potato Gratin, topped off with a few Butterfly Kisses, and a bottle of Rosé YOLO has now been dub my number one!! Thank you to the entire staff for making my night one to remember.

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  27. FoodieMIA305

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes, good food and service is on point. It was overall a fantastic brunch.

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  28. DevynF

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place to go to in Fort Lauderdale. It’s right next to downtown so you get to go out after. We had a great time! We booked our reservation on OpenTable on the way there and was quickly greeted to our table even though we were 10 minutes late. Brandon served our table, he made 2 lovely suggestions on delicious entrées that we absolutely loved and then gave us two great recommendations for drinks, which we sucked down. 10/10. No complaints at all. Would recommend to anyone

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  29. Catt

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the seating outside for a party of 4 celebrating my son's birthday🎂 . We enjoyed the restaurant immensely we were treated like celebrities. We will be back again and again. Shout out to our waiter Rubin he was the best👌🏽 By the way, everything we ordered was so good, please try the Calamari it's the best I ever had

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat outside ordered the Tomahawk it was the best I’ve had in our life. It’s a young crowd DJ music quite loud but super good energy.

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  31. realestateguru

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. Food and beverage was served promptly and was great quality.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and attentive servers despite the busy crowd of people. Will be coming back again!

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  33. RaysaL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was great. The waitress was very nice and always had a great smile. The food was excellent.

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  34. PatriciaR

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great craft cocktails, wonderful food and service.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant to go to. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s an experience. And you have to get the tomahawk steak. It’s $200 but you can share it. It’s definitely worth the price and the experience. 🤍 And get the donut tree for dessert 🤎

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  36. TeresaS

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Hello Last Night we had dinner RSVP for 8:30PM we checked in at 8:15 , was told to wait we would be called at 8:30 No worries we went outside, grabbed a drink and waited till 8:40 and checked back in with the hostess who told us RUDLY to just wait she could not make people move she would contact us in 5-10 minutes we waited by the front check this time. Waited patiently 20 min We again asked about our table as we waited , it was 9pm.did not sit till 9:15 VERY RUDE UNKIND HOST Will not return! I understand 15 min wait but to have 8:30 RSVP AND WAIT 40 min is UNACCEPTABLE. I would rather pay to have hold my RSVP to have it on time . We had a show to attend after which we missed since our RSVP was 40 min late and the HOSTESS ALL THREE WOMEN BUT THE LIGHT SKIN LADY WITH HER HAIR PULLED BACK WAS ESPECIALLY RUDE. One of the ladies heavy brown host practically threw a rose at me to which my husband caught as it almost hit my face, as she walked passed us fast walking us yo our seats she did not speak and just said sit here and turned and left . Very rude and totally unacceptable and unprofessional and unprovoked. Do to this I don’t plan on returning to your restaurant and will share my unpleasant experience with my family and friends and the community. I know I’m only one complaint but I hope it lets you know this is not the kind of service I expected and will happily take my money and business to another restaurant! Wish your business well but will not subject myself to the kind of rude attitude we experienced last night at your restaurant,,, Just totally unacceptable!!!!! My suggestion is find hostess who care about your business and mostly your cliente!! They can make or break anyone’s experience because they represent YOU and YOUR COMPANY! Kindly TS&DS

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine’s Day. They gave all women a red rose and a chocolate covered strawberry. Everything was delicious. We also had a great espresso martini. But our favorite part was the top notch service. Nicole our server was amazing and very attentive. 10/10

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not if you’re hungry. The menu was very limited and the options weren’t very filling. Service was decent, they held our reservation even though we were 1 hour late. Overall, not very impressed .

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  39. PedroD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Drinks were not that great. A lot of ice not too much of the actual drink. Service could have been better too

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  40. RobertM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time last night at YOLO. Food was amazing and so was the service. Thank you. Fun place!

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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 4.7 stars by 5331 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 180 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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