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Dining Room - YOLO, Fort Lauderdale, FL

YOLO

4.6
4.6
4734 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 123 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 4,734 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Contemporary American

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Czlk

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! The vibe and decor was so cute. Loved the name. Our server was so attentive and entertaining. Was very helpful with the menu. Food was great. Everything was cooked well, generous portions, and awesome flavor. Definitely recommend trying this place out!
  2. c

    countrycuisine

    Caribbean

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic evening! Food was outstanding, service as well. Sean was so knowledgeable regarding gluten frre options and our meal was just perfect. Do not miss the grilled artichoke!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good food, great environment but the service was slow.
  4. A

    Alyssa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and great vibes! Food was delicious and our server Josh was the BEST! Can’t to come back.
  5. M

    patriciaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was decent, waiter was very good but desert was disappointing.
  6. HH

    HungryHoosier

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to Yolo since before the pandemic and their renovation. We had a reservation and were seated immediately, our waitress was outstanding, the service was perfect, and the food was exactly as ordered and incredibly good. It really was an absolutely perfect dining experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buen servicio bien rapido y agradable ambiente espectacular
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Food was tasteless and lacked flavor. The only good thing on the menu is the Szechuan calamari. I wouldn’t go back
  9. NP

    NickP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Food was not as good, it seemed as everything was about the bar crowd. It was not a good experience.
  10. MS

    MarySJ

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    YOLO is certainly one of the hot restaurants in Ft Lauderdale with a terrific location on the west end of E. Las Olas Blvd. The large outdoor seating area was nearly filled at 6 pm on a Thursday evening when we arrived. Two of the items we ordered - a grilled octopus small plate and a desert - were VERY creatively conceived and executed. Our waiter was attentive and described the dishes without disclosing details that would have revealed the surprise presentation! Highly recommended.
  11. ER

    EllieR

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great. The drink was not. The noise level was too high.
  12. J

    Jonathan

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Server was on point at all times. Food was incredible. The experience couldn’t have been better.
  13. M

    Maxismom

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent all around! We love dining at YOLO!!!
  14. KT

    KevinT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing! Get the aged steak, worth the price.
  15. DB

    DianaB

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and beautiful ambience will definitely go back I highly recommend trying the octopus was amazing .
  16. JM

    JaimeM

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    YOLO has a great menu .. especially for sharing appetizers. We were a group of 6 women and YOLO worked for our show schedule. There was a little unnecessary wait when we arrived for our 4pm reservation, but once we were seated our waitress was timely and understood our time limit. She spaced our apps and meal perfectly and gave us plenty of time to relax and enjoy the table conversation. We all enjoyed our choices and look forward to returning.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Food was really good. Great atmosphere. Service was not good. Food didn’t come out for over 1 hour after apps. Forgot our steak sauces. Didn’t even check on us once. Started off great and than ended bad.
  18. LM

    LoriM

    Jacksonville

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend!
  19. j

    jefmck

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was tempted to eat here after trying there food at Fort Lauderdale’s Grand Tasting event last weekend. It definitely did not disappoint. Loved the Asiago salmon. Definitely will return.
  20. AM

    AliciaM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was top notch. Waitress, host and servers were friendly and helpful. Food was DELICIOUS. No complaints. Would definitely come back to visit
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daddy and daughter dinner. Home run hit Thank you Sammy from Atlantic City . You made my daughters night.
  22. LD

    LornaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I choose Yolo for my birthday dinner, and it was a very good decision , i love it 🥰
  23. SP

    SaraP

    Western NC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is perfection. So much flavor and consistently excellent. Best churrasco I've ever had. Such an incredibly flavorful kale caesar.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wife’s Birthday
  25. KR

    KristiR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Victoria was fantastic. We told her we were going to the theater and she got us out and there on time. Perfect amount of check ins. Small plates we a nice amount to share and have enough of everything.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    221 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very nice experience at YOLO. We recommend it for a lovely lunch!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Kenny was wonderful! He was very friendly and informative of the best menu options. The food was absolutely delicious. We came to celebrate a birthday and it was the perfect ambiance for a special occasion. Would recommend this place 10 times over!… oh and the truffle gratin was to die for!
  28. TJ

    TJcooks

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Meatballs were cold twice. Wine from wine list warm not cellar temp. Table behind us was a group of loud mouth cussing punks yelling obscenities and overall ruined the eve. The restaurant apparently has no issue with such trash patronizing their establishment. Won’t be returning.
  29. NS

    NishaS

    Treasure Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    YOLO is absolutely amazing! Celebrated my husband's birthday this past weekend and we had a blast. The restaurant is very trendy, and the ambiance is very inviting. The staff is also very friendly and welcoming. Jonathan was our server and he was outstanding, he def made sure we were having a good time. We tried all the food and cocktails that Jonathan recommended and everything was to die for. His recommendations on cocktails were the rita's garden, the butterfly kiss and the build your own old fashion. We had the szechuan calamari, and margherita flatbread for appetizers, the tomahawk for our main course with the mashed potatoes and creamed corn and they were all very good. For dessert we had the donut tree,(which is on the house) the coconut creme brulee, and the chocolate cake, with the No Sleep Martini and they were all great. You have to try them you will not regret your experience at this beautiful gem. Can't wait to return!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was good but not for the amount that it cost. Atmosphere was great for a younger crowd and birthday donut tower was a hit with the birthday girl.
  31. CF

    CraigF

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Had a reservation for 4 but were seated at an uncomfortable table for 3. Both appetizers (volcano shrimp and calamari) were delayed and served cold. Server told us they ran out of clean forks! Breakfast burrito was cold and all potato and scant eggs (no chorizo). Prices were too high for lack of service and poor food. Much better options.
  32. CB

    CelenaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Ohio and in the 4 day vacation we visited YOLO twice. Once for drinks and another for dinner and drinks. Amazing place
  33. SK

    SteveK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honored reservation on time. Food excellent. Very lively crowd. Great server.
  34. B

    Bubbanat

    Toronto

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting with old friends for their Anniversary
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular start to finish!
  36. KK

    KellyK

    Fort Lauderdale

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great. Recommend the Asiago salmon! Bar is crazy busy so bring your patience with you.
  37. LT

    LauraT

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing
  38. S

    Sigi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great, kitchen and bar service were incredible but my waiter did take his time
  39. MP

    MichaelP

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had early reservations (5:45pm) for first date which was perfect for seating and noise level. We had drinks and I ordered my meal to go which was really good.
  40. A

    Angel

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was delicious. The bone in Rib-eye steak was perfectly cooked. The branding was phenomenally light and moist on the inside with perfectly crispy skin. The drinks were also excellently crafted. Delicious expresso martinis. We will return for the food and drinks alone. On the other hand, with the O lounge next door you’d think the restaurant was the lounge with such loud music. Not my style while I try to order and have a nice dinner but I can see why people like it in the fun and energetic sense. We called ahead and were told the restaurant closed at 12am and lounge closed at 2am. However, both closed at 12am. Being in the nightlife/ F&B industry myself, I would also recommend for staff to not bash one another in front of guests. Personal problems should not become the problem of any guest.

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 4734 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 123 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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