YOLO

4.6
4163 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 4163 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with friends for lunch and everything was great! Our server’s name was Danielle and she was really patient and sweet. Everyone we interacted with was so nice, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seats by bar had leaking water from ceiling they need to fix

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BrendaD
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yolo’s is a great place to have lunch and dinner or just to hang out for after 5

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve booked a place every night we are staying in town and this was by far are most successful experience. Host was lovely. We got a beautiful booth outside that was reserved for us. Server was super nice and knowledgeable. We tried the empanadas and meatball sliders to start which were both delicious. Our drinks were the la crema Pinot noir and the pear lychee martini both also good. Main courses were filet which was cooked to perfection also with the best au gratin potatoes I’ve ever had. He also agreed that his burger was the best he’s ever had. To top off the entire experience, since it was his bday our server brought out this molten lava cake with an awesome candle on top. Best experience in Fort Lauderdale so far!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We took my mom out for Mother’s Day brunch, put at a table next to the bar and were totally ignored by our waiter. All our drinks were empty and he never came back to see if we wanted anything else. He never even brought us water. The food that was supposed to be warm was cold. We could not even get his attention to send it back. Shame on you YOLO, this was not only Mother’s Day it was my mother’s 80th birthday. I have been to YOLO for dinner and the food and service was amazing. I will never go back again... who wants to spend a fortune for bad service and cold food?

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vipVzls
Miami
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place great service. you never go wrong. Prices are reasonable

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BrendaD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yolo’s, food is great, atmosphere is important to have. Dining is inside and out on the patio. I recommend Yolo’s to any one, that includes families with children

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LisaP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Mother’s Day brunch experience. The food was delicious. Waiter attentive. Made reservation for dinner tonight (Monday). 😁

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ChelsyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food wasn’t worth it, service was very regular, It was my boyfriend’s birthday, I was screaming all the time for the animator girl and she ignored me. Couldn’t believe it.
The restaurant is very nice but the service very poor.

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MelissaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Their service was good. The food was okay, but the drinks were great!!! The ambiance was good for a date night or a night out with friends.

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vipMarkG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and good value. Plenty of outdoor seating.

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vipEdgardoB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to YOLO many times in the past. The place is very nice and the food is quite good. But this time was impossibly noisy. We were 2 couples and was impossible to chat. Asked to lower the volume a bit but the manager refused (al least that’s wahat the waited said) Otherwise very good as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place

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vipJGreens
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great service

JD
JudithD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch; food, service, ambiance, all excellent. Will return.

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vipBigBlue
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Strange atmosphere. Feels like a place trying to be hip but still stuck in the 1990s.

Food was mediocre. They were out of the two specials. The inside smells of fried food. Ordered two sandwiches that took 40 minutes and arrived lukewarm. Also overpriced for quality.

Service was slow. Paid more attention to drinkers vs. eaters.

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MichaelP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laurie was our server and did a terrific job. Orders for drinks and food were taken in a timely manner and delivered promptly. All the food was amazing, but the mussels were a standout. Ashley, the general manager, was also very attentive. I noticed that she "touched" just about every table and was very hands-on. I will recommend this place to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It’s just starting to go downhill. We’ve been going there for years and it’s been a marked difference in the last two times we went. We won’t be going back

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DanielleF
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and excellent cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Drinks! Friendly staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food quality is just ok. Nothing outstanding. Service was great. Covid service fee added but we asked to have it removed and they did.

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Marissa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server I think was Taylor, he was amazing! It was my dads birthday and first time there although I frequent yolo quite often, our server went out of his way to make his birthday special even though my dad was being rude and annoying. Thank you yolo for always being the best place to be!

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vipAlwayshonestfoodie
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch with my daughter. I forgot how great the food was.
We had the Kale and regular Caesar salad with chicken.
The chicken was sliced sooo thin and plenty of it. Black walnuts and the dressing was Caesar Black Truffle. One of the best salads ever.
My daughter got a side of Mac and cheese - was amazing, creamy, but pasta was cooked 100% perfect. We ok a to go for such a small left over because we didn’t want to leave a drop!

If you have not been there it’s a must, if it’s been a while, go back. Day or night the ambiance is perfect !

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vipclrgms
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time dining at this restaurant. The live music was nice on the patio, but it was way too loud. Couldn’t even hear each other. Inside, it was so stuffy, it was unbearable. They have an open kitchen but insufficient ventilation. My clothes and hair smell cooking oil! On the upside, our server was great, the food arrived on time. With a little bit more attention to detail, this place would be amazing.

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JohnC
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

First the valet gave me attitude about arriving at 9:40 when my reservation was for 9:45 telling me it might be too late. They put my party of 6 in a small round table. !! The restaurant had 75% availability and I saw a few much larger and nicer tables that were vacant. Then Drinks took over 25 minutes. Then the Food came out and we were rushed to order food and drinks at the same time even desert. Don’t accept reservations if you are going to rush the table because you want to go home or close. New York strip was good but small. Same size as filet mignon. Came with a side of skinny French fries. Not a great combo for a pricey plate. Desert came and the dinner plates were all on the table even when we finished the waiter was nowhere to be seen. My friend had to stand up and put all the dirty plates on another empty table. After all this rushing us the whole night now the waiter is missing. Dessert was good. Still left a great tip since it was my bday. But this is not A1 service or quality. I would never go back or recommend it. I had someone tell me not to go because it’s terrible. I should have listened.

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PaulM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a fantastic experience at Yolo. The server was extremely attentive, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere enjoyable and welcoming. No wonder why this remains my favorite spot on Las Olas.

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MichaelD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Underwhelming, small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely. We enjoyed it.

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vipKMCNFM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was so-so (particularly important when you’ve ordered bottomless bloody Mary’s- we hit the bottom a couple of times!) but everything was great. We’ll be back.

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vipHarrietM
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This used to be one of my favorite restaurant to go to there are some things that made me unhappy one is that they add an extra charge for the Covid virus cleaning every other restaurant that I’ve been tooif they had that on there ( not many ) have already removed!!!that is very annoying and they did say that they would take it off which they did but that was redo the check bring it back!!! So why do they still put it on!!!also we got there at 5o’clock and wanted to have the happy hour menu and then order dinner !!and the only way we could do that was to sit outside at special tables with the loud music which is something we did not want to do there was no one in the restaurant at that time and we were leaving before 7 !! because we had theater that night !!I know things have been hard for the restaurant trade but they should be trying to keep their repeat customers happy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was very good. Very fast service and the server was great.

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vipJaredB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Kale Cesar salad was delicious! My dining partner enjoyed the pork chops.

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CherylO
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Fun and lively atmosphere, beautiful decor, food was fabulous! What a fun dinning experience. We had a group of 6 - and everyone was raving about the food. Highly recommend!

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CourtneyH
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at YOLO. The service was amazing! The happy hour specials were delicious. We had the truffle fries, calamari, and hot crab dip, all of which were so good! My husband and I split the prime rib sandwich because the happy hour apps were so filling - also delicious! I would recommend this to all my family and friends that visit Fort Lauderdale.

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SheriH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was place was great. Great ambiance, food, and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Dirty no well kept

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vipJathyniaG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and ambiance! We enjoyed the live music and the decor in out door patio is such a nice vibe.

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vipJohnskylar
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with very good food. Have the prime rib sandwich

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NatashaT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolute must! Great atmosphere. For those who like to eat outside, it was amazing. Had a live Dj coming as we were leaving and then you can go right door to their sister club. Great service, delicious food, and the vibe was amazing! Will definitely go back.

FAQs

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

YOLO is rated 4.6 stars by 4163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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