YOLO

4.6
4090 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 4090 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not very tasty!!

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vipJudyR
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour with friends, value amazing! Beautiful sitting outside in a garden setting! Great specialty drinks, good choice of happy hour menu and you can order from the regular menu too. Friendly staff, great bartender!

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Anna
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It wasn’t bad! The food was decent, they have good safety protocols. Overall it’s just not a place I was terribly impressed with.

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sjmsing
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GRILLED BRANZINO was delicious as was the ice cream cookie desert

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vipJaneP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server was awful. My sister probably would have ordered another appetizer. We probably would have ordered dessert. Or an after dinner drink. But our server was at the hostess stand. What I ate was delicious. I'll give it another chance.

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vipMatt
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The 2% COVID service fee is ridiculous. This should be disclosed on Open Table and the menu.

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caritheproducer
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere for drinks, good food and friends! This is my go to place when I lived here and now when I visit.

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vipDianaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and amazing musicians ...the best part!

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vipEric
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time at this restaurant. The duck that evening was exceptional. They also had a fantastic Grand Cru Bordeaux that paired perfectively with it. Can't wait to go back..!

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vipChickLee
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good, service was average music was good

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fusion5678
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a nice atmosphere. Our meal was delicious and the staff was very friendly!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!

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vipjkjk
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just about perfect just hate all the covid restrictions

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ErnestoE
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Yolo. We ordered the calamari, Peruvian ceviche, and crab cake entree. The flavor in the ceviche was fantastic and crab cakes had a lot of crab meat, which was awesome. Kevin gave us great service. This a great place and the vibe is nice.

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Wife’s dish arrived barely warm. Mine was not cooked to order.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were there for Easter brunch. It was me, my wife and my 81 yr old mom. We had a great dinner there back in February and wanted to take mom to a great restaurant for Easter brunch.

We first ordered calamari. They do Calamari great! Except it came out cold. Not room temperature cold, but cold. We sent it back. It came back and the bottom pieces were hot, the top pieces were not. Hence they stuck it in the microwave. Lunch came and my moms eggs were cold. My wife’s Swordfish looked like it was leftover pieces.

The manager ended up picking up our entrees, but even at that it wasn’t worth it. Very disappointed.
We’ll be back for drinks but will think twice about ordering food.

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candyg
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been here in about ten years. Decided to take my mom and daughter there for Easter brunch. And none of us had a single complaint. Excellent experience

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vipVzls
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It has great service and the menu is really good. We went for Easter brunch and the menu was excellent. Steven was great. I would recomendó this place 100 percent

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vipHarrietM
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We came in here on a Saturday night the music was extremely loud when we first got there we were four they put us at a table 6 which was much too large so we could not even hear each other we then moved to a table of four which the music was just a loud finally the manager was nice enough to find us a place inside which is what I asked for at the beginning and she said that wouldn’t be possible !!!because of the managers understanding of our problem our husbands were both have hearing problems. thank you to the manager who finally made it possible that we could enjoy our evening. And the waiter iwas extremely nice during. all our table changes

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vipAlexDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fun brunch!

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AlexM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy valet parking. Seated quickly. Excellent server. Tasty meal. Great cocktails. Nice lively atmosphere. Consistent for over ten years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Horrible service. Waited 30 minutes for a cocktail.

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vipGrandmom
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately one meal out of four came out cold and the salads that went with the bistro lunches were forgotten. We had to ask for the salads and one was supposed to have no onions but came with onions. We had to send the cold meal back to be reheated. Once the meal was reheated it was fine.

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vipJimH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Loud, poor service, bad food, would have had a better meal at a burger King.

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vipgolfer
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very exciting place. Good food and drink!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kristanicole
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server and the ambiance great place for all ages

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, great service, delicious food!

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vipDianeM
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great. A wonderful experience and food was perfect. Thank you

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JoEllenE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner while visiting Fort Lauderdale. Many menu choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We came to YOLO after hearing a lot of positive things. We ordered drinks and appetizers to start. The appetizers came out prior to our drinks, which seemed a bit surprising. The apps were the manchego foam (very good), calamari (fairly good), empanadas (not very good), and the grilled artichoke (had the potential to be good but far too many tough outer leaves to truly enjoy). When the drinks finally came, two martinis were made wrong. When our server, Jessica, was told this, she said she would fix it right away. She came back 10 minutes later with the drinks still made incorrectly. At this point we started to worry about the direction of our night at YOLO. The drinks finally came out correctly and our entrees were decent, not great, but our experience with our server was not good at all. To top it off, three adults and two children were later forced to pay 18% gratuity on very poor service after Jessica was told that she charged us incorrectly for things we didn’t order. Unfortunately, with all of the great restaurants in the Ft. Lauderdale area we will never return to YOLO again, especially after three adults and two children paid $475 for very poor service and essentially a few decent apps but otherwise chain restaurant quality food. You do only live once, so don’t waste your time at YOLO. As an added bonus, if you want your clothes to smell like a fryolator, they offer that for free. Never again!

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DeAndreM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. This was our first visit. We will be back

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vipMana
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We’d heard so much about this restaurant and it’s on most of the “best” lists for Ft Lauderdale. With this in mind, it was a disappointment. Our server was excellent, but I doubt we’ll return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Steak ordered medium was well done. Overall food was not flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere. Great for people watching! Service was great too!

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SteveF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening

FAQs

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

YOLO is rated 4.6 stars by 4090 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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