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About YOLO

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.

333 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH : Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
DINNER: Monday-Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
BRUNCH 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday

Cross Street:
Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 523-1000

Website:
http://www.yolorestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available at our front door.
There is a Parking Garage located directly behind the restaurant. There is plenty of metered parking on all of the side streets surrounding YOLO.

Executive Chef:
Peter Boulukos

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Ladies Night every Wednesday. Ladies drink complimentary in O Lounge, Main Bar & Patio, 7pm-12am.

YOLO Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Vibrant Bar Scene (40)
Special Occasion (36)
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Hot Spot (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
People Watching (32)
Fun (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Casual (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Business Meals (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Romantic (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Late-night Find (18)
Great for Brunch (14)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (8)
Live Music (8)
Authentic (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Spicy (4)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Waterfront (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service Josh was excellent. Only downside was getting a table next to kitchen and main thruway to bathroom. Ruined the ambience having so much noise and traffic next to our table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Noisy, but the food and service were both good. My husband did complain that the salmon he ordered was very likely not wild, as the waiter had told him it was.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We made a reservation via Open Table for 7:30pm for a Sunday night. We arrived 5 mins early but still had to wait 20mins past reservation time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

very mediocre meal for yolo. We have eaten here many times and they were very off in the kitchen this time. The menu has changed, a lot of favorites are gone and it seems that the food quality and cooking has been lowered. Not what they used to be. The medium pork chop was so over cooked, it was like the chef had no idea how to cook one. I could barely cut it with the knife it was so tough. I thought about sending it back but then the whole meal is ruined when one person finishes their food and the other sits there waiting for theirs so I just sat there and ate it. It was horrible. Will take a break from Yolo for a while.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

JR was a great waiter, loved the branzino, ambiance and the music

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Favorite restaurant on Las Olas!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Many times at YOLO always an amazing buzz, great crowd and awesome service

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

My guests thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2018

good food and service. Too noisy for a business lunch.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions. Food and service was very average.
As we finished our appetisers our entree was delivered immediately. Would think twice about going again.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food great services not so much

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

There brunch was very tasty food but portions are very small for the price. We were a group of 5 and we all left this restaurant unsatisfied/hungry. There desserts were terrible. Berry cheesecake was lumpy and chocolate lava molten cake was just bad. I've had better at Chili's and I hate Chili's. I would recommend this restaurant and I would return because the Ambiance was great and the food was delicious. Seems like a great place for a date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service and food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service and meal!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We ate outside on a cool night and it was perfect by the heaters. The Greek chicken was terrific. Order the corn bread with your drinks before they sell out. Inside really loud, outside perfect.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Yolo delivered! Great service and food in a fun atmosphere. We were immediately seated on a busy Friday night. Our waiter Anthony was very attentive and informative. The filet was perfectly cooked medium rare and melted in your mouth. The French dip was delicious as were the salads. Mac n cheese was very good. Espresso was served hot and the lemonchelo was a nice finishing touch. We sat near the open kitchen and we’re able to see the management team at work. They are on top of everything. Every plate is checked and food is promptly delivered. Excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Too fancy to be called YOLO (young only like once)

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Muy buena noche de fin de año!! La comida muy sabrosa y bien cocinada. Muy buen ambiente.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and vibe. I have been a happy hour client for 5 years. Just love the ambiance...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been going to Yolo for the past 6 years. We have noticed the same manager for at least the last 3 years... He is Always on the floor, Always a presence. The food is always great and reasonably priced. We were there to celebrate New Years and had the most engaging waiter: Joel. It was a great evening; food great, we were taken the time of our reservation and we were not rushed. We go to Yolo often - in season, however I would not sat they "know us". That is fine, everyone is treated as if they are VIPs.
We will continue to return. We have never had a bad experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

YOLO is in a great location on Las Olas. There is outdoor seating with heating lamps to offset the cool day. The calamari is great and the shrimp and grits were amazingly flavorful. The peach Bellini was the strongest I’ve ever had.
When in town again, I’ll definitely return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the round table and the ambiance. Great service and the food was good

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent all the way around.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

excellent food, service, environment. would recommend for date or group get together, family get together, business, or casual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Cold rice with the salmon was no good, The calamaries were mostly batter, otherwise good food and service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

YOLO is just an all around great restaurant where you can enjoy a quality night with friends in a quality restaurant,

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Requested a nice view... got sitted by the kitchen. 👎🏾

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

After going to boatyard we thought it would be the same quality since they are owned by the same people but it wasn't

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Had a wonderful waitress and best outside quiet table. Appetizers and lunch were fabulous and we enjoyed the time to visit. Valet parking—be sure to sit outside!!!!!YOLO!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and server were great. We nentioned a piece of foil found in one if our dishes. The manager came over all nervous and apologetic. He offered to take the meal and we said thanks but just wanted you to know. He insisted on free dessert free drinks etc. The server also insisted several times we should have free dessert. We were full and didnt want dessert. Again the server insisted, so we order one dessert to share and 2 espresso. Disappointed to find the dessert (that was supposed to be free and we didnt want anyway) and the entree that had the foil were both on the bill.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I went with my father and three children. It was a cool environment. A great place to eat. Probably not the best place for kids. Highly recommend for business dinners and the bar scene looks to be lively.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food and service were amazing. I love this place.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good food though limited selection. Very friendly wait staff. Comfortable atmosphere.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The lady at the front was very pleasant and polite. Server was amazing and very informative about the meals and gave excellent service.

We all had an amazing time so we wrote on the table (paper) to tell the waiter thanks for great service.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The place was amazing I would go again the service was great and food was amazing

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall.....i love it...will go back again as well as recommend to friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great atmosphere. Good service. Def recommend in ft laud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I'm convinced the vegetable burger here is made with an addictive substance.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

YOLO is a great choice in downtown. It's certainly a "go-to" place for business lunches and one is always likely to see friends or business connections there. I've had many lunches there and the food quality is consistently very good. I haven't tried the soup, but my recent lunch partners raved about it. My grilled trout was good to the last bite., and the mashed sweet potato side was delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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