YOLO

4.6
3203 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(954) 523-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Boulukos
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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.
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Private party contact
9545259001: (954) 523-1000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave
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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.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Year's Eve Dinner with complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
DJ and bottle service available in O Lounge.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 3203 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great atmosphere location and food!

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TM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Table ervice was outstanding. Although our table wasnt ready when we arrived, the 15 minute wait was ok as we looked at super nice cars and interesting people. A unique place worth the visit

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H
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Had a reservation and got the worst table near the kitchen. Server was very nice/attentive. Ordered the special short ribs, asked if it was a sm portion, told I wouldn’t be hungry! Two sm slices of rib, no more than 3 oz! $32.00 poor value. Won’t go again.

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AF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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MA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor bar right on Las Olas with fire pit. Indoors it has a nice bar. Food is good. We love ordering a lot of small plates. Good wine list and great wait staff. Make a reservation!

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G
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place, good food

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BT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night
Had the beef skewered thin cut fries and the pork chops, exquisite.

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DD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crazy Busy but service was awesome and food excellent. Nice selection. Beautiful Christmas decorations ❤️

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

True history here: I brought a date to this causal place YOLO (a 1st date). She provided this as one of her preferred spots of choice per recommendation (after she declined Pelican Hotel). In the end it was very loud and so forth. She turned around and pointed the finger to me because to her point it wasn't Romantic (and I agree with her viewpoint actually but of course this spot was her choice with all due respect), but without being from Ft. Lauderdale and finding verification via accurate reviews on here and Yelp, there was no way for me to know that truth. Thus from my experience - I point out that YOLO has very good food and nice service, but unfortunately it's not a Romantic spot for a date. Great place for friends and meeting people--high energy and much chatter, but do not bring a date here (especially a 1st date who may be extremely judgmental), and well from that YODT.

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New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lively place in the middle of Las Olas area. Convenient valet parking, lots of elegantly dressed, trendy people, lively outdoor bar out front and delicious food.

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KN
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

YOLO Always has excellent good and drinks. Nice atmosphere as well.

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D
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The reason for the mixed review is that the food was excellent, prime rib and au gratin potatoes that were the best I've had, and our waiter was great, but we were seated in a corner with very little view of the beautiful city around us, there were no table clothes and no bread or munchies provided. Given the food prices and $7 valet parking, my expectations were for a more delightful experience. Probably would not go back.

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c
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy going to YOLO before a show or play! Have been going for several years before the Christmas Pageant...

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took advantage of the Happy Hour prices. Our server was awesome, drinks were very good and the food was tasty. Two thumbs up!

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KC
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends joining us from Philly.

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F
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow, though the server was cordial. The Prosecco was served too warm. The trout special was very boring. The calamari was excellent. The price was very high for the quality of the food and the service. I don't know whether I will coming back to YOLO again. I believe there may be better choices on Las Olas.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Need to change the sofa’s outside, no support when you sit

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LS
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for lunch with a co-worker, and we had a nice lunch. Food was good, and the server was very fast and efficient. We sat outside when it was a little cooler. Good atmosphere.

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FS
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Empty restaurant
Good good
Qwik service

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J
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good brunch stop. Great portions and great food. Can't wait to try the dinner.

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C
New England
292 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. A favorite of mine!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come over it's great food, great music!

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e
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice...we will be back

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RT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor provided great service and our meal (filet and cavatelli) was wonderful.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The experience was an amazing one!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Brunch

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JC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love stopping at YOLO's whenever we're in FTL. A great place for drinks and dinner!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a family dinner for my wife’s birthday. Very simply the food was outstanding from the appetizers through dessert and the service was excellent.

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YC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very good, food was fresh and was delivered quick after ordering. Nice atmosphere. Beautiful decor. Highly recommend although it is a bit on the pricey side.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I went with my boyfriend and friend and the service was good but the food was poor not tasty not fresh

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! So easy to make a reservation and everyone was friendly and helpful. Price point was great for the excellent meal.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. It was my second time here. Although a little too noisy for an inside table... I do understand it's an adult environment with the night life ASPECT built in. I had an awesome time. YOLO!
Thanks a MILLION

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DC
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty, well prepared. Service was excellent. Very attentive staff.

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EP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time being there and the expert was exceptional

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C
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great food and service. never disappointed.

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S
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!

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GF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great wine and food value during happy hour. Only critique was the service from the waitress, snobby and not really interested in enhancing our experience.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Way over-priced for what you get. Food OK, nothing great. Noise level ridiculously loud, and we were outside, couldn’t hear yourself talk so everyone was screaming at each other in attempt to hold normal conversation. Lifting poor, had to use cell phone light to see menus. Could tell it’s a HH place only, after 7 and discount drinks stopped, the place cleared out. Might go back for HH, else skip it.

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TM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group came out to have a great time and that's exactly what we got. It was amazing!!

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h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Alway had a good food experience love there vegetable plate you can choose 5 different veggies from list
Favorite thing if you are going to theater ,
With your tickets they give you free dessert,,,,,,,

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