YOLO

4.5
3046 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
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Special events & promotions
Ladies Night every Wednesday. Ladies drink complimentary in O Lounge, Main Bar & Patio, 7pm-12am.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Specials

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Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Mon 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Tue - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM

What 3046 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 20 hours ago

We had a good experience at YOLO but the food was wack. Everything else was great.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I was served three thin slices of beef and beans for $29 . This place is a joke. Used to be very trendy and busy place

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great place to celebrate an anniversary. From the valet to dessert, everything was well thought out and convenient. The food was excellent and the service was always available. We will definitely go back.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

In general, ambience was nice but the menu was limited ( and too pricey). Server tried to assist with gluten free items. Ok for drinks & appetizers only.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

JR was amazing as always!!! We love having brunch at Yolo!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great brunch, good friends, ok service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Went here with my boyfriend and another couple and this place was so nice. We sat outdoors around 8pm on a Saturday night and it was quiet enough to have a great conversation. Dinner was delicious. The cornbread appetizer was really good too. We went to another restaurant to eat dessert and then walked by around 11:30 and the noise level was definitely higher.
I don’t think we would have been able to hear each other much if we ate then. At that time the bar area was busy and it was definitely more of a place to grab a late night drink. Prices were reasonable for the area. Would come here again.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Table too close to wood fire.could smell smoke.when leaving homeless people on every corner.walking up to car.Wont be going back there.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Birthday dinner. Great service, fun dinner with family.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Simply priceless!!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My go-to when I want a nice meal, then drinks and dancing after.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The chicken sandwich was awful. I ordered a chicken sandwich with avocado on sourdough bread which sounded great but what came was shredded dark and white meat chicken instead of a white grilled breast. The waiter was very nice and said he should have told me but never offered any compensation as this was a business meal and my associate ate her meal by herself and my substitute came after she was already finished with her meal, so I ate alone as well. Very poor. Nice restaurant and I expected more. They need to change that chicken sandwich to a breast which would be great!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Always Great!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Another amazing evening at YOLO. Beautiful cocktails, wonderful dinner, impeccable service . Best Pork Chop EVER, wonderful Branzino and a Tuna Tostada appetizer to make you want to order more...……….Bread Pudding was yummy too...…………...

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a reservation but still waited about 20 min but we didn’t mind. It felt like a upscale NYC restaurant lounge but without he price. Our waiter was amazing the food was amazing and the entire experience was a win win would definitely come back and recommend this spot.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food and service was great. We had a loud table next to us that was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great service! Sebastian was our waiter.
Food choices and the wood smoked grill was awesome.
We were there on Super Car Saturday! Great fast cars to druel over!
Will come again!
Menu terrific!
Wife’s birthday was memorable!
Thanks “Sea-Bass”!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Consistently excellent. Burger and prime rib sandwich were outstanding. Went with family for a graduation celebration...menu has something for everyone and always great service.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Always interesting people watching . When visiting in Florida YOLO is a must meal. Service is always wonderful and food is equally delicious.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My friend and I went for Brunch. It wasn't busy at all which should've been my first clue that this place probably wasn't popular for brunch. I ordered the Omelette of the day which had ham, broccoli, and, and cheese.. but it was so bitter. Later that night I wasn't feeling too great. My friend ordered the pork hash and said it was cold. We also each got the unlimited Mimosa's which had a beautiful set up. We did not tell the waiter that we didn't like the food. I only sent my toast back to actually be toasted. But other than that the waiter was pleasant, attractive (just saying, lol), and did a great job. The food was the disapointment and I will not be back for brunch... and will probably think twice before going at any other time of the day.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Branzino was the best fish I have ever had! So tasty

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I enjoyed Dinner with friends at YOLO. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was wonderful. The our server Joel was a real pleasure. This definitely one of those places where you feel safe and special while enjoying good delicious food. I will truly be back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Received a birthday cake!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My new place for business meetings! the valet parking is an excellent option and reservations are perfect for us. Personnel was ready for us when we got there. Great experience!!!!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food was good. My server Joe was awesome. The ambience was really nice.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent all around!!!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I think our server was new, also he had one table of 5 and then a group of 10 came in so things were not a smooth as they have been in the past,

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

nice atmosphere..love the location..

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Best spot for people watching, great food and drink on Las Olas.

Super friendly staff and service coupled with signature dishes like the Calamari, Tuna Wintons, Corn Dip and Chips make this spot a perfect location for friends and family to share delicious eats, drinks and dessert.

Great for evenings, late nights and weekend brunches. . . YOLO never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Sebastian was great. Outside was wonderful

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Had Sebastian - he has waited on me before - if he is busy - he will get someone else to help him at his table - which is smart - good service - food is always amazing

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Yolo's us one of me and my husbands favorite resturants. Our server, Mariah, was outstanding. However, I would recommed a larger menu variety.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Good wine, not expensive. Great food, good size portions and wonderful service. Fun for the three of us.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Good food, service, atmosphere, and value! We will return.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Always excellent service and the food is perfect every time. The appearance of the restaurant is very clean from the front door to the rest rooms. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone local or visiting. Great for business meetings and the bar seating is a good place to gather friends/ colleagues after work.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Took a valued client there for dinner (on the client's recommendation) and was very pleased with the experience. You have your choice of inside/outside seating. Crowd was upper scale and subdued. Great drinks, creative appetizers and something for everyone for dinner without having a crowded menu. The service was very good without being intrusive.
Definitely will go back and a definite positive recommendation.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Everything was amazing . The staff was over the top attentive and everything we ordered was amazing. My wife ( who is not a cornbread fan) and I ordered the smoked cornbread. We both loved it!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great service from Josh.
Very informative.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Went with friends before theater on a Saturday night. I have a bias against restaurants that charge for valet parking. Here it is $7.

Nothing looked appealing for entrees so I ordered two appetizers, Szechuan calamari who was good and the tuna toastada which was very good.

My wife ordered the Greek rotisserie chicken, which she thought was ok.

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