YOLO

4.6
3113 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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

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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 3113 People Are Saying
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1 review
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was not attentive, staff seemed rushed, bothered and was not engaging at all. Our table waitress just gave us the impression that she just wanted to get our order over with. No suggestions, non courteous.
Food presentation and taste was excellent. The front staff does not live up to the quality of the kitchen staff and it will eventually impact your business.

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DJ
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizer … roasted mussels!
Food always great... and great service...
Validate parking for lunch!

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l
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Kelsey was super friendly and knowledgeable. The shisito peppers appetizer was fantastic! Good wine selection.

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WB
Miami
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very good and consistent, and pup friendly!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food.

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AJ
1 review
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The calamari is delish!! I could have had that and a drink and would have been happy but dinner did not disappoint. Very cool indoor/ outdoor atmosphere. Will definitely return when I’m visiting the area again.

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MD
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the restaurant I carried my girlfriend their for her birthday and she loved it. Food and price was great.

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New York Area
78 reviews
3.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They should not charge for parking if you dine there. Valets are insulting.
They could have better communication with the hostesses. It was my husband birthday and they dropped the check without telling the waitress. A bit ambarrassing.

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KS
Miami
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mariah was awesome in both recommendations & service. I loved the grilled artichokes & quinoa salad!!

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W
Miami
131 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to sit outside. Great and fresh dishes. Service was awesome too, good music.

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Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time great service

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YF
1 review
4.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

‘No kids’ weekend dinner. A last min restaurant picked and YOLO popped up on google. Instead of our usual, we decided to give it a shot. We sat inside as it was a tap warm as usual for South Florida Saturday night in the summer. The Ribeye beef skewers were good, melts in your mouth good. Wish they had a tap more crunch on the outside. Corn dip was average. Wife got the double pork chop... now that was really up there as far as favor and tenderness goes. I had the grouper, the size of the the grouper was on the smaller size but the miso broth was amazing. We had a ‘couple’ of mojitos from start to finish, nothing much I can say bad about them. To wash everything down, I had to have ‘couple’ bottles of Miller lite since they don’t have them in drafts. Services were awesome! I can count with both hands how many people that were sitting at the outside bar as we were leaving. Must be the South Florida weather. haha Would YOLO be my first choice next time... Maybe.

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DB
Miami
1 review
4.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional brunch, bottomless mimosa at a great price, the lobster sliders are great, big chunks of lobster. Wait staff are attentive. I enjoyed the experience.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
4.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience and atmosphere

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RF
Miami
150 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to is the chopped salad with grilled shrimp though the trout special is excellent. The grilled artichokes are the perfect starter. Be sure to make reservations.

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PW
Miami
43 reviews
5.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Yolo's has been around for a long time, especially for Las Olas, and has kept up the food quality and decor. The drinks are excellent and food very good whether one wants a full meal or appetizers. Service was excellent. Will continue to recommend it.

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Tampa
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place and great service!

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CC
Miami
23 reviews
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The spinach dumplings are amazing. A little disappointed in the bone marrow of the two beef dish. Service was superb.

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KB
Miami
21 reviews
5.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Food was pretty good, nothing to complain about just food. However, the grouper that my husband has was delightful! Good vibe... seemed to be a lot of people meeting for work dinners.

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Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was Great , the whole atmosphere is awesome. We had a beautiful night.

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l
Washington DC
38 reviews
4.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food very good with large portions

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j
Miami
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet place

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Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was excellent. Food was excellent. Ambiance is fantastic. Well run operation. Our favorite spot in Lauderdale!

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B
Cincinnati
43 reviews
5.0Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mariah was an outstanding server and took great care of us! She brought tastes of the two rose’ wines so we could decide which to order, and as a bonus, it was half off bottles of wine night! My wife and I ended up sharing each dish...cornbread (you have to try it), a carrot ginger soup (divided up for us), the compressed watermelon salad, and we shared one entree, the swordfish special which was amazing. The best part...Mariah’s timing was perfect...we were able to enjoy each course before the next one came out. Even sharing all of this no room was left for dessert...maybe next time. We always make sure to visit YOLO when we vacation at Fr. Lauderdale...it never disappoints.

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Miami
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good experience

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Our server was wonderful & all of the food was so good.

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JT
Miami
1 review
4.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall experience, very positive. Would enjoy going again. Plan on doing Sunday Brunch soon.

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A
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yolo is excellent for all the above occasions. Foods is great, loved the calamari and swordfish sandwich.

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AN
Nashville
1 review
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was helpful and attentive; food was delicious. Great experience.

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b
Miami
20 reviews
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

had an early dinner pre show and our table was ready at the location we requested. Service was perfect and the food was all excellent

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OK
1 review
5.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Great food, great place to be!

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AP
Miami
1 review
4.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nos gustó bastante.
Muy buena atención. El mozo nos atendió excelente.

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Las Vegas
16 reviews
5.0Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale

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DB
Miami
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I am a regular patron at YOLO. This time it was way too loud.

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Miami
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a late night dinner with the wife. Arrived at 1030p seated promptly. It was very busy but our waiter was very attentive. We had the tuna appetizer which was excellent. Wife ordered the beef two way plate and I had the filet with Mac n cheese both plates were very good. Dessert was the berry cheesecake which was also a great recommendation from our server.

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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my hubbys birthday. Great good and excellent service .

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KV
Miami
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Location, food, ambience, service- everything deserves a 5 star rating. The branzino is spectacular. The also have a great WineList.

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Miami
12 reviews
2.0Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

My reservation was not recognized and I had to wait embarrassing me in front of a client

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