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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.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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
Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
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
The only bummer about the restaurant was the service they use for valet parking. We had to wait for 20 minutes for our car...outrageous! The restaurant itself was outstanding from the appetizers to entrees. Anthony, our waiter, was attentive and offered some great recommendations from the menu.
The service was terrible. The hostess screwed up my reservation and I had to wait an hour and a half with my party to be seated. The atmosphere was one of pretentiousness and delusions of grandeur where the extreme bourgeoisie will feel at home. The food was just OK, nothing exceptional and definitely not worth the hour and a half wait. Although friendly, the server was not attentive.
I've heard so much about YOLO that I finally made it. We were a group of 8 people and we had a good time. The ambiance is nice, service was good (very "By the book" which I don't like that much but it works for restaurant management) and food quality and portion sizes were good. It's a little overpriced compared with other similar restaurants in the area, but if you're smart by the time of ordering, you won't pay a crazy check. Wine list is just OK but prices are really good.
It’s always hit or miss with the food here for some reason. My last experience was amazing, and I loved the turkey burger so much that I wanted to order it again. This time it was burnt (totally black on both sides and halfway throughout), and I had to send it back. When the manager brought over a newly cooked meal (which took over 15 minutes and my entire party was already finished with their meals), he didn’t even apologize for the inconvenience or ask me how the newly cooked burger was cooked. He simply dropped the burger off and said “sorry for your wait” and walked away. Not good customer service at all. We all were shocked.
Artichoke was tasteless, just charred and oily
Corn dip was fair
Salad with chicken was good
Greek Chicken dish very small ( Big Fat Greek 100 X better)
Wine pour ridiculously small (3 glasses)
We wanted a great place for brunch. We considered the usual, and decided to try something else, YOLO came to mind. Previously, I have only had dinners their and figured I would give it a whirl! It was fabulous!!!! There were four people who were equally pleased with all four dishes. You’ve got to try the grits!!!
So I came in over this past weekend for my birthday and we started out the night right. I was a party of six waiting for my other party members to come join us, and since we didn’t order food fast enough we were rushed out by the waitress saying, “this area is only for diners.” I even left my birthday card.
Great restaurant - great food - excellent ambiance.
I sometimes am disturbed at some restaurants about slow service. In this case, however, the service was quick and super efficient - so much so that I felt rushed and pushed by he waiter. I had the feeling they were pressing me to wrap up my dinner in order to turn the table over to the next patron. Not a huge problem, but worth mentioning.
First time to YOLO, in town & in search of a breakfast spot with mimosas. Did a simple google search & decided to go with YOLO......excellent selection! We sat on the patio which offered a nice ambiance. Boyfriend & i Enjoyed our entrees, (short rib omelette and shrimp & grits. We opted for the bottomless mimosa which didnt disappoint. Our server was very attentive, unfortunately we forgot her name
Had brunch at YOLO. This place is really a happening place at night, but not so much for brunch. Many other places on Las Olas very high energy, but not here. Breakfast food for brunch was over cooked; should have sent back but didn’t. I recommend YOLO at night, but not for brunch
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