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Dining Room - YOLO, Fort Lauderdale, FL

YOLO

4.5
4.5
4344 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Booked 52 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 523-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Martin Verano

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

  • Parking details

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

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 4,344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    American

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Most Booked

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  1. JL

    JohnL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Old menu was much better.

  2. JR

    JackieR73

    Miami

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    I loved the look of YOLO; other than that, it really didnt wow me and I dont see a return visit. The drinks were good (we ordered the Las Olas 75 and the smokey rye). My hubby ordered the wagyu churrasco (which came to the table before my branzino because the server said he was told to bring it out rather than let it get cold). They were both decent but not something that I would rave about to friends. The avocado salad was a huge disappointment. We hardly saw avocados (roughly 3 chopped up pieces at the bottom); the dukkah was such a light sprinkle that you had to really look to find it, same for the fennel (I think we got 2 small pieces) and mango?? No clue where that vinaigrette was in that salad. The coconut brulee was good but again, nothing to really talk about.

  3. G

    Guest

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The food was so bad. We ordered 4 appetizers for the table, and all decided to quit while we were ahead and not even order entrees. What a disappointment.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ple and place

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We needed to expand my reservation by 2 and we were accomodated. Susanna was the waitress and was awesome. Food was excellent abd timely. All of us loved YOLO atmosphere outside and we will return.

  6. DA

    DAngelos

    Fort Lauderdale

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Our waiter was new, and still learning, so he has promise. Food was exceptional. Love the deconstructed tiramisu!!

  7. F

    Foodman

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Valet service is always a great way to start off the evening, especially in an area where parking is always a challenge. We were escorted to our table immediately and our drink order taken. We selected several appetizers and they came out pretty quickly. The calamari was exceptional. We also loved the salmon tartare tacos and the octopus in embers. We finished off our meal with the Italian chopped salad and the mushroom flatbread. It was more than enough food for 4 people and we found it very satisfying. The staff was attentive and it was great people watching. Will definitely come back again.

  8. JK

    JenniferK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great for group setting. Waiter was outstanding and attentive

  9. DV

    DanielV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my girlfriend and now fiance to dinner at Yolo for our six year anniversary. We had an amazing time, the food was great and they even gave us a free dessert for our celebration. We will definitely be returning.

  10. T

    Trd1

    West Palm Beach

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had a nice booth. Good for business meeting. Food was very good.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    2nd time at Yolo. Definitely a cool place I would recommend to anyone. No real complaints

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Right in the middle of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Great vibes!

  13. SP

    ShamimP

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Outdoor seating is very nice. Service during happy hours was so so but the person who waited on us during dinner was friendly and attentive Menu has good variety of items.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    A little overpriced for a casual “drinks and plates” it was nice, it would be great for a first date. Good vibes, some of the food items are hit or miss. Espresso martini was great, tiramisu had a lemon mascarpone? Interesting and would avoid the tiramisu next time.

  15. AF

    AmandaF

    Fort Lauderdale

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great Mother’s Day meal! Loved the artichokes And kale salad. Simply grilled trout was spot on. Def go back to Yolo

  16. TT

    TalibanTee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my birthday weekend dinner with my boyfriend and we had a great time! Food was amazing and for the amount of people the wait wasn’t long at all! I highly recommend

  17. SS

    SuzanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant. Good was amazing. A total dining experience. Very hip!

  18. K

    Kims

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Strip steak was delicious.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Bronzino was excellent with the brown butter, mushrooms and peas. It was the best prepared Bronzino I have had at a restaurant —very tasty and moist. The. Churrasco,, which my husband ordered was a little tough. We don’t think we would order that again.

  20. ER

    EileenR1

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    I had driven past YOLO a little earlier and it look like a nice spot for dinner. Especially for outside dining. But when we got there —there was a DJ mixing outside ( it was a Thursday)-& it was kind of clubby. Very loud on patio so had to opt for inside. Food was OK. But we are from Atlanta and spoiled with many amazing restaurants. The decor, lighting and design of the interior restaurant is very pretty and service was actually excellent. It was nice but I don’t think I’d go back. But try it once for sure & decide! Chow!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Really good food. Sides a on the small side. Very comoftable out door seating. Music a little loud.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Wasn’t a great meal. Very average. The carrots were just carrots over a buttery sauce with random blots of hummus. The steak tartare was good, but the bread it was on was very hard. The shrimp appetizer was pretty good, but you could tell it was a pre made frozen shrimp. Not worth the price

  23. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Beautiful trendy place, great food. We had a great time.

  24. A

    Amsner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great option for a girls night out. We had a lovely dinner and fun drinks then made our way to the bar/club which was just enough of a "club" that we danced and enjoyed without the serious club vibe! I would recommend it!

  25. DA

    DAngelos

    Fort Lauderdale

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent brunch. Service was great.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    I enjoyed the vibe of Yolo but I don’t know if I’ll be back, our experience could have been better. Our was waiter Jake was new and did an awesome job but my friend lost her ID and even though she had a picture of her ID in her phone they would not accept it. We then asked to speak to a manager who also told us that she could no accept the picture, which is understandable if that is the policy. However I found a problem when I watched other seasoned waiters and waitresses serve their customers drinks all night and they did not ID any of them. This was really annoying because it was clear that the only reason that she could order a drink was because we got stuck with the new guy. Also the shrimp and calamari were really good but as a pasta lover my Garganelli Alla Vodka was not. I’m so happy Rooftop was able to accept her picture ID because we had a great time there!!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome restaurant our waitress was nice and helped us pick out our meal for the night. Food was perfect 10 out 10.

  28. C

    Catherine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food was pretty good, on par for this type of restaurant. The calamari was by far the best thing I ordered. The service was great, our waitress was very attentive. Noise level was as expected for a lounge type of restaurant

  29. CH

    CoryH

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time to Yolo since it reopened - went for lunch and sat out on the patio. The service was exceptional, the food perfect and the atmosphere private and enjoyable. Would highly recommend Yolo for either lunch or dinner.

  30. c

    claudiaj

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional. I will definitely dine at Yolo whenever I’m visiting the Ft. Lauderdale area. Service was a perfect mix between not being intrusive and being responsive. We also appreciated the honesty on recommendations by our waiter.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely experience

  32. ME

    MELLS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excel meal with good friends. Excellent music in background.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Everything was awesome, server was over loaded with tables so you’ve gotta be patient.. but overall very nice place

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice restaurant but the music is so loud you can’t hear yourself talk. I can understand that for nighttime but lunch???

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for brunch and had a great time!

  36. MY

    MichaelY

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall. the food was excellent. The Angry shrimp was flavorful. The trout was tender and moist. The dessert tree was a nice touch and very tasty/ The DJ skipped around a but was good overall.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was good. We had the flat margarita bread as appetizer and I absolutely loved it, the cheese was great. The main plates were ok nothing too crazy. The ambiance is nice inside, outside can get really loud, so it’s up to you. However the restrooms were terrible packed because it’s only one restroom for both side the restaurant and the lounge. I had to go to another restaurant to use the restroom as the line was pretty long. Overall ok :)

  38. D

    Diningreview

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was great, as was the food and the decor.

  39. TC

    TinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was immaculate and food was delicious. Kyle our server was oustanding.

  40. CH

    ChannelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food and music were great. The staff were very kind and helpful which is great because this was our first time going there. I would definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

YOLO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 523-1000.

YOLO is rated 4.5 stars by 4344 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 52 times today
Google Map for YOLO

333 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Martin Verano

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 523-1000

  • 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

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