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YOLO

4.5
2960 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

A special brunch on a special day! Make your reservations & celebrate Mom. Menu is á la carte. Bottomless table side Bloody Marys or Mimosas $20 or Premium Mimosas $40

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2960 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious we will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was great and the ambiance was really nice but the staff was awful. The only saving grace was our server, Joey. Without him, we would have been very disappointed with our entire experience. Right when we walked in, the hostess was unenthusiastic and the rest of the staff followed the same type of attitude. No smiles and barely a greeting. The manager of this restaurant was the worst. She was very cold and did not even care to ask how our experience was. All she cared about was why we were taking pictures inside the restaurant. We like to take pictures anywhere we go on our trip, so naturally, that's what we did. After I gave her my "explanation" (I felt like I was being interrogated), she left and went back to chatting with the bartender. Worst experience in Ft. Lauderdale and will not recommend this place at all.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great option before the theater! The food is always excellent as is the service and we are never late! Our go to for theater nights!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a great evening at YOLO. Lively crowd, but not overwhelmingly loud. Food and service were wonderful. Sure wish they had the Salmon burger on their dinner menu.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Not our first visit. We like the energy at YOLO, which was a bit down on a Tuesday night, but it was lively enough, and we found it easier to converse at our table. The food, as always, was well-seasoned, cooked as requested, and delicious. The fried calamari is still the best we've had. My salmon was perfectly cooked, my spouse's very large pork chop was cooked just as he liked it, and our friends loved their dishes (salmon/crab cakes) as well. The chocolate chip bread pudding was a big hit. (And how could it NOT be?) We will be back. It's a good place to celebrate a special event with people you love. In this case, an anniversary.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Brunch with family was a great experience

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was not great and food was fair. Prices were high for what you get, would not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great experience all around

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice Easter Sunday experience

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very disappointed. Food was just average. Server did not pay attention to detail. There are so many other restaurants in Fort Lauderdale that are far better.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good ambience Below average food for high end pricing

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

In Fort Lauderdale leaving for a cruise and tried YOLO. Everything was fantastic! Our server, Joshua, provided just the right amount of attention. I’d recommend the crab cakes, they were great. Since we are going to stay in Fort Lauderdale for a couple of days after our cruise, YOLO was so good, we’re going back!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Say outside but in back where it was quieter. Nice atmosphere. Solid food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Full of flavor. Service was great. Setting was very pleasent. Pricey... but you only live once!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great experience, delicious food definitely do it again 👍👍👍

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent, nothing else needed to say!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great outdoor lunch spot

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great ambiance and Food was delicious. You can't go wrong with the Grilled Pork Chop.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Friends were in from out of town. YOLO is always a reliable place for good food and a fun atmosphere where we can hear each other talk.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Some of the best Crab Cakes I've ever had. Short but good wine list.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

YOLO is my go to Sunday brunch spot for springtime. Weather is perfect. Menu has great options. Servers always friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place for dinner! Highly recommended. So happy we tried it.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Yolo had excellent food and great service. Server was willing to assist us with special requests and made great recommendations. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious food and cocktails! One of my favorite spots on Las Olas!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a blast as well as a wonderful dinner! I live in Ohio and I will think about the artichokes till we come back!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always consistent.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were six of us on a Friday night. The food was great and the service was amazing!
We shared the shishito peppers and calamari. Two of us had the octopus salad, one had the filet, another had a hamburger, one had a prime rib sandwich, and one had the prime rib special. We shared desserts. Everyone loved their food and the cocktails ... and my daughter is very picky about her cocktails!
It was a perfect night!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

A delightful, comfortable place to visit with friends and have a great meal

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food selection and options.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Super fun. Great live muscu

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I ordered the burger and it was very good but a little too well done for my taste. The restaurant is very nice but a little loud. The service was good. I recommend this restaurant for a nice casual meal.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always wonderful dining at YOLO. Was a first time for my three girlfriends and they loved it

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delicious food and wonderful service

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great as always. Celebrated a 31 st birthday!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our second time to Yolo. It wowed me the first time but this time, not so much. I made a reservation and specified that it was for my wife's 30th birthday. When we arrived we stood at the hostess stand for awhile, when they finally returned, I mentioned that I had a reservation, the hostess only said "follow me" and sat us right next to the front door. Okay, fine.... we ordered drinks which did not come out until well after the appetizers. I'm not sure if the hostess did not tell the server about the birthday occasion but it was a standard meal, nothing written on a dessert plate or anything. Honestly I was disappointed. It wasn't to the point where I would never come back but I would never do another occasion here again. I feel that they really missed the mark. The food was good, not the best I've ever had by far, but it was enjoyable. Prices were standard among similar restaurants on Las Olas, food quality was the same. The experience and communication really needs work to make it a special place again, at least in my mind.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I always enjoy a meal here and every guest I have brought along says the same. I have eaten and YOLO dozens of times over the years, the food is always tasty and the menu changes every now and then so you don't have to eat the same thing over and over. The service is usually very professional and attentive, but tonight the server was a bit confused. The outdoor patio is a great option on a beautiful evening, with the front being very lively and the "back patio" a quiet spot for conversation with your companions. The inside is very vibrant with a high noise level, which adds to the fun if you are in that mood.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service was great! The entire staff was polite and friendly.
We sat outside which was romantic yet not boring!
Wine list was good, didn’t seem overpriced.
Easy to get to from all the beach hotels.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great spot in heart of FLL ... Great food had the streak and potatoes was spot on .
Also loves all the apps ... corn bread was amazing

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

No one acknowledged that we reserved this for a birthday. Our waiter was slow and kept us waiting for drinks the entire afternoon also forgot to put in our appetizer which tasted terrible by the time it made it out. We spent a lot of money on brunch to have terrible service and no one to even care we were trying to celebrate. Would rather go to OB house.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

YOLO has a very nice atmosphere, the staff is friendly and the food is good. We had the calamari which was crispy and had a nice zing. We also had the grouper over beans. It was tasty and wasn't smothered in a heavy, fattening sauce. Nice! Caitlin, our server, was very accommodating as we wanted to split a few things among the 4 of us. The valet parking is a huge plus!

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