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About YOLO

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.

333 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Las Olas Blvd. & SE 4th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 523-1000

Website:
http://www.yolorestaurant.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Peter Boulukos

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

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
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Hot Spot (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Fun (33)
Romantic (31)
Business Meals (30)
People Watching (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Casual (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Cozy (19)
Late-night Find (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Live Music (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Hip place good specials and quick service in time to make our show Wicked

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

We went early, before a concert at the Broward Performing Arts Center. We told our server that we were in a bit of a hurry because we were going to a concert and she told us that because of the restaurant's partnership with the theater, we were each entitled to a free dessert which we could enjoy either immediately after our entrees or we could come back after the concert. Service was prompt, food was outstanding, and the desserts were a very nice bonus!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

A place to see and be seen where the cars lined up as you leave are all lambos and Bentley’s. Nice vibe out front with outdoor seating and some live tunes for our weeknight visit.

Food was good to great but mostly on the good side. Cornbread was delish and a nice portion, better for three or four. The touted calamari was tasty enough but the high breading to actual squid ratio caused quick burnout and a decent portion uneaten. Chopped salad was the star for us and the crab cakes were good with green apple slaw and ultra thin crispy fries.

Service was above average for our meal. Likely a return for drinks and apps outside but not a full business meal again.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was great!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food is very consistently good and broad range

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day celebration it was amazing.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Phenomenal!!. Will definitely return to YOLO. Josh our waiter was EVERYTHING ...Hospitality was to the "T". Great Job Josh....your service worth my visit . It was my first time at YOLO. Great place and atmosphere. Love...Love.👌👍

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food as usual. Loved their calamari. Server was cwry attentive. I believe they are a bit pricey so I woukd only go there for a special event like Valentine's Day or maybe a date.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

The portions are very minute. Paid $19 for tuna on 4 tiny chips. The prices are super inflated. Open table rated it $$ but it was more loke $$$$. I cannot recommend this place

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Have dined here with better experience. Had early reservation on 2/14/18 (5:45) before heading to theater so it was not very busy upon arrival and through most of dinner. Our server was inattentive and seemed upset to be serving us, the valet and hostess were more friendly. First martini was served warm. The calamari is of such low quality that it is drowned by a tomato sauce and spices. The portions are small (2 beef) and over priced. The atmosphere is very trendy and hip and I liked the décor.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner at YOLO. The food was amazing and our waiter was wonderful. Our drinks were delicious. We sat outside and it was a beautiful night. We will definitely come back for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Service, food and atmosphere was terrific. We had a great time.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience sitting outside. Great vibe.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful for lunch

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. We always bring our friends here when they visit Ft Laud

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

gOOD FOOD, GOOD VIBE AND ATMOSPHERE. great PEOPLE WATCHING

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

A vibrant bar scene, outdoors, with live music and a good crowd.
People seemed to make room for others and a fine place for a pre-dinner coktail.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

YOLO was a very good restaurant with exceptional service and an amazing meal.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding food with a unique menu. Salmon was amazing and perfectly prepared to my request. French fries are to die for. Highly. Recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Come on Tuesday 50% off wine great value

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Let's start with Josh, our waiter...he was the crème de la crème. His knowledge of the menu and meal recommendations were spot on. A must have is the smoked corn bread and rib eye beef skewers to start; and my favorite entrée on the menu was the beef two ways. The food presentation was also a hit.

We visited on a weekday, so it was quiet and great for the special occasion we were celebrating. YOLO is an exceptional restaurant I would recommend you visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing! The crab cakes alone are worth the visit! SO good!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Calamari is exceptional

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Reunion with college friends

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great atmosphere. Very lively and fun. Food was really good, not too many options though. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been to YOLO before, and was impressed with the large booth tables, the view into the chef's area, and the romantic ambiance of the dining area. So, when it came to selecting a place to celebrate my wife's birthday, I wanted to be sure I would get great meal options and service that would make a memorable evening. YOLO has never disappointed us. The only drawback is the noise level coming from the bar crowd, but that, in a strange way, has its appeal, too.
I would recommend YOLO for any group party, or couples' special occasion. Valet parking is $7 up front, which was a surprise, but still a good value for a Las Olas premium locale. It would be better to pay for parking on departure, in my opinion. All in all, a great choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a really good time on our girls trip. And we come again on our next trip to Florida.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and even better staff. Beautiful location and atmosphere. Highly recommend this place.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food, but really need to add VEGAN options. There was next to NONE. But very good food, the best skinny fries in the world. Had a great time with friends. : )

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our second time dining in the last 2 years before a show at Au Rene theater.
A Great menu with creative variety of choices and excellent wait staff.
The Smoked Corn bread is delicious!
I enjoyed a very fresh and simply prepared Mahi Mahi with roasted carrots and parsnips, my husband enjoyed the steak. Both entrees were cooked perfectly.
For dessert we shared the coconut cream and banana pie with chunks of banana, absolutely delicious and topped with caramel and nuts. Our bill with appetizer, entrees, drinks and dessert with 2 cappuccinos was $133 and we’ll worth it :) I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great night with great food with a hip vibe.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love the grilled artichokes! Food is always great and service is perfect. Gets very busy with “young professionals” after work. Outside area is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Service at YOLO was fantastic! Engaged but certainly not over the top. They were also able to adjust to our recommendation to move tables without a problem, very accomodating. Food we great, atmosphere was energetic yet still able to have conversation. Overall great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Have been to YOLO on several occasions. This was my first bad experience here. The waitress seemed overwhelmed and not on her game. Our first round of drinks for party of 5 came out in shifts. Service was slow and an automatic gratuity was added to our bill. The food was good but ambiance lacking.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was amazing. Staff was friendly and the food came out in a timely manner.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Visiting Lauderdale on vacation with friends, we chose YOLO on a recommendation. Food was great, crab cakes, filet, and a pasta dish. Everyone raved about the taste and presentation. The only issue we had was an inattentive waitress. Had to find another waitress to retrieve our check. Would most definitely give YOLO another visit.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous venue. Always a pleasurable experience dining there. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was initially disappointed with the limited brunch menu, but my eggs Benedict was great! They need to have more than one omelette offering!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went with friends who had not been there
We all loved it
The menu had changed as well as the wine
Everything was great
Wish they would ad a fish and chicken sandwich

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We attended a performance at the Broward Center for the performing Arts and needed a late night find to eat on a Wednesday. This was a great choice and close by.

Tags: Late-night Find
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