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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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Hot Spot (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
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People Watching (30)
Special Occasion (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Casual (24)
Fun (24)
Business Meals (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Happy Hour (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Romantic (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Live Music (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our server Taylor was outstanding

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·Dined 3 days ago

Brioche French toast was extraordinary! The entire group loved it

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice place, to celebrate with friends and date

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant

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vip
·Dined 5 days ago

Great. Love this place and our waitress Susan.

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vip
·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The service was exceptional. The food and drinks were very good. We were seated in the back, but it is much quieter there and good for conversation.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Hot Spot
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vip
·Dined on November 13, 2017

YOLO never disappoints. It is very hip, always busy, fun and the food is consistent and high quality. If you're looking for a fun place in Ft. Lauderdale on the hip Los Olas Ave. this is always a great choice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very disappointed
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)
Cappuccino muddy
Service poor
Nice atmosphere
Prime location

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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vip
·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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vip
·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place to eat and relax. Great service and delicious food and drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic food. Not a huge menu, but really well done.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. Great choice after a show.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice place

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vip
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great. Came from
Boca

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vip
·Dined on November 7, 2017

we dined before a show - were seated promptly with great service and excellent food - the crab cakes were great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

When we arrived to YOLO at 7 pm 5 november there was dark inside and a note in the window saying that they were closed at 5 novemeber.
So we had to walk home again and my friends was not pleased with me.
Best regards
Anders Ahlström

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nothing came out hot. Everything was warm including the artichoke and the calamari. It was still good but would have been better had it been hot.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent experience and food was very good
Service was very good; excellent plus!!!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place, love the ambiance, indoor and outdoor

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was our 22 year Anniversary when I made the reservation I stated that. No acknowledgement what so ever! Sad

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vip
·Dined on October 29, 2017

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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food , great drinks , great time , it was our first time there and we will go back too

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding service and good, though plate portions are small for the price. Other than that, party of 6 were all pleased with the Restyrant and after dinner bar hangout.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The waitresses were dressed for Halloween... I could barely pay attention to the food I was ordering and eating. Seriously though... great food. Get there early so you don’t have to deal with the people trying to show off. I’d recommend it to anyone who doesn’t mine spending the money on a great meal.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I had a great experience at YOLO. The ambiance was wonderful , the food was amazing and their serving staff were on point . Out of 10 I give YOLO a 11 .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Last night we returned to one of our favorite restaurants. One, unfortunately, we don’t get to enough.
We were graciously greeted by the hostess who had us promptly seated.
Our server, Ana, was so very pleasant and immediately offered us a cocktail and water while we looked over the menu.
The easiest choice you’ll have at Yolo is the Szechuan Calamari for a starter, it’s delicious – a little spicy and, oh, so tasty.
For our entrees I order the Branzino – cooked perfectly with Mediterranean flavors - olives, caper berries, tomatoes, and peppers – in a word, it was delicious.
My partner was less fortunate, he ordered the Pork Chop – in a word, inedible. Sadly, it was so tough he could hardly cut it.
But the story doesn’t end here………
When Ana returned to the table noticing he hadn’t eaten but a few bites she unhesitatingly said there would be no charge for that entrée, offered him any other choice he wanted, and was most apologetic. He ordered the Filet Mignon, a tender piece of meat perfectly cooked to the right temperature. Honestly we dine out at least twice a week, the way Yolo handled this situation was so incredibly nice, this should be the poster restaurant for correctness. I cannot tell you how impressed we were with their attitude. Oh, by the way, at some point the manager came over, totally informed about what had happened, and spoke at length about how it might have occurred and, again, how sorry they were about it.
Yolo sets the bar for how a restaurant should handle their customers.
For Food, Service, and Customer Care Yolo is A++.
I straight out recommend it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
·Dined on October 26, 2017

Landed in Ft. Lauderdale and needed to find a nearby place for dinner. Yolo was excellent. Great service, good food, fun atmosphere. We loved it!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Overall it was a nice night and my finance had a good time. The offered a complimentary desert for him since it was his birthday. In my professional opinion the menu was very 7 years ago and the portions were ridiculously small and over priced and the macaroni and cheese side really wasn't that good and didn't warrant to be on a $35 dish. That was quite disappointing. A little outdated to be a "see and be seen" kind of place on Las Olas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on October 24, 2017

Yolo was great as usual. Two in our party ordered the Caesar salad with shrimp on top and it was less than stellar. Other than that the service was outstanding and the rest of the food was terrific

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vip
·Dined on October 23, 2017

This restaurant had a lot of atmosphere and was just the right level of busy for a fun date night or a group. The waitress was informative and responsive. The food was very tasty and the menu offered some unique options. If you want o grab a drink before or after dinner, the outdoor bar area is great too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Appetizers were Delicious! Don't miss the Fried Calamari! Dinner was good but I must have missed that the Branzino was cooked with a woody flavor. Terrific service! Noticed a lively bar scene. Definitely a place to check out when you are on Las Olas .

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was an amazing experience. The food was delicious and the service by Joel was exceptional!! Will definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Choosing entres that are were in 30-40$ range and then having the sides 86'd was unfortunate. Dining has to remain a special time to really study a menu and then craft a personalized meal. When "truth in advertising" becomes an issue in the kitchen, (sometimes it can be a good surprise) it can lower the overall dining experience.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife is hot!!!!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food- well seasoned and interesting.
Cocktails a bit light on alcohol.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

food & service were great. good menu choices. happening scene. nice surroundings. indoor & outdoor seating. great wine deals on Tues. nights 50% off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual
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