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YOLO

4.5
2879 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
What 2879 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Feliks (Montreal)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Place to be ! Food consistent and always fresh! Always great!!!

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themodfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I got the swordfish special which I wasn’t too impressed with. The Mac and cheese and beef skewers app were amazing! The best braised short ribs I’ve had have been from here but they’re not always on the menu. I always go to this spot when I’m in South Florida, definitely still a favorite!

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vipindustryperson (Miami)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant is busy most nights and as this was a Tuesday it was quite full. Server was attendant and had suggestions at each step. Crab cakes were too soft to the point that they were 'soggy' at the most inside portion. The Branzino was well prepared and nicely seasoned.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great, except for the party seated next to us who let their dog stand on the table and lick the plates clean. Wait staff didn't seem to mind. I guess they were out of doggie bags...

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LouisMarie (Miami)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Saturday evening reservation. Avocado salad was decent, and skirt steak was tender and flavorful (cooked medium rare). The server seemed a bit new/ inexperienced, but service was decent/ good. The bar did not have Wild Turkey 101 or Rittenhouse rye, had Knob Creek instead. Decent value, though portion sizes tend to be small. Food, service, and ambiance were good over-all.

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vipDrew (Miami)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

YOLO continues to be our go-to place on Las Olas for business lunches or casual dinners with friends when they’re visiting me in South Florida.

Our dinner this visit included escarole and chicken soup, grilled artichokes, beet salad for starters, and Branzino, crab cakes and skirt steak for main courses. Everything was delicious. Sebastian was our server and he did a great job, was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Most of the wines offered are also served by the glass so it’s easy for everyone to drink exactly what they want.

We continue to be very pleased by the courteous service professionals, vibrant bar area inside and outside, and very reliable food selections and daily specials.

Easy valet parking available is a big plus, but there are plenty of garages close by and limited street parking.

Highly recommend grilled artichokes, pepper poppers to start, beet salad, and Branzino.

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vipRominaC (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food! Great place! I will recommend it, for sure!

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JohnC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Yolo is the best! Great place to have a nice dinner with a good vibe from the people that frequent this establishment. The prime rib was off the hook! I loved it!

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vipGESReviewer (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I was very disappointed in my most recent visit to Yolo. Over the past several years Yolo was always a "go to" great restaurant. Typically I have enjoyed the "chef's special fish preparation". On my most recent visit the chef's special preparation was Mahi Mahi prepared with a lemon butter, salt and pepper. I thought this was a very lazy preparation... I mean seriously, I could have done that at home?! Obviously they'll recently changed chefs and the new one doesn't have any imagination. I did have the special and I can honestly say it was at best "unimpressive". I will not continue to recommend this restaurant to my friends who are visiting Ft. Lauderdale.

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Whoknows (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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vipRick (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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vipGulfCoastGuy (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was great!

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andreae (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food is very consistently good and broad range

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine’s Day celebration it was amazing.

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JenniferM (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.👌👍

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David (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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Spcinca (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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BridgetM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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Barb (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great experience sitting outside. Great vibe.

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vipkj1234 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful for lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vipYummyinmytummy (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

gOOD FOOD, GOOD VIBE AND ATMOSPHERE. great PEOPLE WATCHING

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FredR 
4.0  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.

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MJMo (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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vipSummer (Miami)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Come on Tuesday 50% off wine great value

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Dining4Indulgence (Miami)
5.0  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.

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