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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
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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
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Hot Spot (29)
People Watching (27)
Fun (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Business Meals (23)
Casual (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Live Music (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined a day ago

The only bummer about the restaurant was the service they use for valet parking. We had to wait for 20 minutes for our car...outrageous! The restaurant itself was outstanding from the appetizers to entrees. Anthony, our waiter, was attentive and offered some great recommendations from the menu.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect place to celebrate a milestone birthday on Las Olas and walk to the Winterfest Boat Parade. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The watermelon compressed salad was a rather small portion, but delicious. The YOLO burger is one of the best I’ve ever tasted

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was terrible. The hostess screwed up my reservation and I had to wait an hour and a half with my party to be seated. The atmosphere was one of pretentiousness and delusions of grandeur where the extreme bourgeoisie will feel at home. The food was just OK, nothing exceptional and definitely not worth the hour and a half wait. Although friendly, the server was not attentive.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Love YOLO in downtown Fort Lauderdale. We had a variety of dishes and all were just wonderful. The burger bun is delicious, perfectly toasted and buttery tasting. Gran Forno, a local Italian deli and bakery, provides the buns. The grilled artichoke appetizer is worth the effort.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Going back for roasted artichokes and fresh catch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

GREAT ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE, WAS MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY, FOOD & WINE WAS ENJOYABLE. .WILL DO IT AGAIN SOON. LOVED THE INDOOR SEATING, BUT
WILL TRY OUTDOOR NEXT TIME.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always loved YOLO but was very disappointed they changed the menu so much.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good atmosphere and very pleased to have outside table. Food very tasty and reasonable value.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Best vege burger I've ever hard. I highly recommend it, even to people who eat regular burgers.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The grilled artichokes were fantastic. Had the Crab cakes and my wife had the steak and Braised Short Ribs. Both dishes were fantastic.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I've heard so much about YOLO that I finally made it. We were a group of 8 people and we had a good time. The ambiance is nice, service was good (very "By the book" which I don't like that much but it works for restaurant management) and food quality and portion sizes were good. It's a little overpriced compared with other similar restaurants in the area, but if you're smart by the time of ordering, you won't pay a crazy check. Wine list is just OK but prices are really good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

If you have not been to YOLO's you have to go. Remember that we/ You Only Live Once.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice👍🏼 salmon and prime rib sandwich were both tasty and fresh. Nice crowd not loud college kids😜

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome ambiance and excellent service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice ambient for drinks and share a bite. Also it is pet friendly.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our server Taylor was outstanding

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brioche French toast was extraordinary! The entire group loved it

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very nice place, to celebrate with friends and date

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great. Love this place and our waitress Susan.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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
 (Miami)·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
 (Miami)·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
 (Miami)·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
 (Miami)·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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 (Miami)·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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. Great choice after a show.

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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice place

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great. Came from
Boca

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vip
 (Miami)·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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 (Washington DC)·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
 (Miami)·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
 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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 (Miami)·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
 (Miami)·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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