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YOLO

4.5
3011 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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

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Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Mon 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Tue - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM

What 3011 People Are Saying
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4.5
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always excellent service and the food is perfect every time. The appearance of the restaurant is very clean from the front door to the rest rooms. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone local or visiting. Great for business meetings and the bar seating is a good place to gather friends/ colleagues after work.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Took a valued client there for dinner (on the client's recommendation) and was very pleased with the experience. You have your choice of inside/outside seating. Crowd was upper scale and subdued. Great drinks, creative appetizers and something for everyone for dinner without having a crowded menu. The service was very good without being intrusive.
Definitely will go back and a definite positive recommendation.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was amazing . The staff was over the top attentive and everything we ordered was amazing. My wife ( who is not a cornbread fan) and I ordered the smoked cornbread. We both loved it!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service from Josh.
Very informative.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Went with friends before theater on a Saturday night. I have a bias against restaurants that charge for valet parking. Here it is $7.

Nothing looked appealing for entrees so I ordered two appetizers, Szechuan calamari who was good and the tuna toastada which was very good.

My wife ordered the Greek rotisserie chicken, which she thought was ok.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and drinks. Excellent service. Nice ambiance and convenient well run valet service. I highly recommend this restaurant for upscale dining.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time, the food was amazing, the service was very good, and the valet was timely. They also was accommodating to add two more guests to my reservation via phone call. Always a good time at YOLO cause well......you only live once right!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love Yolo -- always fun, good food, friendly servers & wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food and ambiance were great. The spinach dumplings were fantastic.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day experience was very nice. Good ambiance and the food was cooked delightfully I will be back

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was very hesitant about coming to this restaurant being that their menu was pretty limited for my picky tastebuds, but OMG the food was absolutely delicious and flavorful! We had the smoked cornbread to start and the presentation was fun and exciting. For our entree I had the special, which was the swordfish steak (blackened) with caramelized onion mash and my boyfriend had the rib sandwich with Mac and cheese! All of the food exceeded our expectations! Thank you again YOLO!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service and food were excellent. We made an early reservation to have dinner before going to the theater. The waiter was aware of our timeframe but didn't make us feel rushed. Overall a great meal and a wonderful beginning to an evening.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food and service were excellent.
My first time here, really enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

One of the most consistent restaurants in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Great food and service! We tried the corn dip for the first time and loved it.

The booths need some new seats but otherwise terrific.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Fabulous restaurant. Great menu. Great servers. Lovely manager. Beautiful dining room and nice eating outside. A favorite of ours.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I loved my time there, the greatest French toast I ever had !!! Will be back for more !!!!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The ONLY good thing ordered was the corn bread. Even that was offputting with the cloud of smoke that tried to choke me (I am asthmatic and it was awful). Beef skewers were god awful, the only thing worse than the beef was the sauce. The calamari was soggy. Overall awful and would not be back here for food.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We felt rushed by our waitress. She wasn’t very friendly. She kept coming to our table to take our plates even though we had food left on our plates.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Usually love YOLO, but food this time was not as good.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Nothing surprising about their menu and ambiance. Despite my reservation and the restaurant not being busy we were seated close to the bar, which was loud! I personally didn't like it but my friends were OK with it so we didn't ask for a different table.
Service was good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My husband and I were in Fort Lauderdale for a quick weekend trip. We were looking for some place to have a nice dinner and have a few drinks. Loved this place. The food was delicious. Recommend the szechaun calamari for an appetizer. Out of this world! Nice outdoor bar area. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I’m a regular and always enjoy the food and service. My fav is the chopped salad though the trout is terrific too!
Consistently good.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fantastic atmosphere and food! I went with a group of 6 ladies and we shared so got to taste more and everything was great!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I had the Grilled salmon on quinoa salad with a lovely glass of Chardonnay. Delicious and satisfying, but not too heavy. A perfect lunch before walking over to the Frank Stella retrospective at the NSU art museum, which was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Yolo makes the best salads! The compressed watermelon salad is great. Also the kale salad with shrimp was a winner. We followed the salads with the terrific ice cream sandwich with cinnamon cream drizzle. It was a great lunch outside. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Ok service. Food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Taylor was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food and service was great. The only issue, is the cocktails - the weren't too good. Next time I wouldn't order any of their special menu item drinks. Overall though, we had a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was absolutely delicious and we will be back and we will tell others about it!
Thank you so much!
Healthy and Positive,
Lisa

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Ordered glass of red wine. With a few drops left in glass, I found a fly (still alive) swimming in the wine. Manager did absolutely nothing but to offer me a new glass of wine. I refused so they took item off the bill. great food but lame reaction to this incident which should have never happened. At a minimum, they should have comp'd the meal. I would never go back again.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Double cut pork chop was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Favorite lunch spot in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. YOLO just never disappoints. I have been going there since it opened and just love YOLO for lunch. You never go there that you don't see friends and colleagues dining.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Sabrina was amazing at the bar, as always. The entire experience is first class in every way.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The crusted Atlantic Salmon was delicious. Beautifully cooked and seasoned. Drinks were good and service excellent. Wednesday nights is Ladies night and it is a happening scene.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Our first time here after taking the Brightline from West Palm Beach to visit the Art Museum, specifically the Frank Stella Exhibit. We were so impressed with YOLO, especially our food and our server. Also, the overall service was 5 Star. A must go to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Always a great place to eat. Love the food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Went for a late afternoon lunch. Everything was very good, service was good and ambiance is great. I have been here several times and have always enjoyed the experience.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was good, but service was terrible. Our first bad experience was the hostess who wouldn't bother to look us in the eye and then got annoyed when we asked for clarity on her directions to the restroom. Our server also also seemed bothered when we asked questions and would run off while we were talking. The busboy also would not stick around for any questions or requests. After we had agreed we'd leave them a less then average tip to teach them a lesson, we were shocked that the restaurant included 18%. That's probably the reason for treating the customers so poorly, they are getting paid well regardless of service. It's a real shame because the food is good and the location convenient, but we won't be going back and would definitely not recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

One of our favorite places to eat in Fort Lauderdale.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food great...but service was slow..slow...slow.

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