YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
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237 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
YOLO offers American cuisine in a casual setting. We believe in fresh healthy food, whatever your in the mood for we can offer it. Saturday and Sunday we are open for brunch at 11:30a.m. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner, appetizers or drinks because remember You Only Live Once.
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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. They never hassle or hurry which is huge. Love it & highly recommended!

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you PatriciaC for your kind words! We take pride in trying to do our best to make your experience pleasurable and there is nothing better than hearing that you did! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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LD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rick (begins the bar) is always smiling and friendly.

BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for Restaurant Week and was not disappointed. Our server was attentive but unobtrusive. The food was spot on. What might have been a routine chicken dish was scrumptious. The ambiance skews modern, and the noise level does increase with more diners. Overall everything came together for a wonderful meal with friends.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Barabars for the kind words, it means a lot to us! We are glad we made your experience enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you here sometime in the near future! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We went for restaurant week. Food was awesome. We will go back

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Maryc, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We do our best to ensure the quality of our food and we are happy it shows! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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S
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The only drawback to our dining experience was that the pumpkin seeds in the pumpkin risotto were to hard to eat. I had to pick them out and push them to the side.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Sissy for your honest review. We always try to better ourselves and your point is taken to heart. Hope to see you back soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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AC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the Restaurant Week $20.19 menu (each): person 1 autumn salad - good, pumpkin risotto - very good; person 2: sweet potato croquettes - very good, and pork roast - OK. I would recommend this restaurant - it is a little pricey.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you AllenC for taking the time out to write a review, We appreciate you saying that you would recommend the restaurant to others! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week specials, it was pretty good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very pleasant and professional service. I loved the atmosphere too.

SF
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding

J
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time ever going, literally everything was amazing. It was our anniversary and the waitress made it beyond super special! Can’t wait to go back!

PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun dinner on the patio with friends...Tuesday is bring your own wine, had fun with that!

ML
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes we get stuck in a restaurant rut. The same places come to mind. I went on opentable to search new places and Yolo came up! great selection,tasty food, and nice atmosphere.

JC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service. Owner was there to greet us as well.u

PZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch! Everyone loved their meals and service was superb!!

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, but on the pricey side! The noise level is moderate.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at the table enjoyed their entrees and atmosphere! The grapefruit martini was delicious! Our waitress Sally was really great as well! We will be back!

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOLO is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. You can always get excellent food and service.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. Would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! The Neptune salmon was very good, and reasonably priced! Would highly recommend.

RW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and Ashley is a outstanding server and wonderful person.

TW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good with different twists on the average. The staff was wonderful.

TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Yolo has never disappointed me for dinner and brunch was no exception. Eggs Benedict was fantastic. Service was well timed and friendly. Server did check back for dessert no offer to refill drinks however.

r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good, service good, enjoyed it!

MI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Used to go often to Salvatore's Delavan, but cooks or management has changed over the last year, and the food is terrible, found YOLO"s as a great alternative, great bar and atmosphere, food is outstanding, and this is consistent. It's reasonable as far as price is concerned. would highly recommend!

NA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice comfortable atmosphere, good menu choices, good service

SB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great overall. I think they should get some tips on calamari, the one in los olas Florida was delicious. We actually came there for the calamari thinking it was the same and was disappointed. The entree, and desserts were delicious though.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebrations

SB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was of good quality. Service lacked. Appitizers were brought out two at a time, a few minutes apart.
Dinners were then brought out two at a time, several minutes apart. Awkward.
One of the dinners was served on a plate that had 3 or 4 chips on the rim. Once the glaze is gone, that becomes the perfect breeding surface for bacteria.
I had requested a San Pellegrino between courses, amd had to ask again when dinners arrived.

KW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried for restaurant week. Loved it!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The appetizers were very good not much flavor, could not have been 4 oz. before cooking.

PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food - very good bourbon smoked drinks. Server & bartender very friendly & attentive

OT
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went to restaurant during restaurant week. Had a scallops appetizer, the scallops were outstanding! The entree was filet medallions Diane. The topping was delicious the filet was cooked medium it was the right temperature but it was very poor quality beef, it was chewy and stringy.

RI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have dined at Yolo a number of times and always find it enjoyable. It is currently Local Restaurant Week and they had a nice selection of specials that included an appetizer for $20.19 which we didn't know about when we made the booking . All in our party ordered the twin 4 oz. Filet Mignon and paired with the Swiss Chard, Meatball or Scallops appetizer. Food was very good. Temperature was overdone a bit on a few of the filets but that is often the case when dealing with 4 oz portion. Had a nice meal at a great price.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was pleasant and enjoyable. The hostess who seated us offered a corner table upon request. Our server was a little brusque...but was hospitable enough. Menu was diverse and the risotto was very tasty.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in a while. Was extremely impressed with everything. The food was absolutely delicious. I have already recommended it to several people!

SS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

This was a first time visit for most of our group. When we arrived we were seated in an area with a cold draft and we were only given one tiny loaf of bread for six people which created a negative feeling.....Upon asking the waitress did bring us a second loaf.and the food was delicious! ...turned out to be a fun evening and our waitress was very attentive

DP
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, all staff was attentive and awesome considering how busy it was. Can’t wait to come again!!

M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice bar. Great food and service. Easy parking. A neighborhood gem!

MK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at YOLO. We made reservations for 615, and were pretty suprised how empty it was when we got there, but by 7pm it was a full house. Excellent service, great food and fun atmosphere. We felt like it was a little expensive for the serving size, but worth it for the quality and taste! We cant wait to go back!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can always expect great food, drinks and service!