YOLO

4.5
4205 reviews
$30 and under
American

About

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4205 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KittyH
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

my daughters birthday -the food was good but our poor waitress was very forgetful-items we ordered never received-long wait to get drinks -claims she didn’t see on reservation that it was special occasion -we were charged for food we never got. this used to be a vibrant hot spot -would appear restaurant is on its way out-sad -great location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never return nor recommend this place. Regardless of having at least 5 tables open, we waited a good 7 mins. To be seated because they had to clean “our table”. OK.
Calamari? Ran out. Octopus? Ran out.
Let’s move on: wine glass. We were served a light pour, our server took it back and returned with the exact same glass untouched. Literally had to go to the bar ourselves, and what do you know?! They had to open a brand new bottle, so they were just too lazy to have done that initially to serve us well.
Ordered the grilled branzino, which is $34, and it was literally 2 tiny strips; the “patatas bravas” we’re TINY cubes, as tiny as a child’s nail and I am NOT exaggerating. The flavors didn’t even complement each other? Branzino, patatas bravas and feta cheese: yes, it was overall horrible.
Our waitress never even bothered asking if we wanted another drink, didn’t even come ask whether we liked our food, and didn’t even give us a chance to get desserts; she gave us the bill and called it a night on our behalf.
What an absolute waste of money and what a lack of respect for customers.
Please don’t accept reservations past 9pm, if you’re going to offer such a horrendous service, and can’t even manage your stock for a weekend.

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vipclaraw
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend loves Prime Rib from YOLO, which is only available on Fri, Sat. I love Filet!
YOLO wins every time for birthday celebrations or anniversary! Sad that we won't be visiting for awhile until their reopening. Can't wait to wine and dine soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!! Super attentive and friendly. Very knowledgeable of the menu and definitely recommend great dishes. We will be coming back and hopefully have her as our waitress again.

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vipfam1law
28 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to my favorite lunch place for almost two years; it was as fabulous as always.

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MeganE
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and drinks were good, a little over priced on the food but cocktails were solid. The unfortunate part was they had all of the doors and large windows/walls open. The humidity was horrific and each of were uncomfortable for the entire brunch.

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MiracleLegs1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food & service, but a little dark in the bar area & very LOUD overall.

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vipMarieli
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for drinks and dessert and we’re very pleased with food and service. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had requested happy birthday and never had anything happen on it and they lost our salad and soup.

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vipGary
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Josh was amazing! Maybe some music out in the outside eating area?

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CarlW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Greek chicken dish was delicious.
The martini flight was an excellent deal.The salmon was grilled nicely however it lack seasoning or flavor.
Jambalaya was delicious.

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LoriB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Don’t recommend the filet. Ordered medium rare. Came out medium well. Sent it back. Second steak was medium. Thin filet. Also weird seasoning on it

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The artichoke was terrible. The portions were really small. Not really good value for your money

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vipShellMB
38 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious late lunch - our chopped salad and barbecue salmon salads were relished by us! Susana was very pleasant and attentive. Can always count on good quality and a good time at Yolo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brie was great!

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vipsonia
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We dined for Sunday brunch. Our server and drinks were amazing! Crab dip and calamari was exceptional. I ordered the steak and eggs. The has browns were a bit salty. Apart from that the ambiance was nice the weather held up and the live band was also there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for a date night with bae, we both liked it and enjoyed everything from the ambiance to the food. Will definitely visit again !

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vipLloydg
12 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Inconsistent

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vipChaser
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yolo was a great nite out. The menu is very interesting and the food was perfect.Our waiter was a class act with a funny personality.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food…been wanting to come there for a long time now. Our server was very good and attentive. The only thing I would change is the decor. Looks pretty old in there and when I sat in the booth I literally sank in the seat.

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Teresita
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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mikea
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place the server was also Great will try again once in Florida

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vipJCReviews
13 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I visited with my family today and found that the quality and presentation of the main dishes has dramatically decreased from when the restaurant first opened. Most everyone in my party of 6 were underwhelmed with the food.

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vipTomL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at Yolo is always great. It is a perfect business or causal lunch spot.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pork chop good. Prime rib very good. Sea bass out of this world!

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frankm
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous, great atmosphere and delicious food. I will definitely be back.

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vipNicolem
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service our waiter was very helpful in providing recommendations.

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MurielA
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great, just wish the music was better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at YOLO the food was great and the only thing wrong was my table had a small roof leak, little drops of water dripped on me and my wife a few times throughout our date night.

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EVAA
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Yolo is a beautiful place. I took my sister and niece who visited from NY to Yolo. We all had salads. The two salads had chicken on them which were very dry and the salad was bland and tasteless. The other salad was very bland also. We added more dressing but that did not make it taste any different. I was very disappointed as this place is beautiful and the service was excellent. I will not be returning here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aniversario

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I was drawn to this location after visiting a restaurant nearby the music really grasped my attention however of course the night we decide to come and dine outside there was no music just the traffic....Apparently speakers had blown the night before. The drinks were great however the food was okay

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vipJamesB
21 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and always consistently. Server was very attentive even though it was very buzy.

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CharlesW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

hit or miss. the prime rib was great. the branzino was like 2 fish sticks for $39. they are “known” for their calamari; it was awful.

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JessicaB
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great

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Gege
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Happy Hour!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Yolo is still a beautiful restaurant with great food and service but I remember a time when the music was more live and the atmosphere was more pumping. It was a place you could go have a drink and enjoy the latest music that would make you move your feet. Do a bette job with the music next time.

FAQs

YOLO offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 523-1000.