YOLO

4.6
3936 reviews
$30 and under
American
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 3936 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They acknowledged our reservation on open table. We were seated quickly. The food was great and was served in a timely manner. DJ was very very good. Would go back again.

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LYNETTES
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

delicious meal, excellent customer service, overall very nice

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CrystalE
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very gawky with the experience. While definently recommend. And will be back.

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GilmarS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating friends purchase.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I don’t have anything negative to write yet I also have nothing positive to write. Everything was just underwhelming.
I am sure many will find YOLO a nice dining experience but I would rather spend my money where I feel that there is a value to it.
I am not looking for an inexpensive meal in the phrase value. I am looking for a place that is worth the spend l. What ever it may be for people that dine. My bill was $213 with Tip so around the $175-$180 area for 2 of us.
Again not a bad experience just not an experience that would make me return. Los Olas has a large number of restaurants and they each need to find a way to capture an audience.
I will say the menu needs a bit of a time warp update and the $18 grilled oysters are incredibly overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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JohnN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Large portions! Food was good. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great staff, terrific food and setting.

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viplorlexrik
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was okay , definitely not a bad meal just nothing stands out .

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Mcleigh81
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both incredible. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Fort Lauderdale.

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sashag
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy myself anytime I go. This is about my 3rd visit and never disappointed besides when they run out of Branzino but other than that always a great place to dine.

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vipAllenK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food starting with the appetizers was outstanding . Everyone loved.their entrees and will definitely be back.
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vipDeniseS
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Out of most items on menu
Disappointed

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SkattpackHustla
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good was good , waitress seemed a little out of it but I bet it we all have our days I guess .. would like more menu options for NON pork eaters (turkey bacon? Turkey sausage? l) other than that it was decent

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Mandy0316
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. The atmosphere was really nice. The server was so kind and friendly. The manager was absolutely amazing. The value for the amount of food you get was all worth it. This was my first time in and I was highly impressed.

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vipAngieLafayette
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love yolo & always come back when I’m Ft Lauderdale!

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PaulaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to spot whenever I have a new visitor in town. The food, staff, drinks and vibe are amazing.

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LW2020
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Business Lunch with 5 of us at YOLO. We got there at 11:30 - very quiet - which had been unusual in the past. We actually commented on being able to hear one another speak without difficulty as in the past. Servers masked - very attentive. Food was very good -- several us had the Mediterranean bowl with salmon -- truly delicious. Crowd really started picking up at about 1230 -- was glad we started early and could leave -- as I felt more comfortable before more people arrived.

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ToniG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. OuR server was Bruno and awesome!! Especially how he served our babies. Def will go back! Good job Bruno

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chrisgeee
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic. Service was excellent! My date had a wonderful time and she enjoyed the well made cocktails.

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lovev
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YOLO never disappoints! We have been coming here for many many years, and always bring out of town guests here.

The food is delicious, and always very fresh. We had a little hiccup with a dairy allergy misunderstanding, and the manager handled it very quickly and efficiently. We will come here time and time again!

Cant wait to come back!

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Arianaaaj
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the wait time, the food, the drinks, the service and check out process was AWESOME.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and appetizers are great!

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DocWalk
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, unique, flavorful calorie-conscious lunch served artistically.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was really slow and portion sizes wasn’t great. By time you start to savor the food it’s gone.

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DCon692
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was tasty. Prime rib was a bit tough. But good

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vipTishG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the happy hour and it is such a great deal. Skip the bubble martini unless you just want the pic

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vipKJ2014
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We started our meal with the crab dip which was excellent. The salmon burger was outstanding and prepared exactly how I like them. I was also impressed with sanitary procedures at this restaurant. It was a very safe environment.

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CheeyanaV
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice place but very overrated. Food was very mediocre

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KevCampbell
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YOLO never disappoints. The staff was friendly. The ambiance was excellent. They had fans for comfortable outside seating. I had the shrimp and grits and the unlimited mimosas. It was excellent.

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Chitown
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

YOLO is great for brunching with friends. The atmosphere was relaxed. I appreciate the fans and coolers they have set up outside to combat the heat. The shrimp and grits was mediocre. The presentation or taste wasn't great. The cinnamon buns were delicious and the highlight of the brunch along with the Mimosas.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bottomless mimosas and great service. The menu is slightly different then pre-Covid, but still good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I ordered the artichokes, followed by filet mignon, followed by chocolate lava cake. The artichokes were $15 but there was barely anything to eat. I was told to eat the “top part” (apparently the heart?), then pick up the leaves with my hands and scrape a thin edible layer with my teeth. So not only was this very little food, but it was also messy and the server never gave me extra napkins (like they would at a wings restaurant, etc). Then the filet came out medium rare but I had ordered it medium so I sent it back. When it came back it was fine, but I noticed it had spinach on it when it came back, when it had not had spinach when it first came out, so they had forgotten it the first time. After the filet I asked to have my dessert at the bar, which the server arranged, and I appreciated. The lava cake came out in a hot plate, but even though the chocolate was pretty much melted, the cake was cold. The Hemingway Chateau cocktail before dinner and the Valpolicella wine I ordered with dinner were very good. The bartenders and a manager at the bar were friendly and attentive. Also, a barback put the game on for me and we had a nice chat. Overall, the server was very nice but her attention seemed to be consumed by other tables, so unfortunately a couple of things did not turn out so well. I have been here before and the food and service experience was better. Everyone/every business has a bad day. One more thing. When I paid with my card, the PayMyTab tablet they use prompted suggested tip percentages. I selected one and closed the transaction. When I received my receipt by e-mail, I saw that the tip was on the total, including tax. This is unacceptable. A tip should only be on the subtotal, in other words, calculated based on the food and beverages that I was served. The fact that the tablet made me tip on tax is arguably fraudulent. That left a very bad taste in my mouth when I saw that after I left.

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JimmyB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Great ambience and great happy hour prices. However, our server must have been having a bad night. She was anything but happy about being there!

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vipJohnS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dinning, excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Good food and lovely ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

it was a great experience overall, sat at the bar for brunch and it was the best decision. the staff and food were amazing, the french toast was the best part of the whole meal i will add, will definitely be back for more, the quality of it is great, fluffy and great portions. the only down side was the live band, brought the mood down other than that loved everything.

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Oscar
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Service was amazing and definitely worth every penny.

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vipluvfood
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the hot crap dip and the Scottish salmon and both were excellent!

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UptownTim
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food

FAQs

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

YOLO is rated 4.6 stars by 3936 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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