YOLO

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3831 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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LAKEISHA
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My first experience was great except the band was a little loud so we had to speak louder. But overall great experience. We did sit a little close to the band but we were not aware a band plays there

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Outstanding Vegetarian Menu, Incredible Drinks, Fantastic Service, Amazing Live Entertainment by Sebastian!

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vipGloriaR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love Yolo but this time it fell below my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good brunch. Unlimited mimosas, corn flakes crusted French toast was great. We'll be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Only thing that was seasoned was the roasted chicken

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HerineB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will for sure be going back!

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MicheleG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love yolo, just didn’t like sitting next to a dog!

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PaulD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. had the grilled octopus with feta tomatoes and dressing which was probably the best I've ever had. one in our group had the burger which they said was magnificent, another had the shrimp which was magnificent, I had the steak which was fabulous. Service was as good as one could ask for definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything there. Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere.

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vipLubes
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for appetizers and drinks at Happy Hour.......I think one of the best in town. Drinks are great and food delicious.......all for $5 each. Also had a prime rib sandwich. The portion was large and the sandwich melted in your mouth. This is our go to place whenever we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Having eaten in your restaurant a large number of times-- all with great experiences---this particular time was not so good. The waiter was simply incredibly slow. Either he is new; was overwhelmed; or disoriented. At a business lunch-- people are not trying to spend an entire afternoon in a restaurant.
Given the number of times I have been in your restaurant -- one poor experience is really pretty good-- and Of Course I would come back.
Thanks

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dimitrib
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with others.our server brono was awesome with his food opinion an the service..the food was great specially the soup.the soup is amazing.great location.love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The kitchen ran out of 3 different menu choices we made - the waiter came back to tell us after we waited for a while. He was totally bored and unapologetic about it. How does a restaurant run out of hamburgers at 5:30 on a Sunday evening?? One of the dishes we ordered - Greek chicken - was anything but Greek chicken. No hint of Mediterranean spices and/or lemon. It was fatty and quite awful. I barely touched it. At the end of the meal and before dessert, our waiter took our soiled napkins away and never replaced them, which we needed for our gooey chocolate dessert (which was good, I will say that).
All in all it was not the best dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was okay. Service was slow.

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CHRISTINE
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this restaurant! The food was amazing great portions! The Customer service was excellent! The atmosphere was very upbeat but laid back with a nice upscale vibe. You won't be disappointed while dining at this restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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Chels22
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Made reservations for a birthday. No birthday song or anything. Took 30 min for drinks to be delivered. Most food had to be sent back or removed. Server was not friendly at all. Did not make the memory we were hoping for.

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CallieE
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food but not the place for steak. The tuna bites were delicious as well as the chopped salad and the meatball sliders. Nice waiter and good service as well

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vipPCM1
Atlanta
107 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were very good. We were in an anteroom - not in the main restaurant - so the ambience was so so

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vipfoodies26
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yolo has always been a sure thing favorite for us! My grilled artichokes appetizer wasn't so great this time, to mushy -- but the salmon was perfect and the atmosphere a 10!
I will keep coming back!

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GAlv
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and good service. Fun atmosphere for a Friday night dinner with friends.

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StephenN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant has a vibrant, cool ambiance with a nice patio bar and very comfortable outdoor seating. Happy hour drinks are very reasonably priced which fosters spending less on alcohol for dinner if you are dining before 6:30. I enjoyed an immensely tasty grilled squid salad and the rustic bread and olives were accompanied by butter and olive oil which I appreciated. My Branzino fish, done in a Mediterranean manner, was a bit overpriced and unmemorable but good enough as was the New York strip steak my friends ordered. The wines by the glass offered sufficient variety. I would return to enjoy the same wonderful mezcal cocktail and squid appetizer.

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vipLetseat
New York Area
276 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and vibe of this restaurant. Big bar crowd. Great food and service. Put it on your list when visiting Fort Lauderdale.

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MaryM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for meeting friends. Happy hour offerings are amazing!!

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vipAdrienneP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our waitress had a major attitude.

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BethH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Happy Hour drinks were top shelf. The ambiance was just Terri and the food excellent. Would highly recommend.

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MOMMOM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at an outside table. You never go wrong at YOLOs!

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TiffanyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Out server was great, the food was outstanding. It was a bit noisy but overall great experience. I will definitely return

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RandyC
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and food.

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Lunie
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my first visit and I enjoyed it. My server was cool and the only reason he didn’t get a 5 star is because he forgot an item I ordered. Otherwise, great time and I’ll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Arrived at 1:30 for lunch. Service was friendly and prompt and food was delicious until the very end. T was 2:50 and we wanted another round of bottomless and the server told us no it ended at 2:30 and or 2:45 so we were very confused. She said let me see if I can find another bottle she came back within minutes and said sorry no. I’m in the industry and I know they had bottles and it did not say anywhere on the menu that bottomless ended at 2:30 or 2:45. I honestly believed she wanted to end her shift not have us sit there. If a manager stopped by I would of said something. However I was enjoying time with my friends. I suggest managers do touch tables to ensure all guest are satisfy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to dine in ft Lauderdale when I’m here from Cincinnati Ohio ❤️

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vipTeehouse
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food, best cedar plank salmon I’ve ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went with my sisters - all in our 60’s. Everything was very good but it is loud, even inside away from the bar. Very energetic place with fun bar scene for the younger crowd!

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ItaliDouglasville
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valet service available at a charge of $7. The restaurant was very spacious and not lacking when compared to cleanliness and staff’s attentiveness. Our wait time was average, however, additional wait staff visited to check in.

The food was satisfying. For the value, you are paying maybe for freshness and the ambiance. For foodies looking for a big meal/a lot of food, I’d suggest ordering a couple appetizers, a meal and a couple sides.

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RuthW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We love YOLO and have been many times

This particular evening our server was MIA!

Food was great, ambiance lovely.

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vipBleeckerResident
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived during the Happy Hour, not knowing there was one. Terrific deal, and we ordered from both menus. Our waiter, Gary, took great ride in his work. Excellent.

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