YOLO

4.4
3614 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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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 9:30PM

What 3614 People Are Saying
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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the service and the DJ. It would be helpful to expand the menu

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place, great service even better bottomless mimosas!

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was friendly and quick for most of the dinner at the beginning drinks did take a bit longer than normal. The appetizers were delicious a yellowfin tuna and meatball sliders. Recommend those two if you aren't sure. The mignon was cooked to perfection and my wife's swordfish was excellent.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Loved the vibe! Don’t miss the cornbread - amazing!

M
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very vibrant place at night, we had a good dinner, great food and the service was excellent.

J
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lunch meeting

MF
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and outstanding service by Greg!

T
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Usually love Yolo for food and networking but yesterday food was below par. Our calamari was served cold and my shrimp were mealy and didn’t taste fresh. A bit disappointing as usually I have a solid food experience at YOLO.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very plain and unimpressive food absolutely not worth the price. Nothing special whatsoever about the food; it just tasted meh. Would not recommend the Greek chicken; tzatziki is not a sauce that belongs on a roast chicken. In addition it does not come with a side (other than a few leaves of wilted spinach underneath) and you have to pay extra money to get a side dish. The steak sandwich was mediocre at best. In summary the only thing exciting about this restaurant is it's name. We left unhappy having spent our money here.

SV
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

GD
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As always, the experience at YOLO is satisfying. The menu changes from time to time so there is always something different to try. I've never been disappointed with my food. Tonight was delicious crab cakes, full of lump crab. The service is always attentive. Tonight was quieter than usual as the restaurant was less full during August. I love coming back to this place every time.

A
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Susannah is wonderful!

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LB
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOLO's doesn't disappoint. The menu and ambiance remains fresh year after year. It is a "go-to" restaurant.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant and nice atmosphere. Had the Bronzino which was great. I came close to giving 5 stars but thought the food wasn't quite there. Still very good.

OT
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to eat while with my two year old. The server was patient and amazing. I had the chicken sandwich no tomatoes and added sautéed onions. It was very good. Thanks Yolo for the wonderful ambiance and not making a big deal of a little one going nuts.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, delicious food and waitress was great!

MI
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. Great deal on the mimosas. The service was excellent.

SG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy YOLO. It’s a very cute spot, plus the calamari is so good!

B
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Some of the most uninspired boring food I’ve ever eaten.The Szechuan calamari was nothing more than a hot sticky over fried pile And the salmon look like it was nuked in a microwave with onions that were clearly sautéed an advance

Also I did not receive my 100 points for making the reservation

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. The meal was excellent from the summer seasonal special three-course menu which is a great feature. Definitely plan to return to enjoy this teriffic offer.

EC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to YOLO. Great atmosphere even better food. Staff is nice. Celebrated a Birthday and was brought out a lovely cake with candle. We had such a good time. Thank you YOLO don’t change.

p
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and I would suggest everyone who eats there to order the Santorini grilled octopus salad. One of the best octopus dishes I've eaten and I've tried many.

EK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great recommendations and lightning fast service!

N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The menu items are limited and they should update their specials. The atmosphere is very nice; however, on Sunday which was a slow day the waiter service was very slow. The waiter was busy speaking with hostess and had to be called over. I would say in the past year they have dropped in service and food variety.

w
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Disappointing. Not a brunch place

NR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was exceptional. Food was great in taste and presentation.

SS
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh, our server was amazing! He was very attentive and knew exactly when to check on us. We were impressed with the octopus and the Branzino. The atmosphere was lively with beautiful people everywhere. We will definitely return to YOLO!

AD
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good. Service was lacking. The summer three course deal for $25 was the best part.

r
Miami
323 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have the grilled salmon that was perfectly done. A delicious Mojito to drink, and service was excellent.

d
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not fantastic, not bad either- but very average. Service absence in 15-20 minutes at the time,
and forgot parts of our order. Noisy and not very good guitarists playing, too loud and it killed
the atmosphere. Noisy fans just next to the table, had to hold on to hats and tablecloth.

SD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice restaurant and nice view but it was pretty pricey!

SE
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome.
We sit outside with a view of the fire pit.
Happy Hour has $5 appetizers and $5 specialty cocktails.
Service is always great.
I highly recommend YOLO.

SD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was under the impression when you used the section allowed for special instructions for the restaurant that they would actually be looked at. Most times they are, but this particular time they were not. We went to your restaurant for a birthday, which I had noted in my notes. I asked the host if she had gotten all of my notes, she snickered and said yes I have all of your communications which led me to believe that she knew we were celebrating a 16-year-old and his birthday, and my request for a special happy birthday cake or a cupcake with a candle on it to be brought out at the end of dinner for him was understood.… It was not. So I was disappointed

DE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My friend took me here for Brunch for my Birthday. I orderd the eggs benedict and requested they bring it out right away since I like my eggs hot. They brought it to the table before my friend's entree howerber, the eggs, spinach and potatoes were barely luke warm. I requested they bring me another one and my server apologized and she told me she gave my instructions to the kitchen. The eggs were hardly cooked the first time . Very disappointing that they can't serve hot eggs and I am a local

DC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch as always & Shannon gave us great service!!!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

CC
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with a nice menu and good server.
Ice cream sandwiches dessert is the best!
I was dying for real salmon. Not that farm raised crap everybody else serves.
Always a good time

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

3 course summer deal was a great value with terrific food

DS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was not very attentive. The food came out cold. We had to ask for napkins several times, but the ambiance was pleasent and the bartender at bar was very friendly

FQ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice and fancy place, good food and great location.

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