YOLO

4.5
3324 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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restsurant High tecommendation

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top five restaurants I’ve ever visited. Best evening ambiance outside on the patio, exceptional food, great service.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great staff and food and drink and ambience.
Thoroughly enjoyable.

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MA
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome service, awesome ambiance.

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HM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great preparation, creativity and presentation. Yes, it's a bit expensive and a bit noisy and hustle bustle. All worth it for the best dinner we have had since we got to Fort Lauderdale. Highly recommended if you're a foodie.

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W
London
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere.
I felt the menu was more limited than on previous visits.
I made an error in my choice and Francesca, our waitress, was quick to correct it.

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d
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

told waiter joey no onions on my omelet, as i can't eat onions.
he brought the omelet ok but side of potatoes and onions. explained i couldn't eat that so he brought quinoa and charged for it. (I paid)
I didn't ask about your policy for substitutions,

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was horrible .
The menu selection was poor, I would if rather went to red lobster for a much less price

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent. Beet Salad was small but tasty. Prime rib sandwich was amazing, however the service was absolutely trash. The server sounded like he was operating on a script I don’t feel like he actually listened to anything we said,, asked for vegetarian options available for partner then he processed to tell us about the steak options or lobster special. As he did for surrounding tables. The guy walked away from our table mid sentence to assist another table, never refilled our waters once and we got the wine late in to the meal. Server finally left the final bad taste in our mouth having the audacity when the check came to stand over us with a credit card reader they use to pay the bill with it pre checked at 22% We did tip Because serving is hard work, but not that high. Because of the poor service cannot recommend.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was altogether amazing!

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B
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOLO was PERFECT! Everything my wife and I needed to celebrate our first Valentine's Day together.

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MV
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great experience. The calamari appetizer is a must. Had a great Valentine’s Day dinner

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sebastian was great, can't remember the young lady's name that assisted him but shure was just as great and attentive. Ashley, the manager was very kind in making sure that I was seated outside as I reserved. My date really enjoyed his experience as well.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent. Ambiance was great. Our server left a lot to be desired. She may have been overwhelmed. She seemed very forgetful. The hostess was wonderful. We’ll definitely be back.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

We made a reservation for an outside table - they tried to seat us in a make shift area so we would have to sit on a right angle corner bench - so not comfortable - we asked for a different table the put us in a corner in the back of the patio - I would not go back there

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c
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We had Francesca as a server who seemed pleasant as a person but should either retire from or learn to be a server. Luckily another server (a gentleman who I did not get his name) replenished our drinks cleared our table twice, validated my parking after asking Francesca twice. (She told me to go to hostess stand.) We would still be waiting there if the other waiter who had multiple tables of his own didn't respond when I looked at him. I hope they pool tips because I still gave 20% tip in the hopes that was the case. Besides the food runner was great and brought us extra plates in order to share the multiple dishes we ordered planning on sharing as we told Francesca.
It was a Valentine day dinner which also happens to be my wife's Birthday as I noted on the reservation. No one said a word about her birthday. At the end of the meal every other table of couples received 2 complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. We know they were complimentary since the extra tables shoved in next to us were very close. The other waiter brought them out and there was the surprise reaction from those couples. A nice Valentine Day touch if actually done for each couple.

We did notice that the bar tables near us were also getting terrible service as well (and this was all at 6pm before the place was crowded). The manager was retrieved by two different couples due to service issue.

This place has so much potential amnesia sets in so I keep trying it once or twice a year and it seams to always disappoint. It really needs to close and let a decent restaurant open in its location.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Trout was pathetic. Small. No flavor. Service was terrible. Would never go back out recommend it.

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E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great job YOLO!! Food was fantastic, $5 drinks were exceptional value!

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BH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were meeting our family and was looking forward to having an enjoyable dining experience. Our reservation was 7:30 and sat down immediately, realizing that the restaurant had very few tables occupied.
The appetizers and salads were good.
We ordered 5 different meals. We were never given or offer water or bread. We needed silverware after this was taken with our salads. Came back 1 time to see how everything was. I mentioned my crab cake basically had only filler inside and my fries were cold. She picked up my meal and never came back to see if I wanted something else to eat. In fact all our meals were cold and not tasty at all. Meals were fair to poor along with the dining experience.
Not once did a manager come over to say hello and to follow up with our evening. Our table was the largest table having dinner. As I mentioned the restaurant was extremely slow and no reason for this kind of food and service.

My son ordered beer and the substance was very chalky. They told him this is the way it comes out., even though his first beer looked ok.
Finally our waitress came over and agreed it wasn’t something you would drink.
Overall I rated this restaurant poor and not worth going to unless you are there for its bar scene. And this area was extremely slow.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great!!! Great ambiance!!! Service was okay!!! Our server forgot that we had asked for extra cheese and croutons for ceaser salad, but we didn’t see our server till we were almost done with the salad. Oh and we had to ask him again.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was good!

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M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed on our previous visit (food and service) but decided to give it another try. We were also disappointed this time so we’re scratching it off our list.

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m
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We drove one hour to get there and sadly the food was cold. The restaurant was not busy so for them to serve the food like that is inexcusable!!! The brioche French toast was good but way too greasy. Go somewhere else!!!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can NEVER go wrong with YOLO. The experience is amazing.

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RC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic menu. The branzino was spectacular, I highly recommend it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Very bad service. They were just rude.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Party scene. Easy valet. Make a reservation. Place is packed.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Yolo is a beautiful restaurant. Service is great. Entertainment is good. However, although the food was well presented, it was not big on taste and from appetizer to main course was a bit heavy on the salt

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service and overall experience has always been pleasant and today was no different. Cheers Yolo

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Fish branzino too much water in plate

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TR
Miami
88 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Greek chicken!! My friend's branzino was terrific as well....then topped it off with banana coconut cream pie which was out of this world. Incredibly friendly and attentive staff. Nice decor and very vibrant ambience.

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Second time coming here as our anniversary from chicago!!! Food is great!!! Calamari is a must!!!! Tuesday’s are a great deal with their half bottles!!! Will for sure come down here again!!!

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool place with a nice vibe. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was young and hip.

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r
Miami
293 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The roast beef prime rib sandwich is amazing. I wanted to get the fresh green beans, but they were marinated in garlic. Well having an allergy to garlic is touch, because almost everything on the menu has garlic. They couldn't find any vegetables that weren't contaminated with garlic, so my server graciously brought me sliced tomato's. That worked!

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k
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our server hardly paid attention to us. We had to really flag her down for anything we wanted and she seemed annoyed with our requests. A few weeks ago I asked for the Octopus salad without the octopus (essentially the greek salad you serve at lunch) and our server happily just gave me what I asked for -- the lunch salad at the lunch price - $12. On Tuesday, our server told me she couldn't do that and that I would have to order the Octopus salad at full price just with no octopus -- which I did and it ended up being a small salad of just tomatoes, onions and feta. I paid $19 for that. Was frustrating the difference in service within just a couple weeks.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Yolo's for the food, service and music outside with the Dj an inside at the lounge. The coktails are amazing delicious! Im recomended

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F
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Ordered the prime rib on a Friday and it took more than an hour to get to the table. I think the only thing that really was something to remember was the way they serve the martini with 6 shot glasses. The olive/vodka ratio in a shot glass is not ideal so definitely would put them on the side. Truth, it’s a bar scene. Prime rib was so much better at Flanigan’s and 1/3 of the price!

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AP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A fun place to be because it’s very popular. The service was excellent and the food was very good

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