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YOLO Restaurant and O Lounge

333 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | Fort Lauderdale | 954-523-1000

Location Description:

YOLO stands for You Only Live Once, which is probably the owners' way of saying, "Spend money and have another cocktail." Kidding aside, YOLO is run by a group of Broward County power peeps who know how to run a solid business -- the same guys who brought you Tarpon Bend, Himmarshee Bar & Grill, and Vibe nightclub. This trendy eatery mixes up the high-end and low-end eats with standards like prime rib and seared tuna salad balanced out by truffled potato chips and deluxe grilled cheese. One of the few places to see and be seen on Las Olas, YOLO has a distinct South Beach vibe -- trendy and sophisticated. There's even an outdoor fire pit. Brunch is served on weekends, and drinks include mimosas, a bloody mary bar, and fresh-fruit cocktails. Adjacent O Lounge is popular with local professionals needing an after-work refreshment.


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  • Cuisine(s): American, Contemporary, New American
  • Hours: Daily 11am-11pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Business casual
  • Features: Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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