YOLO (Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on February 7th, 2009 · American Fort Lauderdale


*****  YOLO, 333 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954)523-1000.

Last night I caught comedian, Jackie Mason’s show at the Broward Center. The next time he “comes around” don’t make the same mistake. Oh Jackie…time to retire. Anyway…before the show, had dinner at a relatively new ( 4 months old) “American Style” restaurant named YOLO…which is short-hand for You Only Live Once.

At this juncture let me send you to YOLO’s website for menu/photos/details.

Got to this joint at 6:10pm and its inside & outside bars were PACKED…great looking-stylish 25-35 crowd. So if you are 25-35, you now know about Fort Lauderdale’s latest hot-spot.

Now for the rest of us, let’s talk FOOD (all of a sudden, I’m writing like Jackie Mason talks)…In addition to a couple of “specials” the menu consisted of 5-appetizers, 5-salads, 5-sandwiches, 10-entrees and 5-desserts. My “taste-test” consisted of meatball sliders, California spinach salad, beef tenderloin, rotisserie chicken and bbq pork ribs…I will tell you, that the ribs were some of the best that I have eaten “down-here” in South Florida and if the meatball sliders weren’t 4 bucks a pop, I could have eaten 6 of them…they were absolutely dynamite. The California spinach salad was delicious… large enough for 2. The rotisserie chicken and beef tenderloin were good, but not in the same league as those ribs or sliders. By the way, the entrees came with 2-sides…I had mashed potatoes and cole-slaw, they were just fine.

If you check this joint’s website, you will find photos…so you’ll know that this is a real-sharp…modern-decor joint. Personally, I found the lighting a bit too dark…but the super-modern bathrooms are gorgeous.

Let’s wrap this one up. Great looking joint. Very good food. Very good service. Price-point…Appetizers $6-$11…Salads $8-16…Sandwiches $11.50-$17.50…Entrees $16-30…Sides $4…Desserts $7.

YOLO does lunch and dinner 7-days a week.

I really enjoyed this joint. On this particular Friday Night it had “great energy” and very good food. Oh, to be 25-35 again!!!!

5 Comments to “YOLO (Fort Lauderdale)”

  1. r.s. says...

    I live right down the street from YOLO. Every night its bars are jammed. Very nice young professional crowd. Timpano also has huge bar business. It is right across the street.

  2. george says...

    I recently ate here and it is definitely “The Place” in Fort Lauderdale. I had the braised ribs and sliced steak – excellent. I do agree, the meatball sliders were great – if only they gave you 4 for $10 instead of the $4 per slider. Dessert menu was weak, especially if you are a chocoholic. I would definitely recommend this place for a good dining experience.

  3. linda t. says...

    food is okay, nothing really that great.
    food is also overpriced for what you get.
    this is more a bar scene than anything else.
    timpano right across the street is a better place food and drink wise.

  4. Sid L. Turner says...

    Great place for food and drink.

  5. TAT says...

    Loved the food.