YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
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245 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
YOLO offers American cuisine in a casual setting. We believe in fresh healthy food, whatever your in the mood for we can offer it. Saturday and Sunday we are open for brunch at 11:30a.m. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner, appetizers or drinks because remember You Only Live Once.
What 245 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal in a fantastic atmosphere. Highly recommend.

DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here for both dine in and take-out. Always an excellent meal and service. The owner is usually there to greet people and even seat them. The kitchen will try their best to accommodate any special requests. The dining area is set up very pretty with candlelight, very clean silverware and sparkling glasses. We have never had anything we didn’t like from the menu. Great for a date or just sit at the bar for a casual experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time recently at Yolo. Service was outstanding, food was delicious and presented beautifully.
Will definitely be back.
Angela Robert

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

From the time I arrive and was seated I was treated with kindness. My meal was good. However, those that accompanied me very much enjoyed the appetizer but not the meal. The waiter was great! It’s not a very comfortable experience when individuals don’t enjoy their meals and may come across as less than pleasant because of it. I did not anticipate such a loud atmosphere which took away from my dining experience. I will recommend YOLO to others perhaps they may have a more enjoyable experience.

BO
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yolo is one of our go to spots. Always good with excellent specials.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you BobO for the 5 stars! We strive to give our guests a great experience and we are glad when our guests tell us that they loved it! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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j
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening and the server, Jill, was outstanding.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review, it means a lot! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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a
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious new menu! Really enjoyed the Peach Walnut Pork Chop

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you acmags for the 5 star rating! We are glad you enjoyed everything it means a lot to us and we hope to see you again in the near future! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Overall i thought the experience was good. The food was very good and the service was excellent. However charging a la cart for a salad when you are paying $36 for a steak is very excessive. Also we were charged $17.75 for 8 ounces of wine which was excessive. We had 2 entrees, a small salad and a cup of soup and two glasses of wine and the tab was $102. Because of the cost i will not go back.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you VictorM for you honest feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed you food. As for our wine options we do offer a wide range of price levels for either a 6oz or a 9oz pour it just depends on which brand you choose to go with. Also we do offer daily specials on food as well as drinks most days off the week. We hope to earn the extra 2 stars from you in the future. Justin Bingel (Owner)

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love it. They never hassle or hurry which is huge. Love it & highly recommended!

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you PatriciaC for your kind words! We take pride in trying to do our best to make your experience pleasurable and there is nothing better than hearing that you did! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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LD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick (begins the bar) is always smiling and friendly.

BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for Restaurant Week and was not disappointed. Our server was attentive but unobtrusive. The food was spot on. What might have been a routine chicken dish was scrumptious. The ambiance skews modern, and the noise level does increase with more diners. Overall everything came together for a wonderful meal with friends.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you Barabars for the kind words, it means a lot to us! We are glad we made your experience enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you here sometime in the near future! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We went for restaurant week. Food was awesome. We will go back

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks Maryc, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We do our best to ensure the quality of our food and we are happy it shows! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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S
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The only drawback to our dining experience was that the pumpkin seeds in the pumpkin risotto were to hard to eat. I had to pick them out and push them to the side.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks Sissy for your honest review. We always try to better ourselves and your point is taken to heart. Hope to see you back soon! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the Restaurant Week $20.19 menu (each): person 1 autumn salad - good, pumpkin risotto - very good; person 2: sweet potato croquettes - very good, and pork roast - OK. I would recommend this restaurant - it is a little pricey.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you AllenC for taking the time out to write a review, We appreciate you saying that you would recommend the restaurant to others! Justin Bingel (Owner)

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for restaurant week specials, it was pretty good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very pleasant and professional service. I loved the atmosphere too.

SF
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding

J
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever going, literally everything was amazing. It was our anniversary and the waitress made it beyond super special! Can’t wait to go back!

PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun dinner on the patio with friends...Tuesday is bring your own wine, had fun with that!

ML
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes we get stuck in a restaurant rut. The same places come to mind. I went on opentable to search new places and Yolo came up! great selection,tasty food, and nice atmosphere.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Owner was there to greet us as well.u

PZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! Everyone loved their meals and service was superb!!

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, but on the pricey side! The noise level is moderate.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at the table enjoyed their entrees and atmosphere! The grapefruit martini was delicious! Our waitress Sally was really great as well! We will be back!

j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YOLO is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. You can always get excellent food and service.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The Neptune salmon was very good, and reasonably priced! Would highly recommend.

RW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and Ashley is a outstanding server and wonderful person.

TW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good with different twists on the average. The staff was wonderful.

TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yolo has never disappointed me for dinner and brunch was no exception. Eggs Benedict was fantastic. Service was well timed and friendly. Server did check back for dessert no offer to refill drinks however.

r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, service good, enjoyed it!

MI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Used to go often to Salvatore's Delavan, but cooks or management has changed over the last year, and the food is terrible, found YOLO"s as a great alternative, great bar and atmosphere, food is outstanding, and this is consistent. It's reasonable as far as price is concerned. would highly recommend!

NA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice comfortable atmosphere, good menu choices, good service

SB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great overall. I think they should get some tips on calamari, the one in los olas Florida was delicious. We actually came there for the calamari thinking it was the same and was disappointed. The entree, and desserts were delicious though.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebrations

SB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was of good quality. Service lacked. Appitizers were brought out two at a time, a few minutes apart.
Dinners were then brought out two at a time, several minutes apart. Awkward.
One of the dinners was served on a plate that had 3 or 4 chips on the rim. Once the glaze is gone, that becomes the perfect breeding surface for bacteria.
I had requested a San Pellegrino between courses, amd had to ask again when dinners arrived.

KW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried for restaurant week. Loved it!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The appetizers were very good not much flavor, could not have been 4 oz. before cooking.

PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food - very good bourbon smoked drinks. Server & bartender very friendly & attentive

OT
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went to restaurant during restaurant week. Had a scallops appetizer, the scallops were outstanding! The entree was filet medallions Diane. The topping was delicious the filet was cooked medium it was the right temperature but it was very poor quality beef, it was chewy and stringy.