YOLO Restaurant

Crossing the Line

YOLO Restaurant Opens in Ft. Lauderdale

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Typically, you pass on any spot north of the Dade line. The scene there is a little too Tommy Bahama, not enough Tony Montana.

But we've found a place that should raise your opinion of Ft. Lauderdale nightlife. Introducing YOLO Restaurant and O Lounge, opening today on Las Olas Boulevard.

For starters, you'll like the sprawling space's contemporary rustic vibe. A gleaming open kitchen flanks one side of the dining room, where a wood-burning oven and stack of firewood keep things primal. YOLO (You Only Live Once) comprises four separate areas depending on your evening's needs. Grab a drink on the outdoor patio with bamboo walls and a fire pit, or head inside to the main bar to survey the dinner action. Leather banquettes and an indoor tree keep things cozy, and when you're ready for something a little more dark and mysterious, veer left into O Lounge, with cushy leather chairs, hundreds of candles and another bar.

Dishes like meatball sliders with herbed ricotta and slow-cooked Danish pork ribs with green apple slaw are motivation enough for the cross-county trip. Or you could get to know a Dirty Blonde, made with vodka, Lillet Blanc and olive juice.

Then again, you may be good in that department.

Vitals

YOLO Restaurant
333 E. Las Olas Blvd
(W. of US1)
Downtown
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-523-1000

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