YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
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270 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 270 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rico
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quality food at a fair price . The service was very good too. I would definitely go back as they had many nice choices on the menu.

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TomiN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been a customer of YOLO for years and the patio is fantastic.

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Hausman28
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This dinner was an incredible overall experience. The staff was awesome- our server ALEXIS was excellent. Cocktails were tasty. Food was delicious and the ambience was super cool. VERY GOOD TIME!

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KathleenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the broiled fish. The fish, fries, macaroni, and cole slaw were all fresh and excellent. Ivy, our server is excellent.

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vipfortheloveofbuffalo
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yolo did a great job seating us quickly and keeping tables distanced. Patio is covered and had a nice breeze which was good. Our server was friendly and helpful and attentive. Even with a mask on! Spicy margaritas were delish and priced right. Our stuffed mushroom app so yummy. I had the chopped salad~ it was good but the bacon didn't taste the same as it has in the past? Daughter had the steak salad~ very large piece of steak on top.. almost too much when you just want a light salad. Overall, we always enjoy dining at Yolo~ we will be back!

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viptraveler
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The food was poor. Tuna dinner ordered medium was very red, almost raw. Haddock dinner stuffing had a very fishy smell...might have been old

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LucyC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table and service was perfect. We were never felt rushed by our server. She was excellent.

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PattyL
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very friendly and great customer service. Food was excellent! I will definitely be a regular there!

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SheilaS
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's been a while since we've been out at a restaurant, and what a great place to start! The food was excellent, and service impeccable...... Our waitress, Alexis was awesome!!!! So sweet, and patient..... Entertaining too.. The entire dining experience from the hostess, to the bartenders, to the wait staff, and even the owner(who stopped by to check on us) were so worth stepping out of our newly found comfort zone, since the pandemic (and they were following all safety precautions). Highly recommend (and we will be back soon)!

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vipMichelleF
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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vipkjn716
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an early evening out so we could social distance. The patio set up was great, comfortable and well spaced. We felt safe while drinking our first martini's out in 5 months. Burgers, steak sandwich were all good, fries where again the first in 5 months.

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Supergirl
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely evening on their outdoor covered patio... food was delicious, our waitress attentive and the Moscow mules were refreshing

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vipSSG60
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was exceptional! I had the seared tuna with brussells sprouts!! We sat outdoors and it was a lovely evening so all was perfect!

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vipMichelleF
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and comfortable atmosphere.

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vipRae620
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat and drink! The food is always amazing as well as the service!

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vipRavj
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We are there several times a month. Great staff, great food.

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Kayemdee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Yolo numerous times! Always a great time! Justin and his team are great hosts to a group! Thanks again

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for your 4 star rating and we would love the chance to have you back and hopefully earn that last star from you! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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TheresaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food. A little dark for reading menu, but that's usually the case if over 40.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for your 4 star rating and we would love the chance to have you back and hopefully earn that last star from you! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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Robin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Definitely recommend.

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StephenR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food but if there are 2 couples at the dinner table and both have coupons your restaurant should take both coupons when the 2 couples have separate checks.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating it means a lot to us! We will take your recommendations into consideration. Justin Bingel(Owner)

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MANNYA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very pleasant. The food and service was very good. Our server was very friendly and accommodating.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating it means a lot to us! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. We were a little late (I called And let the restaurant know I was running late) and the staff was more than accommodating. Great experience. Food was amazing. Grilled shrimp quesadillas were unreal. Our server Sally was very helpful also.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating it means a lot to us! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We have frequented YOLO numerous times and always had a great experience. This time, not so much. Crab cake appetizers were cold and so were the mashed potatoes with the main course. It was Valentine's Day, but we were seated and out the door 45 minutes. Not the relaxing experience I was looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is consistently excellent. Very good service that’s reasonably priced.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating it means a lot to us! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and food is always excellent. I like that it is quiter than most places. Nice bar too.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating it means a lot to us! Justin Bingel(Owner)

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KathrynK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DebraHeart
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 December 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Jackie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 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.

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vipBobO
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 5 December 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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jackl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 5 December 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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vipacmags
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious new menu! Really enjoyed the Peach Walnut Pork Chop

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 6 November 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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VictorM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 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 25 October 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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PatriciaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 18 October 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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LindaD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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BARBARAS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 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 17 October 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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Maryc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

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

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on 17 October 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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Sissy
1 review
Dined on 10 October 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 17 October 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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AllenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 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 17 October 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for restaurant week specials, it was pretty good.

FAQs

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 688-4479.

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

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