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Yolo Restaurant & Lounge

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5841 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051-1885
+1 716-688-4479
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Buffalo NY
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This upscale restaurant has a varied drink menu and a wide range of food choices. Our party of four dined for almost three hours and the restaurant / bar became more lively the later it became. The staff was friendly and attentive. All our entrees were tasty. I would have liked to see a bit more food on the plates... More 

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Thank Irondad
YOLO_Restaurant, Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

We’re glad you enjoy our drink menu and our large range of food choices. We’re pleased to hear that you were satisfied with our attentive staff. We hope that you’ll stop back again for more sometime very soon. Take care! More 

lima
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714 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

On a recent snowy cold Saturday we went to the movies and to YOLO for dinner. The restaurant was reasonably busy for the time and the weather. We were waited upon by our highly energetic server who took our drink order quickly and delivered them immediately. After we placed our order, fresh hot bread was delivered to the table. The... More 

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Thank sket101
YOLO_Restaurant, Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! It was our pleasure to serve your and husband and you on a Saturday night. We’re glad you both enjoyed the crab cakes and your entrees and hope to see you again soon! More 

Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I have been to YOLO for dinner and/or drinks at least a dozen times and it has been great every time. My wife and I started going there to have drinks and appetizers at the bar and always had a great time. The cocktails are always made perfectly and the food is always delicious. We go there for dinner now... More 

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Thank tjdalfonso
YOLO_Restaurant, General Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words and your experience with us in your 5-star review. We appreciate your patronage to our restaurant over the years, and we’re overjoyed to hear that you and your wife love our cocktails and food! We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future. Enjoy your day! More 

Buffalo, New York
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328 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I had lunch with friends on a Friday afternoon. There was only one other table occupied and a few people at the bar. The food was good, the service was fine, and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing.

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Thank William N
YOLO_Restaurant, General Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

William-Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! We’re happy to hear you had a great afternoon with us, and that you enjoyed your food and the service. We hope you’ll be back again soon! More 

Buffalo, New York
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308 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

There were 5 of us eating dinner here on a Friday night - a birthday celebration. We had been here earlier in the year for a bridal shower and had found the food and service wonderful - a bit less so this time...We brought a cake for the birthday - the wait staff told us they did not have any... More 

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Thank habmford
YOLO_Restaurant, General Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your honest words with us regarding your recent experience at our restaurant. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your appetizer and your main courses. We sincerely apologize that your service was not up to par with your first visit, and we appreciate your feedback because we take our customers feedback... More 

Buffalo, New York
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went because we had an Entertainment coupon and the menu said chicken and waffles. We got there and it was not on the menu any more. The waitress checked with the chef and he said he would make it anyway. The chicken was delicious but the waffle was soggy and probably frozen. We didn't complain though because they went... More 

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Thank Donna N
YOLO_Restaurant, Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Donna- Thanks for the honest feedback about your first time experience with us. We are happy to read that you stopped in after seeing us in the Entertainment Book, and enjoyed your service and our accommodating staff. We truly hope that you will stop in again, and see what else we have to offer on our extensive menu! More 

Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The bar is almost always hopping when we arrive at Yolo while the dining room, by contrast seems very quiet. This is a lively neighborhood place for drinks and good food. The menu isn't huge but there is good variety and everything I have tried has been very good. Special mention goes to the risotto and the bbq salmon. The... More 

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Thank Suzanne305
YOLO_Restaurant, Owner at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Suzanne-Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful words with us about our staff, food, and our atmosphere. We hope to see you back again sometime soon! Have a great day! More 

Cleveland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The name of the restaurant suggests that it captures the theme of millennials that you should experience life to the fullest. This restaurant however does not provide the memorable type experience that embodies the name. 8 of us gathered for brunch with dietary needs that include Gluten free, kosher, vegan, vegetarian and the normal omnivorous diet. It became apparent that... More 

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Thank Charles D
YOLO_Restaurant, Owner at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Charles-We appreciate you taking the time to share your honest feedback with us, we take our customer experiences and feedback very seriously. We apologize that your recent experience with us was not up to par. It is unacceptable for us to receive feedback like this. We ensure you that we are taking the necessary steps to prevent this situation from... More 

East Amherst, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a delicious glass of pinot noir with my dinner. We started off with the Mediterranean Spread Platter which had Roasted red pepper olive tapenade, bruschetta spread, black bean-shitake mushroom hummus served with warm pita, cucumber, sliced Roma tomatoes. For dinner, my girlfriends had the Vegetable Risotto, which was very tasty while I devoured my Haddock stuffed with crab... More 

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1 Thank Sarah K
YOLO_Restaurant, General Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Sarah-Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience from your girls night out! We are happy to hear that you and your girlfriends had a great time and enjoyed the starters and entrees you chose. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere as well. We look forward to seeing you back again sometime very soon! More 

Buffalo, New York
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was too dark (too much black decoration.) it was challenging to read the menu because of the darkness. Regarding the food. My husband ordered the chicken marsala soup. It was too salty. He also ordered the salmon salad. The salmon was overcooked and seasoned in only one side. I ordered the eggplant Napoleon. It was just OK. The... More 

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Thank Tochi4ever2000
YOLO_Restaurant, Manager at Yolo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Guest- We extend our sincerest apology to you for the shortcomings that you’ve described. It is unacceptable to read the type of feedback that you’ve provided. We would like to work with you to make this situation up to you. You may contact Justin at yolobuffalony@aol.com at a time that is convenient to you. Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5841 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051-1885
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  East Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-688-4479

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?