If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Entertain your playful palate with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of creative contemporary cuisine and drinks at YOLOS Restaurant and Bar. The Green Hills eatery marries inventive dishes with stunning service for a memorable and delicious culinary experience.
After YOLOS's dinner menu opens with an elaborate bank heist and a shocking reveal, start things off with an order of low-country crab cakes, mounds of pan-seared lump crab with a green-tomato relish and horseradish sauce ($9.99), or the house-made guacamole ($5.99). Classic entrees such as the veggie wrap ($8.99) or chicken and brie sandwich ($9.99) are as familiar and delicious as devouring a cherished childhood stuffed animal. More-adventurous appetites, meanwhile, will gravitate to specialty plates such as the seafood-studded mac ‘n’ cheese ($18.99) and the tomato-basil pasta ($12.99). Voracious Vikings should keep a couple stomachs open for the grilled jerk mahi-mahi ($15.99) or the Jack Daniels chicken and shrimp ($17.99). A dessert of tri-layered red-velvet cake served with pecan-cream-cheese icing ($5.99) ends your repast on a sweet note no matter how often one's blind date quotes Marlon Brando's lines from Apocalypse Now. YOLOS is also open for lunch and brunch.
Every order will find its drinking buddy among YOLOS's wines, served by the glass or bottle, or a Tom Collins from the gleaming full bar that dominates the brick-walled interior. Spiky illuminated plants shield diners from the eyes of ex-president ex-boyfriends who just can't let go. Moody lighting lends itself to romantic dinners with World Cup referees as well as family nights watching the mixed-martial croquet tournament on one of the flat-screen TVs lining the walls. Open daily, YOLOS is a smart stop for lunch, dinner, or last-minute meeting traps with elusive roadrunners.
- Jerk mahi-mahi was by far the prize of our meals. Basted with warm earthy spices and grilled and branded with a caramel-colored grid, the flaky tile of fish carried a cool salsa that played bright counterpoint to the warm, succulent fish. – Carrington Fox, Nashville Scene
- The food was good (and fun, with a build your own appetizer), the wine very nice and the atmosphere remenisent [sic] of Manhattan or LA nighspots [sic]. – Richard, Urbanspoon
- This was my third time eating at Yolos and it has been great every time. The atmoshere [sic], service , and food has been excellent! My favorite is the crab cakes. I'd also recommend the Salmon. – Bethany M., Urbanspoon
3805 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37215Get Directions