Meaning “Cheers” in Greek, Ya Mas! is a Mediterranean concept conceived and designed by Big Brother reality star turned restaurateur, Memphis Garrett.
Located on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard, guests enter from a bougainvillea-covered patio that features white banquettes and a pergola roof. The beachy, Mediterranean-inspired interior features sky blue and white walls. Beaded chandeliers hang above a banquette with linen-covered cushions paired with white dining tables. A mix of chairs dot the space and feature teak, wicker and caning elements.
Corresponding with the pink of the bougainvillea at the entrance, the back wall of the dining room is wallpapered in dusty pink line drawings of Greek gods. Whitewashed floors are carried throughout the dining room to the honed quartz bar, which is fronted with blue and white ceramic tiles.
Project: Ya Mas!
Owner: Garrett Hospitality
Design: Memphis Garrett
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Opened: February 2022
Menu style: Mediterranean
Size: 3,000 square feet
Indoor/outdoor seating capacity: 85
Images courtesy of Shelby Cooper