Gee whiz, at least add a cheeseburger so that someone in the party, even children, have something other than fish to eat, mainly sushi. The three S's stand for sushi, sushi and more sushi!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service
We were staying at the Hilton for the night and went to S3 mostly out of convenience but were very impressed with the service and the food. S3 specializes in "small" plates so we were able to try a lot of different things. We tried several sushi rolls (Kamakazee was our favorite), the Rosemary frittes, the grilled octopus and our kids had the hamburger and chicken fingers (yes, they have a kids' menu!). All the food was very good. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great suggestions.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still new but has great promise
The place is beautiful inside and out. The menu is excellent, lots of small plate variety and sushi for those who just have to have it. Execution on some of the dishes was not as good as we would have liked--efforts to "improve" on the Spanish classic tomato bread by turning it into a flatbread with a thick film of pureed tomato isn't an improvement IMO. OTOH the mac and cheese with smoked gouda and crispy bacon couldn't be improved upon. In general we found that the comfort food items were the best. Service was concerned but not as efficient as it should have been. Overall, this is currently very good. For the sake of the restaurant and Ft. Lauderdale natives and tourists, I hope it can become great. It's got most of the right stuff
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great but noisy dining experience
We loved the food at S3, and the service was impeccable. The only reason I didn't rate it as Outstanding was due to the fact that we were seated between two large, loud, and obviously intoxicated groups. Their noise level at times was so high that we couldn't talk to each other. In consideration of other diners, restaurant management should have asked them to tone down the volume.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Stars for S3
In Fort Laudetdale there are great restaurant spots
on the water, fine places to eat where the food and service
Is consistently excellent and places
to people watch. However, it is rare to find a restaurant
that has it all. S3 has it all - our new favorite!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Foodie, fantastic, fun small plates
We took our son (17 and picky) and daughter(21), and they loved it as much as we did! We ordered 11 small plates and the tempura shrimp roll (in case son didn't like exotic choices), and each was better than the las!. Format is so much fun-- an endless array of little dishes to share arriving constantly at your table. Some of our favorites were the Crisp Rice Cake ~ Spicy Tuna(amazing--just get it!), deviled eggs, Mac & Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto (so rich that one is plenty), Short Ribs (use spatzle to soak up every drop of rich beef ragout), Heirloom Tomato and Farro wiht Green Goddess, Brisket Sliders (tangy). Also loved the flight of 3 specialty drink tasters for only $14 and service was spectacular! A reasonably $ food fest!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location on Fort Lauderdale beach, away from the most crowded part. Amazing design, with lounging couches and tables appropriate for 2 or 20. The food is tapas-style, which means you might need to order several. We had steak and chicken and seafood, all good. Doughnuts were okay, but overrated. Don't miss the cocktail sampler. They have valet parking on the north side right next to the restaurant, so don't be confused by the hotel valet parking on the south side of the Hilton.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asian Tapas & Ocean Dining
Interesting menu, not standard items. Recommend sharing variety with a group. Something for everyone. Excellent presentation and taste. Attentive servers as well. Dining is enhanced by beautiful views of ocean. Not rushed and reasonable prices too for all you get.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Beachside Dining
Great view, superior service and excellent food. Beautiful setting and people watching.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great new place
This was our first time dinning here and we will be back. the place has been open since April of 2013, and once people find out about it it will be the spot to go.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to experience oceanfront dining. Good food, fun atmosphere. Drinks are overpriced however.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Great Experience at S3
Rarely do you find a restaurant that suits all needs - Great food, view, service, ambiance, etc. Fortunately, S3 is just that kind of place. Located on A1A in Fort Lauderdale, this visit was to conduct a business lunch that was held there due to S3's convenient location. Conducting a business lunch over light tapas style dining made the business conversation easy, and the service was just the right balance of meeting our dining needs, while letting us focus on the business dicussion without feeling rushed. I've been to S3 with family and friends, and every time has been wonderful.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Initial stuble, but they recovered
In spite of a reservation, our party of four was first seated in the absolutely worst seat. After agreeing to wait we were given a much better table. Once seated appropriately the service and the food was great.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very nice Sunday Brunch
Had a very nice Sunday Brunch on our first visit to this relatively new restaurant. This place is a welcome addition to the beachfront dining. Nice views, Comfortable outdoor seating. Nice menu. Food was very good. Enjoy! A nice place to hang out and watch the beach.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this incredible
Don't miss this incredible new restaurant! They got everything right, food, atmosphere, service, management, pricing / value! A must go place for people who love great dining.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at the restaurant
I have eaten at the restaurant several times and what keeps me coming back is the concept and good food. The greeters at the door could be a little more lively and smile a little . Also, think you should offer a complimentary birthday dessert like other restaurants-our bill was over $300 for 3 people and yet we were charged for the dessert.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been there, 3 times this week.
Been there, 3 times this week. Great place. Wonderful menu with many choices, some exotic, to share.
Fun to dine here.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love our dining experience at S3 - this was our third time and plan to go back again!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME & HIP
Cant wait to go back again and again!!!!!! Location is beautiful, venue is very hip and best of all food and service was great! My type of menu and food. A++++++++
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular x's 3
S3 = Staggering, Sensational & Spectacular! The food was absolutley amazing and the ambiance was enegertic. I would definitely go back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, rude server
S3 is a great place to grab some drinks and relax by the water. It is nicer option than the nearby beach bars. I have no complaints except our server was very rude. Normally, I don't even notice but all 5 of us seated at the table thought she was rude. Should be a great experience if you don't get the server we had!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My brother recommended S3 because of the great 2 for 1 lunch specials. This was our first time dining there and it was very good. Our meals were cooked to perfection and the view was really great (if you like looking at various boats passing by while also watching cars go by on the overpass). Our server was not as attentive as we would have liked, as I had to ask another waiter plus the bus boy for balsamic vinegar, and even with asking the 2 of them it took a long time. The restaurant certainly was not busy when we got there, nor very busy when we left, so we couldn't understand what the hang up was. However, I would definitely return if only for the great 2 for 1 specials, since the food was very good.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall good experience
This was our 3 rd time to S3. Usually the wait staff are friendly and engage in fun banter. This time though our waiter was stiff and only did the very basics. Too bad I didn't get his name. He would disappear for long periods. But the food is always good!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining in Fort Lauderdale
Had an absolutely fabulous time at S3. My companion and I shared sushi, grilled eggplant, duck, doughnuts and vanilla gelatto with a warm cookie cake. Everything was delicious and the presentation rocked. Our server was most pleasant and the manager was very friendly and proud of this new establishment. Will go back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view and atmosphere
S3 brunch was a great way to start a day. Beautiful restaurant and view. Food was good, but I wasn't blown away. A little too smokey inside.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
our new favorite!
Best salmon sashimi I've ever had! the coconut thai tuna roll is amazing! First time here and it's our new favorite restaurant!
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect spot to share
What a treat to sit outdoors & enjoy wine and tapas with someone special -loved this place so much, we came back the next day.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another amazing meal here. The hostesses were friendly and did their best to accommodate our request. The staff is well trained and attentive, the sushi is AMAZING! The Thai coconut roll is unique and a new fav. Love the atmosphere and the view!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
what can i say? food was awesome, service was awesome, overall we had a great dinner. it could be a romantic dinner, or great for a group of people, the noise level is high, but that's to be expected. we had some snacks (hamachi - amazing, baby artichokes - also amazing) the jerked pork belly and corn were both delicious, as well as the surprise of the even the DATE cake. so delish and unexpected. made the meal for me!
i will definitely return, especially because the food was priced very well for being so wonderful
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Server was Tyler and he couldn't have been better. He was courteous, knowledgeable and made us feel relaxed. The Manager took his time to come by and introduce himself (Cooper) and was a nice guy as well.
We went with Tyler's recommendation to share small plates and hit a grand slam with the Tuna Tacos and a special role, along with the Mac-n-Cheese to name a few. Everything was delicious and arrived well spaced so that we didn't feel rushed.
The wine selection was exceptional and overall, it would be difficult to come up with negative to say about our experience.
I highly recommend S3 and will definitely be back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and atmosphere
Seated outside at a table facing the ocean with the firepit lit was a wonderful, relaxing interlude after work. The food was very good with a variety sure to please everyone. Our party of four shared about 6 small plates, dessert and a bottle of wine. The wine was a very good label at a reasonable price. We thoughly enjoyed everything we ordered. The server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yolo vibe on the beach
The best sushi! Try the Thai coconut roll, the edemame, the skirtsteak, the donuts!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great small plates with ample
Great small plates with ample "stemless" drinks....Nice assortment of asian fusion and new american dishes. Fairly priced. Service was very attentive.....was seated immediately @ 8pm on Saturday night. Responsive and convenient valet parking. Just across from the big pond....super find.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fort Lauderdale beach's best view
Fort Lauderdale Beach is the hottest place to be in Broward County and S3 is the hottest place to be on Fort Lauderdale beach.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, relaxing atmosphere
Great food, relaxing atmosphere and a beautiful view of the ocean. My date & I tried many different dishes, one better than the next. Can't wait to go again!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Possibly the best meal I've ever had! We got the deviled eggs, red dragon roll, Brussel sprouts, short ribs, scallops and filet! It was the perfect amount of food for a hungry couple celebrating a birthday! The cake was the only thing that was not exceptional and the ice cream that accompanied it more than made up for it! Overall an excellent experience, a must try!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to the restaurant
I have been to the restaurant on many occasions at different times of the day. Once for an early lunch, late lunch and dinner rush on a weekend and it is consistently good. Owned and operated by the people who brought you YOLO, but a with much more diverse menu.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night at S3!
Atmosphere was vibrant & fun on a rainy Wednesday night -- really pleased to find it so busy and fun!
Service was WONDERFUL!
Ordered a large selection of appetizers / small plates.
Winners: Brussel Sprouts, Steamed Mussels, Scallops, Roasted Mushrooms
Meh...: Deviled eggs, Short Ribs, Paiella, Grilled Octopus
Would go back again!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always great-hostesses
Food is always great-hostesses a problem-not friendly and despite specific request for outside dining-denied even though tables weren't filled
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A rare thing - a restaurant on the beach with good food. Great for going with friends and sharing dishes. It was a blustery night, so we had to eat indoors, but in good weather, it would be fun to dine outside and enjoy the view of the ocean. Only complaint was that the band was loud, and it was impossible to carry on a conversation, while they were playing. Some might find this a plus, but we do like to chat over dinner. Service was perfect. The waiter was there when we needed him, but not hovering and intrusive. I'd like to go back in better weather and sit outside.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas style small plates are great to share. The short ribs and brisket sliders were awesome and the sushi very fresh. We went on a rainy windy night and sat outside in the well protected patio.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ft Laud Beach Best Bet
Great food, especially if you love to share. Lots of small plates. We Always bring guests from out of town as it's always a winner. Food, service, and the Best Atmosphere anywhere on the beach. Highly recommend this place. Owned by the Restaurant People group and paired up with the Ft Laud Beach Hilton make S3 one of my favorite places.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant.
The food, ambiance and service were all excellent.
There is a separate room for groups which is great since the noise level of people in groups tends to be considerably higher.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Different dining experience. Great variety of Tapas. One more delicious than the next. Can't wait to return to try some Tapas that we didn't get. Will bring friends next time so we can get more selections.
Great fun, romantic, yummy!!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sound when shifting between
The sound when shifting between the live music & the recorded music was poorly mixed. We went from great live music to very loud & too much base. The recorded music selections were a little jarring as well, going from holiday music to dance scene with no transition at all. The food was good - get the Brussel sprouts. We'd go back.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a dinner party at S3
we had a dinner party at S3 for a special occasion. The food was delicious and tasty. The service was pretty rough unfortunately. Our server was so challenged that the Manager had to replace her with another server. The Manager did apologize and did some damage control, and for that we are very appreciative. We are surprised that on a Wednesday night, and the restaurant was not crowded, that it was so challenging to get our bar drinks correct, and food order correctly served. We want them to be successful and the owner's sister properties on Las Olas are always spot on with service and food. Hopefully this was the exception and not the rule.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing. Weather
Food was amazing. Weather was perfect. And our server Jamie was exceptional!!
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
MAC & CHEESE ROCKS!!!!
A must try on A1A.....the only down fall....portion control was in effect and for the prices....give a little bit more for the money.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I liked that our server explained that this would not be a traditional meal where all of the dishes come out together. They come out when they are ready and at the perfect temperature to eat. We ended up getting two small starter dishes for our table of 4 and then each ordered a small plate. We left full and satisfied!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite menu items include Red Dragon Roll, Chicken Salad and their incredible signature burger. Gorgeous view, elegant and fresh atmosphere. Easy Parking.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM