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S3 Restaurant
S3 Restaurant
  • Address:
    505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Cuisine:
    Steak
    Price: $30 and under

S3 Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.s3restaurant.com
  • Phone: (954) 523-7873
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am- 4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Chris Miracolo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Ana Gajardo

Getting there

  • Cross Street: A1A and Viramar St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from S3 Restaurant
S3, where sun, surf and sand uniquely fuse with steak, seafood and sushi for a perfect combination of island atmosphere and globally-influenced, sea-inspired fare.
A wood burning grill lights up the place and sets fire to the menu offering Grilled Octopus, Skirt Steak, Jerk Chicken Skewers, Shrimp Toast and more. Let your eyes do the ordering, via an expansive raw bar featuring fresh-caught delights like Tiradito Wahoo and Yellowtail, Snapper or snack plates like a Trio of Dips (whipped feta, chickpea, and roasted eggplants) or Goat Cheese Cakes. A moderately priced menu serves up a variety of small plates Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "The small plates were all incredible! The speciality drinks were phenomenal ! Everything about this meal was top notch - our waiter was in training but did a fantastic job"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Outstanding restaurant in all respects! Food, service, view, decor, drinks - all top notch!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We come here a lot. Girls night out, dates, it's always great. Great daily specials amazing food to share. Always a great drink menu too. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We stayed in the W hotel Ft Lauderdale and tried to book a table in their own restaurant but they couldn't give us a table until ten pm which was way too late. Having walked the strip the afternoon before we noticed the vibrancy of the bar so we called them and got the 7pm table we had wanted. Our server Sheila was superb. All the staff were polite, friendly and quick to serve. We didn't wait at the bar the batman on seeing us approach was straight over asking what we would like. The food was delicious and the menu had lots of choice so much so we initially ordered a lot more dishes however Sheila recommended that we try 6 sharing dishes first and to drop 3 of the 9 we had chosen. We were so happy she did this as we couldn't finish the 6th"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went out for a well deserved date night and had an amazing time. The waiter was friendly and knowledgable. The food was good and sitting outside was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went with a group of 5. Everyone enjoyed sharing tapas. The tuna tower was a big hit!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Always have a Great time . Food is good Great Bar scene Love it on Sundays."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed the dining experience mostly because of the location. We are locals so we always try new places. Our server was fantastic. The people that clear the tables are overly ambitious and in my case, they dumped a glass of wine from a $150 bottle without asking me if I was finshed. The server replaced the glass with a not as good wine and did not charge me for it. I also had issues with thegrouper special that was full of bones. They removed that from the check as well. Grilled Edamame, Scallops, and the skirt steak were very good and we had a nice time. We will give this place a second chance and report back. Location and ambiance will keep this place around for awhile."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This place specializes in creative small plates. Ambiance was OK, but the noise level was overwhelming."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a very good time at this restaurant. It was our second visit. As usual, the service drink outside is not very good. But for all the rest, everything was perfect. Our waitress, Sara, was very nice. All the plates we took was good. To be seated outside with the Dj playing music was an excellent moment."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "A potential hire came to interview and see the area as she would be transferring from out of state. Wanted a place with good food and atmosphere to show her downtown. The food was excellent - we ordered a lot of small plates and had a variety of tastes to choose from. Server was very helpful in recommending cocktails and plates to try. Our favorite dishes were the baby heirloom tomatoes, and the beef rib empanada. Very relaxed but classy atmosphere. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "hidden among all the tourist traps on the beach of Fort Lauderdale you find this restaurant. For past 3 years we been frequenting YOLO when visiting FTL and they recommended this to us as a second option, well we went every evening for our last three nights. Super fun menu, tapas style to share, great flavor in everything, yes even the Brussels sprouts!!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "As always, the food was terrific and the servers were excellent (and quite a pleasure to look at). Very accommodating menu for our vegetarian guest, and they even made two dishes that normally contain bits of meat, without it. The cool outdoor fireplaces would seem unnecessary in the summer, but they were fired up after dark and there were tons of fun people from the bar all around it as we left; and on a Monday night, no less! A great place in all price ranges with the best view on the strip."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Went for brunch with a small group of friends. Food was interesting and well presented. Other friends of mine have been there for dinner and it is one of their most favorite places to go. Can't wait to try dinner there one night soon when my husband and I do date night!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We got seated immediately and everything was fantastic. We had a party of four and each dish was better than the next. The highlights were the banana bread French toast and the chicken and sweet potato waffle. We took our 14 month old as well (early of course) and didn't feel out of place or unwelcome as can be the case with some trendy places (he doesn't make a peep. A mess of course but I do my part to clean up after him). Thanks for a lovely time."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to S3 twice and both times we had very poor experiences. The first time was disappointing, but we thought we'd give it another bc of its location on the beach. However, this time it was even worse. It was embarrassing for us because we invited another couple to meet us there for dinner and drinks. The service was very poor and slow. The server didn't know much about the menu. Our food came out one plate at a time, about 10 - 15 minutes in between each other. The manager had to come over and explain this is a "small plate" restaurant and the food is designed to come out separately. Also, if this is a "small plate" restaurant then they shouldn't charge full price for each dish as the portions are extremely small."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my second time here. I I love it everytime. The food is awesome. I have absolutely no complaints. My friend talked about the restaurant all weekend. I tell everyone one about it. Two thumbs up."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this restaurant each time we have gone to it! Love the view and the ambience. Will go again"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at S3. I have heard a lot of wonderful things about it so we figured we would try it out. We had a party of 5 and were celebrating a birthday. The food was amazing, the ambiance was great, all around it lived up to it's expectations. Channing was our server, he was fantastic! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our experience at S3. The food was delicious and we loved the opportunity to order a signature drink sampler. The one issue we had was that the drinks were very strong. Other than that, the food, service and ambience was right on point for a festive, upscale, romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Everything at S3 was amazing! The bar serves a good size and good quality drink. Our waiter was perfect; attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We sat outside under cover and it was perfect, not too windy or too hot. The ambiance was great, it was quite the happening place with live performances and good music. The food was phenomenal! The sushi is so fresh and unique and the salmon was out if this world! We thoroughly enjoyed!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Don't let its location on the ground floor of the Hilton fool you. This is the best restaurant (and judging from the crowd, a quite popular one) we've visited during our stay at the Ritz-Carlton down the street. It's a small plate kind of place with REALLY interesting, flavorful dishes. I'm usually not a huge fan of Edamame but these are absolutely delicious with an Asian flair. The wine list is extensive and affordable. We went back the next morning for their Sunday brunch offerings and again had a great meal. Our server was helpful with great suggestions and allowed us plenty of time to enjoy our dinner. Of course, the ocean view doesn't hurt either. We chose an outside table in the evening and inside for breakfast. Both were great !"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Friday night dinner with my wife. We had small plates and appetizers, didn't try the sushi. Nothing really stood out and a few of the plates were just kind of heavy. The goat cheese croquettes were cream cheese. It was a bit louder inside as they had a DJ playing electronic club music. More energetic and loud, than relaxing."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Fun, casual dining. Food is delicious. Service excellent. Great ocean view weather dining inside or out."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The view is amazing, but everything else isn't worth it. The mac and cheese has some off flavor. They forgot to refill our water. The eggs benedict was one of the worst I have ever had. The donuts were dry. The deviled eggs were so bad I couldn't finish it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Delicious food and outstanding service. Will be coming back soon!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "loved it all! Location, food, atmosphere -beautiful people, location and food!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Love this place. The service was great, the food was very creative! The edamame is a must!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Third time here. Food is yummy. Shared sushi and small plates. The goat cheese croquettes are amazing. Sushi fresh and tasty. Would definitely reccomend this restaurant. Make sure to order the edamame. So different prepared and delicious."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Loved the mix of original sushi choices and small plate menu. Accommodates all tastes. Did not like stemless glassware."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I came here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. Our experience started out perfectly when we were seated at a table that had spectacular ocean views. The food we were served was absolutely delicious. The goat cheese croquettes, Mac and cheese, and salmon entree were our favorites. Will be coming back!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Service was great. View was spectacular. Music was a bit too loud, but other than that everything was great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Note that they have a separate valet for the restaurant than from the hotel, but I wouldn't have known that if my friend hadn't been there before. Had a reservation and we were seated immediately. The décor is very Florida and nice. The place is a mixed club/bar/restaurant, so it was crowded and loud. Our group of 4 split a bunch of the appetizers and small plates, including the short empanadas, mac and cheese, a couple of sushi rolls. We also split 2 desserts, the blondie/cookie and the date cake. We enjoyed pretty much everything, but the empanadas and mac and cheese were the standouts. Service was friendly and attentive. Your bill will add up as you order more and more plates, but for a special occasion it is totally worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant was very good! Food, service, atmosphere where all superb. Honestly at first I was a bit skeptical given the location on the strip and located in a hotel but I was very pleasantly surprised. Don't miss this gem when you are in town!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The view is amazing here, so I didn't expect the food to be great as well. However, the owners of YOLO did not disappoint when they opened a beach version of their popular restaurant. We had the stir fried brussel sprouts, tomato bread, mac and cheese, and the scallops with risotto - all of it top notch - but the mac was the best. Service was on top of things but not pushy. The only feedback I have is that they shouldn't be charging for valet... Restaurant 101. Also, you need at least one dessert without ice cream so customers can get something to go."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We are locals, and we're looking for a new place for something different. S3 hit the mark. Something for everyone with the various small plates offered. Foodies would be highly satisfied, the flavors all blended well. The preparation and presentations were exquisite. The service was excellent, very good at reading the flow of our conversations and when the next wave of dishes would be. We will definitely bring all of our out of town guests here and be back ourselves never to be disappointed, we are sure. The beach location is beautiful, yet not tacky tourist that one would expect being very close to the sand and surf."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was ok, we had a good time, The place is nice. It is more breakfast than brunch really ;)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nice beach view in FLL, good food, decent service. It was father's day so they get a pass on being a bit slow. Other than that, wonderful time, great location, great bloody mary's."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "S3 was awesome my fiancé and I got engaged and decided to celebrate here we brought our own bottle of champagne which was amazing. Everything we ordered was "off the chain". Natalie was our server and she was so informative and personable. Would definitely go back again and see her!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was great. we've been before. just as enjoyable this time. Great selection"
    Dined on 6/13/2014