S3 Restaurant
S3 Restaurant

S3 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.s3restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9545237873
  • 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: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • 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

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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
S3 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (114)scenic view (111)fit for foodies (92)hot spot (75)special occasion (65)good for groups (64)vibrant bar scene (64)romantic (51)great for lunch (40)late-night find (38)neighborhood gem (36)great for brunch (31)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Food Could Be Better
    Keri
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been twice now to S3 for Sunday Brunch. The atmosphere is gorgeous - even when it was being built I wanted to go. The view of the water while sitting outside in the Florida Sun is great. The service has always been wonderful. However, with all the Sunday brunch spots in Ft. Lauderdale, this one falls even below the average bar in terms of food quality. With menu items like shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles, and sushi, all with the most tantalizing descriptions, you get excited about the sound of your food. After you've finished with your meal, you just kind of shrug your shoulders and walk out. It's not gross, but it's nothing special. I really really wanted this to be a place where I could rave about how great the food was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - hectic environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was really delicious and reasonably priced. Service was great. Noise level is very high and the 3 different bar areas create a bit of congestion around/in between the different dining areas. Despite having a reservation, we were seated 25 minutes after our reservation time. I would recommend going earlier in the day (lunch - early dinner) before it gets too crowded and the view disappears.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average Food......
    HonestandHungryVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great views and service. Very average food. same boring menu that exists at many other tired restaurants across the country. However, it is on the ocean and the views and breeze and service were great. Better for drinks or appetizers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - great view
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    it's not always easy to get great food and a great view together but S3 provides both and then some.I always recommend this restaurant if you have visitors in town or you just want to enjoy a nice dinner and watch the Sun set.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!!!!!
    Badass48VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After all the great things we heard about this place, my wife and i finally got the opportunity to experience it last night. It was a Saturday night so I didn't know what to expect. I am here to tell you that this place has instantly become our new favorite place. The atmosphere is amazing and the food was terrific. The tapas style menu and service was exactly to our liking. We were able to order and try many different dishes. Do not miss the sushi nachos or the sliders. The mac and cheese was good but extremely salty. Short ribs and gnocchi were fabulous. And the lamb chops were perfect. Excellent wine and specialty drink menu also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Smigs
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a great time. Food was amazing! Mac n Cheese was on point!! Great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellente Restaurant, Great Food. Great location and Super ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special treat
    developingTaste
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I brought my boss and a co worker. The drinks compliment the menu perfectly and the plates danced deliciously over my tongue. From the Tuna Tower to the brussel sprouts, to the braised beef, everything was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChrisdyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The menu at S3had many choices for us and we always enjoy a menu that presents us with reasons to come back! The food selections were varied and since we enjoy tapas, we had many choices. The wine was very good and I have been a fan of their signature cocktails for a while now. We really enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food great atmosphere
    PGCC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I dined at S2 on 9/5/14 with three other friends. It was our first time there and certainly will not be the last. We tried several of the small plates to share and everything we tried was great. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. We sat outside and it was pleasantly quiet with a nice ocean breeze blowing in. The only negative thing I can say is that perhaps the desserts were not as good as I would hoped. They can do better on those. Overall i highly recommend anyone to dine there. They will be glad they did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and A Good Menu Variety
    EdieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything we ate was fun and delicious. Goat cheese coquettes were tasty and great texture. Sushi rolls so fresh and yummy. Grilled octopus so tender yet great grill taste. Definitely reccomend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed after great reviews
    Dwilliams309VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Searched OpenTable for a new sushi restaurant to try. S3 came up with rave reviews, but they weren't for the sushi. I don't even know where to start, I guess with the waitress from $!#! With an attitude, Irene. First she brought us water, which had no ice and was supposed to be infused, but it had NO flavor whatsoever. I ordered the base wine at $8 a glass, in stem less glass, which was not chilled and awful. I ask for ice, which Irene proceeded to school me on why my water had no ice. I told her it was for my warm Chardonnay. We proceeded on to ordering and figured out, that although we can see a sushi bar AND it's on TV for viewing. Looked great!! I have food allergies and I ask that avacado and cucumber be removed and replaced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the best i've ever been to. Server was amazing as well. Went for dinner and back next day for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Lunch!
    Doodle27
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a wonderful birthday lunch. We very much enjoyed the small plate sharing concept. Our favorites were the Brussels sprouts & the Mac & Cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great out of the Gate!
    Larry
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    You can tell when a real pro opens a new restaurant. No expense spared... great food.... great service! A real winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food!
    FLCindy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very interesting menu items. Old favorites with a twist. Went with 6 people for a business dinner and the small plates were perfect to share. Everybody had something that they liked and portions were enought for everyone to taste. Wait staff was knowledgable about the menu items. Bar tender couldn't assist with a wine selection and was admittedly not knowledgable but then did not offer to find someone who was. Overall was a terrific evening and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    SteveOVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cannot say enough!
    StueyD
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Outstanding restaurant in all respects! Food, service, view, decor, drinks - all top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place on the beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had super food & excellent service
    Singlestrike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excited to go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went with a group of 5. Everyone enjoyed sharing tapas. The tuna tower was a big hit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    Mimosa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always have a Great time . Food is good Great Bar scene Love it on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, food could be better
    CAPFoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty small plates
    absolutepalateVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This place specializes in creative small plates. Ambiance was OK, but the noise level was overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dinner
    Chameau74
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for casual business dinner
    KBBK
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    KazperVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal on the Beach
    BeachBob
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great Experience
    Keri
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    Toons
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service, Will Not Be Back!
    Luv2EatOut
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    MissKLS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking4great
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time diners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable experience
    NomNomNom
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Love
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Miss S3
    BoyskeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot, but a bit loud. Food OK
    FloridaFood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CALMVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fun, casual dining. Food is delicious. Service excellent. Great ocean view weather dining inside or out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.