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

S3 Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.s3restaurant.com
  • Email: info@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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "A very interesting and enjoyable dining concept. Nice ambiance. Small plate, sharing concept. Our group ordered 11 small plates as we wanted to try pretty much everything. 9 of the 11 were terrific. The gnocchi was inedible and the short ribs was just ok. All the others were really top quality. This place is a lot of fun. Last night, without a reservation, there was a 90 minute wait. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Excellent food choices and variety. Very interesting tastes! Normally don't care for Brussel sprouts but my girlfriend insisted I try. Might have been the best thing on the menu. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My friends & I ate a delicious meal which included a Tuna Tower, Crisp Baby Artichokes and specialty rolls Thai Tuna and the Red Dragon. Oh yes! Make sure you try the Wok Charred Edamame and some of the best Mac & Cheese I have ever tasted!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Shout out to Tom and his team. Best food, great service and always a good time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My wife and it recently had a stay cation on Fort Lauderdale Beach. After a bit iodine research we decided on S3. Wow! What a great time! The food, service, and atmosphere was fantastic! It was so good, we went back the following night. S3 will now be on our restaurant rotation."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great spot right across the road from Ft. Lauderdale beach, located in the Hilton Ft Lauderdale. Valet parking is offered, and if you go in high season, unless you are staying nearby, I suggest using it, as it is difficult in this area to find parking. The menus' main offerings were 'small plates' or tapas. They do offer a few main dishes and have a lovely wine selection. Food was VERY good. Lively and trendy. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "WoW, this has to be one of the best dining views in the world. What an awesome spot!! Lovely sea air breeze, the beach, the trees, great people watching. Great spot for any meal and drinks of course!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was a first time for my lunch guest, and he loved it. He is new to Fort Lauderdale."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent food, diverse menu, and great cocktails, all with a beautiful view! I was a little worried it would be touristy bc it's on the beach, but it wasn't at all. I will definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great location, right on the beach. I am hoping the poor service we received was just a fluke."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "A MUST is the Thai tuna rolls, Mac n cheese, scallops with Asian risotto, grilled octopus, the Brussels sprouts and last but not least the fresh fried doughnuts."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was likely our 6th time at S3. We had reservations for 4, and arrived exactly on time. Overall the quality of the staff was lacking. When I approached the desk to inquire about our reservation none of the 4 girls there acknowledged me for 30 seconds. Our waitress had other things on her mind and forgot 2 of the dish orders, and was generally non-attentive. All in all very disappointing. Perhaps a bad night."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, waiter was great. Hostess had attitude and seemed to forget we were waiting for our reserved table."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The outside seating area felt like a page out of a Pottery Barn magazine shoot. Beach views are beautiful, but be aware that there are tables on the north side that don't have any view at all. Reservations are suggested, request an ocean view. Restraunt is tapas style, so be ready to share lots of dishes. Tuna avocado nachos were excellent, but there were only 4, so i would suggest you order 2. The mac n cheese skillet was very good as well. Goat cheese croquettes with guava sauce were amazing. Brisket sliders were decent. All orders come as they are prepared. Our server for the night was below average, we had to flag her down to stop at our table to order more food/drinks. Overall we had a good experience and will return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "S3 was recommended to me ,so my friends and I decided to try it on Wednesday. Food was good , tried several tapas plates. Brussel Sprouts are out of this world , mac and cheese a bit to heavy for us, heirloom salad was good , beef brisket sliders were very good and the scallops were good too. Service was only okay , had to pour our own wine and look for the waiter to order a 2nd bottle. If you are going to share the tapas be sure to ask for spoons."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I'm going to say that my servers name was Jenna but if not I'm going to describe her anyway she was about 5'7 or 5'8 dark brown hair a little on the pailer side but she reminded me of the cartoon Daria . Well she was incredibly amazing and sweet and my date and I loved her she was incredibly helpful and everything tasted amazing and because she was always there to fill my water I always had something to sip on when I felt nervous it was a first date and she was just an incredible server and the hostess and everyone were so nice the ambience was great it really got us in the mood just overall we had a perfect time and I thank S3 for that I wi definitely be back"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "New and innovative preparations with enough variety for everyone. Our waiter was very good and fun. Great addition to restaurant scene especially on the beach."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Have been wanting to try this place for a while. Finally took the plunge with some friends. Was seated outside just before sunset. The view was amazing. The menu had a decent variety. Was not aware that this was a tapas style place. Realized why the prices were fairly cheap on the menu, when the food arrived. The portions are slim. But that's the tapas trend these days, small portions and high prices... The taste of the food were excellent. Skirt steak with mango chimichuri, amazing. The grilled octopus didn't seem as fresh, as the meat was not very firm. I would have to say the view made the dinner worthwhile. Service was excellent form beginning to end."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Overall really enjoyed the ambience. Sushi rolls weren't that great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "First time here. Was a great experience! Will definitely come back. The menu choices are very creative. We tried the small plates and shared Everything was excellent. Definitely try the wok edamame It is exceptional."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "When you eat here you see why it has been voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the US. Food is very different and wonderful."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation. I was pleased that they were able to seat us early. Right about here is where the good service ended unfortunately. Our waiter was sarcastic and generally ignored basic needs like water. It's largely a tapas style menu. A blend of a couple types of asian combined with american southern. The food was really very good, portions were fair sized (tapas is generally smaller, but they gave you a decent amount). Not 5 minutes after we paid the bill, (about $250) the manager actually came up and asked us if we could leave so they could seat someone else. We didn't linger or loiter, we pretty much paid an prepared to leave. We were there about 90 min mostly because we ordered a few rounds of food."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Noisy inside but not ear shattering. Interesting food choices, nicely prepared and beautifully presented. Excellent cocktails. We reserved and asked for an outside table which significantly reduced the noise level. This was our second visit, we will be back. Order in rounds. We really didn't need all of the plates we ordered on the second round. The portions are "small" plates but not necessary a small amount of food."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Our 2nd visit here was just as great as our 1st. Everything is so fresh & delicious you want to order more & more! You can't beat the atmosphere & friendly knowledgeable service. A place to visit when in Ft Lauderdale! Wish we had S3 in LI!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This restaurant, another Tim Petrillo venture, satisfies on many levels. It's a beautiful restaurant with classy and classic decor: warm throughout with a very cool vibe. One can eat for cheap or enjoy a delicious full meal. The wine list is short but interesting, even the by-the-glass choices."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "great place on the ocean and the food was great..."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Normally, Ft. Lauderdale enjoys warm, balmy nights. But not always. We dined outside ( no tables available inside) on a windy, chilly evening. The overhead fans were spinning in full force. Several tables asked if they could turn the fans off but were told the fans do not have an off switch, they automatically spin when the restaurant lights are turned on. It was like dining in a wind tunnel. Napkins, menus, and checks were flying everywhere. Because of this, the warm plates we ordered were ice cold. Our server was very cordial and efficient but it was not a pleasant dining experience. Bottom line-- mind where you sit!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Been hard to find a really yummy sushi restaurant, here, having moved from LA. The sushi is fresh and the menu is very appealing. Wish there were more sushi choices! And, wish the spicy tuna on crispy rice did not have cilantro mixed in....:) Great wait staff and hostesses!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Despite having a reservation was escorted to a back table with no ocean view. Very insincere and unhelpful hostess. Fun, interesting and good food. Energetic waiter."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We dined here recently on a warm Florida evening, and it was a great experience overall. We ordered a variety of the small plates which were tasty, and sized just right. It was nice to be able to order just enough food. The cocktails were alos good with some interesting flavor combinations. Our only complaint was that we weren't able to sit our front towards the beach, as we didn't specify "outdoors" - however I don't think Open Table offered that option. Next time, call the restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "First time to S3 and loved every minute of it. Good service, great food! We wil be back soon"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a great time, from the moment we arrived. Our reservation was at 8:45 and we arrived at 8:44, saw the friendly hostess and we were shown to our table immediately. Servers were great, food was terrific! We will be back, thank you S3!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Ft. Lauderdale for Valentine's Day and had an great time at S3 Restaurant. The food, wine, atmosphere were all wonderful and we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The current 'in-spot' with beautiful leggy gals dressed to please their tailored guys.  The bar hot and noisy. Good server but had a strong accent -- difficult to hear what she was saying...the restaurant noise didn't help.  The dark lighting made reading the menu difficult.   1/3 of menu are sushi types. There are small plates and large plates...you pretty much order them to share one at a time.  We started with $6 Frittes which are great French fries.  Then $7 cheese Croquettes, followed by $13 Empanada which was a pastry filled with beef rib meat.  It was all so filling we couldn't order a large plate, shared a chocolate layer cake $8 and that was it for food. Total bill was $100 plus tip. Valet: $5 charge with restaurant validation."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Like always, our night started out by making simple, easy to use online reservations. Upon arrival the ambience quickly steals the show with fire pits, ambient lighting, tasteful music, and a Tommy Bahama meets Bombay look. The host staff was as friendly as ever to welcome you in and get you seated. Though cocky and unfriendly, the waiter was quick to arrive, well versed on the nights specials and kept a keen eye on the table. As always the food was amazing and the drinks were equally delicious. The ambiance steals the show and almost seems to transcend time and location itself. We are locals of the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The overall dining experience at S-3 was yet another night to remember."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Service was a tad slow, but still very friendly...food and atmosphere more than made up for it!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I have been here a few times because it is in the neighborhood and very walkable. It has the potential to be a very, very good place to eat. The food is good, the view is great but the service really needs to be worked on a lot. We had to ask our server multiply times for various things that we ordered or needed…...like bottled water and a fork. During our lunch our server disappears for about 20 mins. (this is right in the middle of our courses mind you). He reappears and tells us that he was called to work the bar….really. That statement sent multiple messages…the bar is more important than the table customers and that they are short staffed…all of which are not acceptable given the prices."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great spot, great food Service not so much Our server managed to completely screw up our order. And given that he disappeared until it was time.for the check it wasn't worth the trouble to try and straighten it out. Everything is so tasty that we enjoyed it anyway. This was my girl s birthday and I had noted that on reservation. It was ignored except for a lame note scribbled the check. I'm local to the area, love the view and everything else but not sure I'll go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The ownership group at S3 and YOLO know how to do all things right!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food excellent, and we dined on the front patio with a nice view of the beach"
    Dined on 2/23/2014