S3 Restaurant
S3 Restaurant

S3 Restaurant

  • 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: 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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
S3 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (108)scenic view (99)fit for foodies (94)hot spot (80)good for groups (69)special occasion (64)vibrant bar scene (61)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (28)notable wine list (27)great for brunch (22)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great food, great location, great staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food was well prepared. The plate sizes were good, not too big, not too small. There is a great variety of foods from sushi, to comfort food, to hearty meals. The wait staff is attentive, courteous and professional. The price were moderate, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    NYCpersonVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Wanted to take some friends out to dinner and I felt that S3 would be perfect as I have eaten there in the past. The view, food and service has always been great and the night we ate there was no exception. It was drizzling and windy but that only added to the special view. I like the small plates because you can have a variety of different foods and experience new tastes. I recommend this place without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and Consistent!!!
    Badass48VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Another great meal. As always, one of our go to dinner spots. A must for anyone looking for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • S3 great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've eaten here at least 5 times and enjoyed every experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed review
    LeahVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I thought the food and scene were awesome, but we had a reservation at 8pm and we weren't seated until 8:40pm. This is completely unacceptable. They should have offered us a free drink at the bar for the inconvenience, but never did. Making us wait 40 minutes past our reservation makes me not want to go back again, even though the food was so good. It's a shame….
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit!
    Foodaholich
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a bunch of items to share. Shortribs, tomato bread, frittes, mac and cheese, and brussels sprouts. They were all delicious and cooked to perfection. We had a very nice waiter, no one rushed us, the table had a great view of the fool moon, no complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food,unorganized wine service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Overall, a good experience. Food was very good compared to quality in other ft Lauderdale restaurants. My only 2 complaints: 1. We ordered a bottle of wine that they couldn't find (maybe were out of?....) Had to select another, this one was $6.00 more for the bottle. Would've been appreciated and noticed if they would've charged us for the original price of the bottle we wanted in the first place. Especially considering the time it took from ordering the original bottle, "not being able to find it", and then waiting for our second choice, probably 15 minutes went by before we had wine to accompany our food. Also the dessert the bartender recommended was lacking and didn't live up to the rest of the meal. Otherwise, food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    HeatherLynnn
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Absolutely everything on this menu is delicious. I order something different every time and am never disappointed. I crave this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    PRNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had a very good experience at S3 and I would go back. The food was really good -- the short ribs small plate and the wood fire arugula were particularly good. The service was also good -- the wait staff was friendly and attentive. I recommend S3 and would go back if I visit Fort Lauderdale again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don't be late
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have always enjoyed this lively place for great food and fun, however, our mistake was booking to have dinner during the boat show…The traffic was at a stand still for forty minutes on A1A, we could see the restaurant but couldn't get there. Arrived 15 minutes late, the could not find our reservation, then when they did locate our name, took 2 people to find our name, we were told our table was gone. Looking around, there were several tables open, it was 7:15. No help from anyone, thankfully we found 2 seats a the bar. The food was great and the bartenders were great. What started out as a disaster, end up as a great night. Don't be late, but enjoy..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas with a view
    mickonrunVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I can't believe I have never been here before. This place was fantastic. Great tapas, not too expensive and wonderful service. Everything we ordered was great. Crisp Rice Cake ~ Spicy Tuna ~ Pickled Onion ~ Sesame Seed (4 small pieces but incredible) Brisket Sliders ~ Mustard BBQ ~ Chow Chow (2 ciabatta sliders that were very meaty) Grilled Octopus ~ Gigande Bean ~ Salsa Verde (nice olive oil base with great seasoning, could have used some bread to soak it all up) Crab n’ Shrimp ~ Sweet Shrimp ~ Crab ~ Asian Pear ~ Crisp Noodles (4 mini flat crispy taco, my favorite) Evening special ~ Hummus ~ Taziki ~ Roasted Red Pepper Dips with pita triangles (light and fresh) Add 3 craft drinks and our bill was just over $100. I say great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, 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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    eeetsout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very enjoyable and we definately would go back. We enjoyed getting a number of small plates to share and found the selection to be diverse to satisfy both of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • refreshing and unique
    pickycustomer
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good quality ingredients freshly prepared and beautifully presented. Creative food combinations with some unusual food ingredients that work well, are interesting and delicious. Also ordered to go for 11/01 and even to go food met the same qualities as above. Nicely presented, delicious and fresh. Enough staff for good service (except at bar, not bad but wait times could be improved) Staff seemed to work together and helped take care of our needs. Energetic and lively bunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had nice time
    southsiderVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We enjoyed the sushi, cocktails and wine. It was all good but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • keysfunVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We loved this restaurant. It's on A1A across from the ocean and the atmosphere is amazing. It's all tapas which you would share. Everything was delicious and can't wait to go there again! If you have visitors from out of town, this is a must go to destination.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sour & salty
    MartinPLVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    drinks taste really bad but are strong, so good value. food is very salty and sour (mushrooms, octopus, paela and salmon. the place looks nice and service is good but not the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummyyy!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place.. amazing food with great choices and love the small plate idea. Get to try a lot of different foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun times
    Fungirl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a great girls night. Loved the presentation of cocktails but they were a little sweet for us. Food was delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girls night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Exceptional dining experience! Great ambiance, wonderful food and awesome service. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful ocean view gem
    Diappointed
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had brunch here with delectable little plates amidst an open air restaurant with an ocean view and an open kitchen. Every seat has a great view or you can sit outdoors. We had the chicken salad, the goat cheese croquettes, and the homemade cinnamon donuts. All were excellent. We also tried the banana bread french toast, but that did not work. Banana bread is too dense and heavy for a proper french toast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Simply the best! Great food, wonderful ambiance. We loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Mike
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Read the reviews on line prior to going to S3 and decided to go based on the positive comments. The restaurant lived up to the positive feedback. The food and service were very good and the atmosphere was very nice. They also have a good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner with good ambiance
    Chameau74
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Malheureusement , la terrasse était reservee ce soir la alors nous n'avons pas pu prendre de verre au bar. Par contre, nous avons eu notre table à l'extérieur a l'avance. Au début, il n'y avait pas de musique dehors mais après 20h30 cela a débuté. Nous avons pris plusieurs entrées que nous avons partagées. Tout était tres bon. Le service était correct mais sans plus. Nous avons passé une très belle soirée et nous y retournerons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great place to take visiting family and friends upon arrival into town! 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alwaysHungry
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very versatile rest. Lots of food selection. Great for kids too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sun, Sand & Surf
    NicespotontheBeach
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Beautiful full moon view. Friendly service and a reasonable wine list. Which they had more seafood plates like clams.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambience except where we sat
    Hgrose
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everything was good except where we were seated. My husband and I came here for a special occasion and ended up being seated in a back room with large parties with kids. Not the quiet and romantic evening I expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tapas on the beach
    JoleneVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Busy and fun restaurants right in Ft Lauderdale beach. Great ocean views at sunset if u sit outside. The only problem was that they kept the terrace sooo dark that we couldn't see any of our food! Since u order tapas style and share everything, there were many dishes all over our table and we didn't know what half of them were!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    CAS27
    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 atmosphere
    DinnerTime
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I stayed in the Hilton Beach hotel, right across from where the S3 is. The restaurant has a great appeal, walking the boulevard .... so we decided to hang out there and enjoy the filet and goat cheese croquettes. Very pleasantly surprised about the flavors ! Reasonably priced and a top notch interior for a romantic night out !
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.