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S3 Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, FL

S3 Restaurant

4.5
4.5
4128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Located on the ground floor, our restaurant Sun, Surf & Sand - also known as S3 - centers on coastal cuisine and a unique sharable concept. We offer the closest dining spot to the ocean anywhere along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Enjoy an eclectic mix of regular live music and acoustic entertainment, and a variety of special events throughout the season.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 523-7873
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Cross street
    A1A and Viramar St.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Entertainment
    Live Music Friday: Band 4:30pm-7:30pm / DJ 8pm-12am Saturday: DJ 8pm-12am Sunday: Band 3pm-6pm Music & dancing at our monthly Full Moon Rising Party. Call for more details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

4,128 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Air conditioning wasn’t working and we were sweating the entire time unfortunately.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The food was delicious and a very reasonable time. Drinks too a little longer but were really good Definitely coming back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was really good and came out right away. Fried rice bowl took forever and was missing the snap peas. Also found a block of rock hard piece of meat in it mixed in with the crispy chicken. I would not recommend that dish. We asked for the steak medium well with no red butterflied. When it was brought to the table, it wasn’t butterflied and medium rare. They took it back and waited even longer for them to cook another one correctly. Food was coming at different times, some people were done eating while other people hadn’t gotten their food. Server was nice and doing the best he could on a busy Tuesday night. Nice place, nice ambiance, I’d give them another shot.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the best steaks I’ve had. Such great sides and seasoning.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I have never been to a restaurant and disliked EVERY single dish. I don’t know if it was because it was a holiday, but every single dish was disgusting! Even my 6 year old didn’t like his food and honestly his plain cheeseburger and fries to us was the best thing that we ordered. I don’t recommend for food to be honest but the ambiance is very pretty and relaxing for date night.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Host was unhelpful. Food was ok - nothing extraordinary. You are paying for the location.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I enjoyed it, the Snapper and the Pork were quite the treat. Thanks for hosting us! 🥰

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  8. AmandaF

    Fort Lauderdale

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Korean chicken appetizer was delicious.. we ordered a second. Server was patient and didn’t rush our meal. It was Mother’s Day and we were relaxing while we dined. Eggs Benedict and almond crusted French toast were so good. Very nice meal and good service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a blast for Mother's Day! Highly recommended! Thank you.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good service and food. Best suggestion is to make reservations.

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  11. Patty

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation and the ladies at the front did not want to gave us the table we had reserved! Fist pretending the server was sick in our section. Then finding another excuse that the table is reserved! But we had a reservation as well! Then she said that she forgot that we had a reservation…

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service we received was exceptional. Devon and Kylie, two outstanding members of the staff, went above and beyond to ensure that our party of 11 felt welcomed and catered to throughout the evening. Their attentiveness and professionalism truly enhanced our dining experience

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  13. Maggee

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation it was honored and we were seated immediately the host was very courteous and very professional. The waitress was very sweet, but the food took forever asking for cream for coffee and ketchup for the french fries took half an hour. Everything was cold by the time It got there, the ambience is beautiful in there very very, very noisy

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  14. MissieB

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start with the positive. We were seated promptly at our reservation time and the food was delicious. Now the not so good. We had to wait an hour to get the Stone bowl rice with chicken and 45 minutes for a glass of Sonoma Cutrer. Then, on the bill we were charged a fee because my husband ordered a drink without ice. Unfortunately, our server disappeared for about 20 minutes so we had to wait to discuss.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy sushi and highly recommend the octopus! Slow service though

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious and flavorful, some of the best sushi I’ve ever had! I would eat here again for sure. The location was amazing right next to the beach and the outdoor seating area came with an amazing view.

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  17. JanelJ

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was looking forward to our reservation at S3. Hadn’t been in years but remembered it being very good. Unfortunately, it was very meh on the evening we dined there. Two of the 5 of us sent back our mixed drinks, which I can say I’ve never done before. Of the other 3 in our party, 2 had beers and the other did not think her drink was good but didn’t care to send it back. When we asked our waiter if the bartender was new, he said he was the best bartender they have. Yikes! I recommend S3 finds a new bartender. Waiter was great, food was average… best part of the restaurant is the location/ view/ ambience.

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  18. ShannonT

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so impressed with the food and for the price. Thanks for giving us a great girls night out

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Devin was incredible. My husband has dietary restrictions and he helped him have a delicious and healthy meal. Thank you!!

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  20. Sunnking

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not great, but not terrible..Cool vibe, but very busy and with today's work environment of finding good help, they suffer.

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  21. VirginiaL

    West Palm Beach

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. We started with the Wok Charred Edamame ... fabulous. The Goat Cheese Croquettes were perfect. The Korean Fried Chicken Bites were also delicious; we expected them to be spicy but they were not. The sushi was amazing. We had the Spicy Tuna Roll and the Dynamite Roll ... both fabulous. The service was 100%, topped off with an unexpected birthday dessert. It is worth a trip back to Ft. Lauderdale just to return to this establishment.

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  22. Johnathanwb71

    Columbus

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was truly fantastic and delicious. The service was good for one hour only. This would be an easy 5 in every category except for the fact that I had reservations with my son whom I only see a few times a year. I made the well in advance and when checking in the lady at the front desk told me I only had an hour to eat and we needed to leave because the reservation system overbooked them with a large party. At the one hour mark we were still eating dessert as we had appetizers, sushi and dessert. I was not asked for a drink and my water glass remained empty. They were waiting on the table to be empty to sit the larger party. This was very unfair for me whom spent over $100 a person to have a wonderful experience with my 22 year old son. It’s our favorite place and we go each time I fly down to see him. Although the food was wonderful it was obvious we weren’t wanted. I had to go to the store to buy a bottle of water afterwards. It was just an unfair and unnecessary experience as I had reservations and did what I was supposed to do.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing spot. Been here about 3 times and it is now stamped as a regular for my people and I. Great food, upbeat but also chills ambience. Maybe best service speed I’ve ever had. Drinks were great. Beach front or indoors is a vibe. 10/10 restaurant

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had an allergic reaction to certain food and requested ingredients just to be aware of what might’ve caused my reaction and nothing was given to me by the restaurant after multiple failed attempts to communicate with them. They promised me they would give me that information and nothing was done on their part.

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  25. jojo

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi was incredible!! Service was extremely attentive, from filling our water glasses, cocktails and timeliness of food delivery. My favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply amazing... this is the place to go for sushi in Ft Lauderdale... the Arrowhead roll is stunm8ng and the specialty Ninja Box that we had was a complete experience... we would Absolutely come back to this place.

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  27. ShannonC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is outstanding. The charred edamame was so delicious as was the sushi and my daughter’s grilled cheese. The service started out great from ordering to the staff that brought out the food, but then we were left on our own for a bit too long and could have used water refills. But, ultimately, the food was incredible and we’d definitely return.

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  28. p2976

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food never disappoints at t this restaurant. Service is fantastic. View and location perfect.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Our waitress Stephanie was great!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love S3 their food and service are great and the location can’t be any better

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  31. Juice

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice selection of shareable dishes. We went with another couple and enjoyed having everyone participate in menu selections and sharing the tasty dishes. Serving sizes ae generous.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The rice came out cold and the drinks were not good and didn’t taste like there was a drop of alcohol in them so we had to send them back and got wine instead. The service was not that good either, the waitress was not friendly but the food runners were much better than the waitress maybe she had a bad night. We were going to send the rice back but decided not to, after sending both drinks back we didn’t want to be the table complaining about the food and drinks so we decided to keep it.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit so we didn’t know what to expect. Dishes came out of the kitchen as they were ready so we got to experience each one as it arrived. Each dish was unique and full of flavor. We are very pleased with our dining experience at S3. We would eat here again. While we made a reservation, there was a wait because they were very busy. Tim, our table host, was energetic and offered great suggestions.

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  34. MeredithO

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. Waitress was beyond fabulous. Great atmosphere. Good was delicious.

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  35. RaniaP

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tim was AWESOME! The food, service and ambiance were spectacular.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marcelo was an absolute dream of a waiter! He was so attentive and made my sister bachelorette amazing! 10/10 would recommend!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent. Easy to choose from and a very accommodating restaurant for your choices on the menu. We will return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve had! Our waiter was so sweet and attentive! We mentioned we were celebrating a bachelorette and they brought us cooked shots and desserts! Best time!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent sushi, atmosphere and service! Have been several times and never disappointed. One of my favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love, love, love this restaurant! I come every time I’m in Ft. Lauderdale.

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FAQs

S3 Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 4128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today
Google Map for S3 Restaurant

505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Additional information

  • Cross street
    A1A and Viramar St.
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Music Friday: Band 4:30pm-7:30pm / DJ 8pm-12am Saturday: DJ 8pm-12am Sunday: Band 3pm-6pm Music & dancing at our monthly Full Moon Rising Party. Call for more details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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