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S3 Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, FL

S3 Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3033 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

S3 – where sun, surf and sand uniquely fuse with steak, seafood, and sushi. Embracing the casual and friendly demeanor of resort-style living, and the chic and trendy pulse that Fort Lauderdale has become known for, this scintillating, seaside endeavor provides the ultimate in oceanfront dining, offering patrons the closest spot to the ocean anywhere along Fort Lauderdale beach. Featuring a menu centered on coastal cuisine and a unique shareable concept, S3 is truly a new wave in oceanfront dining, serving up the freshest daily catches and premium cuts of meat, with an expansive, one-of-a-kind sushi bar to complement.

LIVE MUSIC on Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 4-7pm & Sunday 2pm - 5pm.

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Booked 102 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 3,033 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Contemporary American

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for Brunch

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Hot Spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

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  1. L

    Lexi

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my 2nd time coming! Great service and food again. Last time we were here for brunch and dinner, put that in perspective. You gotta the bottomless champagne on the weekends. The burgers are great too! And ommmg the salad dressing 10/10!

  2. EM

    ElseeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was spectacular. The variety of options helped make this a memorable meal. You have to try the shrimp and the goat cheese croquettes!! My only negative comment is the hostesses/waitresses wearing uncomfortably skimpy dresses. It didn’t match the vibe and it seemed unnecessary.

  3. PP

    PattiP

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The hostess was wonderful, we were celebrating a family birthday and the entire experience was flawless. Our server Matt was so enjoyable as well as prompt and super efficient despite having several other tables. The view is incredible and they also happen to have a great gift shop . We’ll definitely be back

  4. S

    Steve

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the perfect place to enjoy great food, great drinks and an amazing atmosphere. Situated perfectly on the beach it made for a great date night. The menu offers a ton of options. We will absolutely be back to enjoy this place again.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    My wife and I were very disappointed after dining here. The best part of this restaurant is the proximity to the beach. I will preface by saying we enjoy fine dining and have a diverse palate for quality food of all kinds. This place fell short on all fronts. For the cocktails we tried 4 different ones, the espresso martini which was decent, the coconut breeze which was overly sweet, the Life's a beach which was pure juice and finally the smoke signal old fashioned. The old fashioned was probably the worst I've ever had and that's my go to cocktail at every restaurant. This one had no taste other than watered down bourbon. My first one had a hair in it but I can look past that because it's an honest mistake but the taste was terrible. These cocktails reminded me of dive bar quality with resort pricing. Just stick to water when you go. For the food, the only decent item was the goat cheese croquettes. How can you go wrong with fried balls of cheese. The tomato bread seemed like grocery store bread with Ragu sauce on top. Seemed like Olive Garden quality if that's your fancy. The butter roasted chicken salad was embarrassing. The chicken seemed like somebody wanted to get a little extra off a rotisserie chicken carcass and put in pieces of skin and cartilage on the salad. The chicken was inedible. Without that it was just lettuce with tomatoes, egg and kohlrabi. Boring at best. We had two sushi rolls, the dynamite and volcano which had so much sauce and extras on it that you can hardly call it sushi. It wasn't the worst thing but when Takato is 2 hotels down, this doesn't even compare to their sushi. This place has resort pricing with terrible quality. Spend your money at Takato or El Vez if you want quality food while on vacation.

  6. JC

    JanetC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Devon provided us with great service. He was informative, efficient and very pleasant. We really enjoyed our dinner outdoors.

  7. ND

    NicoleD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Very hot and humid inside. Wouldn’t open doors so we could get a breeze. Got the wrong order 4 different times. They were out of several menu items. Very disappointing.

  8. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    beautiful place, great service. now the food was all very low quality, chicken and waffles, the chicken was fried with old spent fryer grease (i work in a sportsbar) the checken was beyond dry. the waffle where soggy more like pancakes then waffles i also got a side of bacon, now they bacon came black! burnt thick cut and tasted like burnt bread, this was my wifes birthday brunch and she was very dissappointed especially when we got the check of 170$ for very poor food

  9. SW

    SamanthaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great menu, tons of variety, unique offering, delicious, very timely, great portions. My only issue is we sat outside during a live music night for both restaurants so they were competing in each of my ears. Made it impossible to have a conversation with my partner.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Awful experience. I’ve been here many times and I’ve always had a great time, always had great service; this time not so much. Our server was not good at all. He was rude; very short with us and not helpful. Almost like he had an attitude. We came here for my 35th Birthday. It was SO hot. Like unbearably hot. The food took FOREVER and we got sushi. SUPER DISAPPOINTED

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    S3 is a must stop if you love Asian food/sushi. Edamame is so delicious and the rolls are great also. The crispy rice with tuna is a fave…we had to order a 2nd one bc everyone loved it! Drinks are awesome…island air cocktail…yum!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated right in front of the ocean. Perfect for our romantic date night. The shrimp small plate was my favorite. We also ordered the dragon roll. Ordered another one with dinner as well. I had the salmon. The kimchi veggies made the dish. Quinoa fried rice wasn’t that great. Boyfriend had the wood fired steak and said it was delicious. Service was kinda slow but it was a very busy Friday night. However, bathrooms were completely out of toilet paper and there was a line to use the washroom because one stall was out of order. Floors were also very slippery throughout the restaurant. However, We had a nice time.

  13. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    S3 was absolutely incredible. Great food, great service and overall good vibes. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

  14. M

    Mario

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great portions, great prices and great staff. Alexandria is the best waitresses and should be especially recognized for how hard she works. I've had other that were not even close to as good as her and had bad attitudes.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, we had a great time at S3. Food, service and atmosphere were top notch.

  16. MB

    MicheleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live here locally and visit S3 often. It is a wonderful view with amazing food. Often with live music during the weekend and in the evenings.

  17. QY

    QueenYumYum

    Fort Lauderdale

    55 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    This was the first time I had a mediocre experience at S3. Our server was pleasant but not very available. She took our drink orders, then when she returned, we placed an appetizer order to get started and then she basically never returned. We had to find her and ask her to come and take our order. When our orders arrived, she didn't return the silverware she took when clearing the table. I wound up going to the wait station and grabbing silverware, chopsticks myself and then flagged down another server for some soy sauce and a little dish for my sushi. All of our dishes were delicious...the tomato salad, the filet, the goat cheese and tomato bread appetizers, except the sushi this time was subpar. The roll didn't taste fresh and the unagi was overcooked, dry and did not have any eel sauce on it at all. This is my first medocre experience at this restaurant since they opened. I hope this was just a one -time occurence.

  18. AJ

    AJ1234

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Overall a great experience! Tasty food and beautiful beach views. Service could have been a bit quicker with greater accuracy.

  19. P

    Prgmah

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and really enjoyed the bubbles brunch which had good quality champagne. Food good and kitchen staff on view worked so hard to produce great food. Service was friendly and efficient.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good Bye Party

  21. M

    Michele

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Front of house were unwelcoming and seemingly unhappy in their work. Fortunately our server made up for them. Food was average and relatively expensive.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent. She was funny and attentive and made great suggestions. Food was absolutely amazing. We will be returning!

  23. W

    1Wortheverybite

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They were so kind and followed my request the view was amazing , the service great and the ambiance perfect. Thank you really made my wife ‘s birthday special

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night with my wife!

  25. MB

    MissieB

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Terrible service. So bad I had the get a glass of water because our server kept disappearing. If restaurant was busy, I could understand better. No excuse. Had to chase him down to pay bill.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and amazing food. Upscale presentation at a reasonable price. Overall a fantastic experience.

  27. DP

    DonaP

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Love S3! Going there since they first opened. The edamame- A-dictive!! Food never disappoints. Mac-and- gouda?? Seriously- ridiculous!! Would’ve given 5 stars on all - but this trip they sat us outside but right near the waiters door where the AC blew out right on our backs and it was uncomfortable And - crowded for a Wednesday night. Noisy when you ate back in towards the restaurant.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I work in the service industry myself and whenever I visit Fort Lauderdale/Miami it’s difficult to find an establishment that thrives with food AND service. This was the last reservation I had prior to my flight, with high hopes and I am so glad I went ! Exceeded my expectations and was an outstanding way to finish my trip. The hamachi truffle sashimi was impeccable! Will definitely be back when I visit again.

  29. l

    lupitaj

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They just updated the menu and added some great items to choose from. I loved my chicken and waffles, perfect waffles and tasted amazing. Definitely recommend.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After our married first time at S3

  31. RH

    RichH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there, but won’t be the last!!!! Great and unique dining experience.

  32. KR

    KaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal in ft lauderdale by far, worth every penny

  33. TD

    TekishaD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The store was super understanding and accommodating. We were lost in the neighborhood and the host not only helped us find our way, she also allowed us to dine even though we were late. The food was so good, we ordered and ate an extra plate (Korean Fried Chicken, Tomato Bread). We will definitely be back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and very attentive servers. We loved it.

  35. SJ

    ShaunJ

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Excellent food , slow slow service. Painful to try and get a drink after the first order, and then had to wait forever for server to come back. The place is too loud for general conversation with friends. Staff seemed to try hard, but like many other places right now , understaffed to provide decent level of service

  36. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, the drinks, the service were all excellent. We were seated right away and didn't want to leave! We had a great time.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday cheers

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Host Paula was kind enough to do every she could to change our table and seat us where we wanted to be. Our server Alex was sweet and attentive. We ordered the sushi tower, Tokyo roll, burrata everything was delicious and portion size was great

  40. CF

    CesarF

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Flavorful food. Waitress was attentive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

S3 Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3033 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 102 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

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Sushi

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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