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S3 Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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S3 Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3402 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Located on the ground floor, our restaurant – 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

10:30 PM


Booked 132 times today

Additional information

  • 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 3,402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

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  1. RF

    RosyF

    Fort Lauderdale

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our server seemed to want to turn our table over quickly. Told us they ran out of edamame. Couldn’t get sugar rim on our side car cocktails because they ran out of sugar. When we ordered sushi, he told us “don’t order sushi tonight because we’re too busy and it will take 40 minutes to an hour”. Love S3 but tonight was disappointing
  2. CF

    CFNY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very busy restaurant and the servers worked hard to keep people happy, they checked in on us frequently. The food was mediocre. Crispy snapper was soggy. Roasted carrots were very salty. Tomato bread was passable. Shrimp was good but the vegetables that accompanied it were not. The mac and cheese was the best dish by far. It was convenient in that we got a reservation last minute, but I wouldn’t return.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi we have had in Fort Lauderdale, hands down. So fresh.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Made reservations for birthday Brunch, our waiter was amazing and so helpful. Took a while to find the hostess and she seemed more irritated than anything when I asked where to go. Other than that sushi was amazing the tips the waiter gave for drinks were delicious.
  5. JB

    JosephB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Devin our server was great. Food is always good. Bar was exceptionally fast last night. Great date night for my wife and I
  6. K

    Kelly

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance on weekends. Their food was better before. Korean Fried Chicken used to be perfect. Now it is very salty but servers were all very nice.
  7. J

    Jojell

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar with our favorite bartender Michael! He knows the menu of inside out. One of us has celiac disease and he's all over it. Feel so comfortable that there is no reason to go anywhere else. Food is amazing service is even better!! Don't ever let Michael go. We like Josh and is good for a few chuckles. Thank you for great evenings and days of fun..
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Excellent food. Good entertainment. Server that worked hard and meant well. 30 minutes for a drink. One hour for the appetizer. Complained and then the rest of the food came all out at once in a flurry.
  9. TR

    TimR

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere.
  10. JS

    JeffS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Watered down drinks. Overcooked food. Great location just now need to food quality to match.
  11. h

    helenw

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Attentive service Wonderful ambience
  12. A

    Amu13

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not the best experience. Our server suggested that we shouldn’t order sushi because that area of the kitchen was really backed up. The whole reason we went there was for the sushi. We ordered other things and the people next to us who ordered sushi after we ordered our entrées ended up getting all of their sushi at the same time as us. What we did order was good, but I was really excited to try the sushi rolls so it was annoying that we were swayed from doing so.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great, seem like the servers were understaffed. The fish and sushi was fresh and delicious. The ambiance was lively, but on the loud side. Would go again for drinks and dinner.
  14. M

    Marco

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    We dined here two nights in a row. Rather disappointed. Seemingly short staffed and not attentive to detail. After Second night we moved on to better value.
  15. JC

    JoeC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and excellent service except for sitting near a rather bossy, loud and obnoxious bartender (?) or manager (?) Also our table was very sticky and the place smells a bit like a bar the morning after.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great all of it The food and the service outstanding
  17. TW

    TimW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great server
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great location. Just an amazing dining experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Went there for wife’s 50th. Had a reservation. We were about 30 mins late because
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mac was an amazing server! Such a wonderful spirit.
  22. CB

    ChadB

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We went to S3 which came highly recommended. The room was great, it seems that energy was good. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and some sushi to start. Both came out great. Next we ordered main courses. My seared scallops looked fantastic but it was the saltiest dish I have ever had in my life. Waitress was scarce so I picked away anyway. My husbands steak came out cold, with cold potatoes and a side of cold butter. The service was slow and we actually sat for long periods of time just waiting for service. It was so loud in the restaurant that we were shouting to hear each other. In the end, very expensive for mediocre food and slow service.
  23. R

    marieR

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the rear bar and you could have normal conversation ! Will request seating in this area for future reservations.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our food was amazing! The best we’re our two waiters. Fabulous service.
  25. JA

    JoAnnaD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I ordered French Toast as did my partner. It was burnt on the outside and goopy raw on the inside. There were four small slices with some non identifiable paste on the side. Had to ask for sugar for my coffee and it appeared to be a strange request to the server. Coffee was served lukewarm. For Nineteen dollars for the toast. It was a disappointment. The setting was nice but there are plenty of nice settings along the strip. Choose another.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was quite rude and off putting. However everything and everyone else was absolutely wonderful. Louise took excellent care of us. Food was great. Ambiance couldn’t have been better. Well operated.
  27. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, staff were attentive but not annoying.
  28. AR

    AlexisR

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance and view of the ocean is the best. Cocktail menu is amazing and somewhat reasonably priced for the Fort Lauderdale beach. I went with my 3 and 5 year old, the restaurant is loud, so good for kids bc when they scream no one notices. Food came out cold a couple times, but they did take it off the bill, which was nice. Server was great. Overall, we not S3 mostly for the ambiance.
  29. M

    Marie04

    New York Area

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food selections are excellent. Well-prepared and varied. Busy lunchtime crowd both inside and outdoors with perfect view of the ocean. Food comes out as prepared so your party ( just 2 of us) will probably not be served at the same time. In our instance, my excellent chicken salad came to me about 15 minutes before my husband’s chicken sandwich. On a whim, I had decided to use chop stix to slow me down, just in case his food took a while. Good planning on my part, but I had one small tomato left when his food finally arrived. Explanation from the wait staff was that the menu is mostly tapas & food will not be served concurrently to all guests. Too late to learn, unfortunately. We would return now knowing the reality.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Favorite lunch spot in Fort Lauderdale. The freshest sushi ever!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Service was horrid. Took them 45 min to get me a drink, asked for water for the table, never got water for Everyone just 3 glasses when we had a party of 7. Told the manager about my drink, he walked off and nothing happened. Food was solid though
  32. DD

    DayDayD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar, beautiful setting by the beach. Had the ceviche, spicy tuna roll, edamame all which weee delightful. Wine was good. Sake selection was decent. Great prices for happy hour.
  33. G

    Goodfood4you

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Lauderdale. Food is always on point as are the drinks and service. Never a disappointment- always consistent
  34. C

    Carola

    Fort Lauderdale

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely setting in the Hilton on the beach. Enjoyed lunch. The tab was a little more than we budget for lunch, however, we were in a beautiful setting facing the beach.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was not very good. Tuna tataki was not very cold. Ordered a Tokyo roll and it took very long to get to table and it tasted "off". Very disappointed. I used to always like the food here. The host Janelle was very kind and welcoming.
  36. JC

    JenniferC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious (especially loved the sushi!) and our server was both friendly & professional. We made a reservation in advance on Open Table, so although it was very busy, we were seated right away. Two minor issues: the vent system was dripping from above our seats, so we had to strategically position ourselves so as not to get wet; also, the wait staff seemed to be stretched very thin, so half of our party was clearing their plates before the rest of the food came out for the others. (We noted that there appeared to be few servers and they were tending to A LOT of tables). At the end of the day, the food was really fantastic and we appreciated our server greatly; would definitely dine here again.
  37. EF

    EricF

    Montreal

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of the best in fort lauderdale
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very good!!
  39. h

    helenw

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Terribly understaffed ……
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted a special meal with our grown kids and this place was perfect. Great food, friendly service and cool atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

S3 Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3402 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 132 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, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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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