S3 Restaurant

4.6
2631 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 & Saturday 5pm - 8pm // Sunday 2pm - 5pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
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Veuvegirl
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

For the price the I think the portion a really small but the food is really fresh and good. We did the 40 $ mimosa bar that was supposed to be real champagne but they ran out and switch to prosecco. We went there for the Veuve and it's second time they don't have it. Overall good food cheap on the portion and I wont do the mimosa bar for that price.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast. Food was excellent. Moët in the mimosas

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fun evening & an awesome happy hour, followed by a delicious dinner, celebrating our son’s achievements!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, thank you

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vipLisaM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is fresh and delicious. Drinks are creative and very good. Sat at the bar. Friendly atmosphere

MA
MariselaA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney made our dining experience wonderful. She was super attentive and informative. She was patient, professional and fun.

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VanessaT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It was a nice place for a lunch date with my friend. Took a while to get a server but once we had one he was great. Bed good room forever to come but other than that it was a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinnnng! You have to have sushi here! Service food everything is amazing

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vipJohnC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was amazing! Has become one of our favorite spots.

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vipScottFLL
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined at S3 as part of the Dine Out Fort Lauderdale promotion -- $35 for a four course meal, a good deal. Our waiter was exceptional. We tried the balls and pomme frites for appetizers (the balls were very good, the fries were lukewarm). For the next course, we had rice cakes and sushi, both of which were excellent. Our main courses consisted of salmon and chicken. The salmon was nicely cooked and delicious. The chicken was a bit grisly, with skin and some bone (I'd probably order something else the next time). Portions were very generous, since we'd expected more of a tasting menu. Both desserts were just the right size and good to cleanse the pallet. It's too bad they don't promote the menu, since we had to specifically ask for it. Also, they were out of the wine we ordered, and like many restaurants, try to "upsell" you by suggesting a wine at $25 more than the wine we originally ordered, a pet peeve of mine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

As we walked up the valet offered to park our car for $8 fee. Even tho we mentioned we had dinner reservations, then offered to let up park for $10 to keep our key and park ourselves. My husband did not want to hand him the keys at this point we gave him the $10 to just be done with him! As we walk in the hostess was going to seat us at a high top I asked her for an outside table, she had issues with it, tho there were numerous tables available! Then as our friends arrived we are getting ready sit a rat ran up the stairs and bounced off our waiters leg. It gets better, we found a hair in our sushi under the ginger, so we couldn’t even think it was one of ours. We returned the plate and was comped for it. We will try a different restaurant when there are so many options in the area:(

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Lulu
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and very thoughtful server brought a birthday surprise for the birthday girl. Our favorite dishes were the crispy tuna, chili rubbed steak and short rib. It was disappointing that they changed the mac and cheese. Its still pretty good, but the old version was much better. Sale goes for the octopus. Blondie desert was incredibly delicious.

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NatalieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was David was awesome. He gave us some really great suggestions from the menu. We enjoyed our overall experience.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was great, loved everything we ordered, our waiter was really good as well. Chill place to have brunch

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Rbcoach21
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flexible and accommodating service.

Great food and amazing view.

Perfect setting for any occasion.

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vipFtlfoodie
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Menu selection is just average, ambiance is great

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vipKristinaK
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Would go back again
Also a great happy hour until 7

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Thresholdman
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place on the beach. The food, service, and ambiance are very good. The beach is visible from the outdoor seating area.

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hardcritic
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ambiance and service like always

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vipFrederic
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy brunch at S3, have been many times and we enjoy it!

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MelisaA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a great place. The music was great, the food amazing and the service was excellent. All the staff was wearing masks which made us feel very comfortable due to the current covid situation in Florida.

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Patti
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here 3 times and it’s always terrific. Food, ambiance, view, service. Always a treat. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and reserve an outdoor seat. Great people watching and breeze.

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RoyA
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate here as part of the Dine Out Fort Lauderdale $35 4 course special. While we did expect smaller portions than if we just ordered off the regular menu, the entree of Salmon was VERY small. I did not take a photo, bit it was a little over 2" by 1", no exaggeration. The sauce was very good.

The appetizer I ordered was 2 goat cheese croquettes, I assume a regular order would be 4, they were delicious. I ordered the sushi tuna roll which consisted of 4 pieces. Asking the server, he confirmed the portions would be smaller, 8 would be served if ordered from the regular menu, understandable. Dessert was also included, I ordered the brownie, which consisted of 2 small servings with ice cream, one was as hard as a rock.

Yes it is August, it is South Florida, but they had the sliding doors open to the patio which also had seating, this meant we were sweating the entire time.

We were in and out in about 50 minutes, I felt very rushed as he had mentioned from the beginning he needed our entire order at once.

I will say everything I ate was very delicious, just unhappy with the size of the salmon served as the entree, and the server did not indicate from the beginning all portions would be smaller.

Two years ago ,we at at two of the restaurants at The Breakers Palm Beach, during the Taste of Palm Beach. All portions were the same size as the regular menu.

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vipJoe2go
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu seems to have changed at S3. Several of our favorite dishes are no longer available or changed not for the better. Service still great, but help is needed to recapture the delicious menu items we used to love.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

They can't split the checks more than 4 ways so be aware of that, and the fact that 18% tip is already included, but when they run the card, it asks you to leave gratuity again so you may end up double tipping

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priyankak
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Just would have liked the sparkly cake treat which everyone got :/

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av2018
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the happy hour here

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vipMCDA
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Sushi is fresh and amazing. Great appetizers and the Waygu and Filet are fantastic. The Mac and Cheese is awesome too. Very attentive service and great ambiance.

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Francine
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The menu was limited but good.

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vipLindsayC
Fort Lauderdale
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few restaurants on the beach that has consistently great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The music, the food, staff, the location

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall positive. I told the hostess and made a note in the reservation that it was my husband’s birthday. They did nothing.

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vipSeapalm143
West Palm Beach
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, food was great, view was great. Just wished the band would have played a little longer. I would definitely revisit this place again.

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vipDenyseM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

birthday- 16th

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vipKirky
San Diego
120 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening - server David was exceptional! His food and beverage ideas were spot on! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for their restaurant week and it was AMAZING!!! Will be coming back here very soon!

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S3 Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2631 OpenTable diners.

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