S3 Restaurant

4.6
2579 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
What 2579 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjackm
Miami
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great date night!

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Patti
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong at this restaurant. Everything is top notch - food, service, view...Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, with the exception of one dish where the fish was warm but all the accompaniments were room temp. Waiter tried to correct the situation but warm sides arrived way too late to be useful. No attempt to comp desserts etc was made, which was disappointing

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ScottP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service..

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for vacation and was so excited to share my favorite restaurant with my husband only to find out the menu items I have gotten in the past now are only dinner items. So disappointed but good food regardless.

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MissyC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch! Ate there Saturday and Sunday during our trip. Sushi, Filet and edamame were delicious!! Sunday had live music which was nice and they took requests. Think bartender got tired of us after a while sitting at the bar. Overall great experience though! Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Would not go for brunch ever again unless they add better options

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so nice and made my best friend’s bachelorette dinner so great. Food was SO good. I would eat here every time I’m in Fort Lauderdale.

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MaryS
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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budyaj
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sushi was subpar for the price. Steak came out undercooked. Wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was impeccable! Trudyann our server was attentive and very friendly! Our food was delicious and served promptly and since it was small plates, it was served in proper intervals! My only complaint was that we ate outside and the flies were plentiful and annoying! I would suggest that this problem be addressed immediately as it definitely had a negative impact on our dining experience!

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SarinaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The only positive about our dining experience was the view.

Our waiter appeared frazzled from the start. We ordered drinks and then they disappeared for quite some time.

We then ordered our appetizers and meals expecting our appetizers to come out first and then our meal. My fish tacos appeared within minutes and were served before the appetizers and before my guests' meals. The rice and beans were dry and my tortillas were stale. Then one of my other guests' meals came out along with the appetizers. She ordered a chicken salad but the chicken is pulled from a rotisserie and there were no white meat options.
Pictured below is the tomato bread - seemed like they took out Elio's and served it. The Goat Cheese Croquettes were alright.
Finally, our third guest received her burger (pictured below.) The bun came out looking like it was left on a wet porch and then served.
We later overheard another waiter tell another table that the kitchen is open. As always, communication is key and that would have been nice to know.

While our waiter was nice and pleasant when he was around, everything took a long time. They never came to refill water or ask about refilling drinks. What if we were choking or dehydrated? Would someone have come? Unsure.

I'm shocked that a Hilton would be associated with such a disappointing restaurant.

S3 Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

I sincerely apologize for the unpleasant culinary experience you had at S3. These are not the standards we strive for, and I am concerned this happened when you dined with us. I would like to cordially invite you back to S3 to offer you and a guest a complimentary dining experience (up to $150), in hopes to provide you with a more enjoyable dining experience. Please feel free to reach me anytime! Kind Regards, Nicole Werder General Manager nwerder@s3restaurant.co

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EdMurph
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love S3. We’ve been so many times and are never disappointed! Thank you.

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vipDavidO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation! Our server Nick was absolutely fantastic. We ordered everything he recommended from appetizers to sushi to main entrees to dessert. It was all fabulous and a great meal to end our vacation. So glad we had Nick!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time, food was great, service as well.

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vipGiolatt731
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in vacation for five days. We can to S3 the times twice for dinner and once for lunch. Favorite spot on the strip.

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BryanW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many different unique dishes and drinks. Ambiance and service was fantastic.

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vipteachingscribe
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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FitFoodie
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were great. It was nice to sit outdoors, overlooking the ocean.

I look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved everything about this place. The perfect Fort Lauderdale Beach vibe coupled with amazing food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. Really love the food and brunch.

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ManuelM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Laurie was fantastic! Super helpful, polite, knowledgeable, and overall great experience as a result of her service!

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MichaelH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience was great! We would return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, great service, great date night,
must haves: cauliflower and goat cheese croquettes and pear cocktail awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!!! Would recommend to anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food order was delayed by waitress; therefore, kitchen closed for lunch. After you get your mouth ready for chicken and waffles and fish Tacos nothing else will do.

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vipFoodie
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

S3: Snobby, Sullen, Standoffish. We made a reservation at S3 three weeks prior to our trip to Fort Lauderdale on Friday July 9th, requesting an outside table. We confirmed this reservation one day prior through our Open Table notification, and arrived promptly at 7:28 for our 7:30 reservation. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a bored hostess who lacked any interest in or passion for her role, who told us “we will seat you inside” even though there were 4 tables outside that were empty and available. When I inquired about the 4 outside tables that were available, the hostess said “those are reserved.” Odd, since we reserved an outside table. She had no interest in helping, not even suggesting that a table might open up if we wanted to enjoy a drink at the bar while we waited. So we left, went up the street, and enjoyed a lovely meal outside, with a charming and vivacious hostess and a caring, engaged waitress. I have VIP status on Open Table and yet no recognition was made of that or our confirmed reservation for an outdoor table. S3 has the impression they are an upscale, high-end, exclusive restaurant for only the elite and entitled. They are quite the opposite, and need to realize that a smile and genuine concern for their guests will be a strong factor in their success. I wanted to try S3 as a new restaurant to enjoy, but after this treatment, will not consider S3 again when making a dinner reservation - there are many other viable options in the area.

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GisselleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

upon arriving the hostess who's name i did not get (she was wearing a head wrap and had acne on her face), she did not greet us right away. once i greeted her and checked in to our anniversary dinner reservations, she informed me that she was running late and i would have to wait. those were her words, verbatim. my reservations were at 8:15 and i was seated by 8:25, no big deal. another hostess walked us to our table (thin and very nice) the table she gave us was not my favorite and when i walked back to the hostess stand and asked if she could give us another she was very short and semi rude. anyways, once we were seated Grant our server quickly greeted us and changed the vibes right away. he recommended the dragon drink for my husband oppose to the old fashion he ordered and that was a great hit. over all the food was tasty as per usual. we frequent this restaurant at least once a month with our friends. we had the following: goat cheese croquetes, calamari (super spicy), the dragon sushi, for our entrees we got the filet (AMAZING!!!!!), ahi sushi and the octopus. We had the blondie dessert.

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vipShannaM
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is the best. All the other dishes we tried are great too.

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vipDavidF
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Best sushi chef in Fort Lauderdale.

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vipSaltLife
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devon gave impeccable service no detail was left out or forgotten.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and atmosphere. Food was delicious too. Save room for dessert folks! 😋

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Waiter was not good . Food was great . Had a nice ebening

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vipOlgaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect 🤩

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PatriciaF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, nice ambience. Great for lunch near the beach

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our server had no knowledge of what food items where on the menu when asked, and they also did not have certain food items that were listed on the menu available. When asked why, the answer was I don’t know, he seem not to know a lot of things. I’m a fan of S3 but this time I left very disappointed and turn off.

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JoseM
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to S3 several times and the place does not disappoint. From the beginning, with the friendly valet service, to the two very nice and courteous hostesses, to the waiters and bartenders, this is a fantastic experience. This particular time we were there for July 4th brunch and not only was the food and cocktails delicious, but the decor at the bar was so fantastic and appropriately themed! We had the bottomless bubbly and while the selection wasn’t as broad as always, it was still very good! It really is a great value to do this and you can have so many different combinations, plus the staff will do cool recommendations. We also had the edamame, delicious as always, the chicken with cornbread waffles and later the donuts. They were all great dishes! I really like those cornbread waffles and the combination of the blueberry syrup with the savory chicken and the waffle is just fantastic. We also had the Berry Mamacita cocktail and it was also great and refreshing! Again, a great experience with great staff, friends, and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall the food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. We would return. Unfortunately our service left a lot to be desired so hopefully it improves for next time.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple authentic delicious curious delicious salty fresh.

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MariaW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around.

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S3 Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2579 OpenTable diners.

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