S3 Restaurant

4.6
2642 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 2642 people are saying
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vipEliseB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I never write reviews but I feel I need to in this case. We ate at S3 for my son's birthday last night. I ordered my salmon medium well (I know, but that is how I like it). It came very undercooked. I did not complain because quite honestly I was very full from the wonderful apps we had and I was having fun and did not want to make a big deal. My waiter noticed my fish as he cleared my plate. He must have told the manager because the manager came to apologize and he took the dish off our bill and gave us free dessert. I often read people complaining about service these days and I thought it was important to share this good story. I will certainly be going back there and I recommend it to all.

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vipEllenW
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the rolls! The sword fish special salad was ridiculously salty however. Not the norm for S3.

MG
vipMaiG
Fort Lauderdale
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special summer menu (Dine Out Fort Lauderdale).
As always, perfect service, the most beautiful view and the very tasty 4-course menu had small portions but just enough!

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IrinaGPerez
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere. Delicious food. Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and service as well as the spectacular view.

SUPER CHILL

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was my birthday, was a good place I enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3 rd time here. One of our favorite places when we come to ft Lauderdale !
The waitress was fantastic!

SG
StacyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place on the water. Small portions for sharing were perfect. Everything comes out when it’s done so it’s literally fresh off the grill. Food is not served in any order. So you get as they are prepared.

MM
vipMikeM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! Great food, great service, great views!

MA
MAN13
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris’ service was absolutely seamless. Haven’t had seamless service in a long tome.

Thank you!

GB
vipGlennB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Hostess not friendly or accommodating. No AC! We were dripping with sweat. Service poor but food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Food was delicious! Gorgeous beach view!

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Veuvegirl
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
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

LM
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

JC
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
80 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

KK
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!

MA
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors from out of town.

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S3 Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2642 OpenTable diners.

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