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About S3 Restaurant

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 sharable 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.

505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am- 4:00pm.
DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
BRUNCH: Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm .

Cross Street:
A1A and Viramar St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 523-7873

Website:
http://www.s3restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
LIVE MUSIC on Friday & Saturday nights 8pm.
Sunday acoustic band 3pm-6pm.

Executive Chef:
Chris Miracolo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

S3 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for a Date (47)
Scenic View (46)
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Waterfront (43)
Special Occasion (35)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Tapas (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Good for Groups (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
People Watching (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Romantic (25)
Fun (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Casual (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Happy Hour (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Live Music (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 hours ago

Had a wonderful birthday dinner with some girlfriends, our lovely waitress Natalie had some great recommendations. Small plates that are shareable within a group. We enjoyed the dragon roll and the Hana roll very much. Would highly recommend and would love to return on our next trip!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Sat outside. The hostess was accommodating and moved heat lamps near our table since it was a little chilly. Waiter was great. Food was delicious. Had the sushi tower and a few rolls. All very delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

First time visit. We are in town for a meeting and decided to try the S3 restaurant. The seating was great with a view of the ocean. The service was very good. The food exceeded our expectations. The techno noise was numbing. The good news was that it was not loud.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Stopped in after a recommendation from friends and it didn’t disappoint! Food was great and drinks weren’t too bad either.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

Loved it! Great tapas and sushi. Great vibe. Service was on point also. Sushi was super fresh and unique.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We made a reservation for 23pm and when we arrived the first they told us is trat the kitchen was going to closed in 20 minutes and they start to rush us to chose the food and drinks.
It is a very expensive restaurant, around USD70 per person, so the service should have been much better.

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 (Key West)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Was our first time dining here and we requested an outside table. I think we got the BEST outside table and server. The menu is different from our usual fare, but stepping outside the box certainly was worth it! Loved it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Server was unhelpful. She did show any appreciation to our concerns. She was straight with her answers and did not offer any suggestions. She did not offer any water for the table and she did not honor our special request for the outing.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Uhmazing!! The food is so delicious. The ambiance is gorgeous. Great foos and great vibe.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, People Watching, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had great service and the food was very good with good variety of choices. Sat outside at a nice table, but is was a little loud with all of the activity. Food does not all come out at the same time, so one does have to be patient.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had an amazing time at S3 for unlimited champagne! Sheila is amazing and so attentive. You need to come and enjoy Sunday brunch at S3!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Solid all around. My only complaint = food staging. Of note, waitress warned that sharing plates come out when kitchen finishes order. However, everything landed essentially at same time. I don’t mind which order, but having 5+ plates at same time was not ideal. We also requested fresh plates x2, but food quality and staff friendliness were both great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and great music

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went to S3 for on a Double Date night and we had a wonderful evening! The cocktails and food options were both creative and delicious! Have been to S3 a few times before and will continue to return and suggest to others.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My biggest issue with the experience is that I made a specific request on OpenTable for a table location given it was a birthday occasion. There was crazy traffic so we were all late arriving I admit, but the reservation time was very early evening and plenty of tables were available when we arrived. When seated the hostess walked directly past a table set up for a party our size that fit the request made....but that was not the table that was given. I was taken to the far side of the outdoor seating, pretty much isolated, in a windy spot and the complete opposite of what had been requested. When I asked, I was told that table was not available. If the party for that table had shown up shortly after I was seated, I would not have minded. What bothered me GREATLY was that those tables were then separated in to 2 smaller tables...remained empty...and then were put back together over 30min later for a different party. There was no reason that our party could not have been seated where I requested. It was as if the request made on OpenTable was of no importance to them at all.

The food was wonderful. Once they fixed the problem with the heaters, it warmed up (provided you weren't sitting at the corner with the wind tunnel effect, but we had someone from North Dakota in our party who graciously took that seat since it was just fine to him lol). The service was for the most part good- our waitress was lovely but we were so far over sometimes it took a while for her to make it over to us, but that was only a minor minor issue. It was generally a little loud but that was the only advantage of where we were- it was quieter than the other place, so that was good.

Overall right now I would go back. But candidly if I made a special request for a special occasion on OpenTable (like this time) and the restaurant doesn't honor it again, I would not recommend it for special occasions.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lunch, drinks, and ambiance with a view! Food was phenomenal, edamame is a must! Victor was our server and was so personable and attentive. Overall, a must when visiting Ft. Lauderdale.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic dinner! Great interior design and really nice outdoor spaces with fire pits. The tapas menu is varied and every dish we ordered was outstanding. We are going back tonight to try other items on the menu

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

All 4 dishes were tasty and well prepared. The room and patio are lovely. Music a bit loud. Manhattans (cocktail) were not good- too sweet, probably too much vermouth. Prices were ok- the “small” dishes are not always “ small”. Five of them satisfied 3 adult men.

Tags: Tapas, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Highly recommend! Great service, high quality food! Great atmosphere. A+++

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

fuimos para el 31 de diciembre para celebrar año nuevo. la mesa estaba reservada. la atención fue muy buena a pesar de que el lugar estaba lleno. el sushi muy rico. nos dieron una copa para brindar y un collar. habia dj!!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food great,service great, atmosphere great

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great service! Had the short rib it was fantastic! Had the icky sticky for dessert was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My birthday

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

food options and flavor was fantastic! I'll definitely be going back. just yumz!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We always enjoy our meal at S3, the lamb chops were excellent, the salmon was cooked perfectly, the service was excellent.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The female server kept rushing us out and a bit abrupt. Thus marred an excellent experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Don’t get the chicken salad!! My wife almost chocked on a couple chicken bones - dangerous!
If you order it , make sure you up the insurance policy....kidding!
Still sucked !
The Cuban sandwich is good, but you have to take a shower after you eat it...very greasy!! Cheers!!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We come to S3 every year. Can’t beat the waterfront view. Hip and trendy, great seafood. Just a great place!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service is quick once you’ve ordered in that dishes arrive quickly (in no particular order) as the kitchen produces it randomly. The food is very good. Interesting, eclectic menu. We orders many items on 2 different occasions - once ar a table and another time at the bar. The only critique I have is that the waitstaff can disappear at times, drinks were very slow to come, and the bartender while seeming to never stop moving - takes forever to take your order & deliver your drink/take your order. My impression, having worked in the biz for years, is that they are understaffed. Solve that - and it’s Five stars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Tapas, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Limited menu on Christmas was disappointing and equally limited staff meant horrible service. I get that it’s Christmas, but this is a resort area. If you can’t hire seasonal staff to handle the extra demand, don’t bother opening at all.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Interesting choice of food; kind of eclectic. We went on Christmas night. Would have preferred their regular menu, because choices were limited. All-in-all, pleasant (but quite expensive) evening.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great atmosphere with amazing food. We had our first Christmas dinner here and would recommend others to come and enjoyed this as well. I had the filet with mashed potatoes and spinach and it was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was super sweet and was very attentive! The team here deserves 5 stars for the efforts!

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was there on Christmas Eve was very lively, food was excellent as was service. The place was packed and hopping. Great outdoor seating as well, weather was perfect.
For how busy the place was our waitress was very attentive and the food excellent from veggie picks to special burgers. We will be back again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Gorgeous restaurant.
Service was excellent. View of the ocean magnificent!
Food beyond expectations.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Cenamos en noche buena. La vista hermosa. Muy buena atención. Y la comida muy sabrosa.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Arrived to the restaurant blind because me and my guests were mostly looking for a waterfront place to eat at. S3 amazed us. The tapas style fish & sushi options were all curiously delicious and had large portions for the price we paid. Would highly recommend S3 to anyone looking for a good ambience with great food.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was a bit overpriced, but generally above average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful environment

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Yummyyy! Unique dishes & drinks!

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