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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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

A special holiday menu for Christmas Day dinner, 2pm-10pm.

S3 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
Scenic View (38)
Good for a Date (36)
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Waterfront (32)
Good for Groups (29)
Fun (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
People Watching (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Hot Spot (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Romantic (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Tapas (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Casual (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (6)
Authentic (5)
Live Music (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Ryan was very personable and professional. Had great service.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice sushi rolls. The wood grill seemed like a good choice but no one in our group tried it. Server was great. Hostess was a little pretentious about moving us to a different table. The 18% “service charge” automatically added to our group of 5 wasn’t explained so we assumed it was the gratuity.
I would definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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service5
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful place to celebrate group get together for brunch!
Our service was excellent and all our dishes were delicious!!

Valet is $5 with validation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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food5
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

The location is great; directly across from Ft Lauderdale beach. Sit on the deck and watch the waves roll in. And then...wait for your main course...and then, wait some more for your second guest's food to roll out (they told us they don't serve food at the same time)...and then, wait some more for more for the third guest's food to arrive, by which time yours is cold.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is more vibrant and fun outside since if has a bar feel to it. The restaurant inside is massive with little ambience and a lot of noise. Food is mediocre. The filet came accompanied with pickles, a tomato, and some lettuce. The burrata came on top of car to (not a good combination). The sushi was mediocre too, with the ratio of rice to fish excessive.

I am unsure about the high ratings, but it must be the location (in front of beach). The food is slightly better than a traditional chain you see in suburbs. My thought is that place attracts precisely the suburbia that is looking to dine in the heart of fort Lauderdale.

Steak 954 has better food (quite good, with some minor mistakes), and is close by to S3 (note: although worst service than S3).

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We had been regulars about a year ago and decided to go back for my wife’s birthday. Not the same, food wasn’t nearly up to what it was. Menu changed and seemed so did the quality. Extremely disappointing! Great place and scenery but service, food quality and bartender was subpar.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Salmon, sushi and all drinks were excellent. Will definitely be going back soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was perfect except for music. Too loud and sounds too much like Club music. Seems out of place in a fine dining establishment with spectacular views and otherwise very nice ambiance.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful food and wine list

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place was amazing. We went for a birthday celebration. The food was great! We ordered sushi and we all shared. The service was exceptional. Diedra was so attentive to our needs and very personalable. The ambiance was perfect. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place!Our second time here and always make a point of coming here when in town.Cozy and scenic with great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was excellent! I'm a sushi lover and find that I am very critical when it comes to this cuisine. S3 passed with flying colors.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a small hiccup with the hostess who would not seat my husband until "the entire party was there and if you are late you could lose your table" We were there - ten minutes early- the two of us - I was in their ladies room which had a line due to an "issue" inside. No reason for her to be short. It would have been much easier - and profitable for S3 to seat him and let him order a drink while I waited. After we were seated and the hubs calmed down it was fine.

Tags: Waterfront
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Visiting from out of town - I found S3 on open table and it was close to our hotel. It was a fantastic unexpected surprise. Carlos was our waiter and was fantastic! Everything from the edamame to the kale salad and Bavette steak was so delicious. I highly recommend it! It was a little loud - but a good energy loud... not obnoxious!

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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My wife and I are foodies. We love coming to Fort Lauderdale but have been disappointed with the restaurants we tried until now. Last night, S3 changed all that!

We now have a favorite Fort Lauderdale restaurant. The food was amazing, the ambience was perfect. Our server, Victor, took great care of us. He was the perfect balance of professionalism and personality.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fun Business dinner with industry associates. Fun place to have many different dishes and share and have more interaction than just each person ordering their own thing.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great dinner with business associates. Good variety of plates for everyone.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of my new favorite spots in ft laudy. Everything I’ve had off the menu is great :)

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food5
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It’s our second time going there and we loved it . We love the South African wine “Chocolat Block” and the diversity as far food option you can have Asian fusion food , Latino and Moroccan food.
Ashley the waitress made the evening even more enjoyable with her great service . KUDOS TO ASHLEY.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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food3
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The desert options were a bit lacking in originality. The kale quinoa salade was good but not great. The short rib was phenomenal I didn't like the horseradish sauce it sat on but that is probably just because I don't like a lot of horseradish. For the price/quality I'd rather go to Kaluz or other neighboring restaurants.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Scenic View, Waterfront
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We really liked this restaurant. We had goat cheese croquettes, tomato bread, Mac and cheese, dragon roll and steak. Too much food really. Mac and cheese was quite filling. Could have left off dragon roll or steak & would still have had plenty of food. Service was fine. It was raining so we sat outside. Bar is covered though - we don’t drink so we didn’t do that.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The red chili guava sauce on the croquettes was amazing and the octopus was great!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We've enjoyed S3 several times in the past, however, yesterday's visit was very disappointing. We sat at the bar upon arrival and there were 3 bar staff and only 3 people at the bar. We sat there for 10 minutes before we were acknowledged. The first comment to us was "can I have your credit card to keep your tab open?" I told her we hadn't even ordred drinks yet. She apologized and then we sat there several more minutes before another server took our drink order.

At dinner, our food was good overall , but not up to the previous visits. The Red Moon Sushi roll was excellent. The grilled brussel sprouts were limp and greasy. The Grilled Caesar was bland and "grilled" was a mystery. Our server Candace was the highlight of the meal. She was engaging and helpful, with a great personality.

I did note on our open table and again to the hostess that we were celebrating a special occasion. There was ZERO acknowledgement of this.

I don't think we will be returning to S3 anytime in the future.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Celebrated my best friend's 40th birthday there I highly suggest it to anyone. The Tapas menu made it really fun and the price was really reasonable had an outstanding time and the food is superb

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was awesome and service was great. Definitely my top 3 restaurants to go to.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Went twice during our time in Fort Lauderdale. Food is extremely good. Service was top notch. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This restaurant does not disappoint. Having dined here many times we know that the food is going to be great and you cannot beat the location and the ambiance. On this trip we did notice that the service was not up to its usual excellence. Our waiter seemed to disappear for longer than usual stretches leaving awkward gaps in the meal. Aside from that the short rib empanadas, sushi and half chicken in the Tabasco sauce were fantastic. I know we will be back again and again and look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Well prepared and very fresh. Music was a bit loud for good conversation. Prompt and polished service.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

S3 is consistently a favorite of my "out of state" sons when visiting south Florida! The food choices are creative, diverse and delicious and service is always outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised on the size portions of the tapas style restaurant. Amazing flavors, interesting combinations, and priced great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Hot Spot, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server victor went above and beyond for our Sunday brunch will recommend to everyone

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The ambiance, food and service remains top notch. The service is impeccable, the food is always on point and the location adds that extra special experience. Always my recommendation and my go to place for all occasions....I love everything about S3!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My girlfriend an I stayed at the hotel and decided to eat in the restaurant. We were very pleased with our dining experience all around. My girlfriend is a vegan so it tends to be a bit difficult to find suitable dining options for her but we had no trouble. Our server had been eating vegan on and off so she made a great recommendation of the veggie roll and tweaked some of the ingredients. We also got the rosemary frittes which were amazing and I got the California roll as well as a JB roll. Everything was fantastic. We even decided to come back for lunch the next day it was so good. She got the veggie roll again with a slight variation to the night before and I got a turkey burger melt which was spectacular. We will certainly be coming back in the future.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Waiter rushed sub way too much. Trying to turn the table way too fast.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fantastic as always! Cocktails and food always on point!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Fun, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is the trendiest, most delicious fun waterfront restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Everything is amazing, from the food to service to view. We come here every time we visit Florida.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Tapas, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were on vacation and went to this restaurant twice as we were staying next door. First time we did small plates, and they were excellent. Second time we did entrees, and they were equally as good. We sat at the bar the first night and Shea and Shi-Shi were fantastic! They gave great advice, were friendly and very attentive. The second time we sat at a table, and our waiter, Jose, was equally great. We sat outside both times, and what a great spot across the street from the beach. The amber lighting due to the turtle nesting season outside makes for an interesting dinner as you can't see the color of your food at all! But that didn't stop us from enjoying every bite.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice place to sit outside. It is really loud due to the music though. Service was just ok. My spouse even told the server it was my birthday and didn’t do ANYTHING to make it special or recognize it. Food was good. Could use a few more betteecwines on their wine list. Overall it was average.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love this place, fabulous as always!!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was pretty good , Service was slow, and the worst part was the place was really warm as in very hot. Also the smell of the wood fire oven was very annoying .
On the positive side the edamame was the best I ever had .
Mac and cheese was good and so was the steak .
We didn’t have dessert since the waiter left the dessert menu and then disappeared for 20 minutes .
My husband will not go back and I would consider it on a cold day in winter .

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, People Watching
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