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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Scenic View (41)
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Waterfront (36)
Special Occasion (31)
Hot Spot (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Tapas (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Groups (22)
Romantic (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
People Watching (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fun (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Casual (17)
Tasting Menu (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was absolutely amazing. I would describe myself as a foodie. My wife and I always try out different top rated restaurants everywhere we travel. S3 took the trophy for Fort Lauderdale area.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

The family style eating was fun. I had expected more seafood than sushi. But it was a pretty environment.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for lunch. We were seated immediately but it took a good while for a server to attend to us. Once we got one, he was great! The food was excellent and well prepared.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Best place in Ftl beach

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Another great night at S3! Our waiter Victor was fabulous! Amazing food, perfect ambiance & 1/2 of bottles of wine on Tuesday nights make for a perfect midweek date with my hubby!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was great as always but the service was mediocre.. we dined on Feb 11th at the table to the right of the sushi bar at 1:30 in the afternoon.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

If you love the beach, a refreshing cocktail, delicious food to share, and a place to simply enjoy friends and family, S3 is it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The server was great and very attentive to us. The sashimi was good but not the best I have ever had. It was a nice tapas style restaurant and was close to the beach although it was across the street from it!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

S3 is one of our local go to restaurants. Always good with great service. Can't beat the views.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always great food and service with a view of the ocean. Traffic is not as enjoyable and neither is the background music.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! Love this place! Everything was great. Great variety of food items, excellent service! Would definitely recommend to others!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

EXCELLENT sushi ! Amazing quality sushi. Scallops very fresh. Short ribs also delicious. Hard to have a restaurant that does both seafood and meat so well! A bit loud and tables close together so we heard all of other tables girls night out conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A stylish restaurant, beautifully created. Food was very good overall, though the menu was a little confusing for us as first timers there. But our waitress was very helpful. As the dishes "came at you" a bit haphazardly & rapidly ,the next time we will order a few dishes at a time & build up our meal. But overall a lovely experience, more fine dining than most, but not too "precious" about it! Excellent wine list!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Staff was very attentive. Thank you Jennifer. We had a bottle of wine and sushi- very good. We had chocolate with warm toffee sauce also excellent. We had the cerviche appetizer- not so great have had better

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We came out for a date night we sat outside. Our service was great! We have been there many times before and wanted to go there for the full moon.
Our waiter made sure we had two heat lamps for us which made it possible for us to sit outside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Outstanding and inventive menu. From tapas to sushi, everything was wonderful

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Some of the best food I have had. Loved the Mac and cheese!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

S3 never lets us down! We love the tapas type choices & sushi to share. Delicious specials this weekend of diver scallops was out of this world! We love sitting outside & enjoy the beach front view & sounds of the surf!! Victor was our amazing server, attentive, knowledgeable & very personable!! Thanks for the icky sticky toffee pudding dessert suggestion! We never would have chose that but you assured us we would love the sweet & salty flavors which I’m still dreaming about!! You won’t be disappointed at S3! It is a little pricey but when I get great food, service & ambiance it’s worth it!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place for tapas, drinks, and a night out with friends. Very cool scene. Great outdoor fire pits. A little pricy but worth it

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I very upbeat place with a high energy and noise level. The menu selections vary significantly and you can be quite creative in your selection of small and large plates.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I always eat and drink way more than I plan when I come here. So it must be good! Highly recommend if you’re in the FLL beach resort area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything about our night was amazing. All of our food was delicious and the charred edamame was the best I have had! Service was excellent and ambiance was perfect for a Saturday night.

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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 12, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 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 12, 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 6, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great fresh sushi! Loved the sushi nachos, very creative. Very good service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and great music

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Tampa)·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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