S3 Restaurant

4.6
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$30 and under
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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 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. Everyday Happy Hour, 4pm to 7pm. LIVE MUSIC on Friday & Saturday nights 8pm. acoustic band Saturday, 4 to 7pm and Sunday, 2pm-6pm.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KA
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service at S3, and you can't beat the view!! We had a great brunch, but love coming to lunch/dinner here as well.

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food! Every time!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with my fiancé the service was great and the food was amazing!

CE
Miami
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This is a lively restaurant that tells you that items were designed for sharing. All of the servers were helpful. You can order extra food from any of them even if they are clearing some items. The check can be obtained from any of the servers as well. This is different than many establishments with strict delineation of service between employees. Everyone was cheerful. Fish, chicken and appetizers were all better than average....

m
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

S3 was amazing. We arrived a half hour early for our reservation. The bar was packed, but they were able to seat us early. Edamame was perfectly charred, Tuna tower was amazing and the grouper special had amazing flavor. Beautiful view of the ocean and people watching at its best.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the tapas menu , cool atmosphere but buzzy , always go when visiting Fort Lauderdale

o
Orlando
103 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible meal and drinks. Odd situation though - we were celebrating our anniversary, so a dessert was brought to us rather than the dessert menu. Not something we would ever order, but we ate it thinking it wasa polite, complimentary gesture. We were then charged for it. Next time, I would rather pay for the dessert I want.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was excellent except for glass of Cabernet which came out chilled. Waitress explained wine by the glass is chilled because keep in a cooler. Very disappointing since I was very familiar with Joel Gott and it did not taste good. I would recommend restaurant reconsider how red wine is served. Thank you.

RO
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small plates, good food, great Happy Hour treats and drinks. Busy bar scene.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the service!

RB
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Family gathering for the holidays.

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Highly overpriced and very mediocre... The food came in cold plates so with the open doors food got cold immediately... Would skip this for other restaurants in the area

NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Beautiful and lively setting. Nice and attentive staff. Menu is awkwardly broad (sushi, Caesar salad and pasta?). All way too salty. Overall, nice space mediocre meal.

D
London
49 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Food slow to arrive and not the ribs we expected but ok just. Not our sort of restaurant crowded and noisy and not particularly cheap

IM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Went to S3 for brunch to celebrate a friends birthday. Food was great but I did not like the fact that I couldn’t order one of their special mimosas because it was only for their Brunch Champagne bar which was $40 for unlimited champagne drinks. It’s a good deal if it was my only stop and that’s all I’d be drinking that day but since we were doing a hop to different spots all I wanted was one special(flavored with watermelon juice instead of orange juice) mimosas. They are not very accommodating in that respect. I read reviews about their specialty mimosas and I wasn’t even able to get one because it was only for the unlimited bar. Not cool.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved all of the small dishes we tried, especially the cauliflower and smoked Gouda mac n cheese!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

S3 is always delicious. We love the sushi. We love the view.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress Dina was exceptional! The food, the atmosphere and the service made for a great night!

P
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Wir haben einen Tisch in der hinteren Ecke bekommen an billigen Gartentisch mit Plastikstühlen trotz Reservierung. Die Polsterstühle waren nicht zu haben warum auch immer?
Die Bedienung war sehr freundlich.
Das Essen ist wirklich gut aber doch dafür was es ist zu teuer.
Wir waren vor zwei Jahren hier und haben nun den Eindruck die Portion wurden kleiner trotz dem gleichen Preis.
So kam unser Essen auf über 230 Dollar...

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ET
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

On a date and had a reservation but got seated around small children running arpund. Service was poor. No interaction; food and drink just dropped at table. Food was good but service ruined experience. Not sure if I will go back.

L
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice outdoor seating -

RD
Naples
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

S3 was amazing as always. Sushi was outstanding and service was efficient. It is in my Top 5 favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and great for sharing! Our server Angelica was awesome — super accommodating and sweet. Will definitely be back.

L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great location and vibe, although noise level was a bit much. Tapas style food and lots of yummy appetizers and sushi choices, as well as more traditional meal options. Our waitperson was fabulous, and tapas and sushi were delivered when ready, not held and delivered all at once. Hubby had filet, Pittsburgh style which looked amazing. Pricing comparable to other places on A1A. Discounted validated valet parking is a bonus.

B
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had an amazing second date at S3! The food and the atmosphere is incredible - I loved their refreshed take on Tomato Bread! The sushi was very fresh and quite innovative - the crispy rice was a fantastic juxtaposition to the spicy tuna!

The chefs work in an open kitchen, which is a huge plus to me coming from a culinary background. Additionally, the overhead camera above the sushi chef’s station projects his prep technique to a large flat screen for all to see - truly very engaging and demonstrates the skill of the kitchen.

We will definitely be back!

MR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and the food and drinks were delicious - nothing disappointed. The blondie we had for dessert was a little dry, could have been more gooey and flavorful.

C
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great location. Right on Ocean drive overlooking the Ocean. Love the setting, love the food.

j
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vacation dinner food was great.

b
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Have eaten at S3 before but this time very disappointed food was not prepared well. Tempura cauliflower was soggy and dragon roll was lacking any flavors
The grouper was under cooked even though asked for well done and the sauce was thrown over the top like I was eating tomato soup

MB
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

5 stars other than too loud for me and my drink was on the weak side. Otherwise really great place and food.

LS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No better place for a relaxing dinner on the beach. Love S3!

s
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was horrible. It is a tapas style restaurant. We got food in two groupings. Some was cold by the time we got to it. The waitress yelled at us and told us we needed to tip her more. Overall not a place I want to go back to...

LI
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only complaint I could come up with is that the AC was not strong enough. Other than that, the food, service and ambiance was amazing. Great food!

BS
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

This was a favorite at one point back some years. Seems to have slidden down quite a bit since then. For example, the roasted brussel sprouts were WAY too salty. The sushi was good... the steak, only okay. They really need to step up the food a few more notches to be considered.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time celebrating 2 birthdays! Food was excellent and love being near the ocean.

OT
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

It was Ok. The pumpkin donuts were the star of the meal.

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is hands down awesome atmosphere and good food and the beach.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome flavor and food

A
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great location, wonderful to watch the moon rise over the ocean, and delicious curried lentil dish.

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