S3 Restaurant

4.6
2591 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2591 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTimothyR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite restaurants anywhere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apart from the food always being above par, Devin and the S3 staff that we encountered were so attentive. It was my mom’s birthday and you guys truly made her feel special.

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vipAnthonyD
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

S3 is one of my favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. It’s always been consistent through the years.
The staff is always very attentive and professional. The menu is very diverse and the food is amazing. Keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server: Joshua Stewart
Bartender: Cindy

Went in for brunch on Aug 1st at noon, wasn’t too busy when we arrived. Was 15 min late due to very bad car accident and they gladly accommodated us after we called. Service was amazing, Joshua had great recommendations and loved the walk up bottomless option! So many fun mixers to try and even boba! Our bartender was very kind and informative and very quick with service! Bathroom was kept super clean and even stocked while I was there. The French toast and sushi rolls were to die for :) excited to go back 5/5

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vipMarkSATX
Austin
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch location (and I'm sure dinner is equally good) -- liked the choice between traditional brunch items, and also lunch and sushi options. We had a great server and the views were nice over a leisurely meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and even better food. Lily was our server and was fantastic. We're big sushi lovers and we're so pleased with how fresh everything was. We'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say we had a wonderful time at S3. Our server Nick was awesome!! He provided great service, was friendly, knowledgeable and also provided great recommendations!!

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SommelierGreg
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Chris, was spot on. There when you needed anything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere with an outdoor patio by the beach. We got a bunch of small plates to share with the table. The short rib was my favorite - so yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Extremely loud and very warm, well inside the establishment.

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JohnL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant that is gluten friendly. They were knowledgeable and very thorough when dealing with our gluten free and tree nut allergy. Food was delicious!

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vipmelissac
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place and the variety on the menu. Service is good and the view is stunning of course!

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vipjackm
22 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great date night!

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Patti
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong at this restaurant. Everything is top notch - food, service, view...Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, with the exception of one dish where the fish was warm but all the accompaniments were room temp. Waiter tried to correct the situation but warm sides arrived way too late to be useful. No attempt to comp desserts etc was made, which was disappointing

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ScottP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for vacation and was so excited to share my favorite restaurant with my husband only to find out the menu items I have gotten in the past now are only dinner items. So disappointed but good food regardless.

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MissyC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch! Ate there Saturday and Sunday during our trip. Sushi, Filet and edamame were delicious!! Sunday had live music which was nice and they took requests. Think bartender got tired of us after a while sitting at the bar. Overall great experience though! Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Would not go for brunch ever again unless they add better options

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so nice and made my best friend’s bachelorette dinner so great. Food was SO good. I would eat here every time I’m in Fort Lauderdale.

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MaryS
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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budyaj
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sushi was subpar for the price. Steak came out undercooked. Wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was impeccable! Trudyann our server was attentive and very friendly! Our food was delicious and served promptly and since it was small plates, it was served in proper intervals! My only complaint was that we ate outside and the flies were plentiful and annoying! I would suggest that this problem be addressed immediately as it definitely had a negative impact on our dining experience!

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SarinaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The only positive about our dining experience was the view.

Our waiter appeared frazzled from the start. We ordered drinks and then they disappeared for quite some time.

We then ordered our appetizers and meals expecting our appetizers to come out first and then our meal. My fish tacos appeared within minutes and were served before the appetizers and before my guests' meals. The rice and beans were dry and my tortillas were stale. Then one of my other guests' meals came out along with the appetizers. She ordered a chicken salad but the chicken is pulled from a rotisserie and there were no white meat options.
Pictured below is the tomato bread - seemed like they took out Elio's and served it. The Goat Cheese Croquettes were alright.
Finally, our third guest received her burger (pictured below.) The bun came out looking like it was left on a wet porch and then served.
We later overheard another waiter tell another table that the kitchen is open. As always, communication is key and that would have been nice to know.

While our waiter was nice and pleasant when he was around, everything took a long time. They never came to refill water or ask about refilling drinks. What if we were choking or dehydrated? Would someone have come? Unsure.

I'm shocked that a Hilton would be associated with such a disappointing restaurant.

S3 Restaurant
Responded on 21 July 2021

I sincerely apologize for the unpleasant culinary experience you had at S3. These are not the standards we strive for, and I am concerned this happened when you dined with us. I would like to cordially invite you back to S3 to offer you and a guest a complimentary dining experience (up to $150), in hopes to provide you with a more enjoyable dining experience. Please feel free to reach me anytime! Kind Regards, Nicole Werder General Manager nwerder@s3restaurant.co

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EdMurph
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love S3. We’ve been so many times and are never disappointed! Thank you.

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vipDavidO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation! Our server Nick was absolutely fantastic. We ordered everything he recommended from appetizers to sushi to main entrees to dessert. It was all fabulous and a great meal to end our vacation. So glad we had Nick!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time, food was great, service as well.

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vipGiolatt731
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in vacation for five days. We can to S3 the times twice for dinner and once for lunch. Favorite spot on the strip.

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BryanW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many different unique dishes and drinks. Ambiance and service was fantastic.

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vipteachingscribe
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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FitFoodie
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were great. It was nice to sit outdoors, overlooking the ocean.

I look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved everything about this place. The perfect Fort Lauderdale Beach vibe coupled with amazing food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. Really love the food and brunch.

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ManuelM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Laurie was fantastic! Super helpful, polite, knowledgeable, and overall great experience as a result of her service!

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MichaelH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience was great! We would return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, great service, great date night,
must haves: cauliflower and goat cheese croquettes and pear cocktail awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!!! Would recommend to anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food order was delayed by waitress; therefore, kitchen closed for lunch. After you get your mouth ready for chicken and waffles and fish Tacos nothing else will do.

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vipFoodie
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

S3: Snobby, Sullen, Standoffish. We made a reservation at S3 three weeks prior to our trip to Fort Lauderdale on Friday July 9th, requesting an outside table. We confirmed this reservation one day prior through our Open Table notification, and arrived promptly at 7:28 for our 7:30 reservation. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a bored hostess who lacked any interest in or passion for her role, who told us “we will seat you inside” even though there were 4 tables outside that were empty and available. When I inquired about the 4 outside tables that were available, the hostess said “those are reserved.” Odd, since we reserved an outside table. She had no interest in helping, not even suggesting that a table might open up if we wanted to enjoy a drink at the bar while we waited. So we left, went up the street, and enjoyed a lovely meal outside, with a charming and vivacious hostess and a caring, engaged waitress. I have VIP status on Open Table and yet no recognition was made of that or our confirmed reservation for an outdoor table. S3 has the impression they are an upscale, high-end, exclusive restaurant for only the elite and entitled. They are quite the opposite, and need to realize that a smile and genuine concern for their guests will be a strong factor in their success. I wanted to try S3 as a new restaurant to enjoy, but after this treatment, will not consider S3 again when making a dinner reservation - there are many other viable options in the area.

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GisselleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

upon arriving the hostess who's name i did not get (she was wearing a head wrap and had acne on her face), she did not greet us right away. once i greeted her and checked in to our anniversary dinner reservations, she informed me that she was running late and i would have to wait. those were her words, verbatim. my reservations were at 8:15 and i was seated by 8:25, no big deal. another hostess walked us to our table (thin and very nice) the table she gave us was not my favorite and when i walked back to the hostess stand and asked if she could give us another she was very short and semi rude. anyways, once we were seated Grant our server quickly greeted us and changed the vibes right away. he recommended the dragon drink for my husband oppose to the old fashion he ordered and that was a great hit. over all the food was tasty as per usual. we frequent this restaurant at least once a month with our friends. we had the following: goat cheese croquetes, calamari (super spicy), the dragon sushi, for our entrees we got the filet (AMAZING!!!!!), ahi sushi and the octopus. We had the blondie dessert.

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S3 Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2591 OpenTable diners.

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