Food & Drink

The YOLO and Tarpon Bend team's sexy beachfront bistro

Front patio at S3

After crushing downtown Lauderdale like an early-round Heat playoff opponent, the guys who brought us YOLO, Vibe, and Tarpon Bend are venturing out to Lauderdale Beach with the sleek, sexy S3, which wants to fill you up with coastal cuisine and adventurous cocktails into the wee hours, right next to the sand.Kinda like the Marlins' new ballpark, there’re no bad seats at S3, as all 255 have a view of the water. Unlike the Marlins' new ballpark, people will actually go here.Morimoto’s Daniel Binghak heads up the sushi chefs, who put on a show at the 15-seat Turkish granite bar in the back.They’ll be slicing fish and rolling it into stuff like this Lollipop Roll: salmon, avocado, and whitefish, wrapped in cucumber.If cooked seafood is more your style, there’s always the fire-roasted Spanish octopus with gigande beans, tomatoes, olives, and homemade salsa verde. The drinks are also fire, like the Diablo’s Cerveza with Dos Equis Amber, Cazadores silver tequila, and housemade sour in a chili-rimmed glass. It's kinda like the greatest chelada ever.The coastal menu is the creation of exec chef Chris Miracolo, who’s saving you the effort of mixing your entire plate together by serving this coffee-rubbed skirt steak on top of crispy yucca with mango chimichurri.In true laid-back Lauderdale fashion, S3’s lounge is open to EVERYONE until 2a. No bottles required, bro.The Gin Tickle may sound cute and harmless, as long as you consider a mix of Bombay Sapphire, pineapple, peppercorn, and cardamom harmless.

Interior at S3
Sushi bar at S3
Lollipop roll at S3
Fire roasted Spanish octopus at S3
Diablo's cerveza at S3
Grilled skirt steak at S3
Lounge at S3
Gin tickle at S3