As always Selva continues to impress. This is a must if you're in Sarasota.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Peruvian Food
Try the tuna and watermelon... It's the best. All around nice experience. We highly recommend and always try to go when in Sarasota.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and nice atmosphere
Great spot. Very trendy. Nice outside dining area in a perfect spot downtown. Love the beef brochettes!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would have 5 stars but was a little to loud to get all 5.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent and the
Food was excellent and the presentation was outstanding.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
tickle your taste buds
seafood appetizers and entrees were fresh and cooked perfectly without overwhelming sauces or being drowned in butter. Presentation was food magazine fun. We sat by the waterfall outside with pleasant music. Check out the Early bird special save a bundle--25%!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good local restaurant
My husband and I are new to Sarasota so we're systematically trying all the local favorites. We went on a Saturday night and had a Living Social coupon which brought our bill below $100 for a couple of drinks each, an appetizer, and an entree. We felt it was a good value. We enjoyed the empanadas as an appetizer - the beef was our favorite. My husband had the seared tuna and I had the skirt steak with plaintains. Both meals were tasty and well prepared; however, I would not say it was the best meal I've ever had. Service was a little aloof! The server seemed put off that we didn't know what we wanted to drink right away so she came back over 10 minutes later to finally take our drink order. Overall experience OK but not great.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and ambiance. Couldn't find anything that wasn't amazing, fresh and perfectly cooked. Went for the Malbac braised short ribs, just heaven.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
Try the tuna/watermelon appetizer. It's so good I ordered three for dinner and a salad!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Husband raved about the sea
Husband raved about the sea bass, ceviche are a favorite and were superb and dishes were beautifully presented.Will certainly return
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like well prepared, flavorful food, especially when you learn something new about fusion of taste and texture. Selva assimilates Peruvian food sensations with other more familiar ingredients. The dishes are imaginatively presented--a real treat for the eye. We enjoyed our skirt steak over sweet plantains, washed down with an excellent Malbec recommended by a very knowledgeable and attentive waitress. The chocolate creme caramel was a sensational climax to an exceptionally pleasant dinner.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
When to this restaurant before with some friends and last time to celebrate my anniversary. It was just PERFECT! The food great as always and the staff was awesome! Me and my bf got the perfect end for our celebration there when the waitress came with a dessert for the 2 of us wishing a happy anniversary to us! LOVE THIS PLACE! I will definitely come back again! You guys rock! This was the very first time my bf was at this place and he loved it! You guys make our night! thank you very much!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Selva ALWAYS delivers!
Selva is one of my favorite restaurants. My daughter and I chose to dine here on our last evening of our "Girl's only" trip to Sarasota. The service was fantastic, as was our dinner. I had the Ahi Tuna and she chose the chicken. Both of which were not only prepared perfectly, but were as always, presented as a work of art. The best part of the meal, however, was the dessert: Pot of mousse. Wow! what a spectacular dessert. Overall, a fantastic meal at a lovely place.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always amazing...every time!
I have been to Selva Grill on many occasions and am always thrilled with the food, wine, level of service and ambiance. This place is such a gem in downtown Sarasota. I'm from Sarasota originally and now live in Chicago, so I have seen and tasted some amazing restaurants and this one is definitely way up there. Recommended dishes: Selva Wild Ceviche, Anticuchos, Selva’s Crab Cake, Lomo Saltado.
It also has a nice bar area that seems like a prime spot to meet singles. DJs spin funky lounge beats.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently very good
I've eaten at Selva Grill several times and the food is always hot, inventively presented and good. The service is impeccable.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE SARASOTA AREA. CONSISTANTLY EXCELLENT FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVICE.
OUR GUESTS HAVE LOVED THEIR EXPERIENCE AT SELVA GRILL
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made our 25th Anniversary special!!
Everything was wonderful. Staff was GREAT! A MUST have -- the Parmesan Truffle Fries -- simply amazing!! Portions are generous as well!! The Pot of Mousse for dessert was an excellent way to finish off the experience!!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Selva always fabulous!
We treat ourselves to Selva a few times a year and are always extremely pleased with every aspect of the restaurant. This visit was no different. A fantastic meal and awesome service! Thank you, Selva!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Tried Something New!
I tend to order the same dishes again and again when I find something I like. Since Selva Grill is one of my favorite restaurants, I pushed myself to try something new. Instead of the Spanish Caesar salad, I had the roasted tomato and mozzarella with pesto salad, and it was fabulous. (Now I'll probably order that fifty times in a row.) Instead of the skirt steak, I had the pork tenderloin, which ended up being enough for three meals. It was delicious. I suggest you order the sauces on the side; they're pretty powerful, so you will probably want to decide how much you want on your pork.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food, excellent menu choice. only down side is that the restaurant while having a nice ambience, is also very loud. booking a reservation was so easy through open table and I would use it again
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Sarasota's BEST
Food, is marvelous, service is great. A little pricey but one can overlook that once you put the food in your mouth.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing fusion recipes
As a Chef of a very successful restaurant in DC area, I must say, my hats off to this establishment! Great food, wine and cocktails. Service has the potential to become 5 stars but it's not bad...
Will def return!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb meal, as it has been each time we've gone. We ordered the lamb rack and the veal chop -- probably the two costliest entrées on the menu -- as we have before, and, once again, they were excellently prepared and served. This is a great place to go for a special celebration.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looked up on open table and
Looked up on open table and this was one of the best fine dining that came up! Made reservations for my son's birthday and it was awesome!! Will go back again!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even with a reservation - our wait was over 1/2 hour for our table
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have dined at least 20 restaurants on Main since moving to Sarasota. This was spectacular! The food was delicious! Service was great. Absolutely no complaints. This restaurant is a must for anyone looking for a best of class dining experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always fantastic food
Usually very busy
Can be difficult to get wait
But food is fantastic always
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Selva Grill
As always the Selva Grill was wonderfule. One of the best if not the best restaurant in downtown Sarasota, It never disappoints. Always consistantly great. Never had a bad meal since I started going there 3 years ago. Drinks fine, wine fineservice fine and the food incredably good.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Selva Grill is our favorite restaurant in the Sarasota area! We love everything on the menu and the service is impeccable. The bar is a good place to start the evening then go into the dining room for a wonderful dinner.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
From the martini to the ceviche to the entree, it was a fantastic experience. Additionally, the restaurant was lively, the guests were a great group of ages, and the decor funky. I will definitely dine again in Sarasota.
Be prepared to valet park.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why haven't we dined here sooner?
Really enjoyed the vibe, drinks and food. I had one of their signature martini's..tasty. The wine list, even by the glass, was very good. My hubby had the skirt steak, what a combination of flavors and the steak was unbelievably tender. I enjoyed a great tiger shrimp appetizer and chilean sea bass dinner. All was fab! Can't wait to return for drinks and tapas.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood dishes always perfectly cooked. The Sea Bass as good as it gets and the Grouper special cooked perfectly. Service top notch. Pricey but worth the $$$.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten in fine restaurants
We have eaten in fine restaurants all pver the US. Selva is one of the best. Flavors and presentation are exceptional.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Main Street Find
We've been in Sarasota since June and this was the best meal "out" that we've had. Food was outstanding, wine list was good, and service was crisp. We'll definitely go back.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is my wife's favorite restaurant in Sarasota. Went there early to enjoy First Friday. I had the skirt steak and tomato salad.
Perfect portions. My wife had the short ribs. That surprised me. She usually gets fish. She "shared" some of her short ribs with me. Delicious. Service was very friendly. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the energy there. There was live music on the street.
Could not have been better. Wonderful evening. Two drinks each and dinner for two was $120.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Selva - consistently good.
We eat at Selva often and have never had a bad meal. The food is consistently excellent, as are the service and ambiance. Two very slight criticisms: The bok choy is sometimes gritty, as if they've not washed it well. And they changed the veal chop entree and, for unknown reasons, done away with the best accompanying mixture of eggplant and mushrooms I've ever had. We don't eat potatoes or rice and they now accompany the veal chop; the old way was much better! Aside from those two rather picky things (as I said, we eat there often and notice that kind of thing), the food is always wonderful: tasty, well seasoned, interestingly flavored, beautifully served and perfectly cooked. And the drinks are GREAT!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Selva multiple times and it is a consistent 5. Enough said!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved this energetic, delicious, exciting menu. Everyone loved their meal, the ambiance was electric and we all had a wonderful time. This restaurant is a real winner.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
To split or not
Selva's Tuna is always top notch - I have it every time I go there . They also accommodate all dietary needs. In our party we had someone who is gluten intolerant as well as someone who has a milk allergy. Although they charge a 5 dollar split plate charge they give you double sides and split the protein. This is excellent for those who are watching their protein intake as well as older people who like smaller portions.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time my husband and I ate here and both times were very memorable. The food was presented in a very nice way and was absolutely delicious. The firs time was for a special occasion and we ate entres; this time we brought 2 of our friends and we all shared multlple appetizers and ceviches. Everything was fabulous and our friends said they definitely wanted to return and my husband and I will definitely return again for our third time. Thank you for your special restaurant, staff, presentations, and food.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite Sarasota restaurant!
My favorite Sarasota restaurant! Great service and delicious food with artistic presentation.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Happy Birthday
We were celebrating 2 birthdays, They were expecting us, We had a great meal and the cake with candles was perfectly timed.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This could be our new favorite spot in Sarasota. Everything about it was wonderful from the food to the service to the ambience. Just superb. Not the least expensive but maybe the best.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an awesome dinner there Sunday, Nov 24th. We ordered white fish ceviche, spicy shrimp appetizer , veal chop and mirin sea bass...everything was delicious and perfect! Could not have asked for a better meal! The pisco sours are awesome!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was extremely warm
Our server was extremely warm and attentive. She made our evening even more festive. We dined slowly and never felt rushed.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Anniversary Dinner
The food was wonderful and we felt like we were treated wonderfully for our anniversary.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible food and Service
This was a last minute reservation; during a family trip through Florida. We had never heard of Selva before I started researching restaurants on Open Table, Yelp and Zagat. It would have been difficult to have made a better choice. The food (Latin/Asian fusion) was some of the best I've had in years. Very few items were your standard, plain restaurant fare. Everything was somewhat unique, but utterly delicious (not to mention incredibly eye appealing presentations)
This review wouldn't be complete without mentioning the fantastic service we received. Extremely attentive; without becoming intrusive. Menu suggestions were spot-on. If I ever make it back to Sarasota; this will be at the top of my dining choices.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurants,
One of our favorite restaurants, ever!! We have been coming here in vacation for the last five years. The presentation of the food is unlike anything I have experienced anywhere.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go to Selva!
This was our third visit to Selva Grill. Once was with friends, the other two times were to celebrate birthdays of family members. The food is delicious, presentation beautiful, and the service friendly. My only complaint this trip was that the table next to us was extremely loud; one woman in particular had a loud, over-the-top laugh. Of course, that wasn't the fault of the restaurant. We will definitely go back.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose this restaurant because other reviews rated the quality of the food so highly. I have to say, we were impressed from start to finish. The Maya Shrimp Ceviche is to die for (we could have curled up to a meal-size portion of that!), and the signature Mojito was a delight. I love how the dishes we sampled were accented with an unexpected splash of citrus-y goodnes (in different ways), and the table service was unobtrusive but keenly aware of our needs. We will definitely return!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM