Selva Grill
Selva Grill

Selva Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.selvagrill.com/
  • Phone: 9413624427x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Ysacc Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Bring a touch of Selva's foods and culture to your next event. They provide a unique catering experience to satisfy any event from weddings to intimate social gatherings.
  • Private Party Facilities: On and off premises private parties
  • Entertainment: see website for special events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St. & Palm Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking located across the street.
A word from Selva Grill
Selva offers innovative, intricately prepared dishes, plated and presented as works of art. Selva has earned raves from all
over the world, including from the New York Times, which write that Selva is “serving possibly the best food in Sarasota,”
and that “everything on the menu is worth trying.”
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Selva Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (96)special occasion (81)neighborhood gem (53)romantic (51)hot spot (39)vibrant bar scene (37)great for outdoor dining (34)good for groups (24)late-night find (20)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Awesome!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Selva was amazing--the food was delicious, the service was very good, and the food came out quickly for such a busy time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just excellent
    PB61
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great flavors and wonderful quality. Also very creative menu. Service was top notch. Enjoyed the outside dining. IMO a bit pricey. Good for a special occasion. Excellent overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place food and service
    excellent
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is a fine restaurant specifically for a special occasion, somewhat pricey but, food was outstanding with great presentation. Had Short ribs were wonderful and the the duck breast excellent. Portions are large so watch the appetizers. Will be back and highly reccommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We learned about Selva through Groupon and decided to have my husband's birthday dinner there. The food was presented beautifully, pieces of art and delicious. Plus a nice birthday surprise dessert. ToniW
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    Brian7270
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is easily one of the top restaurants in Sarasota. If you have been to Darwin's or The Cottage you are familiar with the many since it was the same chef that started each.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again
    Chashud
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Every time we visit Sarasota this restaurant is on our must list. There is a wide selection to choose from, most with a South American flair. We usually have the flank steak with chimichurri sauce which is a sure bet. The ceviche appetizers are prepared in a variety of editions and all delicious. Also many fish and fowl to choose from. The staff is knowledgable and helpful. The crowd is mostly local and often colorful. The only downside is the noise level which can test your hearing acumen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    blanatt
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Outstanding food, as always. This is the most consistently excellent restaurant we've found in Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Steak
    FrequntDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've eaten here many times and the food is usually both tasty and ample portions. However, neither of us have ever ordered meat. THis time I was in the mood for meat so I ordered their "signature" skirt steak. I'm not a novice so I know that a skirt steak will not be as tender as a filet; however, I don't expect to have to struggle to eat it! Unfortunately, in this case that's exctly what happened. I managed to get it down but there wasn't much enjoyment. I probably should have sent it back; however, my wife's entree was also there and it would have been awkward to have it sit there. Her seafood entree was quite nice so at least one of us enjoyed their entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great flavor combinations!
    Flfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Palate stimulating and impressive variety. Four of us shared appetizers and one was better than the next. Favorite was the beef ceviche and the tuna with watermelon. Chef complements each item with a variety of sauces that are so flavorful you can't get enough. We ordered more bread just to dunk into the sizzling shrimp dish. The veal chop was tender and nicely crusted on the outside, the rack of lamb roasted with a Mediterranean flair was superb, and the salmon melted in your mouth. We loved every bite including the perfect risotto, and veggies served on the side. Since we are locals, this has become our new favorite spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT!
    DienverDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    So often we have a dining experience that is great but something is a little off. Not this time, totally perfect! Seating, staff, food, value for the quality of the meal, totally perfect! A special thank you to our waitress Felicia. As we learned she is the latest addition to the staff yet she knew the menu well and made excellent recommendations. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • expensive but food taste great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was great. Fresh. Service was great also. A meal for 2 was 105.00 and included one cup of wine. I recommend going there for a special night with your special someone. Its expensive but a really nice restaurant. I loved it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love this restaurant. Food is always scrumptious, service is always impeccable, ambiance is beautiful. I just wish it were not so loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    guitarman
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great meal and a wonderful time, with excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal
    stevegVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our 3rd visit here. Food and service always very good. Very tasty and well prepared ( grouper, pork). Service was prompt and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good dining in sarasota
    restygiant
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Especially nice food compared to other restaurants in the area. Definately one of the best in Sarasota
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    NJFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I stumbled upon this place while we were in the area house hunting a few months ago and we were blown away by their food! It was the best meal that we have had in a long time. We are now living in the area and dined here the other night for our first "date night" without the kids since moving. As the previous visit, we loved everything that we ordered, from our drinks to our entrees. Service is great too! Amazing place! It's a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good good cool spot
    FoodEsarasotaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Second time at the restaurant. Great vibe and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Believe the Hype
    Rabbitfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food I'd unbelievably good. We had drinks, appetizers and meals. Everything was fantastic but standouts are plantain chips with chimichurri, the beef brochettes, the fried snapper, and the skirt steak. A pricey meal but worth it because portions are large and food is yummy. The service is great too. The only negative is that it is kind of dark. More lighting would be good so I could see all the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great ceviche, substandard salad
    schlomo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    the ceviche mixto was wonderful as was the maya shrimp. however the chopped salad was made with the outer romaine leaves which are coarse and tasteless. $9 salad could be a lot better with romaine hearts, avoid the chopped salad
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food ~ Impeccable Service
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Upon arrival, we were seated immediately & the hostess wished me a 'Happy Birthday', after noticing I made a note that we were celebrating my 30th Birthday! Our server, Lauren, was very knowledgeable with both the cocktail/wine menu & the dinner menu, offering us the specials of the evening & helping me decide between things based on her personal recommendations. The food was phenomenal and delivered in a very timely manner, with the perfect amount of time between courses. She also brought me a birthday dessert, on the house!! For the quality of food & trendy scene/ambience - it was worth every penny!! Definitely will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Nika
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Delicious. Sexy. Beautiful. The food is exquisite. An absolute must in Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a Drive
    uflaw82VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I have been coming here for several years. We live in Fort Lauderdale and always get off I-75 when driving to Tampa Bay for a visit in order to dine at Selva. The Peruvian-influenced food and pisco-infused refreshments make this restaurant worth going out of your way. The lamb, short rib, shrimp piri piri and risotto dishes are favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great
    steve
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Selva Grill has never disappointed. Our first meal out after a move from the East Coast of Florida three years ago. Always have had great food. Has become our favorite restaurant. We are never concerned about bringing guests because they have always gotten rave reviews from our guests. Fabulous rack of lamb, ditto for their steaks and seafood. Wonderful wine list, interesting sides and dessert and great food. What more can you ask of a restaurant?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasty
    ChicagoDiner07VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Creative and tasty. We both had the skirt steaks after receiving numerous recommendations from friends. It was excellent said one person and I said it was very good. It had a lot of flavors going on, something different than how I normally have a skirt steak (usually just grilled). It was fun to try something different and the service was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Class
    SarasotaJoe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and service are always outstanding at Selva. I try a different Ceviche every time, and it never disappoints. The skirt steak is the best I've had anywhere. The Scotch and Port selections are quite good, if not extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience!!!
    Stace42
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I wa so impressed with this restaurant! I brought my best friend for her birthday and they went out of their way to make her feel special. The food was exceptional with amazing plate presentations. The kitchen was also extremely accommodating to our needs. Best crab spring roll I have ever had in my entire life! I highly recommend this place to foodies or anyone on a date or a special occasion. Thank you Selva Grill for a fabulous dining experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    Diningoutanytime
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have been going to Selva for nearly 7 years and it remains consistently good.....food, atmosphere and service. Because of the Peruvian dishes it is unique and stands out from other restaurants. The cerviche is always excellent and seafood is fresh and well prepared .
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    FoodieCouple
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Selva Grill has an amazing atmosphere with a modern, lively feel. The food was amazing and everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and delicious. Our server was very attentive but understood when we explained we wished to take our time and was able to space out our dishes perfectly. The staff made our anniversary special and even provided us with a surprise dessert. I would definitely recommend Selva Grill to others foodies or not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food in Sarasota!!!!!
    JrFoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fantastic food! Variety of spices. Started with a mixed Ceviche plate that was to die for. We later had the best lamb and Ribeye we had ever had!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • imagesplus
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Unique flavors and beautifully presented plates. Ask for bottled water...the "regular" water has an awful taste!!! Service was very efficient. Noise level OK on slow evenings, but when the restaurant is full, it is difficult to hear the person at your own table!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • peteh
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Now (8/2014) it is probably the best restaurant in the entire area on the basis that we have never tasted such treats elsewhere ; even compared to the other ever - excellent restaurant near Links Ave downtown. What a gem to have.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Shannon
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We live a couple hours south of Sarasota and every time we come up we have dinner at Selva Grill. The food is always good. We have eaten there about a dozen times and have never had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • honeybunny88
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food/deco was great. The octopus ceviche was a little less tender than I expected, but it was still good. Crab spring rolls were very good and I also loved Inca cod. Service was good and it's a great restaurant for a special date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Night out!!!
    Alejandro
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted to try something new. Selva Grill exceeded our expectations. The Service was great, the food was great, the drinks tasted perfect and the ambient was excellent. We are looking forward to coming back and bringing friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Presentation, Delicious, Delightful
    opentablefan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delicious, beautiful presentation and it was a delightful experience. The restaurant has a glowing ambience. We had theatre tickets so we informed our waitress and we were served and finished in time! Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent overall experience
    noteasilyimpressed
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here Sat night after booking a reservation through Open Table. I noted in our reservation that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they greeted us with "Happy Anniversary," had an anniversary note for us on our table and gave us a complimentary dessert. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Everything we had from my grapefruit basil martini through dessert was excellent. The food presentation was so impressive I had to take pictures. The dishes were delicious and interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    marken
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined early Saturday evening and had a fantastic meal with excellent service. The food is presented beautifully and the servings are adequate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    luvagooddinner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was fantastic and they were great helping me be gluten free. Lobster ceviche and the duck were both outstanding. Will go every time we come back to Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 33rd Anniversary Wedding Dinner
    JRam
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Incredible food & service. The staff was prepared and waiting for us; promptly congratulating us on the occasion of our 33rd wedding anniversary. Our waiter was courteous and knowledgeable, taking his time explaining course options. Our cocktails were so good, we never made it to the wine list. The ceviches, entrees and desserts cleverly blended traditional Peruvian spices and style with contemporary presentation. Our desserts were offered complimentary and served with a chocolate "Happy Anniversary" message on the plate. Selva's is classy & delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently very good
    AlanM
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have had dinner here many times. always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.