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Selva Grill
Selva Grill

Selva Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.selvagrill.com
  • Phone: (941) 362-4427
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Peruvian
  • 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
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • 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
  • Private Party Contact: Pablo Castro (941) 362-4427
  • 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.”Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have had dinner here many times. always excellent."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The best in sarasota, wonderful food, great service and really nice people. Drinks are great, food fabulous. Best around"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "NOT true Spanish Paella - no saffron rice, chorizo and overcooked"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is a Sarasota favorite. We visit every time we are in town and Selva never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Selva Grill has been an outstanding restaurant experience every time we have been there. Everything seems to be good!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Selva Grill hits the mark every time. Great staff, great food, fabulous chef. Enough said!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The good was amazing. We had the duck and the salmon. The waiter was great. We sat outside and it started to rain and they moved us inside and found us a table right away."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Selva brings on a broad menu of Peruvian ceviche, seafood and meats at a very high end of experience, complexity and presentation. This is a very accomplished kitchen with equally assured and capable wait staff. The bar is several notches above the usual restaurant bar with Peruvian specialty mixed drinks as well as the usual fare. Ambience is outstanding with a lovely outdoor eating area and fountain and indoor artwork with specialty lighting. Reservations recommended."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Well executed! We enjoyed a wonderful meal in a nice atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We dined again at Selva on the last night of Savor Sarasota. The classic Pisco Sours started our meal off right (no one we've found outside Peru or Chile does them better). The ceviche was terrific, the duck breast tasty and artfully garnished, and the pot of mousse dessert is always a treat. A wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We are never disappointed in our dining experience at Selva. The food is always amazing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner our first evening in Sarasota at Selva Grill. The restaurant space has a dark cool feeling which is great for the summer in Sarasota. Cocktails were excellent and then shared the Ceviche sampler, white fish, shrimp and tuna (suggested by our waitress) wonderful! Our entrees could not have been better. The Salmon Chileno was excellent, the lump crab and spaghetti squash tamale which accompanied the salmon was superb. Also in the Inca Cod again excellent. Our waitress was knowledgable and friendly. Enjoyed talking to her about Sarasota and surrounding area. Had a wonderful meal and evening. We will definitely be back! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was extremely attentive and the ambiance was romantic. The dessert was beautifully presented with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. Amazing experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Upbeat, Contemporary, Latin, located in heart of historic Sarasota on Main Street, one of favorite restaurants , always on our reservation list when in town....fine selection of specialty cocktails..try Fire and Ice , cool and refreshing with a bit of kick..shrimp Ceviche is my favorite starter. For entrees the salmon with yuca fries and tamale was delicious. For beef lovers, the strip steak with chimichuri is yummy. Service was flawless and the manager stopped by twice , always a nice touch, shows the attention to detail at this fine downtown restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service at this restaurant was excellent and look forward to going back. The food presentation was unbelievable, and portions were quite large. My Paella on a scale of 1 to 10 was an 8. My wife a the special fish of the night and that was a 10. Expect to pay about $150 for 2 but worth it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This has been our 4th time at this outstanding restaurant . Can't say enough about the staff and food A must go"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent food with impeccable presentation. Great service provided by the knowledgeable staff. Great wine selection. Fantastic desserts, especially the "Pot of Mousse". Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate. Expect to pay $70 per person, one glass of wine each, dessert, with tax, tip."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was pleasurable and looking forward to visiting it again. We took another couple with us and they commented how very much they liked being there also and that the rack of lamb was the best she has ever had."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Selva remains one of the go to spots in SRQ. Consistent food and service..."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This restaurant has a good vibe and pleasing décor. Some of the dishes are superb. However, one entrée my wife had was not worth eating. Worse, our waiter was absent for so long that ordering a replacement dish didn't make sense. We looked on the bright side and resolved to enjoy the experience. But the kitchen and the service that evening were a disappointment."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the whole red snapper and the ceviche. Best we have had since Panama City, Panama."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have been to Selva a number of times and have never been disappointed. The Savor Sarasota menu was excellent."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Selva Grill has the best food in the Sarasota / Siesta Key area! The appetizers, salads, and entrees are unique, with each bite a taste explosion! Not only are they delicious, they look like a piece of art when placed before you. The servers are magically there when you want them, but not hovering. We vacation in Siesta Key every year. This visit was only four days, but we chose to eat at Selva Grill on two of those evenings. It was the right choice!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Special occasion due to high cost. Savor Sarasota made it reasonable."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We absolutely love Selva. Food is imaginative and outstanding. A trip to Sarasota wouldn't be complete without a trip to Selva. One of our favorite restaurants ever!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "There are so many wonderful dining places downtown. We were anxious to try Selva Grill but the service was below average. Rushed thru the meal. Perhaps due to "Sarasota Savor" but more than likely will not go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went to Savor Sarasota and had the most terrific food. Ceviche first course was outstanding, chilean sea bass so delicious with the most extraordinary spaghetti squash , and a chocolate mouse in a chocolate shell was outstanding. Some restaurants don't serve the same food during restaurant week ,but obviously they did not serve anything but the best . Our server was efficient ,but not friendly and that could be improved,though perhaps she could just be told to smile occasionally. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife had the scallops. My granddaughter and I had the skirt steak. Both dishes were excellent I have eaten here several times and the food is always good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Selva Grill is always outstanding, but Savor Sarasota offerings were spectacular! We had a bottle of wine on the Tuesday wine special and everyone's meal selections were delicious AND amazing to look at...works of art! Service was great!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The happy hour pricing for food is exceptional, as is the quality and choices.....Loved the lamb chops!! and Chicken Spring Rolls....Cooperative Bar Personnel ....Fun time...."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I brought a VIP guest to Selva. He and I meet for dinner on a regular basis and have a professional and personal relationship. We are always on the lookout for outstanding restaurant experiences in the Sarasota/Manatee region. Selva Grill met and exceeded our expectations. The food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. My only comment was that the neighboring table guests were listening in to our conversation and choose to interject. The tables are very close together. It wasn't necessarily a negative thing, but it was somewhat disruptive. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was fairly pricey but well worth it! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "As often happens with a restaurant that is very successful, things start slipping. Selva needs to seriously look at their staff and quality of the customer experience. From the hostess to the wait staff."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our favorite in Sarasota. Great food and great service. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Wifey and I visited Selva Grill after reading great things about it, and we were not disappointed (mostly). We started with the ceviche sampler, which was good, but not great, and the Empanadas (beef and spinach) which were fantastic (my inclination is always to go "meat" but the spinach was fantastic as well). Wifey had the Skirt Steak, which was top notch, while I had the rack of Lamb, which was outstanding. The risotto it was served over was delicious, and the asparagus was perfect. Very close to 5 stars on the food. Presentation was gorgeous. Service was a bit shaky. I could see the entire restaurant (except the bar area) from where I was sitting, and on 3 occasions our server completely disappeared for an extended period. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Sarasota for my brother's wedding in Siesta Key. We found Selva Grill our last night in Sarasota. We wish we had found it earlier, we would have gone there every night. Totally awesome restaurant Lauren served us and she was great, friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. I will and have recommended the Selva Grill to anyone going to Sarasota."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I am generally not a fan of Peruvian cuisine, especially ceviche, but Selva Lounge is exceptional. The watermelon/tuna ceviche was outstanding. Our fish main courses were cooked to perfection. The 50 per cent off select bottles of wine promotion the night we went was a tremendous value. Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/20/2014