Excellent as usualMy favorite restaurant in Sarasota . The food is amazing .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Peruvian BistroFeaturing numerous ceviche appetizers, and entrees including some of freshest seafood. On my recent visit, I again selected the sea bass, but instead of from the regular menu, the special of the day prepared Mediterranean style, served in a tomato sauce with calamari . It was delicious, atop yucca purée. All dishes are artfully presented and served in this eclectic atmosphere.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience fromFantastic experience from start to finish. Our waiter, Sean, was very personable and knowledgable about the food, and he made the experience even better. Food is creative, flavorful, and well worth a visit. I highly recommend.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the Selva Grill.We enjoyed the Selva Grill. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. We will be back. It was an enjoyable dining experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSelva - A do not miss restaurant!INCREDIBLE! Highly recommended. Food out of this world. Service Superior. If in Sarasota, be sure to visit!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThey created some of the bestThey created some of the best ceviche I have ever tasted. The swordfish was grilled perfectly surrounded by a flavorful bouillabaisse of shrimp and mussels. The paella was a generous serving and the sirloin was grilled perfectly. Great service, always when you need them and not rushing to get you out. Ambience A+ with enough distance between tables.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food ~ this restaurantFabulous food ~ this restaurant gives you a truly dining experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful andThe food was wonderful and so was the service. I had the sea bass which melted in your mouth and was so pretty when it arrived that I wanted to take a picture of it! Can't wait to go back. Service was great. The waiter was knowledgeable and made great suggestions.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, attentiveExcellent food, attentive wait staff and beautiful presentation of each dish4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is delicious andThe food is delicious and inventive. I have been coming here since it opened and am always amazed by the tastes and presentation.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was fabulous. AllOur food was fabulous. All four of us had apps, dinner, and dessert. I highly recommend Selva Grill. It is a little pricey, but worth it. Enjoy!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM... Fantastico ...The food is amazing. Appetizers, Entree's, decent bottle of wine for $160(for 2)out the door. The staff noted that we are returning patrons from last year and supplied a beautiful, scrumpious, and "FREE" cake with Happy Anniversary spelled out on the cake plate. You must try the Seafood Paella. the Paella is to die for, as is the Malbec braised short ribs on couscous. Can't wait to get back there for our next anniversary dinner.
SR4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. WeThe food was excellent. We both had the special, Chilean sea bass. chef ran out of his potatoes, so substituted blue mashed, which were a little dry. Fairly pricey, so this is a place to celebrate a special person or occasion. Would go again, and would recommend it. Rick and Bob4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat flavorsUpscale Peruvian food. If you love ceviche and whole fried snapper this is your place.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!Wow is the word to describe this experience. Crystal was our server and had an excellent knowledge of the menu and chose our selections including the appetizer, the Sea Bass and the Short Ribs as well as the desert.
Everything from the presentation to the speed and of course the taste was beyond my expectations. I certainly will be back in a timely fashion.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCool spot with unique choices.Cool spot with unique choices. Entrees were a bit pricy relative to content. We would go again to try different ceviches and get some drinks.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server listened to usOur server listened to us and we were able to get exactly what we wanted and needed. Food excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Sarasota's best restaurants!Selva continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota. The food is consistently great and so is the service.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery EnjoyableThought the food was very good. Waitstaff well trained. Decor not our style but OK.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Sarasota - we were attending the opera. I reserved a table after searching the internet for restaurants near the opera house. What a find! I'd recommend Selva to anyone who wants excellent food presented very well and imaginatively. We sat at a table near the open end of the restaurant - next to the sidewalk. The whole experience was wonderful. The opera wasn't bad, either.
Ed Borer3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, truly exceptional.Excellent food, truly exceptional. Beautiful presentation, and great service.
My only criticism was the music -- the rock and roll music really didn't fit the dining crowd (mostly people eating before attending the Opera). I hope management changes that one item, to truly make it a perfect experience. Either way we will be back.
Tip to restaurant managements all over the world: pay attention to the music you're playing! WAY too often it's too loud (not in this case) and alienating to some audiences. Young adult servers are usually not in tune with their clients' musical preferences.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSelva Grill is one of ourSelva Grill is one of our favorite restaurants in the area, if not the most. We drive for an hour each way just to have dinner here. We are looking for a new house right now and I'm not gonna lie - it did cross mind moving to Sarasota just because we'd be able to have dinner at Selva Grill more often. Fantastic restaurant with friendly and accommodating personnel, amazing food and delicious innovative cocktails!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMCustom Cocktails started ourCustom Cocktails started our meal out on a great note. The ceviche was amazing and the tapas we tried was good too. The entrees were decient but not amazing. The lomo saltado was good but missing something. The seabass was slightly over cooked, but all the sides/sauces that came with it were great. The place is expensive so be prepared. I'd recommend going for a light ceviche and tapas dinner with a bottle of wine.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDo not miss Selva!Everything we had was wonderful, great service, great food, one of the best meals ever!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GreatOne of my favorites and this visit was no disappointment. Great restaurant all around. Took friend who was in from out of town and she raved about the food as well.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the atmosphere withI loved the atmosphere with the low lighting. There was plenty of room between tables which always seems to be a problem but not here. Even though the price seemed a little steep (for the average couple), the quality and quantity of the food was great! The waitress was very outgoing and friendly and the manager came by and made sure our food was cooked the way we liked it. All four of us were very impressed and we will be back (but on a special occasion!)3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of three great mealsBest of three great meals we had in Sarasota (the others being at Mozaic and Duval's). If you like ceviche, this is the place. I had the "wild catch" (allegedly corvina, found on the west coast of South America, but there are 270 species in the family, including drum and croaker, found locally, so who knows: in any case, delicious). Also had the tuna tartare: also delicious. My wife had the beef ceviche (who knew?) and the crab spring roll: real crab and very tasty. And we lucked into the Tuesday night "half price" wine program, so enjoyed a nice bottle of Tim Crawford New Zealand sauvignon blanc. If Selva wasn't $500 in airfare away from where I live in Maine, I'd be a regular. Enjoy! (And pleasantly quiet after about 7:30.)3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a first time visitorI am a first time visitor to Sarasota. You came highly recommended and now I understand why. All selections were picture beautiful.. out of Bon Appetit. Delicious, as well. The surroundings were quietly elegant. The wait staff was superb. Selva is on my list of restaurants not to be missed.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Peruvian FoodVery well prepared Peruvian-American cuisine. Ceviches are excellent. Lots of interesting meat dishes, plus a few fish selections. The whole fried snapper was outstanding. Try the grilled cusco corn. Some good wines at moderate prices. Service is attentive and friendly.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSelva Grill: never a bad meal!Incredible food, even better server in Aleena! Thanks again, you rock!1/12/2013 12:00:00 AM