Sel Restaurant

4.8
673 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Tucked away with the Art Galleries of Main Street, this charming restaurant promises to deliver a memorable, personal and fine dining experience to its guests. Owned and operated by husband and wife, Chef Branden and May Levine, this is an intimate family-run restaurant that offers innovative, modern haute cuisine coupled with an exceptional service and delightful ambiance.

We believe that great food starts with fresh ingredients and its essence, when enhanced with the right seasoning, creates a dish that is boasting with broad and sophisticated flavors.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

For reservations 5 or more, please call 480.949.6296

To better serve you, parties greater than 8 are reserved for tasting menu only.

Cancellation policy:
Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance of any cancellations. Late cancellations and no shows are subject to a $35/person fee.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 673 people are saying
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vipGaryG
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re visiting the area and felt like we discovered the best of Scottsdale

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vipEagleeye
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sel is a charming small restaurant with excellent cuisine. They also have very interesting special drinks. They were a little short of staff so we had a bit of a wait to get in, but it was worth it in the end.

My wife and I both had steaks which were excellent cuts and very nicely prepared. Our wine was excellent. We will definitely return and highly recommend the restaurant.

The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor dining.

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vipPortlandeater
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, horrible kitchen timing. It took us three hours to eat a five course meal. We want very long stretches between courses, was not impressed.

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vipscapitan
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the tasting menu with wine pairing for our anniversary. every course was spectacular. Server and staff were wonderful and willing to switch out a course or two of the prix-fixe to our liking. Can not recommend highly enough!

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KatherineT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Ordered the dumplings and pork buns. They were not great. We decided to not order anything else based on these two dishes. It was my husbands birthday and the best part of the experience was the free strawberry dessert. Also Joel was so nice and attentive. Our waiter on the other hand was in a very bad mood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is a nice restaurant. The service is outstanding. I went with the tasting menu and liked all the dishes but one. Everyone I was with enjoyed their meals. Would recommend to anyone but I would always suggest sitting outside if weather permits.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner outdoors, everything was fabulous from start to finish. Hoke gave amazing service and food was delicious.

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TrevorG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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KerryP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was quaint and romantic. The food was excellent! We did the tasting menu. They are flexible with requests. Friendly, knowledgeable, kind...I can’t say enough good things. We didn’t have dinner, we had an experience! We will definitely be back!

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vipMonaS
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, although we miss the steak tartare. The service is great. Wonderful experience.

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Alexander
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences you could have. Celebrated my wife's BDay and got major points!

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vipdavidd
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Scottsdale restaurant! Always on our list during our monthly trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service. Full of hospitality .

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service. Hernan was our server/food guide and was absolutely a pleasure to interact with.

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DesiDevil
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as advertised and good options for vegetarians as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful meal. The tasting menu is the only way to go. Don’t go unless you want to dine as it’s was a 3 hour experience. We loved every minute! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipVita
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, with friendly wait staff making menu and wine selection suggestions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very poor. Over charged for wine and in general not anywhere near the service you would expect at this caliber restaurant. Sever did not give us information about menu. Food was very good. But, will not be going back.

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JulieH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of our experience at Sel was exceptional. From the moment we checked in and were immediately greeted with, "Happy Anniversary", to the amazing food, service, ambience - flawless all around. We will come back to Sel again and again.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely area. Cool music. Awesome cocktails.

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CoryY
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start until we left, just a great experience.

We tried the Chef's Tasting Menu...5 separate courses that did not disappoint. Each course seemed to play perfectly on the last and set up the next.

We happened to get there near the same night that they were rolling out a new cocktail list and those didn't disappoint either...yum!

This is a must-go!

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our server had an arrogant attitude. It ruined our dining experience.

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vipPaulM
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant seems to be functioning well. Small kitchen driven by great chef held up well. His wife working the front is a delight. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service combined with great flavors delivered a wonderful time for our anniversary.

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vipKlyng
Tulsa
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Outdoor dining is cozy and so nice. Scallops were amazing and tasting menu was wonderful.

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vipAlfonsinaG
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun experience!

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Anastacia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a celebration of life/paying off student loan debt. I've never tried a tasting menu before and talked my brother and friend into joining me. It was amazing! My brother can't handle the texture of scallops, still tried one, and said the flavors were great. Definitely coming back if I ever have a big enough celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great service, food and ambiance. Highly recommended!

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vipSADD
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. One of our best in the area.

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LisaG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily the best meal I've ever had. Every single dish on the tasting menu is perfectly curated and executed to be a culinary triumph. The scallops aguachile? Amazing. Tandoori lamb? Phenomenal. And the signature dessert?! Holy cow. Do yourself and visit this absolute gem of a restaurant! The outdoor seating is great, there are plenty of COVID precautions, and you'll be glad you did yourself this favor. After 2020? You deserve it!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Sel had the tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was amazing the waitstaff was also great and everything came out right at the right time. Would recommend to anyone wanting to taste new and exciting flavors!

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ScottsdaleLocal
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Chef's Tasting Menu was fantastic, according to my partner who eats meat. I felt the Vegetarian Tasting Menu left something to be desired, with one of the dishes being cooked improperly (tempura squash, squash was hard and not cooked through all the way) and another dish having an awful presentation (the taste did not make up for the way it looked either). We added the wine pairing with the tasting menu and I felt each course came out way too quickly, I didn't really have time to sip and savor my wine pairing with each dish. These complaints probably sound picky but for the price of the meal, it was not worth it.

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vipOCfoodiegirl
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional dining experience at Sel. We chose to have the prefix menu and the wine pairing. The portions were perfect and the wine choices were a perfect pairing! The service and hospitality was impeccable. This is now one of my favorite places in Scottsdale to dine. We look forward to making another reservation very soon!

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vipElCinco
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and a very friendly staff! I couldn't have been happier.

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vipSkoth
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We came here expecting a lot - but we were disappointed. The restaurant up charges every little thing, subbing entrees with specials, etc. When picking out a wine, instead of just giving us a taste of what we were interested in, our waiter tried to upsell us again. We ended up with what we had initially wanted, just 4 tastes later. The food itself was not consistent. First course the passion fruit is way too strong, second course octopus was a letdown, but the lamb vindaloo was delicious. Steak and foie gras was excellent.

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Pass
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t know what to expect but were completely blown away. Wonderful in every aspect from service to ambiance to presentation to the quality and taste of the food and wine pairings- definitely do the chef’s tasting menu!

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vipcannothavegarlic
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent interesting food. Able to work with food allergies. Have eaten here twice and will be back again.

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vipeatsoutlots
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Girlfriends out for a nice dinner during Covid...

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vipYOLODad
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the tasting menu. Excellent. Great service

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MichaelD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the 5 course meals they were both fabulous. We are sorry we did not do the wine pairings offered with the meals. Next time we will, for sure.

FAQs

Sel Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sel Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 949-6296.

Sel Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 673 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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