Sel Restaurant

4.8
415 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Sel is the venture of Chef Branden Levine and his only restaurant in Scottsdale. We serve a 4 course prix fixe Contemporary American cuisine (each dish also available à la carte) complimented by our carefully selected wine and liquor menu, craft beers and season-inspired artisan cocktails. Our menu changes regularly to offer you innovative dishes based on the freshest seasonal ingredients available in the market. Each plate is carefully crafted by Chef Branden to deliver a dish that is boasting with broad, sophisticated flavors that is sure to make your dinner experience an unforgettable night.
For special dietary restrictions, please notify us 48 hours in advance.
Please note that indoor or outdoor seating is not guaranteed.
There will be a $35.00 per person late cancellation or no-show fee.

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Tue - Wed 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff was well trained and had comprehensive knowledge of food as well as beverage. Food was on point with seasoning committed; yet not overdone.

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S
Phoenix
172 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. If Sel was in NY or SF, you would need to make reservations 2 weeks in advance.

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PY
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection! My husband had the 4-course regular menu, and I had the 4-course vegetarian menu. We both enjoyed every single bite. The portions were generous without being too much, and each course was creative and delicious. The ambiance was beautiful and elegant without being stuffy. What made the evening extra special was our outstanding server, Bradley, who was professional, warm and friendly, and super-attentive. He was amazing! Loved him! The person who took care of our water and some other odds and ends - Tyler, was also fantastic. Everyone at Sel was just so nice. One of our favorite dining experiences ever! We will definitely be back!!

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NC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Creative dishes!

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j
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun young vibe. Excellent food. Beautiful decor. Very comfortable seating. Wait staff that really cares and goes out of their way to make the experience special. Very expensive.

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RS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. This is true gourmet cooking at a price that is favorable to other gourmet level restaurants. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable.

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d
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, good wine, attentive waitstaff. We will return when visiting the city again.

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AM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The atmosphere didn’t match the fine dining, but it didn’t make it any less tasty. The 4 courses for $85 a person was definitely a great experience. We took our waitresses advice and each got different things so we got to try TONS of things; like 8! The first 3 courses are a few bites and then the main course was more substantial. Definitely add it to your list of places to try.

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P
Phoenix
68 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Ok service but overall I would go again

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PS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the decor, it was busy that night so a little loud but the food was absolutely fantastic. I'm still thinking about it!! The service was also top notch.

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FG
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sheik yet comfortable with a wonderfully friendly and professional staff... and great food.
Plating and preparations were fantastic - delicious and unique. Menu changes every five weeks.
Pours for the wine pairing were a little short, bit I'm nit picking.
The indoor space is as cool as can be, but the outdoor space feels thrown together and is not nearly as upscale as it should be to represent the quality of the rest of the experience.

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R
Minneapolis
70 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sel is terrific. The food, the presentation, and the care put into every guess’s experience. While some of the food choices will be new to you, you can absolutely trust Brandon, the chef, to create a taste sensation. Who knew sunchokes would be so good. Each course was a delight and the timing for each, perfect.

If you like Monarch, FnB, Brinkley’s, you’ll love this place!

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OL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. We had Bradley as our server. The food was exceptional and the menu well balanaced. Something for everyone! My gf and I will be back when we’re in town again.

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SA
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific experience. 4 course meal very adequate portions and wonderful mixes of flavors
Will return

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TS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from start to finish

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OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be one of our favorite restaurants - incredible food and the service was beyond our expectations.

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MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. The food was outstanding! Would highly recommend SEL!!

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G
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner and service.

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P
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the experience. Loved the fixed price menu. All the food was delicious and well presented. The staff was very attentive.

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AE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, presentation and service. You get what you pay for. Best meal I’ve had in Arizona by far!

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NG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sel is the most elite and culinary experience in the entire state of Arizona. Everything about this restaurant is impeccable. Michelin worthy!!!

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S
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. Food was inventive and wonderful service did not disappoint

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SC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is indescribably delicious and the wait staff attentive wo being overbearing. The first three course are intelligently paired to promise something for everyone. The entrees offer a depth of flavor and complexity that seem to slow time. The presentations are almost more art than food -- you want to enjoy the visual before succumbing to the visceral.

Fortunately, the menu changes every 5-6 weeks so just as the memory fades and you wonder if it really was as good as you thought . . . .

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plenty can be said about how fantastic the service was and how nice the ambience was but the real highlight and importance is the food.

A four course meal with dessert and cocktails was far and away the most complete dinner I’ve had in the valley. each dish was unique and well rounded. The flavor profile of each dish including visual presentation was perfection. Every course surpasses the expectations of the previous. We were sad to finish the meal and then came a dessert that blew us away. I loved Sel for the absolute quality and uniqueness of its dishes. I will be back very often.

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C
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful evening!!! Great service, ambience and fantastic food. The scale of the restaurant is just right. We will be back again!!!

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HL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last nights meal was as good as anywhere we’ve dined in years. Really good food. Everything else perfect as always.

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DF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service , but they overbook their inside space and we were shuttled off to the patio. It turned out to be a fine dining experience but I would have preferred to have the option of indoor seating. This is the second time for the bait and switch.

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OT
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was a very good experience on a very cold nite in Phoenix. Met the chef. . . . interesting story of how he got to this. We did the four course Prix Fixe Dinner with the wine pairings. All the wines came from unknown to me places in Italy and they served us the last 2 pours for one of the wines, but while a bit unusual, no complaints.

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PM
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter claims one of the women ordered filet when it was salmon. We all heard her say salmon. So we have the awkward situation of eating in front of her. Salmon came out slightly undercooked but chef got it rectified. I had also ordered a second cocktail and waiter forgot that. Had to flag him down after a delay and remind him. The blonde bartender seems more poised and professional.

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AB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and wonderful service. The tasting menu with wine pairing is worth every dollar!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and meal was impeccable. We will certainly repeat next time we are back.

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WE
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and fantastic food. I got a sense that everyone cared how much you enjoyed your visit and especially the food . Bradley served us on the patio and was a fantastic addition to our night out. One of the best restaurants in AZ.

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A
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an outstanding experience! Every course was prepared with authentic care from plating to flavor profile to menu creativity. Bravo!

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GB
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and phenomenal tasting menu!

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RM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time this week - we loved this restaurant! Creative flavor combinations, truly gourmet food, with attentive, friendly service. Highly recommend Sel!

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A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a delightful dining experience. So many unique blends of flavors and the strawberry dessert quickly made it into our Top 5 ever.

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KF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding gem in old Town Scottsdale. The tasting menu with wine pairings is definitely the way to go!

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AH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service and way overpriced. We had the wine pairing and had to wait for a long time for the food after the wine was served at every course. The waiters paid no attention to us

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JF
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the food. The service was slow due to a very large table of people and they swamped the kitchen.
The staff were very apologetic and compensated with a bottle of wine. We were very happy.

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BN
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Bradley was exceptional with his knowledge of the cuisine. Professional and engaging. Miguel was also very hospitable and great. The dishes were exceptional and unique. The service was the best around and would highly recommend the experience.

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