Sel Restaurant

4.7
749 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 of 6 or more 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 749 people are saying
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Scottsdalefan
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great for date night or other romantic occasion. Service was spot on and friendly. Will definitely go there again

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vipBillG
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food. Always amazing and friendly service in a very pleasant and happy setting. You can never go wrong with a trip to Sel!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious and full of flavor

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LorettaH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!! My husband and I have been looking for a place that has a different menu. We did the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. We look forward to another fabulous meal here soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about that place! Definitely a great experience!

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AmyL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing and one of the best meals we've ever had! Every bite of food was so full of flavor that we didn't leave a crumb! I highly recommend the roasted beet and heirloom tomato salad and the mushroom agnolotti.

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vipTheSatisfiedDiner
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

limited menu with each item given amazing attention and creativity. Best Halibut i've ever had. Enjoyed the a la carte choosing. Anar was terrific server. Try Sel!

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vipScubaj
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a special occasion.was fantastic that they offered a vegetarian tasting menu!

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vipYacht41
Phoenix
147 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant sets the standard in the Phoenix area for elegant cuisine and attentive service. Great experience in fine dining.

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vipcannothavegarlic
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our fourth time eating here and was definitely not as good as the prior times. Food was not amazing and service led a lot to be desired. Ordered and paid for an appetizer beet salad that I never got. Had to remind the waiter after he brought the dessert that I had ordered a cappuccino. Ended up being brought a latte. Based on this most recent experience would say this restaurant is no longer worth the high prices.

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vipTimR
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 5th time my wife and I have eaten at Sel. Everything about the dining experience is top shelf. Chef is a wizard with the food. Everything is perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, and utterly delicious. Consistently one of the best dining experiences in Phoenix area!

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LauraC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never lets me down. The food, service, and wine pairings are all amazing. Whenever visitors want a first rate dining experience, we always bring them here. Love, love, love this place!

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mentiradeborrego
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Don't understand the hype. The food was subpar and quite expensive. The staff was not very nice. Compared to other Scottsdale restaurants that cost the same this is the bottom of the list. The food was bland. Other restaurants are succulent on every bite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nous avons choisi ce restaurant pour notre dîner du vendredi soir, coutume familiale depuis quelques années.
Ce restaurant a répondu à nos attentes,de la finesse des produits au dressage des plats.Tout était très bien!

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vipBillG
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sel is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The service is always friendly and prompt and the food is delicious. The owners make you feel welcome... and the cocktails wonderful! I highly recommend you give this place a try. If you do, you will likely be back!

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vipCousteau
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant- we eat here every time we are in town - delicious tasting menu excellent personal service good value. Relaxed atmosphere

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vipChristinaG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and our server Alex made our experience perfect!

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vipAngie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Sel many times. The staff are always accommodating. The food spectacular!

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vipJOSE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Reservations were made a week in advance. Showed up in time only to be told that we had to wait for 10 minutes. 30 minutes later we were finally seated. The bar area is so close to the dining room tables and they had customers that were extremely loud. The wait times between courses were unreasonably long, I had to tell the waitress to please speed things up. The waitress, however, was friendly as well as the host. Very clean restrooms.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasting menu was perfect. Honestly, this place deserves a Michelin star.

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vipBillA
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sel is our most favorite restaurant ever. Chef Branden creates flavors that take dining to a whole new level. Presentation of every course was so beautiful. And then there’s the service- every staff member from hostess to those bussing tables are so well trained. Everyone smiles, engages in conversation and prioritizes each diner’s experience. Try Sel- you’ll love it.

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vipLLee
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a beautiful tasting menu! The vichyssoise was spot on and so refreshing! The heirloom and beet salad was colorful and delicious! The lamb dumplings were served with spicy pickles, an unusual and satisfying surprise! Our main courses were halibut in a coconut, milk, corn sauce and morel, mushroom pasta that was decadent!
We started with a drink at the bar. The bartender knows her stuff and mixed beautiful, inventive concoctions.
Next we moved to the outside patio. Although the temp outside was 96, it was a beautiful area and very pleasant to take in people watching, yet still enjoy a private meal.
I very much recommend Sel to foodies that love unique, delicious food in an ambient atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would definitely recommend Sel.

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vipJamesB
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was amazing. It was restaurant week which we didn’t know before arriving, and that usually means chaotic service and not so good food. We were pleasantly surprised that everything was excellent. We were here 5 years ago and the standards are still stellar! Looking forward to dining again on my next trip to Scottsdale.

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vipYacht41
Phoenix
147 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sel continues to be one of, if not the top restaurant in Scottsdale. Outstanding.

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vipRob20
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive highest quality food with wonderful flavors beautifully presented and thoughtfully served

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JosephD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server, Moses was fabulous. One of the best servers I have had in a long time.
He is tied for best server in the Valley with Frank at Ocean Prime. Leaving for the summer but will make it one of my first stops when I return in September.

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CathyG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week with this upscale restaurant. Super high quality. Great to go on. Thursday night because surrounding art galleries are open at night. Super cute neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible. The first and second courses had well balanced ingredients and were delicious. I wish I had more of them. Fortunately, the main course did not disappoint. This meal was definitely designed and prepared by a chef passionate about delivering a good food experience. Cheers to the chef, to May and their awesome staff!

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vipVita
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, combined with very efficient and attentive service in a beautiful setting. Can't be beat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always. Restuarant week so 3 courses vs 5. All were fresh and surprising. Pea vichyssoise was so creamy and refreshing. Beet and heirloom tomato salad was delicious and palate cleansing. Rose wine pairing spot on. Date had filet entree. Amazing! Bourdelaise almost too good to swallow. Tender beef. I had halibut with Thai basil and miso/fresh corn broth. One of the best entree’s! Tender halibut with delicious broth and surprising pinot noir made perfect pairing. Another memorable meal- Thank you Chef Branden!!

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vipSuzkty
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to this new restaurant to celebrity my birthday. We had the specials and were very impresed with the quality of the food and presentation. The overall experience was excellent and we will be back with some of our foodie friends.

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vipFrans
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with the freshest ingredients. The pea vichyssoise is to die for and the Thai basil crusted halibut is wonderful in the miso curry sauce. Service is excellent maybe a tiny rushed bit after advising the server this was easily corrected. Wine pairing was great with some unique Pinot Noir rose. Definitely to be recommended. We will return soon!

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ValerieM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant performs at its best to ensure a perfect evening. It was a beautiful experience and worth revisiting!

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Julia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I reserved an outdoor seating area, however, upon arrival the outdoor table was not available and I was forced to eat inside, which is not what I wanted to do. The menus was extremely limited to one 3 course dinner choice with 3 main course options. Substitutions were not permitted. I was very disappointed. The restaurant went downhill from my previous experience. Sad.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food, service and ambiance. Cannot wait to.go back sgain.

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vipWill
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined there several times but this time we went for Restaurant Week. The menu was a great value and really excellent food. I don't recall our server's name. She was a dark haired woman who was fantastic. I feel badly I don't recall her name but she really enhanced our dining experience.

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vipRWDiner
Phoenix
122 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is a delight. Food was fantastic (the thai basil crusted halibut was an extraordinary dish - I wish I could replicate that twice a week!) and our server was amazing. One minor irritating thing - we did the wine pairing, which was per person more expensive than the restaurant week menu, and the pours of wine were pretty small. The first (of three) pours was so small, we thought it was just a tasting first, but then we realized that was it - maybe a sip or two. And the second and third glasses were probably 3 ounces or 4. I'd hope Sel would either consider a more generous pour or a lower price - and transparency about the option would be helpful too - if this is a wine tasting with 2 oz each, just say so). But all over, a 5 star place and we'll be back. Wonderful to see so many people out and enjoying themselves too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had!

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Foodie743
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week, and the staff was amazing. So helpful and accommodating. The food was fun and creative, but my entree was a filet, ordered medium rare, and turned out to be chewy. My guest had the halibut which was wonderful and all the accompaniments were delicious. Lamb meatballs for an appetizer, yummy and nice wine list enjoyed a nice pinot. I will definitely return the waiter insisted on giving us a dessert, and it was outstanding.

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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 4.7 stars by 749 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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