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Sel Restaurant

4.6
597 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Our flavors are bold but complementing. Our dishes are familiar but with a hint of something different, a flavor that is surprisingly new and wonderfully enhances an already phenomenal contemporary American dish.

For reservations 5 or more, please call 480.949.6296

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 597 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were perfect. Every dish we tried was excellent, and the hospitality of the staff was just as great. The New York au poivre was ridiculous! Thank you for a great dining experience!

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vipAT06
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Second time there and the food was again terrific. The music was quite loud and distracting. The service was slow and surly. It’s not worth paying the high prices when there are so many other places in Scottsdale where the ambiance and service was way better and the food is at least as good.

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vipPtash
Phoenix
102 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was incredible but the restaurant was understaffed so the service was very slow and the music being played really took away from the ambiance of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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vipBillG
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sel is one of our most favorite restaurants in Old Town. The food is creative and delicious and the service always spot on. The restaurant has a bright, cheerful ambience, The Wagyu Hamburger and Lump Crab cakes are amazing! Great job Chef!

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vipMichelleR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! It was our first time at Sel and wow, just amazing! We did the Chef's tasting menu and so happy we did. It truly showed off the skills of the chef. Such a delight! We will be back. Thank you for such a wonderful evening!

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Aliciac
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite patio dining places for wine, appetizers and dinner. Wonderful complexity, flavors, and texture!!

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vipFabioT
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town, this restaurant merit couples Michelin stars!

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Lsquared
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the regular chefs tasting menu as well as the vegetarian. Both were amazing.

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vipVss2004
Oklahoma City
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing the menu and the food very well thought out with many delicious options also the craft cocktails are some of the best in Scottsdale the chef owner of Sel has quite a culinary Pedegree!!
I will definitely go back and bring all my friends and family who come to visit.. btw. Try the duck :-). Yum

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Raelynn
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service! Recommend for anyone looking for a date night

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LaurenY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had the halibut dinner. We all said it was the best halibut we ever had. Thanks to restaurant week I am sure we will returning.

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JamesY
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all truly enjoyed our evening!! Our first time, but we will be back!!!

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Tama
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Sel for the first time during restaurant week. Absolutely beautiful gourmet food, perfectly presented and served. Wonderful combination of ingredients to create unique dishes that tasted perfect. The service was also absolutely great.

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Henryphx
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine is crisp and fresh. The vibe is hip and modern. Will come back to this chef owned restaurant again for sure.

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vipPtash
Phoenix
103 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We enjoyed a bouquet of flavors followed by a flourless Tiramisu with nice glass of port.

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Bonal
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a dynamite spot. From the service to the food, it is near perfection. We celebrated my husband's birthday and our lovely server Derek treated us to a dinner to remember complete with a birthday-sized serving of Foie Gras and dessert on the house. I love that this restaurant still does a "bread basket" complete with delicious herbed butter. (I always enjoy some extra carbs when I'm imbibing and am glad to not have to ask for it to be brought.) Make a reservation as the property is cozy. Really loved this place. Thank you to Sel and Derek for a perfect evening out!

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AlyssaF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service during restaurant week was not up to par. They mixed up our courses and almost forgot to give us the second one. It was very tiny portions for the price. The patio area is amazing!!

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KaleyT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I know that COVID has taken a hard toll on the Resturant industry but the portion size is beyond small (and I have been to many chef restaurants) and this by far was the worst value for what we got.

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vipMarina
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Small portions, aloof service and charge for the ‘complimentary’ bread & butter. We will not be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely date night with an amazing ambience. The service and food were delicious. We had the restaurant week course with the wine pairing and it was magnificent. The dessert was amazing too. We would recommend this restaurant to all our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sel was absolutely fantastic. The food was top notch and the service matched. We had the regular and vegetarian tasting menu and both were phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food.

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vipMonaS
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, creative food and outstanding service. Just a wonderful experience.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SEL went above and beyond Im every way! Our service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The chef went out of his way to cater to my food allergies and he knocked it out of the park. This place is beautiful inside and it the ideal restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. I would highly recommend SEL to treat yourself, or just because!

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Jeanmicheledery
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service food and customers service from the server on the other hand the owners are super nice and were apologetic so maybe we will give it another tried

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vipMikeG
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal thank you!

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vipSimpleFood41
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner & great service. We highly appreciate the frequent renewal of the menu and the quality of the wines.

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vipBill
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered three small plates and a shared them. All were excellent with unique flavors.

Perfect for a light dinner!

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vipMarquelW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing . I indulged myself with lamb dumplings and the crispy duck. Both were equally delectable. I finished it off with the white chocolate bread pudding. It was also very tasty but I recommend sharing with others. It was very filling. It was a great first experience and even the chef made his way around the room to see how everything tasted. I definitely recommend that you make reservations and enjoy a wonderful meal.

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Foodie82178
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. (Just temp was a little cold inside, but they changed when we mentioned.). Highly recommend. Super friendly and non pretentious.

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vipLibby
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The service was fantastic and the food a culinary delight!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I just had a baby and my husband and I get out a couple of times a month for date night. This time around we decided to go with our siblings and their spouses (a total of 6 of us). The restaurant was smaller than we expected but with beautiful ambiance. Our waiter, Shannon, unfortunately made the experience less inviting. As 5 of us are vegetarians, we asked him if the plates were shareable. Instead of guiding us to our different options he became irritated and said each of us should get an entree. He said each plate was small, which held true for the basil pana cotta but not for the caprese salad. The food was absolutely delicious—incredible flavors and beautiful plating. If it wasn’t for the service, I would’ve given our experience 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS PLACE AND DERRICK!

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vipPMash
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Amazing Service! Amazing Wine List! Sel is a hidden gem in old Scottsdale and we look forward to dining again soon!

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NathalieM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was, again, fantastic! the food is just amazing. All kind of different tastes are mixed and go so well together.

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vipShagg
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What an amazing cook they have in Chef Branden! He is able to deliver time and time again, changing the tasting menu with the seasons, something that no other restaurant appears to do in Scottsdale. The tapas style menu is also great and makes the restaurant more accessible beyond special events. They do a great job with the wines, and I get excited whenever we book this place! It's a cozy spot with great lighting for pics and many art stores along this street. Go!

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RayTheeFoodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! We did the chef’s tasting menu, which gives you a quality five course meal with plenty of variety! My favorites were the caprese salad and king crab scampi! We also ordered drinks, which were really great! My favorite of those was the “Earth, Wind, and Fire”.

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 4.6 stars by 597 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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