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Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota

4.8
4.8
5512 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Selva offers innovative, intricately prepared dishes, plated and presented as works of art. Selva has earned raves from all
over the world, including from the New York Times, which write that Selva is “serving possibly the best food in Sarasota,”
and that “everything on the menu is worth trying.”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin / Spanish, Peruvian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (941) 362-4427
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ysacc Sanchez
  • Private party facilities
    On premises private parties
  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Cross street
    Main St. & Palm Ave.
  • Parking details
    Public Parking Garage on Palm Ave
  • Entertainment
    see website for special events
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Food

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Service

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Innovative

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot spot

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Good for special occasions

5,512 Reviews
  1. Shayna

    Greater Boston

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! The best meal we have ever had in Sarasota.

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  2. SMac

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, every dish is unique and fabulous. Great service. Try the Caesar salad, very different. Empanadas as great. Scallops, lobster tostadas, crab cake are excellent

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  3. johnk

    Western NC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good and exceeded expectations

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  4. KerriP

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota! Don't miss.

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  5. RustyBucket

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice variety of unusual dishes. Presentation was artistic. Have the Cesear salad. It is beyond belief.

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  6. JackieO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, we tried the entree special and were very impressed. Our server was wonderful, offering great service and suggestions when asked.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and we loved our waiter. I wish I remember his name but he was from Michigan. Excellent!

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  8. PatriciaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mike our waiter was outstanding. Attentive without being overbearing. Made our birthday dinner even more special.

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  9. Fran

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jack was an amazing waiter. He handled all our dietary restrictions with ease. The chef prepared special requests because of the dietary restrictions and they were delicious! It is an expensive restaurant, but worth every penny!

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  10. WestSider

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. One of the best restaurants in downtown Sarasota.

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  11. Brian

    Naples

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Selva once again exceeded all expectations, delivering a wonderful & memorable dining experience. The ambiance exudes sophistication, creating the perfect setting for a delightful evening. The attentive staff's impeccable service elevated the overall atmosphere. The excellent wine list includes some of my favorite Bordeaux’s. Now, let's talk about the food – a symphony of flavors that danced on my palate. Each dish was a masterpiece, showcasing the chef's culinary prowess. From the appetizers to the dessert, every bite was a revelation. The carefully curated menu boasted a harmonious blend of fresh, high-quality ingredients. Selva isn't just a restaurant; it's an exquisite journey for your taste buds. If you seek a culinary adventure, this is the place to be.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing. Great choice of wine and cocktails, plus outstanding service. Love everything about Selvas except they charge to split salads. For the amount you will spend on dinner that’s kinda gouging in my opinion. Go the extra mile and accommodate guests .

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  13. JackieM

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Selva is always AMAZING ! Our waitress was so attentive and sweet ! Our favorite restaurant !!

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  14. bruceb

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. Service slower than before. We are long term customers at Selva, it becoming our favorite restaurant for over 20 years.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters and entrees were excellent as was the service. They do not rush you. Restaurant is loud. We were there early on a rainy Saturday evening. Book an outdoor table if you want to be able to visit with people you are dining with… We will definitely dine there again.

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  16. Lance

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing never a bad experience. Best food in town

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have not had such an excellent meal in a very long time. The menu was varied with both land and sea options. The flavors were deliciously balanced, and the presentation artful. Our waiter was superbly attentive; attuned to the ebb and flow of our evening. From start to finish, our experience was delightful.

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  18. AnthonyE

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The seafood paella was not good, the saffron was soggy and the mussels were too big for consumption they made me feel sick. Same for the mixed ceviche should have ordered differently as other dishes seemed like better options but listened to the recommendations from our waitress.

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  19. SWFL

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Seafood paella in Sarasota... Great experience.... Service was good...not great...

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  20. MichaelD

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best food in Sarasota by far. Innovative and the ceviche is outstanding

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  21. BillS

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite fine dining treats in Sarasota. Try the wahoo ceviche, sesame crusted tuna and short ribs as we did and you’ll be happy. Top it off with a white chocolate mousse. Enjoy??

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  22. BobA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience at Silvis is always excellent. I chose to do three different appetizers as my entrée, and it was excellent as always.

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  23. KeithM

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in Sarasota! Always consistent and delicious. Our server, Michael, was particularly great tonight!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner on Valentines Day…it was delicious. Selva Grill is always consistent…even though pricey. Will go back. Probably my fav restaurant in Downtown Sarasota.

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  25. PadelisP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is ok. The service was terrible. Our table had legitime menu questions and requests but were answered in a very unprofessional manner. In addition the manager on duty was aggressive and rude.

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  26. RobertT

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katlyn was wonderful. Food and presentation was outstanding.

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  27. LouisC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner at Selva Grill was a pleasant surprise. The menu provided a large selection of appetizers as well as entrees. The wine and cocktail menu was also extensive. The presentation was quite nice and the taste of the food and sides were all outstanding. Furthermore, in light of the huge increase in pricing at most restaurants in our area, the price of the meal at Selva was comparatively reasonable. I would highly recommend Silva Grill.

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  28. GregG

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in our party enjoyed their appetizers and entrees. The presentation and tastes were excellent. I personally did not like the mango key lime pie but I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to key lime.

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  29. BRBW

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to dine at Selva. Brought 4 guests who have never been to the restaurant and they could not say enough, how much they enjoyed their evening! Just disappointed that crab napoleon has been taken off the menu, please bring it back!!

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  30. RichardC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always live the food and service at Selva. This trip didn’t disappoint!

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  31. BrendaW

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful, the food was delicious. We love the vibe of the restaurant!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside on the patio with the heaters going. It was our first time and we took the recommendations of our waiter. Loved everything he recommended! Not your typical food and delicious! Spicy tuna Ceviche, short rib spring rolls, Caesar salad, lobster tostado. We will be back to try other dishes as well.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love dining at Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota. The ambiance is great. The noise level is just right to hear my conversation with my wife. The food was fabulous. The plated food presentation was top notch . Service couldn’t have been better. It’s our favorite date night and take friends out restaurant in Sarasota.

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  34. Amy0198

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our annual trip to Forida and the annual trip to Selva! As always, it did not disappoint!!! We LOVE Selva! We take the opportunity to order several small plates and share amongst ourselves. Tuna teridito, wahoo ceviche and the Caesar salad - we had multiple plates of these, as they are our favorites! The enteee menu looks amazing, but we never get that far! Lots of tapas, drinks and dessert. We LOVE Selva!!

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  35. JoeD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jack did a great job staying on top of service The food was Great! I would highly recommend Selva. Excellent!

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  36. AdHocTraveller

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Selva remains a conundrum. On the one hand the food is good, and often very good. The service is good as well. On the other hand, the room is very noisy, to the point where dining indoors can becomes very unpleasant. Add that to high prices and the staggering in-your-face rudeness of the front desk staff and the manager, and one quickly concludes that Selva is just not worth the hassle. There is no shortage of excellent restaurants in Sarasota where one is treated like a guest and not an intruder.

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  37. Tastydiner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Peruvian dishes were great. Outstanding flavorful food! We’ll be back.

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  38. WilliamB

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Christina was wonderful. She was very attentive and her suggestions were spot on. The ceviche was fresh and tasty. The lamb chops and swordfish were excellent. The desserts were delicious as well. In my opinion, the best restaurant in Sarasota

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  39. SonaD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Friendly and efficient service. Lovely decor. Food was delicious!

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  40. HeLap

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best service we’ve ever had anywhere! Our server made the night so perfect. As a bonus, the food was excellent, too. We can’t wait to return.

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FAQs

Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota is rated 4.8 stars by 5512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today
Google Map for Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota

1345 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main St. & Palm Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin / Spanish, Peruvian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Parking Garage on Palm Ave
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ysacc Sanchez
  • Entertainment
    see website for special events
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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