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Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota

4.8
4.8
4799 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 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 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

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What 4,799 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Food

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot Spot

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  1. h

    hakano

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant, Peruvian fusion, main dishes were best, my lomo saltado really well done
  2. ES

    EdwardS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Civiche, skirt steak, tuna, spring rolls, salad, all incredibly fresh and delicious. Service was as good as the meal. Nevertheless disappointed when we eat at Selva!
  3. M

    Michellev

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Food is exceptional along with service
  4. C

    Carolmarol

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Been coming here on and off for 10 years. Had some amazing meals and some not. One of our favorite dishes is the duck. However this past meal was not up to par making it not worth the price tag. When asked how we would like our duck prepared we replied medium rare. When it arrived it was anything but. It seemed like it had been cooked well ahead of time and reheated. Very disappointing since we took friends who had never been and talked about how great this dish was. Our friends were polite and didn’t say anything but my husband and I felt like we let them down.
  5. S

    Scott

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family from out of state
  7. T

    Travis

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Third bad meal in a row. Time to go somewhere else.
  8. LS

    LisaS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Presentation of the meals was just amazing. The food was delicious as well! Great experience and will surely go again.
  9. W

    Will

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delightful relaxing dinner. The waitress was attentive and efficient. Lovely experience!
  10. t

    tgmichaelides

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Elizabeth was wonderful. We enjoyed the variety of small plates we selected. Our favorites were the jumbo sea scallops, short rib spring roll, triologia ceviche as well as the chopped salad. We will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We got a bad table - “worst in house” … which was surprising for an 830 pm reservation. We would have dined elsewhere had we known where we’d be seated, but we’re too hungry to leave. The food was good, as usual.
  12. DF

    DeeF

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’ve been here before and sat outside. Loved it. Sitting inside was a disappointment. Not because it was the inside. This place is well decorated and a fun vibe, but our waiter was not very attentive as he delivered a rare steak instead of medium well, did not bring water when we asked for it, and also forgot to bring honey when we ordered tea. It was fine, we’re not picky and can understand when restaurants are understaffed and have bad days. But in combination with a really noisy table to the left and right of us, and knowing we were celebrating our anniversary, they could have thought a little more about where to sit us.
  13. h

    harveys

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At least 6 previous visits, uniformly (in a good way) excellent. Great combination of flavorful ingredients, wonderful spicing Flawless service. My only complaint, minor, was that we were seated adjacent to the bar, occasionally making conversation difficult. Love this restaurant
  14. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Really enjoyed appetizers
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable Anniversary celebration!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Despite arriving early they sat us at the crappiest table even though nearly every other table was open. Why?
  17. BC

    BillyC

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Worst meal we’ve had here. Food issues: wife’s meal was very bland as if seasoning was left out. Did not match description on menu. Mine was way too seasoned. I had the tuna and it swam in soy sauce. Service was fine although hostess wouldn’t smile. Bad day? Noise level extremely loud. Difficult to hold a conversation with those at the table.
  18. G

    Gredmo

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gracious service. The apps and entres were tasty with beautiful presentation. Blackberry pisco sour was amazing with a strong wine list. The only negative was their odd variation on a cesars salad with plantains in place of anchovies. They took it off our bill so again gracious service. Will return again
  19. J

    Jennifer

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and wine. We shared a ceviche and the rack of lamb and it was plenty. Carolina was our waitress and she was excellent!!
  20. RM

    RMSS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service and food were very good. Cocktails not so much…
  21. MK

    MarshaK

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrate my husband’s birthday here every year. The food is excellent and the wine was quite nice. I tried their white blend. They even presented a beautiful dessert for the occasion. Much appreciated ! Thanks for another lovely evening.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was lovely and efficient! It’s been a while since we’ve visited and still great food and tasty combinations!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and a cocktail. One of my favourite restaurants in Sarasota. Service great even accommodating a late time change. Special mention to the beef spring rolls and Pisco Sour
  24. M

    Maplewood

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great food and service!
  25. WL

    WilliamL

    Indiana

    242 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service, food, outdoors, flavors and lots of smiles!
  26. v

    veryconsistent

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very loud inside and a table yelling the F word so we sat outside on the street. Waiter forgot my husbands sushi and just brought his salad and empanadas. I had to order mine on a lettuce leaf bc your oil isn’t healthy. We used to like coming here but it’s not the same quality and it’s not even in season yet .
  27. F

    Foodies

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    I would only return if I could eat outside. Way toooo noisy.
  28. MT

    MrsTea

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    As usual food was delicious. Server was fabulous. Little crowded seating. We were a group of five and were put at a table for four which was tight.
  29. P

    Peachesandprincess

    Detroit

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food at Selva Grill is healthy, creative and delicious. We loved it!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food service just everything was fabulous.
  31. PD

    PandD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always ... our server Travis terrific !
  32. KW

    KurtW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Local friends all recommended Selva Grill for a special last night in town dinner. Great service, terrific food and wine selection. A nice complimentary Anniversary desert and rose for my wife. Our friends were right to steer us here. Tuna Ceviche’ and sea bass were excellent
  33. DC

    DanaC

    Tampa

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always the best.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a great meal. The entrees w
  35. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Selvas. Our server Lynn was sweet and gracious and answered any question we had about the menu.
  36. P

    Pinot

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My server was very patient to accommodate my food intolerances. The ceviche and lobster tostada were delicious. I will come back.
  37. u

    ugoe

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Unfortunately, the short rib was very much fat (about 50%) and the lobster Tacos consisted mainly of onions. The dessert mousse bag was excellent. So overall pretty disappointing!
  38. l

    likestoroam

    Naples

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is very good and most dishes were beautifully presented. For the two of us, our bill came to $206 including tip. We did not have an appetizer nor side salad just entrées. So this is not an inexpensive venture.
  39. r

    rayray

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great vibe. Great food. Never disappoints.
  40. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carolina and Micah were great. Food is always exceptional.

FAQs

Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota is rated 4.8 stars by 4799 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 51 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 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • 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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