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Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota

4.8
4.8
4666 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 38 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 4,666 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

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  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Food

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot Spot

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Most Booked

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  1. SP

    StPetersAlley

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food prepared with care and served beautifully. The wine list is nicely curated. Highly recommend.
  2. SS

    SolS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great the food was beautiful and tasted wonderful and Debbie our server was phenomenal we can hardly wait to come back again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Sarasota - hands down!
  4. JB

    JaneB

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service from Carolina. Ordered from ceviche and starter menu because we wanted to try a variety of dishes. Excellent all around.
  5. CM

    ChrisM

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Highly recommend Stayed nearby at art ovation hotel and found this gem. Perfect night
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely phenomenal. The lamb was perfection. And the service was extraordinary. We are so glad that we went to the restaurant last night we had a wonderful time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was very warm and welcoming! The waiter was highly knowledgeable and made every dish sound delicious! Which they were! An excellent experience! Definitely a great restaurant!
  9. S

    Sandy

    Fort Lauderdale

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was perfection. Tuna ceviche, NY strip tataki with miso watermelon salad, and paella were all amazing. The paella (although not truly "authentic" like the ones I've had in Spain) was the best paella I've ever tasted!
  10. o

    outlawpete

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is my third visit to Selva, and I like it better each time. On this trip, I had the shrimp ceviche which we shared and was delicious. It was accompanied by crisp and flavorful plantain chips. We also tried a side of cooked hot plantain, very satisfying as well. I followed with the lobster tostadas as a main dish which I heartily recommend. Portions are sumptuous! Our waiter did a great job, and was in a nice pleasant mood. It can be a bit noisy at times, but this is true of most successful and busy restaurants.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service by Travis, our waiter. The food was unbelievable!
  12. H

    kristinH

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came for my husband's birthday after our initial plans fell through and I'm SO glad we found this place and made a reservation!! All of the food we ordered was delicious!!! Will definitely be back!!
  13. G

    Ginger

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great night, great food, good service. Fabulous setting n the patio
  14. F

    Foodie1

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selva is one of my Favs! It never disappoints!! Michael did a wonderful job as a highly trained server last night. He just made our dining experience that much better. My wife and I had to Seabass and the duck and it was duck-alicious.!!! My wife had a wonderful drink called the Rosemary blackberry Bramble. Very tasty!! Whether you’re going to the UTC or downtown Sarasota Restaurant, you will enjoy a wonderful dining experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wait person Liz was so attentive, helpful and pleasant. We have nothing negative to say about the food- it was incredible!
  16. B

    kenB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Favorite destination for a special occasion. The Whole fried fish was delicious and fun to eat.
  17. CH

    Chaquita70Husband

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife's birthday. Service was outstanding. The appetizer special recommended by the server was out of this world! This is was our fourth visit and it keeps getting better.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the salmon and it was delicious!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    The manager (Michael) at the front was not accommodating and disrespectful. The manager just saw a group of young girls in their 20s and treated us as people unwilling to pay for an experience. I can't imagine Michael continuing to stay the manager very long with his customer service skill set. I've never been to a nice restaurant like this and been so uncomfortable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Restaurant cherish was terrible, noise level on the restaurant from drunk diners was beyond the leaf. Appetizers were good but the roasted chicken were dried out and we could tell that it’s been sitting in a holding been for hours. We use to love this restaurant, we will never return again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, the lamb was fantastic!
  22. LO

    LakeOconee

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine at Selva Grill, and especially taking out- of-yown friends.
  23. NS

    NancyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Great place for a celebration.
  24. MM

    MorganM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a fun place to spend our anniversary. The staff was attentive and the food was unique. Very enjoyable
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service / food / drinks We always love having dinner here!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  27. t

    timothyi

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food and service. One Sarasota best restaurants
  28. IK

    IrinaK

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a Birthday dinner on Sunday . Absolutely delicious dishes. Everything we ordered were not only delicious but also pretty. Ceviche, fish, short ribs grilled tomato salad were outstanding. Complimentary desert for Birthday lady was excellent! Definitely will come back with friends.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio which was dry and pleasant. Everything was fabulous. The food was extraordinary. We loved the ceviche sampler, crab tower and sea bass. The presentations were beautiful. The server was right on top of everything and really knew his wines. A perfect evening.
  30. IT

    IreneT

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very good experience overall with several vegan friends. Selva had a fantastic Vegan Entree called Plato Vegetariano (was vegan) on the menu which was absolutely fabulous. Would be great to see additional vegan choices on the menu as all of our friends are vegan so we could go back more often and try additional dishes.
  31. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thought everything was phenomenal. We will be back anytime we’re in the area. A must-visit!
  32. MB

    MichelleB

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE everything about Selva's! It is my favorite restaurant in Sarasota! The food, service and overall presentation is top notch!! Can't wait to go back!
  33. AR

    AmyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious flavors, excellent service. Would definitely go back
  34. JW

    JWH1

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best! Thank you for an amazing dinner.
  35. CR

    CindyR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around!! Our waitress and the service was phenomenal. The food and drinks were incredible. My wife and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and we couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate. Thank you for the friendly/professional service and the exceptional meal! We will definitely be back the next time we visit!
  37. TC

    TedC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selva is a great place and we always have outstanding service. The chief is right on with the offerings and the food is very high quality with exceptional presentation. You can't go wrong with Selva!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must!! All around perfection. Each dish was better than the next. Outstanding food and impeccable service - Eric and Mika were truly incredible. And, hats off to the chef!!! This is for sure our new GO TO and will be certain to recommend to all.
  40. NH

    NancyH

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding. Love listening to Russ spin his fantastic music. My only problem was the 2 out of control kids who were running around, bumping into us and the table next to us. Super annoying when parents bring their children to a nice restaurant and don’t do anything when they are disrupting other’s dining experience. Not the fault of the restaurant.

FAQs

Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota is rated 4.8 stars by 4666 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 38 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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