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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
5599 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

8:00 PM


Booked 44 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 5,599 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Food

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Innovative

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot spot

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Good for special occasions

5,601 Reviews
  1. Bifbif

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always on the top of my list for fabulous dining! The porch is the perfect place to enjoy your table mates, the delicious food, and the vibe of Main. My go to at anytime!

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  2. Fitz

    Atlantic City

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service were excellent. However, there was a strong sewer smell in the restaurant which only got stronger as one walked toward the restroom. Also, your red wine selection could use some variety, particularly the addition of more reasonably priced and higher quality red wines such as those Cabernets from Paso Robles.

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  3. FredL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner was excellent. Service was exceptional. Noise level was distracting and made it difficult to speak with each other.

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  4. DavidM

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    always great food and service but this time service was lacking

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Selva but our service felt very rushed last night. We had a 6:30 reservation & we were home by 8:15. Are we trying to turn the tables that quickly? We had this experience the last time too but thought it was just a fluke. And please bring back the French fried chimichuri potatoes.

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  6. Timothy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service!! Short ribs are awesome!!! Highly recommended

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  7. StacieL

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so patient and lovely. She made our evening so nice. The food is always delicious and we love Selva!

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  8. Peachesandprincess

    Detroit

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Selva Grill is awesome - the food is beautifully presented and offers lots of healthy choices. Our server, Liz was wonderful; friendly and helpful and gave great suggestions regarding drinks and food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marvelous menu. Great service. The manager was a real pro. Was on the floor doing mundane tasks to back up staff. And was chatting with guests too. Give this guy a big Pat on the back… and a raise!

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  10. MichaelL

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outside. The food was great and the service was excellent

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  11. LauraF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding unique flavors in every dish. The presentation will knock you over. Michael our waiter was charming, witty and attentive to our every need. I could eat here 3x a week and this comes from someone who has a multitude of restaurant choices in Manhattan. Do not overlook this charm during your stay in Sarasota, FL. I will be back and cannot wait!

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  12. rayray

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like to rave about the great food and ambiance at Selva, but they have also upped their game when it comes to service. Our waiter was great...at a time many other Sarasota restaurants are struggling with service issues..

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  13. danF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Attentive and friendly staff! Worth the trip.

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  14. MattG

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location from the hotel we stayed at. Eric was a great server who offered great ideas. We chose to go the “starter sampler” route instead of entrees. We enjoyed the Tuna Taradito Ceviche, 👍🏼short rib spring roll 👍🏼 Peruvian beef tartar 👍🏼aji de gallinia👍🏼pork belly chicharron too tough to chew. Would definitely return.

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  15. IsabelM

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly beautiful eatery with a diverse and authentically Peruvian menu. Loved the ceviche, avocado rolls and lobster starters. Come prepared to have your tongue tickled by the variety of flavored and textures presented alongside staples. Love this place!

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  16. ChoosyDiner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Selva is always a rewarding experience. The service was excellent and we were able to sit outside. We chose a selection of appetizers in lieu of entrees. There was a bit of grizzle in my first bite of the Short Rib spring roll but the rest of the meal was very good. This was not our first nor our last visit to Selva.

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  17. John

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Delightful table on the sidewalk. Paella was excellent

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  18. SusanR

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Special food. Made for a special evening. Too pricey to make a regular visit…too bad

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  19. RoyW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting and artistically prepared food, as well as excellent service by the staff. It is such a popular place that it is always full on weekends, so the noise level is up there. This is great for groups of 3 or more. However, if you want a more quieter atmosphere for just the two of you, then go there later in the evening. Nevertheless, we are repeat customers as we really enjoy having dinner at this restaurant.

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  20. Molmike

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Selva never disappoints. From the food to the service Selva is simply the best restaurant in Sarasota. We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary this past weekend and everything was absolutely perfect. The staff was awesome as anyone we had contact with wished us a happy anniversary and there was also little place care on our table wishing us happy anniversary. The food was amazing as was the presentation. The flavor combinations that the chef creates with each dish are nothing short of spectacular. Selva has a wonderful wine list as well and the ambiance is terrific. Our server was outstanding and allowed us to take our time and enjoy the evening. Thank you Selva team for helping to make our anniversary celebration extra special.

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  21. JackM

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took a party of six. Every appetizer and meal came out together all red hot.Our waiter Travis was fantastic. Made awesome recommendations as it was our first time there. I would highly recommend Selva Grill Downtown. One of the best meals we have all had out in a very long time. Place is awesome.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    While the food was decent, it lacked seasoning and did not meet my expectations for the price point. My primary issue, however, was with the service. Upon being seated, our server seemed visibly displeased when we opted for water instead of ordering drinks. This set the tone for the rest of our dining experience, as she consistently prioritized the table next to us, who had ordered beverages. Our table was often neglected, with empty glasses and dirty plates left unattended until the arrival of our next course. Additionally, the ambiance of the restaurant was overwhelmingly loud, making conversation difficult. It’s worth noting that the establishment has a camera system in place, which can be used to verify my complaint.

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  23. IreneandEarl

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great night at this restaurant. Wonderful service by our waiter Michael. He was attentive and extremely pleasant. Food and drinks were excellent

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  24. SarasotaLiz

    Greater Boston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite a fully booked evening, the staff were able to accomodate moving my reservation from outdoors to indoors. We are all grateful and this is why Selva is our favorite go to restaurant downtown. I had the delectable Chilean Sea Bass, my dinner partners had the vegetarian plate (delicious!) and the scallops. Excellent cocktails, wait staff Michael was perfection.

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  25. FrankQueensNY

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good excellent restaurant would definitely go again 

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  26. AlabamaSunshine

    Alabama

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve eaten at this location before and had great service and a great meal. Not this time. There were not many people dining likely because of stormy weather so the service should have been better and the food too. Although there were none in our group, all but one person needed a correction with their entree. Disappointing.

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  27. JeaR

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we have been meaning to go to this restaurant for years and as we had theatre tickets and its not far away we decided to go. food overall was very good. We both started with ceviche which was good. My only criticism is the octopus was tough. I have had this ceviche elsewhere and the octopus was melt in the mouth but other than that I would definitely recommend. My husband had short ribs which he found excellent and I had the most interesting Cesar salad I have ever had. Very different but also excellent. Husband had a dessert which he was happy with and it was beautifully presented. Would definitely return next season.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! The tuna ceviche was incredible and the choices for kids meals were great! Amazing food and service! Thank you Glenda!

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  29. LornaStarman

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Selva Grill never disappoints! We moved away from Sarasota, but any occasion that brings us back includes a visit to Selva. The Lomo Saltado is our favorite, and our go to meal, but we always include an appetizer special like the Tuna Poke last night, which was outstanding. Our server, Michael was attentive without being overbearing, friendly and patient. I've never had a less than stellar visit to Selva, and I doubt I ever will.

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  30. ARLFoodie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We go early b’c it can get rather loud. But the cocktails and food is totally worth it! Travis was tremendous, just a delight. We had folks new to Selva and also monthly diners. Everyone was so happy with their meals. It was a great way to celebrate my mom’s 75th birthday!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good experience! I would definitely dine here again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drink. Service is friendly. We weren’t seeing a show nearby, but they did ask, as if they would be sure to get you out in time.

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  33. Lucy34860

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous. Eaten here many times. Family alway want a to come here when visiting

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  34. timothyi

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food excellent service not your everyday food.

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  35. WilliamA

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prompt service but not pushy. Seas bass was excellant. Good wine list and drinks were prepared well. Overall enjoyable experience.

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  36. JuliaG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, presentation of food, very creative ànd top notch. Definitely will return!

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  37. Chris

    Baltimore

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Selva Grill never disappoints! Food is outstanding—the paella, the steak, short ribs and lamb chops were delish. Service is top notch!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fresh fish and creative presentation make this a favorite! Dark in spots and noise level can be distracting that’s why we request a table or booth around the edge vs the middle of the room

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was a feast for our eyes and our palette. Service was great also. 

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  40. JosephK

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    imaginative menu items ; knowledgeable, accommodating wait staff

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FAQs

Selva Grill Downtown Sarasota is rated 4.8 stars by 5599 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 44 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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