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Selva Grill University Town Center Sarasota

4.7
4.7
270 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish

Selva offers innovative, intricately prepared dishes, plated and presented as works of art. Selva has earned raves from allover 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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Booked 28 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (941) 358-6272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood Ranch

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 270 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sarasota / Bradenton

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  1. MK

    MarilynK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service , food was outstanding as usual . Short ribs melted in your mouth. The Snapper was delicious seasoned just right . And of course the bartenders always make the best cocktails !

  2. HH

    HeatherH

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at LWR Selva, have always travelled downtown to Selva on Main Street. Our question was, could Selva LWR be as good as the original? Yes, every bit as good. Do not let the somewhat bland exterior fool you into thinking this is "another" concrete box, inside is warm, with subtle lighting and plush surroundings. The food, yes, amazing. Jay our server was excellent. There when we needed him, without being obtrusive, and he knew his menu! Looking forward to returning again.

  3. PC

    PCourtois

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food beautifully presented. Attentive and efficient waitstaff. Enjoyed our evening very much and will definitely return.

  4. IG

    IGetAroundSarasota

    Naples

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Selva impressed our savvy out of town guests. Four perfect meals, presented beautifully. Some might say it is pricey; I say it is worth every penny.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Ambiance is amazing. One of my favorites in town.

  6. TB

    TBone

    Charlotte

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Not right menu for my tastes and expensive for what you get.

  7. L

    Leelee

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good food and enjoyable evening. Selva was very accommodating

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was amazing as always. We have never had a bad meal at Selva Grill. Our server was excellent and very attentive. We sat outside so the noise level was a little high. It was very warm at 8:00. Fans would have been helpful to keep the air moving.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was my first time at Selva, but certainly not my last. Not only was the food delicious, but it was so expertly presented. The wine list was good as well. We tried the tomato mozzarella salad and the beef empanadas. Both choices were great. We both got steaks which were wonderful and perfectly cooked and seasoned. I liked that the sauces were on the side. We split the Mousse and it was decadent. Overall this was a great choice. We did this last minute so we needed to sit outside. Next time, I’d love to experience the restaurant’s ambience.

  10. LJ

    LeahJ

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best atmosphere , presentation of foods and incredible flavors. Love Selva!

  11. S

    Seasons

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Selva is THE BEST restaurant experience on the west coast of FL! “Beyond Bern’s” in Tampa - Selva is #1! If you’re in Sarasota - downtown, or now a second location across from UTC mall, this is not to be missed! While admittedly, we are blessed to be regulars, we know to reserve well in advance, particularly during prime tourist season… So we’re sharing the secret with you, to be sure you can get a table too. Enjoy! 🥂🍾 Thank you to Jeremy and the entire first class Selva team! 🙏🏻

  12. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing dinner. My wife really enjoyed the atmosphere and delicious food and drinks.

  13. HH

    HelenH

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary dinner. Excellent meal and our server Juan was top notch. Will return.

  14. j

    jenniferm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. Only issue is that the reason for our dinner was a milestone birthday and, though, it was confirmed when we checked into the restaurant and also by our waiter, their was no birthday extra detail provided during dinner.

  15. ML

    MicheleL

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mark is an excellent server. Offers great suggestions.

  16. t

    tkirby

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I ordered a meal I usually get at the Main Street location but the waiter brought me something different. He said they don’t make it that way at the new restaurant and I didn’t want what he brought. However, I was with a group of people and chose not to make a fuss. However, I should’ve been told in the beginning that they don’t do that and I will not be going back there.

  17. MA

    MatthewA

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What another amazing experience at Selva! This place is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is always impeccable and the drinks are amazing!

  18. EB

    EllenB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious, beautifully presented and Raquel, our waitress was excellent - accommodating and friendly! Will definitely return! It was a delightful birthday dinner for my husband.

  19. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing!!! Staff was great. Worth the price.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Selva Grill is absolutely phenomenal, a perfect dining experience! So well taken care of, everything that comes out of the kitchen is sheer perfection!

  21. MC

    MichaelC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, great food and great service.

  22. MG

    MarkG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Creative and innovative cuisine artfully prepared and presented. Best mojitos in town! And a relaxing and comfortable dining room where you can actually hold a conversation Superb!

  23. CD

    CDTampa

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting.....I will definitely be coming back!

  24. M

    Megan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thought Selva was spectacular. We sat outside and had the patio to ourselves. The food was delicious-- thoughtfully composed dishes cooked superbly. Our waiter was well-informed and the general manager kindly came through to check on us. We had initially planned to eat at Selva the night before, but a rainstorm made eating outdoors impossible (the patio is covered, but a hard, slanting rain will still get you wet). We arrived only to cancel, and the staff could not have been kinder or more understanding.

  25. PD

    PennyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time at Selva having dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday. Everything was outstanding from the service to the food. Each dish was uniquely presented and contained ingredients that brought out the best flavors of each entree. We'll definitely be returning soon.

  26. MS

    MichealS

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to the location downtown and high hopes for this location, which is closer to our house. They did not disappoint! We had a wonderful table outside, the service was impeccable, and the food was over the top. They had a great wine and cocktail list to choose from, and the menu had a wide variety of options for our group. We cannot wait to go back, to both this location and the location downtown!

  27. BD

    BigDanSRQ

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience1

    Good presentation and service were both great. Unfortunately it was like dining in a high school cafeteria. Tables are way too close and way too loud. Food looked fantastic but didn’t taste any better than average. Total cost for two people was north of $200 It was our first and last visit.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anniversary # 55. My two Sarasota favorites are Selva downtown and Selva UTC. Never let you down. Excellent food and service.

  29. TH

    TomH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, creative menu, beautifully presented, fresh, healthy, tasty and delivered in a wonderful ambience with professional service. Can't wait to go back!

  30. LP

    LisaP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. Must-haves: to start, Selva Wild ceviche, macadamia-encrusted scallops. Entrees: sea bass, shortrib. Chalk Hill chardonnay and a good Pinot Noir paired well. We're very fond of the downtown location, but UTC really won us over. Larger, really beautifully designed space and easy parking. Just a great evening, and can't wait to go again!

  31. MM

    MillicentM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and gracious service! Delicious and fresh!

  32. t

    tripsalot

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Some hit and miss - shirt rib spring rolls were tough, chopped salad great. Atun Padilla had no sear, very large serving and side of vegetables was boring. Dessert was very good - banana flan, mousses, and Selva sundae all beautiful.

  33. R

    Robinv

    Miami

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were fabulous.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a very nice birthday celebration! Server was wonderful, as was food.

  35. b

    beverlybarr

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautifully decorated . Great ambiance from the moment we entered the restaurant. Staff was friendly and attentive to remove plates, remove table crumbs, refresh drinks. Looking forward to my next visit and definitely would recommend Selva. A good experience.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Ahi tuna and watermelon appetizer sounded so disgusting, I had to try it. I’ve had it three times now and it is my absolute favorite tuna dish of all time. The flavors, the flavor profiles, the combinations, the presentation; truly exceptional. One of our favorite restaurants for sure.

  37. M

    Meducator

    Tampa

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding on all accounts. This is fine dining in a spectacular setting at the new UTC location. Impeccable service. Food exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented.

  38. EC

    ECM1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing and the service was terrific. I cannot wait to go again. The presentation and plating was so beautiful and each appetizer, entree and desert we ordered was delicious. Best meal I have had in Sarasota. Bravo!

  39. JC

    JulieC

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our Anniversary celebration dinner! Everything we ate was delicious and well prepared. Love the ceviche and the rack of lamb was delicious! Great service from Luke too :)

  40. RM

    RobertM

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service. High noise level until 8:15 when dining was 60% full. Food was excellent, but pricey.

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Selva Grill University Town Center Sarasota is rated 4.7 stars by 270 OpenTable diners

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Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Selva Grill University Town Center Sarasota

67 N Cattlemen Rd 6 Sarasota, FL 34243-4761

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood Ranch

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Peruvian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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