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Selva Grill University Town Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Selva Grill University Town Center Sarasota

4.7
4.7
911 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

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

What 911 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TD

    TeriD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was superb! Unique and flavorful. The surf and turf was excellent. My family also enjoyed the flank steak and bone-in pork chop special.
  2. JC

    JudyC

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service and our waitress were wonderful. The classic serviche was so salty I could not eat it. I appreciate you having an outside dining option.
  3. JA

    JAWM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for hubby’s bday everything was delicious. Very nice staff, was greeted by Rachel so sweet, GM Angelo and Server Rachel awesome!!❤️ We will definitely be back.
  4. RS

    RonS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    We normally love Selva this was a disaster…the service was awful, the server was obviously inexperienced and had no idea what he was doing….the snapper special was worse, normally snapper is a thin filet and it appeared they served cod instead…really disappointing
  5. JO

    JOSH

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Selva Grill is always a great choice for fine dining and an enjoyable evening.
  6. LC

    LilaC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing, love everything about Selva. Wish everyone would be as great!
  7. MH

    MelissaH

    Naples

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine and salmon!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was kind and helpful, the food was absolutely delicious, and the drinks are strong lol.
  9. RI

    RICKC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Selva numerous times and each time it gets better. The atmosphere is always fun & lively, yet quiet and romantic. The food is ridiculous and the Chef's creativity seems to increase every week. But the service stands out the most! I have yet to have anything but the perfect dining experience from the staff. I can't say there is a better place around to have a fine dining experience.
  10. JL

    JLofBradenton

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had eaten at Selva Grill's downtown Sarasota location before and enjoyed our meal. So, now they have opened another location across from the UTC mall that is closer to our home. We decided to give it a try for my wife's birthday. We are so glad that we did. My wife and I shared the beef and spinach combination empanadas. We both thought that it was one of the best appetizers if not the best appetizer that we have ever eaten. She ordered the surf and turf and was delighted. I ordered the Loma Saltado, while delicious the spicy soy sauce could have used a little more heat. The sirloin steak was tender (for sirloin steak) and flavorful. I substituted the truffle parmesan fries for the crispy yuca. The fries were so good that we devoured them. The kitchen was backed up a bit, so our excellent server, Kendra, brought us a complimentary side dish of sweet plantain chips with chimichurri sauce. We normally do not order even one appetizer, so we barely ate any of the plantain chips to ensure that we would still be hungry for our main course. The sweet chips and the spicy sauce were a delicious combination. Before presenting the bill, Kendra brought my wife a free birthday desert. This was no ordinary birthday cake afterthought. Instead, it was an inspired side by dark chocolate and white chocolate sweet mousse contained in a cylindrical shell of fine chocolate. I usually do not care much for chocolate, but this time all I can say is, "Yum!" The portions were generous. We both took home leftovers plus the plantains and chimichurri sauce. The next night, we reheated the chips under the halogen heater in our Advantium oven for two minutes and the chips were as fresh as the night before. Score! We also ordered a sumptuous $90 bottle of Tour de Segur from the Lussac-St. Emilion region in Bordeaux France. Selva Grill is not easy on the budget, but the food was worth the premium price. Our bill before tip $212. We highly recommend both locations of Selva Grill.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent server and wonderfully prepared food. However, tables are close and noise level is loud/uncomfortable.
  12. t

    tamis

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They charge high end prices but do not provide high end service or food. Very disappointing.
  13. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food , atmosphere and staff! The music was fun and I will definitely be back😊
  14. PS

    PavlinaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were just having coctails and they were very tasty and fashionable.
  15. TC

    TrishC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Wonderful night!
  16. a

    atldinesalot

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and drinks… the pisco passion fruit cocktail was amazing ☺️
  18. DC

    DeborahC

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit to Selva was fantastic! My friend and I enjoyed their special with the Spanish Caesar, the salmon entree, and a mousse for dessert. Everything was done perfectly and the service and presentation ideal.
  19. M

    tmpMia

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant in a top location. Easy to park, good vibe, tasty drinks.
  20. MH

    MelissaH

    Naples

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Spanish Caesar and salmon chileno!!
  21. FS

    FoodSnob

    Indiana

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had a fabulous anniversary dinner and our waiter, Juan, made sure everything was perfect. Great place for a special dinner!
  22. W

    Weya

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great food-sea bass and salmon entrees were delicious. Good cosmo to complete the evening!
  23. MR

    MatsR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All plates are exotic, tasty out of the normal though they ARE inside of normal which mean 99.9% are well n Known products but the elaboration is exquisite!
  24. NB

    NikkyB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is perfect for business meetings, family gatherings, friendly celebration or date night. The customer service, the ambiance and the food was amazing.
  25. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are a lot of restaurants in this area... most of them mediocre. Selva is anything but mediocre. The food quality is excellent and innovative. The pricing may be a bit higher than the norm, but the quality makes it darn well worth it.
  26. CD

    ConnieD

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was perfectly prepared and our service was excellent. We will definitely go back. It is a bit noisy and hard for me to hear the dinner conversations.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and our server Luke did a excellent job!
  28. J

    Jim1

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Main Street location for years. UTC location is a carbon copy!
  29. D

    Dee01

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the prix fix, $55 menu. Great options, super pricing.
  30. JS

    JudyS

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Selva Grill is always outstanding!! Great food, service and ambiance!!
  31. S

    Selva

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS THE BEST!! Thank you to the Selva Team for always being on point, from front of the house, back of the house, and side to side of the house! You always make it such a wonderful experience! Thank you!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    This is our third time coming to this restaurant and it was good service and the food. But this time, we ordered the “Whole Snapper” and the fish had a very bad smell and taste. I got sick after I had a few bites. I need ALL MY MONEY back on my AMEX card.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food….We had a plus one join in late and the staff was very accommodating and got us to a new table immediately and without complaint.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome From the start with Hixon as our bartender and the food. Just wonderful
  36. S

    Sirlavie95

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok; lamb was best; special appetizer lacked taste; empanadas were greasy; after first glass we poured our own wine; Spanish Caesar salad was a big hit with both of us
  37. MO

    MonacaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious, wine list is extensive, and the atmosphere was exactly what we needed!
  38. S

    Selva

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We cannot say enough about Selva, the food, the service, the libations… the TEAM! It’s the best in FLORIDA and it’s because the passion, caring and perfect orchestra of dining experience, that cannot be replicated by any other. 5 Stars and Michelin all the way!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife anniversary, was great night and excellent service, the waiter was fantastic and very professional, thank you Austin for you great job with my family. Amazing

FAQs

Selva Grill University Town Center Sarasota is rated 4.7 stars by 911 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Selva Grill University Town Center Sarasota

67 N Cattlemen Rd 6, Sarasota, FL 34243-4761

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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