Selva Grill

4.8
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3224 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MI
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food but so noisy we couldn’t even hear other people at our table!!! They need to install sound absorbing panels on their slceiking

EO
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience!

X
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As ever a real pleasure to eat at the Selva. The only fault is it is very noisy, some sound baffles in the ceiling perhaps?

AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very interesting and unique menu, beautiful plate presentation, excellent food, very good wine selection and top-level service by our server, Mario. First visit but we will be returning.

P
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Outside table was perfect late at night!

F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the very nice and the food was delicious. They made my birthday feel very special. I will be going back and highly recommended

MG
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selva Grill is the best restaurant in Sarasota. Always consistent in the quality of food and service!

MM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Sarasota with consistently great food, ambiance, drinks, and service.

AK
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second night in a row. 5/5

AK
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not find a better restaurant in Sarasota. Period.

MK
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Would recommend for those on a date or family outing.

SA
Tampa
110 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best. Dining experience is top notch. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Their idea of ceviche leaves a lot to be desired. Very disappointing for all four entres as well.

R
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day and it was wonderful. Food excellent. Service great and atmosphere very good.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent

F
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Sarasota, again! Whole snapper and desserts were tasty and super well presented!

HL
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect Valentine dinner for two foodies!
Perhaps best meal we’ve had here since marrying in 2016.

WB
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Some standards, in a Peruvian style. Nicely done.

ND
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavours tantalise your palate, this coupled with an excellent waitress, Glenda, made a great experience sitting outside.
Highly recommend Peruvian cuisine

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, interesting menu and flavorful food. Quite noisy, so it was difficult to hear our dinner guests that evening.

F
Tampa
68 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

F
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Risotto best in town. Vegetarian option best in country. Staff are beyond efficient, helpful and friendly; they are downright enthusiastic. I wish the sound could be taken down several notches to bring ambiance rating up to the same level as food and service. Great restaurant for entertaining out of town guests.

TE
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The portions for the appetizers was just enough for an older person like me. A couple of those and I was all set. Our guests enjoyed the restaurant and that was important to us. I believe that we will become regulars for special occasions.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selva is always a slam dunk. Best food and customer service in Sarasota. Aldo and Glenda were phenomenal.

l
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. Pricey but dependable.

TC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous meal for our Sons birthday!
The lobster tostado was amazing!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter’s 14th birthday. You made it special. Thanks.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening! It was my birthday & Selva Grill was recommended by someone living in Sarasota. We couldn’t have selected a finer restaurant for my special occasion! We will de finitely recommend Selva Grill to others & we will definitely return before we leave Sarasota

d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat just in front on the patio, which was lovely. The ceviche is amazing and I’m not usually a fan, and the lamb was outstanding. A wonderful dinner!

RA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was great. Very knowledgeable as to all the dishes. The food and drinks were top notch. Really a fun night out. I would say the music from the bar was too loud. They did lower it when we asked, but it was a little too loud for some in my party. We will be back for sure! A+ service and Food.

SE
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Selva Grill! The food is always delicious and the presentation is beautiful. The chopped salad and whole fish are superb!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent waiter, great presentation of food, superb food. A little expensive, but we had a wonderful night.

b
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long time favorite with us. Food and service are always outstanding. The server Alan, who has been our server at some times before is OUTSTANDING in every way. Keep him on your staff!!

AG
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio. A cool night, but the heaters warmed us up. Patio is much quieter than inside, and better than a table on the sidewalk. Server was knowledgeable and helpful. Best part of the night, however, was the food. Perfectly prepared and served, and beautifully presented.

m
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendra paced the service perfectly. The papaya with coconut dessert was an unexpected hit. All good

KH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been wanting to try this restaurant for a year and we finally went. It was everything we expected and more. We decided to try several small plates and we weren't disappointed. The Ceviche was outstanding, the Caesar salad is a must and loved the octopus. Can't wait to go again!

GS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. I love the Spanish cesar! The food is always good. Very consistent.

BC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Very,very special restaurant. I had skirt steak Chimichuri, my husband had duck breast and my sister had the whole deep fried snapper fish and each of us was raving about our meal.

s
New England
56 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of the best restaurants in Sarasota, Selva offers delicious food and good service in a lively setting. The only problem is noise - it is so noisy that making conversation is difficult.
We have chosen other venues over Selva for this reason.

DL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food
Busy In season