Selva Grill

4.8
2439 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.”
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am
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Phone number
(941) 362-4427
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ysacc Sanchez
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Private party facilities
On premises private parties
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St. & Palm Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet provided by city, Thurs -Sat located across the street.
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Entertainment
see website for special events
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 2439 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Salmon was not good. Very fishy tasting. Last time I had the duck - not good as well. Prob will go back but only for drinks and apps. Too bad.

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V
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They know how to treat the customer. Great service and food, waiter and drink server quiet and quick. Great experience!

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S
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal as always.

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JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to when we want superb food in Sarasota. Never disappointed.

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EP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly great experience!

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MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, Authentic - the best Ceviche I've ever had. Can't wait to return.

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G
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I sort of gave up on Selva a some time ago, thought I would give another try. Several issues: It's not the season, so there isn't much effort to please (e.g., only one special beyond the basic menu). The paella was not bad, and the sea bass itself was actually very good, but accompaniments -- corn "paste" was sweet like candy and just weird; the vegetable served with the sea bass were very ordinary and not very tasty. The bread was totally tasteless - no imagination there. Ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir -- the one on the by-the-glass list, and it was quite awful. Frankly, in Sarasota, many better restaurants don't even try in off season. This is one of them.

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D
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal The food has such flavor

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A
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an excellent meal. Great knowledgeable staff, exceptionally friendly server. Fantastic evening.

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MA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and superb food. The duck is outstanding.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. The drinks and food was spectacular.

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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Two out of four courses were outstanding - one was good and one was not to my liking.

Server (name unknown)was awesome-very busy atmosphere.

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B
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food always consistent best tuna main course anywhere

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S
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is exceptional, presentation so creative, flavours fabulous. Stephen, our server was great..... he did not rush us and offered great suggestions. Selva is a favourite when we visit Sarasota. Highly recommended.

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f
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selva Grill is becoming one of the best restaurants in the theatre district, if not THE best. Everything so tasty!!

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T
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Selva Grill. This time focused on appetizers and Ceviche. Tuna Tiradita is a must have. The crab cake was amazing and the scallops were excellent. Cannot say how much we enjoy every meal we have at the Selva Grill.

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JP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and drinks. Service was outstanding. Decor is a little tired. Noise level too high.

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BP
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome short ribs. Beef Empanadas were great as well.

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AN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful evening with great friends. The waiter was kind and attentive. Food was really good. The tomato appetizer was full of flavor, a must try, presentation was excellent. I had the skirt steak which was cooked perfectly, and it was tender. I applaud the chef for his skill in making it! The lighting was unique as the color changes periodically on the back wall, which has a cool painting. We will defiantly be going back!

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MD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were happy to find we would be arriving during the Happy Hour and were planning to try all the different food items. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were informed you could not get any of the Happy Hour items outside of the bar which seats about 6 people. Our server told us people actually line up and wait for the doors to open in order to get a seat. So we sat in the empty dining room because the

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't pass this resturant up it's great.
Second time this week.
Main Street's Sarasota finest.

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j
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Selva Grill 3 times since we moved to Florida and it is always excellent. Very interesting menu and great presentation. Would definitely recommend Selva Grill!

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j
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food prepared and presented fantastically. Service wasn’t what I would call the most attentive.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Clients always appreciate the experience and food.

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A
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good evening. Fantastic knowledgeable and friendly staff, Blake was really attentive and observant. Great evening.

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LG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleased to see a nice selection of ceviche offerings. The taste and presentation of the meal was exquisite. The wine selection was good, yet not overpriced. Our server was friendly yet quite professional and attentive. Thank you for the birthday chocolate surprise! Will definitely return with friends. Highly recommend.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be on your list for an exceptional dinner, the best food in Sarasota. Greatest staff.
Thank you for a delicious dinner, fun night out, great group of people.
Keep up the good work
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s
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A little too loud, but a great restaurant. Food is wonderful and the service is attentive.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Sarasota...

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RD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid restaurant. Always a winner never a disappointment

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D
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was oversalted on 3 of 6 dishes- not the best meal we’ve had there

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HD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre show dinner. Consistent awesome food and drinks

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CG
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selva never fails, still our favorite... Great location

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, everything was great

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There for 10th anniversary. Everyone and everything was perfect. Ambiance was perfect. Music. Special was amazing.

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Seafood was outstanding and the sides were creative. Lamb portion was generous and delicious. Wonderful spot for a special occasion or just a great meal

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TW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The service was great, food was beautifully plated but taste wise average. Very loud. We waited 45 minutes for our meals but it was packed Saturday night.

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H
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have an excellent meal at Selva Grill - always perfect.

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BL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational! Simply fantastic is every way! I’ll be back!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good👍🏻

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