Selva Grill

4.7
2970 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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SA
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for date night!!! Great food and atmosphere!!!

C
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Selva Grill and it is one of our go to favorites when visiting Sarasota!

DJ
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant well appointed clean restaurant with well trained wait staff. Very creative Chef with beautiful preparations.

s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was served a drink in a cracked glass. The food was mostly flavorless. The new york strip was the only thing good about the whole place. The dessert menu was awful. Clearly made by the cooks not by anyone with any experience. So sad.

AW
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bartender and server were great. The decor is slightly odd but the presentation of the food is great. Prices are high, but food is good quality. Ceviche was excellent.

LB
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selva Grill never disappoints. Took some friends with us who had never been there before and they loved it!

MR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The space was tight so it was hard to get around. But overall best food I’ve ever eaten and as a culinary student, it was beautiful food!!!

LS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors. Great service. Reasonably priced. The atmosphere is also very upbeat.

LE
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a treat. Service was perfect. Not a fan of the section off the bar. Was not blown away with the Sea Bass (this time). Still very good.

NG
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my daughter and her family were visiting and had not been to Selva. They LOVED it! Ceviche, steak, server, etc!!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place! The food and service is always amazing!

PZ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to celebrate birthdays and happy family events. Our whole family loves Selva Grill!

SA
Tampa
104 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for the consummate dining experience Selva is the place to go!
The food is devine and the service is excellent.

DC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening for my wife and I plus our two guests. Everyone's food was delicious and memorable.

David

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best food in sarasota. love this place food is great servers are polite. atmosphere is excellent

GC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure to dine at. Our server Glenda was incredible, ask for her. She is so knowledgeable and attentive !! Enjoy !!!

RM
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time we’ve visited Selva. We make it a point to come here whenever we travel to Sarasota.
We eat out alot, and its become a challenge to find new and delicious foods. Selva is all that.
The flavors are wonderful, with new plays on tastes that are inspired. Cocktails prepared just right. Service
Is great too. This trip we had wild ceviche, then Empanadas, then Seafood Paella, followed with a dessert.
Wine selection is the only thing that could use a little improvement, but still workable.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For appetizers, The Empanadas were so good! The Selva Ceasar Salad were amazing! I highly recommend skirt steak & Seafood Paella

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and presentation! Service is always top notch. Wish I could afford to eat there everyday:)

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, food was delicious. L Lemonade could it been better for the price you pay. Just be ready to spend $60 per person.

JB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was outstanding overall, and the server was attentive, though seemingly nervous. I found the chairs outside to be somewhat uncomfortable. I am fit and not overly tall. If a complaint was to be made it would be one that's somewhat common for restaurants of this ilk. I ordered the surf and turf and probably could've eaten a bit more. A 6 oz filet, one prawn, a crab cake that was largely the 1/3 of a zucchini that housed it (not my favorite btw) and a perfect ice cream scoop of starch. That being said everything on the plate was cooked perfectly and well presented.

JD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

This was our first time to visit. A very good dinner. The single issue I had; is that the restaurant prides itself in being a "date night" restaurant. Maybe it was the luck of the draw. We made it on bachelorette party night... We will go back. But I think next time we will sit in the bar area where it seemed to be more subdued.

OT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

B
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!! Definitely will return again loved the skirt steak

OT
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the top foodie experiences in SRQ!
The service mirrors the top notch food for a compete experience
Always have fun drinks and the best flavors to go doing with them
Tried a bunch of apps -yum

LL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants in Sarasota. The food is inventive, different, and delicious. I never get past the Cerviche or appetizer parts of the menu, as I love these offerings. I take anyone who comes to visit to Selva, and often, they want to go back before they leave.

SC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Selva is wonderful, food, drinks, service, presentation, artistry, ambiance. I have only one complaint and that is the table water, which is unfiltered and therefore has the unpleasant taste and smell of sulphur. We all immediately noticed it. A restaurant of this caliber can surely afford to finish the dining experience and treat its customers to filtered water!

ER
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The whole fried snapper and the sea bass were cooked to perfection and very tasty.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The veal chop special was delicious.

A
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great service, great food and great ambiance. What was even more amazing was that our server, Michelle, remembered our names from 2 years ago, from our first visit. We have been back quite a few times since then, and she was on leave, but amazing memory and made us feel so welcome. Great staff retention, and great place. Always recommend this to our friends when they visit.

ZH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Jacksonville and surprised my girlfriend by proposing to her on our trip to Sarasota. When I looked up dining options for a post engagement celebratory dinner, I discovered Selva and was impressed by the reviews, menu, photos, etc. I'm pleased to say they were accurate. Creative cuisine, elegant presentation delicious food and drinks, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Obviously we were in a great mood but still, well worth the price if you are looking for an awesome dining experience!

Octopus, salmon, bone in veal chop (special) and chocolate crème brûlée were all delicious.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service and drinks were outstanding!

l
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and exotic menu. Excellent presentation with different flavors.

D
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dined early, modest crowd. Good server. Ordered Wild Ceviche; excellent, tangy. Ordered black grouper special. Overcooked, plate did not have the usual WOW factor, overpriced. But regardless, Selva competes against itself as no one in SRQ has such fare. But, but, my favorite cocktail, the Pisco Sour, was not cold, and inch below the top, and did not taste right. Better checkout the bartender on July 16.

LS
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Lots of Flavors. Great service.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. I always order the skirt steak because it’s delicious...and it was this time as well!

JG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The fried whole Yellow Tail snapper is a must try!

MM
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect restaurant for, We love it

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