Selva Grill

4.8
3545 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.8
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vipAlexanderK
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant

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JanetH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and time.

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vipsailorgal
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selva has the highest standards of excellence on all levels with their creative cuisine and fine dining experience without the stuffiness of a traditional white tablecloth restaurant. Professional service staff and accommodates all of the recommended safety guidelines. An enjoyable night of sidewalk dining. Never disappoints and a Sarasota treasure.

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vipDunedindiner
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had Seabass, best ever! Great service and beautiful presentation. Topped off meal with Key Lime "pie""

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was supposed to celebrate my husband’s birthday and the card was on the table saying happy birthday but the waiter removed it and there was no celebration, didn’t want to make a fuss about and embarrass anyone! Food was excellent and beautiful presentation!

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vipstacey
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and terrific! I highly recommend

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vipKadd
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Started with happy hour at the bar which we thoroughly enjoyed .
Great appetizers and cocktails. Excellent personable bartender who made our time at the bar very nice.
Dinner outside followed which was also very nice
We will definitely be back

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vipPATRICKC
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very diverse menu. Paella was excellent. Scallops so so. Recommended salad terrible.

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vipExcellent
Naples
87 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience at Selva Grill. By far one of the best restaurants in downtown Sarasota. Highly recommended.

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stefateit
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, wonderful service - not inexpensive. I cannot say they don’t deliver for their price, but their lovely ceviche’s are in the 18.00 per plate range - and for most people, they’re an appetizer. So not inexpensive, but delectable.

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vipLisaL
Atlantic City
69 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants! Food and service was great!
Can’t wait to go back😀

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vipweekendfoodies
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per our social distancing request they gave us a private room. The food was nicely plated. Ossobuco and skirt steak dinners were excellent. Manager checked to see if everything was as we expected. Waiter was pleasant and accommodating but not intrusive. Excellent service. We will dine there again!

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vipMamak
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A personal favorite. Outstanding delicious food

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vippapamurph1
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always!! Food was prepared well and tasted delicious. The service was excellent. No being rushed here.
Can't wait to return!

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vipSeasons
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down - the best restaurant in Florida and rivals any top rated Zagat restaurant in the country. Our personal favorite!

While it’s roots are Peruvian, the menu has expanded to include other delectable and irresistible dishes. The libations they pair, beyond compare!

The managing partner, Jeremy Osment, has a passion for excellence, has exacting standards, is an exceptional sommelier and works to assure every detail of your experience is perfect. His hard work, low key style and dedication for delivering the best experience, IS why Selva is the best!

As locals, when we are asked for “the best restaurant” it is always Selva. Most all locals, that are willing share their favorite, would agree. That said, reservations can be scarce - so book ahead. Enjoy!

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vipKenV
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Tables close. Noise level loud. We always come there for special occasion

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RossM
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Signature Ceviche was inedible, and was taken off the bill. Signature skirt steak was mediocre. Waiter brought the wrong tuna dish. Third and fonal visit.

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vipSiesta
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outside dining evening with friends !

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JoyS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed being promptly seated outside. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and didn't miss a beat.
Our senses we alive, when served the flavorful and artful dishes.

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AlejandroC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation is a work of art. When you start eating, then you realize the preparation is also artistic. Really enjoyed our evening!!!

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JillM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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vipMDFoodies
Baltimore
348 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our first time dining at Selva and our reaction was mixed. Atmosphere was cool; food was excellent; service was uneven. As ceviche and seafood lovers, we enjoyed the range of options, quality, and presentation. Our server was very good at first, but after entrees arrived, he vanished. No next round of cocktails for us; we were mentally out the door by the time he returned. He was sweet about it and provided a lovely anniversary dessert. But, we were all checked out by then. Lastly, we had reserved outdoor dining but it rained. We ate indoors, but were surprised by how close tables were. We actually regretted staying. We might try Selva again, but only if we can be outdoors or when it's safer.

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vipLovegoodfood
New England
143 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal, great service and lovely patio seating. The food is consistently good here - so many ceviche choices but I always go for the classic, the Caesar salad alone is worth the trip, skirt steak among the best we’ve ever had anywhere. You can’t go wrong here but just be advised, it’s crowded and not socially distant, but they have great outdoor seating for those that don’t like close quarters. Definitely will return!

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vipNessaP
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always! My favorite restaurant in Sarasota😊

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Jeremy
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations on every level. Service was top notch, food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. We will definitely be back!

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Calvin
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time this month we’ve eaten here. The food and service both are excellent!! Something on the menu for everyone. I’ve had seafood and the Lamb. Both were incredibly delicious!! The ceviches are fresh, unique and beautifully presented!! Needless to say we’ll be back!!

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DavidO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding Paella

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Marco
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner last week on our visit to Sarasota and we were impressed. Cerviche is excellent as was the whole fried Snapper. Great server, Mikah. Nice cocktails. Be sure to put this place on your list of fine restaurants.

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vipBarry09
Tampa
99 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times. Always excellent Diana was our server. She was attentive and listened to our needs. I had my favorite duck and wife had grouper. Both were outstanding

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vipRobertE
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I made a reservation on the day before our 30th anniversary based on a recommendation we got at our hotel. All of the staff went out of their way to make it a pleasant experience as we celebrated our pending anniversary! Micah is an excellent waiter and gave so many fantastic recommendations regarding the menu. The food was absolutely delicious and they served at a nice pace so that we could enjoy the evening. Overall I would give this restaurant 10 stars rather than the five you allow if I could. Highly recommend.

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vipHeatherg
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great at Selva! We sat outside which was lovely except we had the table right at the entrance and it was very busy. Lots of people walking past...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday celebration was excellent!
The food, service and the atmosphere was great!

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MikeE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little concerned about social distancing. Tables were on top of each and the restaurant was full.

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MarkE
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ceviche was excellent as where the spring roll appetizers. I had the red snapper special while the wife had their unique take on a Caesar salad with shrimp. Food was excellent. Expensive but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening...service, food etc were all excellent

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vipDanny
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing much more needs to be written about Selva Grill. All aspects of the meal were exceptional. Short rib is well documented to be amazing and it was. Snapper special likewise great. Jumbo lump crab tower was excellent. And house chopped salad equally fine. My constant complaint on all higher end restaurants is $16.50 for a cocktail at the table. Happy hour drinks from 5-7:00 were a bargain at $10. Highly recommend the house martini special! We will most definitely return.

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vipRobertO
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sat outside by the road. Food and service was great.

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vipTrudy
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!! Our waiter was great!!

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vipRobertB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

FAQs

Selva Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 3545 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.