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About Selva Grill

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.”

1345 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Peruvian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am

Cross Street:
Main St. & Palm Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 362-4427

Website:
http://www.selvagrill.com/

Entertainment:
see website for special events

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet provided by city, Thurs -Sat located across the street.

Executive Chef:
Ysacc Sanchez

Private Party Facilities:
On premises private parties

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

Selva Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (78)
Fit for Foodies (77)
Good for a Date (71)
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Special Occasion (65)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Pre/post Theatre (53)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Hot Spot (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Authentic (39)
Romantic (35)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Fun (30)
Tapas (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
People Watching (23)
Late-night Find (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Business Meals (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Healthy (17)
Casual (17)
Cozy (13)
Tasting Menu (9)
Spicy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We love Selva and also sitting on the patio. The food is always perfect and the wait staff cannot do enough for you, Do yourself a favor while in Sarasota and make reservations! It’s worth every penny.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Best restaurant in Sarasota! I literally had a dream about their scallops.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Best dish in Sarasota...skirt steak

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Selva Grill is always great, it was even better for Valentines Day. Bravo!

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·Dined 3 days ago

As always the food was excellent and service was impeccable. Our table was available at the exact time of our reservation and the entire staff was very focused on our needs. Our fish dishes, salmon and swordfish were top notch. One of the best restaurants in Sarasota and for that matter many other cities as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We tried the Selva Grill on a friends recommendation. We found it to be extremely noisy and the seating to be tight. The food was fine, but not great. On the plus side, the service was top-notch.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went to Selva for Valentine's Day...everything so perfect....this is the second time there..Food is amazing .

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and Excellent Service. One of my favorite places to eat in Sarasota

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

I enjoyed everything EXCEPT......the noise level and LACK of lighting!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a slight problem and the response was truly exemplary. Our server and the manager could not have been more responsive and accommodating in their apology and attempt to make us feel important and valued. Quality and service are excellent. Highly recommend!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very fresh food. Excellent service the wait staff accommodated is earlier than our reservation. Provided a delicious and artistically designed anniversary dessert. ON THE HOUSE. Ces magnifique

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Reservations were for 6:30 and the table was ready on time. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. I had skirt steak and my wife had swordfish, both were outstanding. Cocktails were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner before the opera

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous, authentic Peruvian food--very creative offerings. Entrees were pricey but, also enormous. We could probably have shared but we didn't know that ahead of time. I have eaten paella all over the world and never had one like this--it was exceptional! All of the seafood was perfectly prepared--nothing was overcooked and all of the flavors blended together into an extraordinary taste sensation. Our waiter was quite attentive and mindful of our need to be at the Opera in a timely manner. In fact, it was apparent that there were many other early diners who were headed to the Opening Night of the Opera season and that the restaurant staff and the chef were well prepared for the onslaught--well done!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic as always ! Great food great service a must go to when in Sarasota for the Opera ! Bravo Selva !

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This meal was outstanding. Matter of fact everything we ordered was delicious and different flavors.

You can’t go anywhere in the world and get better food.
Only down side is noise level .

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Waitress terrific and staff friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. Delicious food and beautiful presentation

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Favorite restaurant

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was the second time we had dinner at Selva. It is a great all-around restaurant and one of our favorites now. Our waiter, Colin ,was very attentive we will definitely be back to this restaurant many times.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a good experience; I suggest a outside table but make a reservation! Scallops on the small plates side of the menu is the absolutely best thing.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Cesar salad is different and very good, but should have been chilled. The flavor was a little bland due to the room temperature of the dish.
Tuna and watermelon ceviche was outstanding, but the Mahi citrus ceviche was bland, as was the bouillabaisse. My dining partners very much liked the Ahi tuna and the scallops.
Overall, top price for mixed fare and extremely loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was excellent except skirt steak was only OK. Noise level was the worst I’ve ever experienced, even compared to previous 3 times at Selva Grill. Was it the table location (just to the right and behind the reservation podium)? It came close to ruining the evening. Even still, our guests left happy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food, drinks and service was wonderful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Date night out. Sat outside. Great unique food choices. Server was very attentive. Good atmosphere. Good choice for a great Tuesday night out before seeing a show at Van Wezel.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Love Selva Grill. The noise level in the main dining room is high. We enjoy sitting in the smaller area. Food is amazing. Would have appreciated a larger cup of cappuccino!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Brought friends, visiting from out of state. Selva did not disappoint.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The artistic, trendy (and interestingly romantic) atmosphere is just the beginning. If you are looking for a dining adventure, Selva Grill should be your destination. We loved the various ceviches as appetizers, and then enjoyed wonderful selections from an array of seafood and unique entre`s. This is a great place for foodies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent and interesting food leaves the very creative kitchen with every passing of a server. My wife had the tomato salad and skirt steak and I had the Caesar salad and Tuna. Everything was excellent. Service was superb.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were entertaining friends from out of town with a fine dining experience after a theater date. The food was excellent and the service outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Vibrant, bright flavors throughout the menu. The six of us enjoyed sitting outside on a cool night (with plenty of warm heaters around!) and we even had 2 dogs with us and they were treated well by the waitstaff. Great drinks, atmosphere and everyone enjoyed their meals! Try anything with Chimmichurri.....!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very long wait even with reservation

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great server and meal. The restaurant is loud. The ceviche was on point. Meals were creative and expertly crafted. Chilean Sea Bass was perfectly cooked.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First visit ensures a follow-up. Interesting menu, beautiful and artistic presentation. Service on a very busy Friday evening was excellent, prompt and courteous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service are always very good here. It was a special occasion and we brought our own wine from a boutique winery in Napa. The last time we were here for a birthday they waived the corkage fee on one bottle. This time we got charged the corkage on both bottles. We come here all the time so I had expected at least a comp on one bottle since we spent so much on the food. Oh well.... I guess it depends on your server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome food and servers. Tried the ceviche ( salmon, etc) this last time., wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food. The whole snapper is fabulous. I had it two nights in a row. Service from Devi was great. We are moving to Sarasota this fall (for winters) and we’ll be regulars.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved the restaurant on our first visit to Sarasota and hope to return. All the dishes were great; server was very helpful in making our choices. Unusual combinations of flavors. Scallops and salmon were incredible. Also loved patio seating on cool night with heaters nearby. This was our favorite restaurant out of many excellent ones.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The chivache is outstanding! My basil strawberry martini was top notch. The wall mural is crazy cool with the changing light. It was a surprising jem of a find in Sarasota.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Attractive, well-located restaurant, with excellent food. After 10 p.m., there's a smaller menu for after-theater dining--when it's also considerably quieter. Good cocktails, too. Altogether, this place should definitely be on your list if good food matters to you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Spicy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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