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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

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Fit for Foodies (44)
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Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Authentic (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Romantic (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fun (20)
Tapas (19)
Casual (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Healthy (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
People Watching (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Spicy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious, fun and authentic! We will be going back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful expierence. The food and service were excellence.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined 4 days ago

A little pricey, but everything was delicious. Great place to dine for special occasions. Noise level was moderately high, however a packed restaurant usually means great food. Was not disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. We would dine again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Selva's diverse menu provides wonderful choices. My personal favorite is the Inca cod,
wrapped in plaintain leaves. The ceviche is unbeatable. If weathe rpermits, eating outside
is preferable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and service in nice atmosphere. Would return. Nice wines too. A creative menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

First time in Sarasota and this was the first restaurant we went to......outstanding! Everything was amazing, from the service to the food. Cant wait to come back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Selva Grill is my go to restaurant in town when I have family and friends visiting. This was girls night out and between our server Colin and the other gentlemen helping him we had an amazing time; plus tried probably half the menu. The food, service and ambiance has always been amazing. Only thing to note was my duck was definitely more med-well than med-rare however when we were having such a phenomenal evening it didn't matter in the least bit. Well worth every $$ you spend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everyone was pleased with their food which was delicious, innovative, and beautifully presented.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Saturday evening we had a pre-theater dinner at Selva's and the meal was outstanding. It was the night of the Sarasota Holiday Parade and they had warned us three days before to leave early to adjust to the traffic. Excellent advice. The meal was exceptional. My wife had two apps, the jumbo lump crab cake and jumbo sea scallops and I had the seafood paella. All three were conversation stoppers. In addition to taste they arrived as works of art, with the chef taking care to offer the meal with a presentation flair. We have many excellent restaurants in Sarasota and this is one of the best.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love Selva Grill, the food is delicious. You can't go wrong with whatever you order.
(only suggestion is work on honoring reservations, we waited 1 hour for our table, why have the option to reserve if it won't be available?)

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The only reason I gave a 4 on food was because of the crab cake and rolls. Crab cake was loaded with filling and the rolls looked like Howard Johnson rolls from the 70’s I know, ouch...but everything else was great! We will be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We always have a wonderful meal at Selva Grill. Everything was absolutely delicious. Presentation is very impressive. Service was perfect. Can't say anything but positive comments. We'll be back.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Have been to Selva Grill many times before. One of my favorite restaurants. The food as usual is outstanding, however the service was not attentive to our table despite the fact that the total check was around $400 and the restaurant was not very busy. When a restaurant mandate a 20% tips for a table of 6, it must ensure that the service provided is super good. Tips are not a guaranteed earnings like a salary. Waiter has to really deserve it. I refused to pay the 20% and left only 10%. I was even generous!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Was one of our favorite places to eat in Sarasota not the same experience. Menu changed thinking there is a new head chef

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The best restaurant in Sarasota! The food and the presentation is outstanding. On the pricey side; but so worth it! A dining experience that you will forever remember!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Chopped salad was a little weak, it the entrees were outstanding !

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The entrees were incredibly expensive. I have been to Michelin star restaurants with more reasonable prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server Steven was excellent and so was the food!! It's always on our "go-to" restaurant list when we're in Sarasota...

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Selva Grill did not disappoint. The menu has plenty of Peruvian staples, lots of cevichés, and a lot of creative entrées as well. I was honestly just amazed with the flavor profiles in the dishes. I had the Mixto ceviche to start, also a bouillabaisse, and the sea scallops tapas plate. They were all fantastic! I only visit Sarasota occasionally but I actually thought that this restaurant would make a good reason for a trip down!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Worst Paella I have ever had. Smothered with onion, extremely over-cooked rice. Mussels were tough, (smelled), making them inedible.
I usually like this place, will now think twice. I don’t mind paying up for a good meal. I do mind paying up for poor food.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were very desappointed with service and quality of food. They are supposed to be a Peruvian restaurant but they don’t have many of the most popular and main traditional dishes. We would’ve overlooked the overly expensive prices but not with so many flaws.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was amazing. Service Joanna Perfect
Hostess ?? Fabulous
I can see why this Resturant is in the top 10
Noise is a problem but food and service make up for it
They give you lots of food!!!!! So you can’t walk out hungry
Also a lovely dessert for our anniversary 😘

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Artistic plating of delicious food, a nice menu selection and good service lead to a great dining experience! Be sure to give Selva Grill a try. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her B-Day dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

A do not miss dining experience , great food prepared to perfection, service is the greatest , very attentive by a wonderful serving staff, wine list is extensive with a great selections, I can see why they were busy on a recent Monday but we were never rushed and had a very enjoyable evening not rushed to turn tables. A return trip is well worth a return visit

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Without fail, Selva impresses. Noticed more drinks on the cocktail menu. Noticed legacy dishes were spruced up, and of course the price as well. But really, the prices are equal to or less than many other fine dining spots where the food cannot compete with the Selva experience. My longtime and continuing favorite in Sarasota, the go to place for out-of-towners and locals.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband I were in town for a few days. We had heard good reviews of Selva and it surpassed our expectations. I’m still talking about how good the meal was. The Crab Napoleon and Scallop/sweet potato appetizers were particularly delicious and my husband loved the salmon entree.
Can’t wait til next time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had a great experience at Selva's. Very nice waitress named Joann and delicious food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A very good experience with good ambience. Our ŵaiter was attentive and had a very involved menu memorized. The food had beautiful presentation. Four people had four thumbs. Just be prepared for a high bill.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always great food and service. Very limited craft beer list

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Superb! The ceviche and appetizers were fantastic. The Paella was the best anywhere.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Selva is consistently good....delicious food, lovely preparation, very good service. It’s a bit loud, but I think that’s the case with most Sarasota restaurants. We are repeat customers because of this consistency. Truly one of our favorite Sarasota restaurants!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Selva continues to be one of the better restaurants in Sarasota. The ceviche is really the main draw. The paella was excellent but our salmon dish was rather uninspired. Service, as always, was excellent and we had a lovely Tres Leches desert afterwards.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ate outside by fountain, very nice atmosphere. Food is complex and delicious. Very well prepared. Beautiful presentation.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota. It never disappoints.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a great restaurant in downtown Sarasota, my wife and I love it

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tuna appetizer special was outstanding tonight (watch for the jalapeño!) . Chopped salad remains consistently excellent (thank you for splitting without charge). The octopus was chewy, but flavorful. Excellent food well presented. Noise level is deafening (well beyond lively). So much so that if we cannot done outside next visit, we’ll probably choose to dine elsewhere. Shame as the food was good.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Presentation and flavor of the food is wonderful! Superior service too.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We enjoyed it. Server was great and food matched it. Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful food-creative and beautifully presented. It is a favorite restaurant that never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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