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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.”
Sarasota, FL 34236
Latin / Spanish, Peruvian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am
Main St. & Palm Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
see website for special events
Complimentary valet provided by city, Thurs -Sat located across the street.
Private Party Facilities:
On premises private parties
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
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 😘
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.
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!
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!
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.
Every time, yes every time we dine at Selva its so darn good, I'm talking really good all the time... a rare find. Think we've been lucky to sneak in there once a month for these past many years. Every time - the dinning room is well kept, the staff hits it out of the park and the food keeps bring us back of more.
Some of our favorite small plates: All of the Ceviches, the Tiradito, the Chicken Spring Roll, Pulpo Olivo. So many small plates I sometimes order a Spanish Caesar and a Crab Napoleon as an entree which they always plate very nicely as an entree.
For the main course I've never had any of the steaks though many of our guests have and always with positive comments. I've tried all the current seafood entree's except the Inca Cod. My go to favorites Snapper, Paella, Salmon and Tuna... if not in the mood for seafood the Braised Short Ribs are always excellent.
Desserts ordered less seldom given the meal is so filling but, with a small group where the spoons are plentiful... I'll be ordering the Bread Pudding. Have also enjoyed Selva late in the evening when the dinner crowd is almost gone... a great spot for a copy of coffee and something sweet.
Selva never disappoints. The civiche is always on point, absolutely delicious. The cocktails are amazing and the presentation is gorgeous. The service is impeccable. I cannot say enough good things about Selva. Always a favorite stop when in Sarasota. Love it!
This is a wonderful restaurant with attentive service and fantastic cuisine. Wonderful paella, seafood dishes, etc. Great martini menu! We celebrated our anniversary and were extremely happy we chose Selva. They have a nice covered patio on the street too if it's nice weather.
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