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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
3
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (58)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Special Occasion (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Romantic (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Authentic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Business Meals (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Fun (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Tapas (19)
Casual (14)
Healthy (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
People Watching (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Spicy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Cozy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always an awesome experience at Selva Grill. The Lomo Saltado tasted like perfection!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

All the dishes were artistic presentations. Skirt steak was crunchy, sweet and rich. Cerviche a fresh starter. Go again anytime.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was outstanding , especially the mixed ceviche and parihuela. Unfortunately our waitress didn't know the menu. Luckily, my guest had a good idea what to order. Bar scene was also thriving.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have never been dissapointed ! Happy hour to late night. Always exceptional service an food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent restaurant my favorite in Sarasota

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

They have a great up scale happy hour. Stay for dinner and enjoy a great meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Regularly go there for a superb meal.
Seafood, lamb, steak and specialties are all excellent.
Service is perfect.
Prices are very reasonable for the quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The best presentation with so many added flavors and creative sauces! The happy hour prices are high.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The steak in my meal had so much grizzle that I was unable to eat it. Ended up eating the rice, peppers, and onions. Not a good meal. Did mention to the waiter that the steak was tough to eat. He replied, “Sorry.”

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Birthday great time!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious food, interesting menu, nice presentation, and good service. Noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent reviews led to our dining at Selva. Lived up to raves. Started with ceviche then Excellent scallops as appetizer & my husband enjoyed his sea bass. Wonderful service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 24, 2017

food was great but the bread was disappointing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time there and we took our neighbors with us! Fabulous food and atmosphere! Got to enjoy dinner outside and will definitely go back!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Upbeat ambiance, attentive service and superlative culinary creations make Selva Grille one of our absolute favorites in Sarasota!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was amazing. The lobster ceviche and truffle risotto were absolutely delicious. Beautiful presentation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love the food! Love the place!
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome! We moved here from NYC and very happy we found Selva!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful menu with great food. The Spanish Caesar Salad is my favorite but the Camarones Piquante, shrimp with Peri-Peri Sauce, is also a fantastic dish.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food as always. The sea bass is always a winner. Beautiful dishes and great service. Will be back soon.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Marry that with great friends and it doesn’t get much better.

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