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Selva Grill

4.7
2234 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin / Spanish
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.”
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am
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Phone number
(941) 362-4427
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ysacc Sanchez
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Private party facilities
On premises private parties
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St. & Palm Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet provided by city, Thurs -Sat located across the street.
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Entertainment
see website for special events
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
What 2234 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

So happy with our visit. Tried ceviche for the first time, not for us. Honestly the citrus is just too strong. However they are well regarded for their multiple ceviches, so if you're a fan, try it! Second appetizer was the short rib egg roll, fried just right, yes baby! I don't love short rib, but I ate these like mad. There's a pear chutney on the side you will want to put right on the rib, great complement. Then we ordered the chimichurri steak with plantains and the lamb rack with truffle risotto. If your eyes are watering here, wait til you taste it. Meats cooked perfectly, skirt steak ordered medium rare (not medium as is usual for skirt). Just so good. Perfect plantains. Outstanding, outstanding 3 flavor mousse in homemade chocolate cup for dessert blew our heads off. So happy. Great server. Ambiance pretty good, not necessarily hip but comfortable. Beautiful, artfully classical plating.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our family from out of town wanted to eat on main street and although we have been here 13 years we have never eaten at the Selva Grill. We always heard great things about it but we just never got around to eating there. What a mistake! The food was fantastic and the Service was excellent!
I have already recommended it to many of my friends and can’t wait to eat there again.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was just okay but had a great time in the restaurant and great service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was so good and flavorful. Tried several dishes and all were fantastic.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love Selvas. The food is awesome and short proximity to downtown attractions!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Favorite place to go to in downtown Sarasota. Every dish is crafted artistically and tastes amazing every time.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The place was active after 6 30pm, a bit loud, but the food was excellent.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

After reading the review we chose to dine here for our anniversary dinner. The service was great. I server was kind and attentive. I had high expectations for the food. We had the mixto ceviche which I was not a fan off it was as if you were eating sour candy with seafood taste. We had a bowl of clam chower which was fresh and tasty. My partner had the chimichurri steak which came with sweet plantains and that's all. For the price of the dish it shpuld come with a better side. The sweet plantains where not fully ripe yet but the chimichurri steak was wonderful. I myself had there famous paella which was absolutely delicious. To end off the night they offer us a complentary dessert for anniversary which was our favorite course of the night. It was a chocolate mouse with a dark chocolate shell and I believe it had whip cream as well. There was definitely much more to be desired especially for the cost of dining there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We are new to the area and it is already our favourite. Staff outstanding 5 star restaurant for sure

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent dinner as usual!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Unique and exceptional food at dinner!!! Lovely outdoor seating and convenient for pre-theater dining.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Daughter found this gem 6 years ago, have been coming here every year since. Food is excellent, service just as good, a bit pricey and noisy but worth it because of the food.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We went as a couple for our anniversary (we are seniors—ages 68 and 70. Had asked for a quiet table and got just that! Had a “Happy Anniversary” sign on the table. The waiter provided excellent explanations of the menu We split a Caesar salad to start, and it arrived beautifully plated on 2 plates—a unique , original take on a Caesar that was delicious. My wife had the Ahi tuna/watermelon small plate, as well as the Empanadas. Excellent. I had the salmon main course—also excellent. To our surprise, we received a beautiful complimentary anniversary dessert of dark and white chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup. My only very minor complaint is that once we were served, nobody came by to fill water glasses, etc, and ultimately I had to go see the hostess to ask for that. This was our first time at Selva. It is unique in Sarasota, and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great evening out with friends from Chicago. Excellent food, excellent service (Thank You Blake), excellent place to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent as always. Only complaint was the air-conditioning was a little too cool but it was early and there were few patrons. They happily turned it off until others showed up. Very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very busy. Service slow and erratic. Food not as good as usual. Management good at looking but not good at helping!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was amazing and service was excellent!!!! A must go to in Sarasota!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and ambiance. Service is top notch and professional.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a reservation for 8pm and we only got our table at 8:20pm. What is the point in making a reservation if they are going to delay your party in 20min???

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good was excellent. Def a scene and bar was busy. Service was a bit slow. But overall very good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really wonderfully prepared food. Loved everything. Paella was large and delicious.
Drinks excellent. Expensive but worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our food and beverages were excellent. Our server was attentive without interrupting our discussion. Everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Once again, Selva Grill is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota. I come here with friends every time I'm in the area and it never disappoints. Creative presentation on the plate, efficient service, and scrumptious food. One of the best around!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Selva Grill is consistently good ! Whenever we visit Sarasota we always come back . The service and flavor of the food is excellent !

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great but noisy. If you are going with more than 4 people it is hard to hear over the noise.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our food was beyond amazing and our service was excellent. Our dessert even said “Happy Anniversary”. This is our go to place whenever we get a night out.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Came here with my mother for a nice dinner. We’ve been here before and it was amazing so we wanted to try again. We got pork tostadas and a crab cake. Both dishes were delicious as well as the drinks we had, Fire and Ice and Starburst. The service was great again and I can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and dining room was nice. Will go back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We love Selva Grill! It’s our go to place when we bring friends from out of town. Everyone is SO friendly. The food is amazing; best crabcake in SRQ!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Blake was our waiter and he was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Every dish (four people) was excellent. We had classic ceviche, spring rolls (yes, Chinese influence), paella, flank steak.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved the ceviche!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Selva is always delicious

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We waited a rather long time for the waiter to take our order,and we also waited a long time to be served .
The fish in my ceviche was tough and the salmon in my main course had a mushy texture.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

What I love about this place is that when you go you know you’re going to have a great experience. The food is always perfect and the service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our dinner was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We come to Selva Grill each year with our cousin when we visit him in Sarasota. We always enjoy ourselves and the other night was no exception! For my entrée I ordered a standout grilled tuna with guava glaze with crab-stuffed mussels and it was just the kind of unique and special dish that Selva Grill creates consistently! My husband and cousin ordered the Ahi Tuna and the Skirt Steak. We just love it here!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food is always great. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Love the tuna, the short ribs are great too!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Terrific authentic Peruvian cocktails (Pesco Sour) and ceviche dishes. Great flavors.

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