Everything was fantastic. Recommend the tuna civiche and the skirt steak.
Our server was wonderful. But the meal was just mediocre. Great martini.
This is our 11tjh visit to selva Grill . It’s perfect food , service , ambience every visit !!! Best restaurant in Sarasota !!!!!!
Selva was recommended by two Sarasota CEOs.
We enjoyed the opportunity to dine alfresco and must say that the experience surpassed my already lofty expectations!
The menu offerings wete such we each chose different items so that we vould taste and share; none of us wanting to miss out.
The waitstaff were delightful and knowledgable.
Do yourself a favor and don't miss this amazing dining experience!
Excellent on all levels from food to service to location
Never Disappoints. When we visit Sarasota we always love to dine at Selva. Service and food are always outstanding! The Spanish Cesar Salad is one of the best salads along with everything. The Classic Selva Martini is aways incredible and a great value as its huge. Lamb was also really good this time.
Great restaurant, you have to try Picante de Camarones is delicious and the skirt is very tasty
Never disappointed when I’m there. 👍
Went to this restaurant for a girls night out based on reviews from trip advisor. We consider ourselves foodies and Selva did not disappoint! We had the ceviche trilogy, short rib spring rolls, scallop starter and sea bass speacial of the night. All dishes were perfectly prepared, innovatively seasoned and delicious! I enjoyed this meal enough to repeat my trop from Orlando just to wat hear again!
Great food and great service!
Amazing food, excellent service, incredibly creative cuisine . Definitely a must when in Sarasota! Cannot wait to go back truly a memorable feast ! Great spot for drinks, appetizers or dinner !
Excellent food, presentation, and service. We had guests from out of town and their meal at Selva was one of the best they had during their trip.
Selva was a great restaurant. Moderate noise level. Excellent service and food was great and with a nice variety of menu. Overall, we were very pleased
The food is amazing! Everything is such a surprise to all the senses! Your pickiest companion will enjoy the food! I was there in January on a Sunday eve w/a group of seven and we had an outstanding waitress, I'm so sorry to not recall her name and even more disappointed she was not our server this round (my youngest son's graduation) None the less, this is a must try culinary treasure!
We visited for a coworker’s birthday. The staff was very accommodating of our group. The service was fast even with a well-packed restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing. Not one person in our group complained nor left food behind. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
One of our FAVORITES! We LOVE Selva for a myriad of reasons - from the presentation of the plates to the fine attention to detail and did I mention FLAVOR???? Everything is fresh, packed with a punch of herbs and spices right down to the truffle butter for the delicious warm crusty bread rolls. Every ceviche is AMAZING and I absolutely go crazy for the bite and texture of the Cusco corn additions. I will literally ask to save the bit of juice left at the bottom and use it at home to drench my fresh salads (it’s that delicious!)
We had a fantastic dinner and wonderful service. Who could ask for more.
We had an excellent meal, from drinks to dessert, nothing could have been better. Our waiter, Blake, even let us relax at our table, long after our meal was complete.
A truly great evening!
A wonderful restaurant with a great ambiance. There is a lot of outdoor seating, which is our favorite!
Glenda was very attentive and pleasant personality. Food was phenomenal and I am told the drinks were good too.
Ridiculously overpriced and very slow and poor service
Really creative food with eye catching plating. The tuna and watermelon starter was delicious and more flavorful as prepared by the new chef. Our men liked the ceviche served atop crispy tortillas. The beef empanadas were impressive and almost too pretty to eat. Our European guests had the rack of lamb which was tender, and oh so good, and the accompanying risotto was perfect! The skirt steak which we have had many times was tender and flavorful but a little heavy on the mustardy marinade (?). My swordfish was good but I found the mussels stuffed with crab dry and flavorless. The yucca hash did not impress me either so I wouldn't recommend this particular dish. Unfortunately we missed dessert and our birthday celebration due to a show we were attending and dinner took longer than we thought.
We love Selva. The only problem is the acoustics. It gets so loud we can’t hear each other. We wish you could do something about it.
We had a wonderful meal. Everyone raved about how outstanding the food was.
Food was presented creatively and beautifully, tasted good. Service was fine until waiter spilled a full water goblet into purse and breif case, soaking all contents including papers. He said it had not ever happened before, but he was careless with plate and glass removal throughout the meal. No manager came over, though they did comp dessert, which took a long time to receive. We asked where it was, saying we had ordered it 20 minutes ago and the waiter acutally said, “It was only 13 minutes.” Are you kidding? Again, food was fine, experience was definitely not fine.
The food was very good as usual.
Selva is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. We love the seafood dishes and the staff is always outstanding. The DJ and music are fun and the bar is a nice place to catch up with friends.
We love going to this place. Celebrated two birthdays and were given two delicious deserts complimentary. The cerviche is the best in the area!
Spectacular service and amazing food! Can’t wait to return!!
The food and service were above and beyond. We were celebrating our anniversary and had noted that when making the reservation. The hostess put a happy anniversary sign on our table and we received a very delicious complimentary chocolate mousse dessert. I had the short ribs, one of the best short ribs meals I have experienced. The only down side is the tables are extremely close together and it is very loud your are pretty much part of the next tables conversation. We would go back for the food but not to celebrate a special occasion.
This was a wonderful evening, from cocktails to dessert, every item was delicious, beautifully plated, and served by our waiter, Allen. So many items to choose from, we will definitely be back.
We went to Selva for the first time on our anniversary and we will definitely go back. The cocktails were delicious, ambience was romantic, the waiter didn't rush us, yet remained attentive and engaging. The spicy tuna ceviche was beyond delicious, as were our fish entrees. The sauce served with the fried snapper was smooth and complex. I don't think I'd ever be able to recreate it at home. They also presented us with a surprise; a delicious dessert in honor of our anniversary, a rich chocolate mousse. Selva made a special occasion, well, special.
Always enjoy our meals at Selva. Food consistently delicious.
Loved it!!! Very cute place. The food was authentic. Service was friendly and attentive. I particularly liked the chocolate dessert! Fun place and I will definitely go back.
Good food and attentive staff.
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.
Great food and service
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.