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1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600
941-362-4427
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Ranked #48 of 859 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main St. & Palm Ave.
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Selva Grill is one of my favorite restaurants. They have an appetizer that is tuna slices and watermelon slices stacked together with a sauce. This is what I keep going back for. We had a special for an entree of a whole red snapper, the presentation was fantastic.

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florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our third visit over a two year period. Just keeps getting better. It now just may be the best option for Sarasota downtown top shelf dining. Menu has evolved into an unusual "fusion" of "Peruvian and Asian" but with delightful results. I'm not sure how Atlantic Cod winds up being baked "Inca style", but it works. Maybe the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This place was busy and we had to wait even though we had reservation. the service was absolutely top notch and he came up great suggestions for my wife who is a vegetarian. My seafood Jambalaya was a bit rich and one of the best that i ever had. We found the food to be average but the interior atmosphere... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Some dining experiences come alive with new and exciting tastes and Selva Grill with its hint of Peruvian was a pleasant surprise! From the Caesar salad, crab cake to the rib eye and salmon (we all tasted each other's dishes) we were thrilled. A bit noisy but perhaps the outside tables would have worked better,... but it was a lively... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We came here on a business trip and I was pleasantly surprised! The food was fresh and the menu offered a really nice variety of sea and land. I made a meal of starters, ceviche and salad and it was all very good. The plantain was so amazing and they had a very reasonable wine menu. Definitely go, you will... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The wait staff here was very friendly and tried to please. We sat outside where it was a bit brighter...inside quite dark and noisy. Two of us ordered fish which was acceptable, one ordered scallops that were very good and the other lamb, that was great. Sweet potato soup will be a constant favorite of mine. The grilled corn was... More 

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easton pa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There is no shortage of fine dining in this creative town, but if you are ready for some of the most interesting sabrosa and unique mix of spices put this on your agenda. Lovely atmosphere and what a talented chef: kudos! I had the inca cod with roasted corn: scrumptious. My hubby had a roasted rack of lamb special -... More 

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Orinda, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Amazing trio of ceviche ..lobster, ahi and white fish otherwise we had duck and mahi on recommendation of everyone we met here..and thought it was gorgeous presentation..but average taste..ambiance nothing special..cute downtown area

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

we were excited about trying this highly recommended restaurant in downtown sarasota. After the bread came my partner said I hope the food it's better than the doughy bread. Unfortunately the rest of the meal was no better. The salads we ordered looked beautiful but they were bland. We than ate octopus cerviche,empanadas and tuna cerviche, admittedly a weird combination,but... More 

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Perhaps we didn't order well, but our meals were not representative of its region of origin. It's a fun night out in a lively downtown venue but if you're looking to rave about the dining as opposed to the experience there are better choices.

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Additional Information about Selva Grill

Address: 1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600
Phone Number: 941-362-4427
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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