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Selva Grill

1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600
941-362-4427
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Ranked #36 of 807 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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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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Kensington, MD
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I keep trying other restaurants when I come to Sarasota, but I still keep a night open for Selva Grill and it's still my favorite. I love the drinks - and had a Pisco Sour with lime and blackberry again this time, but tried new items for appetizer, entree and dessert. We ordered the fried plantains as a snack to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Selva came highly recommended but I can't see why. I eat out 5 nights a week and, quite frankly I was very disappointed by virtually everything. Ok. Mojitos were good. My tomato and mozzarella consisted of over flavoured sun dried tomato with tasteless mozzarella. Main course was YUK. Fried Whole Snapper tasted of deep fried and burnt oil. It was... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Selva grill is one of m y absolute favorites in Sarasota. The food is excellent, the cocktails are wonderful and the atmosphere is wonderful... A must visit.. Their duck and lamb are wonderful as well...

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Huron, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Recommended by our upscale bed and breakfast, we went to Mozaic (fantastic food and service), indigenous(5 star all the way) and then Selva, which we were told was incredible, we weren't treated well at all. It was our final night in Sarasota, sat outside, told the server our table wasn't level (she curtly said the helper will fix), didn't greet... More

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Philadelphia,Pa.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had not been there for a couple of years. I don't know why, but we went with friends form Naples and everyone raved about the food. I had what I had last time, the whole red snapper prepared in special Selva fashion, We all had ceviche and shared one of their special desserts. The food is off the charts. The... More

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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My wife and I shared Lomo Saltado and Skirt Steak and agree that while the Lomo Saltado was very good, the Skirt Steak was excellent and we would certainly order the latter again. I had to give an overall 3 rating because the Pisco Sour was awful despite the server replacing the first one. We have had them in Peru... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

What a surprise during our visit to friends in Florida. Downtown Sarasota feels so sophisticated and the SelvaGrill fits right in. The only drawback was that it was very noisy, which seems to be preferred by the Baby-boomers and Gen-X's who filled the place. But they do have outdoor seating and in warmer weather you may prefer that. We were... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Previously provided a review. Bottom line we go there often and have never been disappointed. The food service etc is great. One if not the best in Sarasota

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manhattan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were happy we found Selva, because it's dog-friendly (outside). Our server was pleasant, but the food was very disappointing. Short ribs in a sweet sauce, skirt steak over cloyingly sweet plaintains. We ended up boxing it up for the dogs. To be fair, they enjoyed it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

....came in on a late Friday night, Bartender was super nice, drinks were good. Cute little date night/drink place....

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