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Selva Grill

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Peruvian, Barbecue
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1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600 (Main St. & Palm Ave.)
941-362-4427
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 263
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
EXCELLENT DINER IN EXCEPTIONAL ATMOSPHERE

Went with friends for casual dining. Very surprised on the variations of meals and drinks. they serve a famous finland vodka, very hard to find- everything came out in timely manner, with consistent delicious entry after entry. we would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and will be back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
srimanone
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Joshua Tree, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Joshua Tree, California
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286 reviews 286 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went with friends for casual dining. Very surprised on the variations of meals and drinks. they serve a famous finland vodka, very hard to find- everything came out in timely manner, with consistent delicious entry after entry. we would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and will be back. they have a very intimate bar, low lighting and happy hour.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I gave three stars because the first time we went in December 2014, this restaurant and the food were amazing! Hoping to repeat the experience for my partner's birthday, the second time was very disappointing. It's pricey and the service was so/so which don't add up to make a great combination. We will try once more. :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had heard from multiple people to try Selva so we were very excited to check it out. The lobster ceviche was AMAZING! So fresh, so flavorful and delish! The macadamia nut crusted scallops (an app) were equally awesome and the sweet potato purée served with the dish was unexpected and very tasty. The entrees were a disappointment. All of... More 

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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a wonderful meal experience here recently. The cervix he was very fresh and tasty. We had the maya shrimp and the mix to. The shrimp was very different but wonderful flavor so. The mix to was more classic cervix he and wonderful. I had the paella which was one of the best ever and I have had paella... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A very good restaurant but I tend to use the bar for Happy Hour when prices are reduced and the bar snacks are excellent value with generally very pleasant other drinker,diners. Good atmosphere and friendly,capable and caring staff

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Kensington, MD
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71 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the third time I've reviewed Selva Grill - we've gone 3 years in a row now during our yearly visit to Sarasota to visit my cousin. It's become our 'first night together' restaurant and we really look forward to it. We even sit at the same table each time. We love this restaurant. It's not just the food,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This establishment is incredible, from 5 star service to 5 Star food. Everything we had was just stellar. I'm a huge fan of Peruvian food, the wife...not soooo much. Yet for her birthday, she let me choose the restaurant, and she was thankful that I did. The place has a nice ambiance to it, with a slightly dark and romantic,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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269 restaurant reviews
472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A wonderful fine dining restaurant we found. The dishes were full of flavour and presented wonderfully. Absolute attentative service without being too much. The four of us enjoyed our meals all but one who said the lamb was a little bit tasteless. We will try again for sure before our vacation ends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

From beginning to end, everything was perfect. The food, the staff and the atmosphere were all SpotOn! We'll be back and if you haven't been here, we highly recommend that you pay them a visit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A romantic restaurant that serves good food with attentive service but at a high price. The Tapas selections are especially good. Their happy hour bar bites are excellent value. One of the best restaurants in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600
    (Main St. & Palm Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-362-4427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?