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Selva Grill

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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 284
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 23
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  • 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
Fabulous Food . . . Big City Atmosphere

After reading the reviews for this Peruvian restaurant we decided to try this place with friends, and we weren’t disappointed. We called ahead and were seated promptly when we arrived. The menu has a feature in which you can scan a barcode to see photos of the food which made more than one member... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
CurlyCueGirl
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews for this Peruvian restaurant we decided to try this place with friends, and we weren’t disappointed. We called ahead and were seated promptly when we arrived. The menu has a feature in which you can scan a barcode to see photos of the food which made more than one member of our party change his/her mind... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It might seem a little bizarre that I'm writing a review and haven't had dinner here, but we wound up spending a big part of the evening at the bar and it was perfect. Their appetizers were outstanding and between four of us we hit at least six different items on the menu. Everything was delicious, leading me to believe... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Our food was so good and the presentation was awesome. The atmosphere was good but, the prices are crazy expensive and we had a groupon with 40 dollars off. Our bill for 3 of us was over 200 dollars. Im from Chicago and the prices for Selva Grille are right up there with some of the best restaurants back home... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

No shortage of great restaurants in downtown Sarasota but Selva stands out for atmosphere, imaginative menu (focus on sea food) and friendly, professional service. Easy to find on the north side of Main St. downtown. Parking can be a problem but Uber got us there and back, returning in the middle of a torrential storm. Highly recommended as one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Short ride from Longboat Key to Main Street. We sampled four appetizers and two entrees - all were delicious and artfully presented. Service was excellent. Selva Grill is exceptional.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While staying on Siesta Key my husband I dined at Selva Grill in Sarasota. WOW! The restaurant has a very cool vibe inside. The service was very professional and helpful. The presentation of the food was just exceptional. My husband started out with the Selva Wild Ceviche, which he loved. I had the house chopped salad which was delicious. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Located on the lower end of Main near the intersection of Palm Avenue with a subtle understated sign is Selva Sarasota. Formerly known as the Selva Grill, Selva provides an upscale dining experience with a distinctly..One of the best places to have an intimate dinner with that special someone.

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I often have at least one dinner at the Selva Grill during my annual Sarasota visit - its become part of the tradition. Usually starting with ceviche, I stick to seafood for the main meal. For six years running, it has always been top-notch: taste, presentation, service. Have never heard of a bad menu item or experience here - though... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I was blown away. I wanted to order just about everything on the menu. I ordered the crab egg roll and my friend ordered one of the ceviches ( there are 5 or 6 on the menu). They were both fantastic. I had the Chilean sea bass and she had the... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Took my wife's brother, who was visiting, to Selva Grill recently. We started in the bar during happy hour. We all had great drinks and the food was unbeatable. This is one of our favorite places to eat and they never disappoint!

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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?