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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 243
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Two visits in one week

We went to Selva based on our hotel's recommendation and absolutely loved the food, service and ambience. We enjoyed it so much that we returned with friends a second time during our one week stay in Sarasota. Our server both nights, Joanna, was exceptional -- very professional, knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
discerningguest1951
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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384 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Selva based on our hotel's recommendation and absolutely loved the food, service and ambience. We enjoyed it so much that we returned with friends a second time during our one week stay in Sarasota. Our server both nights, Joanna, was exceptional -- very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We were very happy with her recommendations on both the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Have now been two times to Selva in Sarasota - both meals a delight - this is a must visit - first time was dinner for two - second time for four - first impressions could be of a dark place or quirky but once seated and reading the menu you get a sense of something special - Ceviche is... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Selva has been around for several years. It has a reputation for excellent high end cuisine. It's main dining menu is original and very good quality. And the prices reflect that. It's definitely a case of getting what you pay for. On the other hand, the happy hour has wonderful small plates and wines for $5 which is more or... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We keep going back to Selva because the food is always consistently very good coupled with very good service. We started with a shrimp corn chowder that was very good. The pulpo cerviche was good but some of the others are better. The sea bass was perfect. Paella was very good but I am spoiled by having had it in... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I made a reservation 3 to 4 weeks in advance only to be seated in a cramped area in the bar. I would have preferred to be in the dining room. Food was okay. My wife had Sea Bass that was outstanding. I had duck that was tough, under-cooked, not tasty. Server was excellent and we sat next to some... More 

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Rehoboth Beach
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193 reviews 193 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Four of us went to dinner here last night and were all enthused about our meals. They have a good wine selection and we went with a South African red. For starters we had octopus, crab spring rolls (truly amazing!!!!), caesar salad, and scallops. Then we followed with entrees of pork, meat, and vegetarian platter. If you are a vegetarian,... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Really appreciated both great food and service. Tried Ceviche starters and tuna for entree - very impressed by both!

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Huntsville, Alabama
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wonderful husband took me here for A Valentine's Day dinner.. It was truly special! I have not eaten very often in a Cuban restaurant, but I was impressed. I had the special with sea bass and lobster tails and it was really wonderful. The meal presentation of both my dinner and my husband's😂duck.mwere really lovely. Our server was VERY... More 

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Salida
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444 reviews 444 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Looking for ceviche? You have found paradise. We love the variety, and usually try three different options. Will be back

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Detroit
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We walked in on a chilly Wednesday night. Main Street was dead so we tried to get a two top at Selva Grill. The restauant was half empty at 7:00 PM with approximately 10 empty tables. We were offered a table on the patio or at the bar. I turned to check the bar which was full and by the... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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