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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 254
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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 21
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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
Most recent review
Great traditional flavors, killer ceviche

Earlier this week my brother, my wife and I went to Selva around 9:30 for dinner. We had originally made the reservation for 2 but they were extremely accommodating and made no mention of the added person. Service from Aaron was fun and informative-his menu knowledge was awesome, as well as his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Foodfanatic43
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Siesta Key, Florida
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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398 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Siesta Key, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Earlier this week my brother, my wife and I went to Selva around 9:30 for dinner. We had originally made the reservation for 2 but they were extremely accommodating and made no mention of the added person. Service from Aaron was fun and informative-his menu knowledge was awesome, as well as his presentation of the specials. Food was awesome all... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a dinner at Selva's on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was very active and open with all the windows to the patio out front open. The atmosphere is up beat. If you like a lot of flavors and enjoy sharing plates, this is for you. They have plenty of tapas options but if you prefer... More 

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221 reviews 221 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Outstanding in every way, the food, ambiance and especially the service. We had four different entrees with salads and they were all over the top, especially the steak and lamb. Dessert was heavenly. Out here visiting from California to watch the Red Sox. This was our best dining eerience in Sarasota. Five Spoons!!!!!

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fabulous meal. Absolutely amazing ceviche. Main portions were large and scrumptious. We had the tuna, duck, pork and the sea bass. Great reco from the concierge at the Ritz Carlton.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

On the whole the evening was great. Food was presented so fantastic and tasted great. My friends fish was a little over cooked but not terrible. My only 2 complaints are we ordered everything at once. Drinks, apps, and entrees. We got our apps n waited and waited and waited. Waitress said bartender backed up. It was 2 glasses of... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

While visiting Sarasota friends recommended we meet for dinner at the Selva Grill. What a great suggestion. Although a tad loud, the menu was exquisite with unique preparations. Peruvian in nature, the descriptions were totally understandable and sounded so appetizing. Loved my mahi mahi and shrimp. I have to say my favorite part of the meal was dessert which was... More 

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Albany, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

On a recent visit to Sarasota, our friends had recommended we try Selva Grill and in particular, two of their entrees. Glad we did! Their skirt steak and grilled duck breast were both exceptional. Both meats were by well prepared and sides and garnishes delicious as well. The skirt steak was well marinated and superbly seasoned. While many skirt steaks... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The four of us enjoyed the presentation of each and every dish they served us this evening. The skirt steaks, the plantains, the lump crab appetizer, the snapper, the coconut sorbet. Fabulous presentation to say the least. Tasty, delicious, the patrons loud, the food fabulous, full bar and lovely service.

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chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Awesome! Try the chicken spring rolls- great flavors and small portion. Tuna with watermelon was outstanding. Those two together made a nice meal.

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Orange Park, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great meal at Selva - started with a perfect dirty martini and some of the best ceviche (wahoo) I've ever had. My husband had the grilled ahi tuna while I enjoyed the mirin roasted sea bass. Both were excellently prepared but the one item we kept talking about was a Cusco corn custard flan - so incredibly smooth and light,... 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?