It turns out we saved the best for last: a night at the opera, but before, dinner at Selva Grill. Our server, Sean, described the specials with such mouth-watering detail that we knew we had to try them.
Appetizers: butternut-squash with lump crab, and crab ceviche on blue tortilla chips - both outstanding. Dinners: we both selected a salmon dish, and neither of us wanted to share. That's always a great sign! If the special is salmon topped with lump crab, on mashed plantain, don't hesitate, it's superb! We were too full for dessert, but they looked scrumptious as well.
I'm a sucker for vertical food presentation, - when your meal looks like art, it feels as if someone really took the time to prepare this dish! Delicious tastes and visual delight are in plenty supply at Selva Grill!
Our server was wonderful - there when you wanted him, but not imposing, enough personality to make you feel like you mattered.
I was surprised at how big the place was - and given that, it's equally amazing how well timed everything was. Our food arrived fast, it was hot, - Selva is a well run restaurant- hats off to the management.
I wouldn't call the atmosphere romantic (thought the meals themselves would be an excellent fit in a smaller, more cozy setting) - but it was very festive.
My only complaint: the music! Really? Some rock and roll kind of music. Yuck - so out of synch with the clientele.. There was an almost exclusive opera crowd in attendance. The average age was no doubt above 65! Change the music to some nice jazz!
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