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Selva Grill

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1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5626 (Main St. & Palm Ave.)
+1 941-362-4427
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Top notch dining experience! The paella was some of the best I've ever eaten. Hip vibe with fantastic service.

Thank Blair_W_SRQ
Monument, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A Peruvian restaurant may need to be the next trending food for the country. I have been to two that truly focus on Peruvian flavors and this was really good. Family loved it.

Thank Becki T
Montgomery, Ohio
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner with 3 generations plus a friend of family. Everybody could find something on menu. I personally tried 3 appetizers (ceviche sampler, tuna tartar, crab cake). Everybody agreed their dish was special - even the New York strip. It is not cheap, but worth it.

Thank Andy J
Liberty, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was pretty good. The atmosphere not so much. Inattentive staff who were snobbish when present. Overpriced menu - maybe that is why it was nearly pitch black and impossible to read the menu.

Thank Becky64327
Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful night in Florida with friends eating at a lovely restaurant that had opened their sliding doors so you felt like you were outside while being in the restaurant. Our meals were impeccable. The rack of lamb was the best we had eaten anywhere; eight ribs with perfectly cooked medium rare juicy meat. The Spanish Caesar was presented in... More 

Thank jas1012
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to go to Selva Grill since I moved close to Sarasota, and I ended up eating there on a busy Friday night. The place gets packed so I recommend making a reservation in advance. Drinks and service were great (above average), but I was not very impressed by the food. It is creative, and displayed beautifully... More 

Thank noblehalogen
Paducah, Kentucky
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine, from overseas, was in town and we decided to try Selva. There was a mishap with the service but, overall, service was really good. Unfortunately, the quality of the food was not. My friend had to stop eating the snapper because it was overly pungent and must have been old. I ordered the special, sea bass,... More 

Thank GoodPersiflage
Sarasota, Florida
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have thought about coming to Selva Grill for many years but somehow it just never worked out.....until last weekend. Both my girlfriend and I were impressed. We decided to grab a bite at the bar. The bartenders were friendly and quick, even though it was an exceptionally busy evening. Drinks were will poured. We each picked one of the... More 

Thank SRQPam
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great all around from service, food, portions, decor and atmosphere. Classy place a worth ever dollar. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would recommend and revisit.

Thank JohnT01Traveler
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is were we take guest and family. The food is always excellent served with good , courteous waitress. This time one couple had the sea bass and we had the Mahi. All were excellent. And the presentation always makes an impression. After numerous meals at Selva I can also attest to their consistent good food.

Thank Ron P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5626
    (Main St. & Palm Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-362-4427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?