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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
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Montgomery, Ohio
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Liberty, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank JohnT01Traveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank Ron P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times and it is consistently great. The atmosphere is upscale and upbeat. The service was excellent. The food was very tasty. I had the short ribs which were very tender and flavorful. The Ceaser salad was great. The mahi and shrimp were pretty good. The crab cakes were excellent as were the scallops

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Selva was the very first reservation I made for our trip to Sarasota - and we enjoyed it so much, we returned on our last evening in town! Selva has Peruvian food, which is not what one encounters every day, but please keep an open mind. Their preparations are exquisite. Joanna, our lovely waitress on both evenings, was fun, friendly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
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?