We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A heavenly treat for all your senses”
Review of Selva Grill

Selva Grill
Reserve with OpenTable
Selva Grill is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #15 of 1,039 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main St. & Palm Ave.
Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A heavenly treat for all your senses”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We went to Selva's for our anniversary oh and what a special treat it was. The restaurant's atmosphere is very appealing to the eye. We were first greeted by heavenly aromas and welcomed by a friendly staff. Immediately our eyes were drawn to the beautiful artwork and lighting. The food presentations were culinary masterpieces, each course more beautiful than the last. They presented my 7 year old with a child's chicken and fries plate that had the adults in the vicinity drooling, simply amazing. The wonderful news is the food not only looked beautiful but tasted even better if that is possible. We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Sarasota. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank krisgreen1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

722 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    476
    159
    47
    28
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant Downtown”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Love it, always a great experience. Highly recommended for exceptional Peruvian cuisiue in upscale, upbeat athosphere.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank A B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Lookin' and Good Tastin'”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you believe in the adage that how food looks, influences how you will enjoy your meal, this is the place to test out that concept. When each dish comes, you just want to sit there and admire the presentation for awhile before trying it. Then --this has never happened to me before--I carefully went about consuming my portion, trying to preserve the look as long as I could. We shared several of the Tapas and each was outstanding including the tuna tartare--water melon combination. The veal chop in a macadamia pesto preparation was as good as it gets anywhere. The dining room is very contemporary and the tables are well spaced. A bit pricey for Sarasota but well worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank RichardLBrown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The chef must have been an art major!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We enjoyed a delicious night of tapas sitting outside last week at Selva! My husband had a beer and I had a martini that was fabulous ... just wish I could remember the name of it. Look for the one that has champagne, orange vodka and St. Germain elderflower. It was delicious! For tapas, we shared the Lobster del mar ceviche ... probably the best lobster ceviche we have ever had! We also shared the spinach empanadas and the crab spring rolls. I asked our server if the chef was an artist or had been an art major, because the food was as beautiful as it was delicious! Looking forward to going back and trying more from their menu, because we enjoyed every bite (and sip) of everything we had at Selva.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank lovefoodandbeach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Naples, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a fantastic quaint restaurant on Main St. We had four courses of small plates which were perfectly prepared, flavorful and nicely presented. The dining room was full so we ate at the bar, a good choice. The staff was pleasant, knowledgeable and provided excellent service.

Don't miss out should you visit Sarasota!

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Steve T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Selva Grill also viewed

Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Selva Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing