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Review of Selva Grill

Selva Grill
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Ranked #16 of 1,065 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main St. & Palm Ave.
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This is dedicated Steve the Barman.

Cool guy! Knows his moves, professional thru and thru! The Kiwi Mojito was outstanding, the service impeccable! All of the small plate dishes very nicley prepared!

Will come back for dinner!

Only complaint, please turn down the AC a little bit. I almost had goosebumps...

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Someone must have hypnotized the locals into thinking the food is good. It's not. I eat out 3 times a week and am from the northeast where food is good. This place tries to be hip. But it's way overpriced

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1  Thank DrtimothyCarroll
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Selva is far from the norm in the restaurant scene. Its Peruvian influenced menu offers a number of unforgettable dishes and flavors. My wife and I visited twice in three nights recently and came away very impressed; we both agreed that it is one of the best places we have ever been. The atmosphere is genuinely cool and relaxed, not contrived. The wait staff is young, energetic and attentive.

*Make sure you stop by their fabulous bar if you like cocktails with a flourish. Steve Taylor will listen to what you like then whip up one of the best drinks you have ever had. If you visit one restaurant in Sarasota then this is your obvious experience.

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2  Thank MauiBound53
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

High energy atmosphere and delicious food! We will go back next year when we travel to Sarasota for the Oriole spring training! There is a small urban feeling patio out front if one is so lucky to get a seat there. They have created an international feel in their food, their service and atmosphere.

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1  Thank Susanne C
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Selva Grill stands out for a reason: both imaginative and classic dishes carefully prepared, beautifully presented and attentively served. Dining here was nothing but a delight and we will be back soon to enjoy creative variations such as the tuna tiradito Nikkei in alternating slices of watermelon... Sounds unusual, tastes terrific... or one of the tastiest wine-braised beef short ribs ever. Not to mention great duckling w/risotto, juicy (watch that shirtfront!) empanadas and potatoes in salsa Huancaína, the quintessential Peruvian drizzling sauce. An asset to Sarasota's fine dining scene.

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1  Thank kaibab1
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