Thanks to those on the boards that recommended Selva in downtown Sarasota. We were at a conference at the Ritz Carlton and had dinner one of the nights at Selva, a few blocks walk from the hotel.
We started out with great Margaritas....had a shrimp ceviche that was wonderful and enjoyed both entrees....a great new york strip steak with truffle french fries and a skirt steak churrasco style with plantains to die for. The service was professional and efficient.
We were too full for dessert so I can't comment on that. I highly recommend this restaurant, and the next time we are in Sarasota, we will be back.