Vita
Vita

Vita

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vitadenver.com/
  • Phone: 3034774600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch (Saturday and Sunday) 10am-3pm
    Lunch: 11am-3pm Daily
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm
    Happy Hours: 3:00 - 6:30pm. Please note that Vita does not take reservations on outdoor/patio seating or reservations for bar seating. We will, however, make every effort to accommodate outdoor/patio requests.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Damon McCoy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Vita features impromptu performances from some of Denver's best bands! Like us on Facebook to be the first to know about newly announced shows!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free street parking and free private lot parking available. COMPLIMENTARY VALET SERVICE 7 NIGHTS A WEEK FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE!
A word from Vita
Vita's stylish yet unpretentious atmosphere, Modern American menu of small plates and entrees, and versatile wine and cocktail offerings combine with moderate prices to present the ultimate dining experience. Situated in the Lower Highlands neighborhood, Vita features Modern American fare created by Executive Chef Damon McCoy. His cuisine features an eclectic blend of dishes with an emphasis on using only the freshest ingredients possible. Vita also offers a fine selection of Domestic and Imported wines and offers an extensive by the glass collection. Come and enjoy our Rooftop Terrace under the stars during warmer months or dine inside and enjoy a relaxing evening in LOHI! We offer complimentary valet parking 7 nights a week so parking is easy! Vita now also offers small plate versions of our Dinner Entrees for guests interested in trying multiple items on our menu or for a shared small plate dining experience.
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Vita reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (25)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (10)scenic view (9)fit for foodies (8)romantic (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Pre-show Eats....
    SLN303
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    This restaurant was perfect for our needs: we stopped in for food & drink in advance of the Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, in Denver.... We ate on the rooftop terrace (which would benefit from a more interesting view, but it was ok for us) and were lucky to be there during happy hour so we indulged on appetizers and half priced house wine. The wait staff was efficient and timely. Reasonable priced, nicely presented food that was oh, so good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met Friends from San Diego Here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Shared plates and had a nice time. Was easy to visit as not too noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overbook reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    After getting & paying for a babysitter we were excited to get a night out. Unfortunately they overbook reservations. When it rains they bring everyone inside and if you had a reservation they tell you to take a hike, hostess acted like we were an inconvenience for showing up. We then sat at the bar. Food was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. One piece of advice - don't sit outside if it looks like rain. We did and it started pouring and no indoor seating left - even though we had been promised there would be previously. Put a major damper on the evening - literally - since we had to sit at the upstairs bar alone and in the rain.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the roof-top lunch
    PV3RS3
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I've been to Vita on more than once occasion for the roof-top lunch. On a warm day, it cannot be beat...great vibe, great drinks, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food
    desmo
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Good food, good cocktails, once the high-rises (or more than 3 story buildings) popped up in Highlands they ruined the wonderful view from the patio.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service?!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The food was splendid. My girlfriend and I spent a date night at Vita and we left very confused to why the service was so poor and why there was a lack of professionalism from the waitresses. Both of us are employees in the service industry and we were pretty astonished to witness the kind of service that Vita provided. Yes, the food was great, and if we go back - we'll only be there to grub down and get out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was fantastic except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Everything was fantastic except it was just too noisy. If you want conversation, this is not the place. They ought to invest in some noise dampening equipment. I'm not looking for quiet, but you had to shout to talk to the perosn acrtoss the table from you. Absent that one thing, the food was excellent and everything else was top of the line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for happy hour. Buy one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Go for happy hour. Buy one get one free on appetizers and drinks. Food is great. I like that they have the small plates option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I visited Vita
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    My husband and I visited Vita for a late lunch and were very pleased with the choices and the atmosphere. My daughter and I decided to give the roof-top lunch a try and had a great experience. We ate off of the appetizer menu, drink list and dessert menu. Everything was delicious and the service was very good. Can't wait to try the dinner menu and the roof-top happy hour. Would, and have, recommended to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While expensive, the food
    YayIDidntPay
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    While expensive, the food was great and I enjoyed the casual rooftop setting. No awesome views now that the apartment building is up across the street but still a very nice spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, HORRIBLE food!
    BelaMuse
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Father's Day dinner was a bust! Spent $80 on the worst food my family has ever had! The cause? Because the head chef is off on Sundays and Mondays, leaving the worst prep cook in the industry in charge of "cooking". Awesome service though! And the rooftop seating is beautiful! I recommend only going here for Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Standard highlands restaurant
    Sabs6157
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    The food was good, and the server was friendly. But, our server was quite forgetful with items and didn't know the menu that well. There was a live group playing inside which was nice, but i know if we had sat inside it would have been way too loud. Overall a basic restaurant experience, with the food and drinks more expensive than they should have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    winendine
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    For a Saturday brunch costing a pretty penny, it was okay. Definitely had the B-team working that day...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun brunch at Vita!
    JOdden
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Thank you for a wonderful brunch and mimosa day at Vita. May was absolutely great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place on a Friday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Service was outstanding!!! Food was very good as well!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Taste
    Vegfinder
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Has a dynamic menu that has vegetarian options besides salads. The combinations and creativity found throughout the entire menu was impressive. Thoroughly enjoyed every part of my meal. The service was also outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good music, but the downstairs
    TBearVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Good music, but the downstairs doesn't get going until after 8pm. A hot spot, but not as active as Duo down the street. Food & service were very good. Worth a second visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Loved it. Went prior to attending DCAPA and happy hour of two for price of one wine and appetizers was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service needs work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The food was pretty good and comes with good serving size. The service is not so good. Our server does not know the menu very well and couldn't answer our questions about it. Also was not very helpful or friendly (no smiles). We definitely have had much better services in other restaurants at this price range.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    tasha
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Arranged a bachelorette party here, turned out to be a small show party however still amazing, However our group felt bad for the cute waiter we all had an enjoyable start to our evening. The food was great and ambiance was fit for the party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vita is Bella
    Rosalie
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I enjoyed this restaurant. I didn't order from the lunch menu or breakfast, but ordered the appetizers. I had calimare, it was perfect, then spazzle with kale that was fried, different and delicious and ended with baked brie with apples, pears, grapes and carmel. The waiter was enthusiastic about working there and it was very good. I can't tell you how the lunches were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thought it was fine
    MattVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went there for mothers day for brunch with my wife and a mutual friend. We all enjoyed our food. I didn't think it was as bad as the many negative reviews. Only complaint was that the waitress wasn't that familiar with menu (what comes with each dish). I would eat there again. I had the steak benedict and thought it was excellent.
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  • We always have excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We always have excellent food and excellent service at Vita. And more importantly, we can afford to eat there as opposed to other high-end restaurants in our area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ate on the roof top! perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Ate on the roof top! perfect dinner. food and wine were fantastic. we had a big group and made a night of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reach exceeds its grasp
    Hungrygirl
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Though the menu here might suggest a hip, ambitious small plates place, it's really a neighborhood place whose ambitions exceed the chef's & staff's abilities. Probably explains why we were able to get in on short notice on a Friday night, whereas colt & gray, duo, & Euclid hall were fully booked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Wait Staff
    Rozzz
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    My friend and I really enjoyed the food & wine @ Vita, however, both the bartender and waitress made us feel like we didn't fit in there or something to the point we probably won't be back or recommend to other friends unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Despite having a reservation
    km8812
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Despite having a reservation at 8:15, when we arrived, the hostess said she had to clear our table and would be right back. We waited for another 20 minutes before she finally returned and sat us at our table. The food was okay, but not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Vita Experience
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    We had a great experience at Vita!. We went at 5:15 so we could enjoy happy hour. Our serve Randy was so helpful and accommodating. My husband and I were there with our 30 year old daughter and 88 year old mother. Everyone enjoyed their food choices. They were beautifully presented, and were equally as delicious. The prices for our wine choices and beer were exceptional for the quality. We will definitely recommend this restaurant, and look forward to returning in the near future.
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  • There were only 4 other people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    There were only 4 other people in the entire restaurant. Red flag. I had the french toast, it was nicely presented but was soggy and unpleasant. One other person in the party had steak and eggs and the other had a sandwich. Both said it was good. Since I was treating they might not have wanted to complain. The other person in the party also had the french toast but didn't complain. She is only 10 years old.
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  • Great place to have dinner.
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Great place to have dinner. Not a thing on the menu that I wouldn't enjoy! Our table was a little cramped and they put us right on the aisle, but other than that we were very pleased! Our waitress was very friendly and really made the evening very special for my dad's birthday! We will for sure be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • everything was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    everything was absolutely amazing! I was very sad to find there was a huge apartment complex built right in the way of the view ,but still enjoyed our dining experiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overcharged us. Poor service.
    VeganFoodie80212
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Overcharged us. Poor service. Food was not special. Drinks were nothing special. I will not go again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved being on the patio.
    MunchVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Loved being on the patio. Service was a bit slow but drinks were on hand on a wonderful day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We originally went their for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    We originally went their for the view. However, since our last vist an multi story building had been erected obscuring any view. The food was godd to very good with a kale salad which you don't see everywhere. There is still the upstairs deck and bar so this is still the best spot for outdoor dining in the neighborhood, only now no good view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The two for one appetizer
    Karen
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    The two for one appetizer special until 6:30 is an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vita experience disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    Waiter forgot my soup and decaf coffee after dinner. Valet parkers openly solicited tips. Food bland (mushroom risotto w/blackened shrimp)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at Vita. We enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    First time at Vita. We enjoyed appetizers and drinks. Delicious. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced, food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Overpriced, food was good and well flavored, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    The food was great! Unique and tasty. Service was good a was atmosphere. Will be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate