Vesta Dipping Grill
Vesta Dipping Grill

Vesta Dipping Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vestagrill.com/
  • Phone: 3032961970x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Foster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 18th & 19th on Blake
  • Public Transit: 16th and Blake
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking available on the street; 4 pay lots behind the restaurant.
    Validated parking for $5 at the Guaranty Bank Garage, at the SE corner of 18th and Market.
A word from Vesta Dipping Grill
Vesta, the Goddess of the Hearth, is the most beautiful of Roman divinities, bright and pure like the flame that is her symbol. Latins made Vesta a goddess who personified the earth and fire. She presided over the preparation of meals: Vesta was offered the first food and drink. The hearth conjures up visions of domesticity and peace, for the hearth is the traditional center of family life. It symbolizes warmth, security, and companionship a place for dreaming where it becomes possible by peering into the embers, to find physical and mental renewal and a place to discover the secrets of the future. At Vesta Dipping Grill, we have combined these themes to provide a unique dining experience. Vesta is simplicity, quality, comfort, life, art, scent, relaxation, taste, sound, and fun.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Vesta Dipping Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
298 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (215)special occasion (178)romantic (115)hot spot (105)neighborhood gem (87)good for groups (87)notable wine list (80)vibrant bar scene (38)late-night find (24)kid-friendly (14)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Floor of restaurant was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    Floor of restaurant was very greasy and slippery. Two of our guest almost slipped while gooing to the restroom. Also, ladies restroom was dirty, toilet was almost overflowing and would not flush. Trash was overflowing from the papertowel bins. I was surprised that the management would allow the restroom to be so untidy. This was a Thursday night and the restaurant was not so busy that staff could not do periodic checks to insure a clean bathroom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vesta never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    Vesta never disappoints. Always delicious and a great room. Reminds me of some of my favorite NYC restaurants with the bare brick and aggressive lighting. Dipping sauces make the already great tasting food even more interesting. If you like duck, you must have it at Vesta. Also one of the most "melt in your mouth" beef tenderloins around. Great bar scene too as it is a staple restaurant bar in LoDo.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband is a chef and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    My husband is a chef and it can be very hard to find a restaurant where he is completly happy. He loved Vesta and we both look forward to returning for another great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was busy (yes, it was Mother's
    Dick
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    It was busy (yes, it was Mother's Day evening), and quite a bit noisy. I quess I would rate the food as OK. There are lots better choices in Denver and the Lodo area. It was our first time there; and we're not particularly thinking about a second time. The dipping sauces, like the food in general, were OK, but seemed to us to be much ado about nothing. The atmosphere/ambiance said, "This is an old building and we want you to know that." So???
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tight seating and they need
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Tight seating and they need to put shades on the windows as it was hard for some people to see each other but overall a wonderful dining expereince. One of the best in Denver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have started raving about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I have started raving about this restaurant to my co-workers. The food was absolutely wonderful, cooked to perfection and the service was great. I will definetly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic, made accomodations
    Mcdede
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Fantastic, made accomodations for the baby, great food, good service, my only quibble is that my medium steak was pretty bloody. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this restaurant. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    I love this restaurant. It is a great place to take out of town visitors, and pleases even the most discriminating taste buds.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter, Christophe, served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Our waiter, Christophe, served us to perfection. On top of the excellent food experience, he made it all the more memorable and fun. Vesta's been a favorite since 1996, and continues to be to this day.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT FOOD AND FUN! IT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    EXCELLENT FOOD AND FUN! IT was priced higher than what we can usually afford to pay, but for a special occasion. our daughter's college graduation....it was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vesta is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Vesta is one of my favorite restaurants ever!! The food is always wonderful and the service is great as well. I always recommend Vesta to friends. To the entire staff of Vesta, keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We found out about Vesta because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We found out about Vesta because we were given a gift certificate. Loved it, food was fabulous and would definitly go back and recommend the restaurant to friends. Might bring out of town friends this coming weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed everything. Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Enjoyed everything. Waitress and servers were knowledgeable about the food and their recommendations were very helpful. Friendly and prompt service. Very creative and delicious food. A very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Vesta Dipping Grill has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The Vesta Dipping Grill has great apps and entrees however their desserts aren't on the same level as their dinners. It is pricey so its great for special occassions however I suggest having a great dinner and then going home to a yummy dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been looking forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We have been looking forward to this restaurant experience for a long time. Vesta Dipping Grill has received many accolades and rave reviews, and it’s not often easy to get a reservation. We were very impressed. Great Food, GREAT Service and a GREAT FIND. George & Kathy Hansen
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sauces are always unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    The sauces are always unique and very tastey. Meats are cooked well. The scallops are truely the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Discovered the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Discovered the restaurant through 5280 magazine. I was hooked and this is the 2nd time I have been and it is currently my favorite restaurant in Denver. Any time I have a important dinner I will always consider Vesta as a First Choice!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This dinner was for a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    This dinner was for a special occasion, so obviously I wanted it to be wonderful and was willing to spend some money. Too many times I plan something like this and am dissapointed with something, usually it being quality of taste, sometimes service. HOWEVER I am very pleased to say that Vesta exceeded all expectations! Everything we ordered had wonderful flavor and the service was exceptional. Cool ambiance. It was definitly worth the money. Get the venison and you will not be disapointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of our favorites in Denver.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    One of our favorites in Denver. We have been there several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • With the exception of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    With the exception of the chicken dumplings, which were way to spicy, everything else was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The quality of food is consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The quality of food is consistently excellent at Vesta. My husband and I moved to Denver from Boston 2 years ago, and so far this is one of the only restaurants in this city that meets the level of quality, originality, and flavor that we expect. The noise level is a bit high, but otherwise the ambiance is good. We often come here for a date night or bring guests who are visiting from out of town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I haven't been to Vesta in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    I haven't been to Vesta in 9 years - it a testament to their food, their ever evolving menu, and their exceptional service that they are still in business in such a transitional neighborhood, let alone thriving as they are. The service was exceptional, and the food great. I can't believe I haven't been back in 9 years, but I will definitely not wait another 9 years before going again. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!! What an awesome experience
    LauraK
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Wow!! What an awesome experience (again). This was our second time dining here and we took our friends for their first time and they couldn't get over how excellent it was! I can hardly eat any kind of meat or fish anymore without having some sort of side sauce. It's like having a "party in your mouth!" We will be back... thank you. -Laura Koble Parker, CO
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    It was a great dining experience. Celebrated my birthday there. It was noted by the staff and everybody was really nice and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good but overpriced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Food was good but overpriced. We were seated in the worst table in the house by the bathrooms.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Delicious food and great atmosphere! The chocolate bar dessert is probably the best dessert I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dining experience....our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    great dining experience....our favorite in Denver!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vibe to the place but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Great vibe to the place but in the end the food was okay, not amazing. For those prices, I want amazing! Service was also excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything on the menu sounded
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Everything on the menu sounded so good that we decided to share everything we ordered. Having three sauces to choose from gave each of us the chance to find the right combination for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner. Fun atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    Great dinner. Fun atmosphere. Waitress made several good suggestions, including the perfect wine. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    The food was excellent but it had no ambience. It was way too loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and concept were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    The food and concept were very memorable. Came for my birthday and definitely had exceptional service in addition to the fine food. However, this was one of the rare restaurants where the customer service was almost too much. To me good service means being there when the customer needs you and being scarce when they don't. The staff at Vesta struggled with the latter, coming around at frequent intervals sometimes made having conversation an effort. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vesta Dipping Grill is by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Vesta Dipping Grill is by far the best restaurant in Denver. We have been coming to this restaurant since it first opened and we have not had a bad meal yet. The food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shawn our waiter was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Shawn our waiter was great and the food was wonderful as usual. Vesta is our favorite dining place!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The shrimp tempura appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    The shrimp tempura appetizer was tremendous, cook extremely well and not over battered. The main courses were excellent, specifically the citrus salmon, with vibrant flavors that worked well without the sauces and with the sauces. Finally, dessert was unbelievable. The apple dish was to die for and ended the meal perfectly. The candy bar dessert was good and the sauce married well with the candy bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been to this restaurant twice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Been to this restaurant twice, and the quality is stable. A good LoDo spot, but make reservations. I actually was there 15 minutes early, and my visit was not recorded by Open Table - be careful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very pleasant dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    We had a very pleasant dining experience. The food was very good and the service was attentive without being instrusive. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The meat was completly underdone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The meat was completly underdone - to the point I did not need the dipping sauces because the blood really added an awful taste to the meat. The hostess was very unfriendly and quite frankly rude. She seemed more bothered to be asked questions on our friends birthday. Am unsure why the restuarants gimick is dipping sauces. As all the meat comes with a great marinade, the sauces seemed unnecessary. I am sure it would be a great place for appetizers and drinks, but skip the menu! The manager was helpful in dealing with the situations that arose. I don't think I'll ever need to go there again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sauces, the meat, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The sauces, the meat, the veggies, the combos... it was all just wonderful and unexpected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for people with alergies.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Great for people with alergies. They have many alergy-friendly menus.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate