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Vesta Dipping Grill
Vesta Dipping Grill

Vesta Dipping Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vestagrill.com
  • Phone: (303) 296-1970
  • 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: Global, International, American
  • 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 & Promotions:

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "From the moment we walked in, everything was perfect. Thanks for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We came through Denver on our honeymoon and had a really great time here. The food is wonderful and the service was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great time at the Vesta dipping grill. Great food and great service, if you come to Denver you gotta try this."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were recommended this restaurant from a family member and are very glad that we went. The flavors of the sauces looked so interesting and not too pleasant when reading them but tasting them... sooo good! With every bite we could choose a different sauce in which to dip our chicken (which was delectable all by itself). We were out of town and so glad to have received this recommendation. We would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Had a fabulous time. We were celebrating a birthday. The food was outstanding and we had wonderful service. Very friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Each course was phenomenal. Definitely try the pork belly small plate, it melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "All the way around a perfect night ! The duck was the best I've had in years..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I took my boo here for his birthday and we had a great time sampling the sauces and enjoying the space, the service and each others company. The service was incredible - when they found out it was our first time, they were very helpful and friendly. They were chatty, but not overly so (can be a hard balance). They brought out extra sauces for us to sample and a terrific little sweet treat/candle for the birthday!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was so good -- everyone was still talking about it the next day. We shared several appetizers then had meals. The venison was very tasty"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I have gone to Vesta a few times and each time the food was fabulous. My wife is vegetarian and they were very accommodating. They have a new vegan menu, which is fabulous. I only have two gripes. The greens served with the vegan vegetable plate appetizer were very, very salty. I could hardly swallow them. The other vegetable were wonderful. I like that they also provided some protein with the dish and not just vegetables. The other gripe is they charged us double for one plate of the vegetable appetizer. It wan't expensive but I am not sure why one would charge double for this appetizer when all of the other apps are one price. The scallops were fantastic and the drinks amazing!!! We will certainly return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our favorite thing about this experience was the experience! Our server never rushed us, yet we never had to wait for him to come by. The food was delicious and great for sharing! We spent about 2 hours there and enjoyed every minute. It did start to get a little noisy around 8pm, but it didn't bother us much. Delicious food, good wine, great service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "awesome food. cool atmosphere. a bit pricey. there were some many people, one who sat us, one brought out water, waiter, and server. a bit confusing ;)"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant out for our 6th wedding anniversary and we were very satisfied. Our server was great and the food was tasty. The hazelnut pot de creme was my favorite dish (especially since they added a lot of extras for our anniversary). The cocktails were also very good. We ate early so we could go to the Chihuly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens afterwards and we had no issues finding a parking meter across the street. At 5:30 the restaurant was pretty empty. As we were leaving, the restaurant had filled out and was starting to get noisy. Their two-person tables aren't very romantic (which was fine with us, we wanted something casual) but they have these really cool private booths for larger parties."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had clients in from out of state so the 4 of us had dinner and it was incredible. We started with caramelized mushrooms, a tuna roll, pork belly and shrimp. Everything was insanely good. I wanted more of the mushrooms for sure. Then on to dinner...I had the duck breast and really loved it. The waiter was well versed in all of the dishes and helped make suggestions for us. Great night. I wouldn't say the decor is as hip as some of the newer places, but I wasn't really paying attention to it because the food and service were so good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We came in for an early birthday dinner after the game- though we weren't too hungry we shared the meat and cheese platter and the golden ponzu shrimp along with a couple of GREAT drinks, the well respected man and the Queen Bee- DEF recommended! Ambiance and service were both good, there weren't many people in at 6pm so everything was up pretty quickly. We would go back!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Took my wife here for dinner during our recent first-time trip to Denver, and was blown away! She loves sauces and dipping her food, so I figured this would be the perfect spot to take her, and you guys did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, I believe his name was Michael, with his recommendations being spot on and helping us navigate our way through the meal. The food was delicious, as were the sauces that accompanied and paired with each course. Of course we loved the main course but the toffee pudding? One of the best desserts I've ever had. Also, do yourself a favor and get the Queen Bee martini...it's like taking a bite of fresh, heavenly alcoholic fruit. All in all, an incredible restaurant that suits an incredible city!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This hip well designed restaurant was not only a fun place to be but the food was excellent. Really impressed with the variety of wines by the glass. Outstanding blends and lesser known imports that were reasonably priced. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Amazing food. We ordered a variety of appetizers as well as the mixed meat and cheese board. Everyone enjoyed their meals immensely. 2 ordered a steak, 1 scallops and 1 duck. We didn't even use our dipping sauces because the food was so flavorful. I would highly recommend this restaurant while visiting Denver!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was very good but service was poor and this surprised us because I had read many previous reviews where the service was rated as one of the best areas, plan to give them a 2nd chance soon and try the scallops!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Excellent meal and service, a must try in Denver. Great old building its located in and we had a late reservation but it was still full until we left."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I have tried to like this restaurant over and over again. Every time I come away with "Wow. That was not good and I spent way too much for it." It is fun to dip your food and try different sauces, but it was still bland! I will not be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Vesta Dipping Grill served one of the best meals my girlfriend and I have had anywhere. We are from Chicago and tried the restaurant based on the menu and concept alone. From the chef's taste to the perfectly grilled meat to the array of clever and flavorful dipping sauces, Vesta is a true gem."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food and service was great; probably perfect. My girlfriend remarked that the scalliops was the best meal she ever had. I had the prawns and they too were delicious. Curtis suggested I try the Strawberry Thyme and it was sensational."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "4 of us went for dinner. The food itself stands alone and is exceptionally prepared and presented. The sauces added an extra special element and made it very unique and fun. The flavors of all the food and sauces are wonderful and varied. Service was excellent. Highly recommend it! We will be going back again when we return to Denver. We had the venison, scallops, duck, and beef tenderloin and went with the recommended sauces. We like the hot sauces and we also got the ghost hot sauce which was a winner too! They have a great wine and beer list."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Delicious Food! The food is really tasty and the service is great! Very pricy though, so not a restaurant to frequent- but great for special occasions! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Denver for business and had dinner at the Vesta Dipping Grill. The food was excellent and the service was perfection. This is not a fondue restaurant, rather a place that has about 20 imaginative sauces that you can order (3 to a dinner) and dip your meat or fish in. The chef recommends sauces, however I deviated from the chef's recommendations and asked for the sauces that appealed to me. My husband had a delicious duck breast and I ate a scrumptious pork tenderloin. For dessert we shared the toffee pudding and I literally felt like licking the dish!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Vesta is one of our all time favorite, special occasion dining spots. If you have a HUGE appetite, Vesta is probably NOT for you. Reasonable portions that don't leave you feeling bloated, perfectly prepared. I judge my dining experience on how often I reach for the salt & pepper. As far as I'm concerned, Vesta doesn't even need to have them on the table. We WILL be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was delicious. A little pricey for a young couple, but everything came out perfectly. We had a bit of a wait for food and drinks. Waiter never asked if we wanted a 2nd round after cocktails - I would have liked wine with my meal. Noise level a bit loud for conversation, but not terribly so."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was not what I remember from about 1 year ago. I had the Venison, medium rare. The meat portion was very small and it was medium well at best. The dish was on top of fries that tasted a little like McDonald's fries. The sauce was barely detectable. I worked downtown for several years until about 2 years ago and Vesta's was one of my favorite places to take out of town clients. The service is still great!...but the food....not so much. I asked my out of town clients if they liked their entree's (Pork Loin) and appetizer (flat bread with 5 sauces) and they both said, it was nice."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "we arrived on time. our food took very long time to arrive. salads took at least 1/2 hr to come out. no bread until we asked. and then when food came my was lukewarm at best. not how i remember vesta from a few yrs ago. seems like you slipped several notches.:((( with the dessert it seems as 1 of the sauces lacked all of its ingredients, tasted like room temp cream. for 175.00 for 3 people i won't be back anytime soon. our waiter, i believe "curtis" saved the day! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Took the wife here a couple of days ago for our wedding anniversary. The service was top notch, only to be outdone when the food showed up. Wow! The dipping sauces are unique and really delight and temp the taste buds. We shared the filet as the main course and it was awesome. While pondering over the dessert menu, our waiter brought ceremonial peanut butter cup treats (homemade) to the table. We were just treated like gold and the entire experience was fantastic. We chose a yummy wine for $80 and the entire meal with tip under $200. I can't wait to go back. My favorite Denver restaurant in the last 20 years, bar none."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This is the place to go to celebrate all occasions. The food is amazing and the service is top notch. You can't ask for anything else when it comes to fine dining. The best in Denver!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I showed my wife the description for Vesta, and she was very reluctant. "Dipping place? What, is fondue back??" Luckily I was able to convince my skeptical wife. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed the variety of sauces that were paired with each plate. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had 7 people for a graduation party. We had a large range of food requirements ranging from vegetarians and food allergies to meat lovers. All were satisfied with great and interesting options! The service was great and my only issues was it was very hard to hear them describe the food they were setting down as it was a very loud restaurant. Since there are so many sauces they set down, it would have been nice to know what they were. Overall though it was a great experience!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wait staff was a bit obsequious. Amazing food, delightful cheeses, pleasing recommended dipping sauce for the beef! Loved it - quite expensive - would return for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "our Server was outstanding, gave many good wine and dinner recommendations, and was very friendly to my date. I'm glad I found this restaurant, it was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Restaurant has been here for a long time, but this was our first time visiting. Food was excellent, but very expensive and small portions. Service was excellent. Would go back, but a place to go once every few years."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great service, great food. Wonderful experience! We really felt like royalty from the moment we walked in the door to the final goodbye. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Speedy service. Good food. Casual atmosphere.good for something different but with so many great places around not on our list for a regular stop."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The regular menu is a bit pricey but their happy hour menu was awesome- great food at reasonable prices. It's kinda dark in the dining room but the wait staff was very friendly. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014