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Vesta Dipping Grill
Vesta Dipping Grill

Vesta Dipping Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vestagrill.com
  • Email: vesta.grill@yahoo.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: Matt Selby
  • 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: We will be participating, once again, in Denver Restaurant Week, from February 25th - March 9th, 2012. Our 8th Annual Mustache Fest, benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will be taking place Saturday, March 10th, 2012. You may make a reservation now to support this wonderful cause. Sport your "most daring" mustache, or we'll provide you with one! (In sticker form, of course.)

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.
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Dear waiter-I know the three women in the other table were good looking.....but did you have to sit with them and rub their backs.....couldn't you at least pay some attention to our table? My wife and daughter wanted to keep ordering all the great small plates you had on the menu. But we had to keep calling you over from that table. You got our order wrong twice. A lame apology without fixing it. You missed out on customers wanting to order more food. I wonder if you washed your hands between rubbing their shoulders and handling our drinks and plates. Yuk! I used to eat here at least once a month......time to move on."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It had been about 8 years since I had last visited Vesta and I couldn't wait to get back. My husband and I dined at 5:30 on a Friday night, to avoid the later dinner rush. There were only a few people there when we arrived and by the time we left, it was really picking up in business level. We were in and out in just over and hour but we dined at a very comfortable and relaxed pace. The garlic, bread and gazpacho to start were amazing, so fresh and delicious! We enjoyed the Lamb Shank and Hoisin Duck Breast and the truffle flight for dessert. There is not one thing I would have changed. Everything was made to perfection and it was overall an amazing dining experience. Thank you for a great celebration!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Server was terrible. My wife ordered a drink with dinner. She was finishing up her last bite of food when the drink arrived. We would have said something to our server, but that would require actually seeing him. We saw our server twice that night. 1st to take or order, 2nd to give us the check."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Vesta Dipping Grill was outstanding. The beef tenderloin was superb. I am surprised I didn't lick the plate. I appreciate the time the waiter gave us, explaining the sauces. He also gave me the name of the wine. I'll go back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I love this restaurant - there are so many choices and interesting dishes - it's so perfect for putting the food in the center of the table and having everyone share and comment. The combinations and possibilities are seemingly endless. The staff is always friendly and ready to make recommendations."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Love the concept of different dipping sauces to accentuate the taste of every course. Wonderful that there are recommendations, and equally nice that they still allow you to choose tastes for your own palate if you like. Menu is diverse and food is prepared nicely. Great ambiance if you like a lively scene. I'll plan to return if ever in Denver again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Have heard many great things throughout the years about Vesta. First visit there 03/29/1. My experience started with the Hostess being able to make a reservation change happily. The knowledgeable bartender serving refreshing drinks. Our waiter was friendly and gave great service. Will be back once they change to the new spring/summer menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved our dinner. Everything tasted great. Our service was wonderful. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was deliciius. We allowed the wait staff to bring their favorite dipping and we were not let down. The choices of food and the quality was superb."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Eric, the General Manager, was wonderful to work with. Not only was he pleasant to work with over the phone regarding a special occasion, he proactively notified me when a large table (seats 9-10) became available. He and his staff made an 18th birthday celebration totally memorable for my daughter and family as well. I give Vesta my highest recommendation and encourage all to dine in this fun, friendly and tasty atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great restaurant in Denver. The food was absolutely outstanding, had the sauces and bread to start along with the sushi which was fantastic. Great service throughout, this place was far and away the best place we dined in whilst in Denver."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Wonderful service, very attentive and helpful. The scallop dinner was amazing but the ponzu shrimp appetizer which was also highly rated in some reviews was too salty. The dipping sauces for the most part were fun, but not particularly necessary. They also are great for people with dietary restrictions (have a separate gluten free or nut free menu for you)"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was good, better then average, but not such that you rave about it to friends. That said, we had a very good time, enjoyed the food and the service was great. You have to want to have this type of food, food served with different sauces. We found having dipping sauces was good because my wife and I each found one we liked more then the other two, bumping the food enjoyment up from what it might have been."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Vesta dipping grill was an amazing place to eat. Everyone who worked there was super friendly. The food was outstanding! The scallops were to die for. And great selection of specialty cocktails. The place is a little spendy, but well worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great menu, extremely accododating to all tastes. Excellant service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "large circular booth great for group dining (we had 7 but booth could easily accomodate 9). A bit loud so not a romantic place. Dipping sauces make it a unique experience. very good service"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the sauces that came with the meals were very tasty. Although it was our first time visiting the Vesta Dipping Grill is sure will not be our last. We will be sure to recommend and take friends there in the future."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We arrived at Vesta and we were given the treatment of Kings and Queens. The Food, Staff and Overall Energy was spectacular. Highly recommend for not just special events. What a great find."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The last time I was here was about 8 years ago. I chose this restaurant because I recalled it was very good. well... they didn't disappoint - same excellent food and service. In fact, I'm in Denver on business for a few more days and if I can squeak it in, I'll go back once again - it's that good! Thanks for another great time."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had heard from several people that Vesta was a great restaurant, and it certainly delivered. We went for our anniversary and the ambience was quite nice, busy, but still intimate. All of the wait staff was very knowledgable and provided good recommendations based on our appetites and food interests. Also, they were friendly and pleasant throughout the evening. Overall, it was a great dinner and we would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "awesome casual yet fine dining. very relaxed atmosphere, not stuffy. great service."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This was our 4th or 5th trip to Vesta and we are always extremely thrilled with the party in our mouth. Outstanding"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Nice location downtown. Enjoyed the look/feel of the restaurant but like most these days, was too loud. Took awhile for our server to come by...many times (even after apologizing for the initial delay to serve us and told us he'd be "all ours" for the rest of the evening). We started with the pork belly appetizer...delicious! The actual entrees were great (scallops and lamb shank) but most of the sauces were better left out of the meal. Really enjoyed the jalapeno Ponzu dipping sauce with the scallops though. We finished off with the sticky otffee pudding (meh) and the Hazlenut pot de creme (fantastic!). You knew you'd be paying higher prices for the meal but overall for the service, portion size, and taste, the bill was a bit too large."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Came here for the first time for dinner during restaurant week. Had to book a reservation several months in advance, but it was well worth it. Our server was very knowledgeable and provided good recommendations based on our tastes. Every dish that evening was cooked just right and presentation was spot on. Food was delicious for each course. Service was exceptional - very attentive and not overbearing. Will definitely come back after that experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Dinner before basketball game. Friendly knowledgable service. Many dipping sauces for everything. Excellent duck entree, son had venison, very tender- too many fries. Udon noodles with duck outstanding. Small plates - shrimp with 3 dipping sauces and flatbread with 5 were both very good. Interesting concept that is very good- 17 years there. Definitely recommended."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were entertaining a friend from Ireland and she loved it. Your servers were excellent and even gave us tips on where to spend the rest of our evening! The food was absolutely delicious!!! Thanks for making helping us show our friend some great Denver hospitality!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "One of the best meals we have had while dining out. The service was perfect and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have been here several times before and the food is always wonderful. Unfortunately, we went for my birthday which is also the weekend of St. Patrick's day. Service wasn't as good as usual and we couldn't hold a conversation because the noise level was so loud. But from past experiences this hasn't been the case. I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food and service is terrific at Vesta. My wife has food allergies (gluten, dairy) and there aren't many places we can go that serve five-star food that she can eat. And the gluten-free food is just as delicious as anything else on the menu -- no second-class food for special needs. I wish more restaurants would provide this kind of service and selection. We love this place and take our out-of-town guests here. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a first-rate dinner."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our experience overall was great. The food and service was outstanding. There were 5 of us dining and we had a great time up until the restaurant had a rather large group arrive, then the noise level was overwhelming. It was difficult to carry on a conversation at that point. Going early is a solution to the noise volume."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Love the selection and excellent service. I'll be back soon, I hope!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is my third time at Vesta and it never fails to amaze me. The food, the ambiance, and the service was spectacular! I came just in time for their last week of restaurant week and was able to indulge in their three course meal with three different wine pairings. Our server was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was perfect and came out promptly. One of the best food experiences!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fantastic experience. The staff is the best in Denver. Thank you for making it such a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ordered lamb shank which came lukewarm. The waitress indicated that the meet will fall from the bone. which unfortunately was not the case at all. little meet, too much fat and it seemed that the dish was actually reheated then cooked to order. Should have sent it back. The souses were very interesting. This was the only think that made this meal palatable. The desert (espresso cake) was wonderful and the service was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Super great service and dip selections. I look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "Best steak I've had in a long time. Excellent wait staff all around. Attentative and fast. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "A group of 6 of us rolled in on a Monday night and were happily surprised to find Vesta still offering the extended "Restaurant Week" menu, half of us went that route the other half ordered off of the regular menu. We swapped plates all dinner long and indulged in our neighbors sauces throughout the 3 course meal in front of us. The food and service was exceptional, and we all left the house happily fed. There was lots of variety on the menu and the wine and beverage list is also eclectic and modern. This is a must spot in the city for groups or dates, and I will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "This is my favorite place to eat so far. I don't necessarily get the decor inside but the lighting was perfect and the food was honestly the best I think I have ever had. The wait staff were happy to give suggestions when we asked for recommendations and explained the food we were eating when they brought them by. Very nice place for a date."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went on a Monday night with a friend. Cocktails are always good. The pork belly bites were delicious! My salmon was perfectly cooked and had a great light char that really enhanced the flavors."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We came in for my daughter's 16th birthday. Everyone there made her and her friends feel like princesses. Thank you all so much for helping us make her day so special. Definitely worth the price."
    Dined on 12/14/2013