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About Vesta

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, we have combined these themes to provide a unique dining experience. Vesta is simplicity, quality, comfort, life, art, scent, relaxation, taste, sound, and fun.

1822 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00 pm -11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between 18th & 19th on Blake

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 296-1970

Website:
http://www.vestadenver.com/

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.

Public Transit:
16th and Blake

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Kayser

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Vesta Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (66)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Creative Cuisine (48)
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Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Romantic (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Authentic (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Business Meals (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Tapas (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (15)
Cozy (15)
Fun (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Healthy (7)
Spicy (6)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We were on vacation and got recommended this place. If you visit the mile high city, you have to eat here. The staff and food were great.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Went here with a group of 20 after an engagement. The staff knew how to handle a big group and very accommodating! Make sure to check out the cocktail specials.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We had such great service that we came back the next night for dessert! Just wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place, food, and service! The dipping sauces are fun, the pork belly was delish and loved the ahi tuna carpaccio!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Spicy, Comfort Food, Tapas, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant has something for everyone! They are extremely accomodating and will make suggestions based on your taste buds. If I lived in Denver, this would be a "go to" spot for me.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

The burrata was amazing! The rest was okay, I won’t recommend or go back though.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

The service and ambiance was excellent. The menu lacked anything with fresh vegetables. Their dipping sauces, which we used to love many years ago when it was called Vesta's Dipping Grill, are now mostly thick creamy sauces which all seemed similar. Really wish I could rave about the food, but it was kind of ordinary...

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

I love the food. The dinner was beautiful, although the menu is kind of hard to understand in terms of what the unique names of ingredients actually consist of (meat is clear at least).
I ordered the beef tenderloin and it was perfect. I ordered it with the fig sauce and curried basil tomatoes sauce on the side. Just delious.
We ordered the dragons breath for dessert and it was so fun! You literally breath out the cold. We also ordered a sampler dessert and it to was a wonder mixture of tasty treats.
The staff was great and really did amazing with the presentation and explanation of its preparation. That made us feel great on what we were about to eat (even though we didn’t know when we ordered what exactly everything was).
Overall I had a blast and definitely would recomend going. Just don’t forget their sauces and dessert. And small plates means appetizers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Was not at all impressed with their “autumn menu”.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I am in Denver almost twice per month for business and Vesta is hands-down one of my favorite restaurants! The food is amazing and so creative! So far, the Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite! My friend had the lamb and said it was the best she'd ever had. Can't wait to go there again to try something new!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This visit was a bit of a disappointment. The menu, which used to be relatively simple dishes to highlight the sauces, now is spice-heavy and the sauces are an afterthought.

My favorite dish used to be a plate of roasted seasonal vegetables, with the set of sauce dishes.

My scallops, and my husband’s steak, were competent. Nothing wrong with them, but a major change in style. The salads were so heavily salted as to be nearly inedible.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Tried out Vesta for a date night and the experience exceeded expectations on all fronts! Food was excellent/reasonably priced, service was FAST, ambiance was perfect. Caught happy hour before sitting down for dinner, A+!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a 10 pm reservation on New Year's Eve, and were seated in about 10 mins. The service was great, as was the appetizer, both entrees, and a desert. We will definitely be back and will bring others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I were visiting Denver and came across Vesta online and decided to try. Had no problem getting a reservation and was in the mood for some new dishes compared to what we usually order. We really liked that there were several appetizer options, small plates as well as mains because we are not big red meat eaters. We ordered the ahi tuna, which was a little too salty for me, but still yummy. Also ordered the cauliflower couscous dish, the pita bread and sauces, cranberry salad, which we both loved and was not over dressed, as well as the falafel, which was probably my favorite. Other dishes going by looked delicious as well and were pleased with the value. We both went the cocktail route and I ordered the Rose sangria, which was amazing! very light, refreshing and unique - I'd go back just for the cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sauces and breads were great. Cheese plate was delicious. Cocktails were interesting. Small plates to share were fine.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Vesta is one of the true gems of the Denver dining scene. We've been going for over 20 years and highly recommend it to all.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I hadn’t been to Vesta in probably 10+ years (last time I was there it was still called Vesta Dipping Grill). I stopped going because the head chef had left and the food had gone downhill, and the service left a lot to be desired. However, I had heard some good things recently and decided to give it another shot. I can confirm that Vesta is back - The food was excellent and the service was spectacular. I will definitely be going back as this is now back on my list of fabulous downtown Denver restaurants.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place has delicious everything. I normally stuff myself on small plates and/or beautiful charcuterie. The staff is exceptionally aware and on point. If you love food, you will love this place, this restaurant has been open longer than 10 years for a reason. Make sure to bring extra coin, excellence comes with a price. I've never been in this place and seen more than two or three tables not occupied, it isn't super great for a quiet conversation. If you want a booth you have to call ahead to make sure they can reserve one for you, theirs are designed for 5+ customers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, the lamb was amazing. We had some questions about the wine and the sommelier came out and helped us. Fun atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere and quiet place for an enjoyable evening out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding service with no rush. We have been going to Vesta for 20 years, which is a testament to their quality. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great meal at Vesta. Good service and great food. You will not be disappointed!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The steak was cooked to perfection, branzino was delicious and venison delicious. We ordered a side of Brussels sprouts and they were toasted and light as a feather - really special. We’ll be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service were terrific again, as they have been in the past. It had been a couple years since our last visit, And it was as good we we remembered.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Vesta has been one of my favorite choices for a restaurant for a special occasion ever since I discovered it. One of my favorite things when dining is having yummy sauces for my food. I was very sad to see that the restaurant has changed their concept (from being a dipping grill) and now basically only offers their sauces as an appetizer or on a few dishes. Others are pre-determined or have none at all. My meal was still excellent and the service was GREAT, but it just didn't seem to be the special experience it used to be. I probably won't go out of my way to return now as I can get excellent meals in a lot of places.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was good but pricey. The portions were relatively small. 3 scallops for 35 plus dollars Seemed steep . The ribs appetizer was very good. Service was good and ambiance is energetic and upbeat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service and wait staff was well versed in the menu and wine pairing suggestions!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

All the wait staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable of the food. Cheese and meat board were great. Main course was fantastic. Portions were on the smaller size but with the board and meals, I was perfectly full! Will definitely be back to try more from the menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great evening here. Service was over the top attentive, food was very good and the pace of service was perfect. We will be back.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing dinner menu with a great wine selection. We had the Diver Scallops & the Madras Grilled Venison-craftly made with memorable flavors! Great dining experience with a special touch was a success! Thank you Vesta.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

In town for just one night, boy did we luck out finding Vesta. Will come back next time we are in Denver.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was impeccable and the food was awesome. I highly recommend the pork belly appetizer and the tenderloin steak with the peppercorn aoli.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, the sea food was wonderful. The service was great and they were able to handle our party of nine very easily. I would return again the price was about what you would expect for Lodo.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at Vesta. The food was excellent as well as our server! They even had a special lactose free menu.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We love this restaurant. We love to come here because the service, food and drinks are outstanding. This last visit, we had asked a very young, blond (at the check in podium), for some help on how to secure a table in the bar area. We almost left because she acted completely clueless about our request. We were taken aback as she offered no assistance. Fortunately a very professional lady behind the bar, jumped right into action and took over, connecting us to a waiter, who assisted us. We went on to enjoy an amazing "fromage & chacuterie" platter and wonderful cocktails. The service from then on, was top notch! It was exactly the Venice we have come to know. It is a definite must for a superb meal, (on a special night out) or to bring friends visiting from out of town! It is one of our favorite restaurants!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food! Every dish was perfect.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great experience, the waitstaff was very knowledgeable and the chef made us a special appetizer. We loved every moment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Top notch service across the board. Friendly and accommodating staff. Delicious food that didn’t break the bank, would certainly return and recommend to others.

Best happy hour in LoDo area. $3 beers / $6 wine and select cocktails until 6:30pm

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food, great service, a bit pricey, and very noisy so don’t go there with the intention of having a quiet conversation

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Absolutely amazing experience. The food was perfect. The service was attentive without being imposing. We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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