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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

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Vesta Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (73)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Special Occasion (59)
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Creative Cuisine (59)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Romantic (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Cozy (29)
Fun (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Authentic (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Tasting Menu (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Business Meals (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Casual (19)
Tapas (18)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Healthy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great Beer (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Spicy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We came to Vesta for my husband's birthday this year, and we were not disappointed. First, I inquired the night before about parking, and within about 4 hours, I had a very pleasant and helpful response. Second, the food was DELICIOUS. We started out with the pork belly "bites" and the bone marrow appetizers. We loved the familiar but different take on these dishes. The entrees did not disappoint either. We had the venison and the lamb chops, and switched half way through. We literally could not decide which dish we liked better! Dessert was the perfect ending to the meal, with some French press coffee and the sticky toffee pudding. We will be coming back to Vesta in the near future and bringing our friends and family!

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·Dined 6 days ago

A friend recommended Vesta to us for our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The staff was amazing and the food excellent. We ordered off of the Autumn menu, and can't wait to go back and try other seasonal menu items. The gluten-free menu had plenty of options for me - it was hard to choose which entree' to try. HIGHLY recommend Vesta!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Food quality was average at best for the price. I don’t mind paying for food as long as it is good. It was below average.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Go to Vests. Order the filet. Order the salad. Order the pork belly. And then order the dessert tray. You will not be sorry. You can thank me later.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Vesta was awesome, the food and service unsurpassed. We had the filet and it was the best steak we've ever had. Service was polite friendly attentive prompt knowledgeable anf professional. Head Chef visited pur table and brought us a complimentary side dish that was creative and with multi layed flavor transition. Thr pork belly small plate was spectacular?

Dine here and enjoy

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I first discovered Vesta years ago when I was on a pleasure trip to Denver. It was so good, that my wife and I ate their twice.

I went again when I was in Denver a few years ago on a business trip.

This time, I was in town meeting a friend and we stopped by for dinner.

The menu was a bit more limited than I remembered. Nonetheless, the food was still top notch.
The service was good, too.

My only criticism of the restaurant is the noise level. I think it detracts from the experience.

That notwithstanding, this place is well worth a visit.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

$14.00 for a Vodka Martini on the Rocks same for a Manhattan. $28.00 for two drinks. Way out of site. Before I dine again in downtown Denver I am going to ask the price of a cocktail -- if it's $14.00 it's a no go for me. This place if you don't mind drinking what they say you must order at happy hour is I believe $6.00 for a drink ..... $6.00 to $14.00 .. one hellva mark up.

Very very load music. We came for our 61st anniversary and ask for a quiet table -- no such animal in the place!
Service was just ok. One of the things a came here for was the Pate on the Happy hour menu. Even though it was on the menu she told us it was an "old" menu & they no longer had pate? Service was just standard nothing to write home about. Seemed good when she started with us but she did not seemed to pay much attention to our table after that.
Oh one other thing that I thought was almost funny. The Shrimp on the happy hour menu.. seriously I did not think they could harvest shrimp that small. $8.00 and there were maybe 10 of this little guys. I know I can buy a bag of many hundreds at Costco for probably $12-13.00

So all in all, even though we had dined there a couple of times maybe five years ago the experience was nothing like it was back then.

Sorry but you asked my opinion and that the way I saw it.




Ps: by the was we live at the Spire high rise downtown so dining in the city is not new to us.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fabulous service and dinner here. Staff so professional and welcoming and engaging. Food was excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was absolutely terrible and very expensive, based off reviews I thought the food and experience would be amazing time to leave an honest review. First off no valet which was a disappointment. The service was awesome aside from waiting to get my check it was great. The menu was very hard to read and follow, our server gave us a rundown of the menu but it did not help. After figuring it out and ordering the food was awful. When I’m paying $45 dollars for a fish I believe it should taste decent at the least. I will not recommend vesta to anyone. Overall not a fan.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Drink: do you remember. Appetizers: pork belly and sauce sampler. Entrée: beef tenderloin.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My girlfriend and I were up in Denver for a weekend getaway and looking for a nice romantic dinner. We decided on Vesta because we liked the online menu.
The staff was awesome!!! The waiter took the time to explain the menu and any questions he took the time to answer them. Since we wanted wine the Sommelier came over to ask questions on our preferences and reccomended a great wine w/o trying to up sell us on an expensive bottle. The servers explained the meat and cheese plate we ordered.
All of the food we had was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Well past its prime, mediocre service at best and inconsistent food quality

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

What an amazing experience- from the food and crafted cocktails to the incredible service and vibrant dining environment! Went with a friend visiting and ready for cheese and wine. Those were EXCELLENT, and our other choices were also incredible. It was fun to let the server choose all our dipping sauces- she had great taste! This restaurant would be perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Vesta has amazing food and a very knowledgeable and attentive staff.
The restaurant is nicely decorated. However, they should invest in better chairs for seating. They are uncomfortable. We didn't want to stay for dessert as a result.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Went to Vesta for a work dinner. Enjoyed the food, great menu. Service was solid. Will go back when I’m in town again.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Vesta always brings it. This time they didn't disappoint. It will always be one of my favorite places in LoDo.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome experience at Vesta! Went to enjoy Happy Hour before a show downtown and didn’t want to leave. We ordered many of the small plates and cocktails and wine because there was such a great selection. It was difficult to not try them all! Our favorite small plates were the pork belly, the shrimp escabeche, the cavatappi and the bread basket. We are trying to recreate the roasted garlic for the bread at home because they blew us away. The service was incredible and our food came out so fast! We love the ambiance at the bar and we’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Repeat customers that will repeat again. Food was outstanding and so was the service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience overall! Our food and drinks were top notch. The old fashioned might have been the best I’ve ever had!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing dining experience at Vesta! My husband and I went for our anniversary, but I also decided it would be a good time to surprise him by revealing the gender of our baby. The staff at Vesta was so accomodating to pull off this surprise and exceeded my expectations when they brought out a special dessert filled with pink filling, representing our baby girl. Our server, Emily, was fantastic!
Besides amazing service, the food was phenomenal! We had the shrimp tempura and octopus appetizers - both were amazing! My husband and I were also very pleased with our entrees; the lamb and the lobster cioppino. Hands down, the most memorable meal and dining experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place and friendly, professional service. VERY EXPENSIVE!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Vesta. Visiting from out of town so didn't have any experience or expectations. The staff were incredible and so accommodating to make sure we had the best time. Highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We went to Vesta for a client dinner. Two of us had the Venison and it was OUTSTANDING! All of us felt that the ambience, food and service was a 10! I would definitely would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing food and good drinks. Had the venison and it was delightfully tender and super flavorful. Tasty cocktails and a good wine list make this a must-visit for special occasions or business meals.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

A carnivore’s delight! I got to eat meat from at least 8 different kinds of animals last night! We’re a family who believes that sharing is caring, so we all indulged in the tuna tartar, octopus, and charcuterie board (pork and beef!), to start with. Then my mother got the lobster (there were mussels involved!), my boyfriend the venison, my brother and I shared the massive ribeye, and his date had the lamb! Vesta is a great place to go with a large group that possesses an adventurous palate as it’s fun to taste each other’s meals. Emily, our extremely competent server, made sure that our drinks kept coming, and we downed a few too many whiskey concoctions with the word “remember” in the title, but I DON’T remember exactly what they’re called! After a meal like that, you can’t forgo desert so we shared the sampler, and all were yummy. The only bummer of the evening was the bill! I think we were over $600! We certainly indulged, but I’m not sure it was worth THAT much! I certainly recommend Vesta if you’re up for a change, but if I’m gonna spend that kind of dough for a fancy steak dinner, it’s still Shanahan’s or Del Fresco’s for me! Still, I give this place four stars for variety on the menu, great drinks, and wonderful service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

All meals, the app, and desserts were outstanding. Highly recommend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food paralleled with excellent service. The staff offered great presentation and knowledge of the creative dishes they served. The customer care and attention to detail was second to none. The warm atmosphere and hip ambiance was the touchstone to the experience - everything was most definitely worth the price. Vesta is now on my short list of Denver dining recommendations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was really great . There was an eclectic crowd in the restaurant so it seemed fine for anyone. We had a great waiter who was really knowledgable. It was a really fun dining experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Warm and inviting atmosphere, cool tables and attentive staff.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Venison was excellent. Amazing sauces. However, a must-experience are the Pork Belly appetizers. Whoah / Yum.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We’ve been to Vesta prior and have had amazingly good meals. However, this round the menu options felt limited, portions were small and our entrees (lamb and scallops) were noticeably salty. For the price and effort to get downtown, we were disappointed in the experience and relative value. Service was excellent, though. Hope they can fix the heavy hand with salt!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were looking for a place with a great meat and cheese charcuterie board and Vesta delivered! One of the best we've ever had, plus great bone marrow small plate, great drinks and great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent as usual but apparently the mashed potatoes were too salty for the table. Meat and cheese combo appetizer is always the bomb. Thanks for an awesome evening and feel my intown customer will be dining with her husband this Fall.
Wine was delicious too!
Hats off to this establishment

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our first visit to Vesta, and we really enjoyed it. In fact, this is our new Denver favourite, over RIoja and Fruition. The menu was plenty varied with just the right amount of creativity, and the service was fantastic! We are looking forward to our next visit.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Vesta has been one of my favorite restaurants since opening! Vesta never disappoints!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The whole dipping part has become a sham. This is not the Vestas I knew and loved.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Vesta was referred by a friend and it definitely did not disappoint. I had the beef tenderloin and it was melt in your mouth good! Will definitely return next time I am in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of the most eclectic, interesting, and great tasting restaurants I've been to. Kudos to the chef!

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

My wife and I were in Denver for a short trip. We choose Vesta based upon the downtown location and the favorable reviews. We had a great dining experience. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive (but did not make us feel rushed in any way)- and heightened the experience by thoroughly describing each dish as it was presented. My wife's scallops were excellent- and my lamb was cooked perfectly and tasted great. I had the toffee dessert- and it was a great way to end a nice meal. One of the hostesses' even helped my wife sort through the mint bowl for her favorite type of mint. We were both very pleased with the entire experience- and will go again when we visit Denver.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service and food were both fantastic. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The sauces are super cool.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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