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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

Specials

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 (71)
Special Occasion (59)
Creative Cuisine (57)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Romantic (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (28)
Fun (27)
Authentic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Tasting Menu (23)
Business Meals (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Casual (18)
Tapas (17)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great Beer (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
People Watching (5)
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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·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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Though the place is noisy, the overall atmosphere is nice. The food was good and the service was professional. We went there to celebrate a birthday and had a great time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Husband and I went for anniversary dinner. The bread plate and charcuterie we're fantastic. We also had a bone marrow small plate. We were too full for big entrees, so we went straight to dessert. I recommend the dessert sampler - beignets, toffee pudding, and tiramisu were all fantastic. We also got the freeze dried strawberry dessert which was fun and tasty.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was very good--well prepared, quality ingredients, flavorful, thoughtful combinations.
Portions were quite small.
Ambiance was pleasant except for the NOISE! The music was cranked to an annoying level, more reminiscent of a dance club than a nice restaurant. We couldn't even hear our server and he could not hear us.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Easy menu which can be tailored to suit your tastes. Fair prices. Outstanding service from Mike. Just a little dark and it was very loud.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always great service and food. Cocktails are fantastic too

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Friendly service, and a willingness to customize dishes based on dietary restrictions. Good food, but a little pricey for the limited vegan options.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

My wife and I were visiting Denver for our anniversary trip and Vesta had been recommended to us. So we gave it a try and were very glad we did. From the host who greeted us, to our waitress, to the food server, all were very friendly, they bent over backwards to satisfy us and all are very knowledgeable about all the plates. And speaking of the plates, everything that we ordered was just fantastic. Cooked and seasoned to perfection and promptly served while hot.
Give Vesta a try while in Denver. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband and I love this restaurant. We go every chance we get!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a GREAT experience at Vesta with my parents and family. Not only was it excellent food, but the service was also the best I've had in Colorado thus far. 10/10 would recommend for anyone looking for a great place to eat in Denver!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As always everything was fantastic. Kai, was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Venison and beef tenderloin were very good. Excellent service as well.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a great meal and tasted several of the cocktails, which were beautifully balanced and delicious. The charcuterie was a standout, as were the sauces.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, but small portions and way over priced for what you get. Likely won't be going back for a very long time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great all around experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was good. Service was medium and ambience was ok but music was so loud it was hard to hear Table mates.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2017

My adult son and I had a surprisingly good dinner at Vesta. The barrel aged cocktails were well thought out and served with an oversized ice cube. The food was creative, presented beautifully and tasted great. Service was also excellent. This is a place that doesn't miss any details. I will be back to try it again soon. Put it on your list. Well done!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Absolutely fantastic dining experience! The staff went above and beyond to make sure that food allergies were accomodated. The GM was present, and pitched in - floating between different stations to make sure he knew what was happening in his restaurant.

Food was over the top delicious. Barrel aged cocktails were fantastic. Highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I was headed to Denver to meet someone very special and wanted to find a really great spot for a really special dinner; Vesta did not disappoint. The atmosphere was fantastic, the wait staff was incredibly inviting, knowledgeable and passionate, and the food was incredible.

We ordered sangria (they have 3 types) and both were dramatically different and delicious. We ordered 2 appetizers (3, but one was the pork belly I ate by myself which was 2 bites of eye-rolling bliss) the ribs and the tuna; I would absolutely suggest this to anyone.

For dinner, my date ordered the pork chops which were succulent and well seasoned. The chops pairs perfectly with the fig sauce. One of the distinctive aspects of this restaurant are the dipping sauces, which is where the wait staff really makes a difference: our waiter (I wish I remembered his name) made sure that we had the right selection of sauces for each dish. This was not just something he said as rote memorization... he knew from experience which is what made him so incredible.

For my dish, I was looking at the tenderloin, which he said was the most popular dish. I could tell there was some trepidation, so I asked him for his suggestion. He suggested the venison, which I really am thankful for because it was delicious and distinctive. When the dishes came out, we had no shortage of incredible dipping sauces and all pairs very well and brought out different flavors out of the meats.

Normally I do not stay at the same restaurant for dessert, or often get desserts, but for a very reasonable cost you can get a sampling of every dessert on the menu. They were all worthwhile and this is absolutely the way I would suggest ordering. There was far more than the two of us could ever consume. The coffee we ordered with it was delicious and I found myself wishing there was more.

Overall, this was an incredible dining experience with an incredible person and one of the most memorable dining experiences I have enjoyed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

I hadn't been here in roughly five years and was greatly looking forward to it. While the restaurants atmosphere was just as remembered, the food was far less satisfying. It left me with a bad taste in my mouth and both my husband and I were sick to our stomachs for a full day after. Considering the prices, we will not be returning. However, our waitress was an absolute doll!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Outstanding dining experience for all three of us who were celebrating the birthday of our granddaughter. She has celiac and all of the waitstaff went out of their way to ensure her meals were properly prepared and explained to us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

love love this place! Waiters are very knowledgeable about the menu which makes it a great experience. Food is delicious and never skip the meat and cheese plate. I'm happy to find a place where I know whatever money I'm spending, it's worth it. Have not been disappointed.
Also seasonal menu knocks is out of the park.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

My experience at Vesta for my girlfriend's birthday dinner was outstanding and we were both impressed with the service and level of attention we received. The food was excellent and very creative. I will be back to Vesta and would highly recommend it to anyone celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a great dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice restaurant! Quiet and laid back atmosphere, good food (great sauces, but some dishes were a bit salty for my taste), decent cocktails, and friendly service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great cocktails and amazing food. The staff was fantastic.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

So great and good with food allergies! They are very knowledgeable with what is ok for you eat and what is not. I have a gluten and dairy allergy and they were wonderful with it! So yummy!

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

From the Cheese and Meat plate to the Rack of Lamb, every bite created a memorable experience in my mouth. The entire group loved the quality of service from start to finish. Thanks for a wonderful experience. Will def will be back from business and pleasure.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We love this place. Our must-do every time we are in Denver.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was delicious & the sevice was phenomenal! One of the best restaurants I have been to in awhile.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoyed Vesta -the beef tenderloin was delicious. Great service and nice ambience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The meal was outstanding - ordered several plates to share. Bone marrow was incredible, the tuna was great, and the scallops were cooked to perfection. I'm a big fan of this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great anniversary dinner. Little extra touches that made it special, champagne flute, very knowledgeable server room extra care and but not over attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My date was very impressed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food and outstanding service at the bar, don't miss happy hour !!

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food & service! They had a seasonal summer menu. We had questions regarding wine and the server brought the bar tender over to talk with us. He was super knowledgeable & friendly. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on September 4, 2017

While the food was excellent, the service was just ok. What really needs attention is the dust on the center counsel of the booths. Pretty bad!! Housekeeping needed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We used to love eating at Vesta and hadn't been back for several years. We decided to go back since we were downtown for a baseball game. Ambiance is cozy and nice as always. We were seated on time which was great and our server was incredibly friendly. Unfortunately, the food was no where near as tasty as we recalled from our prior visits (we used to go at least 3-4 times/year). The pork belly appetizer was overcooked and a little dry (although the sauce was tasty) and the tuna appetizer was fine but literally nothing special. The vesta sauce tasting appetizer had good warm pita but it's just pita + sauces so while tasty it's nothing special. We shared the Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner and were very underwhelmed...the fried rice noodle nest was overcooked and the meat wasn't particularly flavorful. We have always LOVED the sticky toffee pudding dessert but even that was off and just very unremarkable. All in all, the meal was disappointing because a restaurant that we remembered and frequented so much before as being delicious has sunken to the ranks of ho hum. With Denver's dining scene so vibrant these days we won't likely return to Vesta. It's sad because we had our first date there and think fondly of it but it's just to blah...

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