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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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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Vesta Ratings and Reviews

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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 (63)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Creative Cuisine (48)
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Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Romantic (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Authentic (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Tapas (19)
Business Meals (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Casual (15)
Fun (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Happy Hour (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Spicy (6)
Vegan (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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