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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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Vesta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (69)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Special Occasion (53)
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Notable Wine List (24)
Authentic (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Cozy (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fun (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Casual (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Seasonal (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (9)
Spicy (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vegan (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2010

Delicious meats and the sauces were fabulous. It's really a pleasure to try so many different flavors. The decor is very cool. The only drawback was that it took quite a while to get our drinks after ordering them...about 30 minutes. And it also took quite a while for the dessert - probably 15 minutes for the Ginger Creme Brulee (which was delicious). Fortunately we had good company and conversation to keep us busy. Still, a great dining experience and I'll go back for the food, and our waiter was very nice despite the delays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2010

Had my daughter's 26th birthday at Vesta. It was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2010

I've dined at Vesta numerous times and this time will be my last for a while. We had a group of 6 and requested a large round table one week prior to arrival and when we get there I asked if we had one of those tables. The hostess said yes and then when it came time to seat us she said it was no longer available and that another party took our table by mistake...not a good start.

The frustration started to set in when we didn't see or hear from our waiter for the first 15 minutes. We were seated 45 min before he took our order. Anyway, to make a long story short...food was great as always, people were nice but service was really bad. It was just not the service you would expect at a restaurant like Vesta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2010

The appetizers were especially delicious - particularly the shrimp dish. The dipping sauces were all yummy. Our waiter was extremely accommodating. Three young children were with us - there were crayons on the table with something to color, children's menus and sippy cups - all things, apparently, that parents appreciate. The venison was a particular hit with the adults. Cool decor; mostly excellent service (there were lengthy periods between drop-bys). Sticky toffee pudding was a great hit as well; lemon cream ice cream also very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 28, 2010

The food was outstanding. I had no idea a sauce could add that much to the overall experience. If you like variety, or you have certain allergies ( like gluten) it's a great place to go. I will definitely add it to my list of the "best of" in my book. The meat and cheese tray was my favorite, and the cherry mustard was awesome!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2010

The entire experience was amazing! The food was delicious, unique menu, excellent and knowledgable service and fun atmosphere! Vesta Dipping Grill is by far one of the best restaurants downtown, with an outstanding chef, Matt Selby.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2010

I thought that it was good, but not exceptional. The food was fresh, but the dipping sauces were just OK. Tasted too much soy-sauce or Sriracha in the sauces, reminding me of PF Chang's. Drinks were over-iced to the point that you couldn't drink it without spilling it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2010

awesome A flavor and texture explosion!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2010

Very unique experience. Food was outstanding and so was the service. It's a great place for a night out in Denver

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2010

Food was outstanding. We both had the beef tenderloin and it was exceptional! Nice ambiance, very trendy. Only thing I can comment on in negatively is service. When we first came in we stood at the front for roughly ten minutes- seemed like hostice didn't know if we had a table or not & didn't communicate very well to us where to go.. just kind of stood around in front for 5-10 mins until someone showed us our table. Server was very very nice & gave great recommendations. However, it got busy during our meal & he might have been given too many tables? He was working hard but a little overwhelmed - because of this forgot our second round of drinks (cocktail + a 2nd glass of wine our table never recieved... but he was great overall.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2010

The overall experience here was amazing! The food was absolutely amazing. We have a salsa sampler and it was great. The service was okay, we could have a little bit better service when it came to the drinks but our waiter was nice and knowledgeable. The was some of the best food we have had in a while. The price was a little steep but it was well worth it. I had the venison and my had the steak. The dipping sauces was obviously what the place was all about and it definitely lived up to its name. Overall I would recommend this place to anyone. It was a little loud but it's on market street a very popular scene for the late night!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2010

Vesta is probably my favorite restaurant - the food was delicious and the service excellent. Our out-of-town quests loved it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2010

The food is always amazing but sometimes the service leaves something to be desired. A little pricey but the food is crazy good so as a special occasion we love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2010

Food was great as always. This time the service was a little lacking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2010

Outstanding - food - service - always a great experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2010

The noise level was pretty uncomfortable, but everything else was so spectacular that we didn't mind the pricey meals. LOVED the sauces, roasted garlic, and sure wished I had enough room left to have dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2010

I visited Vesta Dipping Grill because I had heard that they offer gluten-free dining. I was very very pleased with their offerings and with their attention to my needs. I will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 19, 2010

My sister and brother in-law were in town for a Bronco game and we wanted to give them a special treat. Vesta did not disapoint. Thanks for such a great evening.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 18, 2010

Probably some of the best food I have ever had in Denver and the concept of the dipping sauces creates an interactive environment for the entire table to enjoy!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 18, 2010

We had been once before and loved this restaurant. It was disappointing. The menu selections didn't really appeal. The hanger steak with 3 peppers was good. but everything else just missed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2010

Very cool, contemporary atmoshphere and vibe. The dipping theme on all dishes makes this place far beyond cool. The food and drinks are fantastic, never had a bad experience there. My wife and I love it and bring all of our friends there when we want to impress!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2010

Service was very good, plenty of staff around to make sure everything flowed. Food was quite delish. Some sauces seemed a little watery, eg. peanut sauce really s/b thicker. Beef skewers app was very generous. Duck and salmon just wonderful. We had cheese plate, 5 samples, all delicious; but stingy on the accompanying crackers; how are you supposed to eat all that cheese w/o enough crackers to go with? we had to ask for more; they never materialized, but aside from that, the wait staff was very friendly, knowledgeable. Sometimes hard to flag our waitress down but it was a busy Friday night. Quite loud atmosphere, but other than that, ambiance nice, dark, liked the brick walls and sconces lighting.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2010

This is the most creative cuisine in Denver. It would rival a NYC restaurant. Innovative food. Attentive, non-pushy waitstaff and bartender. Original wood planks a nice touch to a stellar piece of eye candy. I could eat at this restaurant every night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2010

Vesta has plenty of variety for adventurous eaters as well as a few standards for those who want a simple beef or chicken dish. They have more choices of dipping sauces than you can think about if you're not familiar with them, but fortunately each dish comes with 3 sauces recommended by the chef so ordering can be as easy as you want. It's easy to share appetizers and dipping sauces so a group of 4 is perfect for sampling. Along with beers and cocktails, they have a good selection of wines in the $30-42/bottle range, with a few higher if you want to splurge, and the staff has been knowledgeable. Flavors are vibrant, meats are prepared exactly as ordered, and ambiance is nice. We'll return with more friends.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2010

I used to love this place but I had the Tuna, which was 2 pieces about 2" x 1" for $30, and my husband's steak was really tough. I won't go back any time soon.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2010

Food as always- fabulous. Took two out of towners and they loved it. Couldn't stop raving about it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2010

Wonderful food, exceptional service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2010

One of our favorites - we always go back for more. Excellent restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2010

a fun place to eat with lots of dipping choices, just don't wear white!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2010

The cheese plate was very good. I had the flank steak entree and was less than impressed. For $30 a hoped for more than a small steak on a bed of fries and 6 cold clams. I don't think the clams were supposed to be cold and I wasn't sure if they were even cooked properly (had to pry them open and they were stringy) so I only had the steak and some soggy, blood-soaked fries. Awesome.

My date had the pork tenderloin and really enjoyed it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Delectable food and great service!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Awesome place, very fun and energetic. The food is outstanding, as is the service. Our party of 7 had no troubles all, and we'll be back for sure.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2010

The food here is awesome. I have never had a bad experience here. The service is always top notch without being overbearing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2010

Great food but the atmosphere was a bit loud for my taste.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2010

This was a fun find. We are from out of town and after doing a bunch of research on places to eat for my wifes 30th bday I kept coming across Vesta Dipping Grill.

The atmosphere was fun and good for groups or those on a date. The service was exceptional, finding the right balance of there when you need them and helpful with selections. They even remembered my wife's birthday (which I only referenced on the opentable reservation).

We stayed and dined for a few hours and never felt rushed to open up the table like other places. The meats were cooked exactly how we ordered them and the sauces went perfectly with the dishes.

We will definately be back again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2010

Definitely a good place to go with a group.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2010

good experience with excellent service. Recommend to anyone and have done so. Nice location to celebrate a special occasion. Chef Matt is a gracious host.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2010

delicious food - wonderful service - would definitely go again

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2010

The food was great and out of the ordinary. The server was very helpful in selecting items and explaining what each dipping sauce was. We'll go again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2010

Vesta Dipping Grill was highly rated on many different websites, that being said, the food was marginal at best, and the sauces recommended for the meats were poorly matched. Vesta Dipping Grill is over priced and not worth the money! I will never go back, and would not suggest anyone I know go there either. There are much better places to go for good meat, and at a better price. DO NOT GO TO VESTA DIPPING GRILL!!!! You will over pay, and not be satisfied with your meal.

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