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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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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (66)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Creative Cuisine (46)
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Neighborhood Gem (23)
Authentic (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Cozy (21)
Fun (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Business Meals (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Tapas (17)
Bar Seating (16)
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Pre/post Theatre (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Casual (14)
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Seasonal (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2010

The reservation process was easy and convenient. The follow up before we arrived was excellent and we were greeted and seated immediately upon our arrival. The server was more than friendly and was extremely helpful with helping us make our selections. The food was excellent. Our total positive experience was one that all of our party was talking about for then next several days.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 25, 2010

Very tasty and attractively served food. Strawberry Basil lemonade was very refreshing and creative. We brought a baby and they were very accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2010

Fantastic as usual. Vesta does not disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2010

Dinner was exceptional. The food was amazing and the chef selected dipping sauces were all exceptional pairings. Unfortunately, our waitress did not seem interested in actually waiting on our table. After we had finished our main course, we waited 20 minutes before she came over to collect our plates...we then asked for the dessert menu and instead she brought our check. We would love to return for the food...so long as we don't have the same waitress!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2010

Great drink menu. Had only small plates for our meal and weren't disapointed by anything. The place is quite dark but tres chic. Near the ballpark for a terrific pre-game meal that is a cut above the pub fare in this area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2010

The preparation and presentation were exquisite. Service was great and never felt rushed. It is always a destination when I'm in Denver. Thanks.

Michael M., New Jersey

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2010

LOVED IT! TOOK THE KIDDIES,TOO ! THEY LOVED THAT THEY HAD 'APPETIZER' CHOICES! HA! FOOD, SERVICE AND THAT STUFF WAS GREAT TOO!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 19, 2010

Our group of 7 enjoyed our food tremendously - we had everything from venison to pork chop, steak, beef skewers, pecan pie salad, tomato salad, and a few desserts. Loved the peanut butter cup! The restaurant is quite boisterous which made it hard to hear sometimes - but good vibe. Ladies be careful in high heels - the gorgeous refinished wood floor can be a litle slippery.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 19, 2010

Excellent food - all dishes were loved. The venison was especially popular, as was the special that night, the hanger steak. Unfortunately, tables get a bit cramped - there is a lot of presentation to the food & any more than 4 people in the regular booths is crowded. There were many tables of 6 (ours was 7 squished into a 6) & the restaurant calls its booths 6-tops, but they get cramped with the 6. If you cannot get a larger table for 6 or more, then consider another time & request the large round tables or that they put together 2 4-tops (will give you more elbow room than the booths).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 19, 2010

Vesta Dipping Grill was an unexpected find. Their flavorful entrees and delicious desserts all come with a choice of sauces diverse enough to give tasty options to even the pickiest of people. The staff is friendly, the ambience is urban, and the night was a hit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2010

The food was exceptional! We loved it! Fantastic food & flavors! We will certainly be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2010

Another great find in downtown Denver. We definitely will return here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2010

It was good but it was nothing to write home about. Our server was more interested in hanging out at the bar then waiting on us. Overall it was good but I don't get all the hype, defiantly not my favorite restaurant in Denver.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2010

Great food and great fun, as always. Service was fair, bordering on poor, which was a disappointment considering that we'd gathered up 8 people to celebrate a birthday on a Tuesday night - not a night when the kitchen or wait staff should have been overwhelmed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2010

Highly recommend the Golden Ponzu Shrimp as an appetizer for starters.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2010

The last time we were at Vesta we had a great meal. Saturday night was not good. Our lamb appetizer arrived lukewarm, dry and flavorless and my main course duck was no better.
The service was at best mediocre. Our table was small for 4 people and it was not kept properly cleared. When it was cleared, the person clearing would reach over us rather than walking around the table and doing it properly. Our cocktail glasses were sweating all over the table leaving huge puddles and when we requested cocktail napkins they never arrived. Our server was very unpolished, enthusiastic but without any grace.

We were out of there in a little over an hour because we could not wait to leave.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2010

not quite enough food for the money .

burnt toffee dessert was wonderful

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2010

The experience was great. The food and service was excellent. I will go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2010

I had the best steak that I have ever eaten in Denver at Vesta's, it was better than the steaks I had at Morton's or Ruth Crist's.

Thanks.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2010

Excellent place with extremely flavorful food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2010

There is nothing not to love about Vesta's! I brought two people from out of town and they loved it! All good!

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

The staff was courteous albeit more interested in talking to each other, and did not go out of their way to be helpful. When I ordered and asked for recommendations for sauces, the response was why don't you just try what is on the menu with the implication being just order so we can fill the table with more than a table of 1. The glass of wine I ordered was never served. The meat was cooked to order but was not spectacular or standout and the vegetables were very underseasoned. Great concept, poor execution.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2010

My husband and I were both born and raised here in Colorado we eat out often and always like to experience a new restaurant however, when it came time for my husband to pick where to eat for his 33rd birthday Vesta was his choice. Always remarkable service and food. We enjoyed our experience and of course will be back time and time again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 8, 2010

I love Vesta Dipping Grill - one of my favorites in Denver.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2010

Always a wonderful ambiance and always great food! Very good service as well!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 6, 2010

Some of the favorite items we sampled included the pork belly, the tuna roll, smoked/grilled duck breast with truffled farro and the jackelope gin with tonic. Try this place if you haven't been, and bring tons of your friends with you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 5, 2010

the main courses and sauces were very good. The desert and choice of sauce was lack luster, seemed more of an afterthought. The service was less than attentive.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 5, 2010

This place is always a pleasurable dining experience. Excellent food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 5, 2010

First time here and we were thoroughly impressed. Loved the choices for background music. Try the sauce sampler with the fresh pita!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2010

Great food. If you like spice, you have try the Habanero sauce, in particular. We were there to celebrate a birthday, and all of us enjoyed our different meals. It is quite dark, which is the only thing some people might not love.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 1, 2010

The food (Duck & Pork) was fantastic, the service was great, and the tasty wine complimented our dinner and conversation well!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2010

Delicious food! I would recommend the samosas! We enjoyed our small tasting plates.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2010

Great food and the dipping sauces are a fun addition. Had the Flat Iron Steak and the Tuna. Both dishes were tremendous. The sides with both were excellent and probably almost took the spotlight fron the main dish. Definitely a do over!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2010

Everything was terrific...large table behind us had a screaming baby....no fault of the establishment....made it a little hard to hear each other and the waitress....

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2010

This was a great night out -incredible variety of food and even my 3 and 5 yr old had a good time. This is a fun restaurant with great food and kid friendly (kid menu with NO FRENCH FRIES!)....good wine and cocktails and we enjoyed with another family. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2010

THe food was good but we found that the dips were a little overwhelming. The dish was actually very very good without the dips. The service was amazing and overal a good experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 27, 2010

Great place for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike! Vesta Dipping Grill was delicious and enjoyable. The restaurant is a little dark and we did ask to move to a booth for more comfortable seating, but our request was granted right away with no hassle. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. It's pricey, but worth it. Additional sauces for dipping your food lend variety and flavor to already stellar dishes. The wine list is awesome!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2010

My girlfriend and I have been going to Vesta Dipping grill for4 years now and have never had a bad experience. We would recommend it to any one!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 25, 2010

After having a fair experience at best during my prior visit to this restaurant, I must say that I had an excellent experience this time around.

SERVICE: The bar tenders again were very friendly and quick to grab me a drink. Additionally, this time I received excellent service from the waiter.

FOOD: We ordered a tuna roll this time for an appetizer, which was excellent and a much better value than the cheese plate I had last time. The dark chocolate desert was superb.

AMBIENCE: Had a great table off to the side where it was easy for two to have a conversation.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 23, 2010

After much anticipation, we finally dined at Vesta. It didn't quite live up to our expectations. The ahi appetizer was very good. There was some confusion on the steak skewer appetizer and we ended up with thre instead of one and were charged for it. The pork tenderloin was good and the dipping sauces were interesting. The beef tenderlion came out of the kitchen rare instead of medium. They didn't accomodate for that particular thick cut. It's always disappointing when you have to send your food back and wait while your husband beds to eat his dinner before it gets cold. This used to not be that big of a deal. But when you have two little kids and finally get a night out without them you aren't interested in delays.

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