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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:

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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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4.5

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 (67)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Special Occasion (47)
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Creative Cuisine (47)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Romantic (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Cozy (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Fun (22)
Authentic (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Tasting Menu (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Business Meals (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Tapas (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Casual (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Seasonal (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Spicy (5)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food! Every dish was perfect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Top notch service across the board. Friendly and accommodating staff. Delicious food that didn’t break the bank, would certainly return and recommend to others.

Best happy hour in LoDo area. $3 beers / $6 wine and select cocktails until 6:30pm

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great service, a bit pricey, and very noisy so don’t go there with the intention of having a quiet conversation

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Absolutely amazing experience. The food was perfect. The service was attentive without being imposing. We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We’ve been coming for 12 years for anniversary and birthdays never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was great and the food was even better. Everything we ordered was incredible, you have to get the shrimp small late. Highly recommend if you want some good food on date night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our first time here.... so amazing. Wonderful sauces, great flavors. We enjoyed the whole evening experience!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had fantastic cocktails and dinner. Service was very attentive.
Dragon’s Breath was a fun surprise. We were in Denver five nights and had dinner at a different place each night. Vesta was one of our favorites.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very, very salty

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend this restaurant. Overall awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Spicy, Authentic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was pretty good. The bone marrow and the pork belly were cooked and seasoned perfectly. The pricing seemed a bit high for the entire portions we saw; we only ordered appetizers and drinks. My only negative comment was the sauce option. The waiter, who by the way gave us excellent service, presented this portion of the menu to the same degree as Sebastian’s from Kitchen Nightmares in season 1, episode 6.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food and service! Will be back!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Should get the points from open table since this experience prompted me to download the app and set up a profile

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went there for dinner. The bread basket was enjoyable with an assortment of 3 kinds of bread. However, the spreads were weird. The garlic spread was bitter and the fake truffle oil honey thingy was nasty. Stick to the butter. The appetizers were very good though: house made burrata and shrimp dishes were tasty. For mains, my wife had the chicken Tikka massala dish. The rice was nicely perfumed with juniper but the curry was terrible. The very dry chicken was sitting in a bird nest of phyllo dough with barely any sauce. TV dinner. My scallops were very tender but were not seared properly, they looked sort of poached on one side and barely caramelized on the other. The garnish was forgettable.
You can accompany your entrees with any sauce you want. That's odd. If you don't get entrees, they charge you for the sauces, that's even offer.
I liked my sticky toffee pudding to finish my meal but my wife's tiramisu was ridiculous. It was a pompous round and tiny deconstructed / reconstructed type with the mascarpone enclosed between walls of random biscuit. No flavour, no nothing. The only coffee option if I recall right was a small French press which tasted bitter.
It's not cheap either. I still give it a good rating because of the appetizers but I'm probably too nice.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was great. Ticket time can be better. Great presentation

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Came here for our anniversary, after not having dined here for about 6 years (no particular reason, just a lot of restaurants in Denver ;) ), I'm glad to say that they were just as good as the first time we went. Everything was exactly what I would want, exceptional service, exceptional food, and a fun atmosphere. 10/10 would recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I miscalculated our available time and we had to hurry through dinner. Our server, Steve was incredible. He gave us guidance and got the food out to us in record time. The sauce sampler was really tasty. We had the venison, cioppino, and the diver scallops. There was a little too much oil in the cioppino but otherwise very flavorful. The venison was perfectly done and the scallops were delicious. Next time we will be better planned so we can really savor this place.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A truly great experience, all around! This is one of my favorite places to eat and it never disappoints.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

When the first of the food came, I wasn’t sure we were going to be full. Small portions but we ordered 5 different things and was fine when we left. It is a little pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service great food. Wonderful spot for cocktails and dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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