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Vesta

4.6
4116 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Good for a Date (71)
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  • Special Occasion (55)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 296-1970
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Kayser
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 18th & 19th on Blake
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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.
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16th and Blake
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 4116 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Service was a too rushed and servers didn’t get the signals that we were not in a hurry.

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ToddA (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding!

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Riverock (Denver)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is our favorite special occasion spot in Denver and we love going there. We shared the green salad with compressed squash and spices cranberries - great! Like eating Autumn! We also shared the burrito with hedgehog mushrooms and hazelnut truffle out - excellent! My husband enjoyed his steak and especially the whiskey hot sauce. I have a middle eastern influenced scallop dish. Flavor was perfect but I would have preferred cooked more thoroughly. The accompaniments with the scallops, a tahini and a clashes dukkah were fantastic as was were the mint yogurt and black pepper aoli sauces. I was not thrilled with the inventive take on tiramisu. I found the molded marscapone part a bit too gelatinous and not enough espresso flavor. Service as always was delightful well I formed and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overall the food was good, but the dishes we ordered didn't have much balance: heavy on meat, light on veggies. Drinks are good and strong. However, we felt everything was overpriced, even by downtown standards.

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Terry (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and food. Everything on that we ordered, especially the venison, was exceptional.

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vipOldNYer (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were outstanding! Best scallops I’ve had in a long time — large, tender, perfectly cooked. As was the prosciutto-wrapped halibut special. The sauces were very interesting and we enjoyed them with bread and naan. The accompanying vegetables were innovative and beautifully prepared.

Only restaurant that I’ve ever been to that has separate menus for Gluten-free and lactose-free diners — NICE!

Our friend had been there 20 years ago and somehow forgot to come back. She recommended it and we all benefitted.

Thank you — it won’t take 20 years for us to cone back!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very happy they had a separate menu for vegetarian/vegan. It made our experience so much better!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I absolutely loved this place. The food was flavorful! Th service was great! The lights were dim, it was romantic! The only suggestion I have is maybe larger plates for the large plate options , they were delicious but bit small.

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NicholasB (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I sadly gave this review as my new husband and I went for a romantic Valentine's dinner. I have been going there regularly for at least 10 years.... it's a sure go to for all my out of town family , friends and business as well as special occasions. Servers were decent....
Menu was sub par ... I've never been to Vesta without being joyously overwelmed with the amazing selections. Well... my husband got the cioppinni .... bland and overcooked. I went with the elk, nice flavor, I enjoy my steak med well but because of the usual quality of Vesta , I went with med. Well , it was so rare .... it wasn't even rare.... bloody. I told my server , he said he'd order something else for me.... my husband was ready for dessert so i opted for the tikka chicken to go. We were charged for both dinners after being regarded rudely. When we got home chicken was HORRIBLE. I had to toss it. I felt so bad for my husband trying so hard on our first Valentine's day not worth the $150.00 (We don't even drink). Will definitely be keeping my eye on Denver's diverse culinary scene as Vesta left a bad taste in my mouth and pocket.

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vipberkeleychica (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good food! Haven’t been in 4 years so it was good to come back. The prosciutto wrapped halibut should be a permanent menu item! Definitely on the higher price side but great for a date or special occasion and the wine pairing was quite good as well.

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NicoleM (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was great, but the food was incredibly overpriced for what it was. Almost everything that my group got was extremely salty in a very strange way. It wasn't awful but definitely not worth the $30 entree price point.

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BeauC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

So rate of my birthday with some special friends and we started off with dinner at Vesta... it was an amazing night!

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KevinM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food, incredible service, great recommendations, overall a really fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful experience! Food and service were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. My wife and I have missed this little gem since we moved out of LoDo. It was great to see that the quality hasn't changed.

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GregoryS (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server, Emily, was amazing! The gentleman who delivered each course of our food had the most amazingly descriptions for each dish. He was quite entertaining. You could see the Executive Chef actually delivering food and checking every dish before it came out. Each dish was delightful, flavorful, and unique. It was pricey, but we feel that they earned every dollar that we spent. Wonderful experience. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I’ve not been back to Vesta since it was Vesta Dipping Grille. Our servers made note of this and the chef came to offer us something delicious as a welcome back. At dinner that venison was the best cut of meat I’ve ever had ever and the service at this restaurant was non-stop on par. Everyone at Vesta was on point the entire night and they made me remember why I loved that place to begin with. It was so great being back.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Vesta never disappoints. I went a few years ago and had a great experience! Our server Kye and food runners were on point. Service and knowledge of menu were top notch. I take clients out often and would say Vesta is one of the best, if not the best restaurants in Denver. Thank you for the hospitality, awesome booth and experience. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

My husband and I had our first date here, and couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate on our wedding day. We let the restaurant know what a special day it was and requested our old table to enjoy a meal. We’ve always been given truly exceptional service here, but we couldn’t have anticipated the level of care and attention we were given on our big night.

Not only did we get our old table, but the entire section we were seated in was left empty to give us a more private and intimate experience. We were immediately served with complementary glasses of champagne and our waiter, whose name I sadly don’t recall, made every effort to make the night special for us. I’ve never seen such kindness and professionalism. Our meal was exceptional; we didn’t feel rushed at all and spent 3 hours enjoying our meal. Every staff member who came by celebrated with us. Even the sommelier came by and checked that we were well taken care of and happy.

I don’t know where to begin in thanking Vesta for their service, and for making it another unforgettable experience. We’re so grateful for their attention to detail, their 5-star quality service, and their kindness in helping us celebrate our wedding day.

If you are looking for a night to remember, Vesta will make it happen. We’re looking forward to spending all of our most memorable occasions at our favorite restaurant in Denver.

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vipMiriam (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had wonderful service after a bit of a glitch asking for a booth and being told they were for 6 but they were set for 4 (???hmm) they moved us which was nice . Our server was really terrific super friendly and knowledgeable but only magically there when we needed him food - esp the tuna appetizer was very good . Everyone enjoyed their meals although my husband really needed one more scallop we think in his entree - we really loved the sweet potato donut thingie for dessert and the ice cream and kumquats were a great touch. Really great evening- thx!

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JamesDarcy (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

You really cannot go wrong with vesta dipping grill, they get just get it.

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Johnkaplantech (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Vesta is a great place to go for sharing and tasting bites with different sauces. The service is great and the flavors are great. It is pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

They were very accommodating of my daughter’s food....peculiarities. The waiter was top notch and the food was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food as always

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent service. Great choices of wine and bourbon. The bread meat and cheese plate is amazing. Dipping sauces for the bread are unbelievable. All entrees are winners but highly suggest the venison. Or Steak tenderloin. Made to perfection.

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GBNGRAD (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of our favorite spots in Denver. Great ambiance ... great service ... very pleasant people that work there. The last several times have been more quiet and romantic. This past Saturday was high energy and much higher noise level. So, depending on what you are looking for ... still a fun place to go. We will go back ... but maybe not for the quiet conversations we have had there in the past.

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Bill (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Reliable as always been going to Vesta for a Decade. You feel like someone owns the place when you walk in as you feel valued - great service. Menu always has new options plus older standbys. Great bar area which is popular and the bartenders know their craft at Vesta.

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CAZDenver (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Vesta was a phenomenal experience from start to finish. We went for a birthday dinner and it was great. The service was prompt and friendly and they were very accommodating and helpful with menu suggestions. We split some charcuterie and a salad to start and then split a main meal and they kept an eye on our pace and didn't rush the delivery of the main meal since we were having a nice leisurely time. It was so nice to have everything come out in a timely manner without feeling rushed. The food was really delicious and not fare you see on most menus so it was fun to try new things. Plus, the cocktails were great!

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic spot in Denver! Highly recommend the cheese tray, pork belly. Cocktails are authentic!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Love the big round booths for our group of 8 and the food was delicious!

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