Vital Root

4.6
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Vital Root is committed to keeping it real. Real ingredients. Real food. Real passion. People’s food preferences have evolved. They want alternative choices. They want healthier options. They want fun, lively, flavorful ingredients. They want a mind body connection. They don’t want limits. And they want to be inspired. Vital Root is one answer to the omnivore’s dilemma.
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earl
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for those of us who like Raw and vegan foods - they fully accommodated my food allergies and my daughters
- we look forward to the final Raw Monday next month (unless we can convince the Chef to do one more month!!!!!!!)

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chandrar
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were a dinner party of 8 and 6 of us were sick from the food.

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BeckyM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been going to Vital Root for several years now and enjoy the great and healthy nearly 90% Vegan menu. Add to that their first Monday Raw meals and you have an absolute treat! We loved this last Thai inspired menu, and can't wait until June's first Monday!

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clcclc
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

interesting, healthful and very tasty ; very friendly service

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BeckyM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While we have gone to Vital Root many times, this was the first time that we've tried the first Monday Raw dinner.

The theme was French, and every course was better than the one before. We'll definitely try this again.

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LizB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vital Root, like all of Justin’s, is first rate. It is our favorite because it is vegetarian and right in the neighborhood. We are never disappointed and take all of our visitors there. The food, the staff, the ambience are second to none. We adore the raw dinners and love the themes each month. Sarah always has a smile. Aidan is charming. On Monday I was treated to a birthday cake and serenade!

BEST EVER!!

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ReneeC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Raw night was so very delicious and amazing. I think the best menu I've had for raw night and the portions were bigger than usual.

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MarthaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly, Open Table allowed me to make a reservation, then confirmed the reservation the night prior and when I arrived with my guest at Vital Root for their Raw Night, Monday, 12/3, the restaurant was closed. Very disappointed.

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vipReneO
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband is vegan and I'm gluten free so you can imagine our options. Vital Root does it extremely well. The food is inventive and flavorful; it's now our date nite go-to.

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Sasa
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Looooove the Raw dinner they have once a month! We’re not vegan’s, but we love to eat healthy and this place was great!

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Slh135
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the raw food night. The food was creative and so tasty. Would definitely recommend.

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vipluvit1
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vital Root raw night dinners are simply exceptional. This dinner was full of surprises, new flavors, new combinations and adventurous dining. We’ll be back!

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Anna
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We didn’t have a server? We saw the staff pointing and gesturing toward us a few times, but no one could be bothered to serve us. We had to fill our own water and request food be brought to our table. I realize it was a special event and not they’re normal workflow, but every other table seemed to have great service.

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Suee33
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful and fun to taste all the creative dishes they come up with for the Pop-up 1st Monday dinners. We love going to them and being surprised!! The service is normally excellent, but they were a bit off on this Monday night, but it did not ruin the experience.

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Brandon
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good but left us both sick the next day. Is it because the food was raw and not properly handled? Not sure. Menu was creative and tasty, just hard to say whether we just got unlucky with the illness or not. Also, the Orange Flan dessert was frozen, which was an odd choice in our opinion. Cocktails were very good and the first three courses were great. Something about a raw dinner that doesn't quite satisfy that desire for a "warm homecooked meal" since it was all room temperature or colder.

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MaggieK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the creativity and flavor behind raw night, I can't wait for the next one!

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LurleanT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Always satisfying meal. The staff are attentive and friendly. Love the atmosphere of this place.

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JaceR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Love the vegan options. A tad bit pricey for what you get but all around a great place to dine.

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Suee33
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to their first Monday Pop-up for March'18 ! Glad we did not miss this months pop up, it was excellent. the sushi rolls had amazing flavors very layered and very enjoyable. Every course was a visual treat and another treat to your tongue.

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AlyssaD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We went for their special 4 course meal for $27 and besides the dessert it was literally the worst meal I've ever had. I took one bit out of the entree and couldn't eat anymore. It was quite a waste of money and we won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vital Root is always a lovely experience, but raw night is something entirely magical. Knowing the farmer who grew most of the produce for it makes the food that much better, service was phenomenal as well. Hope to never miss a raw night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The raw pop up dinners are so fun!!! We love trying new foods that we wouldn't make ourselves. Definitely worth it.

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Lara
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raw pop up dinner was spectacular! I will go to every one from this point forward! Their everyday menu is also great, with so many unique vegan options.

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Albus
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time to Vital Root for its monthly raw pop-up dinner, and it was fantastic. I am not a vegetarian by any stretch, but I am a foodie, and the cuisine was awesome. Even if you've never done a vegetarian night out, and maybe even fancy yourself a strict carnivore, you will not be disappointed at Vital Root. Just great.

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BlackThunder
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not have my reservation but was seated anyway. Excellent service.

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vipLois
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not my thang! We went on Raw Foods night with a Prix Fix menu and here's my description of it so you can judge if it would appeal to you. The Root Beer Something appetizer was a shot glass of some sort of root juice and spices (a little like bad liquid medicine....undrinkable!) , the next course was named something like Cauliflower BBQ Wings comprised of pieces of different colored carrots w/ranch dressing made of cashew butter and some BBQ flavored crumbs of cauliflower. Okay but the carrots tasted old and a little leathery. I thought at least I can look forward to the "Peanut Butter Cup" dessert but I couldn't eat it either. No peanut flavor at all and the carob coating (?) was no where near a chocolate flavor but the raspberry sauce the thing sat in was really salty (bleach!) (The waitress told me the chef believes sugar should be balanced with salt but I couldn't taste any sugar.) I heard another patron say she's dreamt about such food and the restaurant was full so maybe it's just me.

Anyhow, the setting is hip and cool, the service was a little slow but good, I like vegetarian food but this meal didn't ring any bells at all for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I went to the raw pop up dinner. I wasn't very impressed. The cauliflower "wings" were a major disappointment. For the money I spent I expected more than baby sized pieces of dehydrated cauliflower served with raw vegetables. The portion sizes were small. I left hungry. I have eaten off the regular menu and found the food to be very good. Maybe the raw dinner thing isn't for me but I did expect a little more substance at that price.

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Vital Root does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Vital Root also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 474-4131.

Vital Root is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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