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“Interesting concept and great food”
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Ranked #30 of 3,044 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 18th & 19th on Blake
Transit: 16th and Blake
Description: Bold flavors, inspired dishes, an intimate setting and expertly crafted cocktails make Vesta Denver's go-to dining destination. Here we celebrate Vesta, the Roman goddess of the hearth, through a menu created by Executive Chef Nicholas Kayser, a Colorado native who's culinary talents enhance our much-loved menu with creative interpretations and beautiful plating. At Vesta, we serve bold, sexy food from a menu that embraces seasonal, fresh ingredients. Vesta's dining room hums with energy from the guests who are drawn in by the menu of flavorful, ingredient-driven small plates and shareable, fire-grilled meats and vegetables served alongside Vesta's signature sauces. A warm, inviting vibe has always been the foundation of Vesta, and our food is complemented by a thoughtful, diverse wine list and cocktail menu offering both classic and creatively contemporary variations made with top local spirits. Vesta's wine list receives consistent recognition from Wine Spectator, and the Sommelier Journal as featured Vesta's barrel-aged cocktail program as a leader in the industry. Vesta has won dozens of awards including multiple years as Open Table's "Diners Choice," "Best 1st Date in Denver," "Best Bartender" and many others, showcasing our commitment to creating an unparalleled experience for our guests. Vesta is the go-to destination for diners celebrating special occasions, hosting visitors from out of town, or in search of the perfect weeknight spot to gather with friends Vesta truly embodies the essence of the hearth - a place where delicious meals are prepared and friends and family gather by the warmth of the fire.
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Interesting concept and great food”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We visited this during a conference and i had not been in several years and it did not disappoint me. The lamb was excellent and we tried 7 different sauces. We were not keen on the house recommendations but the second set made us very happy. great atmosphere and since we went mid week not busy. the last time i was there it was packed and service was a bit "hurried" not this time. Waitstaff had plenty of time to help with sauces, wine and meal selection.

Visited November 2013
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Wild Western Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Fun, innovative, overwhelming sauce choices!”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I'm grateful for recommendations from the staff and printed on the menu because the choices were so numerous! Everything we had was delicious (albeit small)- sauces, meats, drinks, appetizers. The atmosphere was upbeat and hip and the prices are reasonable in comparison to similar quality restaurants.
Make reservations as this place is typically packed. Good solid choice while dining downtown.

  • Visited September 2013
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Rochester, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
“Very, very good!”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Excellent drinks and appetizers. Of course excellent dipping sauces and service, no question was too much. I actually like the appetizers better than our entree. Every single one (even the pork belly) was great.

  • Visited November 2013
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Chicago
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The Critic”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Once again, I'm probably the most critical person in the world when it comes to restaurants. However, the welcome from Matt with the sweater vest set the stage for a perfect meal.

We were dining before the Nuggets game and we only had two hours to dine and then dash. They asked us if we were going to the game and were we under a deadline. A nice touch.

We decided to concentrate on the wine and let the food fall as it may. After we ordered a delicious and moderately priced Malbec, we told the waiter to pair it anyway he wanted for an appetizer and a main course. He and the chef did a great job. Try the duck with any sauce, but the curry is a must!

We were thoroughly satisfied and arrived at the game just at tip off. I will not miss the place on my next visit.

Visited November 2013
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Italy
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A delightful surprise”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Went to this restaurant with friends and family, and was delightfully surprised. I remembered downtown Denver as being either sports bar affordable or overly priced elegant, and Vesta's was neither of these. The ambiance was chic, but simple. The dishes were each delectable, from the duck to the venison to the appetizers, even to the garlic oil served with the bread. The cocktails were wonderful and suggested by the bartender, as I was indecisive on what I wanted to try, the bartender offered to make me something special, and it was. The service was all-round fantastic, from the waiters, to the assistants, even the manager stopped by the table to check on us. Such a fantastic dining experience that I returned with a party of 10 a couple of weeks later and they outdid themselves once again.

  • Visited September 2013
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