Menu Price: $35.00

In July of 1997, Vesta opened in the emerging Lodo district of downtown Denver with a unique name and intriguing concept. The name, derived from Vesta (the Roman Goddess of the hearth), was meant to conjure feelings of warmth and family gathering. Hearth fires, as described in Roman mythology, represented the center of the home, providing an oven to prepare meals as well as warmth to gather friends and family. This imagery sparked many of the design elements in the bar and dining room and inspired the concept of the kitchen's exposed grill.

The original Vesta concept focused on grilled meats inspired by preparations from around the world. These dishes were paired with your choice of sauces, served on the side, also inspired from cuisines across the globe. Chutneys, salsas, marmalades, aiolis, and more, competed for attention from a list of over 30. Over time, the exotic dipping sauces and skewers phased out and Vesta's cuisine evolved into a refined menu of seasonally-driven, stand alone dishes prepared with a focus on technique. In late 2016, Vesta brought in Denver-raised Executive Chef, Nicholas Kayser, to update the menu. With his prior experience as an Executive Chef at top restaurants in NY, Las Vegas, and Hong Kong, the menu saw a full update in November of 2016.


Green Practices
  • Hours: General SUN - THU: 5:00PM to 10:00PM General FRI - SAT: 5:00PM to 11:00PM
  • Blocks to CCC: 12
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 200
  • Facility & Décor Description: World grill cuisine. Ethnic entrees and exotic dipping sauces served in a relaxed urban environment in the heart of LoDo.
  • Dinner:
  • Pricing: $$
  • Open Sundays:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Denver Original:
  • Allow Buy Out:
  • Cuisine: International
Green Practices
  • Certifiably Green Denver Business:
  • Green Practice Desc: Member of Greener DINR. We recycle, compost, use recycled/biodegradable take out products, and use local and organic products.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description World grill cuisine. Ethnic entrees and exotic dipping sauces served in a relaxed urban environment in the heart of LoDo.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Restaurant
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet
  • Number of Rooms 999
Full Restaurant
  • Banquet Capacity: 135
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Full Buy Out
  • Banquet Capacity: 135
  • Reception Capacity: 200



Bolognese Campanelle
whipped lardo, house-made herbed ricotta, red Aleppo pepper campanelle, basil emulsion
*Can also be made vegan

Prince Edward Island Mussels
Spiced tomato broth, cilantro, shallots, grilled sourdough, saffron rouille

House made burrata, roasted shiitake mushrooms, truffle, grilled sourdough


Chicken Tikka Masala
Juniper infused Jasmine rice, cilantro, Kataifi phyllo, fermented vegetables, chili oil

Truffled Mushroom Hash
Roasted Red potatoes, Hon shimij mushrooms, cauliflower, kale, truffle, tomatoes

Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Schug, Wild Rice, castlevetrano olive and marinated tomato relish, shis


Vietnamese Coffee Bar
Chocolate espresso mousse, flourless chocolate cake, vanilla bean whipped cream

Lemon Merengue Pie
Toasted merengue, poppy seed crust, blueberry compote

Wine Pairings

$3 Char Siu Pork Bellies

$35 Mixed Platters (charcuterie board)

$4 Peanut Butter Cups

$4 Dragons Breath

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