Press

10 OG Servers You Need to Know in Denver/Boulder
Zagat - 2017

The 10 Most Romantic Things to Do in Denver
About.com - 2017

Video: Chef Kayser Visits the Everyday Show
Fox 31 Denver - 2016

Order This: Vesta's Lobster Cioppino
5280 Magazine - 2016

Clean Plate Club: Venison w/ Cherry Beurre Rouge at Vesta
Denver Post - 2016

Vesta Brings on New Executive Chef
Eater.com - 2016

Chef Kayser Debuts Reinterpreted Menu at Vesta
303 Magazine - 2016

Executive Chef Kayser Debuts New Menu at Vesta
DiningOut - 2016

Plates For The Peak Benefits Homeless Youth
DiningOut - 2016

The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants
Eater.com - 2016

Ten Most Romantic Denver Spots According to VISIT DENVER
Westword - 2016

10 Best Cheese Plates in Denver
Zagat - 2016

Vesta #1 on Ten Best Date-Night Restaurants in Denver List
Westword - 2016

The 18 Most Important Restaurants in Denver
Thrillist.com - 2015

14 Restaurants That Have Stood the Test of Time
DiningOut - 2015

The Best Chefs in America You've Never Heard Of
TheBraiser.com - 2015

Pastry Chef Nadine Donovan Joins the
Vesta-Steuben's-Ace Eat Serve Restaurant Group

Eater.com - 2015

4 Secrets for Survival With a New Restaurant
(w/ owner Josh Wolkon)

Nerdwallet.com - 2015

Where to Eat in Denver, CO: The 10 Best Restaurants
TheCultureTrip.com - 2015

Most Romantic Tables in Denver
Zagat.com - 2015

The Luck of Lucien Cocktail at Vesta Dipping Grill
Westword Food & Dining - 2014

Good Food, Good Cause: Vesta Dipping Grill Honored by Urban Peak
Westword’s Cafe Society - 2014

Travel Channel’s Food Paradise - Video 
Vesta appears on Steak Paradise 3 - 2013

Chef & Tell with Executive Chef Brandon Foster
Westword’s Cafe Society - 2013

Best Denver Date Night
303 Magazine - 2013

New York Times - 10 Trends for 2013
NY Times Dining & Wine Section - 2013

Cask To Cocktail: Barrel-aged Cocktail Programs to Pay attention To
Sommelier Journal - 2012

Vesta Dipping Grill Owner Josh Wolkon Reflects on Fifteen Years of Success
Westword’s Cafe Society - 2012

Vesta, Goddess of Restaurants
303 Magazine Review - 2012

Vesta Dipping Grill is Denver's Restaurant Unstoppable
The Denver Post - 2011

Vesta Dipping Grill Unveils the 2nd Barrel of Whiskey w/ Leopold's
Westword’s Cafe Society - 2011

 Past Press: 

“Twelve years after it exploded on the local dining scene, Vesta is still surprising us and supporting the community.”
Westword - June 2009

“The food is inventive and tasty, the atmosphere funky, and the theme fresh....Vesta should be a Denver hotspot for years to come.”
5280 - May 2007

“Vesta ranks among Denver's sexiest and most enduring hot spots"
Colorado Expression - October 2008

“I’ve brought every kind of diner to Vesta Dipping Grill and Vesta has won them all over and then some.”
Denver Life - September/October 2009

“Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's are the future of Denver Dining.”
DingingOut - Spring 2008

“Predictable is likely the last adjective to come to mind on a visit to either of Wolkon's acclaimed restaurants.”
Architect Colorado - Summer 2007

“Vesta still has the buzz of a fresh, new restaurant. It's never lost its edge, and though others have tried, no one has replicated its balance of apps and entrees, meats and sauces, hipness and approachability.”
Westword - August 2007

“Let the Big City swells have their popcorn lasers. I'm happier with a place like this, where meat and fire and sauce were all it took to make something totally and wonderfully new.”
Jason Sheehan Critic Review
Westword - 2006

“Chef Matt Selby thinks big, cooks bold, and refuses to succumb to culinary rules or guidelines. He's a gutsy freethinker who does his own thing, and his wonderfully eclectic menu is always an adventure in food culture.”
Avid Golfer - Spring 2006

“Vesta tickles the palate. It remains atop the short list of places we recommend to visitors who need to be convinced that Denver is home to distinctive dining.”
Rocky Mountain News - April 2001

"A fledgling eatery with buzz and big expectations... this restaurant provides a sauce fix."
The Wall Street Journal - January 2001

Day two dinner of "Three Perfect Days in Denver"
Hemisphere's Magazine - United Airlines - July 2000

“Good service, eye catching space.....weird and wonderful"
Westword - March 2000

“A saucy and spirited answer to the ubiquitous sports bars and proliferating chain restaurants of Lower Downtown.”
Travel and Leisure - November 1999

“A locals favorite.”
Washington Post 1999

“Vesta Dipping Grill is the sexiest (in Lodo) with its super contempo design.”
Food and Wine - June 1999

“A satisfying balance of casual coziness and elegant artistry.”
Colorado Expression - Fall 1999

“It's the closest thing we have to San Francisco chic.”
5280 magazine - November 1999

“By far and away the classiest, most delicious restaurant in Lodo.” Four Stars
Bill St. John - Denver Sidewalk - June 1998

“What's Hot in Denver”
Nation's Restaurant News - August 1998

“This spot tingles with excitement, aiming to make eating out what, ideally, it should be - a treat for all the senses.”
Diane Gould - Denver Post Restaurant Critic - May 1998

AWARDS

Best Seafood Dish in a Non-Seafood Restaurant - 2017
Lobster Cioppino
Westword Best of Denver

Best Wine Bar (Reader's Choice) - 2017
Westword Best of Denver

Best Gluten Free Menu (Reader's Choice) - 2016
Westword Best of Denver

Best Bartender (Reader's Choice) - 2015
Kari Cummings
Westword Best of Denver

Best Steak in a Non-Steakhouse - 2015
Westword Best of Denver

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Wine Spectator Magazine

 Maverick Thinkers Outstanding Business Award - 2014
Urban Peak

Best Denver Date Night of - 2013
303 Magazine

Best First-Date Restaurant (Reader's Choice) - 2012
Westword Best of Denver

Top First Date Restaurant (Reader's Choice) - 2012
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

Top Workplaces in Denver - 2012
The Denver Post

Best Dinner on a Monday Night - 2011
Westword Best of Denver

Best Samosas at a Non-Indian Restaurant - 2010
Westword Best of Denver

Top First Date Restaurant (Reader's Choice) - 2010
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

Top First Date Restaurant (Reader's Choice) - 2009
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

Small Business Restaurant Neighbor Award - 2009
Colorado Restaurant Association

Top First Date Restaurant (Reader's Choice) - 2008
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

Outstanding Small Business - 2008
National Philanthropy Day

America's Top Denver Area Restaurants - 2008
Zagat Survey

Best Romantic Restaurant in Denver - 2008
Denver Channel 7 - A-List

Best Way Out West Restaurant - 2007
Westword Best of Denver

Top First Date (Reader's Choice) - 2007
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

One of Denver's Top Twenty Restaurants - 2007
Rocky Mountain News

Best Date Spot (Editorial Winner) - 2006
Best of Citysearch

Number One Reserved Restaurant in Colorado - 2006
OpenTable.com

Best Legs (Longevity) - 2006
Best Wild West Restaurant - 2006

Westword Best of Denver

Best Service (People Choice) - 2006
Best Chef/Matt Selby (People's Choice) - 2006
Best Bartender/Jan Ebersole (People's Choice) - 2006

Rocky Mountain News

One of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants - 2005
Rocky Mountain News

Best Dinner Destination for Impressing a Date - 2004
Westword Best of Denver

Best Place to Impress a Date - 2004
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

One of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants - 2004
Best Place to Impress a Date - 2004

Rocky Mountain News

Best Group Dining - 2004
Best Special Occasion - 2004
Best Bar Scene - 2004
Best Upscale Casual - 2004

Citysearch

Best Romantic Restaurant - 2004
AOL City Guide

One of Denver's Top Nine - 2004
Avid Golfer

Best Group Dining (Editorial Winner) - 2003
City Search

Best Grill Crew - 2003
Best Cheese Course - 2003
Best Dinner After 10pm - 2003

Westword Best of Denver

Best Chef in Denver (Matt Selby) - 2001
Best Place for a First Date - 2001
Most Sinful Dessert (Matty's Daffy Apple) - 2001

5280 Magazine Top of the Town

Best Roast Duck in Denver - 2000
Westword Best of Denver

One of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants - 2000
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

One of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants - 1999 (honorable mention)
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

One of Denver's Ten Best Restaurants 1998
5280 Magazine Top of the Town

Best Place for a First Date - 2000, 1999, 1988
INSite Denver Magazine

America's Top Restaurants - 1999
Zagat Survey

The Best Restaurant in Lodo - 1988
Denver Post

Design Award - 1998
American Institute of Architecture