Denver >Food & Dining > Vita Restaurant
1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO | Directions 8021139.759243 -105.010976
Mon. - Sun. 3pm - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, Highland
Great place, excellent drinks and ambiance and energy. It was easy to talk even though the restaurant had many happy customers. Went for a late brunch on Sunday May 13th with two others. We all ordered the 4 (FOUR) egg omelet which had excellent ingredients and very tasty with great flavor. However, there were hardly any ingredients except a good sized slice of mozzarella cheese. AND the FOUR egg omelet must have been made with 4 quail eggs, as it was not FOUR chicken eggs. We each looked at other in amazement at our.1 (ONE) egg selection. We asked the waiter and the manager came over and explained that it was cooked in a certain type of pan and that's why it didn't look like four eggs. I couldn't believe the explanation. Overall very good drinks and food.
Love at first sight! – This place is awesome! The atmosphere and food are unbeatable! Don't miss the great wine list and yummy flat bread!
Great Venue....horrible service – I visited Vita for the first time on one of Denver's gorgeous 60 degree winter days. It took over 20 minutes to get a glass of wine (it was not busy), I finally had to ask the server if I could order and he rudely told me I needed to wait. The service was horrible, I got the impression that the staff felt we shoudl be lucky to be patrons at their restaurant. I live in the area, Vita has such an ideal setting with a beautiful view of downtown Denver, the perfect summer day hangout. My experience was shared with our fellow patrons that had the same experience. I would think that a local restaurant would appreciate the the business of local patrons and give them an experience they want to come back and enjoy.
DELICIOUS! – We celebrated my bf's 30th birthday this Friday at Vita and it had an awesome time. We had reservations and got there early so had mojitos on the roof top and the view was amazing. Our server for dinner was wonderful, very attentive, and made great suggestions. Neither of us knew if we liked scallops so we tried the scallop app on our servers suggestion and it was absolutely delicious! Our dinners were both tasty, as well. The server heard it was my bf's birthday and gave us a comp champagne toast. The jazz music was great during dinner. Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Vita and cannot wait to go back!!!!!
Our Neigborhood is so great! – I have lived in North Denver my entire life and am sorry to say that I have never experienced Vita until this past weekend. I tend to frequent the "older" neigborhood restaurants like Gaetano's and Rosa Linda's, but heard about this spot from a close friend who swore it would be great for a "special occassion".
My wife, son and I were celebrating my son's 24th Birthday this past Friday night, so we gave it a try. The place was absolutely packed and we had to wait for about 30 minutes for a table. However, once our table was ready, we were all delighted that we were seated in one of their special round booths that we had been admiring for the previous half hour.
Our server Tim was exceptional. My wife tried one of the martinis off the menu and was thrilled, while my son and I enjoyed their Italian draft beer. Dinner was very nice, the only thing that perhaps could have been better was my steak was a bit overcooked. Immediately after dinner a manager approached with a round of complimentary champagne and some very kind words for my son and his celebration, great touch. We had their delicious doughnut dessert and left wonderfully impressed. We will return in the very near future, perhaps on a week night when the roof isn't bumper to bumper!!
Great views, not crowded – I went to Vita for a business lunch. We sat on the rooftop and I was pleasantly surprised at all of the menu options. Three or four items stood out and I decided on a small plate- the ceviche. Very simple, very nicely presented. I also discovered that they use natural chicken- very much appreciated! The only thing that made me sad was that I could not order one of the beautiful summery cocktails going by me. They looked absolutely delicious and I will definitely be back to try one...or three! =)
Atmosphere is a plus, the food is a minus – The atmosphere and service was very nice, but the food was terrible. My shrimp was over cooked and had that rubber texture and taste, and the Tuna Tartar had some parts that you could not chew up. I won't go further. The service and the atmosphere was very nice.
One of my favorite joints in Denver – I have been meaning to write a review for this place for weeks and finally got around to it. I stumbled upon Vita about 2 months ago, wandering around the lower highlands in search of a spot for a late night drink. The dark, seductive lighting and "mood music" playing softly from the outdoor speakers inspired me to give it a go. I was VERY pleased to find out that THESE GUYS KNOW MOJITOS! Rum has always been a "passion" of mine you could say, and when I ordered my Pear Mojito, I was blown away, literally one of the best drinks I have ever tasted. The gentleman behind the bar...who I would later find out is the General Manager...humored me and my cocktail preferences by chatting with me about a cane rum they kept "secret" behind the bar. I cant remember the name, but he allowed me a small taste of this delicious stuff as I enjoyed my drink. So far, so good.
I decided to bring in 2 of my close friends, both visiting from Chicago, for my first go at dinner. The manager was hosting the dining room and recognized my ugly mug right away! A friendly greeting that made me look like a mild celebrity in front of my guests. He showed us to one of their sleek booths, which pleased all of us and created the "mood" that would carry us through our dinner. Our server, Erin, approached quickly and informed us of our wonderful luck. 1/2 PRICE WINE ON TUESDAYS!! As we perused the wine list, Erin assisted our search by recommending, perhaps, the finest bottle of wine I have ever enjoyed. I DO remember the name of this one, the Tor Mast Cabernet. Amazing. Then the food arrived, which was equally exceptional. The Scallops were fantastic, the Steak cooked to perfection, and the best of all was the SeaBass which was the special of the evening. My guests and I were beyond content.
After 2 weeks I decided to try Vita yet again, this time with my buddies from the highlands. We were pleased to find out their rooftop bar and seating area was open! We, again, took advantage of Tuesday night wine special and ordered another bottle of the Tor Cabernet immediately. Even better than the last time! After downing this one pretty fast, we decided to go for another. But tragedy struck; it was the last bottle!!! The Manager happened to be nearby when this happened and hurried over with a humble apology and quick tongue. His startling knowledge of their wines and tasteful sales pitch moved us onto another bottle of Cabernet that was nearly as wonderful. We also discovered that they had made a menu change in the meanwhile, and sure enough, my SeaBass made the cut! Myself and 1 of my guests ordered this, and were just as impressed as last time. My other pal "accidentally" ordered the Mushroom Ravioli, which he did not enjoy. Im not sure how you "accidentally" order the wrong thing, but my careless buddy admitted to his faux pas. When our server discovered this, he had a new menu down on the table within seconds, again with great recommendations. The Pork Tenderloin arrived soon after, everyone was happy. Another amazing night at Vita, this time in the comfort of the outdoor skyline views.
I could continue to rave about this place, but I think you get the picture. Their food, wine, staff, and attention to detail puts this restaurant on the top of my list.
Love the Tuesday 1/2 off – Went there on a Tuesday randomly and I was mildly surprised when I found out everything was 1/2 off that was alcohol. Me and my date took a seat at the bar and the bartender was just perfect: knowledgeable, slightly cocky, quick with the humor, and kept my date having a good time. He even gave us a taster of some moscato d'asti. Every bottle of wine and champagne was 1/2 off the list, from a 30 dollar bottle to Dom Perigon at 400.. that made me smile. We got some food and here's the downside to this fun little nock, its slightly pretentious. I got the sliders and she got the halibut. Her dish was a healthy portion and tasted delicious. Now I know sliders are bar food but looking around I figured I'd get what I pay for. Not so. The sliders are a little smaller than most places and they garnish the plate with chips; garnish. I had to buy a basket of chips just to make it seem like a meal. All in all the decor is great, the atmosphere is lively, the bartender rememberable, but the food portion, for what you pay for, was not.
Great Rooftop Lunch Spot – Vita is my favorite roof bar in Denver. I have had dinner there a number of times and have always enjoyed the food. My girlfriends and I recently had our weekly girls lunch there and really liked the lunch menu (I had the Chinese chop salad, one of my girlfriends had the Cubano pork sandwich, which she loved, two of my other friends shared the tuna tartare and kobe sliders - they were very happy with both). Beyond the food, the roof deck was a great setting for our lunch - we all commented on how great the lunch and experience was and we will definitely be back!
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