About Stoic & Genuine
Welcome to Stoic & Genuine! Denver’s iconic multi-coastal seafood, oyster house and granita bar committed to impeccably fresh, sustainable, and creative seafood preparations set in the grand ambiance of Denver's newly renovated historic Union Station. An exhibition kitchen opens up to a fresh raw bar with ever-changing selections of shellfish. The beverage program is centered on a creative granita bar, craft and classic cocktails and a broad grower champagne selection by the bottle and glass. No ocean. No worries.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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Valet is offered through Union Station
Private Party Facilities:
Denver’s historic Union Station is the perfect setting for Stoic & Genuine, an iconic multi-coastal seafood, oyster house and granita bar. This is the latest restaurant from the team that brought you Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall including James Beard Best Chef Southwest Jennifer Jasinski and her business partner Beth Gruitch. The full restaurant is available for receptions.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Stoic & Genuine Ratings and Reviews
It was a beautiful day and we sat outsid ...
It was a beautiful day and we sat outside. The food was good and the wait staff were attentive and helpful in helping us choose the right oysters and salad. The service seemed a bit slow but were really were in no hurry. Good place to kick back and enjoy.
Octopus mortadella was excellent. Waterm ...
Octopus mortadella was excellent. Watermelon was creative with bits of bacon. Peaches grilled with beans, interesting. Liked how got the long/thin strand of honeydew melon. Paella moderna is inquest twist. Crunchy rice toast with American seafood, like salmon. Savory broth. Granitas are their speciality alcoholic drinks, infused with herbs or locally distilled liquors.
Overall the place is great. The locatio ...
Overall the place is great. The location is amazing in Union Station and the decor is very hip.
The food is unique and high quality. However, the dessert fell short sadly. The Pie of the day was not set properly and was runny and inedible. The waiter was awesome, but when we first arrived no one approached us, they just looked at us and wondered what we wanted. I made reservations for a special celebration and nothing was ever mentioned or any special treatment was given. So I think I might go back to the bar and see how that goes.
For the most part a very nice experience ...
For the most part a very nice experience, our server did an outstanding job. Food was quite good, and taste met our expectations. My main disappointment was the quantity of some dishes, and therefore my perception of lesser value. In particular was one special of the night, a scollop dish. Quite overpriced in my opinion. As long as price doesn't bother a guest, this is a very good place to visit.
Meh... Had oysters that were fab, but th ...
Meh... Had oysters that were fab, but the peck/halibut offering was unimaginative (rolled up soaking wet cantaloupe coupled w/ equally drowned peach slices, and chewy beans) and bland. Waitstaff was doing the New York hustle and constantly pushing a decision. We thought we could patio the night w/ friends and enjoy conversing and eventually get to dinner, but every single waitperson was abrupt and aggressive - on a very slow Sunday. Clearly the bloom is off the Rose at S&G and I'll stick (if I do go back as there's a ton of other nearby choices) to the oyster bar.
Good but not great. Very very fresh fi ...
Good but not great.
Very very fresh fish, but pretty standard preparations - can't overcome that with trendy venue or modern plate design, though my wife and I appreciate both.
The Surf in Turf is probably the most interesting dish.
The restaurant has an appealing location ...
The restaurant has an appealing location within the busy Union Station development, but the food was expensive and not good enough to justify the price. My entree was halibut wrapped in speck. The speck hardened as it was cooked which made it very difficult to cut and the inner fish was mashed to bits by the sawing required to access it. At the end of the process, the taste was not worth it.
I HIGHLY suggest walking across Union Station and going to Mercantile instead. The food was absoluetly fantastic there and the price was comparable.
Server was friendly and efficient and th ...
Server was friendly and efficient and the food was quite good with imaginative pairings. Main course took far too long to get to us and was not as hot as I prefer when it did arrive. Very limited dessert menu. We sat outside by the fountains and watching kids playing in the water and people watching did occupy our time.
A lovely experience. We enjoyed amazing ...
A lovely experience. We enjoyed amazing oysters from the Raw Bar -- tasted fresh as if we were on the seashore. The tuna tartare with panko mixed in was divine. Mussels were plump and just as fresh, although would have like for the flavor of the broth to have been a bit more developed (the jalapeno and fennel were nonexistent). Overall a very enjoyable meal. We will be back!
We felt the food was limited in choices, ...
We felt the food was limited in choices, small portions, and generally mediocre and very expensive. Having previous experiences at two of Chef Jen's other restaurants, we were surprised that this did not come close to her standards for excellent food. Overall, a huge disappointment.
Excellent small plates, oysters, and ent ...
Excellent small plates, oysters, and entrees. I had eaten here before and wasn't impressed with the paella( a modern rendition). However, this meal was excellent all around. Oysters, small seafood plates, and surf and turf was stellar( tuna inside a small beef filets. Really tasty!
We love to spend celebrate special occas ...
We love to spend celebrate special occasions with a great meal, in the past Chef Jen's restaurants have done a wonderful job of helping us celebrate.
This was our 14th wedding anniversary and S&G kind of missed the mark. The staff was great, very kind and excited to help us celebrate. However the food was a little underwhelming
We started with the Ceviche Granita Parfait. It sounded great but lacked notable qualities. It just came across as bland. We also ordered the Fritto Misto, this one knocked it out of the park. We also had a few oysters which were delicious when accompanied by the creative granitas
For our entrees, my wife ordered the Seared Hawaiian Gamefish and me the Whole Striped Bass. The Gamefish was bacon wrapped but the fish was dry as it could be, she could not enjoy this. When I ordered the whole bass I asked the waitress how user friendly this was because I wanted to spend time with my wife not working away on a meal. She said it’s pretty user friendly so that's what I went with. Turns out this was quite a bit of work for not very much reward. The fish was not very tasty and it was full of bones that I could not navigate around. I can't fault them for my inexperience in tackling a whole fish but I did ask first
To finish we ordered the Banana Bread Pudding Ice Cream Sandwich which was amazing. We also had the special which was a coconut cream pie which did not meet the mark
So all in all about 50% of our meal was amazing, the other 50% was not. In the future I think I'll stick to some of the other Chef Jen restaurants
One other tip, don't set anything down you don't want to disappear. The staff will remove anything from your table that you are not actively eating or drinking. This was rather frustrating after we had ordered a few oysters and several granitas. The minute the last oyster was gone the entire plate was whisked away. We had planned to order more since we had all these great granitas but before we saw our waitress it was all over.
Fantastic menu. Surf and turf is probabl ...
Fantastic menu. Surf and turf is probably the best meal my boyfriend has had since we moved to Denver. My father enjoyed it as well. I had the speck wrapped halibut- amazing flavor. Highly recommend this restaurant!!
The food is good and creative. The drink ...
The food is good and creative. The drinks are very tasty and unusual. For a high-end restaurant, I was surprised that the servers brought all of our appetizers and entrees at once. (We had even requested that they space the dishes). There was no place on the table and it made it difficult to eat the food and enjoy it at a leisurely pace. The restaurant gave us complimentary desserts since we were celebrating birthday which was very nice and generous (and delicious). Overall it was a nice experience.
Time after time a restaurant claims to b ...
Time after time a restaurant claims to be able to prepare seafood in Denver and invariably I'm left wondering if my definition of seafood is from another planet. I have yet to find a place in Denver that has actual fresh seafood and can treat it properly. Stoic & Genuine is undoubtedly on that growing list. The service was great, salads were definitely playful for summer but the entrees fell short. Dry, overcooked halibut that did not marry with the sauce and random peaches that were an afterthought at an attempt to be unique but were incongruous. Again I'm reminded to avoid "seafood" places in Denver. To be fair, I grew up on the east coast where fresh seafood is literally fresh. As in caught that afternoon and on my plate an hour or so later. So with that in mind, it is nearly impossible for anywhere in Colorado to provide that type of quality. With that said there is one place, Sushi Den, that can at least treat seafood properly so I know it is possible. My search for an edible seafood concept in Denver continues.
The evening started out fine (except for ...
The evening started out fine (except for my friend being VERY late for our reservation). Our reservation was very early so when I arrived the place was mostly empty. When my friend didn't show for a while I ordered a drink and appetizer so as to not take up a table that wasn't spending any money. When my friend arrived the waiter kept coming back to the table to see if we were ready to order. He seemed to be getting irritated when we didn't order fast enough. All through the evening he seemed to be rushing us through our meal despite the fact that there were 2+ empty tables next to us the entire time. He wasn't friendly and seemed put off. I have the feeling that a different server would have changed the entire tone of the evening. Or even this guy on a different night.
As for the food, it was fine. There was nothing bad about it but nothing so outstanding that I'll be back. Being a Rioja sister, I expected to love it like I do Rioja even though it's a completely different type of food. Next time I'll go to Rioja.
We had the paella and the halibut. Two very different dishes but both good.
The food was excellent. Our main server ...
The food was excellent. Our main server and bus staff was delightful and attentive. The woman who delivered our dishes to the table, though, left a lot to be desired. She would rush the delivery, state what it was in a very monotone voice and quickly walk away like she had something better to do. Besides her not so friendly attitude, the dinner was delicious.
First Visit here and very enjoyable dini ...
First Visit here and very enjoyable dining experience. Their dishes are unique and very well prepared--I had the Pork Chop and my wife the Lobster Roll and both were very good. Also had oysters which were terrific for an "inland" city. The outdoor dining is spoiled by the somewhat distracting water fountain which becomes a kids play area. We will return!
Great food. The only off putting moment ...
Great food. The only off putting moment of the night was seeing that management allowed Red Bull girls to walk into the restaurant and were giving away Red Bulls to mostly staff. I understand the staff works really hard and probably needs an energy drink, but its the last thing I want to see when going to Stoic and Genuine for a special occasion.
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