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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.

1701 Wynkoop
Suite 105
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
17th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 640-3474

Website:
http://www.stoicandgenuine.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is offered through Union Station

Executive Chef:
Jorel Pierce

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.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Stoic & Genuine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Special Occasion (39)
Creative Cuisine (34)
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Good for a Date (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Casual (17)
People Watching (15)
Fun (14)
Business Meals (14)
Healthy (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Scenic View (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 15 hours ago

Great location and menu

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Stoic & Genuine is an excellent restaurant for seafood and fish lovers. We enjoyed an array of oysters on the half shell, all of which were delicious. Only negative is the long hike to restrooms.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Our Welcome. Service. Food. Wine. Cocktails. Dessert. All amazing. It’s our 2nd time back to this wonderful place and tonight was no exception. We also dine with a very restaurant friendly 2.5yo so to be acknowledged and welcomed as we were is just so appreciated beyond words. We will always return to this wonderful restaurant. Thanks for making our Denver staycation even better than imagined. And especially our amazing waiter tonight. You’re awesome!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

It seemed like the steamed buns had been made earlier in the day & had sat for a while. They weren't soft and fluffy like they're supposed to be. Otherwise, that dish would've been the standout of the evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

This is our goal to place before going to the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert. Plus have stopped in after a Rockies game. Oysters are fabulous. I had the salmon sandwich which was to die for and my friends had the tuna melt and the crab cakes which they said were outstanding.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Not a good lunch spot. Celebrating a birthday - was noted in the rez and restaurant ignored that. Regardless of that food was non existent. Smallest portion of swordfish I’ve even seen in my life for $20. Everything was subpar, service - time to get food, quality of food.
Won’t be back and would not recommend for lunch.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent cocktails, outstanding food and terrific service. Will definitely be back!

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 (Montana)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A great restaurant if you are traveling through Union Station to or from the airport.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent and unique small plates - well prepared by a talented chef. Great location in Union Station. Very good service by our waiter. Everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome. We happened to be there on a perfect 70 degree afternoon in mid-November and ate outside. We'll be back soon...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great cozy quaint atmosphere. Creative plates with original flare.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The quality of the food was excellent--what there was of it. Stoic is not the priciest joint in town, but in the lower part of the upper range. I don't mind paying for a high quality meal, but I do object to paying for it and going away hungry. The appetizer (Spanish Octopus), precious as it was, was barely visible on the plate. My main, poached fish, was about 2-1/2 inches square.

One more thing: I wouldn't describe the noise level as "energetic" but, rather, "extremely loud" (not an option on OpenTable). All four of us agreed that it was difficult to hold a conversation, comfortably-- but that seems to be the way of Denver dining these days. For some reason, restaurateurs seem to thing that deafening sound equates to "lively"...

That all said, I might consider going back to give them a chance to redeem themselves.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Took our New England foodie friends, and they absolutely loved it, esp. the oysters; their slogan is "no ocean? no problem!", and it's not hype - their seafood is flown in daily, and not only fresh but perfectly prepared

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Menu was limited and food was not prepared well. The other restaurants by this group are much better. Maybe these are just growing pains. It was also extremely overpriced.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Server was lovely and knowledgeable, food always creative and exceptional quality. Very accounting to no dairy issues. A few minor issues with bussers spilling oyster juice on laptop bag, removing wrong water glass, etc.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Amazing!!! Everything was fabulous from the appetizer to the salads to the main course and dessert. Don’t miss the signature drink! A must in Denver.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very creative. Great restaurant for any occasion

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The cocktails were great, the appetizer we had was good, and the waitress was friendly. That said, the restaurant was really loud (sounded like club music bass). We like lively, but we were having to shout. We also had a table that I faced looking directly into the kitchen. So behind my date’s head I was looking at a pile of bags of bread, take out containers, rags and a kitchen worker eating off a baking tray in his hoodie before he left for the night. The kitchen mess was entirely distracting so we decided to cancel our entres and go somewhere quieter. At that price point I would expect not to be looking directly into a kitchen is disarray. After we told the waitress we were leaving they did change the music and the noise level dropped considerably. I really wanted to love this place but it just wasn’t for me.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I came here with a friend for a nice birthday dinner and it exceeded my expectations. Our server was nice and attentive, but wasn't super helpful with recommending dishes. They were very accommodating and informed about gluten free options though which was nice. We got the scallop appetizer which was delicious, and for dinner, the surf & turf, which was highly recommended and the rock fish. Rock fish entree was very good, but the surf & turf was over salted for my taste, and not overly impressive. Prices seemed very reasonable to me, and serving sizes were large. I ordered a cocktail for dessert, which was amazing and they comped it for me since it was my birthday, which was very nice, and also gave me a card and free cocktail for next time I come in. Overall, very nice experience. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had the halabut and it was delicious. Oysters for an appetizer they were very good. First time there and I will again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I order the special for the day. The pan fried white fish was served with a rich cream sauce and fries. The food was good but I was surprised that the sauce was bland! This surprise will not stop me from going again. The restaurant is small so reservations are recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had guests from out of town and they are self described "foodies" and very adventuresome. They had been to Denver several times and we suggested Stoic and Genuine. Suffice it to say, S&G lived up and exceeded our expectations and our guests were effusive about the food, service, and overall experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic dinner, food was exceptional in presentation and taste. Prompt service, seated immediately with reservation. Price is higher but reasonable for a special occasion. Portion size is smaller but made up for with quality of meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Amazing ambiance within Union Station and the quaint dining room of a chic and eclectic interior, the restaurants manager Jessica is incredibly accommodating and the staff attentive and welcoming, timing throughout courses is very well done, food was outstanding especially the calamari and surf n' turf, highly recommended all around!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious food and great service

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The calamari was ordinary
Oysters very good
Paella outstanding and creative.
Service was very good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was delicious and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine selection. He took the time to answer any questions we had and made our dinner very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Kristin was Amazing!!!
Spot on with our wine selection & oysters...
Can't wait to go back!!!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My boyfriend and I were in a search for Lobster Rolls. After searching online and reading multiple views we decided your restaurant would be the best dining experience for not only what we were craving for but for us to celebrate our anniversary. We were very disappointed to see that the item we searched for just days before making a reservation is no longer availible. According to our waitress they are unable to update the online menu to the new items they actually serve. We decided to stay and give you guys a shot. For what we paid the portions are very small mostly appetizer sized portions. Honestly, I know we could of had more bang for our buck at other restaurants near by. Service wasn't anything special. We definitely felt like the last table of the night with very little contact from our waitress. There was no recommendations or any conversation of items features on the menu. We were just handed menus and left at the table for about 15minutes before our order was taken. The only plus we got from the dining experience was that we had a reason to visit the beautiful Union Station.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful meal in a delightful environment. The approach to the paella was novel, but very good. Solid wine list . The service was super. Will go back son.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food,service and atmosphere were all tremendous. Only 11 tables which means attention to detail but also maybe a wait even with res. But all is good. Staff is super accommodating and real. Unique items and presentation.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Bar tender was great
Food quality and taste excellent.
A bit on the noisy side. But Friday night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food, slow service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The fish and salad selection for lunch was amazing! And these guys have the best cheeseburger in town, hands down

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

First timers. They have a very creative and delicious cocktail list. Several home made Grannitos really add fun and flavor to a creative cocktails. The one with allspice was incredible. Overall, the food was very good. We had oysters that were delicious. The entree of a New York wrapped ahi filet was creative and delicious, although on the small side. Still had some Palisade peaches for pie, which cannot be beat. The only negatives were where we were seated. Very noisy with kitchen noise, and not very attractive as it seemed like we were in an area that was an after thought. Our server must have had tables in another wing of the restaurant as we didn’t see her often. Will try again, since the food was good.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good Seafood Restaurant. Definitely a bit overpriced. The staff was not as accommodating as might be expected of this level of restaurant. The food was good. Not that many menu options but really good oysters.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of the best meals that I have had in a long time! The food was inventive and unique and incredible all at the same time and the whole experience was just fun. I am definitely going back!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Everything went well and service was great. We sat close to an are that held the dishwasher and it was a tight squeeze for the servers to get by our table.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Our table was ready right away and the staff was very friendly with just the right amount of attention. The portions were just right and the food delicious.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

If you're really hungry and do not eat RAW oysters, this is not the restaurant for you.
They specialize in fresh, flown in daily seafood. Portions are very small but wonderfully designed and prepared. The Surf In Turf is their best dish featuring prime rib with raw tuna carved in the middle. I do not eat raw oysters and had to fill up on corn bread after eating an appetizer and entree.

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