1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202 | 303.640.FISH
flown in daily.
FRESH IS EVERYTHING
READ OUR STORYOur StoryIt can’t be faked. You know it when you see it. And smell it. And taste it. Fresh is everything. At Stoic & Genuine, fish, oysters, and happiness are flown in daily. This is the newest restaurant from the Crafted Concepts team of Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, who have already made their mark on Denver with Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen. We are a multi-coastal seafood house and oyster bar committed to impeccably-sourced, sustainable, creative seafood preparations, located in Denver's newly renovated historic Union Station. An exhibition kitchen opens up to a fresh raw bar with offerings that update constantly. Join us in the bar for a refreshing granita, craft and classic cocktails, or select from our estate wine list. Above all, enjoy fresh seafood flown in daily. No ocean. No worries. Our PeopleJENNIFER JASINSKI | Proprietor / Executive Chef"I believe you get out of things what you put into them." Jennifer Jasinski worked her way through the Culinary Institute of America, waiting tables on campus during the week and apprenticing in the famed Rainbow Room kitchen in New York City on weekends. Her impressive restaurant credits include sous chef at Postrio, San Francisco; café chef at Spago, Las Vegas; executive sous chef at Granita, Malibu; executive sous chef at Spago, Chicago; and corporate chef at Wolfgang Puck Food Company.Denver’s first James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013, Jasinski’s other restaurants, Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall are consistently listed among the top restaurants in Denver. Jasinski has been named Chef of the Year, Best New Chef, Rising Star and more in Denver Magazine, Restaurant Hospitality, Nation’s Restaurant News, The Denver Post, eater.com and 5280 Magazine.BETH GRUITCH | Proprietor / General ManagerAfter managing Chicago restaurants Bistro 110 and Voila, Beth Gruitch found herself back in Colorado as the general manager of Panzano in 1999. There she met Jennifer Jasinski. Together, they led the restaurant to be consistently named one of Denver’s best for food and service.Gruitch and Jasinski opened Rioja, Euclid Hall, and bought Bistro Vendôme. All three are consistently listed amongst the top restaurants in Denver by the Rocky Mountain News, 5280 Magazine and the Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide. Rioja has been annually awarded four stars by AAA since 2008. “It doesn’t matter if you’re running a diner or a five-star restaurant,” she explains, “it’s all about being proud of the product you put out.”JOREL PIERCE | Chef de CuisineDenver-native Jorel Pierce graduated from Johnson and Wales University and went on to work in kitchens as diverse at Willie G’s in the Mile High City and Le Manoir aux Quat Saison in Oxford, England. At Rioja, he was promoted from line cook to sous chef. From there he became Chef de Cuisine at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen.Westword named Euclid Hall “Best New Restaurant” and named Pierce “Best Rising Star Chef.” 5280 Magazine also included Euclid Hall in their roundup of Best New Restaurants. In 2014, Pierce received a nomination from the James Beard Foundation for Rising Star Chef of the Year.ALAINA SILVA | ManagerBorn in Berkeley, California, Alaina went to high school in Auckland, New Zealand. She returned to the states to attend UCLA where she wrote her honors thesis on California Cuisine and the Communication of Chefs Surrounding their Local Food choices. In 2011, a promotion with the Hillstone restaurant group brought her to Denver joining the Rioja team in 2012. She has made her home in the Mile High City and enjoys the mountains, snowboarding, Denver’s progressive culture and burgeoning food scene.About the restaurant business, Silva says, “When you leave a long, fifteen hour shift with a big old smile on your face, I think you can confidently say you've found the right line of work!”Our SpaceNestled in Denver’s revitalized Historic Union Station, Stoic & Genuine is intimate, energetic and alive. An inspired design includes a sand fence screening, fishing net glass floats, inventive banquette and bar seating, and a 40 seat patio that overlooks the majestic Union Station plaza fountain.
Jennifer Jasinski and Jorel Pierce bring you a modern take on seafood that is sometimes innovative, sometimes classic—but always fresh. Classic New England lobster rolls and raw bar crudo creations. Whole Maine lobsters by the pound and fried clams. Impeccably-sourced oysters from both coasts. Even a Hangtown fry burger. We invite you to sample the menu and discover your personal favorite.
If OpenTable does not show an available table at your preferred time, we suggest you call the restaurant at 303.640.3474 to take advantage of last minute cancellations or first come, first served raw bar seating. Parties of 5 or more should also call the restaurant directly. Stoic & Genuine offers 62 seats in the dining room and an additional 40 seats on the patio.
Please inquire about events and private dining at Stoic & Genuine or catering at your home or venue by the Stoic & Genuine team by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the year, Stoic & Genuine will host unique celebrations and rotating culinary events. See below for the upcoming schedule.
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1701 Wynkoop Street
in Historic Union Station
Denver, Colorado 80202
Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Street and off-street parking is available throughout Lower Downtown. Valet parking is directly in front of Denver Union Station.
Stoic & Genuine is just to the left of the Great Hall of Denver Union Station when you’re viewing the station from Wynkoop Street. Look for our logo above the door, just past the plaza fountains.From all Downtown hotels:
Get on the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle and take it to Denver Union Station.From the south suburbs:
Take I-25 north to the Auraria Parkway exit. Auraria parkway turns into Market Street. Take Market Street to 17th Street and turn left toward Denver Union Station.From the north suburbs:
Take I-25 south to the 20th Street exit. Take 20th Street to Blake Street. Turn right and proceed to 17th Street. Turn right to Denver Union Station.From Cherry Creek or Washington Park
Take Speer Boulevard north to Wazee Street. Turn right on Wazee and proceed to 17th Street. Turn left on 17th Street to Denver Union Station MEDIA CONTACT:John Imbergamo
The Imbergamo Group
email@example.com CREATIVE TEAMArchitecture and Design: Boss ArchitectsGeneral Contractor: Jordy ConstructionBranding and identity: Karsh HaganOriginal art: Lui FerreyraMillwork: Fin Art Co.EMAILPlease do not use any of these email addresses for reservations. To make a reservation, click here. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.640.3474Co-owner, Beth Gruitch
email@example.comExecutive Chef/Co-owner, Jennifer Jasinski
firstname.lastname@example.orgChef de Cuisine, Jorel Pierce
email@example.comGeneral Manager, Alaina Silva