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GT Fish and Oyster
GT Fish and Oyster

GT Fish and Oyster Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gtoyster.com
  • Phone: (312) 929-3501
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Oyster Bar open until 12:00am

    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am; Oyster Bar open until 1:00am

    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am to 4:30pm

    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10:00am to 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Tentori
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For Catering inquiries: Please contact Abby Kritzler at 312.238.9896.

  • Special Events & Promotions: For private event inquiries: Please contact Jenny Davis at 312.929.3501.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking on Wells for $12 per vehicle.
A word from GT Fish and Oyster
Brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group, GT Fish & Oyster is an oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery named after chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. Recently named the most anticipated opening of 2011 by Chicago Social Magazine, GT offers both traditional seafood dishes, such as clam chowder, lobster rolls, and fish and chips and modern classics such as stuffed squid with chorizo and saffron rice.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "SO loud. My husband and I had to literally shout to hear each other across the small table. Food was average but very pricey for tiny portions. I get the tapas thing, but the price should reflect that. $21.00 for 2 bites of fish and a cherry tomato. Had to wait forever to get our drinks. Asked for no pork on fish tacos and they came with pork. Wanted a margarita with Patron and they didn't have Patron. Really? They had no name oysters I had never heard of from some river in Virginia. Yikes! Just disappointed on every level."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Second visit here. We were very excited after our first experience. Despite having a reservation well in advance and a note stating it was our anniversary, we were seated in the bar area. The food was superb. We were looking around for refill on our bottle. In his defense, he seemed to have the whole section to himself. Probably would have stayed longer, ate and drank more if we weren't turned off on the seating and service. I would still recommend GT Fish and Oyster based on our first experience, but with a caveat."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The place located just off of LaSalle, has a pretty cool scene. The servers were very nice and thorough. However the food was just ok. We had the oyster sliders which were good but not memorable. The fish tacos were good but I have had better elsewhere. The wild sockeye salmon was ok but not much better than I can prepare. The wine program was good as we had some nice wines by the glass. Overall a little disappointing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Mmy family was in town to visit and they love seafood so I figured I will give GT a try. I went there 2 years ago remembering it was decent, not the best seafood I have ever had but it was decent for Chicago. This time however, I found the food doesn't live up to the hype. The portion was very small. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese since I remember liking it 2 years ago. I didn't remember there was frozen peas (which I might be biased, but I HATE frozen peas) and very little lobster. The tiny pieces of lobster that was in the mac and cheese wasn't even good lobster. I was trying to convince myself that it was good food, but there are many other options in the city to have a better and just as pricey seafood dinner."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "delicious food, great service. excellent experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great seafood - oysters were delicious. Oyster sliders were awesome as was the lobster roll!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed the oysters, though you'd hope an "oyster bar" would do a better job of shucking. Everything seemed to go downhill from there. It took a very long time for the entrées to arrive. When we asked, our server informed us that it was taking a bit longer because I had ordered medium-rare steak for my steak and eggs. Take a minute to think that one over. Anyway, when the mains arrived, the steak was more medium-well than anything...and it tasted quite bland. They did bring us a complimentary order of churros...but I really was left puzzled by the experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "SmAll portions,but excellent otherwise. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This would be one of my only negative reviews after a few hundred reservations on Open Table. To be clear, the food was great, as I have come to expect from GT. My girlfriend and I arrived at 8:29 for our 8:30 reservation. We weren't seated until 8:50. We were put at a 4-top, which is fine, but lacks some intimacy. Service was spotty from our main server. Bus boys attempted to clear half eaten plates twice. Bill was brought, without us asking for it, before we had a chance to order coffee. This was probably my 7th or 8th visit to GT, unlikely to be back for some time."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a nice experience at GT Fish & Oyster. The food was great, and the service was solid. We weren't disappointed by any courses, though we were particularly impressed with the Fish & Chips and the shrimp bruschetta. Oh, and the desserts were yummy also! I just wanted it all to be slightly less expensive."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was very good at GT Fish & Oyster, although the portions are a tad on the small side. You need to order two or three or even four courses to get a meal. Halibut was very nice - at some restaurants the portion size was more of an appetizer. The restaurant is very very very noisy if you are in the front room by the bar. Not a fun experience. We asked to sit in the other room away from the noise but no tables were available without waiting which we choose not to do. It was hard to even hear any specials from the waiters. The restaurant will be fine, just beware of portion size and the noise"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I have now been here 5 times for lunch -- each time I have been shocked at how poor the service is. For a restaurant that charges what they do that is as empty as it is, the lack of attention and poor service is unacceptable."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had dinner here with my wife and son. In from Philadelphia for the evening. As an Interior Designer I loved the hip clean style. I would call it Upscale Boutique Nantucket. As a diner the food was fabulous. Small plates but the quality and flavor overcame that. Drinks were good and the staff was very attentive and informative. I recommend it HIGHLY!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I was lured to this restaurant by the good reviews....for our group - it was OK. Definitely a trendy spot -- but, food was nothing that I would go back for. Portion sizes were small - restaurant was really loud - and service was ok...people should try it - maybe it would appeal to a different demographic than a fifty-something group."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "...with a contemporary twist. Hailing from Cape Cod, found the selections of classics to be delightful (i.e. NE Clam Chowder, Fish and Chips and Lobster Roll). Oysters are kept alive in a tank at the bar until they are shucked to order. Great cocktail, beer and wine selection to compliment the fresh seafood. When the restaurant got unexpectedly busy, the service didn't suffer as other team members filled in the gaps for each others' tables. Will be back again, thanks!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great Oysters, but I didn't think the rest of the food was that great. I had the fish tacos, a fried squash blossom stuffed with fish, some crudo, and few other things on the menu. The food was good, but I didn't think it was a place that I had to go back to. The service was really great and the drinks were good. I think I would go back if I just wanted to grab a drink and oysters at the bar. I wouldn't sit down their again, the bill was very expensive as well."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was pretty excited to try GT fish and oyster, but overall the food was barely mediocre. The cocktails were all right. Our waiter was impossible to flag down he brought our oysters (nothing special at all- I've had way better) and then 15-20 min later he finally came back and took our food order. Long story short- I will not be eating here again and I'm not planning to recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Perfect if you like to share small plates."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a great night for my wife's birthday. The food was fantastic! Everything we ate was amazing, particularly the tuna poke and the fish tacos. Thanks for helping with a great evening!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was a very nice and light meal. It is a great place for a date."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The service and style of the place are very good, but the food is average at best and certainly overpriced. I have heard great things about this place from other people, so maybe my expectations were too high, but I didn't enjoy it at all and I won't go back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food, service, presentation, and wine list. The fish and chips, the shrimp bruschetta, the mussels, the halibut, squash blossoms, and the poor boy oyster sliders were amazing. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I had seen GT Fish & Oyster on a tv spot a few months prior to my Chicago trip and knew it had to be on my dining list. I was not disappointed. The selection of oysters was delightful, and the quality of the food lived up to the picture-worthy presentation. Great service, great experience. This is on my list of Chicago favorites."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "No complaints at all. The smoked platter was particularly fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Despite having a reservation weeks in advance we were initially seated at a high table on barstools. When we balked, we had to wait a bit, and then were seated at one of those tables where on person sits on a bench along the wall. So many tables were packed in there, you were right up against the people at the next table. It was very noisy. The food was inconsistent - some dishes good, others not so good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I arrived punctually at noon and was brusquely informed by the hostess that I would be seated when the other member of my party arrived. She relented when I promised to order a beverage immediately. The room was empty. I politely asked a question about the valet service and what they might be doing with my car and she rudely replied, "I have no answer for that." While the hostess was off-putting, the food was delicious, light and seasonal. The table service was friendly and prompt. I would go back, but I have lowered my expectations."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I booked us brunch reservations for my birthday and was thrilled with our experience. We were among the first to arrive and had lovely seats on the patio. We order our first white negroni and bellini, both delicious, and started with a series of oysters. We love kumamoto, which were part of the options, and our waitress made good recommendations for the others. We ordered the lobster biscuits and gravy and the crab benedict for our meals, and both were excellent. The portions were just right... we arrived hungry after a pretty brisk walk, and we were perfectly satisfied when we left...full but not stuffed. I would love to go back again for lunch or dinner to really experience the indoor atmosphere and dining options. Great find!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner and from start to finish the attentive staff and food was on point. Made a comment on open table about it being a dinner for my girlfriend's birthday and a complimentary dessert and gift card were presented to her. Another notable moment is when the manager came to our table and informed us that the bottle of wine we selected had just been sold out and he selected a true gem of a wine that we both fell in love with. The food was delicious. Every bite was packed with flavor and you could taste the attention to detail from the kitchen staff. We will be back and soon. Thanks for an amazing night!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Having tried Kinmont and GT Fish and Oyster within three days of each other, I would absolutely return to Kinmont, but not to GT. The food was fine, but the atmosphere and service were not up to par."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I finally got to try the brunch and it was as good as the dinner. GT never misses a beet!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food here speaks for itself, its great. Service is just what is to be expected of a high end dining experience. The wait staff is very attentive and accommodating and their support staff picks up on every need."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A group of 5 of us went to GT Fish and Oyster to celebrate a friend's birthday on a Tuesday evening. The reservation went very smoothly and true to their word, we were sitting at a table within a few minutes of arriving. One of the things that distinguishes a good restaurant from a great one is the details. The attendants at GT Fish and Oyster did a great job. From folding our napkins for us while we were using the restroom to never allowing our cups of water to be less than half full, we were treated like distinguished guests. The timing of the dishes was just right, with a new dish or two coming out right as we finished the one before. They even surprised our birthday guest with happy birthday written on her dessert plate!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Noise level inside too high, outside was fine. Food innovative and delicious"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Delicious food. If you love oyster and seafood, this is it! Friend recommended us and we were very happy we went!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very good lobster rolls, salad, and oysters. Server was knowledgeable."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We love GT Fish and Oyster and would recommend it for almost any occasion! The food is unique and fantastic. The servers know the menu very well. You can't go wrong at GT Fish and Oyster."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fantastic seafood and a wonderful foodie experience"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food. Unfortunately, we showed up 15 mins late for a 5:30 reservation for 2 and the unfriendly hostess immediately said she couldn't seat us even though there were at least 5 tables for two (in immediate area) that sat empty the entire time we were there. We sat at the communal space in the bar instead and enjoyed great oysters. We may give it one more try on-time due to the oysters."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great, fresh oysters and salads. A unique take on seafood, very delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "GT fish and oyster has the hotness factor, but not much else to draw us back. Servers were friendly, service was prompt, oysters were good, but this is a place to go impress a date or business dinner. Nothing stands out."
    Dined on 6/27/2014