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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Noise level inside too high, outside was fine. Food innovative and delicious"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very good lobster rolls, salad, and oysters. Server was knowledgeable."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Incredible service & food. Oysters were amazing! Go check it out, you will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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
  • "Fantastic seafood and a wonderful foodie experience"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great, fresh oysters and salads. A unique take on seafood, very delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is a small plate restaurant but we did not know that when we arrived. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server Agnes, who by the way was awesome, immediately informed us about the "small plate" menu once we told her we had never dined there. We ordered 5 plates as recommended to share for the 2 of us. Each was brought out individually giving us plenty of time to relax and enjoy. Great place with professional and friendly staff from start to finish."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food at GT Fish and Oyster, we had some dishes (eggplant) that we would have never ordered with out our servers suggestion. Our sever and busperson were fantastic and overall had a great meal. It was a little more than we would want to spend for small plates, but it was exellent."
    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
  • "Seafood prepared with a unique slant. Many small plates available so you can get to taste a large variety of this outstanding food. Excellent service. Certainly merits a return visit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and we loved the fish tacos, squash blossoms and sliders! We ordered a ton of food and left full and satisfied. We had a fabulous server as well :)"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We went here based on a friend's recommendation and I am so glad that we did! The service was great - the waiter gave us a lot of drink and food recommendations and they paced the meal well (it is small plates so you don't want to get everything at once) and cleared our plates after pretty much every dish. Everything we had was delicious, but the lobster roll stood out as the best - I almost ordered a second one! The mussels were also amazing! I am not an oyster person, but they had tons of options if you are looking for oysters as well. This is a great find in River North!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our first time at GT and we absolutely loved it! Food was amazing, our waiter was knowledgeable and very sweet. He gave tons of recommendations that did not let us down. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We tried for a while to get reservations here and finally made it. This is a great, rather casual place that offers outstanding seafood. From the fresh oysters through the lobster roll, each of the small plates we shared (my recommended way to eat here) were outstanding. We also tried the fish tacos and an eggplant dish that was very tasty, but was more of a side than a stand-alone course to our taste. Friendly service. Simple black and white decor. We look forward to going back and sampling many more dishes."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "well executed food but service could be friendlier"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great fresh seafood selections with great service!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Disappointed with our recent brunch experience at GT Fish. Starter of various west coast Oysters was terrific, but brunch experience was blemished by the indifference of our server, who over the course of 15 minutes - failed to bring part of our brunch order; then after waving her down, acknowledged that the missing item "would be right out;" then the server vanished; then after another attempt at flagging down our server, she expressed surprise that the missing items had not been served. Surprised? Isn't this her job? After canceling the missing item, we were immediately presented with the check. No apology, no attempt at offering coffee or dessert. By that time, we were so disappointed by our GT experience that we were happy to escape."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Brunch here is wonderfully creative. We only had savory items. Lobster roll, oysters: fresh & sliders; duck chilaquiles. It was all Wonderful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The staff was very accommodating as I had to change our brunch reservation from 4 to 8. There was no wait for our table, but we we had an earlier reservation. It was standing room only by the time we left. Everyone enjoyed their choice for brunch selection, they ran out of the chicken and waffles on our table alone. And although there was a quiche selection, they had run out of that one to. Bring your appetite and good amount of time as it is a relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Just a great place. Food. Service. Always very very good!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Great relaxed ambience. Clam chowder and lobster roll were delicious."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed brunch very much and sent a group over for lunch! Wish I had been in town long enough to join them or have dinner!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Even if you go in thinking you might not like something on the menu give it a try."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had a really wonderful anniversary dinner at GT Fish and Oyster. Not only was the food spot on--but our waiter--Juan, I believe was just great and made a great dinner that much better."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "If you havnt experiences their oyster sliders , then you havnt experienced oyster sliders. This was my first visit and I hope to be going back many more times. Such a cool place with amazing food choices to share. And of course - get the oyster slider if you know what's good for you."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The oyster sliders with the soft bun and the crunchy kimchi was fabulous as was the smoked whitefish quiche. The crust was rich and buttery, the center perfectly 'custardy' and the smoked whitefish was so reminiscent of bacon (for one who hasn't eaten it in years), that I almost cried. The service was spot-on. The lobster biscuits and gravy was not good--tough lobster, dry biscuits and bland gravy."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I celebrated my fiancé's birthday here, and the food was great. Some servings are pretty small, but taste great. Try the Lobster roll, you will not regret it. Also, they will add a candle and write Happy Birthday on their desert, just ask. They also gave her a $20 gift card for our next visit, which was a nice treat."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The oysters were tiny. the Caesar salad was not grilled and didn't even taste like Caesar salad at all. Neither of us took more than 2 bites. The lobster rolls were bad. The lobster pieces in it were very small. The lobster certainly didn't come from the tail. for $28 we expected some lobster chucks. I ordered an Absolute White Russian which was 10% vodka, 3% Kalua and the rest milk. I would discourage anyone from going to your restaurant. We complained to the manager and he was rude. His comment was that the restaurant "wasn't to everyone's taste" insinuating it was our taste that was the problem. ."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • " The menu looked delicious and interesting, but the food was poorly executed and over the top. The grilled white asparagus was especially terrible. There was a group of four of us, all adventurous, and we tried at least nine different dishes. The only thing we would order again were the raw oysters."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We are from New Orleans and therefore know our seafood. This was as good a meal as we have ever had. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and his advice on the menu perfect. The food preparation was exquisite. Squash blossoms stuffed with crab. Amazing. The octopus, perfect, tender and delicious. Every offering was special. It was the best meal of our trip and we will make this a permanent addition to our Chicago "must do" list."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Other restaurants in Chicago should have their staff come and dine here so they can see how it should be done. Great service by a very friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable staff. I have dined here many times and the seafood here is always the freshest in the city. Always a great selection of oysters that tasted so good with his Smoulder Sauce. Chef GT always continues to make these amaze me with his creative dishes. We started with sunfish ceviche that was so good it made a rough day melt away. Then a couple amazing small plates, the grilled sardine and grilled white asparagus. Then a lobster Gnocchi that was a rock star. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My collegue and I dined at the restaurant as part of our ASCO trip, we're from the UK. We've never been to a restaurant like this before. The waitresses were excellent at guiding us through the menu and recommending dishes. All of our dishes were delicious, flavourful and presented excellently. It was the best meal that we'd been to throughout our trip. We even popped in for lunch one day to have their clam chowder which is gorgeous. Highly recommended. Pity there isnt one in Cardiff, Wales Uk!!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014