GT Fish and Oyster
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GT Fish & Oyster is ideal for those who like all the pleasures of the sea. Mandatory oysters to start.
Attentive and friendly service. Clean, spare decor. Tables a little tight. Restaurant week portions a little small; drink prices average to high. Food was fresh-tasting, well-prepared, attractively served and delicious.
Heard a lot about this place and was not really impressed. Even if I remove the expectations I wouldn’t be very impressed. Service was mediocre and the food was just okay. Asked for a booth and provided a table with a seat on the wall that I guess qualified as the booth. The tables were so close together I could grab the salt shaker for a table 3 seats away. Not the best for a nice conversation.
Best shellfish in the city. Our favorite fish joint in Chicago. We even bring our kids here.
Stopped by for restaurant week and it was, hands down, the best experience.
Food portions small!! Left hungry! Order a bottle of wine and had to refill my glass twice and I believe that server should of done that. Was t very attentive! Very disappointed ☹️
We went during restaurant week and the food was fantastic!
Overall, our meal was good, but I have to particularly cite dessert, which was fabulous. I had the Buckwheat Honey Mousse, recommended by my waitress. The menu description does not do it justice- the flavors and textures were amazing. The lobster mac and cheese was good but not great.
Excellent brunch! I did not know Restaurant Week extended to Brunch, but we were happy it did.
The brunch menu for restaurant week featured avocado toast and one of the most delectable and meatiest lobster rolls. The oysters and clams on the half shell were fresh and flavorful. The key lime dessert was the real deal. The chicken and waffles were first rate. Our server Lindsey was so helpful and attentive. I look forward to returning for dinner.
I’m visiting from Florida, my friends and I had a great experience, we sat downstairs in the private event space and had excellent service. I really enjoyed Chicago restaurant week. Thank you for making my trip to chicago extra special.
Came here for restaurant week brunch. Loved the appetizer. The shrimp and grits wasn’t bad but I have had better. The sauce is gravy type and tasted weird. Wish they offered that on the side. The desert was the best part. I would come again just to try their oysters :)
EXCELLENT deal for restaurant week (money compared to dishes on regular menu). Food was prepared well and service was prompt. Went early for brunch (10:30am) and there were very few people in the restaurant. Staff was very attentive, filling waters and asking if we needed anything at regular intervals. Only slight complaint is that the restaurant week menu was very limited with only 2 choices for each course. Overall, a great experience and would highly recommend this restaurant for brunch service.
Seated us 1 hour late and ruined my wife’s birthday dinner. Manager tried to be accommodative by comping the meal and providing a gift certificate, but it was too little too late.
Very late seating despite reservation (50 minutes). But staff were exceptionally apologetic and offered an complimentary appetizer for the inconvenience. Great wine and seafood.
Visited for Restaurant Week.
Our waiter was outstanding! Very personable and made our experience so much fun!
Dishes were creative and light. Dessert is a must :)
Excellent creative food. Service very good, minor mix up with the reservation and they accommodated us. We will be back.
Always enjoy GT, participated in restaurant week and all was good, dessert a bit on the tiny side...
Great dinner and fabulous dessert, buckwheat honey mousse! Very quiet the night we went. We will return soon.
Do yourself a favor and get the lobster bisque. Amazing.
Great food great service good cocktails. Very expensive but worth a splurge
We went for Restaurant Week because it had four courses for $44, with excellent choices for each one. The food was great and the portions were decent size considering it was RW. They also tossed in two small desserts for a birthday and anniversary. Service was excellent, efficient but not rushed. Highly recommended.
We go to GT Fish and Oyster every year for restaurant week brunch. This year was exceptional!!
We sampled almost every item on the restaurant week brunch and every. single. one. was off the charts!! Thinking about going back next weekend...... 😋
Went for Chicago restaurant week 2019. Amazing service, delicious food, great atmosphere. Given the name, we had to get some oysters. They were delightful, but at around 3.50 each, putting a half dozen at no less than $21, they’re on the pricier side of oysters in the city.
We travel frequently to Chicago but we had never tried GT Fish and Oyster... so glad we did! The food and service was exceptional. I tried the restaurant week menu which was excellent. The wedge salad with particularly smoky bacon and pickled onions was the best I have ever had. The grilled swordfish over white beans had delicious flavors with just the right amount of chorizo. My husband had shrimp cocktail and pasta and clam sauce off the regular menu. The shrimp were HUGE, tender and flavorful! The clams were served in the shell and were sweet and delicious. This will be our new go to place for seafood in Chicago. Special thanks to our server, Joe K, who was completely awesome!
We went for my husbands 30th. We had been to a än oyster happy hour before so we just grazed and every dish was good. I don’t actually eat seafood but they tried the linguine with clams, octopus, and tina poke.
Great menu options, perfect for sharing, the smoked scallops were amazing.
GT Fish & Oyster had some of the freshest tasting sea food that I have experienced in Chicago! Highly recommended!
I brought my in-laws for my mother in laws burthday. She loved the experience. That’s a high complement from a person who has traveled the world. Well done! You made me look like a hero!
We almost always sit at the bar. The bartenders are very attentive, friendly, and remember you on the next visit. They give great advice on cocktail recommendations and raw oyster recommendations, too. We almost never leave without having a few staples: lobster mac and cheese, oysters, oyster po boy sliders, clam chowder. But, everything on the menu is great.
Great food, for once in The US, the portions were not huge. Right size, ate everything and did not feel stuffed like a pig, nor was I hungry!
We had a wonderful dinner experience. We were celebrating the completion of my husband’s two week Ph’D teaching class. We had friendly and professional service.
VERY pricey for food that was good, but hardly mind blowing. The dessert, however, was OUT OF THIS WORLD.
Service was so friendly and attentive! We ordered multiple sharing plates, all were very good, but some were items I wouldn’t rush back to order and the portions were small. The tuna poke was fine, not very distinctive esp for the price. Oyster poor boy was very tasty with wonderful flavor and texture although the bread was over toasted so there was a definite burnt taste. Octopus was good but not a must order. The highlight was the Thai coconut soup, would go back just for this item, it was outstanding!!! Plus I highly recommend the Brooks Pinot noir, delicious.
Wonderful dining experience
We were treated to a dinner here because the service and food were excellent. They went above and beyond for us and since we were celebrating my wife's birthday, our server gave her $20 gift card to come back. We will definitely be going back. Oysters and Lobster roll are amazing!
This remains one of my favorite places in Chicago. Reliably great oysters and seafood. Great drinks as well. I will continue to return again and again.
We sat at the bar to enjoy the oysters and wine, great service as always!!!
Went there on NYE by myself. Really liked the food and service here. I had the best scallop I've ever had, and the strawberry key lime pie is just amazing.
Loved the Oysters! Great food options, excellent service. Will go back
We were all surprised how great the food was. Nice dinner out with friends!