GT Fish and Oyster

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group, GT Fish & Oyster is an oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery named after chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. The sharable menu contains both traditional items as well as many seasonal, original dishes created by Chef and his team. GT was named one of Travel and Leisure's Top 20 best seafood restaurants in America in 2013, and Chef Tentori was named Chef of the Year at both the Jean Banchet Awards and in Chicago Social Magazine in 2012. GT is open for dinner and offers a Happy Hour menu from 4 PM-6 PM, Monday-Friday. In addition to its 90 dining seats, the restaurant contains a 20 seat bar where you can sit right across from all the shucking!
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join GT Fish and Oyster for your New Year celebration. We will be featuring our menu a la carte. When the clock strikes midnight we will celebrate with a complimentary sparkling toast! All reservations will be given a 15 minute grace period if this is exceeded will be placed back onto our wait list.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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4.7based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. A bit pricy but terrific food and a different place to entertain out of town guests.

LP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been craving more mussels ever since! The best we’ve ever had!!

P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

PH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food - fish and chips for us, at a reasonable price - for Chicago.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott our server and Jasmine the manager offer consistently exceptional service! Impeccable food. Always a pleasure!

MM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A little loud at times

AG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of our favorite places. We hadn’t been in a long time though... was a little disappointed to see how small the menu seems to have gotten, but understand why and the overall food and service was still amazing and fulfilling.
Our server was so kind and lovely.

JH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a wonderful time!

Great food!

Outstanding service!

A
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fabulous! First time I have LOVED trout! Have ordered in Canada and other places that bragged about their trout and never been impressed until last night. Was amazing and will be back again soon! Crab cake also fantastic!

GF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time for our pre-wedding dinner. The service was outstanding. Food was amazing. Awesome night on that rainy Tuesday.

n
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Oysters and mussels were quite good, but other dishes fell flat. My sea bass was particularly underwhelming. The interior could also use updates (drapes perhaps?) as some as the glass views look out onto a parking garage or shoddy nearby buildings.....who wants a glass view of a parking garage, it's not the riverfront. While the food was priced similarly to surrounding restaurants, the "value" wasn't there for what we had.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food an dservice; great spot and will return. Close azul tequila was perfect pairing.

R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like I had made a great find! Food and service were terrific! Will plan a return visit soon.

A
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience and one of the yummiest Trouts ever!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointing. Seafood was bland and watery, including the stone crabs. Oysters were not cold. Salmon crudo was so bad we sent it back. The shrimp cocktail was great. It had been about 7 years since our last visit. No need to go back.

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had an 8:30 reservation for our anniversary. We were not offered a table until 8:45, and the table was in the bar area. We chose to wait for a table in the dining room. Ten minutes later we were offered another table, but it too was in the bar area (not sure why considering we refused the 1st one). We were finally seated at 9:10. This put a damper on our experience, but the server was amazing and was nice enough to bring us a couple of glasses of Cava (not Champagne) to make amends.
The quality of the seafood was great, and we enjoyed our oysters and appetizers (chowder, hamachi and shrimp bruschetta). My husband enjoyed mussels as his entree, and I had shrimp and squid gnocchi. I just found the gnocchi entree to be a little bland but it was excellent quality seafood and preparation.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would go back again

T
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The food at GT fish was prepared nicely with unique flavor in the sauces. We had a manger come around and check on us a couple of times, which I appreciate. The ambiance was minimal with open tables, noisy, and packed close to the adjacent table. We had our 10 year old daughter with us and there was almost nothing on the menu for her. She had a crab leg and french fries. My wife had the 3 salmon dish and I had the trout. Both of these dishes were tasty and served ala cart.

I felt for what we had, meal wise, it was overpriced.

JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the finest quality seafood in Chicago and prepared in unique ways. It's a few notches above your typical oyster/seafood bar.

MS
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay, but pricey for what it was. Service was very good. You very much feel like you are sitting in a crowded, noisy bar instead of a restaurant.

KD
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful spot with fantastic oysters. Had a martini that was perfect. The smoked fish platter was incredible. Alex took great care of us.

OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from the moment we walked into the door. First, we were seated (as requested) in a cozy, corner booth area. Second, our server was out of this world - knowledgeable on food and wine, impeccable on timing, polite, professional and clearly interested in making our experience enjoyable. Third, the food was utterly fantastic.. Appetizers (oysters on the half-shell, shrimp bruschetta, devil egg w/ smoked salmon and caviar, and crab cake (best ever eaten)). For dinner, we chose the Salmon entree and Gnocchi with Shrimp and Squid. Both wonderful. Why stop there when you can order a Chocolate Cake my husband rated as top 5 in his life -- says a lot given his love for chocolate, and a wonderful Tawny Port. If we were forced to find a complaint, we'd suggest additional beer options. My IPA lover husband, found the menu limited.. an itsy-bitsy piece of constructive criticism. All in all-wonderful! We'll be back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great

SS
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food is as good as ever. Unfortunately the service is not on par with the food.

JA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a group of 6 for business dinner and it was a great time,we will return. The food was awesome!

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was delicious. My dining partners deemed the oysters “outstanding.” Noise level a little too loud for us, but they moved us immediately upon request and were very gracious. They did not rush us, so it was a lovely long, relaxed, and enjoyable dinner.

S
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Always treated well at GT. Appreciate the menu adjustment for low-sodium diet and the excellent guidance on wine selection. Food was tops, but salmon a little underdone for our tastes. We’ll be back.

r
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service. The chocolate dessert was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a good dining experience with friends. The staff and food was incredible. Amazing hospitality, staff worked as a team and made it a special night.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with friends. We dined in the Whale Room, very cool but disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the main dining room.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun.
The owner and my husband had a great time discussing bourbon and scotch.

AD
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was our second time there and we really wanted to love it just as much as the first, but it is just hard for us to recommend this place after this last experience. We ordered a fish dish off the menu and then after our first course came we were informed the kitchen ran out of the fish. We decided to pick something else off the menu we we were not really that excited about. They tried to make up for the missing dish by giving us a side of broccoli, however when the check came they charged us for the side dish. After some conversation that we didn't actually order the side dish that came, they took it off the check. Bear in mind, this all happened after we waited 25 minutes for our table (even though we had confirmed reservations). It was just a weird night and its was our anniversary. I just feel like the polite thing that should have been done when they tried to give us something they charged us for would be to take off the dish that we ended up ordering when they were out of the first dish. We ate and drank enough on the bill it seems like that gesture would have gone a little further. We don't normally scrutinize the bill but the way things went my husband thought to do it and I think it's a good thing.

d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Poor wine list!!

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 21st anniversary at GT Fish and Oyster. What a delight. We were greeted with glasses of Champagne and a warm welcome. The service was perfect and the food was amazing. I highly recommend the crab cake and the mussels. We will be back very soon.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our server rushed us and felt very cold. One of our guests ordered lobster bisque and he brought out clams chowder. When we told him we had actually ordered the lobster he tried to tell us that we were wrong and ordered clam chowder.

JE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place I enjoyed it with my wife for our Anniversary

DB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent business dinner. Great food with solid service.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent place for dinner. The staff did a great job to take care of me. Definitely get the smoked fish platter. It is excellent!!

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The happy hour oyster selection was outstanding as to quality and price!
Dinner fish was excellent. I'll be back for more.

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