GT Fish and Oyster

4.7
3306 reviews
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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 brunch and dinner, and 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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The Infatuation
7.8

GT Fish & Oyster is ideal for those who like all the pleasures of the sea. Mandatory oysters to start.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

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LB
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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HN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

VERY pricey for food that was good, but hardly mind blowing. The dessert, however, was OUT OF THIS WORLD.

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w
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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c
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar to enjoy the oysters and wine, great service as always!!!

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S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Oysters! Great food options, excellent service. Will go back

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DR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were all surprised how great the food was. Nice dinner out with friends!

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TH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a date night with my 11 year old little girl..

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment. Very attentive staff. Scott, the server, helped make our experience better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, service fantastic. We call GT our “we can’t get to the East coast to get our seafood fix” spot. Delicious. We will be back for sure.

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V
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was a special occasion for our family. It took 3 times for my order to be done correctly even though the waiter wrote specific instructions on the order ticket. Food was ok - certainly not for a special lunch.

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent oysters and jumbo shrimp. A bit pricey.

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ER
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! One of the best meals. Found it on a Grant Achatz list of restaurants and did not disappoint.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bunch! Food was excellent and service on point! Could not have asked for more!

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Well prepared and extremely tasty! A bit pricey but all in all excellent!

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RH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!

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g
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was incredible. The service was outstanding and props to the chef and the freshness and presentation of the dishes. A must to dine at when in Chicago!

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable restaurant with good service. However the value equation seems to be off. Little expensive for the amount and quality of the food.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Oysters were the high point. Fresh and succulent and meaty. No real wait time. Juliana the maitre d’ / hostess was WONDERFUL!

Meal however was average. Portions of octopus appetizer small for price. Fideo was mediocre as far as taste. Portion meager. Pre-cracked crab legs had by wife was better choice.

Wine list great. Wife had L’Olivieto Pinot noir which was excellent recommendation

I’ll be back because of oysters but will likely try other dishes.In spite of four courses including Buckwheat honey mousse (superb) I left hungry

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CS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent (did a great job dealing with some weird food allergies at our table), the food was outstanding as always, the wine list is excellent. This time I had the Clam Chowder and the warm Lobster Roll...OMG I am salivating just thinking about it! GT Fish & Oyster never disappoints. I have been many times in the past and every single time have left with the same impression.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding but I ranked it lower because one dish, the swordfish, was undercooked. We notified the server and she sent it back. Several staff came by and gave us an appetizer but there was no more communication about the status of the entree. Eventually, we asked to cancel it but there was not one coming anyway. So, that was a bit confusing and although we were not charged, I’m not sure what the deal was with that. I figured they’d cook it or bring another one out. All other items were great, but I felt bad that the issue happened with one member of our party with no explanation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. Always good. I count on it ..

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So we’ve been going to GT Fish and Oyster for a while now, and it’s literally always amazing, tonight was exceptionally amazing - we had the snapper ceviche (the total star of meal), some tuna poke, fish tacos, and branzino- all amazing! Seriously true snapper was beyond amazing... so. GOOD!!

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CD
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time - Boka Group has another hit on their hands. Dana at the front and our server Eric could not have been better. We'll be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server literally could not have been worse which is a shame because the food was delish

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B
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Loud, semi-pleasant, pricy. Ordinary non- careful food.

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m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We went couple of days after Thanksgiving and ordered the seafood tower. The crab tasted old and dry -- not certain if it had been frozen or there was simply low turn around during the holiday week but I was very disappointed in the freshness of the seafood.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Our waitress was knowledgeable ether service was excellent. We enjoyed the evening immensely.

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LF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the seafood and it was fresh.
The service was really good as well.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Portions were small. Crab legs tasted like they were frozen. Seafood tower was WAY overpriced and mediocre.

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Y
Jackson Hole
39 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GT is a family favorite. We come for the fun cocktails that lead into delicious oysters and other fun eats. A very fun night out! We come as a group of 6-8 every year after Thanksgiving and have a blast!

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t
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food !

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s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every thing was delicious, but disappointed that you use canola oil in your dressings & sauces. It changes the taste & is bad for you. Only Non GMO products should be used at an expensive Trendy restaurant like GT.

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l
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The clam chowder was excellent

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WH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced mediocrity

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time we’ve been in awhile. Food, service, everything was MEH and prices high. Won’t return.

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