GT Fish and Oyster

4.7
3419 reviews
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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 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe was our server and he was outstanding. He is such an asset to this establishment.

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DE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real Chicago gem. A great wine list. Fantastic staff. Amazing food, especially the oyster selection.

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CG
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GT is by far the absolute best! Best selection of fresh oysters, and the oyster sliders are amazing as well as the seafood tower!
This was my first time for Brunch and I will be back! Lobster Benedict is hard to find ,do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this delicious dish. I had a hard time deciding on an entree after a selection of oysters,because everything coming out of the kitchen looked so good!
I have been coming here since they opened years ago and I will return again for brunch!

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N
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious. We wish the portions had been slightly bigger. The octopus was barely a 3 inch piece of single octopus leg for 26$ although perfectly cooked and tasting phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The general manager, Dana, was great. We sat at the bar because tables were running late. She and her staff could not have been any nicer or more gracious. Fantastic experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go frequently. They continue to not disappoint.

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New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great service and tasty food. The wine list is very good as well, with many wonderful options to go with your meal. I did find that the food was a bit salty, not overly salted like some restaurants are doing now. After making that comment to the server, we found our next dish just fine in taste.

I've enjoyed this restaurant and would go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 5 celebrating our daughter’s bday. The server made this fun and fabulous. She made wonderful suggestions. We had a dietary restriction that was take. Seriously. So many other restaurants do not adhere to that!!great night was celebrated by all !!we will be back

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love GT Fish. Everything on the menu is always delicious and they are always so accommodating when it comes to my diary allergy.

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KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coming from Boston, this was some of the finest seafood in the Chicago area. Smoked plate was terrific, good wine selection too. The lobster bisque was the best.

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AF
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server, Katie, FABULOUS!
Food: Delicious
Tables on the wall too close together back to back. Constantly hitting chairs with tables on either side
back or front. Knocking chairs!

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m
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Japan.
Sea food is very good,especially shrimp.
Price is treasonable and I want to visit again when I will come to Chicago.
Thank you!

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, followed by great food. Shrimp bruschetta was different but a unique and delicious taste, we loved the fish tacos and the mussels, plus a treat of a side of French fries. Finally, a fabulous piece of strawberry key lime pie. A 5 star experience.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. I highly recommend it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We arrived on time but had to wait 35 min for our table and then were seated at arguably the worst table (in the bar area, not the main restaurant and right next to the door). We were given a free small appetizer but this does not make up for the extremely long wait and bad table. At least they could have comped the drinks we ordered in the 35min we were waiting and sent out the app during that time as we mentioned we were quite hungry.
Once we got the good it was great but I will still think twice before coming back.

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were waiting for a table for 40 min on our reservation, but the staff comped our drinks, which made up for the wait. Overall it was an amazing experience as always. Food was fantastic.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood tower is amazing! Had a great selection of fresh oysters! All of the food was fresh and great tasting!

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PG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff were super professional and the food was delicious.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place!

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melt in your mouth seafood! It is pricey, but the vibe is not pretentious and the service is exceptional!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excelente lugar. Muy amables todos. Lo mejor fueron las almejas y el key lime pie

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CG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in the mood for oysters and this looked like the best place in Chicago to get some. They had a nice variety of West and East coast oysters, which were excellent, but in addition to that we enjoyed some delicious clam chowder, one of the best crab cakes I've ever eaten, and topped it all off by sharing a lobster roll. Yum!

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c
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the customer service was outstanding from first interaction till last. Valet parking was quick and easy. There was always someone checking in and making sure we had what we needed. Our main server was helpful with recommendations and suggestions since it was our first time there. We had a variety of fresh oysters which were all good. The grilled octopus was good too. Snapper ceviche was okay. The standout was the mussels with tomato sauce and sourdough bread. YUM!!! They have a avery interesting cocktail menu. I decided on a cocktail with date syrup that was kinda like an old fashioned and i really enjoyed it. It is a bit pricey (like $200 for two people for food, drinks, tax, and tip) but it was well worth it for a great meal at a great place.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was perfect! Spectacular service. We will be back soon

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting from New York we were told this was a terrific resteraunt to take my brother and sister in law. The nose level was a bit tough but the hostess found us a tackle that was a bit quieter. We all shared the appetizers and they were all delicious.. The main courses were not as successful. The taco was too bitter. The waiter messed up or lobster roll order and although it was good not as delicious as the classic mayo would have been. The only two negative were that we had a waiter that, although friendly, interrupted or toasts and conversions frequently and that the courses felt rushed.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Overpriced . For an oyster bar, subpar.... do not recommend.

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Chicago
140 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The wedge salad was delicious and large enough to share. I had the mussels for my entree, and was greatly disappointed. The red sauce, while homemade, was way too salty. I couldn't drink enough water for the rest of the night. My husband enjoyed the scallop entree. We shared the strawberry key lime pie for dessert which was very good. This was our second visit, which was not as good as our first. I doubt we'll return, simply because of the over salted marinara sauce.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server but I don’t remember her name. Oysters were phenomenal-Pink Moon was our favorite and was recommended to us by the server (thank you!). I really liked the “pace” at which our food came out. Oysters first, then both apps, then more oysters (that we again ordered!), and then entree (which we ordered after). Lots of restaurants will just throw it all out at once.
Shrimp Bruschetta was our fave.
Very comfortable restaurant. Hostess and staff were all very welcoming. Will definitely recommend this restaurant and come back the next time we are looking for seafood “fine dining”.

Thank you!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable, great value with respect to the type of dining, quality of food, service, and price.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service was incredible. The server and hostess were beyond nice and they even gave us a $25 gift card for our next visit. I’ll definitely be back

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great drinks. Service was fast and friendly. First time there and loved it!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The staff and the food are amazing!!!

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Used to be my favorite restaurant and I would go there once a month but after today's service I don't think I'm coming back at least for a while.

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New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great lobster rolls and fried onions!!

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e
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE GT's oysters on the half shell. always a great variety, fresh out of the sea. adore the fish and chips too...

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t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my sister to one of my faves for her birthday and everyone enjoyed it. They did charge me a cake cutting fee for the BYOCake but not a deal breaker. The lobster roll is their mic drop dish. Get it hot so it’s all lobster and butter. Yummy!

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s
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. The contemporary room reflects the contemporary food coming out of the kitchen. The elegant preparation of buttery Hamache crudo paired with radish had the perfect melt in your mouth and crunch combination. The shared octupus starter also blended flavors and textures enhanced by the subtle harrissa sauce beneath each piece of octopus. Mussels were plump and plentiful in a wondrful tomato/basil sauce accompanied by toasted thick slices of excellent bread.
Service ws attentive without being intrusive.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It's a popular place so expect it to be busy and for service to be on the slower side. We sat at our table for at least 10m before anyone came by. Given the pricepoint one would expect more attentive staff. Regardless, the food quality is exceptional and good ambiance.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional.

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