GT Fish and Oyster

4.7
3149 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 lunch, 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation

LUNCH: Tue - Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm (bar menu available in between lunch and dinner, as well as happy hour from 3-6pm)
BRUNCH: Sat & Sun, 10:00am - 2:30pm (bar menu available in between lunch and dinner)
DINNER: Sun- Wed, 5:00pm - 10:00pm (oysters until 11pm)
Thurs, 4:30pm- 10:00pm (oysters until 11pm)
Fri & Sat, 4:30pm-11pm (oystersuntil 12am)
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Phone number
(312) 929-3501
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Tentori
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Catering


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Cross street
Grand
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Parking details
Valet Parking on Wells for $14 per vehicle daily from 4-10 pm.
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Special events & promotions
To host your upcoming event at GT Fish & Oyster, visit bokagroupevents.com.
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Gift Card
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

GT Fish & Oyster has redefined the American seafood restaurant. Michelin starred chef Giuseppe Tentori has developed a menu that’s half-traditional, half modern, in an ever changing small plates format. Host your next brunch, lunch or dinner with GT and make your event one to remember!

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What Insiders Are Saying

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.
What 3149 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

great spot. bartenders and servers really know how to communicate a great experience using the food, wine, drinks, service, and ambience.. highly recommend.. the oysters are the best in the city and the main dishes are so pleasant and so elegant and tasty.. do not miss!.. you won't regret!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was mediocre at best and overpriced. Fries were soggy, lobster mac had that grainy over cooked/old texture and the crab cake was a pan fried shredded crab concoction you’d expect from Joe’s Crab Shack. We must have caught them on a bad day/time. Strange meal after reading all of the glowing reviews.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our server Hannah was great! All of the food was delicious and fresh and we look forward to coming back!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Oysters and mussels were fantastic.

We ordered the snapper ceviche, where it mostly tasted like avocado and not snapper. Would recommend either larger bites of avocado, less avocado, and more fish.

We also got the whole smoked fish which was just okay. Wasn't too much meat on it and the korean sauce seemed like an odd compliment that didn't go very well. We know that Korean food is hot right now but it doesn't have to be incorporated just because it is hot. Recommend having other sauces to choose from. Just tasted like mayo, ketchup, and sirrachi.

It was nice but wouldn't go back.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Cody was an amazing server. His recommendations for soft shell crab and lobster roll were perfect. We loved that he was gracious with our young toddler and entertained him with the funniest faces ever. Thanks GT Fish and Oyster, we can’t wait to come back!

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1.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I’ve been to this restaurant 4 times and this time I felt the quality of food was not even close to being on par with my previous dining experiences. Portions were skimpy for the price and taste and presentation were marginal. I will not be back.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Geana was on point with her recommendations. The green tea soba noodles and mussels were our favorites. The chocolate cake and pana cotta were both delicious desserts. Attentive service, delicious food. Really enjoyed our first time here.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Our server, Jeana was excellent. Provided good wine recommendations; anticipated our needs, and generally made us feel very well taken care of.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing service and food. Elegant and outstanding.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We went for an early Saturday dinner before a play at the Goodman. The food was very good and the portions reasonable size. Server was OK but runners who brought the food were quite good. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Loved the whole meal and experience. Amazing fish and chips.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Well located seafood restaurant with some good dishes like the fish and chips, soba noodles and clam chowder. Halibut and grilled shrimp were so-so. Didn't order the oysters which given the restaurant name should have been tried.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This restaurant is one of my all time favorites. I have never had a bad experience and been multiple times. The service, food and atmosphere are always spot on. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Food was awesome. Service was even better. All the right food and wine recommendations. And even a cocktail bar for later. Excellent overall experience. Go. Go. Go.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Delicious food and the service was extraordinary . I would definitely recommend to others.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Made me wait for my table even though I had a reservation. The food was mediocre at best and the attitude of the staff was even worse. Won’t ever eat there again.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food absolutely DELISH ! Best wedge salad ever. Rather loud but food made up for it. Nice manager very professionally came by and checked on us.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Kathy and I really enjoyed our dinner and the staff was wonderful as always.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I realize that it was a hot day (in the 90s), but i spent close to $300 to sweat in the bar area. I also did not want to sit in the bar area because its very loud. I had a reservation. If they had told me then they only had room in the bar, then I would have picked a different restaurant. If you are going to charge those prices make sure your a/c works and you have enough room in the dining room to seat those with reservations (or let them know ahead of being seated.)

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We went for brunch and everything we ordered was delicious. I ordered an omelette that was served traditional french style and loved it. Someone else in our group ordered the shrimp Bruschetta which did not fail to impress in taste and appearance. Being a seafood restaurant I expected to spend more than usual on brunch but in retrospect that was not the case as there are plenty of items on the menu that were moderately priced. The price each person paid was between $12-$16 which is comparable if not better than any other restaurant in the area. Although if you wish to splurge on seafood and caviar, the opportunity is there. Someday I will go back for the seafood tower.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Deviled egg with salmon appetizer absolutely divine! We ordered more for the table after placing our initial order.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Our first dining experience, I hope not the last. The shrimp avocado bruschetta was fabulous, as was the rest of the meal. The service was impeccable. We arrived late due to traffic & parking issues and were attending the theater afterwards. The waiters made sure we were served promptly, attentively without feeling rushed. The next time we will allow more time to savor the experience.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

It was my first time at this restaurant and it was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Excellent service, food, drinks and ambiance. You’ll love the selection of appetizers and dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

While visiting Chicago, we were recommended GT by a local chef colleague and it lived up to its billing in every way.
Great food, great service and we can't wait to go back.
Mike and Alison

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Lovely place, food was great and the drinks were awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Treated my mother to a special dinner. GT never fails to deliver. Great food, great service.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I absolutely love this place! I visited Chicago recently and had to come back again with this last trip. This is certainly a neighborhood gem - excellent food and customer service, vibrant scene.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great service, drinks and food! Always a treat!
Lobster rolls are killer!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

They celebrated our birthday with a candle in the oysters... love!

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Took business associates here for business dinner. Service and food was good. My only issue was that the table they sat us at was so close to another table, we had to move it out (luckily we were on the end). It was weird how the hostess took us to the table and didn't seem to notice that there was no room to get in, or take any action herself, so that my coworkers could sit.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Out of town dinner

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We love GT Fish & Oyster. The Oysters are to die fo and the rest of the menu is just as good! Great fish served in unique ways!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great Father’s Day brunch. Everything was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. Very attentive servers, waitstaff and managers. We shared several small plates and then ordered 1 branzino and a lobster mac and cheese which was plenty and we certainly didn't walk out hungry. Oh I must mention the key lime pie...delicious. What a fun evening!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Such a nice place. Great food, amazing service. We went for our anniversary and it was phenomenal. Really made it a special night for us. Highly recommend. Seafood tower was small but very very good as well!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent ,friendly service, nice ambiance,good food and a nice Happy Hour if you like Oysters.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The whole fish was great and would be strongly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Wow. How have I not been here before?!? What a great experience. Chloe was a fantastic bartender (divine drinks) and dinner was simply superb. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great quality meal and friendly service! Cool vibe, casual but sophisticated

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