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

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About GT Fish and Oyster

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.

531 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5pm - 10:00pm; Oyster Bar open until 11:00pm

Thursday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Oyster Bar open until 12:00am

Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10:00am to 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 929-3501

Website:
http://www.gtoyster.com/

Catering:
For Catering inquiries: Please contact Abby Kritzler at 312.238.9896.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking on Wells for $14 per vehicle daily from 4-10 pm.

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe Tentori

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
For private event inquiries: Please contact Jamison Miles at 312.929.3501.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year's Eve at GT Fish & Oyster. We will be serving our regular a la carte menu.

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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!

GT Fish and Oyster Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (48)
Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (45)
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Creative Cuisine (34)
Fun (31)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Business Meals (18)
Tapas (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Authentic (15)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Casual (14)
Healthy (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Comfort Food (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Scenic View (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Sensational food and super-cool staff at this seafood–centric scene.
Love it every time! Enjoyed the sparkling rose (which as trendsetters, they’ve poured since their inception and I still love), shrimp bruschetta with avocado and a little kick, BEST mussels marinara ever (!) Period. A perfect amount for 2 plus 8 delectable slices of buttered toasted challah-like toast to soak up all of the chunky tomato sauce. (Not grilled with burn marks which I hate). Total Perfection! Equally prepared to perfection is their lobster roll - BEST EVER! Typically I enjoy it here chilled with mayo and celery but now that it’s cold out they offered a brilliant surprise second option to serve it warm with butter in the same delectable sweet bread toasted and a generous pile of their signature onion strings (to die for!) and pickled veggies (so so). I would prefer a small fresh fruit salad or some lightly dressed lettuce and tomato or medley of tomatoes or a green veggie or fresh veggie medley over the pickled beets, etc. But least of my worries cause we were SO full of pleasure and contentment. Service is excellent, plenty of servers to wait on us throughout. Kudos to the owners, staff and chef for their committed dedication to excellence! :)

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Healthy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Freshest oysters I've ever had in the midwest! Service was outstanding and honestly there wasn't anything we ordered that didn't taste great. Dessert is a must and you have to order the Pb & J Panna Cotta! Will be back again very soon and looking forward to trying out brunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Spicy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was my second visit. I liked it very much the first time, and I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t a fluke. It sure wasn’t! The food is delicious. The oysters are half price after 9 PM! They tasted fresh out of the ocean. Chloe, my server, was absolutely terrific. She dealt with my allergies with grace and creativity. All the staff are friendly and warm. I love it here; it is now my go to place every time I am in Chicago.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Healthy, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was really nice, and service is fast and prompt

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I have dined here several times, so we decided to take my parents here to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. As usual, GT did not disappoint. The food and service were fantastic and the waitress even gave my parents a special gift when we opted out of ordering dessert (which I’m assuming was going to be one the House). It’s extra things like this that make a restaurant standout. Thank you GT for another great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

From the moment we walked in the service was fantastic. Our table was ready and our server Curtis was amazing! He paired wine for our dishes and was so very attentive. Love GT’s and will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sin duda un lugar para regresar y recomendar

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great service. There was one item that I wanted but didn't see on the dinner menu. I asked if it was possible to order it none the less, and they said yes. Great. Absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a great spot for brunch!! one of my favorite parts of the experience was actually dessert...Chocolate caramel yum! the cake was delicious, the ice-cream wonderful.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A relaxed place with great seafood. Fantastic raw bar, delicious fried oyster po’boy slider, yummy lobster roll. I could eat the entire menu here in one sitting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My two friends and I had our annual reunion dinner at the cozy corner table which was perfect for catching up. We shared oysters, fish tacos, a cold lobster roll, crab cake, enhanced by dirty martinis. Yum. All the staff at GT Fish and Oyster are professional, attentive, and pleasant. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was very good to excellent, great for sharing small/medium plates.
We got 4 plates, which was perfect for two. Additionally, I have a gluten sensitivity and our server was extremely accommodating, both with recommendations and menu changes. Highly recommend. The only thing I can say negative about GT's was the "small pours" with wine, but with that being said, we will go back again the next time we are in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fabulous meal & amazing service. Joe, our server, made great recommendations — especially on the oyster selection. GT Fish & Oyster remains one of my favorite Chicago restaurants.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was an amazing. The atmosphere was great and the servers went above and beyond. There was never a moment that we were idly waiting. At the end of dinner they offered my girlfriend a complimentary dessert and had it decorated to celebrate her birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Used to love this place. Thought it was just blah. Nothing was very good

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. It isn’t worth the wait because all the seafood options are fresh and cooked to perfection. I cannot wait you come back again

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ambiance was great. It was perfect for a date night with my boyfriend. The food was very delicious and the staff was very nice.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place is always so consistent with service and their delciiis food. It’s one of my favorite restaurants

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Stop already and reserve a table at this place right now! We had our late dinner at the bar and the food, service and drinks were impeccable! We watched the variety of dishes and seafood platter being prepared behind the bar while chatting and enjoying everything we have ordered. Everything was delicious and perfectly proportioned, but there were 2 items that were just too good; the JUMBO shrimps cocktail and the octopus. Please do yourselves a favour and order those 2 items because you will thank me later ;)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Visiting from California. Great experience and we can't wait to come back to try other dishes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious oysters, and best crab cakes. The bar makes a pretty good cocktail

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent. Served "family style", so a lot of variety. Service was great even though it was very busy. Loved the decor. It was noisy, but it didn't bother us. Did I say the food was excellent? Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Reliably good seafood in a casual dining setting. Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Beautiful food presentation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious lunch. The service was great. DONT SKIP DESSERT!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The seafood in the seafood tower wasn’t super fresh and was incredibly overpriced. The other dishes (mussels, fish & chips, and crab cakes) were very mediocre. Would not recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Oysters were good the fish was fresh.I would go a second time.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

GT Fish & Oyster has been a favorite of ours for a few years. Unfortunately, their prices have gone up and portions have gotten smaller. While we were happy with the taste of everything we ordered, we were left slightly unsatisfied after dinner.

That said, the peanut butter & jelly panna cotta should NOT be missed. Portion size was perfect for two after a lighter dinner and it was the best dessert we'd had in a long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Each dish was creative, delicious & beautiful presentation.
The fried oysters croutons in Caesar Salad was brilliant! I have never seen such a dish & will return to enjoy it again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Sat in the front window area. Great servers, very quick.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious cocktails, food, wine and dessert. Alex our server, was very helpful, explaining items on the menu. Service was great. Will recommend it, for sure.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was a fine restaurant to meet up with old friends. Everything tasted delicious. The staff were helpful and good-natured.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The oysters were great. The only thing I was disappointed in was the devil egg. It tasted like cream cheese. It's not what you expect. They gave my husband a dessert for his birthday. I thought that was a nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our dinner at GT was absolutely fantastic. This restaurant has become one of our new favorites in the city. The service was excellent (thanks, Hannah for the recommendations!) and the atmosphere was high-end coastal, decorated perfectly for a date night or a group get-together.

I will recommend this place to all my foodie friends and will be bringing visiting family members because now I'd like to experience their brunch!!

We had the following, in rank order:
1. Lobster Roll (butter)- had to try it because of rave reviews. Huge portion, very tasty.
2. Oyster Po Boy Slider - the slaw was very refreshing and flavorful. Sweet bun was a nice touch.
3. Grilled Swordfish on saffron rice - paella/gumbo flavor. Delighted by rich combo of flavors.
4. Clam Chowder - split into two bowls, great to share!
5. Snapper Crudo - incredible and smooth flavor. Interesting pairing. Great for sushi fans!
6. Raw Oysters - my husband favors West Coast, Hammersby. Loved the paired sauces.

**Had a fantastic Old Fashioned cocktail and my husband really loved his pale ale beer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

My friend and I had an outstanding dinner at GT. Especially appreciated was that we were able to sample so many delicious seafood dishes. I look forward to coming back to try more items on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Chef was very creative and the food was divine. Service was outstanding and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food at reasonable price. A nice flashy interior. Good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love GT and come back regularly, when we're in Chicago. Still, I was taken aback by the, 'market price', on the (OK) lobster roll and the gratuitous mound of fried onions that accompanied it.
Of course, that doesn't change my otherwise high opinion of this restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great brunch and friendly atmosphere. Love coming here and the food and service is always great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great great food! Great ambiance and very friendly and knowledgeable service!! To be recommended for anyone in Chicago for any occasion!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was delicious, but portions are small and expensive

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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