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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.

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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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4.6

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4.7

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Fit for Foodies (47)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Fun (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Romantic (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Authentic (18)
Casual (18)
Business Meals (15)
Healthy (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Tapas (8)
People Watching (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Fantastic whole fish!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was welcoming, food was amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great valentines date in the whale room enjoying privacy and a great dining experience

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding! Delicious food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We come for the oysters, fresh fish and the outstanding and attentive service (met us at the door with our coats when we were ready to leave even though I had lost the coat check number). Over time we have broadened our list of "favs" among both oysters and fish. This time we enjoyed both east and west coast oysters, saffron accented monkfish paella and succulent black bass. The paella included mussels and shrimp. The bass was accompanied with a sauce that delighted my dinner partner. Don't skip dessert! The dessert menu is even more enticing than our previous visit. We were there on one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants - Valentines Day. With this in mind, I would have over looked a glitch, but there were none. Everything ran flawlessly. We can't wait to get back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First and foremost, the bartender was very accommodating and fixed multiple drinks for my fiancée when she did not like what she had ordered.
Second, when the hostess approached us at the bar when our table was ready, she excused herself for interrupting, something that is seldom done anymore; manners are important and should be acknowledged when used.

These two favorable experiences really set the tone for a lovely evening at GT Oyster and Fish. Thank you and keep up the good work!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Lively atmosphere but quiet enough the group could hear one another. Great food, but smaller portions - order more to share!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

GT has been a favorite for the last few years and thankfully, it has yet to disappoint. It’s just a great all-around dining experience that’s incredibly accessible for a “finer dining” downtown spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner at GT Fish & Oyster was outstanding! The Tuna Poke was delicious and authentic. It reminded me of home, and all of the poke choices there in Hawai'i. The clam chowder was another delectable delight and how it was served was fun. I tried the duck confit which was well seasoned. The key lime pie for dessert was another flavor bomb that burst onto the palate and left a smile lingering behind. Enjoy a meal there!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We’ve had a drink at the bar, but never ate at GT before. It was great—service excellent, food wonderful. We split an entree, vegetable and main, plenty for two. The restaurant gave us a generous taste of the bruschetta, which we’ll definitely order next time. Yes, there will be a next time soon.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent experience. GT Prime is one of my favorite spots, so I decided to try the sister restaurant and Fish & Oyster didn't disappoint. I appreciate the restaurant accommodating an extra person added to my party at the last minute. Food was fantastic, cocktails were creative and tasty, and service was spot on. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Everything is perfect!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and great service.. great place for clients

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Mediocre food to say the least for astronomically high price. The only thing that was good was the clam chowder. I am never coming back.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

It’s nice place and food is good too, just some staff look tired.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had an excellent experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was absolutely phenomenal. And when I ordered something I didn't love, the staff was nice enough to replace without asking any questions. From our waiter being incredibly attentive, to even the host making sure we were comfortable, it was a great experience. I have been to this restaurant many times and will absolutely continue to go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice vibe, relaxed but fun atmosphere! The good was great!! The service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We’ve been to gt fish on two occasions and enjoyed it. Unfortunately we decided to try it again for restaurant week and were greatly disappointed. The first course was ridiculously small. The next course was a salad with wilted lettuce. This is unacceptable. The main course was simply terrible. Dessert was delicious and service was decent however unlikely to return after this experience. For the price the meal should have been much better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoy the food and the chicken waffles dish is so big that we are full stomach. Good service!And they also provide paper and crayons for kids!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful restaurant week menu. The chowder is out of this world!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was creative where it all worked and was delicious. The seafood was fresh, the service was excellent. It was pricey but I loved my food and enjoyed myself. I was limited to to restaurant week menu because we wanted to try things. Worst dished were the dessert but meal was excellent

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was my first time here and we had an enjoyable meal. I like the range of options on the menu and that the dishes are made for sharing. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about all the dishes. A good wine selection. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great meal and excellent service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fresh, delicious seafood with amazing flavors! All that with great service makes for a phenomenal brunch. Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Well prepared and seasoned small-plate oriented fare. Craft cocktails and nice wine list add to nicely balanced menu. Easily one of the upper-echelon seafood oriented restaurants in Chicago.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great time

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My companion and I tried restaurant week brunch menu and were not impressed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife loves gt fish and oyster but we were really disappointed this go round. We were very disappointed to find out that they did not offer their lunch menu for restaurant week over the weekend and only offered the brunch menu, which we thought was very sub par. The monkey bread was a joke and the chicken and waffle was not great at all...Very disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for restaurant week. Food was good to very good. I have a feeling their seafood is top notch. Service was supurb, portions were very small. Wondered if that was a restaurant week thing..if so won't do that again

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Hands down our favorite place in River North! Every time we go the food is better and better. The ambiance is comfortable but hip and the service is excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went here for brunch. We ate off the restaurant week menu. To start we had a piece of bread to share for the table. That was the beginning of a not so good experience. The bread was literally not big enough to share, on a regular occasion most people wouldn't. The next course was mediocre at best, we had the clam chowder and grilled ceasar salad. My friend was not at all impressed with the salad and asked for the soup instead. For our next course, we got shrimp and grits. We didn't like them at all and when we asked to exchange them for something else we were met with a bad attitude by one of the managers on duty. While our waitress was nice and friendly and pretty accommodating, Overall, I wouldn't recommend this place and likely won't be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Got the restaurant week menu and was really disappointed, every course in small portion and we could literally tell that they pay no attention on restaurant week menu. Service is outstanding but if looking for great value and fine dining experience during the two weeks, never go to this restaurant

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great service and great food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

It’s great to order quite a few different items and share them amongst your table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

GT Fish and Oyster was a pleasure, as always, from the deviled eggs to the fried oyster croutons, the tuna poke to the raw oysters. The wine list good certainly stand to be rangier, and my group didn't find the desert thrilling, but it was a thrill overall.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The Oysters were pretty skimpy, especially for an "oyster bar," the tuna tar tar was great, the Hamachi crudo was overpowered by the pepper, the mussles are incredible; the tuna tar tar and mussles are the only two items I would get again!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome menu, the food was outstanding and the service was topnotch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great culinary experience with attentive staff.
Highly recommended.
Will DEFINITELY come back.

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