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GT Fish and Oyster

4.6
3052 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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 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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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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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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with us! We are exclusively offering a $55 price fixe, family-style menu, including classic brunch dishes and signature GT entrees. Children under 12 for $25.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3052 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was fantastic. Portion size a bit small and a bit pricey for my regular night out, but seafood was fantastic and the Service was amazing!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The meals was terrific and the staff was incredibly attentive.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding service! One of the most cordial places I’ve been.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Such a great Birthday dinner for my significant other! Our favorite dishes were the scallops, clam chowder, and linguine with clams!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Awesome food. Curtis was fabulous! If you go in ask for him.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Creative and well executed seafood with a hint of an Asian aesthetic vibe. Knowledgeable wait staff, a terrific, sleek venue any evening any occasion, made all the better because it is one of the few serious restaurants open in central Chicago on a Monday evening. Perfect for business visitors in town for Monday and stuck for somewhere great to eat that isn't an overpriced steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This was a recommendation from a friend who lived in Chicago for 30 years. I was expecting a "Boston type" old dark place, but boy, what a surprise! Sleek and modern, close seating without being too crowded, ridiculously good food with a very creative menu. I ordered the deviled eggs which came in their shells with the top cracked off. More like an egg mousse filled the shell, top with caviar. Completely different, but exceptional. And who would think of a crab cake as a rectangular piece with little roasted cauliflower florets and dollops of sauce. I could go on and on, but i hope you get the picture. Excellent service! DEFINITELY go if you're in Chicago!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

One of the best seafood places I have been in the Midwest. We tried oysters, crab, mussles and clam chowder as well as their deserts. The staff was very attentive but not in your face and made sure we had everything we needed. They very very knowledgeable about the menu, made great recommendations and were just very friendly. We will definitely come back for more!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our server Katie was phenomenal. She was knowledgeable, attentive, and gracious.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

GT Fish and Oyster gave us the opportunity to try dishes that we would not ordinarily try to prepare on our own. The food was great, but the service was better. I really got to enjoy my company and every need we had was taken care of by multiple members of the staff. Our server was one of the best I have had in any restaurant I have ever dined. Fantastic experience and wonderful food!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellentbservice,amazing food greatvdeal

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fish tacos were quite good. Chowder was more bacon than clams, small portion for the price. Very loud in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

FABULOUS! SO DELICIOUS, CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN!
OYSTER SELECTION WAS AMAZING. TRIED MANY DIFFERENT ITEMS, MANY OF WHICH
WERE IN THE OMG GOOD. AND THE DESSERTS, NOT TO BE MISSED.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The menu isn’t large but there’s a wide variety of creative, tasty, hot and cold dishes and the cocktails were also great. While not billed as tapas the dishes are on the smaller side and sharing is encouraged. We each picked 3 for dinner as well as a dessert. It’s not cheap for Chicago... some of the dishes seemed quite expensive for what we got but in the end it was a good meal. I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

One of the best meals my family had in Chicago! Since there were 4 of us adults (same family), we ate family style, thus trying several dishes. Not to miss are: Tuna Poke, Alaskan crab legs ($45 but worth EVERY PENNY, astray are as soft and buttery as, well, butter itself! Best ever tasted in the world), Shrimp bruschetta with avocado, Oyster Po'Boy (even picky eater among us loved this so much, we ordered double) linguine with clams ( an above perfect rendition of a classic)...Can't wait to visit Chicago again to try their other restaurants (GT Prime, Girl and Goat , etc) ....NOTE OF CAUTION: we ordered a $100 bottle of sake (in a silver-fish screw cap can) that was way off. I would say stick to wine or other alcohol and skip the sake.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The best bite was the tuna poke. Oysters and champagne always a great choice. Great evening.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I went with a larger group of six so in order for everyone to get a taste of some plates you have to order two. Go with the most shareable plates instead like the fish tacos, the fish and chips, broccoli salad, the pasta dish is also good. Our server let about 15 min go by before greeting us after we were seated. Wrong dishes (the more substantive ones) were brought out towards the end of the meal adding at least 45 minutes to our already slow dining experience, and we had to remind at least once of drinks we had ordered and had not yet arrived. Overall, the food is good but I wish the service had been better since this outing was a special occasion family dinner. For the price, GT Fish did not meet expectations based on the other Open Table reviews.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Unique brunch option.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Shrimp bruschetta is THE best! Refreshing and unique combo of flavors Other items you won’t want to miss: “deviled” egg, clam chowder, lobster roll (hot with butter), and the crab stack. This is our favorite restaurant in Chicago— love the shared plate experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was my second time here and everything was great! The linguini and clams was phenomenal - flavorful and cooked perfectly and surprisingly light. We also got the whole fish, which was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The meal was wonderful. We split several of the items on the menu which was great because we could try many different items. Everything was great. I will definitely be back again

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The decor is very well thought out. We went for Easter brunch and my bday so the menu was a prefixed one. Still very delicious options and good sized portions.
Our server Alejandro went above and beyond with recommendations for my gluten allergy and he was always around at the right time for refills or questions.
We were bothersome asking for shirts I’m sure but they sold us one and since they didn’t have my size they just threw in a bandana for free!
He also left a lasting impression with my bday/Easter gift basket and more complimentary homemade peeps for dessert. He didn’t have to offer these but it made all the difference.
I think his overall service was extremely attentive and friendly. Perfect Sunday brunch spot for when we return!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Came for Easter Brunch, the service started off great from the moment we walked in the door! But that was as far as great service we got. The menu was pre-fixe family style, food was good but they forgot 2 items from the menu and the kids pancakes were raw! Also we didn’t get new plates after the first couple of courses, after noticing other tables were provided new plates and silverware.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hit the ball out of the park! Everything was perfect! Presentation of food, great staff, and killer brownie dessert made my wife happy, which is nearly impossible.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a lovely experience! The service was spectacular and the food was absolutely delicious. I'd highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I've eaten a lot of oysters in my 68 years in too many locations to list here. The Sunset Beach variety served here were the best I've ever had! We also found the Monk Fish and the Crab Cake to be simply superb. Service was just the way we ;ike it - attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely be back for more!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We scheduled a special dinner out for my family of four to celebrate a graduation. Our table was right next to the front door but was surprisingly cozy. This is sort of like a Tappas restaurant and everything is presented as "small plate". We ordered quite a bit, and every single dish was absolutely amazing! The wait staff was just right and not overly attentive but definitely informed about all of the dishes. I can't think of a single dish that we truly did not think was awesome. I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially a foodie because they will be blown away by the quality and complexity of some of these dishes. The dessert was excellent as well. I'd try to list some of the dishes we ordered but other than the fish and chips and shrimp cocktail I'd be hard pressed to describe exactly what we ate except that it was wonderful. Of course this all does come at a pretty steep price. Granted we were not looking to save money on this evening but going in you should know with a total of two martinis the entire bill was ~$300 for the four of us. For a special occasion money well spent. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love me some GT Oyster!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Amazing food coupled with attentive service. Great place!!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything was delicious and the service was great. I was really impressed and definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent choice downtown if you are in the mood for seafood. Not totally loving small plates but here some of these sharing dishes are quite large. The lamb was surprisingly good and very big ... other favorites were the monkfish and cold tuna salad ... the NE chowder was smoky and tasty but a bit pricey. Nice oyster selection as you would expect and the panna cotta dessert was delicious and innovative ... I thought the cold sobs noodles were nothing special and the same with the tuna poke. Tasty but not particularly memorable.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent bright fresh small plates!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Lovely as always! Delicious food. Calm atmosphere. Great server, quick and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We've now had two visits in a row that were slightly disappointing. The food is good (not great) and the portions are tiny. We shared a clam chowder and we were each served literally 5 teaspoonfuls of soup. I was excited to order Tuna Poke, thinking GT would do a wonderful job -- but we got a tiny plate of tuna tartare -- OK, but not anything close to what the menu promised. Our server started out fantastic -- but slowly fizzled out, to the point that someone else brought our check. We have a lot of seafood places to try, and I think we'll skip GT next time.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Perfectly shucked oysters! The Hamachi Crudo was outstanding. Great service, affordable prices and fresh seafood. Can't wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Expensive but a very well done meal. Whole Branzino was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I‘ve been coming back - whenever in town - for several years now, and will keep coming back. This time, I was one of those post-9pm arrivals the folks in the kitchen hate, but every dish came out impeccable even though the place was clearly shutting down on a slow weeknight, along with great beer/wine recommendations at the bar. It‘s just the tastefully done, super fresh, and with inventive plays around a clear seafood focus on the menu. And they have a serious Amaro list, which is rare in the U.S.!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

good food nice place to eat quite friendly place menu somewhat limnited

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Loved the sharing of dishes with the food coming out one at a time which allowed for great conversation throughout the meal. It was great to be able to try so many different things. The oysters were a little disappointing (smallish and not as flavorable as I had hoped for). Staff was great.

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