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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us at GT Fish & Oyster for Valentine's Day! We will serve our la carte menu from 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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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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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (46)
Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (44)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fun (25)
Cozy (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Healthy (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Authentic (16)
Casual (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Romantic (13)
Tapas (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

2nd time at GT Fish and Oyster and satisfied. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We decided to give GT Fish & Oyster a try, rather than our usual Steak House. We were both pleasantly surprised at how fantastic this place is. The cocktails were amazing and I literally had one of the best tasting Manhattans I've ever had. The service was excellent and our server took extra time to explain them menu to us and help me find the gluten free options.

We had a deviled egg appetizer, which she had explained isn't like what we are used to. It ended up be 1000% better than any I've ever had. Every single dish from Fish Tacos to Monk Fish over Saffron rice we perfection.

We have permanently added this to our list of must go restaurants.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were here for NYE. Service and food were great. It’s always nice to find a place with their regular menu on NYE. The whole fish that night was a grilled bronzino and it was sooooo delicious.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was incredible. They were warm and welcoming for us and our four kids.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was great- the perfect balance of helpful without being obtrusive. The food was amazing, as well!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really good experience with food worth going back for. We would definitely go back and recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Très bon restaurant, bon plats, bon vin et très bon service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

best clam chowder!! nice evening and busy right before Christmas - food was great and very reasonably priced - good staff...

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely adore this restaurant. If you have a party of 4+ I definitely recommend the seafood tower. Other great options: shrimp bruschetta, tuna poke, oyster po boy sliders, LOBSTER ROLL! The ambiance is perfect - upscale but cozy. The waitstaff has always been incredible with helping pick out great menu choices, as well as concocting special drinks for special occasions. Food is expensive but worth it and less than other upscale seafood restaurants in the area. 10/10

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Unbelievable service and great execution. Not our first time here and definitely not our last.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Consistent each time I've visited GT. Truly an elite dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The clam chowder was outstanding. The best I have ever had

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food but a very limited menu. I usually dine here for lunch and thought the dinner menu might have more options (but it did not). The server took way too long to take our drink order. Still a very recommended spot, even for lunch.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

GT Fish & Oyster is our favorite seafood restaurant in Chicago. We have visited many times and are always pleased. Great recipes, reasonable pricing including the wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of our favorite places to have dinner in the city - we have always had an amazing meal. Thank you!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waiter was Alex P. He did a great job! Had a wonderful seat by the window. Everything was amazing! We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant, comprehensive and inventive seafood choices and a good wine list. The service is outstanding and the restaurant is a very pleasant space. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Ate at GR for brunch. Enjoyable as always. Servers did a great job. Food is excellent. Difficult to be in Chicago and not go here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Unreal and I can’t wait to do it again! This was not my first visit and will certainly not be my last. The food was outstanding! We had the clam chowder, lobster roll, fish tacos and linguini with clams, all made with their own special twist. Everything was amazing. The service was outstanding. The wine list was excellent. And all of that was delivered by a restaurant that is not pretentious, and is completely approachable with a great vibe. This is one of the very best restaurants in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The oysters were outstanding! We had an awesome time at GT Fish & Oyster!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always love this place, lovely super fresh fish and inventive flavors, great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a lobster burrito and vegetarian burrito. Both were excellent! Our servers were very good and attentive and the atmosphere was comfortable and classy. We'll definitely go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really great food and drinks but such small portions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything here is always amazing!!! We love GT

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time and we will definitely come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We’ve been dining here for years and you can’t beat it for fresh oysters. We love to eat at the bar - 5-6pm on a Saturday is great - not too busy yet. They have great cocktails and the staff is very attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Loved trying different dishes

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

All our dishes were very flavorful and unique. Tile floors make for somewhat loud atmosphere. Pinot noir was served at correct temperature. Menu and dishes are designed for sharing. Service pleasant and efficient.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was great!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

First time at GT Fish & Oyster. Food was outstanding. We shared oysters (of course), hamachi, crab cake (best crab cake I've ever had), fish tacos. Cocktails were well balanced, interesting, and flavorful. I had Rhyme Thyme and my husband had Cold Front. The Chocolate Caramel dessert was also delicious. We were in a hurry due to two accidents that affected our commute, but our excellent server had us in and out and on our way to the opera in only 45 minutes (dessert and settled bill included). We will definitely return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was our third visit to GT Fish & Oyster, and the dinner was excellent. We sampled several delicious small plates which were ideal for a light dinner. Our server was very attentive and made good recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Overpriced small plates. The preparation was fine. Limited wine list. Music selections seemed strange for a somewhat high end restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The seafood was outstanding and fresh. We tried a mix of cold and hot plates, which were all fantastic. My favorites were the Poke and the lobster roll. The service was excellent and they were incredibly accommodating considering I asked to add two more people to our reservation at the last minute. Great experience overall and will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A go-to for seafood.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was great

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