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GT Fish and Oyster

4.6
3088 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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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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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 3088 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Overall, food is consistently delicious and cocktails/wine list is stellar!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our food was delicious but our service was very exceptional!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Oysters always fresh! Staff is easy going yet "on their game". I am always very relaxed when dining here. Easy, breezy, delicious: GT fish & oyster.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Good time. Service was great. Food was awesome. Atmosphere was on point

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Thought this was overpriced and we didn't love the food.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was excellent. We had the last seating for brunch, and felt very rushed. Service was friendly but it would have been nice to have felt more comfortable to enjoy the experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Best Mother's Day ever in 33 yrs! My family enjoyed the whole dining experience. We all remarked that the seafood tower we ordered was the best we have ever tasted. Generous portion, very fresh and beautiful presentation. The fixed menu was superb. We ordered the chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits and the crab's benedict. 🦀 Outstanding!!!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Ok place for a random brunch, but it was ridiculously overpriced for a Mother’s Day brunch. $350 for 4 ppl isn’t worth it, especially when there is a set menu with so-so options. I expect a bill like that for dinner at a stake house not here for shrimp and grits.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Very nice staff; friendly demeanor and attitude. Quick to clear our table and refresh plates and utensils.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We dine out a lot and so were extremely surprised to find the food here above the level of most really good restaurants. The flavors were sometimes surprising, in a good way, the plating thoughtful, and the small plates rather plentiful. It's what one hopes for when trying a new restaurant out of town. Had we not already made reservations elsewhere, we would have returned for a second night's dinner and tried additional dishes. Although it's a bit expensive, no more so than other downtown restaurants. But they could try to find a way to seat intimate dining people in some sections and big, jolly families with babies in another!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The staff was awesomely attentive, friendly and accommodating. Presentation and taste was excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Our server Cody was gracious, the food was beautifully presented and delicious, and the atmosphere is fun yet intimate. Just lovely! Our thanks~

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Food was clean and crisp and delicious. Staff were on point!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Awesome experience from the Oyster Bar Happy Hour to The Tapas presentation and taste! Brilliant subtle drinks to desserts to make you smile!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Small little place with outstanding food. Go there to share. Waitstaff is excellent - very friendly and knowledgeable on the menu. I don't like oysters but there is so much else to try. Tuna hamachi is a must!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My boyfriend and I went for our 2 year anniversary. I wrote on the reservation that it was our anniversary and the waitress immediately asked us how we met and gave us many suggestions. They even wrote "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert plate. Food was amazing and so was the service. I cannot wait to take more people here!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Anniversaire

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The Service was impeccable. We ate oysters, halibut and black bass. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and steered us toward the best food we’ve had this week. The manager came over to check on everything and congratulated us on our special occasion. The next time we’re in Chicago, we are definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went for lunch. Not inexpensive but both entrees were excellent. Menu has items not seen in most restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

WOW. This place has game! Beautiful food, setting, service. The entire experience was top notch.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Pre show dinner. Cool atmosphere and excellent service. Food combinations really well done and delicious. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good meal with good wine.
Very cautious service.
Just very noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Reliably great seafood with creative flavors and lively scene!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Friendly staff. Excellent service

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The food was amazing. I had the shrimp bruschetta, tuna BLT, clam chowder, and the chocolate cake. My partner had the same thing. We fell in love with the coffee ice cream that was served along with the chocolate cake.

Also, our waiter was very attentive to the fact that I was allergic to peanuts. I appreciated that, not many restaurants are like that.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We were really excited to come here for dinner, but the experience was nothing special. Our drinks were backed up twice, so we were served food with no drinks. Then an order for Tuna was added to our table that we did not order, so they took it back. We also were unaware it was more tapas style (wish the waitress would have told us)-- we ended up leaving hungry as the each dishes we ordered (5 total) were very small, including the Bass which we thought would be more entree sized. Probably would only ever maybe come back for brunch as that's what all the yelp photos and reviews are for.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great lunch

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We had dinner for a large group (ten) and dis shared plates for the group. It worked out perfect! The food was great and the staff adjusted the portions to fit for our group. Overall great experience!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We were on vacation in Chicago and took some friends who were travelling with us to dinner. Despite being a midweek date, GT was packed with both large and small groups from after-work until we left at nearly 9 p.m. As first-timers, our server informed us that most plates are delivered tapas- and family-style, that is they are intended to be shared around your table. As you make your choices, it would be wise to ask your server how large each plate is: we found that the dishes which were an entire fish to be very filling for two people while others were miniscule and left us somewhat disappointed. Our group found both the cocktails and wine offerings to be very satisfying. Service was extremely attentive and made excellent suggestions.

I'd suggest to be a bit daring and try 1-2 dishes that are new to your palate. On a subsequent visit, try a completely different plates and then make a decision on your experience.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Our fav. We have been here many time but each time is a real treat. Our guests loved it too. Never been disappointed. The chowder is delicious and love the eggplant dish. We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Food is amazing and service was awesome. Thanks Scott.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was good, the service was good, the portions were very small. We knew upfront the portions would be small as the waitress told us in her introduction, "you'll want to order about 7 items (for our group of 4) to share" but the size of the servings at the cost point was disappointing.
That said, everyone was very happy with the food quality - Tuna Poke, Broccoli, Crab Cake, Black Bass, Halibut all received very positive reviews.
My recommendation is a qualified recommendation based on the value.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great ambience, delicious food, and excellent service! We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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 on April 19, 2018

The meals was terrific and the staff was incredibly attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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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