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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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4.7

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (47)
Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (43)
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Creative Cuisine (35)
Fun (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Business Meals (17)
Tapas (17)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Healthy (15)
Casual (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really great food and drinks but such small portions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Chef GT's Menus Are Consistently Outstanding!

We frequent this hot spot, and always love the brunch! There is absolutely something for everyone! We love the omelettes, chilaquiles, crab cake benedicts, and po' boy sliders! Maya was an excellent server, and made us feel right at home!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The quality of the food does not justify the price.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Incredible!!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Imaginative and deliciously prepared small plates. The server was knowledgable and helpful, the wait staff prompt and non-intrusive. Great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

GT is always a great place for good seafood! The clam chowder is the best I've ever had. The fish tacos are to die for. And the saffron risotto with sausage and swordfish is a great meal on a cold Chicago night. The service is always the best and the chef is an amazing guy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service too pushy.
Very small tapas.
Too expensive for what i is.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lively environment with great seafood with a modern approach. Well chosen wines to compliment the cuisine and efficient friendly service to make sure you enjoy your experience. Stop in for a nosh and a drink or stay for a complete dining experience

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good food, though a bit pricey. I graded them down for a service failure. They asked if we wanted drinks (it was lunch) and I started to order a glass of wine and then said, "no, I don't want to sleep at work. Do you have bottled water?" She said they had San Pellegrino. I said fine. She then brought out a huge bottle (which cost $7). If they didn't have individual serving bottles, she should have told me in advance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Highly rated in Yelp we decided to try. The atmosphere was nice,the server was very attentive but the good was fair at best. The portions are very small (tapas) so you have to order several items. The oysters were very fishy tasting although being from Boston we are very spoiled with super fresh oysters. Sadly I have to say I would not bother to come here again.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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