GT Fish and Oyster

4.7
3381 reviews
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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 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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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.
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It's a popular place so expect it to be busy and for service to be on the slower side. We sat at our table for at least 10m before anyone came by. Given the pricepoint one would expect more attentive staff. Regardless, the food quality is exceptional and good ambiance.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional.

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JT
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a place we visit every time we're in Chicago. The server we had (really wish I could remember her name) was one of the best I've ever had - extremely attentive, let us know why there was a delay, and even brought us a complimentary appetizer while we waited. Excellent customer service all around. We'll be back again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always incredible along with the service.

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F
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great starters: oysters, poke, octopus and hamachi
Main courses were pretty good: fish well-prepared with good sauces
Deserts -- mille feuiles and ice cream -- were both delicious.

Outstanding service!

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BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Katie I believe, was wonderful. Great service and the food was delicious. She had great recommendations and they were all so yummy!

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SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very poor front desk/reception staff and seating. Was not made to feel welcome, and when I requested a table not by the bar, my request was ignored. Very snobby. Waiter was excellent and food was good. I would however not recommend.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy this place! Service is on point and food is fantastic and fresh

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AS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to GT Fish & Oyster to celebrate our anniversary, and we couldn't have picked a better place to go for our meal! We had theater tickets so we were limited on time, but the server, Becky, paced our meal perfectly so that we could get out on time but still enjoy a lovely dinner.

We started with a half dozen oysters which were fresh and delicious. We also got the green tea soba noodles and wedge salad w/crab. The soba noodles were interesting, and I am glad I tried them; however, I will probably skip them in future. The wedge salad is a definite a repeat though! The crisp bacon, house-made blue cheese dressing, and crab made this simple salad super memorable.

For our mains, my husband got the fish & chips, and I got the fideo. My husband's fish & chips were absolutely perfect! There wasn't too much batter on the crisp cod, and the dipping sauce was a perfect compliment. Also, the fresh fries were crispy which can sometimes be an issue when having fresh fries. I like them crispy. He said that he thought they were the best fish & chips he has ever had, even better than what we have had in England and Ireland. My fideo didn't disappoint either! Often times in dishes like fideo, restaurants will skimp on the seafood and add more starch to compensate. This was not the case at GT. They were extremely generous with the seafood, and the fideo was absolutely delicious! They ended our meal with a complimentary dessert for anniversary. It was a lovely vanilla cream with compressed apples served in an oyster shell - a perfect ending!

The food was wonderful, but the service was even better! Becky did a wonderful job with pacing, and she was friendly and helpful. The bussers never let our water glass go empty and promptly cleared plates. All in all the service and food was on point, and it was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was really good, but it took aprox 40min to arrive. Too much time.

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KN
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole trout was seasoned perfectly with medium/sweet hot peppers and endive and sautéed exactly the way Iike it, not too soft. The over all flavor was citrus/szechuan without the heavy oils.

The octopus was nicely sautéed and deliciously tender.

The waiter was very help with the wine selection and offers us taste samples.

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DC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Place is terrffic for dates. Service can be more attentive

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N
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very impressed
Meal was delicious, fresh and well seasoned. Will be back!

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EB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Plenty of seafood options. A bit on the loud side for easy conversation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was awesome!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Needed a nice restaurant, not too expensive, and not too formal, where we could talk. GT fit the bill.

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AF
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I WOULD ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND. FOOD WAS DELISH.

SERVER, KATIE, TOP NOTCH - SHE KNOWS EVERYTHING !

WE HAD AN EARLY SUNDAY EVENING DINNER, NO NOISE WHEN WE ARRIVED, BY THE TIME
DESSERT CAME NOISE LEVEL WAS A 5.

NO ALCOHOL. THREE PEOPLE - $225.00.

NO BREAD ANYWHERE IN SITE, SO WHEN ORDERING YOU HAVE TO COVER THE EATING BREAD BEFORE DINNER SYNDROME WITH EXTRA COURSES OF FOOD.

TUNA POKE -- NEEDED A TOUCH MORE MANGO, BUT WAS VERY GOOD.

RAW CLAMS - FABULOUS !

FISH AND CHIPS - THE BEST EVER !

CLAM CHOWDER - GOOD, WE OPTED FOR THE SMALLER PORTION

SNAPPER CEVICHE - EXCELLENT !

LINGUINI AND CLAM SAUCE - GREAT, BUT ALSO A SMALL ENTREE LEVEL PORTION.

FIDEO - MIXED SEAFOOD OVER SHORT PASTA, EXCELLENT !

MAC AND CHEESE SIDE - NEEDS WORK. NOT CREAMY, NOT CHEESY, NOT MUCH LOBSTER

EGGPLANT SIDE - GREAT !

FLAN DESSERT - AMAZING !

CHOCOLATE CAKE DESSERT -WONDERFUL !

THIS WAS TO CELEBRATE TWO BIRTHDAYS; IT WAS A WONDERFUL RESTAURANT CHOICE, WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY WILL RETURN AND RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY !

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood place in Chicago, very fresh and high quality seafood. Really nice ambiance and service too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our sever! Great time.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, great service, great drinks, only bad thing was that we had to wait about 20 minutes past original reservation.

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B
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Our three appetizers were so bad (mushy fish, hammered trout, watery wedge salad) that we opted not to order main courses and instead fled to a competent restaurant that served edible food. Don't know what's going on with this place, but dine there at your own peril.

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LD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was excellent. The octopus appetizer was excellent . Very tasty and fresh seafood!

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BN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the very fresh seafood -- and tried all the oyster offerings -- so delicious! The clam chowder and Thai coconut soup were outstanding. We also had the fish and chips. The chips were excellent -- the breading on the fish was a little heavy. We sat at the bar and received excellent service and had a good view of the oyster shucking.

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and Nice manager 😘
Good dishies, Wine, ambiance...

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F
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Nothing wrong with the food.The service is rude and all they want to do is turn tables.It is noisy and the tables are very close to each other. Certainly not for a date night or a conversation.We were in and out in 45 minutes on a Saturday evening.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerrod provides excellent service and the food was spectacular! Love GT Fish & Oyster!

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AN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for small portions and not so great food

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S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food. Never disappoints.
Highly recommended.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is 5 stars!! Best trout, best shrimp bruschetta, best buckwheat pear mouse dessert imaginable. Service, chef, manager all exceptional. Totally memorable experience!

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the trout! and the best part....a party of 2 fab ladies were seated at a table for 4

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d
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding and we love the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Got sat next to another couple when there was many other tables open which was kind of awkward. Service was good and food was okay. Reasonably priced.

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MJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had maybe the best trout ever. The service was great. A wonderful evening!

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OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour. Very accommodating for gluten free. Oysters amazing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and attentive staff. Highly recommended

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AW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Great for a group since you can share almost everything!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place for a brunch. My boyfriend and I went for the first time and the service was awesome! Everything from the time we walked in and were greeted at the door was perfect!

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JW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with delicious food and a perfect ambiance that is energetic yet you can easily hold a conversation. We will definitely return!

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place that we need to make more of a regular "thing". We've been here 2 years in a row for Valentine's Day and need to come more often. The quality of the oysters. The variety of spirits. The creativity in both the entrees and the deserts. Wonderful.

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