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GT Fish and Oyster

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • Christina S.
    Christina SongFebruary 1, 2015
    Oysters are fresh, po boy sliders with fried oysters and Kimchi was amazing. Everything monkey bread was okay. There is a generous amount of meat in the lobster roll and the clam chowder was delish!
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MJuly 16, 2014
    Nothing shy of fabulous! Amazing service, atmosphere, perfect hand crafted cocktails, excellent food! A must for the first course are the Po' Boy sliders and seafood platter for the table.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    On the raw side, you can order an iced tray of East and West Coast oysters or the decadent caviar service. GT focuses as much attention on its sweets as it does its seafood. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 16, 2014
    If the Oyster Po' Boy Sliders came in a crave case, we'd buy it. There's no question as to why fried oysters with kimchi and peanuts are simply the best. Two words: flavor explosion. Read more
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LeeJanuary 31, 2016
    The oysters are fabulous. Great selection of fresh shucked oysters. The mussels in tomato basil are delicious as well. They are expensive but it's worth it.
  • Mariana R.
    Mariana RodriguezSeptember 12, 2014
    Everything was delicious - and by everything I mean we tried 90% of the menu. Must tries: oysters, fish tacos, ravioli, shrimp bruschetta, white chocolate cheesecake. The service was outstanding too.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the squid-ink gnocchi in carrot broth from our 100 Best list: Chef Giuseppe Tentori is first and foremost an Italian & where he really shines is with pastas such as this rich yet delicate gnocchi.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GoldmanMay 10, 2013
    Amazing and inexpensive - loved the sunfish ceviche, tuna poke, shooters, eggplant and insanely delicious oyster po' boy. Also the cocktails with raspberry vinegar were nice without being too sweet.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureFebruary 21, 2014
    Many people think Midwestern cuisine is all about meat and potatoes, but GT Fish & Oyster proves them wrong. The seafood dishes are excellent (don’t miss the bacon clam chowder).
  • Martin S.
    Martin SlusarzApril 29, 2013
    Hip and happening place. Nice table spacing and great looking bar area. Eclectic crowd so appeal is broad. Style is small plates to share. Menu on the small side but choices interesting and tasty.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 4, 2012
    The lineup at this Mother's Day prix fixe (biscuits with shrimp, mini lobster rolls) sounds better than fine, but if you really love your mom, you'll tack on the optional caviar service.
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 8, 2011
    Cold bites such as Baja shrimp bruschetta & sunfish ceviche are served alongside a variety of oysters & hot items such as Tasmanian ocean trout & lobster pot pie. Non-fish items also available. Read more
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulerNovember 17, 2014
    Beautiful open space. Tried the fish and chips, lobster roll, lobster mac 'n cheese, and broccoli salad. Didn't love the food but the lobster roll and broccoli salad stood out.
  • Liz L.
    Liz LeJanuary 7, 2013
    I absolutely am obsessed with the fried oyster po'boy sliders here! The lobster roll connecticut style (with butter, no mayo) is downright sinful! After 9 pm there's half-priced oysters.
  • kartik s.
    kartik sDecember 26, 2016
    Po' boy oyster sliders are a must have. Also, the chocolate dessert is fantastic! Finally, their prix fixe lunch meal ($25/person) is a real steal. Highly recommended!!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BrennanFebruary 24, 2014
    You really can't go wrong here! Don't overlook their clam chowder though, it may seem a little too simple for a place like this, but it will redefine how you look at chowder!
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    This hot new fish bar from chef Giuseppe Tentori and Boka Group is an easy contender for one of the best openings of the year. Don't miss the lobster roll or cheap late-night oysters on Weds.
  • Bill G.
    Bill GastonJune 19, 2015
    Try the Banna Brownie - Banana Brownie - praline mousseline, candied hazelnuts, brûleed bananas, amaranth steusel, rum ice cream.YOU HAVE TO TRY THUS DESSERT!!!!! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Bill G.
    Bill GastonJune 19, 2015
    Try the Banna Brownie - Banana Brownie - praline mousseline, candied hazelnuts, brûleed bananas, amaranth steusel, rum ice cream.YOU HAVE TO TRY THUS DESSERT!!!!! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Teri G.
    Teri GidwitzJune 24, 2015
    Delicious lobster rolls. Don't skip them when you visit, even though the rest of the menu looks awesome. At least order one for the table and sit with your friends
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A must for seafood lovers!!! Perfect place for lunch + dinner. There isn't an item on menu I wouldn't recommend, all been spot on. Only food I haven't ordered are the 3 @ bottom of menu (chxn etc)
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 10, 2012
    Sunfish ceviche sparkles with acidity but never drowned by it, barbecue eel is geniusly paired with a potato-and-octopus salad, and pastas (squid-ink gnocchi; crawfish tortellini) are masterful. Read more
  • Becca K.
    Becca KangFebruary 6, 2013
    Really well decorated place. Love the mussels in rustic tomato broth and the bread that comes along with the dish. Also try the eggplant! Pork belly was notable as well.
  • Cyndi B.
    Cyndi BerzowSeptember 30, 2012
    You can't go wrong here. Oyster shooters are a must as are the halibut, grilled Caesar salad, fish tacos and lobster mac. Sparkling Rose is a wonderful accompaniment.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    With every order of oysters—cool and plump and ocean-kissed—comes two bottles of GT-branded hot sauce, in packaging that leads me to believe we’ll soon see the stuff at Jewel. Read more
  • Danny V.
    Danny VanGronigenMarch 25, 2013
    Best seafood in Chicago! The clam chowder, fish and chips and oyster po'boy are out of this world!!!! Brunch is great the biscuits and lobster gravy is incredible.
  • Marines M.
    Marines MendezApril 5, 2016
    Lobster roll is highly recommended! Large chunks of lobster with a very slight amount of dressing ... just enough to give a great taste. Crab cake also recommended
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineJune 3, 2011
    Must try the tuna poke with mango, barbecue eel with wasabi, sunfish seviche with chimichurri, lobster roll with fried onions, and carrot cake with cream cheese gelato. Skip on the crab cakes. Read more
  • Bill G.
    Bill GastonJune 19, 2015
    Try the Fish and Chips - Fish and Chips - beer battered cod, steak fries, dill pickle remoulade. Very good just not enough fish for my taste. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Taylored W.
    Taylored WinesJanuary 11, 2015
    The lobster breakfast burrito, chilaquiles & churro were all delicious and the peach belini was light, fresh and refreshing.
  • Angela
    AngelaOctober 11, 2012
    Highly recommend if you love innovative, fresh seafood. Crab cake, scallops, lobster roll, and tuna are all outstanding. Don't even think about skipping dessert either.
  • Carla H.
    Carla HamSeptember 10, 2013
    Bagel with house-cured lox ($13), crab Benedict ($14), biscuits with lobster gravy ($15). Bourbon bloody marys with pickled quail egg ($11), white peach bellinis
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    GT Fish and Oyster because it is a great seafood option in a city filled with great meat restaurants.The dishes are smaller in size so it's good for sharing.
  • hooeyspewer ..
    hooeyspewer .July 29, 2011
    Small plates meant for sharing. Best to order bottles of wine and work your way down the menu. It's ALL delicious. Save room for dessert. The Cheesecake Panna Cotta is amazing.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BlackAugust 7, 2014
    The lobster roll was amazing!! As were the oysters!! Both were as good as I've ever had!! Both were Delicious!!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BitnerJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to go for shared plate seafood, loved the food and lively ambiance. Had many great dishes but my fav was definitely the scallops, best I've ever had.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WangDecember 12, 2013
    Delish appetizers-- shrimp bruschetta, crab cakes, oysters, ceviche. Pork belly a bit on the sweet side. The whale room downstairs good for private parties.
  • PureWow
    PureWowFebruary 23
    The restaurant has unforgettable clam chowder that comes dotted with bits of Nueske’s bacon and served in a charming mason jar. Read more
  • Angela
    AngelaNovember 2, 2014
    One of the best seafood spots in Chicago. Go here if you want high quality, fresh seafood. Scallops are amazing and great wine selections.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 4, 2015
    The lunch menu here includes seared tuna salad, oyster po'boy, Key lime pie; dinner includes shrimp bruschetta, clam chowder, grilled whitefish. Read more
  • Tony P.
    Tony POctober 4, 2015
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu, tacos, different type of oysters ( I ordered one of each), tuna, fish & ships and key lime pie
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BrownellMarch 24, 2013
    Here for breakfast. French toast, Bloody Mary, open face pork belly are great; pancakes, biscuits with lobster gravy good, fried pickled are very good
  • Katie L.
    Katie LynnJanuary 6
    Been here 10+ times
    Off the menu mac and cheese, oyster po boy sliders and obviously the oysters. Sit at the bar and get to to know the great staff
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cApril 19, 2011
    Foie gras with shrimp terrine , ceviche, oysters, lobster " Mac and cheese " and the stuffed squid fantastic . Service spectacular. Everybody here tonight looks fabulous. GT you had me !
  • Bill G.
    Bill GastonJune 19, 2015
    Try the Baja Shrimp Bruschetta - Shrimp Bruschetta-Avocado, toasted pistachio, grapefruit, cilantro. This dish was INCREDIBLE!!!! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cApril 27, 2011
    BBQ eel , kusshi oysters ( get your mind out of the gutter ), black gnocchi , and the sturgeon . And a good cocktail and wine option. Pretty busy tonight for a Tuesday evening.
  • Edward A.
    Edward A. 🐾 🇵🇷November 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely wonderful. The Fish tacos are to die for, Pork Belly melts in your mouth, Duck Confetti was just perfect... Never a bad meal!
  • Becca L.
    Becca LevineAugust 16, 2013
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Octopus and oyster po boy sliders were standouts.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 30, 2016
    For brunch, start with some fresh oysters and go to town on biscuits & gravy, crab benedict and chicken & waffles. Read more
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveAugust 15, 2011
    The restaurant’s communal tables are heaped with golden brandade croquettes crowning a fennel–orange salad, lobster rolls paired with fried onions, a changing selection of raw oysters & barbecued eel
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