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“Great oysters and seafood”
Review of GT Fish & Oyster

GT Fish & Oyster
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Ranked #91 of 9,766 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grand
Description: As yet another fantastic Boka Restaurant Group endeavor, GT Fish & Oyster opened in March of 2011, and has helped redefine the American seafood restaurant. Michelin starred, and Food and Wines Best New Chef 2008, Giuseppe Tentori, has developed a menu that's half-traditional, half modern, in an everchanging small plates format. The restaurant received three stars from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times, and 4 stars from Time Out Chicago.
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a great meal at GT's. They had a very nice variety of fresh oysters, all served perfectly chilled, fresh and delicious. Lobster roll, mussels and ceviche were all very good as well. The service was great and the energy of the restaurant made it even more enjoyable. This is a modern restaurant with a largely young crowd and the food is served tapas style - meant more for sharing small plates than served individually. We had a terrific dinner here and highly recommend GT's.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

This busy, trendy restaurant accommodated our party of a dozen--teenagers to grandparents--with aplomb and cheery friendliness. The menu leans toward fish and seafood but also offered beef, duck confit, and mac and cheese--all expertly cooked and promptly delivered. The alcohol was in line with prevailing downtown pricing, as was the bottled water at $6 a bottle. I'd recommend this place for a a relaxed, fun time with good food.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went for brunch and enjoyed it; had wanted to go here for some time. Service was friendly and timely and while the brunch menu wasn't big it had enough variety to be interesting. (Why not add the oyster po-boy to the brunch menu?) The fried chicken on waffle was generous with 3 large pieces of crunchy-crispy, not greasy, fried chicken served on a large Belgium style waffle, accompanied by real maple syrup. (Noticed many others ordering the same, obviously a popular dish.) Also ordered shrimp and grits which was a nice sized dish with 4 large meaty shrimp in a bowl of creamy grits and a spicy tomato sauce with tiny chunks of Tasso ham which was not already stirred into the grits, thankfully, since it was almost too spicy and this way it could be eaten or not. Portion sizes seemed right and prices reasonable for the menu. Everything was served hot and without delay (we were there early). Our only regret was there was nothing on the menu to finish after all the spicy flavors. Needed something to cut that spicy sauce flavor lingering on the tongue. Not even a tiny cookie or chocolate to be served with the coffee? It was not noisy while we were there but I think it could be loud with more people in the room. Great location and we plan to return to try the lunch and dinner menus.

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Thank mp s
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Loved this place! I was visiting a friend in Chicago and she recommended we try this place. We split five small plates and each one was fabulous! My favourite was the Kimchi oyster Po Boy. It is a must have. The atmosphere is a little loud and the tables are very close together, but for the quality of the food, it is well worth it!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

The oysters spectacular. Tried the Po Boys with kimchi and they are the best, together with mac cheese + lobster and strped bass made to perfection with figs. Attentive and friendly service made it special.

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Thank JaimeQ
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