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“Good food, expensive”
Review of GT Fish & Oyster

GT Fish & Oyster
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Ranked #66 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, expensive”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did not have a reservation but due to a last minute cancellation we were able to get a nice table. It wasn't clear on the menu that all items were similar to tapas, therefore as the server recommended, we should order 4-6 for the two of us. At $11-25 each it seemed like a lot but then again they were all excellent. So if you don't mind a big tab then this is the place for you. Very good service, good food, just expensive for what you receive.

Visited August 2014
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Durango, Colorado
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great oysters!”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Delicious oysters! A real find in Chicago - ceviche was over sauced, but everything else was great. Small plate style. We will be back!

Visited August 2014
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Chicago, IL
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“GT Brunch and Bloodies”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

After a late night lamb roast with Jeff, Danielle, and an army of others at Montrose Harbor, we woke up a little groggy and chose GT Fish and Oyster for Sunday morning brunch. We were met at the front desk by a friendly hostess who delivered us to the table of our choice looking out at the al fresco eating tables and the sparse Sunday morning traffic on Wells Street. Our waiter, Daviel, was friendly and informative. We ordered Bloody Marys and six oysters: two Kumamoto, two Kusshi, and two Old 1871. The Bloodies were on the watery side with a soggy pickle, mini-red onion, and shrimp. Mine had a piece of cauliflower floating on the surface but Linda’s didn’t, but she didn’t feel cheated. They were not the best Bloodies we ever drank, but they were okay. However, the oysters were fresh, plump and delectable. Eating raw oysters at 10:00 AM is a real interesting experience, but went down easy and got us a little fired up. Linda ordered Whitefish Quiche and I ordered Chilaquiles, both taste sensations. The quiche was filled with smoked white fish lounging in a fluffy crust. Grapefruit, orange and dijonaise provided a scanty dressing. The chilaquiles, bedded in strips of corn taco shells melded with duck confit, salsa verde, queso fresco, topped with a fried egg was simply delicious, both perfectly prepared taste sensations. GT Fish and Oyster is a great place for brunch in the River North Area. The Bloody Marys left much to be desired, but we were there for the food, and the food did not disappoint. If you are looking for a fun place for brunch on the weekend, try GT Fish and Oyster, but, unless you are not a discerning drinker, pass on the Bloody Mary. I recommend a glass of sparkling champagne or a Mimosa.

  • Visited August 2014
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“A Must for Oyster Lovers”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you love oysters, you'll definitely want to try GT Fish & Oysters. The staff knows their stuff when it comes to oysters... perfectly presented with a couple different sauces. A fun place for date night.

  • Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tasting Plates to Share”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tasting plates of all types of seafood dishes. We were at GT on a very busy evening. The muscles had a wonderful broth, but there were at least eleven of the muscles that were not opened, which is really too many in a small plate tasting. The fish tacos were tasty as was the king crab. The bar service was a little slow, but again the place was packed. Happening neighborhood place.

Visited July 2014
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