GT Fish and Oyster
531 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
Why did we dine here? – GT Fish and Oyster is a seafood restaurant in Chicago’s River North area. We were looking for an informal spot on our Chicago trip and their menu looked good. Bib Gourmand rating on the Michelin Guide.
Insider Tip – It was easier to walk in than to score an online reservations.
Cuisine – Seafood
Location – Chicago River North
Opened – 2012
Service – GT Fish and Oyster had very good service with a knowledgeable waitress who helped us navigate the menu and keep pacing in order. No worries about water and the like here.
Verdict – GT Fish and Oyster is not cheap, but a great bet for seafood fans.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? No.
GT Fish and Oyster Signature Dishes – Raw seafood
GT Fish and Oyster’s Menu is pretty wide ranging with lots of shared starters, raw seafood items, and a good selection of cooked entrees.
GT Fish and Oyster Food Picks:
The Waitlist ($13) Ketel One Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur, Grapefruit, Lime, Bitters was a nice balanced cocktail. A slight fruit hint with lots of strength.
Mojito ($12) was also well done. They know how to do drinks here.
Raw Oysters ($3-$3.50each) Beau Soleil, O’Scanny were fresh and delectable. They include 3 types of sauces along with lemon.
Jumbo Shrimp ($8) were expensive but large and very nicely cooked.
Clam Chowder ($13) nueske’s bacon, housemade oyster cracker was not big, but was high in quality. Nice broth and lots of potatoes.
Mussels ($17) roasted tomato, basil, sourdough was a nice skillet of mussels slathered in tomatoes. Really nice grilled sourdough bread!
Grilled Broccoli Salad ($12) green goddess, almond, trout roe was a vegetable side dish kicked up a notch. Also really well done.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
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