Usually when I come back from work trips, I like to take a rest from eating out, but I’m so glad I took the opportunity to dine at GT Fish & Oyster. After my experience now I wish I didn’t wait this long to indulge in this awesome seafood venue located right in the heart of River North, my own neighborhood!
The $22 pre-fix lunch menu is as follows pictured below:
Since there was three of us dining, we ordered everything on the menu and got to try a little bit more of the extra portion of the dishes we ordered two of. EVERYTHING was amazing!
The Tuna Poke was my favorite of the two appetizers for its presentation, taste and originality. I loved the unique combination of the cucumber, two different types of mango and black sesame along with the fresh tuna. It was a refreshing and light and left me wanting more.
We ordered two servings of the clam chowder thinking that we would enjoy more of this than the Tuna Poke, but I really wish we would have selected the Tuna Poke instead. Bacon was used as an ingredient to give the clam chowder a unique spin on a classic dish, but I wish they would have stuck to the traditional heavier, thicker New England clam chowder that I’m accustomed to. My mom also mentioned that she found the clam chowder to be “too salty” to her liking.
My favorite of the two entrees was the Walleye black garlic gnocchi. It was one of the best fish and pasta combinations I’ve had thus far. All the ingredients (spinach, orange marmalade along with the black gnocchi) worked well with one another and the Walleye was a delicious fish that didn’t give you that “fishy” taste. The portion size was more than adequate although I could have easily ate a few more bites of this dish had we ordered an extra serving of this. Kudos to Chef Giuseppe Tentori’s for his ability to turn this fish and pasta dish into magic for your mouth!
The lobster roll was another winning dish filled with hearty chunks of scrumptious lobster served on bread. I liked how onion strings and a salad were offered along with this dish and that you were given the option to combine it in your roll or eat it separately.
The Chocolate Stout Mousse was my favorite among the desserts. I’m a big chocolate fan so you can’t really go wrong with chocolate most of the time in my opinion, but I do have to say that not all chocolate desserts are made the same. The Chocolate Stout Mousse was heaven to my palate! The chocolate goodness combined with the peanut brittle just gave it that additional dimension and made this dessert unbelieveable! Talk about a “foodgasm” to end the meal with a bang!
The Sherry Triffle was another amazing dessert on the lighter but refreshing side. The raspberries were fresh and delectable.
All in all I absolutely LOVED GT Fish and Oyster and am kicking myself in the foot for not coming here sooner especially when it’s right in my neighborhood! I think I’ll be coming here a lot more now or at least finding an excuse to come more often. I give it a 5 out of 5 for outstanding service, food, flavor, originality and ambiance.
Special thanks to Trevor our very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly server! See you all very soon!
Hand drawn art work from chalk at GT Fish and Oyster