GT Fish & Oyster

Since Joel is a huge seafood fan, he wanted to celebrate his birthday at Chicago's new hot spot GT Fish & Oyster. 

We went on a Sunday night, and weren't sure what the dress code would be. I wore a silver skirt, blue tank, and nude heels and Joel wore jeans and a sports coat. We were probably a teensy bit over dressed for the relaxed, beachy vibe of the restaurant, but I don't think anyone cared. Better to be over dressed than under dressed!
I liked the whole vibe of the spot. You walk in and the bar seating is a table in the shape of a boomarang. I felt like it had been decorated by Mary McDonald, but whoever did do the decor hit it spot on.
We wasted no time when we sat down and got straight to business
 This is a picture of a very happy man.
The menu at GT is short and sweet. The dishes are made to be shared, and the waitress said she reccomended 2-3 per person.
We started the party with the Tuna Poke
This dish was so fresh and delicious. It had a strong Asian flavor going on, with lots of kicks of ginger, but was hearty and filling. I would get this again for sure. 

Our next order, the shrimp bruschetta, was eaten up too quickly to catch a picture. It was amazeballs.

This was grilled sturgeon with fried polenta cakes. It was my least favorite of the suite of food we tried. The fish was a little dry, and I just wasn't all that impressed. I would pass on this dish.
The next dish we tried was the crab meat gnocchi. I was expecting the exact opposite of what we got, but the tastes were out of this world. I got a lot of Asian flavors again with a touch of ginger in the sauce, but the warm crab center was out of this world.

Our waitress recommended that we end the night with the party pleaser: the mussels.
Honestly some of the best mussels I've ever had.

And of course, a birthday isn't a birthday without dessert! Joel let me pick dessert which was a no brainer...the key lime pie. Everyone around us was ordering it and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
Honestly, best key lime pie I've ever, and will ever, have in my life. They layer the pie in a mason jar, and then toast their marshmellowy meringue. It was TDF.
Isn't that a lovely presentation? They also gifted Joel a $20 gift certificate for his birthday.

How cute is that?


  1. Happy Birthday! looks delicious. I love trying new restaurants.

  2. ummm, so jealous! That key lime pie looks DIVINE :)

  3. GT Fish & Oyster is on my list of places to go. Looks amazing! Especially that tuna! I always choose key lime pie for dessert if it's on the menu--always!

  4. Hello sister. Beautiful dinner. Get me more followers:]! Love you.