On Wednesday of our Chicago visit, Angie, John and I met up for dinner at GT Fish and Oyster. Before dinner, we walked around River North (where Nordstrom is located) and shopped the area while we waited for John to walk his dog, Lucille. We were originally going to eat at a restaurant called the Purple Pig but decided to visit GT Fish and Oyster instead. The restaurant is relatively new and reminds me of Pearl Oyster Bar:
The tables are really difficult to come by on the week nights because it’s a popular spot, but luckily we were able to sit outdoors and were seated as soon as we arrived because a table had just opened up. The hostess told us it was going to be at least a three hour wait if we wanted to eat indoors. The weather was really beautiful and it was their first day having their outdoor seating available, so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity.
We started out with oysters:
The oysters are half off after 10pm (every night) but we were pretty early. They have an interesting mignonette sauce that includes yuzu, which paired well with all of our oyster choices.
Next, tuna poke with mango:
And then eel:
Branzino with meyer lemons:
Lobster mac and cheese:
We liked almost all of our dishes – I wasn’t a fan of the oyster slider because I thought it didn’t have enough taste (the oyster was really small and there was too much bread). I was also not a huge fan of the lobster mac and cheese – I usually don’t make mac and cheese with peas and didn’t find them necessary in the lobster dish, either. Overall, it’s a really cute restaurant and it’s a fun place to go people watch!