Though originally set to open today, GT Fish & Oyster will officially open on Thursday. The opening comes about five months after the seafood restaurant was first announced, and it couldn’t come at a more exciting time. Coupled with Grant Achatz’s announcement that Next will open on April 6, it looks like the two most anticipated restaurants of 2011 will end up opening within a week of each other. While we are still not sure what the full menu will be at Next, we finally know what chef Giuseppe Tentori has in store. We were sent a copy of the full menu, and while it still doesn’t have any prices, it does look awfully close to the one that Keven Boehm previewed last week.
The menu is divided in three sections: cold, hot, and, of course, oysters. That lobster roll that we sampled back in January is on the menu, as is the chowder. Although we haven’t sampled any of the other items on the menu, we feel like we already know many of them thanks to the numerous videos and pictures on the restaurant’s active blog, which followed the development of the menu.
Of course, the only way to know for sure is to actually visit the restaurant. According to Tentori, tables will be available to walk ins until Monday, when the restaurant will finally start taking reservations. In the meantime, check out both the cocktail menu and the food menu below.
GT Fish and Oyster, 531 N Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654; 312-929-3501