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The Gage
The Gage

The Gage Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegagechicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 372-4243
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Public Transit: The Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink Lines drop you off at Madison St. and Wabash St. (just a few blocks from the restaurant). The Red Line drops you off at Monroe St. and State St. (just a few blocks from the restaurant. The 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 bus routes all stop within a block of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered by The University Club at 76 E. Monroe. In addition, there are several parking lots located just steps from the restaurant. The closest lot is the Grant Park Garage which can be accessed from Michigan Avenue. The elevator/escalator at the South end of the garage is located directly in front of the restaurant's entrance.
A word from The Gage
The Gage is a 3-star rated restaurant located across from Millennium Park in a historically landmarked building built in the late 1800s. The Gage offers upscale, yet casual dining in a vintage atmosphere inspired by the gastropubs of Ireland and England. Time Out has said The Gage's menu "covers every craving" and includes Scotch eggs, fresh seafood, locally made sausages, burgers, steaks, salads and Guinness-battered fish and chips. The Libations list features craft beers, interesting wines and a selection of Irish whiskeys and single malts. Open for dinner at 4 everyday, The Gage is also open for lunch at 11 and brunch Saturday and Sunday at 10. The Gage offers the perfect setting for a casual drink, a business meeting or a formal event--refined rusticity--steps from MillenniumContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great dining experience at the Gage, as always. Food and drink options were diverse. The pork belly appetizer was delicious. My favorite drink was the el Diablo. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is my third visit to the Gage, and I've gotten the Fish and Chips all three times. Never disappointed. Also tried the corned beef has which was very good. Dessert was Peanut Butter French Silk Pie, also great!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem. Very good food, service, ambiance and moderate noise level."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food is delicious & perfectly prepared. The staff, particularly, Kevin is attentive & very helpful. You must try it!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great restaurant if you are visiting the Chicago Art Institute and/or Millenium Park. Close by, great food, and on Open Table so you can get in quickly if there are reservations available. On my recent visit, I had a burger with bleu cheese which was phenomenal! I would highly recommend this burger. Didn't have a beer but the offerings looked great - some wonderful craft beers on tap."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Gage has all the right ingredients in all the right quantities. The ambiance is rich and inviting without being too over or pretentious. Attention to detail at The Gage is second to none, always has been. I've been to The Gage many times and can say with confidence that the service is phenomenal. The food is pricey but well worth the money. Thoughtful pairings of unique seasonal ingredients perfectly prepared and portioned is what The Gage offers. From traditional classics like the scotch egg to their more unique dishes, all are executed flawlessly, every time. I live in the neighborhood and have had so many good experiences at The Gage that I decided to have my rehearsal dinner in their downstairs private bar area. Simply amazing!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went in to downtown Chicago to have lunch prior to heading home to LA. Asked a server at a local restaurant for a recommendation in the city and recommendation was Gage. Had great reviews so we decided to try it Hit a ton of traffic to and from the city even though left at 11 :30 am for a 1 pm reservation. Dined outside and it was a beautiful day. Food and service was great(short wait for food as we informed the server of time constraint) Lobster roll was the bomb and hubs thought burger was great. Inside bar scene with a lot of noise. If you are 20-30 something you will love this place We consider ourselves foodies and dine out 5+ times a week I would go back with someone who loves the city life (as I do:-)"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food is consistently great and the service is top notch. Highly recommend and we will return often."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "the music and service was great. I had the venison burger and honestly wished I could eat more... I highly recommend The Gage as a must stop in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Really good food. Bread was amazing. Had fish and chips, beet salad, and Jameson glazed donuts. All delicious!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner here on Saturday night. Excellent service on all fronts. The food was very good. Watmelon soup delicious! Great Pork and wonderful deserts. Would recommend."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very interesting menu choices that were creative and delicious. Great atmosphere with a very upscale pub feel and outstanding service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was nice, but overpriced for what it was. The high noise level was somewhat muted in the side room, but still distracting. The menu options were rather limited. The staff was very accommodating, and quite nice about allowing my friend to purchase a half glass of wine. Also, we ordered the beet salad to share, & they brought it to us already split into two bowls, which we thought very nice of them."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Terrific menu with British leanings. Fish & chips, lots of sea food dishes, great beer and wine lists. Noisy and lively pub atmosphere with great service. Excellent location for Orchestra Hall or Art Institute goers!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our first visit to The Gage, and we were very pleased. Excellent service and food. We each had the venison burger, which was delicious! Great place for a casual lunch."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Gage is one of our very favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and the atmosphere friendly and energetic. It's location is a plus for it is close to the many artistic venues in the area. The fish and chips and venison burger were both especially delicious!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Enclosed patio on Michigan Avenue feels private even with people constantly walking by, and you can still see the skyscrapers up and down the street. Surprisingly many "heavy" choices on the menu for summer, but the turkey sandwich and chicken orzo soup were both delicious."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We went to The Gage for our anniversary. Food was great, lots of great draft beers and Tony surprised us with the amazing peanut butter pie for anniversary!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our first visit to Macarena was a pleasure. We left full and pleased with the variety of the food. The staff was extremely attentive. There were flavors to please both the beef eater and the seafood lovers. Definitely will be back"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We've passed by and never gone in thinking that they'd be too crowded to get a table. Wrong! The restaurant is huge and would be great for anything from a twosome to a large party. The food was exceptionally delicious. All the staff was very accommodating and remarkably attentive given how busy they were. We'll definitely be back in spite of the noise level. If it had been a quieter atmosphere I would have given them a 5 star Outstanding rating. Super delicious and super convenient for our outings to both the Art Institute and Millennium Park. We also liked that the menu offered something for everyone from our vegetarian to our meat eater, from our least hungry to most hungry diner."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Lunch was great. I actually hate it when they bring you a salad and you have to cut everything up yourself, but once I got it all cut and mixed, it was excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My first visit not my last very impressed. Great service. Loved the menu. Very hopping for lunch. Must try it for dinner."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Perfect every time. The food, service and overall experience are simply perfect!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere and good starters. Entrees were just ok."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Amazing food with beautiful presentation Amazing service"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My adult kids and I had lunch on a recent Friday. We chose to sit outside a the weather was perfect. The Michigan avenue pedestrian traffic added to the vibrant feel of the place. food was great. We started with a special, a cherry salad that was outstanding--bing and ranier cherries with almonds, cheddar, and a cherry champagne vinaigrette. Entrees included a venison burger and a regular burger as well as a buffalo chicken sandwich. We split a pie for dessert. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and find the current menu to be a bit heavy for summer. We had the poutine and burger. Both were excellent, but I wanted to take a nap after. The best part is having quality food on Michigan Ave."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service from the kitchen was very slow. Fortunately we were not on a work schedule and were please to linger over lunch. To his credit our server kept us informed, and was most gracious."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It is a terrific place for a business lunch. The food was sumptious and arrived on time."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a delicious outdoor lunch this week. The weather was perfect, so we tolerated the street noise in order to sit outside. My husband ordered the sea scallop salad, which was divine: perfectly cooked scallops with fresh apricots, crunchy Bibb lettuce and a light vinaigrette. I enjoyed the burrata and heirloom tomato salad special, along with my favorite sandwich: earthy roasted woodland mushrooms with peppery arugula, pecorino, and truffle aioli, served warm on a roll. We've never had a poor meal here, and we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Always will go here when I want to treat friends, coworkers, or clients to place with good food, service, and ambience. Never have had a bad experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Chose the Gage for its location and good reviews but I was quite disappointed. Reservations were for dinner at 8:00 on Sunday. Inside was very cold and empty, so we sat outside. Ordered the scallops to start which were delicious - highlight of the evening. Caesar salad was big and bland. Cocktails were good but not great and very expensive. My husband ordered the venison burger but they were out of venison. I asked for a wine list to choose a selection to go with dinner. Then dinner arrived but waitress was nowhere to be seen for more than 5 minutes. No one came to the table to see what was wrong. After that point service was very poor. Waitress was standoffish and cold for the rest of the evening. We left before dessert."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Made reservations for 6:30 and told the waiter that we were going to Bank of America Theater for an 8:00 show. Had time for appetizers to dessert. Carrot ravioli was awesome as were the salads, soup, drinks and amazing apricot tart for dessert. Look forward to going again. A little noisy so not very romantic but that is not what we were looking for."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were in Chicago for a long weekend and had a local recommend The Gage. We had to get an early reservation, and you could tell the place was very popular with the after-work crowd. I did get the feeling that regulars got preferential treatment (despite reserving several days in advance, our table was way in the back) but that's O.K. I guess. The service was attentive and outstanding and the food was very, very good. I highly recommend the mussels vindaloo and the sausage and cheese plate as appetizers. We'd heard the fish and chips were the best in town, and they didn't disappoint, although I'm not sure they were the "best" I ever had. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing dinner outside before our show. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. Everything from the unique cocktails through our shared blueberry/corn ice cream cobbler was delicious and fresh. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If it's a nice day, sit outdoors; the waist high border of the seating area creates a sense of privacy while still allowing a view of the park."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place with great food and drink and service beyond compare. Always love coming here and it's always a must-visit!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our last meal on a four day vacation and it proved to be the best. I had the roasted elk and it was magnificent. Excellent beer selection. Service was exemplary. If I am in chicago again I would have a few drinks at the bar- it was energetic, decorated nice."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Brought my daughter here for a birthday lunch. We completely enjoyed the outdoor dining right opposite Millenium Park and the very tasty upscale pub food - fried pickles w/aioli, venison burger, smoked salmon half sandwich with cold cucumber soup. I had not mentioned that this was a birthday meal but our server guessed it and brought out a complimentary dessert, which was an excellent surprise. It's definitely pricey but I felt that we got good value for our money."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It is the thrid time I have been there for lunch. The scallop salad is wonderful. The second time I have had it. Cooked to perfection,"
    Dined on 7/1/2014