The Gage

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$30 and under
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The Gage has become a perennial favorite of locals and visitors alike for over ten years by effortlessly blending European influence with American style. The restaurant serves refined, rustic cuisine, innovative libations and an award-winning wine list all in a lively, convivial setting. Known as a “must visit” among Chicago’s dining scene, The Gage continues to evolve by serving well-rounded food and beverage menus that feature classic dishes and drinks with contemporary twists rooted in tradition.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cute outdoor area. great service and food

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SC4444
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!
The only small mistake was that in my drink, they swapped out an ingredient listed on the menu for a different ingredient that I don’t like.

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MichP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the experience, the drinks, and all the food. However there was no AC, we were seated inside and were sweating in our seats.

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Heidi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the mussels, perfect.
Our waiter was more than accommodating.

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vipIcedancer
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Fish and chips for both of us. Excellent!

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arfloes
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time I walked in until the time I left, everything was just right. Jeff was kind enough to make recommendations based on my palate and every dish we ordered was the perfect portion. I highly recommend the ceviche as well as the halibut! Yum!

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vipMichaelG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Alexander Wes excellent, and everything from cocktails, to entrees, to desserts was terrific!

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TriciaH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in after a visit to the Art Institute. We sat outside and the service and food were excellent. I saw that they thoroughly cleaned after guests left and tables were spaced at a safe distance. Enjoyable experience!

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Kate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Every time my mom visits Chicago we have to come here for the Venison burger! Incredible with a glass of red wine. The buffalo cauliflower is also great. It can sometimes get really noisy out on the patio which can be distracting if you are trying to hold a conversation, so I would recommend indoor seating if you're looking for a quieter dining experience.

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SeonA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the steak frites and it was amazing. The king Louie bites were awesome as well. Enjoyed the whole experience the service was great. Definitely on my list again when I visit Chicago again.

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DebS
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Way too expensive for not being a well followed restaurant.

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vipGioGio2
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating with social distancing. Impeccable service and the food is always top knotch. Will definitely return soon.

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vipGoodEats
Chicago
216 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best options in the Loop!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Recommended For lunch excellent drinks excellent service wife and I had the BLT lobster mine was excellent my wife had to
send the tomatoes back they were mushy but other than that all the food was very good and the sides were excellent her carrots were delicious my Elotes was quite tasty , overall I would highly recommend it

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vipTFGomez
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice returning to the Gage after lock down. Food was as good as always and the service perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I can’t express accurately how much we enjoyed this meal. The steak was cooked and seasoned to perfection. What a lovely treat in Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We arrived at this restaurant around 7 and was told that they were booked until 9. I went on to open table and booked for 730. The food was really good but the service was not so much. I think they prefer whites skin only.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food here! The lobster BLT and pastrami smoked salmon sandwich were both the best we have had. Outdoor seating for brunch right across Millennium Park. Great food !!!

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vipMichaelV
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always good and the service was nice. Good value, but menu is limited right now.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be coming back! Everything was phenomenal, from food to drink to service to music.

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vipRobinB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. One of my favorite places for lunch in the loop!

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vipLPod
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice evening. Great service. Fresh and delicious food. Excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We had to wait 10+ mins for our table even though we had a reservation. Once we were seated it took over 30 mins to get our drinks. Service was slow throughout the evening.

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vipMayaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a wonderful experience at the Gage! From the hosts/hostesses, to our wonderful waitress, everyone was very warm and welcoming. They didn’t rush us out, and everything was very clean.

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EnethiaM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the staff and everyone was really helpful and nice!

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vipJames
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is simply one of the best patios on Michigan Avenue. The staff is great and they all wear proper PPE. I highly recommend the fried pickles and fish and chips. Plus they have an Habanero Margarita. Well done GAGE.

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vipchanelmargot
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All occasions!

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VickiG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food -- tasty with unique twist. Well priced, excellent service -- and out door dining in this time of Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish was delicious and satisfying, and the bartender (Jimmy) happily made some custom off-menu cocktails for us that were outstanding. My only wish was that the cocktail menu included more of the magic Jimmy can create on the spot!

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vipChrisZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited The Gage for our anniversary on July 4th, the first time we've eaten in a restaurant since the lock-down began. First of all, I would like to commend and applaud the staff for the care and attention they gave to the new regulations for indoor dining. We found that the regulations didn't interfere with our enjoyment of the meal at all. All the staff were cheerful, helpful and willing to answer any questions we had, either about the food, or the regulations, quickly and knowledgeably.
The food was excellent, as it always is at The Gage. We had been a little worried that operating under restrictions would damp down their flair and style, but not a bit of it. The salad was fresh and tasty, the main courses delicious, and the dessert generous and pleasing. We can happily recommend The Gage for whatever night out it is you're celebrating.

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Greta10
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was just okay and so were the prices. There menu is straight to the point ; there are some good options. We set outside which was nice!

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vipAriana28
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Jamal was very unfriendly like another person (host I guess).
Was here before and a lady host was much more welcoming, and the waiter as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, well presented, well prepared. Sane wine list. Excellent service.

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viptzladybug
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best fish and chips in a long time! service was outstanding

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vipHedy
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love The Gage and Acanto and Beacon! all well run with wonderful food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A little too pricey.

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Gage also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 372-4243.

The Gage is rated 4.7 stars by 8833 OpenTable diners.

The Gage does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gagehospitality.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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