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The Gage, Chicago, IL

The Gage

4.7
4.7
9917 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Private party facilities

    The Gage's menu "covers every craving". Ideal for private parties, rehearsal dinners and corporate meetings, The Gage's event space options include semi-private and private dining rooms offering the vibe of a busy establishment or complete privacy.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • Public transit

    The CTA "EL" stop at Madison Street and Wabash Street for Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink Lines is less than two blocks from The Gage. <br /><br />CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 9,917 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was very attentive, and the food was top notch. Ambience was exquisite.

  2. BB

    BobB

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  3. p

    parley

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always dependable food and service, extensive menu, and great drinks. Been coming here for years and it’s still worth a trip.

  4. PC

    PatC

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to relax with friends after a day of sightseeing

  5. T

    Terry

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was entertaining a friend from out of town. We went to the Art Institute in the morning and then to the Gage for lunch. The location is so convenient. I made a reservation and we were seated right away. We were doing a boat tour and needed to leave in about an hour. We let our server know and he expedited our meals and allowed us to pay before we finished eating. I go the green salad with salmon and it was fantastic. My friend was really impressed with the quality of the food and ambiance.

  6. d

    dailydiner

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Peach cobbler for two will easily serve four. Delicious, especially the ice cream.

  7. EL

    EatsLikeASumo

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place to go when in Chicago. If you haven't been yet then you need to try it at least once. Yum!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Food was wonderful. I will go back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delish. Service a bit slow but very friendly.

  10. t

    tkenney1971

    Atlanta

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    My server Rosie was awesome. Very attentive and very sweet. She is the only reason The Gage is not getting one star😢 The outdoor patio is nice. The fried pickel appetizer is like something you would see at carnival. Minimal pickle....maximum fried. Medium rare is red and bleeding on the burger. Lettuce was old and brown/red in spots. Place is hopping. Shake shack next door....just sayin'

  11. PC

    PeterC

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good cocktails and meal overall. Was a good place for a business dinner.

  12. F

    Film1

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’re visiting from Philadelphia and wanted to dine somewhere nice. Found this establishment online and decided to give it a try. Exceptional establishment and the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend anyone visiting Chicago to check this place out. We’re actually going back today since it’s right around the corner from our hotel.

  13. e

    eata7ot

    Chicago

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent, so the experience was perfect.

  14. JY

    JennaY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was great. Service was great. Good was great!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Dark chocolate pave was wonderful

  16. SS

    SheilaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at the Gage is always excellent. We enjoyed the shrimp, scotch eggs and cheese platter for appetizers. We all had fish, halibut, salmon and fish and chips. All were perfectly done and delicious. Draft beers and great nonalcoholic drinks were perfect accompaniments. While considering dessert I mentioned I was allergic to strawberries. The waiter steered me away from certain desserts and a potential reaction. They took our photo which will remind us always if this delightful dinner. Can’t wait to come back.

  17. CM

    ChanayM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was outstanding from the moment we walked through the door. I have the salmon entree which was the special for the day, it was prepared perfectly.

  18. PG

    PatriciaG

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband will be raving about the steak for the next decade. The food and service were wonderful.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Get the burger with the special sauce. It’s the BEST burger I’ve ever had. Cool atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great presentation and service that was exceptional

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    For brunch they pump out horrible fast beat music that is designed to turn tables quickly. If I wanted to feel like a mindless zombie, I would have went to Mc Donald’s. Highly recommend you avoid this place.

  22. FL

    FLPJ

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    There were four menus when we went for brunch - brunch, lunch, beverages and a special Father’s Day menu. Service was a bit slow on the uptake but our server was friendly and charming. We met the sommelier who had a section on the wine list highlighting black owned wineries from around the world. He said he tries to carry a lot of woman, minority and LGBTQ winemakers on his wine list.

  23. g

    gastronomique

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  24. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The peach cobbler for 2 was enormous including 3 or 4 scoops of ice cream but a bit lacking on peaches. The salmon and halibut were superb.

  25. DM

    DanielM

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gathering of old friends &amp; family. Energetic East Loop location close to art, music and theater. Always a favorite spot to meet, enjoy the ambience and dine sumptuously. Great, attentive wait team. Delicious and varied menu to solve our varied and, sometimes difficult, food issues. That’s why we return again and again.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant outdoor seating area, delicious food. The halibut was great, with English peas and fingerling potatoes. Good service as well.

  27. CB

    CynB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Gage is a favorite of mine, but this was my first time for brunch. There was a lot of availability when I made reservations but it was actually quite crowded. I ended up ordering from the lunch menu as opposed to the brunch specials and thoroughly enjoyed the smoked salmon blt. My niece had a traditional breakfast with scrambled eggs and loved that she got both bacon and sausage. The food and service were both excellent as I’ve come to expect from The Gage.

  28. HP

    HaleyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I made this reservation for my parent's anniversary and they had the best time!

  29. C

    Chidiner

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! never been disappointed ever! Please bring back the venison burger and the buffalo cauliflower!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The third time's the charm. On our prior two visits over the past several years, I hadn't really liked the food despite all the rave reviews. This time, however, was way different. Our meal was superb, and the service was flawless. We both had the salad greens to start with a lovely vinaigrette. Then, we both had the halibut with fresh peas and a lemon beurre blanc, which was exceptional. A bowl of sorbet and ice cream to end the meal was perfection. Looking forward to returning.

  31. AK

    AnnK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Gage never disappoints! Excellent service, great food &amp; we love their wine selections!

  32. F

    elenaF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place and great food! Loved it. Salmon was perfectly cooked. Fries should be thinner to win my complete love. But all really good.

  33. JP

    JPavelec

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent lunch spot. Great service. Foods was exceptional.

  34. a

    aking

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Host lady with big Afro hair had major attitude one moment I thought she own the restaurant Greetings with attitude is wrong don’t loose your customer you need us to survive

  35. PD

    ProDiner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I have been coming to The Gage for more than a decade and can say that until last night I have had nothing but positive experiences. Last night that changed, my daughter and I came for dinner, first we ordered cocktails, I had an Old Fashioned that even my daughter said looked watered down , and it was. Then I asked our waiter what the soup of the day was and he said rather haughtily “we don’t serve soup at dinner”, I replied that I had been having soup at dinner ever since I’ve dined there, and that as a matter of fact I had been there for dinner several weeks prior and had soup with my dinner. He insisted that I was incorrect. He then softened and said that had some soup from lunch but it was a cold soup, I said that was fine. He came back and said sorry no soup. I said my daughter and I would split a Caesar’s salad. He brought us a salad that had ONE crouton in it, ONE. I showed it to him and said this only has one crouton, to which he replied “do you want more?”. Really!!! Do I want more, no I just pointed it out because I had nothing else to do! I stifled my desire to say something offensive and merely said “yes please”. So all in all it was my least favorite dinner a The Gage EVER!

  36. DG

    DavidG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Gage was the perfect place for my wife and I to share a lovely day out. All of the food was tasty. Each item had its own unique character setting it apart from other places where we have eaten the same food. We will definitely choose to eat here again.

  37. JJ

    JenJen

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Fish and chips were very good. My grain bowl had very little flavor, even after I added the chicken. Don't recommend it. Had 3 scoops of ice cream for dessert that were very refreshing and rich.

  38. M

    Michele

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great early dinner! Tuna tartare and Halibut were fantastic! Great service too.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  40. KH

    KelliH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food and the service. I’ll definitely be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 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 9917 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 149 times today
Google Map for The Gage

24 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • Public transit

    The CTA "EL" stop at Madison Street and Wabash Street for Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink Lines is less than two blocks from The Gage. CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Private party facilities

    The Gage's menu "covers every craving". Ideal for private parties, rehearsal dinners and corporate meetings, The Gage's event space options include semi-private and private dining rooms offering the vibe of a busy establishment or complete privacy.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

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