The Gage

4.7
9337 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9337 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FoodSnobJohn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. From soups of the day to desert meal was great. Haven’t had food that good in a long time.

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RobG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant and helpful service. Would recommend.

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vipKathleenM
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back, fabulous staff, food and welcoming!

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Stubby
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course the Gage was wonderful

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Nicolex25
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dinner at The Gage. I started off with the Wedge Salad that was so delicious and enjoyed the burger for dinner. Great menu. Next time, I'll have to try some of the cocktails. They looked amazing.

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Kelly
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had super green salad which was excellent. Delicious burger with avocado. Tasty fudge cake. They also validated my parking ticket. Gage never disappoints

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vipBethK
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is a staple for our family. We had Father’s Day brunch and it was fabulous, as usual. Always consistent!

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vipMegs42582
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to The Gage since it opened and have loved every single visit. It toes a unique line between neighborhood pub, high-end dining, fabulous cocktail program, and family-friendly cozy hang-out. From quick lunches to special dinners and everything in between, The Gage and their fabulous staff continually provide the most amazing service, delicious food and drinks, and an easy-going, fun atmosphere. I happily recommend it to visitors and locals alike and have never heard a complaint! Every time I leave I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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DanielleA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is one of our favorite restaurants. We took our kids this time and really had a great time.

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KathrynH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great! Plan on coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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ShannaE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The ambiance and the vibe in this restaurant fit seamlessly into the Chicago night life experience- but the service was not even one star- our server seemed completely uninterested in waiting on my friend and I- had no personality and made us feel like we were an inconvenience to wait on. He never explained anything about the menu and could’ve cared less to offer another round of drinks or bring the dessert menu- we had nothing but amazing and exceptional service at every other place we dined the entire weekend! There are too many places out there to waste your time here, in our opinion- service is EVERYTHING! We still left 20% because we just felt guilty coming out of a pandemic to stiff someone- but he didn’t even seem the least bit appreciative, so we kicked ourselves!

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vipRLS3
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great go to spot. One of the best in the city

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Antcin
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage was very good, the food and the service were exceptional. I would recommend going to this restaurant while in Chicago. We definitely will be back.

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vipMaxine
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, food, drink and wait staff all outstanding. Beautiful contemporary setting with an homage to the millenary. My favorite place to eat when visiting Millenium Park

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LouiseS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have never been disappointed here, the food is always excellent this visit was absolutely no exception.

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MelanieR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is just as good as it was before the pandemic. High quality food and service. Wonderful experience. I had the roast chicken and greatly enjoyed it along with a chilled fresh asparagus soup. Outstanding!

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Rick
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff - did not rush us. Great food. One of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage was wonderful as usual! The steamed mussels in saffron white wine were delicious. Our server was so friendly and professional.

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BobG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All-round excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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vipMarriedtoFoodie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meeting a friend after a long time. He ordered the steak, I had the venison burger. Hearty food but well made.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food and service not up to very high preCovid standards.

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vipmay25
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the beet salad - delicious! Hamburger was great as well. Our server was attentive.

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JulieP
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On a very busy Monday, the last day of the Monet exhibit across the street at the Art Institute, we were seated within 5 minutes of our 1 PM reservation. I asked for a booth and we got the 1/2 booth, which is actually perfect for 2. Even though it was packed, we were served promptly. The food was delicious and just what we ordered. I have been to The Gage many times and I'm never disappointed. The only thing I wish is that there was a more convenient bathrooms. They're down some challenging steps and then around a corner. As a senior, this is inconvenient.

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cbdouglass
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of historic cocktails! Server showed just the right amount of attorney. Food was delicious.

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Chicagodiner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

French omelet was good. Menu description included zucchini, spinach and brie. There was 1 piece of zucchini, the rest was squash, it was fine, I was just looking forward to zucchini.

The yogurt parfait was one of the best .

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GlennP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really nice venue which was buzzing. Great service, great burger and a nice cold beer to wash it down. I will be back.

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DeeR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was poor. It’s a busy spot and it feels like they are trying to rush you out. Server was patronizing. Food was decent but over priced. Makes sense because it is a tourist spot. Love the ambiance.

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vipGalah
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, good wine selections all made for an enjoyable evening

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fun2eat
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosie, our server was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage staff was at the top of their game last night. The hosts greeted us and accommodated our seating preference immediately. We sat at the bar and were well taken care of by the bartender and team from start to finish. Great food and drinks, as always! All this keeps us coming back—-

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Slatersan
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage never lets us down. We've been going there ever since our wedding night in 2008 and it is always a great experience.

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vipLuvMalibudinning
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice wine selection.

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CLBandDPB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service (by Maggie), but just a tad pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The creme brulee is poetry on a plate

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Sofija
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience is outstanding. There is just enough light to see what you are eating, but at the same time to not overtake the whole room. It is as if the brick walls and the hollow space that they surround are are softly enveloped in each other. The tables are private and nicely spaced so that there is enough room between them so that you aren't hearing the conversations of tables other then your own. There is a nice bar at the back. Food is decent though a bit pricey. Nonetheless, the desserts are definitely worth it ( highly recommend the strawberry truffle sunday). The drinks are also great. The servers are very friendly, sweet, kind, sociable, and considerate. The smiles on their faces are ones of genuine love for their job. Definitely worth a visit!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Meal was amazing. Drinks were delicious. We needed to pull our phones out to look at the menu.

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JacksonOReilly
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server was unfriendly, slow and borderline rude. He seemed to want nothing more than to get us out of there.

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 9337 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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