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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4.6based on recent ratings
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KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our booth was very dark. We needed to use the flashlight function on our phones to read the menus. I have eaten at The Gage many times and continue to return.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Very welcoming and accommodating. Amazing food

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our 1 year anniversary. Our waitress was very nice. We were given a complementary glass of champagne each and a free slice of cheesecake, which was much appreciated.

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would not only recommend The Gage, better yet, I would go again. The only problem was the darkness of our table, which made it impossible to read the menu. One tiny candle was not enough for reading two menus written on tiny print. We ordered oysters, that were very fresh. The steamed mussels were so abundant that fed both of us. They were delicious. The desserts were also excellent, especially the chocolate-hazelnut tart.

JW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good brunch in a fantastic location with good friends. I had the hash and a warm cider toddy that was sublime. It was busy and lively but we were never rushed- I would definitely like to return next time we’re in town to try another meal menu.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage offered a excellent atmosphere and experience. The bar was absolutely beautiful and the waitstaff looked trendy and professional. Paul our server went above and beyond our service expectations. The entire staff shows that they care about their customers. His extensive knowledge with the drink and food menu was impressive! He was truly the best waiter we had experienced our entire 4 day weekend in downtown Chicago! I will Highly recommend the Gage and ask for Paul!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful, drinks and food was perfect!

RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at reasonable downtown Chicago prices.

MS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food - Perfect Pace. Cool place. We loved it.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and excellent service. The cocktails were fun and interesting and dinner was delicious. Our waiter recommended an order of green beans for the table and they were the perfect addition to our spare ribs and chicken curry. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice evening out.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

MO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonder experience! Staff is great very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious!!

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

DA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ok spot. Not the total best as a first time guest, however, the ambiance is amazing. Had to send food back twice with no comp.

MG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu reads so beautifully that we thought the description of the food must be exaggerated. No so. Better than described. Can't wait to go again.

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed at the quality of service and how attentive the wait staff were on a very busy Valentine's Day dinner.

KC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great greeting, seating, service and food. The Gage team provides a high level of professional service and we had a very enjoyable dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was AMAZING!!! I love the experience, the food and the playlist was awesome!

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best server we’ve had in Chicago! Made our day! Thank you!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday dinner

C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the ballet.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage was a wonderful experience! We tried them during Restaurant Week for breakfast and we loved every minute of it. The drinks, food and staff were fantastic! Our breakfast experience was positively enhanced, can't wait to go back!

BW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cauliflower soup was excellent. Monte Cristo sandwich was very good. Hazelnut coffeecake was dry..old?? Not delicious. Service was great!

KP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our service was very slow. 2 of us were happy with our food and 2 of us were very disappointed. It's a nice comfortable atmosphere.

J
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meals, great wine - just a little noisy from the basketball game at the bar. A little reminder about the split identity of the place- fine dining and bar.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar - great cocktails and food!

J
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great brunch on a Saturday for 6. The staff was very attentive. We all thought it was a pretty place with a good price point. Most of us were very happy with our breakfast cocktails and drinks, and our main dishes. Great location and I’d recommend!

B
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a great meal at the Gage and this time was no different. Love to sit away from the bar area as it is quieter and the new section next to the kitchen is so cozy with the fireplace and new wall to make it more intimate.

n
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gastropub food, always impeccably prepared. Lively atmosphere. Friendly but professional staff. Been coming here since it opened; seems like it's pricier now and I was disappointed to see that the booths in back by the kitchen have been replaced with ordinarily tables. Still, it's wonderful place and I recommend it without reservation.

LH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I have been friends for 50 years. We met when we were in the 6th grade.

We just came from a yoga class and came to The Gage for supper. The management looked at my note from opentable and saw we were celebrating 50 years of friendship. She was so kind and congratulatory. I mean, who celebrates 50 years of friendship anymore? She treated us with a fruity drink with a mint leaf. Sounds like Brambuoi(sp?). It was delicious. My friend liked it so much, she ordered another one. Enjoyable evening with good food, good conversations and of course, happy milestone for me and my friend!

SR
London
1 review