The Gage

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$30 and under
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Loved by locals and visitors alike, The Gage is the iconic restaurant on Michigan Avenue featuring refined, rustic cuisine in the historic Gage Group Buildings. The Gage offers upscale, yet casual dining in a vintage atmosphere inspired by the gastropubs of Ireland and England. The Gage's menu "covers every craving" (TimeOut Chicago) and includes Scotch eggs, fresh seafood, locally made sausages, burgers, steaks and salads. The Gage offers the perfect setting for a casual drink, a business meeting or a formal event -- refined rusticity, steps from Millennium Park.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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KC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Gage never disappoints - great food, service ambiance.

k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and attention was great. Nice location for a business lunch

RG
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorites and smack in the middle of Millennium Park. Tourist & local friendly (I'm local).

PC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mike, provided excellent service. And...the back of the bar is beautiful.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Not as memorable as I would have liked. The salad was ho-hum, service non-attentive. Brought family from out of state, didn't live up to expectations.

e
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good local beer selection and friendly bartenders. Get the fish and chips!

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Wait staff were very friendly. If we lived in Chicago this would be part of our regular rotation.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server took special care of us. The food was delicious the atmosphere lively and the presentation of the drinks was fabulous!

p
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Steak was excellent. It's a bar with tables, so was pretty loud.

NC
Memphis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Gage was a lovely place for our family gathering. Not too noisy that we couldn't hear each other and although crowded our table was intimate. Two pluses. As each couple arrived at the restaurant, there were ten of us, we were seated immediately. The second plus, my grandson has food allergies and the chief accommodated him safely and that in itself was totally worth a 5 star rating.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch before Hamilton on our daughter’s birthday. Amazing service, delicious and unique food.

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was awesome. He recommended certain things on the menu. The food was delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. House poutine is amazing

C
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables for two are very close to each other so felt like we were part of the next table’s date which is why I gave only 4 stars for ambiance but aside from that it’s a great place. The food was excellent; only detraction was that our entrees came out earlier than we would have liked which curtailed our enjoyment of the cheese plate we ordered as an appetizer and an expensive cocktail my husband ordered that was good with the cheese but not his entree and so he didn’t drink most of it. My husband enjoyed the wild boar and I enjoyed the halibut fish special. For dessert we enjoyed the appfelkuchen (not sure of spelling) which was very tasty.

TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Venison Burger was delicious waiter was uninterested and unengaged!

KM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were excellent. The food was outstanding. The Gage is a superior dining experience.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

One of my favorite things about the Gage is the host/hostess, they always take the time to make you feel very welcome😊

MT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Mussels were reaaally good!
A pitty that it was such a noisy place

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable for an excellent meal.

TK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We revisited after finding the Gage this summer. We brought our entire family from out of town and HIGHLY recommended the Mussels on the menu. No one was disappointed. And our waiter (Johnny) was attentive and excellent. We'll be back again in the summer to enjoy the outdoor patio view of Millennium Park.

A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The white cheddar & pear tartine and the PBR battered fried pickles were delicious appetizers and the portions were more than generous for two. Great cocktails and awesome service (shout out to Archie)! Been to this restaurant several times before and never disappointed. 5 stars+ !

VH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful lunch at The Gage. Our server, Rosie, was amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive. As former servers my friend and I so appreciate great service and Rosie delivered. We had the special, Shepherds’ Pie, which was delicious. Served piping hot in a cast iron pot, we finished every morsel. Couldn’t resist two scoops of the house made sorbet, which was a perfect ending to a marvelous day out. I’ve been to The Gage several times and have never been disappointed. Thanks for doing such an exemplary job. I will return.

AA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - made reservation just 2 days prior; added an extra person morning of; accomodated with no problems. Advised we would have very little time and need extreme focus from staff in order to return to meeting on time. Provided Palmer House Hilton of this fabulous place as a recommendation for a quick go-to, great food and wonderful staff.

t
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business lunch, not too noise and great food. Serviced has always been exceptional!

e
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and dinner menu - all great!

S
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Venison Burger and fries were very tasty, but the Fish & Chips ..... lacked any real flavor .
Service was great

N
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative dishes with a menu with variety anyone could find something to eat on!

JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-show dinner. Waiter was wonderful and very mindful of getting us out in time. Food was superb and reasonably priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their seafood.

LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sunday brunch...scotch eggs...yum!! It was a lovely place to go for brunch, busy but not overly so. The food was good and the coffee great!

BP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family group of 9 had a very enjoyable dinner prior to attending a show at the Chicago Theatre. Everything ran like clockwork. Service was fantastic and the food matched as well. Not one complaint. Would highly recommend for a nice dinner for any occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Amazing on all counts.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, excellent food.

GS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service at the Gage is always superb! The location makes it a perfect place for a wonderful meal before or after Symphony.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, food did not disappoint

s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, reasonable prices, and top notch service. 10/10 solid restaurant.

OT
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Have been to The Gage more than a dozen times over the years—food is always wonderful. On this visit, the restaurant was unpleasantly hot, and our waiter got involved with a large table and pretty much forgot about us after the food came. Still, delicious NY Strip, and Venison Rack to die for.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at The Gage!

OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great experience when I go to the Gage or recommend it to a friend or co-worker. It is my go-to for dining downtown.

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