The Gage

4.7
9423 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 9423 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
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarilynS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive.

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TJBlanco
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening at The Gage.
Quality of the food is excellent, the service is great, the atmosphere wonderful.
Maggy,, our waitress was super nice and friendly and made great recommendations. Music was nice and not too loud.
Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Staff is friendly and accommodating! Central location across from the park and right on Michigan! Food is good!

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TiMa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thank you so much for the wonderful food and service.

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AlexW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food. Short menu, great atmosphere, attentive service. I already want to return.

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Hehe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to celebrate my engagement after proposing, great meal and drinks to remember forever.

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KATHLEENO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and great G&T. The asparagus soup and crab cake were the perfect afternoon meal.

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TimH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere.

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GrahamW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely alfresco summer evening of drinks and dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fabulous service

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goodeater
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish and chips outstanding wait service. Special request for specific seating area was honored.

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vipTheresaM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is Chicago's most hospitable restaurant. Incredible service, excellent food, great location. Something for everyone. Love the Habanero Margarita!

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Payitforward
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It's awesome every time. Highly recommend it.

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foodlover
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent beet and fig salad. Pork Chop tender and cooked to perfection. Halibut crust a bit too thick. Sat in the back where it is quieter and we could talk. Very personable waiter.

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vipdesilu2
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food and service. Nice atmosphere outside covered patio. Pricey. Downtown prices

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FrederickR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town for a visit and we always try to visit the Gage - food and service are great. The location makes it perfect for a visit to some of the great spots in Chicago - before or after a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tables too close. People next to us loud and distracting talking. Waiting too long for ticket. Dessert was outstanding though!

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Annika
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, food and service. When we asked for a booth because of a hard -of-hearing person, we were immediately moved to a booth where we could converse perfectly. Server and busperson were both top-notch and very attentive. The mussels, beet/fig salad, salmon and creme brûlée were all fabulous! A fantastic birthday celebration; we’ll return for many more.

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JakeE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful! Took a while for the food to get to us, but the waiter handled it so well by explaining why and offered an additional drink on the house.

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DennisL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s no better place than the Gage for lunch in the Loop.

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zino
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been to the Gage several times. The menu seems tired and the food options are just okay. There is not much to choose from. The food was pretty good but not impressive in comparison to other nearby restaurants at this price point. The bar is a nice place to meet a friend for a drink, but would not recommend this place for dinner.

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vipMichaelD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

SERVED ALCOHOL TO MY MINOR DAUGHTER! We ordered her a virgin cocktail but when the bill came it was priced as an actual cocktail. The waitress admitted the mistake with very little apology. I asked her to remove it. When the check came back she not only left it on there but charged my credit card for it. I then went to the manager who seemed to have very little interest in the matter as well. When I finally said I was going to issue a complaint her reply then became “What can I do for you now?” We completely understand mistakes can be made but to be so callous about such an error and then insist on charging a 16 year old for it boggles the mind.

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SeanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosie was great!

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vipawchi
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch - food was fresh and well prepared. The berries on my French toast were piled high and delectable. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Great location for a bite when visiting the Loop.

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HJ62
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience.

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GilM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Host when arrived were nice and pleasant. Seated quickly with reservation always a plus. Good nice and hot when arrived. Quick service mussels very good taste. Steaks cook perfect. Drinks good.

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vipBillK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at The Gage!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance are great! Food was good but priced a but high for what it is. The highlight was dessert- the peach cobbler is delicious and generous, it put us in a food coma.

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TimL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat, Wes was very knowledgeable about the food and helpful. Look forward to coming back.

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vipLisaA
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had Saturday brunch - very busy as the weather was nice outside. We wanted to sit outside, but reservations for outdoor seating arent allowed, first come first serve.
Would have liked to be able to reserve outdoor seating.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage was highly recommended and it live up to the expectation. Waitstaff (Al) and bartender (Oz) were attentive, knowledgeable and professional. Gave great food recommendations. The mussels were excellent. The Halibut and Salmon and complements were cooked and seasoned to perfection.

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Adrienne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Located very well on Michigan ave, down the street from Orchestra Hall and the Art Institute. Great food and service. I would have given the ambience a higher rating, but it
was so loud that I at times at to shout at my friend and had to keep asking her to repeat what she was saying.c Not a great place for good food and onversation. The music could have been much more modified.

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peach cobbler for two was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Attentive staff. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to live in Chicago and the Gage was a favorite spot of mine. I make sure to dine there every time I return for a visit. It never disappoints. The fish and chips are excellent and the flourless chocolate cake is divine!

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vipKathryn
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Gage. The food and drinks were delicious and the hospitality even better. When we return to Chicago, we will return to The Gage!

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vipProf
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch salads

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So glad the food is still good after all these years we had a brilliant meal

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vipNiceguy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food, drinks, service all lacking. Really like The Gage, but a really unpleasant date experience.

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vipHammon
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great cocktails (a little weak), delicious food. Our server was wonderful.

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BobR
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really remarkable food here...advertised as a high level pub; it meets that and more. The chef is special!

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 9423 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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