The Gage

4.7
9313 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 9313 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicagodiner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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fun2eat
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosie, our server was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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.

LM
vipLuvMalibudinning
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice wine selection.

CL
CLBandDPB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The creme brulee is poetry on a plate

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Sofija
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As always, wonderful food with excellent service. Good selections of cocktails, wine, and beer.The restaurant can get a little noisy, but this is often due to particular patrons rather than anything the restaurant does.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, truffle fries are amazing

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vipGerry
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be out

GD
vipGregD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - Ruthie was great
Awesome Buffalo cauliflower and g&t’s!

Mussels also superb!

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OkieKid
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to The Gage after a long day of doing the “tourist thing” in Chicago and were not disappointed. Our server was friendly and professional and took good care of us. Despite being crowded (Thursday night), the noise level was fairly low and we could carry in a conversation without difficulty.

The food was well-prepared and was served efficiently. Overall, an excellent dining experience.

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CarolW
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I primarily visit Chicago to see friends and the Gage is always the restaurant I favor for catching up. Consistently great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotch Eggs are amazing… fish & chips the best… great attention to detail on in the interior is amazing… we love the gage!

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StephanieN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, great service, outstanding historical cocktails (how fun to see what era each drink was from!) and delicious food. Would go back in a heartbeat!

JF
vipJohnF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding while not pretentious. Service is thoughtful and attentive but not cloying. Perfect for lunch or dinner; steps awat from Millennium Park

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PaulB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating is limited but definitely worth the wait. The menu items were limited but all entrees that we had were excellent.

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Vicki
West Virginia
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Vacation, recommended by our hotel.

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vipGoodEats
Chicago
237 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always incredibly friendly and accommodating. We love the Gage!

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vipbdotshiny
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first foray into city events in our post-vaccine, post-COVID lockdown times. We'd been to the Art Institute for the Monet exhibit (and all the good ness of the AI), and it was my husband's birthday. The Gage was nearby, seemed "fancy" enough 4 a bday, and we'd heard great things. It was ALL THAT! The olive subway tile, the deco/modern styling, the service, the Roasted Herb Chicken with parisian gnocchi, asparagus, & english peas, (do it!), the champagne cocktail ... all so wonderful! We'll go back for certain!

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AileenV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and ambiance. Service was great. Wonderful lunch.

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vip70somethingfoodie
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage continues to have excellent food and service. It is a bit loud for older ears but quieter in the back room to the left.

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vip1funspot
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank heaven for The Gage. Most restaurants in the center Loop area are still closed. The Gage is a great option. The ambiance is upscale with tablecloths and cloth napkins. The people watching is entertaining. The menu is limited with many of my favorites not back on the menu yet. We both had the crab cakes. They were very good. My friend thought they were too salty. I thought they were heavy on the mayonnaise (?) Since I'm a dairy-free pescatarian, my choices were very limited.
Thank you for being there!

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vipConstanceB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was very busy--it was an early Sunday afternoon--and my fish and chips were not as crispy as usual at The Gage.

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JustOK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Come here if you need to eat fast and get to the symphony or Art Institute, or if you're a tourist and you're looking to sit for a brief time. Nothing wrong with the food, it's just Meh. Corned beef hash was delivered almost as fast as I gave the order. Overpriced for what it was. That was my impression when The Gage first opened several years ago, I did not return until this weekend for that reason, and they reinforced that opinion this weekend. Not a place to linger and have a conversation with friends; The Gage demands table turnover!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gluten free options

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SuzanneT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for a date or to bring out of town guests. Very good service, nice ambience. Great cocktails!
One of the the diners in my group, a vegetarian, gave the vegetable curry 5 stars.

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vipIlliniles
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to be back at The Gage! Attention to detail was everywhere! The food, the wait staff, the cocktails. Thank you for making our evening so special! Can't wait to come back!!

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SueN
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Fish & chips were ok. Not great. Desert was fabulous. Blueberry crumble over ice cream. Great

KM
KimbM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My party and I had an(other) good experience: food, service, ambience all excellent.

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Shearie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the customer service was even better. A rare find.

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AriC
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice ambience - Service missed one of the dishes we ordered - Food is good!

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Britne
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server Jamal was horrible. This was our first time here recommended by a friend and he was not welcoming or showed any interest in serving us. Made the whole experience in itself not a good one

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience.

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 9313 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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