The Gage

4.7
9439 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 9439 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
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sash
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall1food3service2ambience3

I really wanted this dinner to go well, but our experience kept getting worse as the night went on. Our server took 10min to get to our table; didn't apologize for her tardiness. The drinks and food were mediocre, especially for the price. We also were very disappointed to learn that their bar was significantly understocked (didn't serve Bulleit or Modelo). They didn't have many of the basics that you would expect to order at a top-tier restaurant or bar, let alone one with lots of foot-traffic on Michigan Ave. Also, this is unavoidable, but the noise from the traffic and sirens outside was too much at times. Very underwhelmed by this experience. I think tourists would be satisfied with this meal, but Chicagoans, go somewhere else.

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vipDennisK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service

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vipRobertS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed going to The Gage during the lockdown. Great food, service, ambience, and cocktails. What's not to like?

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vipCindyM
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience!! Excellent service. Cool
Location. Flexible for the lolla crowd. Truly enjoyed our experience and service!! Great food and drinks!

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Andy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for Sunday brunch and had the Huevos Rancheros. Probably the best I've ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. They take the time to read the notes in the Open Table app because they made it a point to celebrate my fiancé for her bday per my notes. Would definitely return

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LindaO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were phenomenal. Fadi was incredible and made it such a great experience. We were visiting from out of town but plan to make this a destination every time we are in Chicago.

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DebbieK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I got the the

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Host and “reservation manager” kept lying to us and contradicting what they were saying. We had a reservation for 2 on the patio. They said there’s a glitch on open table that allows reservations on the patio but the restaurant calls to let us know, which they did not even try to contact us. They should probably get that “glitch” fixed. Then they said we could have a big table but we had a limited time because “6 people were inside waiting and they will have to wait for us”. As we had our dinner, there was no party of 6 and the table remained empty. Not sure why they would lie, as if we would not notice. They weren’t even that busy and many tables remained empty. Terrible front service. The only thing that saved our night was our server. Food was okay, $50 steak came out well done. We’ve been to the gage before but will not return as it’s not what it used to be. Our bill was not cheap either. I would think that if we are spending $200 on dinner, we would be treated as humans that can clearly see if we are being lied to and not be hassled when they had so many open tables.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about lunch with my daughter at The Gage! Food, service, and atmosphere were terrific.

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LoriE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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KennyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and crab cakes are awesome. Will definitely go back when in Chicago!

MB
vipMaryB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truffle fries are amazing! The salmon special was perfectly done and the duck confit Cubano was juicy and flavorful. Great experience as always.

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PrairieFire
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food in a classy setting at excellent prices. Service was sharp and professional without being stuffy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very chill ambiance is met with a well-crafted menu and excellent. I returned the next day for their cheese plate. Great choice for anyone looking for a very nice meal out.

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jfj1997
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside, patio was really nice for proximity to sidewalk, very well set up. Our waiter was excellent the food was very good. Everyone really enjoyed our experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always, and even better than last time. Billy and his team are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks it was good

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felicia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

a little pricey and noisy but good food and location for downtown. So many downtown places are dumps. This one is not.

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ShiaK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage never disappoints. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambiance. My only complaint is that I noted via Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday. I even mentioned the name of the person in my note. There was no acknowledgement whatsoever of the person’s birthday from the hostess or waiter. That was a huge bummer.

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RonR
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggie was very friendly and professional. We had a wonderful time with her. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salad wasn’t that great, but the gluten free and vegan pana cotta was the best one I have ever tried!

JM
JMartin
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My fiancé and i were here from outta town visiting and didnt have a great experience. Our server rushed us to order and then never saw here again until she wanted to drop off a dessert menu then disappeared again and we waited along time which resulted in us getting our check and leaving. If service was better we definitely would have ordered more

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vipLynH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food!

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vipSara
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French toast!!!!
Staff very accommodating to my guest who is vegan.

JB
vipJohnnyBALLGAME
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thank you
Appreciate it.

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vipChiz
London
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Loved everything from hamachi ceviche to fried pickles to crab cake to chocolate cake.

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Lisa
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our reservation was moved to the bar instead of outside table. Venison burger was DELICIOUS. Nice bar.

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PatriciaR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Patio dining means summer in the City at its best. Michael was our Server. He brought the magic. The Gage provided the setting for our leisurely evening of cocktails followed by 3 courses with wine. Flavors were exceptional. The classic cocktails have been recreated and made wonderfully new. We couldn’t leave until we had dessert and a lovely coffee. Do yourself a favor and check out The Gage for a posh lunch or dinner with a real neighborhood feel.

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Diner1
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated promptly with a 1:30 reservation. Excellent drinks and food quality. Nice menu choices. Very good location if you are visiting the Art Institiute or Millennium Park. Venue is a bit noisy. Always crowded. Reservation are needed unless you want to wait or eat at the bar.

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GinaS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal here... a goto lunch/dinner/drinks spot when in Chicago.

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PatriciaH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is the perfect choice when visiting The Art Institute. This was our first “indoor” dining experience since Covid & we were quite comfortable, especially with plexiglass between booths. John, our server was attentive and thoughtful. The Scotch Egg & Ceviche are fabulous.
We returned later in the day for dessert & cocktails!

JC
JoeC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks!

MS
MarilynS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive.

TJ
TJBlanco
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thank you so much for the wonderful food and service.

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AlexW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hehe
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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 9439 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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