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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4.6
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4.5
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IL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely the BEST chorizo I have ever had. The lobster roll was very good with lots of lobster. I think it might have needed a little lemon to brighten up/bring out the flavor. Even just a slice on the side would be great!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch. I highly recommend the Eggs Benedict, the side potatoes with brie were excellent, too.

CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance at the Gage. It's a great date place, or a great place for a quiet dinner with a friend to catch up. Food menu is smaller but they do everything very well! Had the wild boar and it was phenomenal. Cocktail list looks enticing as well, although I was in more of a wine mood. Will definitely go back!

HH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal so delicious. Scallops and strip steak

Will be back on our next trip

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and a warmth in tune with the best city, Chicago. Food is consistently great but the service is what I appreciate most. Had lunch with a dear friend who I had not seen for awhile, had lots of catching up to do and our server graciously recognized that and didn't rush us, yet was there promptly when we were ready to order and when we were ready to go. Hoping the tip I left showed our appreciation of his kindness!

t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very delicious lunch. Great service and food

d
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eggs Benedict was delicious. Tried hazelnut coffee cake. It was good but would not order again. Shareable

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Jeff McMaster, the manager is wonderful! A true delight.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, one of my favorites in the city.

v
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our group of 10 had a reservation which they pushed back 30 minutes. They made us all tab out twice before we got seated, which was unnecessary and rude, especially after pushing back our reservation. We had to wait at tall bar tables and they sent over some apps. Not pleased. We should have been notified prior to coming that they were behind, especially at 8:45 pm on a Thursday night. Food was ok. Nothing noteworthy. My Europen co-workers found the whole evening rude.

KW
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife and I had lunch. She had the burger (no bun, no problem). She always likes the burger. I had the chopped salad. I added grilled shrimp. It was great. Outstanding service. We always enjoy The Gage.

KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
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 on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Very welcoming and accommodating. Amazing food

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful, drinks and food was perfect!

RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at reasonable downtown Chicago prices.

MS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

MO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers birthday

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