The Gage

4.7
9584 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 9584 people are saying
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nahoop
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Apple Cider was divine and the Amish Chicken I added to my meal was simply the best chicken I have ever eaten. My husband had the Fried Buffalo Chicken sandwich and raves about it. Service was spectacular and loved the ambiance. We will be back!

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vipDallas345545
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a home run! A Perfect lunch.

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VictoriaF
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It took 1 hour and 20 minutes to get our food. 20 minutes to get a drink. We had an issue with a diner needing to take a pill on an empty stomach and asked for bread or cracker. It took 3 asks and 25 minutes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Weird music, food was a “C” with “A” prices

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JosephW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at the gage

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vipBookie
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a consistent meal (actually very yummy) in a classy setting with attentive wait staff as well as supportive staff. Have always enjoyed our meals here it is a repeat for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and truly wonderful food…. such a great ambiance that the whole family loved it!!!!

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TomS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the steak tartare and venison burger. They need a few Italians on the wine list given the menu. I suggest a Barolo and an Etna Rosso.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the feel and ambiance of The Gage. Most of the food was very good and well worth the visit. Poutine was some of the best I've had.

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Red3635
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage always has friendly staff and the food never disappoints. One of our favorite places to meet friends and have a cocktail.

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jblikesmusic
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is one of our local favorites. The best fish and chips hands down.

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vipJanetC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful as was the drinks. Had a great evening w/family.

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vipKCHD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time. our meal was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Everything was good until a table of 8 people was seated right next to me. Most not wearing masks despite the requirement to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. All staff were wearing masks! Most of us are not dining indoors with the pandemic but why did you seat a large group when they walked through the restaurant without masks on? I got my check and left earlier than I wanted because I was not going to risk getting sick. Please enforce this rule so that everyone can have a good time!

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vipAnaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! My steak was cooked perfectly, and it tasted delicious! Will definitely be back!

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently great love the Gage just wish I would have gotten my doggie bag of pumpkin bread :( it was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not worth the cost of beef!!! I have better grilling at home. Totally disappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is always awesome

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LynH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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ElaineC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish and chips is excellent as is the apple cobbler dessert. All in all a very tasty dinner. Caused me to eat more than I should have.

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vipppcviews
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience at the Gage last night! We were ushered to our table as if we were VIPs and the host took our drink and appetizer order immediately so we could be served faster. Our server anticipated our needs before we asked! And the mussels,truffle fries and cocktails were as good as ever! Can’t wait to come back!

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Ingridwbrasil17
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My husband found a hair in his meal. He is a very district person so he told the waiter at the end of the dinner. Although my husband was not expecting any compensation I was surprised that they changed his meal

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Emily
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The space is tight. The tables were really close together.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very well executed. Fresh! Salad was delicious. Good service

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vipMM527
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and would recommend to friends who happened to be in that area.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice ! I like the buger

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vipKeithB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best! Food and service never disappoints! We are life long supporters! Keep up the great work !

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vipebethou
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were outstanding and our food was delicious. The music was perfect for the restaurant and not too loud. It was still easy to have a conversation.

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vipKimeliza
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very solid across the board—-good food, awesome staff and a great location!

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Goblue
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, food was really well done and service was outstanding!

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daveH
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter loved the fish and chips. My wife and I thought the wedge salad and the NY strip steak were great. Dont missed the pumpkin bread pudding. It is out of this world.

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KW123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Guinness out side of ireland , great atmosphere and service

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AndriusS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside on a cooler day. We were perfectly comfortable on the covered, heated patio, even considering the wind and light rain. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious.

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vipStephenH
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant is huge, loud and crowded. The food is spotty and expensive, some dishes are wonderful, others, so-so. The bar is like a mosh pit so drinks are slow to come. Didn't mind going there but I won't be back.

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vipPickyDiner
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food at the Gage. Butternut squash soup was creamy and flavorful, topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. The duck confit made the Cubano sandwich special. Service was great. Noise level can be a little brisk but sitting in the side room helped. So glad to be back there after the long pandemic break!

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LillyS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love walking to the Gage from Printer's Row to have a drink or a quick meal. The food is awesome. The drinks are fabulous. The service is wonderful. Our recent dining experience was wonderful as always with fabulous service from Wes. We always feel very welcomed coming into the Gage.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly hostesses. Great food, quantity and service

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Runner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was very friendly considering how busy the location was after a race downtown. Server was patient as well. Food was nice, very much enjoyed my manhattan.

Wish there was the Irish Breakfast though. I know it is not very hip anymore.

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MandyH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always eat at the Gage when I am in Chicago and it never disappoints! Great food, great location, great service!

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Cath
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant in a great location. We made reservations and were seated right away. Had two small groups (moms and high school daughters) and had asked to be seated separately. Worked out perfectly as restaurant has different areas apart from each other. Food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommend.

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with 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 9584 OpenTable diners.

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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