The Gage

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$30 and under
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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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4.7
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4.5
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Artemisia
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was nice to finally get out! We were going to sit outside but it wasn't too crowded
so we went in. Our waitress was wonderful the Somalia recommended a delicious wine we don't usually order; we'll order again! Kale salad with lobster for me and Lobster BLT for my husband delicious!

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snowysandals
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I know it's Covid. I ordered soup and a salad. The soup was bland, bland, bland. Because there are no salt and pepper shakers on table, I couldn't improve it. The salad--mixed greens was fine--over dressed. M friend ordered beets which she said were good but her pasta dish was very light on pasta.

We need places like the Gage to stay open. It starts with the kitchen.

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viplize
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Gage for over 10 years and it never disappoint! The service is great not to mention the cocktails and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I come here every time I visit Chicago!

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Salamander
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive host and well-spoken waiter. Great wine recommendation and flakey, fresh salmon.

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KatieM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bar with great drinks. The mussels were phenomenal as well as the salmon and steak.

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AbdulM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The brunch menu is below average with only 3 or 4 choices. Definitely not recommended for brunch.

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FRED
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great robsee the Gage back in business. One of the best bars and restaurants in Chicago. Menu was limited compared to the past but we did not care - open for business and delighted to be eating at the Gage. 5 Stars. Please support your local businesses.

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MyLifeInBanking
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delicious meal with well blended flavors served by a knowledgeable staff.

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carolg
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. We ordered salads with chicken and the chicken was moist and delicious. The service was not great however.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They are doing a great job during Covid. Very accommodating and delicious food.

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lavender
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was also good. We sat outside on a chilly night but next to a heat lamp so that worked too.

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vipOmarR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding destination for a casual evening date. Outstanding drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wes is the best!

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vipadvocatesmuse01
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio outside is lovely and spacious. The food service is fast. The food quality is delicious.

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Chicago2
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Good food but too much noise from bar when I was their and was irritated that when ordering a Coke I got an 8oz bottle for $3.00- Not going back because of that-

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vipFoodie19
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was equally as good

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PhilS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The pumpkin swirl cheesecake was incredible. I can barely remember what else we had.

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Lovaburger
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Everything was good except for our server. He was short with us and didn't seem to care about the experience. At one point we asked him to take a group photo for us and he said No that he didn't have time. The manager and the owner were there and seemed very friendly and pleasant. Food was tasty but my burger was undercooked and they never brought the mustard I asked for. I would go back again just hope to get a different server.

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vipRichardJ
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good after museum lunch. Venison sandwich and fries was great. Rest of meal just ok

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vipadvocatesmuse01
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The patio is lovely. The staff is careful- masked and distanced. The service and the food were lovely as always.

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vipbillprid
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With so much closed in the loop, It is so nice to see the Gage open and performing at their usual high standard.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the food the service everything was perfect

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RitaB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Started with seasonal gin & tonics. We had delicious apple salads, split a side of roasted brussel spouts (who knew brussel sprouts could be tasty?) and a chocolate mousse dessert. Will be back!

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SWaka
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The overall experience was good. There were some COVID precautions in place (servers wearing masks, 5-6ft +/- distancing between tables and at the bar). We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation and had a couple of drinks at the bar. We requested to sit outside for dinner which wasn't such a great idea because it was drizzling and cold, the umbrella didn't cover the table completely, and the heat lamp wasn't very warm. The food was amazing. We the buffalo cauliflower as a starter, and the half (quarter) chicken and burger as the main dish. All very good. The downside was the waitress was really busy so we waited an extra 20 min or so for her to take our order and about as long to take our check. So there was a lot of unnecessary time in the rain.

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vipKennethW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and great service

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MikeR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bad experience started from the point of where they sat us. Too much to go into but suffice it to say we were put to the side to serve a more local customer. Ordered food and had to send it back twice. First steak over cooked then steak under cooked. Finally got it right and the steak was good but not worth $43! Our server was great but the manager had attitude. The only reason I gave them all threes and not lower was the manager did make our bad experience better in the end by comping our entire meal and I thank her for that. Don’t think we’ll return but if we do I would hope for a better experience.

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vipOmarR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foood and service was outstanding. I'd highly recommend the ceviche and the King salmon. Yum :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage has been one of my favorites since I moved to the city. Now that I live in the Loop and have seen that they’re taking COVID precautions very seriously, I’ll be there much more!

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BrittanyC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Such a cute place for a date night or dinner with friends. And if you like an old fashioned you have to try the Irish Old Fashion!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. I enjoyed the food, the service, and the patio. However, there was a bird that slammed really hard into the glass of the building and fell on me. I’m terrified of birds and I think the bird was terrified of me. But it got up and flew away. Didn’t get into my food or anything, but they definitely keep their glass clean.

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BrennanN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a good date night

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David
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Booked this for our first wedding anniversary. Everything on their website suggest this is a more upscale place, however I was seated next to people with Dunkin’ Donuts ice coffee and sweats at 7pm on a Saturday night. Each to their own on dress choice, but definitely not the expectation for a nicer place. All guests were packed into one side room whilst the rest of the restaurant was empty, seemed to be one of the worst displays of social distancing staff any restaurant I’ve visited during the pandemic.
Neither the host nor waited acknowledged our wedding anniversary despite me leaving that in the special notes.
Food overall was disappointing. Scallops appetizer was fantastic, well cooked with a great sauce. Fish and chips for the entree was the most disappointing. Batter was soggy and floury, although the fish was reasonable.
My wife had the chicken. Priced close to $30 but does not include a side. When the chicken arrived, there was every part of the chicken other than the breast. Paying that price for the cheap cuts is ridiculous.
If I’d paid $15 for each appetizer in a bar, I’d feel quite content. The prices charged here are in no way correlated to the standard of food or the ambience inside.
If you are looking for an elegant, nicer dining experience, Chicago has far far better options within the same price range, most notably Boka and Temporis.

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vipDannielleJ
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fish and chips and truffle fries were excellent. Ate outside so loud street noise but to be expected . Service food fabulous

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vipCarmenB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to the city with my family

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vipPhilip
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating setup. Noice from Michigan Ave to be expected. Always a great meal here.

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JenJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! The cocktail selections are fun and often change to keep it interesting.

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vipMarkchicago
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a favorite in Chicago...the perfect cap to an Art Institute Visit. Recommended

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CarrieC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best e dining experience while we were Chicago! They did an awesome job with Covid and it felt like normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish n chips
Lobster BLT

ALWAYS GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 8906 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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