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The Gage

4.6
6814 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Loved by locals and visitors alike, The Gage is the iconic restaurant on Michigan Avenue featuring refined, rustic cuisine in the historic Gage Group Buildings. The Gage offers upscale, yet casual dining in a vintage atmosphere inspired by the gastropubs of Ireland and England. The Gage's menu "covers every craving" (TimeOut Chicago) and includes Scotch eggs, fresh seafood, locally made sausages, burgers, steaks and salads. The Gage offers the perfect setting for a casual drink, a business meeting or a formal event -- refined rusticity, steps from Millennium Park.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
SUNDAY
10am-Midnight

MONDAY
11am-Midnight

TUESDAY - THURSDAY
11am-2am

FRIDAY
11am-2am

SATURDAY
10am-2am
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Phone number
(312) 372-4243
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Gawronski
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.
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Parking details
We are on the west side of Michigan Avenue between Madison Street and Monroe Street and next to The Gage, our sister restaurant. Valet parking is available at the University Club, 76 East Monroe Street.

To self-park, we recommend the Grant Park NORTH garage, accessible from Michigan Avenue. The Monroe Street / south end of this garage is the section nearest to our entrance.
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Public transit
The CTA "EL" stop at Madison Street and Wabash Street for Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink Lines is less than two blocks from The Gage.

CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.
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Special events & promotions
Private Events Manager
events@thegagechicago.com
312-372-4001
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Gage's menu "covers every craving". Ideal for private parties, rehearsal dinners and corporate meetings, The Gage's event space options include semi-private and private dining rooms offering the vibe of a busy establishment or complete privacy.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with food and drink specials in addition to our regular menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 6814 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 19 hours ago

As always, really good food, great service, comfortable environment!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I’d go back. Good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were amazing, bottom line. Halibut was really good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The gauge was the perfect choice for our adult family meal and birthday celebration prior to going to the symphony. The waiter was attentive, the food was all served at once and at the right temperature, and we were not it all rushed. The only damper at all was the table next to us who was extremely boisterous And loud during our meal. I would definitely recommend and go again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always great-- thank you!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Got brunch. It was great!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed a late dinner after a Friday night event at the Harris. Was glad we had a reservation even at 9pm. Was seated in the room near the back of the restaurant. It’s quieter than the other areas, but even the waiter had a hard time hearing me. Having fewer tables would make it better for everyone. Still, the food is great (although I still miss the lobster appetizer) and the service spot on. All in all it was everything I expected and another great meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Came to The Gage for a business dinner for 7. Our wait staff were professional, attentive and knew the menu well. The food & drinks arrived timely and were delicious! We shared the Scotch Egg (yum!) and I had the MP fish (sea bass) which was very good. This was my second time here and my experience was consistent!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Attentive service and extremely fast food delivery. Server was perfect!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The lighting was very low and the noise level was a bit high and the food lacked a bit of flavor, but those are the only negatives. The food was very well cooked (tender pheasant; flaky, moist fish; tender vegetables), and the service was impeccable! Even with the food not being five stars, the experience as a whole was five stars given the service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This was my 4th time dining at The Gage & it was incredible. My friend and I had an early reservation (5:00 pm) because we had tickets to Hamilton so, we both only ordered a salad, the spring asparagus salad w/chicken and it was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Had a great business lunch...good food, good service.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Been here several times and it is always terrific!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Love coming here every time I visit Chicago. There’s nothing not to like about this place. The food is amazing and diverse, service is excellent, and ambience is energetic. A “must visit” restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We were all pretty disappointed in the Gage. The food was average and the prices were higher than you would expect for average food.
The waiter appeared disinterested in serving us. When we requested additional sauce for an entre, the bus boy had removed out dishes before he brought the sauce. I know service can be slow when restaurants are very busy, but that did not appear to be the case.
So skip the Gage. There are so many good restaurants in Chicago

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My sister and I had a great experience at this restaurant. The food was especially good, and the server was very helpful. The two dishes we had were a coconut curry with scallops dish, and a steak tenderloin. Very tasty!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food and service was perfect will be back

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Ensemble tout à fait correct. Peut être un peu trop gras et salé.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First time to the Gage . Will be back, but likely with a much smaller group. Our waiter seemed overwhelmed by our large party of 8. Not entirely his fault, it seemed like a miss management of how many tables he had in general. Overall, we had a great time, the food was really good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Their cheese cake with strawberries was our favorite dessert ever!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good food nice booth good prices

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Gage had incredible service and delicious food. It's a splurge, but well worth it for a special occasion. I entered that it was a birthday dinner when I made the reservation on Open Table, and without having to say anything to the server, they surprised us with a simple, little dessert treat at the end of the night. Great place, all around!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The manager was amazing catering to a shellfish allergy. He went out of his way to make sure we were safe and had wonderful food. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were going to see Hamilton and chose The Gage because it was close and have always had great experiences in the past when we dined there.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good ambiance, extremely popular, bistro style, nice in that sense. Friendly service. We had a Caesar Salad, taste is a bit blend. My husband had vegi Thai Curry, I had the same with prawns which were tasty, but I don’t like the taste of the curry, too creamy, too heavy, the vegetables are undefinable, not that it is bad, but they should make it more authentically Thai, a bit more lemon grass, more coconut taste instead of this heavy creamy source.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food and service was great. Would go there again. Scotch eggs are a must try. If you have been to the dead rabbit in NYC not quite the same but they stand up on their own merit. Good job chef!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

A great way to celebrate my team’s success after a long conference! The food was so fresh and some unique blends !!
The mgr KEVIN was extraordinary in helping guide our dining experience—-I’ll be back !!!!
Don’t forget the sister property, The Dawson! Crazy delicious as well!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I almost always get the burger (both are delish!) but this time I got the Thai coconut curry with chicken. WOW! So good I'm still thinking about it!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Come to Chicago from Indianapolis for a lunch/theater day several times a year and we are always looking for new, good spots within walking distance of theaters. The Gage was perfect. Excellent food, attentive service without hovering, interesting menu, nice wine selection. Only criticism - a little noisy. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The Gage offers a unique menu with a wide range of options - one visit is definitely not enough to experience all that this wonderful place has to offer. Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff make it easier to navigate the many tempting options available. Menus change by season and the desserts are exquisite. A true find in a great location across from Milenium Park.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Much larger restaurant than you would think from the outside. Its a little loud inside. Food was terrific and so was the server. Great food and a nice atmosphere. I look forward to going again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic. My mouth is still watering. Highly recommend brunch and the corned beef with poached egg and hollandaise!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We love the Gage. Today we did brunch for my sister’s birthday, just the girls. Delicious! Everyone had something different but the most special part was the off menu fruit plate. The pastry chef prepared for us. It was beautiful. We hated to spoil by digging in. The wait staff so kind and patient while we talked. Thank you for a special meal.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A group of 6 work friends went for early seating dinner before going to see Hamilton. 4 of the 6 got the fish and chips and gave it a 'good but not outstanding' evaluation. I had the duck and thought it WAS outstanding. Service was great and we were amazed by how quickly the main course was served.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing meal with spot on service! Would definitely recommend as well as come back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing service offered by Johnny. The menu was impressive, but the winner of the evening was the duck poutine ... heaven!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic food. Great service. Restaurant is VERY loud, though. Hard to have conversations.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great experience... get the PBR pickles - enough for 4 people to share!
I had the venison burger, it had great flavor.
Colleague order the elk and said it was done perfect... he said the Brussels sprouts were just as good.
Great place... I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food and service was wonderful. The birthday champagne was a great touch.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Over priced

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