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The Gage

4.7
9215 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 9215 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager/owner was very gracious and accomodating, and brought us a drink while waiting. Food, service and atmosphere was all A+. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was fabulous and a great value, as usual. But the server was overly aggressive with trying to sell more and more drinks.

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Lili
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best fish and chips in the city!

CC
ClareinChicago
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ricardo was great and the food was very good.

CW
ChelseaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite establishments in Chicago. I love taking my guests here for an impeccable experience. The staff is always so friendly and professional while not feeling too stuffy or snooty. The snoot to casual ratio is PERFECT. The cocktails are divine - don't miss the signature Gin & Tonic off the menu, and the Old Fashioned is one of the best in the city. The saffron mussels and truffle fries are a perfect and filling nibble. I look forward to the next time I am so lucky to hang out at The Gage again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and super knowledgeable. All our food abs drinks were great as well.

QK
QKing
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Gage provided top notch service and outstanding food. Great place for a business meeting and a great location. They seemed to have licked any COVID related issues. Cannot wait until this place is back up and running full swing. Our waitperson was extremely knowledgeable and quite good. Thanks again for an always great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service was good, over all great experience. Really enjoyed the classy ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely birthday meal. Food was delicious, staff attentive, just an overall lovely experience that was a very welcome bright spot in the last year.

PH
vipPHILIPM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot with my lady-friends before our outing to see the Monet exhibit at the AIC. Delicious salad and a bottle of pink bubbly in a great environment. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Management stopped by to be sure all was right... and it was! Will definitely be back for more lunches and dinners!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking into the The Gage off the busy streets of Michigan Ave , you walk into a new atmosphere. A great mix of classic bar aesthetic mixed with a little glam, popular music that fits the vibe and great service. I had a Mother’s Day dinner here and my mom Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

it was very nice. our waitress was excellent and sweet. our food was amazing! the drinks were strong and good! the music was a bit loud and the lighting was a bit dark. but other than that it was great!

DM
vipDebbieM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Mother’s Day dinner, great food!

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Donnie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was pretty bland, but the service was definitely good.

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vipBasicfoodie
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and is was very busy for Mother's Day. Relaxed atmosphere and no problem with social distancing. Would go again for date night.

RJ
RosemaryJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great, elevated steak house with lots of options. Great ambience!

KD
KDR11
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Nice spot; hit or miss with tables (I had a terrible table in the middle of a busy walkway for workers and guests alike). Overall good food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The loud woman celebrating Mother’s Day alone with her loud children was annoying. But thankfully she left halfway through our meal

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ChadT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The Gage is a good spot and has good service. Being located on Michigan in a prime tourist location the value is a little lower than other similar restaurants in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! We really enjoyed our meal and the server - Maggie was so fun and made our date night fun and special. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever! The staff were personable and helpful in suggesting great food choices!

It was really cool considering my real name is Gage. They treated me with 5 stars!

Thank you guys

HM
HajM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Gage never dissapoints. I had the Hanky Panky cocktail to start my evening right. The food, no matter what you get is always delicious. Wait staff was friendly as usual. Get over there for your next lunch or dinner!

NK
vipNancyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Gage never disappoints, and after a long absence it's wonderful to enjoy dinner there again.

SG
SerafinaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding!! We waited about 15 minutes for our food to come out, super fast! The staff from the second we walked in to the second we walked out were all so kind. Highly recommend :)

GE
vipGoodEats
Chicago
234 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is the perfect place to go after work for a cocktail and a snack with friends. But it is equally great for a terrific dinner.

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vipComish
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was exceptional. I think her name was Sandra ??? I wish I forget because she was an extraordinary server.
Also one of the best for outdoor- on the street dining.

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friend
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage is one of my favorite restaurants. The food s delicious. The service is great. I have been there many times and will go back again.

JM
JMH2
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine. Service was super, overall a lovely experience.

ML
MaryL
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is very limited with lunch and dinner being about the same items, plus a few more at dinner. It is NOT the menu on the web site. We ate lunch and dinner there on the same day. My lunch salad of Bibb lettuce, Parmesan cheese, parsley, was excellent as was the halibut I had at dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with my sister and niece on a warm May afternoon. The gauge was able to accommodate us outdoors and it was lovely. Service, cocktails and food were delicious. Go!

QO
vipQueenOfStaffining
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, delicious food, out of this world wine list

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was great. The Buffalo cauliflower was amazing!!! The crushed almonds on top gave it just that little bit of extra crunch. It was fantastic. Our meals were great too. I would recommend this side as an appetizer to anyone!! I had the crab cake as my meal and it was a great portion— crispy and flavorful. A neat place for an evening out!!

JL
JeffL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The historic cocktails were a hit. Venison Burger was delish and Maggie was a great server. We’ll defintely be back. Ambience was just good because cars were racing up and down Michigan Ave, but to be fair it was a beautiful day and the city was opening up. Overall a great experience! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and as always service was par excellence. I would go back here all the time

JP
vipJPavelec
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food as always and excellent service. Lunch was good though some of the sidewalk entertainment was a bit disturbing the staff ensured that they moved along. Always a fantastic stop for lunch or dinner.

KR
vipKrystalR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was AMAZING!!

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vipDanjackreviews
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service I always receive at the Gage is exceptional. My last two visits, including this one, I was served by Gerardo, who is professional and knowledgeable and gracious in serving, even for a table of 1. Visiting the Gage is always a pleasure, especially on a sunny afternoon outside on the patio. The food at the Gage is always superbly prepared; at this lunch I enjoyed the steak frites, and the steak was a beautiful cut prepared to a perfect medium rare. Thank you Gerardo and the Gage for an enjoyable lunch!

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 9215 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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