HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 134 times today

The Gage

4.6
6673 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
SUNDAY
10am-Midnight

MONDAY
11am-Midnight

TUESDAY - THURSDAY
11am-2am

FRIDAY
11am-2am

SATURDAY
10am-2am
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(312) 372-4243
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Christopher Gawronski
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Private Events Manager
events@thegagechicago.com
312-372-4001
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 6673 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
1funspot (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

I made a reservation at The Gage when I learned that my niece would be in Chicago and wanted to meet for lunch. The Gage was on her bucket list. We were a group of four. We started with the poutine, a favorite of mine there. Our guest had the fish and chips to which she gave high marks. Another guest had a the shaved vegetable salad, which she thought was good. A third had a BLT, and I had a cup of soup and half of a BLT. The soup was cream of cauliflower. It was delicious. The cup of soup with a half sandwich is a great value, offering variety without serving size overload.

We felt completely at ease and were not rushed to leave for dinner set up. We lingered so long to visit and catch up that we were served courtesy tastings of champagne. Bravo!

Report
Helpful
MAnderson (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Consistently great service and great food. One of the City's staples for great dining experiences.

Report
Helpful
vipbveen (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing people and staff!! The food was outstanding.. bison tartare and burger..out of this world ..

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was a birthday celebration and the staff went out of their way to accommodate it and make the bday girl (8) feel special

Report
Helpful
StreetervilleResident (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Extremely crowded and noisy, food (Irish breakfast) was absolutely terrible nor was it hot. Overpriced to boot. Will not be returning.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food great place to sit and chill

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Genell was a capable and very friendly server! She knew the menu well and offered descriptions of different items to help us make our decisions. Genell also visited our table several times throughout brunch to inquire if we needed anything additional. In addition to the wonderful ambiance, we had a wonderful server! Thank you!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The service was topnotch and the food is exceptional. Great place for dinner after a show.

Report
Helpful
LaraP 
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant was just too tight for our preference and a bit to pricey. There are so many other options in Chicago with a quieter atmosphere and more food for the money. Keep looking....

Report
Helpful
rluekens (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We have been to The Gage a number of times. This time we came after the car show for our daughter and grandson's birthdays. Our table was ready ahead of time because we got there early at 3:15 pm for a 4:00 pm Saturday reservation. When we found that the dinner menu would not be ready until 4:00 pm, they were quite accommodating and understanding allowing to certainly have cocktails until 4:00 pm. My daughter and wife ordered the Thai Coconut Curry, one with scallops and one with prawns. They both raved about it. My grandson had the hamburger and I had the venison burger without jalapenos (sorry, I am of German descent). I can tell you both were great since my grandson only ate half of his. I had it the next day for lunch. The service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing. It was a good celebration.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

In town to check out a school for my daughter and I found The Gage on TA. It didn’t disappoint. We had reservations and were early but were seated right away. Very cool ambiance. Warm lighting, fireplace, old school speak-easy feel. The service was fantastic. An abundance of very tasty craft cocktails and a wide range of food to choose from. Burgers to rack of elk. Our food was great. I highly recommend checking this place out!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food and ambience!

Report
Helpful
NewToTheCity (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was incredible, unique combinations prepared well. The wine list was also excellent. Good variety without being outrageously priced. Location can't be beat. It's a bit loud in the bar but we sat in the side seating area which was perfect. Fantastic find, we'll be back!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazingly consistent and good food, friendly staff

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Best fish and chips in Chicago. Anchor in Minneapolis is best in US, this is #2!! Muscles Vindaloo is amazing!!

Report
Helpful
vipLisa (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great meal, service was a little bit slow but it was Valentine’s Day and crowded. I didn’t love the “red velvet cheesecake” dessert. Would not have called that Red velvet cheesecake. The rest of the food was exceptional.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great

Report
Helpful
EmilyM (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Tried this restaurant because of the game meat options, but was sorely disappointed. Elk was undercooked; Bison was way overcooked. We ordered carrots as the side and got mashed potatoes instead. There’s *no* separation from the bar to the dining room so we could barely hear each other. Def not our scene, so I doubt we’ll be back.

Report
Helpful
tfi222 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and service were good. The noise level was very high.

Report
Helpful
vipStephenD (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Best to sit at the bar and enjoy the great cocktails and large apps. Great tasting food, but $30 for fish and chips????? Come on.

Report
Helpful
AlexClive (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We headed to The Gage for an impromptu date night. It’s in our neighborhood and a favorite. Thankfully, a Monday evening isn’t busy: we’ve had to fund alternate plans on bustling Friday/Saturday evenings.
The service is a great balance of attentiveness and menu knowledge. Brandon made terrific suggestions off the menu, but we both were craving the fish and chips. In short, they’re Awesome.
My French Lesson cocktail was delicious, and the Old Fashioned was smooth.
Great food. Great atmosphere. Always a good choice.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and service for the price! Overall lovely vibes

Report
Helpful
vipJonnyZ (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a little trouble with the eggs. Had to send them back twice. We have been coming to Gage since it opened. Always great service and food.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful from our waiter to the manager Billy

Report
Helpful
claudined (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent, service was lacking, no attention from the server.....had 2 ask twice to order wine, noise level was too high but this was due to a business related party of 7.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Party of 8 dining pre-ballet. Our server was amazing. We were on a schedule but never felt rushed. Cocktails and food were great

Report
Helpful
vipsuneelkamath13 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food and service. Get the chilaquiles for lunch!

Report
Helpful
Katm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Ask for a table or booth near the fireplace! A treat hidden along what might be typically a touristy area of Michigan Ave. Our server, Steven, was terrific - attentive, funny, and made some good suggestions. Come in for a burger or fish and chips... or enjoy the elk -- a smart gastropub that works equally as hard to please pre-theatre dinner goers and those who come a little later and want to linger a bit. outstanding craft beer selection.

Report
Helpful
MimiM 
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Went during restaurant week - tried both choices on menu. Mushroom soup was good. Veggie thai dish on rice had nice texture contrast, but a little on the sour side that overpowered the coconut notes. Beef dish was good. Full size chocolate cake desert was good. We saw other diners enjoying their burgers.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The interior lighting was too dark to be able to see the meal. The server was incredibly helpful and attentive. Ordered the pork chop medium rare but it was over cooked and very fatty. Drinks were fantastic.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
223