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
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!
Consistently great service and great food. One of the City's staples for great dining experiences.
Amazing people and staff!! The food was outstanding.. bison tartare and burger..out of this world ..
It was a birthday celebration and the staff went out of their way to accommodate it and make the bday girl (8) feel special
Extremely crowded and noisy, food (Irish breakfast) was absolutely terrible nor was it hot. Overpriced to boot. Will not be returning.
Great food great place to sit and chill
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!
The service was topnotch and the food is exceptional. Great place for dinner after a show.
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....
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.
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!
Great food and ambience!
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!
Amazingly consistent and good food, friendly staff
Best fish and chips in Chicago. Anchor in Minneapolis is best in US, this is #2!! Muscles Vindaloo is amazing!!
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.
Everything was great
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.
The food and service were good. The noise level was very high.
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.
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.
Great food and service for the price! Overall lovely vibes
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.
Everything was wonderful from our waiter to the manager Billy
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.
Party of 8 dining pre-ballet. Our server was amazing. We were on a schedule but never felt rushed. Cocktails and food were great
Good food and service. Get the chilaquiles for lunch!
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.
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.
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.