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The Gage, Chicago, IL

The Gage

4.7
4.7
10285 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 126 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • 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. <br /><br />CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 10,285 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    American

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  1. S

    Stucker123

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional brunch. Steak sandwich! Corn Beef Hash! Fabulous!!
  2. JA

    JanetA

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the gage. Brunch lunch supper. Always great food and service 👍👍
  3. EH

    EdwardH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great Black Friday lunch. Started with Cocktails and relaxed. The food was awesome and we ended our lunch with a shared Creme Brulee. Cheers and Thank you.
  4. P

    Peggym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! From the arrival thru service and dining everything was smooth and well done. . Love the layout of sectioned off dining areas- keeps the noise down and gives each section a more personal and intimate feel. The staff are wonderful, hospitality, upbeat and very helpful. Food was fantastic. definitely would go again...and again!
  5. DE

    DaleE

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kim took very attentive care of us and Amber was charming and extremely professional! Sorry I missed Billy’s visit to the table but appreciate he stopped by ! I loved that they were never dismayed with our uncertainty of seat selection! A special shout out to Doug ? For his flexibility! He was our initial server ,,,, I may have his name incorrect. The Gage is a consistently enjoyable experience whether it’s their historically perfect craft cocktails or one of the seasonal entrees . Being in the hospitality industry makes me a little more finicky about service ! Kudos to all !
  6. M

    Moimoi

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and cocktails.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great ambiance, and great food.
  9. DR

    DenaR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Overpriced for the so-so service and food here. Definitely underwhelmed with our Chicago vacation experience. Hoped for more. Cinnamon Rolls were luke-warm, omelette was very rubber-like (like you would get at a hotel buffet breakfast).
  10. A

    Aycso

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Gage is a great energetic place for groups, special occasions, fun outings, etc. Food is good and service is very good. Located very near The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and many other places for locals and tourists.
  11. S

    Squatchman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Been here a couple times as a tourist and haven't had anything that wasnt excellent. Busy place that you're really packed into tightly.
  12. J

    Johnson

    Chicago

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ordered the brie and pear appetizer, it was excellent. Our entrees were the Butternut squash Agnolotti, which was very good and the burger. The burger was solid but we've enjoyed others better at a similar price point. We enjoyed the apple dessert made to share with others. The ice cream was excellent and the apple dessert was good, more like an apple crumble/bread pudding. Our service was very good. The music was fine but some songs were distracting and it interfered with conversation at times. Energetic crowd. We would return.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Trip to Chicago.
  14. SS

    SheShe

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, offered excellent recommendations and was very attentive. Every staffer that served our table was friendly and thorough.
  15. s

    satisfiedcustomer

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter Wes was great. The food was very good as usual. Not sure how I feel about the live music, but i think it would be fine if it was turned down just a little.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome experience. Incredible food and great drink selections.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great cocktails and wine.
  18. CL

    CharlesL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice dinner until the place had to be evacuated due to a grease fire in their kitchen!
  19. BG

    BorisGorshkov

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is outstanding— Superb food, great service and hospitality.
  20. DB

    DanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good selection of beers, menu has shrunk from past years - no more beef tartare. Since it's popular, seating was a problem, did not get a table as we understood was promised. Manager, gruff at first, was very accomodating. My companion enjoyed her BUTTERNUT SQUASH AGNOLOTTI, my mussels were nice and their broth exquisite and my THAI COCONUT CURRY while very nice used a lot of vegetables I hate. The added "protein", chicken was cooked to perfection and accompanied the curry, rather than be part of it.
  21. BB

    BonBon

    Naples

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was good, the food was good. We arrived at 6:00PM and was told we have to leave by 7:15 PM We ordered a beverage. We then ordered a salad and our entre. Before we could even put a fork in the salad our entre arrived. As soon as we finished the entre the dishes were removed. We felt so rushed, I got indigestion.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and yummmmmm food. Definitely returning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Not sure I would return or recommend. Though service was stellar and food good, we had issues with our seating. Had to move three times. Seating is very compact and during covid times, it is uncomfortable to sit shoulder to shoulder with loud talkative strangers on a bench seat. We were moved to an outdoor patio table, but it was right next to the exterior door with an outside temperature hovering at the freezing mark and no heat; therefore it was unbearably cold. Hostess was less than friendly and not accomodating. Luckily our waitress (Iryna) was lovely and moved us to a warmer interior patio table.
  24. F

    Flaneur

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, and good service, keep up the good work!
  25. S

    Skip

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Chicken Kiev over breaded; lamb shank lacked flavor
  26. LG

    LisaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our waiter Julia was fanstatic.
  27. JS

    JasonS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent service, food and lighting. Entire staff nails it. Every time. Prices are steep, however.
  28. SB

    ShellyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere!!! Server really knowledgeable.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best service we had at a Chicago restaurant in a long time. The chicken Kiev was the absolute best. My wife and I will be back.
  30. AC

    AndrewC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go with my grandson and quiet enough that we could comfortably talk.
  31. JR

    JasmineR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Decided to bring two of my coworkers who have never been to The Gage. They loved everything! The menu is great and the drinks are amazing.
  32. D

    Debjd

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and always friendly and attentive service. Thanks to all who work at The Gage.
  33. PK

    PatrickK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great space. Overall very positive experience.
  34. RR

    ReginaldR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative menu. I was in town for a conference and just missed brunch but my meal was great so I decided to go back the next day to get brunch and had another great meal. Eggs cooked like I wanted soft
  35. s

    sd2hou

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the mussels, Autumn seasonal salad and the apple tart.
  36. EP

    EmilyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service, and vibe! Would recommend
  37. RD

    RosemaryD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated as soon as we arrived. The wait staff was efficient and the busing staff was attentive. Food was delicious. And, the location is terrific. We were headed to the art institute after lunch.
  38. CG

    CourtneyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great atmosphere! Loved it!
  39. MS

    MarkS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable!
  40. RJ

    RonJ

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Gage is always consistent, good food superior service and menu pricing is reasonable. The Autumn Salad was on-point.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with 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 10285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 126 times today
Google Map for The Gage

24 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

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