The Gage

4.6
7128 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • 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.
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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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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.

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What 7128 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, provided special attention to our group.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The menu, the service, you guys can do no wrong.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was great! It’s very loud so it was difficult to carry on a quiet conversation. The food was good, not great. I would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We went before and after seeing Hamilton which was a short couple of blocks away. I did not want to eat too heavily before the show, and had a venison burger. Extremely tasty. Great bargain, too! We went back for desert after the show. The place was still hopping. Lively atmosphere. (Even charged my iPhone for me!)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We always have a great time at The Gage!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

I love the poutine -- worth a stop just for this. Everything else is reliable good.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The hosts helped us find the perfect table. It was a beautiful night, and we ended up dining on the patio

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was good. It was pricy but I felt the meal was worth the money.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Every time I go to The Gage I’m reminded why it’s my #1 favorite restaurant in Chicago! Just wonderful...

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Service was unbelievably slow today. Our waitress would disappear for chunks of time, didn’t seem to care at all. Took two hours for lunch. Not good for a work day. Food was great though.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Food was great but service was slow. Drinks were amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great staff! Excellent drinks & appetizers!
Very nice place!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Billy has a great establishment and has kept it topnotch for many years!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This is definitely my go to place when in the city. Always have your table available when you walk in and everything from the ambiance, service, wine, and food is absolutely amazing and very reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Been going since the gage opened...Never a bad meal or experience..The Gage is as solid as they come!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Everything was amazing--the only reason for a 4-star instead of 5-star for "Food" is due to a small mistake, but their service made up for it 100%. Would recommend to anyone who is looking to brunch in Chicago near Millennium Park! :)

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Did not like the branch much but diner's food was great

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing food and great server (Wes).

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food and atmosphere was very good. Service was blah....

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Drinks took a while but service was nice. Food very good. Went 2 days in a row during Lollapalloza. Reservations a goid idea

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Took 45 minutes to get a drink. The order wasn’t what we placed. We sat for an hour and a half only with an appetizer and one drink. We ended up walking out.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food, awesome venue, just a little understaffed for brunch

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We had a great time with food ranging from burgers to Alaskan Halibut. Food came quickly even though Lollapalooza had just let out. What a great way to end the night!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I had the spec all which was the Sea Bass and it was delicious. My server was friendly and showed just the right amount if attention

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We dined here before seeing Hamilton. Service by Paul was spectacular, very attentive and timely but not hovering. Food was delicious. Wonderful experience!!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fantastic food, great selection!

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Nice patio. Elk was delicious. Responsive wait staff.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The food is delicious and the restaurant has great service.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Servers were very kind when my date wanted to move tables. The vibe was happy hour in the front of the restaurant and low-key dining in he back.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

I love this place. I love hanging at bar but was worried about getting spot so reserved a table. Worst table. Light was horrible. Disappointed. Was showing my nephew the city, who will be moving to city;job in advertising. It was ok but not the experience I wanted for him

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at The Gage - the food , service and drinks were perfect. It does get busy so a reservation is recommended. After work crowd is fun but the noise level is high.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The staff was excellent, and were flexible when a few in our party needed to duck out earlier than the larger group. Would definitely recommend for lunch or dinner when downtown.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The Gage always delivers! Have loved this place for 10 years.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

My second visit to the Gage. Service from Lydia was outstanding. We both had fish and chips for the main course, which were excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Downtown to see a play and always stop at the Gage for lunch. Sat outside and Zak was our server. I told him we had a play so he made sure our food was out in plenty of time so we could even have dessert. Matt made sure if the patio wasn't going to be available, we still had our indoor reservation.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great brunch selection on a menu that included lunch items as well. Good when the group is divided on what they are hungry for. Great server and good time. It is loud though

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I received a lukewarm greeting upon entering. After I was seated and ordered a glass of wine, my Server changed without explanation. My new Server was very helpful and courteous but the change did delay my wine being delivered to my table. I or

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Always great food and service! When we come to Chicago this is always our preferred lunch spot! A truly consistent restaurant. Everything on menu is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We enjoy the Gage restaurant. We couldn't sit outside because the wait was too long so we chose to sit in the back of the restaurant where it is not so noisy. Sometimes it is difficult to hear in the main dining area. While a bit expensive for what you are served, the food is delicious, fresh and unique. The service was wonderful; the waiter answered all our questions, left us alone to chat and yet came to us at appropriate intervals to get questions answered and food ordered. Thank you for letting us sit as long as we did..we had not seen each other in awhile! The corn soup was excellent, the chicken soup has been better before (more chicken and a bit heartier) but still good. We all had a variety of salads with chicken and one of us had a hamburger. All was very good.

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