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Tue, 5/22
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11:00 PM
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The Gage

4.6
6891 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Pre/post Theatre
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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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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Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Dad with food and drink specials in addition to our regular menu.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 6891 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 10 hours ago

Always an interesting choice of food. Brisket sandwich is delicious

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5.0Dined a day ago

Great service. The waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food and drinks were fantastic. Would definitely go back. The menu changes every so often. Recommend the lamb and the PEI mussels.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This place was awesome. Everything about it was great. It was my girlfriends birthday and every member of the staff knew and made sure to say something. The chef even served us dessert and said happy birthday. 10/10 would dine again

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I got engaged at The Gage! The food and service (Wess and Sean) were above and beyond.
Thank you.
We will be back.
Xo-

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Got fish and chips.
Fish deliciuos but chips not crispy.
Beers are great
Service 5 star
Noisy

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

My first experience in the dining room, after several prior times at the bar. The noise level is fine for a bar atmosphere, but too noisy for a dinner table.

My entree - a nightly special of swordfish - was really well constructed, paired with a really tasty bed of vegetables. But served only barely warm. We didn’t have the time available to send it back, and it was OK, but certainly detracted from the dining experience overall.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food ok... presentation ok... not bad by any means but not top end... in the end thought it was overpriced for just good

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Underwhelming and a feeling of being rushed!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Curry "Prawns" were not impressive. Only three tough medium sized prawns that were in a heavy cream sauce for $29. The atmosphere was nice though. Would maybe go back just for drinks.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very versatile menu; I always find something .that suits my mood and appetite. I would like to see smaller portions and lower prices for desserts since I usually dine with people who don't want a dessert and I like to try new things from the pastry chef.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Consistently tasty food… A bit noisy for business conversation unless you pick the right table. Steakhouse prices but high quality

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was a terrific experience, primarily because of the very friendly and attentive service. We also appreciated the maitre d's stopping by to inquire as to our meals.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice place with great service and huge beer selection

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always receive great service. Various menu options with different price points. Some sections a bit noisy.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Just too loud. Impossible to have a conversation.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I had the tuna steak special. It had a strong fishy taste that I don’t like. My son loved his steak. Everything else was excellent. Great service and attention. Loved the homemade ice cream.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time at the The Gage. My mom and I don't go out often and she was so excited to eat downtown. A friend recommended The Gage and it ended being a perfect spot to dine before going to see Hamilton! Definitely would recommended it for lunch dates!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always love coming here class and elegance all the way!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Good food in a nice venue. A little loud. The Host was very helpful in that we had someone arriving late.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Business lunch with colleagues at the Gage; everything was good. Great lunch spot; all colleagues were pleased with their meals. Would recommend for most casual occasions although only experienced for lunch. Atmosphere and service was pleasant.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We stopped in for dinner before going to the Symphionetta down the street. Delicious food, great server, nice visit by host. Have been there for a wonderful lunch, now dinner...will return!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Graduation

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was expensive compared to taste and quality the lamb was smelly and taste not good

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful place for a Mother’s day brunch with my wife, my Mom and my Sister. And her son. Can’t say enough about the amazing time we all had.

Fly in from DC for this and it was well worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing service, food, decor, menu,
just loved everything about it! Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great play on the classics. This restaurant offers a nice twist on traditional favorites without going too over-board. Some restaurants loose the true flavor of an original by going too left of center. This restaurant nailed it. The food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wes was the best server and his recommendations were outstanding! The service was outstanding. Made for a very memorable and special date night. We’ll definitely be back!!!
Perfect walking distance too if going to the theater

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good for lunch though the place is always packed. And tables are cheek by jowl.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Not my first time at the Gage, and definitely won't be my last! Always great food and good drinks. Lively place that doesn't disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Very nice restaurant with delicious food. I chose the Gage for after graduation dinner, and they served me with a piece of a cake for surprise. I was very impressed with their excellent services!! I would definitely go back and recommend this place to friends who are looking for somewhere nice for a date where you don't have to yell at the person next to you, where most restaurants are like that in the city like Chicago. Overall very impressed.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great experience, wonderful cocktails, friendly staff and an engaging array of menu options.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Thai Coconut Curry (w/ chicken) was awesome, very flavorful

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Fish and chips was delicious! My wife and I sat outside and enjoyed a great meal and beautiful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

In everything and in all ways, The Gage reclaims my affections as a must visit each and every time I am in Chicago- comfortably familiar with a dash of adventure served up on the plate that underscores the evolving potency of Chris Gawronski's deft hand in the kitchen. Kudos and thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great ambiance! Food was great and conveniently located. I will definitely revisit this restaurant on my next trip to Chicago.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Was in town for a trade show and took my team there for supper the food was great and our service and waiter was excellent. My team enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Our waiter was terrific. They knew we had a time constraint and made sure that our food was paced well and the check arrived with just enough time to spare. Everything was delicious.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This place has a great location and a menu with something for everyone - meat, fish, vegetarian...it all looks good. I ordered the Thai curry and it was bland, but the ingredients were first-rate, just the kitchen left out something, I think. My only complaint was the noise level - we sat in the back - away from the bar, which is definitely noisy. But in the back, you would think it would be a little quiter...not so. Between the music and the acoustics, I was shouting at the person sitting 2 feet from me. That was not fun because we were two friends trying to catch up. If we hadn't already ordered our meal, I would have suggested another place. My friend enjoyed her fish and chips.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Recently took a client to lunch as our office is nearby. Great service. Patient server as it took us a while to stop talking business and order lunch. Offered lettuce wraps for the lunch sandwiches instead of normal bread options - which my client loved. Perfect spot on a nice day to sit outside, enjoy an easy lunch, great cocktail, and treat a client.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This is my favorite place for lunch. The service is great and servers are knowledgeable about wine pairing. Booth seating is perfect for business conversation. The food is always delicious and perfectly presented. I really like that they change the menu. I recommend any soup, the lobster roll, Gage burger, catch of the day or hanger steak salad.

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