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About The Gage

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.

24 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY
10am-10pm
(bar open until 11pm)

MONDAY
11am-10pm
(bar open until 11pm)

TUESDAY - THURSDAY
11am-11pm
(bar open until 12am)

FRIDAY
11am-12am
(bar open until 2am)

SATURDAY
10am-12am
(bar open until 3am)

Cross Street:
Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 372-4243

Website:
http://www.thegagechicago.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Gawronski

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Events Manager
events@thegagechicago.com
312-372-4001

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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.

The Gage Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (97)
Pre/post Theatre (91)
Great for Lunch (86)
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Good for a Date (85)
Bar Seating (81)
Creative Cuisine (74)
Vibrant Bar Scene (73)
Special Occasion (73)
Casual (69)
Fun (69)
Business Meals (67)
Hot Spot (64)
Neighborhood Gem (63)
Comfort Food (47)
Happy Hour (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for Groups (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Great for Brunch (42)
Great Beer (40)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Cozy (37)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Notable Wine List (34)
People Watching (34)
Romantic (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Authentic (28)
Worth the Drive (23)
Late-night Find (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Seasonal (18)
Quick Bite (16)
Healthy (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Scenic View (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Live Sports (6)
Waterfront (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Courteous, attentive service and delicious food. OK ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This has become my favorite place next to the park for lunch or early dinner. All the dishes I've had have been excellent (the muscles warrant note, as does the lobster roll), the setting is old Chicago (though a little tight between the tables), and the service is prompt/friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food,, excellent wine, server, Melissa, was very knowledgeable about the wines. Lovely ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I recently booked a table at The Gage for four on a Sunday afternoon, and requested a quiet table in the rear. That proved to be an excellent decision because the noise level was much higher at the tables upfront, and we had a cozy table in the rear.

Each of us ordered something different, and all of us thought our chosen dishes were delicious.

The only downside was rather slow and indifferent service from our male server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been going to the Gage every time we are in the city to see a play. Food is always outstanding and all the servers are great. Very friendly and aiming to please.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

always good. cocktails are exceptional.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Our service was excellent, from reception, coat check, to our waiter. I’m glad I made reservation since it was more crowded than I expected. It was a tad loud in the restaurant for my taste but not overwhelming. The menu options were tempting but I went with the tasty special which was a “scotch” steak, a sort of stew with eggs on top. Just what I needed for a rainy, chilly day.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place to take out-of-town friends and dates. Delicious food and tasty drinks. A go to place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, People Watching, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Great brunch spot in Chicago, excellent service and very tasty food. Would recommend to all.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

They were awesome. We were celebrating our anniversary and received a great little surprise at the end of the meal. Phenomenal service, and accommodating to our dietary restrictions. Gluten and mushrooms

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We had been meaning to try the Gage for quite some time and we're not disappointed. Food was very good and the service top notch. While not inexpensive it is a fair value given the quality and service. Happy that we were seated in the back room as bar area is conversationly challenging.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Am an out of towner who visits Chicago several times a year ... have been to Gage 8-10 times, and it is always good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Billed as an Irish type pub, this place is a real gem. Excellent service, great beer selection, amazing food. One of our best meals on this trip to Chicago. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Seated in the rear of the restaurant, which was much quieter than the front bar area. That was a huge bonus as one in our group is hard of hearing. Service was prompt, server was knowledgeable about the menu. Food was truly outstanding. All four of us truly enjoyed our meals, and we all ordered something delicious. The pear croustade for dessert is excellent. Would highly recommend The Gage.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The Gage is consistently good.
Food is never less than VERY GOOD!...often Excellent or Outstanding!
Service is attentive.
Prices are very fair considering you are sitting on Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park!
Always a great choice for a local meal or entertaining out-of-towners!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. Found the wine list somewhat limited.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great dinner
Easy walk to the theater and to the El
Location great and so is the food

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had an enjoyable time and the food was good. The service was a bit slow. I will return when I have extra time to spare.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We returned to the Gage three times in four days. So many delicious dishes to try. Great service and the chocolate mint desert, amazing! Tables around the bar are very noisy, so be sure to book in the back dining rooms.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and service. Very noisy though. The location and hours are a plus.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went to The Gage on two separate occasions-- one for a business meal and one for a late night supper. In both cases, the food was delicious (Roasted Carrots; Bison Ribs; Vindaloo Mussels; Chocolate sampler), with good options for wine, cocktails, and beer. Overall, I would go back here again and again and again. Generous portions of food and drink, lovely service, and overall good feeling for this popular restaurant. If you are going to the Institute of Art for example, skip their long lines, slow service and go here instead. Almost across the street. Thanks Scott Clague for your good floor management.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food and service was very good for a business lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food seemed over cooked

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food. Lovely staff.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I was visiting Chicago on business and The Gage came highly recommended by a friend living in Chicago. It did not disappoint. The menu was focused but at the same time inviting and welcoming. There's almost something for everyone and all of it is good. Our server was attentive, friendly and very helpful with recommendations and beverage pairings (he recommended a porter with the venison burger--yummmmmm). Great atmosphere, lively but not so loud that we couldn't carry on a lively conversation of our own.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I always enjoy going to the Gage on my trips to Chicago. It's a nice break from the more formal steakhouses and stuffy establishments. The menu is really creative and provides a wide variety of choices. I've always enjoyed the toppings that are served on the burgers. They also prepare chicken very well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and drinks. Impeccable service. Gets quite loud when full

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My business lunch went a bit long, and our waiter couldn't have been more gracious, bringing us more coffee and tea as we discussed further my client's needs.
Service was excellent. Food was inventive, fresh and presented beautifully.
I'd love to go back again

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is a great after-matinee theater restaurant on Sunday or any time. Our waiter, Trent, was outstanding and willimg to interact and he made the evening special and laid-back. It was fairly expensive but we weren’t looking at the prices and just enjoying everything we wanted for drink and dinner.

The Potted Stilton appetizer was awesome and can be shared. Also had “The Egg” which we loved. The lamb chops were out of this world and sea bass special was delicious. Try the Green Beans as a side.

The pear/ice cream/flaky pastry was going overboard but outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Solid and dependable. Always great food and excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was there to help celebrate my Godson's 30th birthday. He chose this place based on a recommendation and all of us were pleased! We ordered the Amish Chicken and two of us thought we would have left overs. Well, let's just say we didn't have any carry-outs. It was fabulously delicious!!!

I really thought the restaurant forgot that we were celebrating a birthday, but when the dessert came, there was a candle, and my heart was glad to see my Godson surprised! This added a special touch to the evening!

I highly recommend this restaurant. The location is ideal and there is plenty of parking all around! I am looking forward to coming back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Got together with our son in town for a business engagement. The mussels were great appetizer. The beer selection was good and the bloody mary had a nice "snap". The soup was very good for a cold, damp, November day. The service was good and not overbearing which I liked.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant was very busy but our table was ready for our reservation. Food was great and server was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

love this place, always a great meal, very good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch! Do yourself a favor and get the biscuits to share with your table before your own meal comes. The bar is super cool looking and I would go there again without hesitation!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

If you are looking for a late night venue after the theater, this is a great place!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was dismal. I have eaten here several times but my birthday dinner was a massive failure. The duck was so rubbery I had to stop eating after several slices. MY JAWS hurt. And my dining companions opted for the heritage apple salad with a side of chicken. Not only was the promised dinner size portion not true - it was more of a side salad, the chicken was really HALF OF A BREAST - what is that? We are willing to pay but to have a side salad portion with three slices of chicken is not 20 plus dollars. The waiter erroneously said it was a dinner sized portion. NOT TRUE!!!
The saving grace of the meal was the pear croustade and the apple crisp. It saved the meal from becoming a sheer disaster.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved it! I couldn’t decide between wines so they brought me multiple samples. I had the heirloom apple salad which was EPIC! My husband loved the chicken sandwich and the dessert was on point.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never ever ever disappointed! ALWAYS a solid go to. We've been coming here for YEARS, and always recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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