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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.
Chicago, IL 60603
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
(bar open until 11pm)
(bar open until 11pm)
TUESDAY - THURSDAY
(bar open until 12am)
(bar open until 2am)
(bar open until 3am)
Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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:
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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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