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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.
CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.
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.View Private Dining Details
Great food, one of the best brunches in Chicago and the service was great
Eggs Benedict was wonderful and the Gage potatoes were priase worthy - ALL THAT BRIE CHEESE!!! Omg. Waiters were great - yes yes yes. Loved it all.
The manager was kind enough to let us in prior to opening since we were standing in the rain. My out of town guest was so impressed with the customer service and the food! Way to rock it team!
Our waiter was terrific. Food was outstanding. The noise level - we were adjacent to the bar area - was deafening. We will reauest the back room next time.
Too loud for a business meal.
Every aspect was great.
So extremely loud!! Food was just ok, the four of us agreed, and super expensive. Special drink was almost all ice. Our waitress was excellent however...too loud to catch her name.
Food: Scotch egg was OK. Harissa chicken drumsticks were great and well worth the price. Gin and Tonic cocktail was OK; Rioja and Sauvignon Blanc wines recommended by server were both fantastic; swordfish was OK - way too creamy; Venison burger - nice and flavorful in the first couple of bites, but burger was WAY too salty and overflavored with creams, sauces, and caramelization. Burger was also rarer than ordered and "gamier" in taste than expected.
Service: Good attention to detail, very friendly, and solid recommendations.
Ambiance: very pleasant and gives good vibes, slightly noisy, but that is expected given the social environment
Overall: Good place to visit once, just to say you've been here (its popular) and because it is across the street from Millennium Park; otherwise doesn't make sense. Food is certainly overrated and overpriced.
Great meal. Great service. Highly recommend.
The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the dishes. They wait staff was there when you needed something but not hovering which is nice. If you are coming to Chicago I would recommend this restaurant.
Located on Michigan Avenue near the Art Institute and Symphony Center, the Gage is a great option for pre or post concert or avenue touring lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and service as always been consistently fine. A friendly and knowledgeable staff rounds out the picture there and the after work bar scene seems to be quite lively.
Some of the best ribs I've had, cool place inside, nice vibe, friendly staff, very accommodating before concert across the street.
Reliably great food, service and ambiance.
Enjoyed another lovely Sunday brunch, thank you!
Cocktails were best part. Great bartender. Venison burger was probably the best burger I’ve ever had. Menu could be somewhat limiting but we still found something for everyone if you’re open to it. We sat inside but outside seating is available overlooking park.
We visited the restaurant early the day of our reservation and requested a specific booth. When we arrived, the booth was waiting for us! The service was excellent and the food very good. We had the filet mignon which was expensive ($50+). It was cooked to a perfect medium rare as requested and well seasoned. The menu was a la carte, so we ordered mashed potatoes and a wedge salad, both of which were very good. The tiramisu was outstanding! It was a bit loud, but that made for a festive atmosphere.
Dined here for Father’s Day off of the brunch menu. Food was just ok and ambiance was ok...staff was really friendly they made the experience better b/c the food wasn’t that good. I had the chicken sandwich, husband had the lobster roll (he liked his)
Staff was professional and classy. Drink selection was good, and not overwhelming. Most of the good was top notch - apps (oysters, Scotch egg, pork pancakes). Filet and lamb were well received. Thai curry wasn't spicy at all (needed some kick). A bit loud for having good conversations.
Outstanding! The Gage was recommended to us and we can definitely see why. A must visit.
As always the gage delivers. Excellent service and good solid eats.
Delicious cheese board, burger, steaks, fish. Chocolate mousse dessert was huge and outstanding! Great meal before the theater.
Food and service were very good.... noise level intense - much more so than previous visits
The tuna steak special was awesome. Done to perfection. The desert of Chocolate brownie crunch bar was amazing
Great place for lunch in the Loop. I always sit outside and I get the half sandwich and cup of soup, but there are lots of options.
The service was great! The waiters were very attentive. The food was pretty good, with good-sized portions. I had the asparagus soup as an appetizer, which was the special. I was a little surprised at the price when I got the bill ($10), but it was delicious! I ordered the fried chicken appetizer for my main course and my mom had the Caesar salad with chicken and a glass of wine. We spent about $60 total. The seating was a little tight, especially for those sitting in a booth. And it was a little hard to hear one another because sound travels well and it was loud. But overall, a nice night out!
Great go-to restaurant whenever I'm in town on business.
I loved it.
Was in town from Charlotte NC celebrating my “60” bday and this place was amazing!
I have been dining at the Gage since it opened over 10 years ago, and it has never disappointed me. It is always on my list of places to take visitors
You must have the scotch egg. By far the best I have ever had anywhere. The poutine was loaded with delicious pork and just the right amount of gravy and cheese curds. Delicious. Excellent beers on tap and lovely wines by the glass. Great service even though it is very busy and popular place.
Just across street from millennium park.
The venison burger was outstanding. Fries were crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Service was outstanding. Everything else looked great too. Location is great for the Art Institute and Hamilton.
Went to The Gage to celebrate my son's graduation. This is one of his fav restaurants. Food was excellent as was the service. The manager brought out a bunch item as a celebratory "gift" which was totally unexpected but greatly appreciated. One person in our party had a dairy allergy and also a picky eater, the restaurant was able to accomodate our food request.
A favorite downtown Chicago for get together after work or Sunday brunch.
One of my favorite places in Chicago- it's always my top choice for happy hour and getting a bite after a day at the Art Institute or Millennium Park.
I’ve always had a great dining experience at The Gage. Creative menu, delicious food, great service and lively city ambiance. Is especially a great place for pre or post theater. Very comfortable and cozy decor. Love the posters of the vintage Gage Millinery factory.
The best dining experience we've ever had! The food, staff, and service were impeccable. Truly a culinary adventure.
The Gage is one of my absolute favorite places in Chicago. I first went there years ago and was hooked! The bison tartare is one of the best dishes in the city and an excellent version of this classic dish. I eat it every time I get the chance. We picked The Gage to celebrate my graduation from the University of Chicago, which coincides with me officially leaving the city. I'll miss The Gage, but I'm certain I'll get there every single time I visit!
The food is great and the ambience is very good. Located at Michigan Ave, in front of the Millenium Park is spetacular.
Corned beef hash and scotch egg were to die for! Everything was fantastic, service on point! Definitely worth stopping by when you’re in Chicago!
Loved the "Chicago" ambiance. Even the noise level. Food was delicious. Began with oysters. Portions are large so shared our very creative asparagus salad and main fish. Fun outing for these Canadian visitors.