The Gage

4.6
6983 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • 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 6983 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

Great food, one of the best brunches in Chicago and the service was great

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5.0Dined 10 hours ago

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.

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5.0Dined a day ago

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!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Too loud for a business meal.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Every aspect was great.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great meal. Great service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Some of the best ribs I've had, cool place inside, nice vibe, friendly staff, very accommodating before concert across the street.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Reliably great food, service and ambiance.
Enjoyed another lovely Sunday brunch, thank you!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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)

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Outstanding! The Gage was recommended to us and we can definitely see why. A must visit.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

As always the gage delivers. Excellent service and good solid eats.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Delicious cheese board, burger, steaks, fish. Chocolate mousse dessert was huge and outstanding! Great meal before the theater.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food and service were very good.... noise level intense - much more so than previous visits

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The tuna steak special was awesome. Done to perfection. The desert of Chocolate brownie crunch bar was amazing

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great go-to restaurant whenever I'm in town on business.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I loved it.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Was in town from Charlotte NC celebrating my “60” bday and this place was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

A favorite downtown Chicago for get together after work or Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The best dining experience we've ever had! The food, staff, and service were impeccable. Truly a culinary adventure.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food is great and the ambience is very good. Located at Michigan Ave, in front of the Millenium Park is spetacular.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Super duper!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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.

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