The Gage

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$30 and under
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The Gage has become a perennial favorite of locals and visitors alike for over ten years by effortlessly blending European influence with American style. The restaurant serves refined, rustic cuisine, innovative libations and an award-winning wine list all in a lively, convivial setting. Known as a “must visit” among Chicago’s dining scene, The Gage continues to evolve by serving well-rounded food and beverage menus that feature classic dishes and drinks with contemporary twists rooted in tradition.

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vipGoodEats
Chicago
222 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Gage, and their outdoor seating these days is great!

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Lucia
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall wonderful lunch: staff was practicing safe and helpful protocols while offering delicious food.

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JohnW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome find, food was great. Service was helpful and kind.

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vipAaronT
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, burger highly recommended. Out of towners, glad we found this on Opentable as we were unfamiliar with the area. Thanks again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was blah and flavorless

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vipShannonC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Love sitting on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Desserts could have been better but they give you a lot. Ambiance is dark

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Maverick
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat dinner. Made a reservation beforehand and they seated us right away. The food was great, the price of the food was pretty good all things considered, and the service was prompt and kind. The ambiance was on-point!
As a heads up though, there is a busy road right next to the restaurant. It wasn't terrible, but know it won't be super quiet either!

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MartinL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for drinks and apps scallops and mussels were out of this world also got the elite side outstanding lovely patio great service and wonderful cocktails

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AlmaR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so easy to make a last minute reservation. Great social distance tables. My fish and chips dish was delicious and the staff was fast and friendly.

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Cari
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated outdoors affected the noise level but overall excellent service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow as they were busy and due to covid we had to be seated indoors so server had to cook we patio and our internal room it he did a great no notwithstanding.

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vipGinger
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding!

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moco
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seared salmon special was terrific! So was yellowtail ceviche. Great service!

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vipMaryB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and current dishes, nice outdoor dining. Wait staff excellent and their safety protocol was very good. Love The Gage!

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Blaidddrwg
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were looking for an outdoor restaurant, close to the Art Institute

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MoeB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to the The Gage a few times and the quality of food is lovely! This summer the menu seems a bit less extensive and offers less variety than in the past. With that said the cocktails were delicious. The service was prompt, polite, and courteous. The entrees were served to the perfect temperature (steak and halibut). Everyone at the table had a dessert since there were several good options and thankfully the entree portion size was just right. I indulged in a coffee and glass of port after dinner on the patio.

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TomChi
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely outdoor dining area.

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vipDavidC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent hospitality and exquisite food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable attention to detail and a welcoming unstuffy vibe. Food is consistent, delicate, and delicious. I brought a surprise cake for my honey’s birthday and wanted to pay before the check arrived, both of which they executed with care.

I have been eating here for years and never have I left disappointed.

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vipRichardS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had lunch outside. The venison burger was really tasty (spicy kick). The service was really attentive.

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MJA6
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Great staff. Very clean. Abides by Virus guidelines.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No special dessert—-
Fries were bottom of the batch and short all 1 inch long not hot
Lobster sandwich not much lobster
Fish and chips good French fries bad bottom of batch- short pieces.
Side salad should be a free option instead of French fries.

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vipGioGio2
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with many options in addition to daily specials. Excellent service. Outdoor seating.

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Graciegirl13
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Due to covid we were outside. That’s the only reason it was loud!

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vipKendall
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was exceptional, working with the chef to make a special g-f dish. 😊

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Frani
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so comfortable!

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PattyS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat while visiting the art institute.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive to detail and safe during a business lunch. Delicious food wine and great ambiance.

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vipDavidC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch available anywhere close to downtown Hospitality and food quality are unmatched.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cute outdoor area. great service and food

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SC4444
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!
The only small mistake was that in my drink, they swapped out an ingredient listed on the menu for a different ingredient that I don’t like.

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MichP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the experience, the drinks, and all the food. However there was no AC, we were seated inside and were sweating in our seats.

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Heidi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the mussels, perfect.
Our waiter was more than accommodating.

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vipIcedancer
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Fish and chips for both of us. Excellent!

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arfloes
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time I walked in until the time I left, everything was just right. Jeff was kind enough to make recommendations based on my palate and every dish we ordered was the perfect portion. I highly recommend the ceviche as well as the halibut! Yum!

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vipMichaelG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Alexander Wes excellent, and everything from cocktails, to entrees, to desserts was terrific!

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TriciaH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in after a visit to the Art Institute. We sat outside and the service and food were excellent. I saw that they thoroughly cleaned after guests left and tables were spaced at a safe distance. Enjoyable experience!

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Kate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Every time my mom visits Chicago we have to come here for the Venison burger! Incredible with a glass of red wine. The buffalo cauliflower is also great. It can sometimes get really noisy out on the patio which can be distracting if you are trying to hold a conversation, so I would recommend indoor seating if you're looking for a quieter dining experience.

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Gage also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 372-4243.

The Gage is rated 4.7 stars by 8865 OpenTable diners.

The Gage does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gagehospitality.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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