The Gage

4.7
9433 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9433 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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felicia
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

a little pricey and noisy but good food and location for downtown. So many downtown places are dumps. This one is not.

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ShiaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gage never disappoints. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambiance. My only complaint is that I noted via Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday. I even mentioned the name of the person in my note. There was no acknowledgement whatsoever of the person’s birthday from the hostess or waiter. That was a huge bummer.

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RonR
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggie was very friendly and professional. We had a wonderful time with her. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salad wasn’t that great, but the gluten free and vegan pana cotta was the best one I have ever tried!

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JMartin
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My fiancé and i were here from outta town visiting and didnt have a great experience. Our server rushed us to order and then never saw here again until she wanted to drop off a dessert menu then disappeared again and we waited along time which resulted in us getting our check and leaving. If service was better we definitely would have ordered more

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vipLynH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food!

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vipSara
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French toast!!!!
Staff very accommodating to my guest who is vegan.

JB
vipJohnnyBALLGAME
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thank you
Appreciate it.

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vipChiz
London
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Loved everything from hamachi ceviche to fried pickles to crab cake to chocolate cake.

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Lisa
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our reservation was moved to the bar instead of outside table. Venison burger was DELICIOUS. Nice bar.

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PatriciaR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Patio dining means summer in the City at its best. Michael was our Server. He brought the magic. The Gage provided the setting for our leisurely evening of cocktails followed by 3 courses with wine. Flavors were exceptional. The classic cocktails have been recreated and made wonderfully new. We couldn’t leave until we had dessert and a lovely coffee. Do yourself a favor and check out The Gage for a posh lunch or dinner with a real neighborhood feel.

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Diner1
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated promptly with a 1:30 reservation. Excellent drinks and food quality. Nice menu choices. Very good location if you are visiting the Art Institiute or Millennium Park. Venue is a bit noisy. Always crowded. Reservation are needed unless you want to wait or eat at the bar.

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GinaS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal here... a goto lunch/dinner/drinks spot when in Chicago.

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JoeC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks!

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MarilynS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive.

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TJBlanco
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening at The Gage.
Quality of the food is excellent, the service is great, the atmosphere wonderful.
Maggy,, our waitress was super nice and friendly and made great recommendations. Music was nice and not too loud.
Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Staff is friendly and accommodating! Central location across from the park and right on Michigan! Food is good!

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TiMa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thank you so much for the wonderful food and service.

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AlexW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food. Short menu, great atmosphere, attentive service. I already want to return.

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Hehe
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to celebrate my engagement after proposing, great meal and drinks to remember forever.

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KATHLEENO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and great G&T. The asparagus soup and crab cake were the perfect afternoon meal.

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TimH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere.

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GrahamW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely alfresco summer evening of drinks and dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fabulous service

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goodeater
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish and chips outstanding wait service. Special request for specific seating area was honored.

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vipTheresaM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is Chicago's most hospitable restaurant. Incredible service, excellent food, great location. Something for everyone. Love the Habanero Margarita!

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Payitforward
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It's awesome every time. Highly recommend it.

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foodlover
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent beet and fig salad. Pork Chop tender and cooked to perfection. Halibut crust a bit too thick. Sat in the back where it is quieter and we could talk. Very personable waiter.

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vipdesilu2
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food and service. Nice atmosphere outside covered patio. Pricey. Downtown prices

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FrederickR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town for a visit and we always try to visit the Gage - food and service are great. The location makes it perfect for a visit to some of the great spots in Chicago - before or after a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tables too close. People next to us loud and distracting talking. Waiting too long for ticket. Dessert was outstanding though!

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Annika
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, food and service. When we asked for a booth because of a hard -of-hearing person, we were immediately moved to a booth where we could converse perfectly. Server and busperson were both top-notch and very attentive. The mussels, beet/fig salad, salmon and creme brûlée were all fabulous! A fantastic birthday celebration; we’ll return for many more.

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JakeE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful! Took a while for the food to get to us, but the waiter handled it so well by explaining why and offered an additional drink on the house.

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DennisL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s no better place than the Gage for lunch in the Loop.

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zino
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been to the Gage several times. The menu seems tired and the food options are just okay. There is not much to choose from. The food was pretty good but not impressive in comparison to other nearby restaurants at this price point. The bar is a nice place to meet a friend for a drink, but would not recommend this place for dinner.

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vipMichaelD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

SERVED ALCOHOL TO MY MINOR DAUGHTER! We ordered her a virgin cocktail but when the bill came it was priced as an actual cocktail. The waitress admitted the mistake with very little apology. I asked her to remove it. When the check came back she not only left it on there but charged my credit card for it. I then went to the manager who seemed to have very little interest in the matter as well. When I finally said I was going to issue a complaint her reply then became “What can I do for you now?” We completely understand mistakes can be made but to be so callous about such an error and then insist on charging a 16 year old for it boggles the mind.

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SeanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosie was great!

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vipawchi
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch - food was fresh and well prepared. The berries on my French toast were piled high and delectable. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Great location for a bite when visiting the Loop.

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HJ62
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience.

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. 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 9433 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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