The Gage

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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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service with knowledgeable staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Unique

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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant. Can't wait to go back. Our server, Elizabeth was very friendly, accomodating, and knowledgable. Highly recommended!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Boutique comfort food at reasonable prices. One of my top drive restaurants

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for Saturday brunch. Bloody Marys were very good. Scotch egg and mussels were exceptional. Service was a little slow but we were given complimentary champagne which more than made up for the delay. Will definitely return

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NM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, amazing. The steak, cooked perfectly. The scallops? So tender you don’t even need a knife. The salad, oh man do delicious. Our server Stephen? Absolutely amazing. Made our 1 year anniversary dinner one to remember. I recommend eating here regardless of the occasion!

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E
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have loved The Gage. Have gone there for years. Live Billy Lawless and his whole staff!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too loud to enjoy

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PY
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice spot!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Tight fit in the back. Prices seem high. For dessert, I had ice cream and it was not good .. icy .. so I sent it back.

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TS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always like the Gage. A little loud for us and tight seating, (can hear neighbors conversations loud and clear), but we know what we are getting into and still like the festive atmosphere, and waLking by the young ones at the bar is a kick, too.

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C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Returning customer. Reservation time was honored early even though all of our party still wasn’t there. “Take a seat and enjoy a drink while you wait”. Service was prompt and attentive, food options were good and food was enjoyed by all.

Only complaint is that tables are really squeezed in tight and noise level makes it very difficult for conversation at the table. They really need to address this for a restaurant at this level. Soften up the space to absorb some sound.

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c
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy inside near bar. Food & service was very good

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BD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

My steak was terribly over cooked, but they took it back and gave me another entree. They responded fantastically, but the steak was really disappointing when it showed up burnt.

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great - they remembered where I like to sit! Always the best choice on Michigan Ave. 😎

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RB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little loud for a business lunch, but still very enjoyable.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very loud on a Monday night.

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G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Had soft shell crab sandwich special, which was delicious. Was able to substitute veggies for fries. Server Liz did a great job.

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TE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was also good.

They ran out of the Father’s Day special dessert but accommodated us by adding some of the ingredients to another dessert so that was nice.

It is a little loud in this restaurant.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited The Gage for Fathers Day breakfast. It was a busy day. The food was excellent. Overall, very positive experience. We will be back!!!

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RR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service- great food! Have always enjoyed brunch at The Gage.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Fathers Day Brunch.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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MB
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charmed. Great service and dinner. My family was delighted.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated quickly, and the food was fast and tasty. Tables were pretty close together, making it easy to hear other conversations.

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SF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good food, good drinks and good service. A family favorite.

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MJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Very consistent in delivering good food, good service, good environment. It is a favorite.

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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The meal was fine, but service was less than attentive after we arrived, and once the bill was dropped off at our table, our waitress lost track of us.

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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent wait staff. interesting and creative menu

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m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Didn't honor our 6:15 reservation, making us wait 20 minutes to be seated. It was stressful dining as we had a concert at 8pm at Symphony Hall.

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WD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a business lunch. The noise level was a bit high but the food and service were superb.

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Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Wednesday night and it was still lively. The Fried pickles were a tasty starter. The classic wedge salad was well executed. The burgers were great. Someone in our party got the hanger steak as an entree and loved it. Another got the coconut, curry dish with scallops and it was fantastic. My favorite dessert was the chocolate mousse one while others loved the strawberry one.

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M
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at The Gage for years but hadn't been here for quite some time until this week. I had a friend visiting from out of town and wanted to take her someplace fun but really good. The Gage, as always, did not disappoint. I had requested a table in the front section of the restaurant; the hostess mentioned that as soon as I checked in. So, I was pleased with the table. The service was superb. We each had a salad with the addition of the delicious free range chicken. We enjoyed a couple glasses of wine and had a delightful dining experience.

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered seafood off the menu (scallops and halibut) and the seafood was very tasty. But that’s all we received to eat for that price.

Each of our entrees was around $36-$$38 apiece. This price did not include a salad, a dinner roll, a piece of bread, or even a side to compliment the seafood. Nothing but the seafood! We think that for the price, we should have received more.

For two people, one drink apiece, sharing a salad and two coffees, our bill was over $140 and we left the restaurant hungry!

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Halibut was great. Fish and chips great fish. salmon with grilled stone fruit was excellent.

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W
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Great location too!

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T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, consistently good and the menu evolves so there is always something new to try or the last dish you had has morphed into something recognizable but different. Always, very good.

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PG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great staff and fun location for people watching. Loved the outdoor seating. Very delicious food! I would go again.

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DS
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came pre-concert and our server was very attentive to timing. He also a accommodated a member of our party who was quite late by recommending a quick option—fish and chips! Drinks are always excellent here. The daily fish special was a spectacular halibut preparation.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of three and we all ordered the venison burger which was excellent. We were able to reserve a table at the back end of the restaurant where it’s not so noisy and you could hear the conversations. Our first time at The Gage and we will be back.

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