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The Gage, Chicago, IL

The Gage

4.7
4.7
9931 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • 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. <br /><br />CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 9,931 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BL

    BirdLady

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were very good as usual. A very convenient place to go before a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert.
  2. M

    Mombest

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was outstanding and the outside dining was great. Our server was very attentive to time and thoughtful about interruptions and asking about allergies. She also found out very quickly about the questions about beer. Delightful! The food was delicious.....easy to recommend....we will return.
  3. JL

    JenniferL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to sit on the patio for a lovely lunch. The service was phenomenal, and the food was on point. I had the super greens salad with salmon and my date had the Waldorf salad. Both were exceptional. I highly recommend!
  4. KY

    KYdiner71

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service, overall great experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A little pricey but it is good ratio considering the location
  6. A

    Aggie90

    Central Texas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and lots of it!
  7. M

    Madison

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had brunch here with my sister and it was awesome! The patio is really cute and all the food is great. It’s a little on the pricey side, but that’s to be expected for a restaurant in Chicago on Michigan Ave
  8. LK

    LauraK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The fries &amp; burger were really good. The service was ok &amp; the ambiente also ok. Its not a bad choice but nothing. Ou shouldnt miss or i would have to go back to.
  9. D

    Deborahc

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rosie was great
  10. k

    kyraw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet gem of a restaurant. Great food, original and delicious cocktails, friendly and attentive service, perfect artsy ambiance. Had dinner reservations after the symphony and was such a lovely time we went back after the Art Institute the next afternoon.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very attentive, and the food was top notch. Ambience was exquisite.
  12. BB

    BobB

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  13. p

    parley

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always dependable food and service, extensive menu, and great drinks. Been coming here for years and it’s still worth a trip.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wes, our server was fantastic. Friendly and informative with great timing on our order. Mark the sommelier was fun to talk about the different wine regions and wine styles. Great experience for Linda and I! David
  15. PC

    PatC

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to relax with friends after a day of sightseeing
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A friend and I had lunch at The Gage after exploring the Chicago Art Institute. The atmosphere was fun and the food was delicious. I had the smoked salmon sandwich and fries. They were both perfectly prepared. Our waitress took exceptional care of us . I would highly recommend lunch at The Gage!
  17. T

    Terry

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was entertaining a friend from out of town. We went to the Art Institute in the morning and then to the Gage for lunch. The location is so convenient. I made a reservation and we were seated right away. We were doing a boat tour and needed to leave in about an hour. We let our server know and he expedited our meals and allowed us to pay before we finished eating. I go the green salad with salmon and it was fantastic. My friend was really impressed with the quality of the food and ambiance.
  18. d

    dailydiner

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peach cobbler for two will easily serve four. Delicious, especially the ice cream.
  19. EL

    EatsLikeASumo

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go when in Chicago. If you haven't been yet then you need to try it at least once. Yum!
  20. m

    martym

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time but had to leave as entrees were delayed and we had theater tickets. Manager outstanding in understanding.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was wonderful. I will go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delish. Service a bit slow but very friendly.
  23. CL

    ChristiL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing! Started with the Fried Pickles and they were divine!! The Halibut was cooked perfectly and the sauce with the crisp summer peas was the perfect light summer dish. Will definitely be back!!
  24. t

    tkenney1971

    Atlanta

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    My server Rosie was awesome. Very attentive and very sweet. She is the only reason The Gage is not getting one star😢 The outdoor patio is nice. The fried pickel appetizer is like something you would see at carnival. Minimal pickle....maximum fried. Medium rare is red and bleeding on the burger. Lettuce was old and brown/red in spots. Place is hopping. Shake shack next door....just sayin'
  25. PC

    PeterC

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good cocktails and meal overall. Was a good place for a business dinner.
  26. F

    Film1

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re visiting from Philadelphia and wanted to dine somewhere nice. Found this establishment online and decided to give it a try. Exceptional establishment and the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend anyone visiting Chicago to check this place out. We’re actually going back today since it’s right around the corner from our hotel.
  27. e

    eata7ot

    Chicago

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, so the experience was perfect.
  28. JY

    JennaY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was great. Service was great. Good was great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dark chocolate pave was wonderful
  30. SS

    SheilaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at the Gage is always excellent. We enjoyed the shrimp, scotch eggs and cheese platter for appetizers. We all had fish, halibut, salmon and fish and chips. All were perfectly done and delicious. Draft beers and great nonalcoholic drinks were perfect accompaniments. While considering dessert I mentioned I was allergic to strawberries. The waiter steered me away from certain desserts and a potential reaction. They took our photo which will remind us always if this delightful dinner. Can’t wait to come back.
  31. CM

    ChanayM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding from the moment we walked through the door. I have the salmon entree which was the special for the day, it was prepared perfectly.
  32. PG

    PatriciaG

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband will be raving about the steak for the next decade. The food and service were wonderful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the burger with the special sauce. It’s the BEST burger I’ve ever had. Cool atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great presentation and service that was exceptional
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    For brunch they pump out horrible fast beat music that is designed to turn tables quickly. If I wanted to feel like a mindless zombie, I would have went to Mc Donald’s. Highly recommend you avoid this place.
  36. FL

    FLPJ

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There were four menus when we went for brunch - brunch, lunch, beverages and a special Father’s Day menu. Service was a bit slow on the uptake but our server was friendly and charming. We met the sommelier who had a section on the wine list highlighting black owned wineries from around the world. He said he tries to carry a lot of woman, minority and LGBTQ winemakers on his wine list.
  37. g

    gastronomique

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  38. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The peach cobbler for 2 was enormous including 3 or 4 scoops of ice cream but a bit lacking on peaches. The salmon and halibut were superb.
  39. DM

    DanielM

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gathering of old friends &amp; family. Energetic East Loop location close to art, music and theater. Always a favorite spot to meet, enjoy the ambience and dine sumptuously. Great, attentive wait team. Delicious and varied menu to solve our varied and, sometimes difficult, food issues. That’s why we return again and again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant outdoor seating area, delicious food. The halibut was great, with English peas and fingerling potatoes. Good service as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with 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 9931 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 times today
Google Map for The Gage

24 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

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