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About The Gage
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.
Chicago, IL 60603
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
(bar open until 11pm)
(bar open until 11pm)
TUESDAY - THURSDAY
(bar open until 12am)
(bar open until 2am)
(bar open until 3am)
Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
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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.
The Gage Ratings and Reviews
Staff was considerate when it turned out that my entree, a new item on the menu, was not so great. The duck was not seasoned much at all and tough to chew. The rest of the dish was delisciois. We were rewarded a cookie selection for our input to chef. Yummy cookies.
Gage was recommended by The Gray Hotel and what a terrific choice it was. Food was outstanding as was the service. Ambience was very friendly. We hung out in the bar for a bit after our meal to watch the baseball game and that crowd was happening. We met some local folks from Chicago who then sent us on to a great Blues Club.
Why doesn't the Gage have corned beef sandwiches any longer? They were thick, unlike the Salmon BLT that had more tomato than salmon. The cranberry bean soup was a gamble to order, but it was delicious and I won that bet. I appreciate they have Guinness on tap.
Our waiter was excellent, though he didn't have an answer to the corned beef question.
It's a good restaurant with excellent location but too noisy for easy conversation.
I took a woman I wanted to impress to this place and it didn't let me down. She loves lamb and the lamb dish was memorable. We were going to an event at Symphony Hall and the restaurant is superbly located for the CSO. Valet parking at the University Club was perfect. It was torrentially raining that night and the people were very helpful. This is a place for successful well heeled cowboys at the end of their drive to seal off and enjoy the BIG DEAL successfully scored.
My husband & I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened and they are consistently outstanding on every single point, every single visit. We always have an amazing meal, the food is always seasonal and fresh, the presentation is beautiful, with all the little details carefully planned like beautiful glassware or this handcrafted copper coupe. And service is always professional, knowledgeable and just friendly enough. The atmosphere is dark, cozy, fun and vibrant, with a great bar and a variety of seating options. This place is always busy, and I personally love the energy, which reflects the neighborhood , but if you want to have a quiet conversation there are places you can do that. But you know what else? The people here are just so kind and accommodating every single time we've gone there. None of the usual pretense. This is obviously a reflection of the owners and so you know you are breaking bread with good people. There is a great deal of passion & pride in everything they do. I love this place & I'm always so happy when I leave.
Not the Irish pub we were expecting from the published information about The Gage. Although the building was great and the staff was very attentive, we found the menu to be more limited and much more expensive than we expected based on the reviews and online information. Could not judge the food, since we decided not to eat there....but this survey requires a rating, so ignore that part.
I've eaten at The Gage many times in the past. I was very disappointed this time in the quality of the food, especially the temperature of the food. I love fish & chips. My husband and I both ordered that entrée. While the fish wasn't bad in taste, it was only lukewarm, and the French fries were cold and limp. I'm not sure I would recommend eating there again.
On a positive side, they do have a nice selection of beers, and my friend and I ordered Prosecco and it was good.
We had a great experience at The Gage. The wait staff was attentive and very efficient. Good cocktails and delicious menu options. We had one of the specials, seared tuna, which was a great choice! Don't miss the House Poutine and the Potted Stilton Cheese, which were very generous and shareable!
The Gage never disappoints! Even when the reservations were a bit muddled at the beginning our evening was a success. The manager on duty Thursday night was quick to make accommodations and even sent over some complimentary appetizers to help amend the mix up. We all enjoyed our food and our attentive and informative waitress. Another great night at one of my favorites in our lovely Chicago.
Great meal! Have been there before but ordered the mussels for the first time and they were spicy and favorable. Not a wimpy red sauce! Ordered the special which was halibut--melted in your mouth, perfectly cooked and came on top of a beautiful mélange of fall veggies. So good! and, Misha, our waiter was fantastic! Even when his section started to fill he was attentive, had a chance to chat between serving and was super knowledgeable about food prep.
Very disappointing - for the first time. I go there about 6 times a year, and I'll come back because they have been consistently great in the past. But this time the mussels vindaloo - my favorite dish in Chicago - was salty and tasteless. New chef? New recipe? And they forgot to bring vinegar with the fish and chips and mustard with the burgers - minor complaints, but not what we expect there.
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