About The Gage
Chicago, IL 60603
The Gage is a 4-star rated restaurant located across from Millennium Park in a historically landmarked building built in the late 1800s. The Gage offers upscale, yet casual dining in a vintage atmosphere inspired by the gastropubs of Ireland and England. Time Out has said The Gage's menu "covers every craving" and includes Scotch eggs, fresh seafood, locally made sausages, burgers, steaks and salads. The Libations list features craft beers, interesting wines and a selection of Irish whiskeys and single malts. The Gage offers the perfect setting for a casual drink, a business meeting or a formal event--refined rusticity--steps from Millennium Park.
American, Gastro Pub
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
Valet parking is offered by The University Club at 76 E. Monroe. In addition, there are several parking lots located just steps from the restaurant. The closest lot is the Grant Park Garage which can be accessed from Michigan Avenue. The elevator/escalator at the South end of the garage is located directly in front of the restaurant's entrance.
The Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink Lines drop you off at Madison St. and Wabash St. (just a few blocks from the restaurant). The Red Line drops you off at Monroe St. and State St. (just a few blocks from the restaurant. The 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 bus routes all stop within a block of the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
Arrived for our reservation (made months ...
Arrived for our reservation (made months earlier when we booked theatre tickets), only to be told our reservation was for 45 minutes later. When I showed the reservation in the OpenTable app, the response was - we wouldn't change a web reservation and we have you at 6:45, we'll see if we can get you in earlier.
We were accommodated in a terrible table right inside the front door. Not the experience I expected for a reservation made months ago. There was no apology.
Not sure if this was the restaurant or OpenTable - either way a pretty terrible customer service experience.
This place surprised us. Service was uni ...
This place surprised us. Service was uniformly outstanding. Meats were superb, esp the rack of elk. Sides were so so, but they did replace the overdone roasted brussels sprouts with freshly sautéed ones which were much better.
Overall the Gage was good. We waited a b ...
Overall the Gage was good. We waited a bit over our reservation time to be seated, but were given a nice table. Service was fine; felt a bit rushed. Fabulous wine list and our food was tasty. 8oz wine pour was great!
Reserved a table for a business lunch wi ...
Reserved a table for a business lunch with 7 total. They sat us ontime. A little tight, but it worked. A bit loud for presenting information and detailed discussions. The food was excellent!! Sandwiches and side avg $17. Staff and mgrs were on top of our needs. Definitely going back with a smaller group, or on a date.
A short vacation to Chicago found our si ...
A short vacation to Chicago found our six people having a delicious and memorable meal here. This restaurant is perhaps several places in one. The front section feels and sounds like a sports bar, where conversations among friends isn't easily achieved. But we were placed in a back portion where the feel was more intimate, and a good time was had by all. The menu wasn't extensive, but everything was entirely delicious. I don't know if it is important or not to shout out things, but the fried pickles were world class, and the Japanese peppers were life-giving. My Lamb Shank was nearly perfect, and enough food for three. The waiter was in spirit your cousin, and wanted the evening to be relaxed and wonderful. Okay, what's the complaint? Essentially none. You need to decide if the loud (and modern) side or the quiet (and welcoming side) are your craving, but I think you'll find your level in the tank of full enjoyment.
Went here for Valentine's Day dinner. We ...
Went here for Valentine's Day dinner. We started with the three cheese fondue, which was awesome. The GTO cocktail was unbelievable and the old fashioned was very good. For entrees, I got the vegetable curry-- super flavorful, definitely one of the best I have had. My fiancé got the rib eye (cowboy cut) steak, which was very tender and perfectly cooked, and came with a side of mashed potatoes. We finished with the buttery deliciousness of the apple crumble. Loved this place-- service was attentive but just a bit slow, so don't expect to be out quickly.
The Gage was highly recommended by a fri ...
The Gage was highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. I took a few clients for dinner and it was a great night. We had incredible wine, great appetizers, amazing entrees and sides and the service was top notch! If you want a relaxed atmosphere with great drink & food, The Gage is the place. Thank you to all the staff for making it a perfect evening.
The hosting staff was very friendly and ...
The hosting staff was very friendly and the service was fast and attentive. We got a lot of food as my wife had been here many years prior and remembered the servings being smaller and more delicate. We got the poutine even though, my wife was sad to see they had changed the meat from elk, which she found to be unique and delicious, to pork. I definitely dig on swine, but this just brought it down to the level of nothing special. The fries were fairly run of the mill and it was pretty mushy. The loaded shishitto peppers with bonito and chicharron were pretty good! There were only like 3 small chicharron in this whole bowl of peppers and I think adding more would have definitely added to the contrast of textures, but overall, I really liked these. My wife got the farmer's salad which she enjoyed and I liked my bite as well. I love Caesar salad and I have to say this one was a little off balance. Overall, very fresh and high quality ingredients, but I think a little large with too much cheese and dressing. For our main courses I had the pekin duck and she had the lamb shank. These were both quite rich, but good. I can't say they were particularly interesting, but I'm also not complaining. We managed to squeeze in dessert for which we chose the lemon meringue tart with cassis sherbert. This was pretty good, but I have to say, I thought the plating was downright ugly. SO! All of this being said- I think this place has probably changed quite a bit since my wife visited last. We were kind of expecting more of a smaller plate, fancier, "fine dining" experience and it seems that this is not so much what they're about. Maybe they're more a steakhouse, given that was center of the page. I just don't want to judge them too harshly given that our aim was off target. In summation, I think this is a good place and if you're in the area, have some dough and looking for some rich heavy food, go for it. They also have an extensive wine and spirits list, but I gave up drinking so...
I really enjoyed my dinner at the Gage. ...
I really enjoyed my dinner at the Gage. I went for dinner with my girlfriend and we both came out impressed. The drinks were well done and the food was excellent. We had the Scottish Egg for starters, which I would recommend, and I had the venison burger. The burger was very tasty and the fries were great. The ambiance is really nice and the service was stellar. It is on the pricey side, but for this area, the prices should be expected and the bill still ended up being reasonable considering the location.
Normally everything is perfect. There se ...
Normally everything is perfect. There seemed to be some new servers and managers. Had to send the eggs back (little too soft). One of our waters always has no ice but that day there were 4 people stopping by every few minutes filling the one water with ice. After a while we just had to laugh about it.
We will be back....no big deal!
We celebrated my son's birthday at The G ...
We celebrated my son's birthday at The Gage on Saturday night. We had great food, great cocktails and great service. We were seated at a beautiful window table so we could enjoy the scenery! I plan on The Gage being a regular stop when we are in Chicago!
The Gage never disappoints. For years t ...
The Gage never disappoints. For years there was nothing special on Michigan Ave. Billy Lawless brought us this gem and it continues to make the mark every time I am there.
One notable thing about the menu is that there is always "game" on the menu. The venison burger was tremendous, and I have had the elk saddle for dinner in the past. Awesome.
We were there for lunch during Restauran ...
We were there for lunch during Restaurant Week. After each course, the waitress asked us if everything was OK. When I responded that the lobster salad was a little dry for my taste, she apologized and must have told the manager. He came to our table immediately and offered to bring a different salad on the menu or some additional dressing for my salad. I settled for the latter, and appreciated their efforts to accommodate me.
Met a Broadway friend from NYC staying a ...
Met a Broadway friend from NYC staying at the Palmer House. Easy access; great service (Misha was excellent, especially with wine); the food was superb and my husband and guest are both very choosy and cook themselves. We were all very impressed.
I've been to The Gage before for a work ...
I've been to The Gage before for a work event and loved it. I recommended it to a friend. We decided to visit once we saw it on the list for Chicago Restaurant. I LOVE the ambiance in the evening - dim lit, intimate, brick walls, candles along the wall and glass separates different dining areas. Beautiful place, the service is ALWAYS great and food is cooked well every time!
Came to the restaurant after seeing Hami ...
Came to the restaurant after seeing Hamilton. We wanted a restaurant within walking distance that was also participating in Restaurant Week. The food was absolutely delicious! And, very generous Restaurant Week serving portions. We left stuffed. Can't wait to go back again and enjoy the full menu! Truly enjoyed our experience!
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