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
Lively atmosphere and fine dining experi ...
Lively atmosphere and fine dining experience. The staff were great - attentive but not too intrusive. There were a mix of people in the dining area -couples, and friends meeting for a night out.
The menu was short, which I prefer, it shows dishes are cooked from scratch. The wine list was comprehensive. The number of wines around $40 was limited before the prices escalated. We were told about a special wine on the list for that night at $110, for example.
We started with an amazing bourbon cocktail and the waiter agreed that he would not put the food order in until we had time to enjoy it.
I had the duck which was excellent and my husband had fish and chips, which he thoroughly enjoyed. We had a bottle of Pay De L'Aude to accompany the food and tea and coffee to finish. Just the right amount of food, well cooked and presented.
I've been to The Gage MANY TIMES. This o ...
I've been to The Gage MANY TIMES. This occasion was a lunch for a friend who had never been here. Our server, Gwen, could not have been more attentive, funny, just great! Food, as usual, was very, very good. My friend fell in love with it (as I knew she would) just as I did when it opened about 10 years ago. Thank you to all the people who work at The Gage -- in every capacity.
As always, the food was delicious. We wa ...
As always, the food was delicious. We waited longer than normal for our waiter and water to show up, but he did apologize right away and all was well.
The noise level is a bit high, but I'm not sure how that could be changed. Overall, we love The Gage and dine here regularly whenever we are in the city. Great food, nice atmosphere, and always enjoyable.
The Gage was the perfect place for brunc ...
The Gage was the perfect place for brunch! Located directly across from Millennium Park, it was ideally located for our family. The four of us ordered the classic burger, venison burger, gumbo and the chillaquillos (sp?) and all were terrific! Great ambiance - beautiful space. It would be great for couples or families with older kids... just grabbing a cocktail or a meal.
The restaurant is conveniently located o ...
The restaurant is conveniently located on Michigan Avenue right across from millennium Park the menu was a brunch menu with limited selections pricing was average for the city however the drinks were a little expensive for what you got food was about a three out of five, nothing special here.
We enjoyed a great NYE dinner at Gage. E ...
We enjoyed a great NYE dinner at Gage. Everyone was very attentive from the cocktail waitress to the managers. Wes waited on us and he was awesome. Very pleasant, knowledgeable and fun. He was the perfect person to help make the evening fun.
Food was okay but not as great as we hop ...
Food was okay but not as great as we hoped for New Years Eve. Although the Poutine Pork Fries were AMAZING!!! Elk was great but Lamb Shank was very earthy and lacked seasonings. Brussels and mashed potatoes were great. Drinks were okay but overprices.
The Gage is a great place for a business ...
The Gage is a great place for a business lunch. The service was excellent, and everyone made us feel welcome, not the norm these days. The food is very good comfort food, ie. burgers, sandwiches with good flavors plus a convenient location for downtown hotels and attractions. We will be back.
Awesome fireplace. Quiet in the back to ...
Awesome fireplace. Quiet in the back to talk with couple with us. Might have been too loud closer to the bar. The food is delicious! But my friend and I thought a lot of the dishes read great until the last addition. A puréed veg. A few like that. I wonder if they would consider a purely comfort food (non sandwich) entree, Carbs and all, in the winter. The 4 of us came famished working at the Hilton, at a wedding as the florists. So three of us resorted to the fantastic cheeseburger as that comfort filling food. Just a thought. I would enjoy going again and thought it was a wonderful restaurant.
We were seated a few minutes early, the ...
We were seated a few minutes early, the table was smallish and the space between tables was tight but that seemed to be compensated by the deliciously prepared food, and most of all, by the outstanding service. Everything was cooked right and tasted great. I had the poutin, a venison burger and a chocolate pudding - the servings were enormous and full of taste, texture and flavor. The beer selection was limited but good. In the day and age of "craft" (read "amateur") beer, it was refreshing to find a classic Czech pilsner on tap. Their mijito (not on the menu but they made it anyway) was awesome too. Overall - a really great place for a semi-casual dinner on Michigan Ave.
The food was simply amazing along with a ...
The food was simply amazing along with a superb on tap beer selection. Scotch Egg was a must followed by the Venison Burger medium rare. Washed down with Pilsner Urquell and a Farmhouse Saison. You won't have room for dessert, but you really need to make room; the chocolate pudding was that good. Nice and cozy seated in a booth way in the back. My wife and I loved it for our anniversary.
We went to Gage pre-theater for "Hamilto ...
We went to Gage pre-theater for "Hamilton" so needless to say, we were in high spirits already. The restaurant did not disappoint. Our first-of-the-evening cocktails were delicious and our waiter was so accommodating to find out the names of both the vermouth (Punt e mes) and the cherries (Fabbri Amarena) used in the drink. We shared the Three Cheese Fondue for an app and it was filling (watch out! It only comes with bread to dip) but delicious. We ate Mushroom Soup with or without the lamb sausage garnish, the Pear and Walnut salad, the Thai Coconut Curry, the Grilled Hangar Steak, and shared an order of Roasted Brussels Sprouts all which were superb. We were too full for dessert and had to get to the show. But we will be back...
My first trip to The Gage. Excellent s ...
My first trip to The Gage. Excellent service, food and ambiance. Had my first Scotch Egg...won't be my last. Mussels were outstanding and plentiful. Nice wine list. Our waiter was the best. A fun vibe, great location and I'll be back.
Visually appealing room incorporating be ...
Visually appealing room incorporating beautiful materials and various sections for seating make the space inviting.
The Cesar salad was perfect, sauce for the mussels was unique and delicious and our ribeye excellent!
Couple misses at The Gage include a back room near the kitchen that was uncomfortably warm and couldn't hear any music whereas in the front section music was too loud most of the time to comfortablly converse. Both seafood dishes were tasty yet not very hot. Service was average, friendly just not efficient. Drinks empty before offering another and accompanying items taking too long when requested.
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