About The Gage
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 12am)
(bar open until 12 am)
TUESDAY - THURSDAY
(bar open until 2am)
(bar open until 2am)
(bar open until 3am)
$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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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
Went there around 11:00 for brunch. The ...
Went there around 11:00 for brunch. They had breakfast and lunch items available. We went mostly for lunch. Portions were gigantic. Could have split most of them. BLT sandwich was very good, as was the smoked salmon. Also really good if going to the symphony (couple blocks away)
My sister and I shared a girls weekend i ...
My sister and I shared a girls weekend in Chicago. I'd eaten at the Gage once before and recalled it being a great place to eat. The food was excellent and the martinis amazing! Our waiter was good at first but as the place filled up we didn't see much of him. Overall, an good place to eat if you don't mind rubbing elbows with your neighbors. I would eat here again.
Wow the staff is amazing. When we asked ...
Wow the staff is amazing. When we asked the waiter for beer selections he said done and walked away and brought back some great beer! The food was very very good. Love the decor and the fact that the building used to house a hat factory.
Overall a good meal...menu was interesti ...
Overall a good meal...menu was interesting but every dish could have used a dash of something to make things taste better. We had 3 App's;, Fried Pickles(Best),Shishito Peppers(slightly boring) & House Poutine(good but way to many onions). Dinner was Spicy Buffalo Ribs(Best), Homemade Sausage(ok), Pekin Duck(Very Good) and Sweet Corn Carmello(very good but could have benefited from a sprinkle of hot sausage or something).
Unique, high-quality dinner menu paired ...
Unique, high-quality dinner menu paired with a good beverage list. Elk Rack was very lean and tender. Poutine was delicious but the fries didn't stay crisp for long due to the gravy and meat juices. The waitstaff is friendly and outgoing, almost to excess. Fairly expensive but worth the price overall.
Their menu changes with each season and ...
Their menu changes with each season and it is absolutely perfect. We started with their filet mignon beef tartar and it was perfect and served with homemade chips. We both had the porkchop that fell of the bone and was cooked to perfection and served with fingerling potatoes and heirloom carrots. We finished with the cheesecake and some sorbet. The sorbet was so amazing that I wouldn't share. Can't wait to see what their fall menu will be this year.
Many visits, consistent standards. Centr ...
Many visits, consistent standards.
Central Chicago, polite efficient servers, very good food, pretty good prices. Nice bar, tablecloths, tables set well.
One thing we noted - no problem - the water waiter visited so many times we felt we got to know him!
One sip and you were due another fill!
Billy Lawless and his father have creat ...
Billy Lawless and his father have created a welcoming and delicious haven in the Loop in Chicago. I never miss going to the Gage when I am there for a drink or dinner. The service is over the top -- the bartenders are the best, and they serve great, high end Irish Whiskey. The wine bar next door is also theirs and wonderful. Put this on your list if you have to be downtown Chicago.
This was a great place for an week day e ...
This was a great place for an week day early dinner with a date. It wasn't as loud or crowded as during the lunch hour, but the food was equally good. We had venison burger and fish and chips and both were tasty and service was fast and attentive.
We went on a Monday evening after work a ...
We went on a Monday evening after work and it was a perfect night to sit outside. The restaurant wasn't at all crowded however our service was painfully slow. It took a long time for our drinks to arrive (wine and 2 simple mixed drinks) and even longer for appetizers and entrees. Nothing wrong with a leisurely meal when it is intentionally requested by the guests but a 20 minute wait for drinks, an additional 10 mins for appetizers (placed same time as drink order) and another 30 mins on top of it all showed that service wasn't up to The Gage's high standards.
I was not impressed with the menu option ...
I was not impressed with the menu options; way too much beef; rather dark and gloomy; the waitress was very pushy--when we only ordered 1 drink each and no appetizers she was kinda done with us and moved her charm over to the next table. I think the prices are on the steep side for what you get. That said the food was tasty and the service was good. With so many other dining options in the area, I will not return to the Gage.
This was my first time going to The Gage ...
This was my first time going to The Gage for brunch and I was very pleased with it. I've always known The Gage as a great spot for drinks near Millennium Park, but I would definitely come for brunch again if in the area! The food was good all around and many of us had a hard time picking one option because the menu was so good! They easily accommodated our large party of 7 and I think the spot we had could have held up to 10 comfortably, so if you make a reservation a big group is definitely going to be good here!
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