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
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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
Loved the waiter and his sense of humor. ...
Loved the waiter and his sense of humor. He really knew his wine list and gave us tasters of the two we debated. The pours a large so great value. We loved our venison burger. The veggie sides are fantastic: green beans with pork belly and lemon or Brussel sprouts with blue cheese. So yummy!
The location leads to an odd mix of dine ...
The location leads to an odd mix of diners: those dropping in from the park in shorts and flip-flops, families perhaps shopping or visiting the Art Institute, and theater goers dressed for date night. The food is also an eclectic mix. Everything we had (scotch egg, lobster roll, venison burger) was well prepared if perhaps a little bland. It was quite noisy but no more than expected for a Saturday night. The service was outstanding, friendly and attentive without being bubbly or pushy. I would recommend it for anything short of "special occasion" territory.
Food is always great, as is the service, ...
Food is always great, as is the service, and the building itself is charming. The menu is extensive and varied, so it's good for a group (foodies and non-foodies alike). Vindaloo mussels are a fantastic starter! I try to work in a visit to The Gage every time I visit Chicago.
My husband and I went for dinner on 2 se ...
My husband and I went for dinner on 2 separate nights last year during a trip to Chicago for a conference. We were back in the area last week and decided to try brunch since both dinners were exceptional. Brunch did not disappoint! We had the French toast and eggs benedict. The written menu descriptions do not do the food justice--but the presentation is excellent and the taste is even better. The table favorite were the potatoes and brie that came as a side dish with the benedict.
Highly recommend to anyone living or visiting downtown Chicago! we will be back again the next time we are in the area.
I must preface my review with saying tha ...
I must preface my review with saying that I love the Gage. Service, atmosphere, etc. we're all excellent as usual on this trip. My habanero margarita was awesome. I had the dock and the corn hoppin' John was to die for. However the duck was over cooked and was a little tough.
We had to adjust our reservation a coupl ...
We had to adjust our reservation a couple of times due to bad traffic. The staff was very accommodating.
We had a very nice lunch. I ordered the lobster roll and my husband ordered the short rib sandwich. We split those sandwiches and they were both tasty and flavorful. My husband also ordered the charred green beans, which he really enjoyed as they were spicy and cooked perfectly.
We were celebrating a birthday, but no one asked us if it was a special occasion. Alas, we should have disclosed that fact at the time we were seated.
The ambience was very nice and busy for a late lunch. The location is perfect if you are visiting the Art Institute or Millennium Park. I would definitely return to The Gage.
Food is good. Not great for the price. M ...
Food is good. Not great for the price. Most things are quite expensive. A burger, fish and chips- basic pub fare- along with a couple of drinks and the bill was $100. Seems like a lot for what we got. The place itself is nice. Waitstaff very good. Just a bit noisy and expensive although not a lot of options like this down near the loop.
Went to The Gage for dinner before seein ...
Went to The Gage for dinner before seeing a play. We told the waiter we were attending the play and he ensured we were out in time to easily make the play, which took a lot of stress off the evening. Food was excellent.
Wonderful service. I loved that we were ...
Wonderful service. I loved that we weren't rushed and were able to enjoy our meal. All staff were polite and our server was able to tell us about the specials and answer questions we had about dishes. It was a great place to eat before a show we were in town to see.
The Gage was fantastic! Worth dining whi ...
The Gage was fantastic! Worth dining while in Chicago. Great food. Great server. Blond guy with a pony tail. He was hilarious, helpful and hip. We felt comfortable and had a great meal. We will be visiting The Gage on our next visit. The fish and chips are incredible!
There was a mixup at the beginning of ou ...
There was a mixup at the beginning of our meal and it took quite a while to be initially greeted by our server, but they were very apologetic and handled it well. Once started, it was a great meal with excellent food and drinks. I look forward to returning.
Booked at Gage by recommendation from my ...
Booked at Gage by recommendation from my old boss (who owns an upscale restaurant here in Iowa). The menu had choices to fit every taste! Even the vegetarian had options. Our server was top of the line and working in a upscale establishment I tend to notice a lot. The drinks were refreshing and the food was outstanding. I will definitely return the next time I'm in Chicago! I totally recommend!
Our dining experience at The Gage was ex ...
Our dining experience at The Gage was excellent. The meal was terrific and we chose based on our servers suggestions. He was most helpful and spot on. He was more knowledgeable than the wine sommelier, but we still selected and enjoyed a really good bottle of wine. Definitely going back.
My wife and I had a great dinner at The ...
My wife and I had a great dinner at The Gage this past Saturday before a show. We started off by ordering a great bottle of wine (upon a recommendation from the waiter). For our main entrees, we order the striped sea bass and elk rack. Now, I have never had Elk before, but I must say that this was an absolutely delicious cut of beef. I would definitely order it again! Cooked to perfection and served with a duo of great sauces. We also ordered the brussels sprouts and they were fantastic as well. All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant for all those wanting a special night out. We'll be back!
I took my girlfriend to Chicago on Frida ...
I took my girlfriend to Chicago on Friday to propose. We had dinner reservations at The Gage after a very long, emotionally draining day. The atmosphere was romantic, the service was great, and the food was delicious. Our only complaint: she found two fruit flies in her glass of wine. We notified our server, but were still charged the full $13 for the glass. A small blemish on an overall excellent evening.
I reserve 5-star reviews for over-the-to ...
I reserve 5-star reviews for over-the-top great restaurants. That being said, The Gage is a pretty solid 4 1/2 stars. I've eaten here several times now for both lunch and dinner. The menu changes seasonally. Some of the dishes are very creative preparations. Everything I've had has been very tasty. The wine list is pretty good, as well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
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