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, 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
Great place for lunch but RUN AWAY if yo ...
Great place for lunch but RUN AWAY if you want to have an enjoyable dinner with friends, unless, you don't want to talk to each other. It is LOUD, LOUD, LOUD. And the choices are polarized --- great hamburger/fish & chips (have had for lunch) but had the Scallop Salad for dinner and had two puny salads. Will not go back in the evening ever again.
The food was very good, especially the ...
The food was very good, especially the duck, delicious. The drinks were so-so & our waiter didn't visit often or explain the menu. However, another waiter witnessed my husband & I discussing possible ingredients in the food and he came over to tell us what was in the dessert.
Since they were very busy, the noise lev ...
Since they were very busy, the noise level was extreme. Even with a reservation and knowing we had an event after dinner, we had to wait 30 minutes for our table. The hostess and our waiter, Steve, made everything work and were the BEST!
Corinne did an amazing job of getting my ...
Corinne did an amazing job of getting my food order delivered. So much so that I got to the theatre with WAY more time than I needed to get my seat without any angst. Kudos to her and the staff who helped her! As to the food, the lobster roll entree was a bit disappointing, but the appetizer was first-rate.
The food is fresh and imagative. The st ...
The food is fresh and imagative. The staff are very welcoming. The waitress asked if we had a timetable and then honored it. We asked to divide our salad and entree and dessert. This was done keeping the beautiful plating.
This is just our latest visit to the Gag ...
This is just our latest visit to the Gage. Each time, the service is friendly and prompt, and the food is outstanding. This time, we had the salmon special and the vegetable polenta. Tasty and inventive. I can't resist their scotch egg, which may be the best I've tasted. Great food, great atmosphere, great time. We'll dine there again and again.
The food and service was great! I went t ...
The food and service was great! I went to the Gage before seeing Hamilton with my husband, teenaged aged daughter and mother-in-law. The menu had good choices for our varied group. My only complaint was that the Butcher Board (steaks) portion of the menu was very expensive. The hodgepodge dessert is a great option for a group that wants a small dessert to share. I wish more restaurants had an option like that.
Overall, it was a great meal. We were th ...
Overall, it was a great meal. We were there with our parents to celebrate our recent engagement. We sat right in front of the kitchen. Given the occasion and our reservation, it would have been great to sit at a quieter table. Other than that, service was great. Thanks!
Phenomenal food and wine! Service was so ...
Phenomenal food and wine! Service was sometimes disruptive to intimate conversation, and our server thought it was his duty to entertain and make us laugh. It wasn't. Although it took a while to get our drinks and order taken, the food itself made up for everything and then some. We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought out some Prosecco for us to begin the meal. We will be back on a non-Chicago marathon evening because it was loud and busy! Overall, wonderful experience. Thanks!
The food was delicious -- good portions ...
The food was delicious -- good portions without making us feel gluttonous. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive and didn't make us feel like we had to leave immediately upon finishing our meal. Great for pre-theatre meal.
Had our anniversary dinner here a few ni ...
Had our anniversary dinner here a few nights ago and absolutely loved this place! Mussels were fab! Filet was done perfectly medium rare. Service was great and drinks were perfect. Highly recommend this place for date night, business dinner, or just fun night out.
We went to The Gage the night before the ...
We went to The Gage the night before the Chicago Marathon. The plan was for nothing too heavy.
No starters went straight for the mains.
We ordered the Market Fish which was something close to Grouper and the Roasted Amish Chicken. Both were nicely prepared and a good portion size.
The only complaint we had was the server was a little to pretentious and came across as very arrogant, not the way to start a nice dinner.
Other than that the place was great and I would highly recommend checking it out.
The Gage is delicious. We both had the p ...
The Gage is delicious. We both had the pork chop which was cooked perfectly. I would suggest the half salad because they are quite large. My husband had the Caesar and I had the field greens. Both were delicious and very fresh. My husband had the house chardonnay and I had a dirty martini, again both delicious. The restaurant is energetic but not distracting and the service was great. Our waiter was very friendly and explained the menu along with indicating his favorites. They also accommodated my gluten allergy which is always appreciated.
Great menu, great service and great loca ...
Great menu, great service and great location. Where there with another couple and two in our party had the fish special which was just mediocre. The Bison ribeye was outstanding and so was the pork chop. Great place for dinner great place for dinner before going to the Private Bank theater.
Always enjoy The Gage. It was crowded a ...
Always enjoy The Gage. It was crowded and very loud because of the Chicago Marathon. We arrived 45 minutes early so we had a glass of wine at the bar while we waited and the server that waited on us was exceptionally friendly. The pours were very generous. Lunch was just okay (salads) and I felt I was yelling at times, but that didn't detract from our get-together. We still had a good time.
This is my favorite Michigan Ave restaur ...
This is my favorite Michigan Ave restaurant. We had the fondue and the fried pickles for appetizer which was a nice mix of flavors. My wife got the Duck and I got the lobster roll for our main course and both were wonderful.
Started with excellent cocktails. Follow ...
Started with excellent cocktails. Followed with great appetizers, including the relatively hard to find scotch egg. All four dinner entrees were outstanding, and the bottle of wine we had with dinner was a really good value. Our server was a consummate professional and management was circulating through the dining room making sure everything was just-so. The only drawback is that it can get quite loud in certain areas of the restaurant. Love this place for lunch too.
This may have been the finest meal of my ...
This may have been the finest meal of my life. Inventive twists on favorites beautifully presented and accompanied by a lovely Chardonnay made for a lovely evening while we visited Chicago. The chocolate banana cream pie was the perfect finishing touch. We'll definitely make time for The Gage the next time we visit.
We love to eat at Gage pre concert b/c i ...
We love to eat at Gage pre concert b/c it's delicious and they honor the time we want to leave. On Sat, as always, we sat in the 'way back' at a table near the fireplace. It's the quiet section. Husb and I split all courses: Caesar salad, scallops, venison burger w/ fries and dessert. Also split a generous carafe of wine.
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