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
Knowing this place is across from the pa ...
Knowing this place is across from the park, we made reservations ahead of time. It was worth it as we waited less than 3 minutes. Yes, the menu for lunch is small, but the food was very good. I had the soup/sandwich combo; chicken and orzo with half a grilled veggie sandwich. Don't be fooled thinking you are going to get a tiny half sandwich. The size is more than enough, plus a spring salad comes with it. The soup was delicious. A very tasty broth with loads of chicken; highly recommend. My man had the buffalo chicken sandwich. He loved it, spicy but not a flame thrower. The house made chips were just okay, needed more time in the fryer for more crispness. The mimosa was delicious. The only problem we had was after we finished eating, it took twenty minutes for our server to appear with a dessert menu. By that time we had to go, so I can't remark on desserts. Also, ask for specials, server never informed us; we were paying the check when we saw they had lunch specials.
My wife and I had breakfast here on Sund ...
My wife and I had breakfast here on Sunday morning. Both of our meals were fabulous. I had the corned beef hash which is one of my favorite dishes. This was the best I have ever had. The menu is a little pricey but then again it is on Michigan Avenue. We sat outside and enjoyed the sun and the view if Millennium Park. Service was very good.
Restaurant was a little too loud, but fo ...
Restaurant was a little too loud, but food was very enjoyable and service was excellent. We started with scotch eggs. Husband ordered the pork special which was tender and a large serving. My daughter ordered the scallops dinner and was disappointed to get only two scallops. She was still hungry after her meal. I enjoyed the halibut and my son really enjoyed the venison burger.
Was pleasantly surprised with their Octo ...
Was pleasantly surprised with their Octoberfest menu. 3 of our party ordered the vial schnitzel which was served bone-in and butterflied atop a bid of spaetzel noodles. Absolutely delicious. Menu prices range from conservatively decent for the downtown Chicago fare to fairly pricey for the Elk chops (if you are so inclined). Desserts are handmade and cocktails are handcrafted and pack a punch. We'd definitely return for more great food.
Billie Lawless actually trains his staff ...
Billie Lawless actually trains his staffs - what a rare concept. After enjoying The Gage since it opened, I am trying all the new ones. So far loved The Dawson and Coda di Volpe. Trying Beacon Tavern this weekend.
Went for weekend brunch and could not ha ...
Went for weekend brunch and could not have been more pleased! From the server, who brilliantly recommended the Eggs Benedict (with PORK BELLY!!), to the cozy dining areas, and of course the cocktails! If you are on the fence about where to brunch, just say yes to The Gage.
Great service and excellent food and win ...
Great service and excellent food and wine choices. We shared the shishito pepper starter and had burgers for the main course. One regular and one venison burger. Both excellent flavor and perfectly cooked to order. Generous wines by the glass and a good contain menu.
Group of 10 for dinner. Everyone loved ...
Group of 10 for dinner. Everyone loved it! Poutine, oysters, sausages for appetizers--all fantastic. Our group ordered steak, halibut, lamb, and venison burger dinner entrees and were all amazing. Very creative menu - yet normal enough for even a picky eater (of which we had a couple!) Definitely will return again!
My wife and I have been here many times ...
My wife and I have been here many times over the years, and the food has always been great. Expect for this time. If we had been served the meal we had at a different restaurant, if would have been fine. But, we had high expectations based on our previous visits. This time we were disappointed.
Although it can get a bit loud, this is ...
Although it can get a bit loud, this is an impressive dinner place after meetings or conferences. There is a good variety of drinks that should please any crowd as well as some specialty whiskys that never fail to peak my interest. The food is both visually appealing and delicious.
Because we were in a hurry (had show res ...
Because we were in a hurry (had show reservations), Careen's guidance and recommendations were not only extremely helpful, but they were spot on. We enjoyed our cocktails , and the starter (corn caramelle?) was outstanding. Professional and courteous. Loved our experience.
The service was great as was the food. W ...
The service was great as was the food. We sat outside and even though it is right on Michigan Avenue it was pretty quiet. The decor made it more private than you would expect for the location. Very accommodating to my gluten free diet.
I have eaten The Gage twice. Both times ...
I have eaten The Gage twice. Both times were very positive experiences. My most recent experience was lunch on a Friday afternoon. We reserved through OpenTable, and had our table waiting for us. Our selections were each excellent, including a special, seared Albacore Tuna on greens, and a regular lunch item Duck Confit salad. I would recommend the place and these menu selections anytime.
Overall, the Gage restaurant is a very ...
Overall, the Gage restaurant is a very enjoyable experience! Great venue right on Michigan Avenue and we decided to sit on the patio even though it was a very hot day. The patio is shaded and pleasant. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and helped me decide what sandwich and soup combo to get. The chicken orzo soup was delicious and was the turkey club sandwich. My husband enjoyed his soup and sandwich too. Our server checked several times to make sure we were happy with everything and our water glasses were filled frequently. I think the meal was a very good value for what we received and I highly recommend the Gage.
Google lied to me about the estimated co ...
Google lied to me about the estimated cost of the food here, it was a lot more than I anticipated, HOWEVER getting appetizers and drinks were very reasonable for us, and probably much more suited to meeting online friends for the first time. The waitress could probably tell we couldn't afford entrees, but she did not seem to be judgmental at all and the service was fantastic.
I always wanted to dine here and when a ...
I always wanted to dine here and when a friend unexpectedly came to town, this was a terrific and conveniently located choice. My friend very much enjoyed the Classic Burger and we both indulged in the Summer Fruit Cheesecake. I look forward to going back for a second visit!
The food at the Gage is fantastic. If yo ...
The food at the Gage is fantastic. If you go on Sundays for Brunch, make sure you try the Eggs Benedict, the lobster roll or the vension burger- to die for! My friends and family and I were just trading pieces of our dishes because they're so delish!
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