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The Gage, Chicago, IL

The Gage

4.8
4.8
10166 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Gage has become a perennial favorite of locals and visitors alike for over ten years by effortlessly blending European influence with American style. The restaurant serves refined, rustic cuisine, innovative libations and an award-winning wine list all in a lively, convivial setting. Known as a “must visit” among Chicago’s dining scene, The Gage continues to evolve by serving well-rounded food and beverage menus that feature classic dishes and drinks with contemporary twists rooted in tradition.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 127 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • Public transit

    The CTA "EL" stop at Madison Street and Wabash Street for Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink Lines is less than two blocks from The Gage. <br /><br />CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 10,166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NH

    NicoleH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is absolutely delicious! vibey and service is fantastic.
  2. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to eat! The fried pickle appetizer is delicious.
  3. SP

    StephenP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Perfect place for a pregame brunch and then watching the mighty Bears. Great drinks, great ambiance and very good selection of pregame brunch items.
  4. MG

    MissG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good overall We were happy to be seated far from the bar where we could enjoy our conversation
  5. GW

    GeorgeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful experience of local life. A fusion of Chicago meets fine pub.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It was uncomfortably hot in the restaurant, the service was terrible - everything late and/or had to ask 2-3 times for something. They had Spanish music on the entire time which I found quite odd for a restaurant with Irish influence. I almost had to leave because it was so hot.
  7. CA

    CAGirl

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Every time The Gage is great! I bring out of town guests here & they always love it.
  8. MA

    MiaA

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent.
  9. GD

    GeorgeD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a wonderful lunch and made so by great food and Joe, a wonderful server.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The mussels & coconut curry with salmon was delicious!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the October-fest menu! Great service as always. Absolutely fabulous food. Scotch egg can’t be beat!!!!
  13. CP

    ChristopherP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Excellent service. Would definitely recommend.
  14. J

    Jlp465

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. Liked the atmosphere.
  15. FM

    FoodieMary

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice mem. Our waiter, Taylor, was awesome
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience
  17. D

    Dave

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gage's Caesar Salad is among the best in Chicago. Their Octoberfest Wienerschnitzel was fantastic.
  18. 1

    1funspot

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friend and I both ordered the fish and chips, which we had not had at The Gage. It was excellent. We were impressed with the speed of service. The helped as we were on our to a concert. The staff was very attentive. This is also important if time is a concern. They were also kind.
  19. MR

    MatthewR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the Gage each of us had something different. One had the Fish and Chips which was lightly battered and very tasty. I had the Ribeye sandwich was excellent and prepared perfectly medium rare. Another guest had the burger which he said was done just right with a good flavorful patty. We all tried the "orange vanilla beer". It was great. Had never had it before. All in all a really good meal with excellent service and a good vibe.
  20. IS

    InaS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I made a reservation in this restaurant due to the good reviews however I’m so disappointed. The service is horrible, the food is overpriced and their patio is horrible. We were a bit late our reservation was for 6:45 and we arrived at 7:05 due to an accident on the highway so we were told to wait for our table. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks I had a mojito and asked for extra like and mint ahh good I asked so I got one little slice of lime and two leafs of mint, I guess if I didn’t ask I would get none. My husband ordered dirty martini but the olive no where to be seen. Anyway we ended up at the bar for a good 35 minutes and I had to go and ask the hostess two times when we will get our table. After a long wait and starvation we finally got a table with a beautiful view of the waitress butts. We didn’t not like the food we ordered apart from mussels which were delicious. The tables were horrible and gave me a cheap feeling vibe. It was noisy but the fault wasn’t theirs as it was the Mexican Independence Day. Also I forgot to mention that as I was aware I will be late for my reservation I called the restaurant to let them know which took about 20 minutes to be able To speak with someone. I thought I will be still on hold when I reach the restaurant. I thought they are busy and that’s why it took them so much time to answer my call but for my surprise when we got there, they were 4 people at the reception doing nothing. Horrible! I do not recommend this place! Thanks
  21. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freaking delicious 😋. I will definitely go back. The eggs were cooked to perfection, the bacon was crispy, and the sausage was flavorful. Oh and the cocktails were masterfully crafted 🥂
  22. JK

    JamieK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were amazing as well as the food. The service was wonderful and we will definitely be back!
  23. BK

    BryanK

    Grand Rapids

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The whole experience was terrific
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Exceptional waiter. Food was very good. We were seated in a rear interior room which was kind of bland.
  25. E

    Ellebee1228

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A repeat destination when we travel to Chicago. The staff has been notably accommodating to our young children, and the food is fabulous. Other places nearby with comparable prices don’t offer the same caliber food.
  26. D

    Dizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a vegan in our group and they were out of tofu and the tortellini so only one option.
  27. PH

    PattiH

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a quick business meal, but the service and the food were fantastic. We got to sit outside on the sidewalk, because the weather was fabulous. I don’t believe I haven’t been here before! We just got three plates and ate a little bit of everything. Almost like tapas. Can’t wait to go again.
  28. AG

    AnnG

    Naples

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was on point. We come to this restaurant every year summer we come back to visits Chicago. Upscale gastropub feel. Favorites are Scottish eggs, fish and chips, hamburgers, and truffle fries. Salads are good, but a bit pricey.
  29. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were very good and incredibly fast.
  30. g

    gravlma

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Dan, was terrific! Food was delicious and was an active but not loud atmosphere. Enjoyed our dinner!
  31. BE

    BradE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best burgers of my life!
  32. EW

    ErinW

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly by the owner and the staff were all very nice. The food was wonderful. I highly recommend the ricotta pancakes!
  33. KB

    KeithB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Billie ……you are the best!
  34. CK

    ChicagoKeithLakeview

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A Chicago institution. Consistently good food and excellent service in a festive but not too loud atmosphere.
  35. MD

    MelissaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine with some work colleagues during a work dinner. Timing of food was great and everything tasted so good.
  36. CM

    CherylM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and wine list. Get the mussels and steak frites!
  37. TW

    TiffanyW

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andy was a great server and as always, I loved the mussels!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, very good food.
  39. G

    Gogreen10

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was incredible! The Halibut was very very good, fresh and very delicious! The fresh catch was also very good as was the curry! Would come back here again. Nice high end pub like feel, great bar, great service. Loved it!
  40. DS

    DeannaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut was sublime. The raspberry sundae topped off a perfect dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Gage does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Gage also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 372-4243.

The Gage is rated 4.8 stars by 10166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 127 times today
Google Map for The Gage

24 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Madison St. and Monroe St. across from Millenium Park.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The nearest self-park garage is the Grant Park North Garage. Enter from Michigan between Randolph and Monroe Streets. Every day we offer a discounted parking rate of $15.95 rate for parking for up to 12 hours.

  • Public transit

    The CTA "EL" stop at Madison Street and Wabash Street for Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink Lines is less than two blocks from The Gage. CTA bus lines 3, 4, X4, 14, 26, 127, 145, 147, 148, and 151 all stop within a block of The Gage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dino Tsaknis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 372-4243

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001

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