The Gage

4.6
7774 reviews
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Loved by locals and visitors alike, The Gage is the iconic restaurant on Michigan Avenue featuring refined, rustic cuisine in the historic Gage Group Buildings. The Gage offers upscale, yet casual dining in a vintage atmosphere inspired by the gastropubs of Ireland and England. The Gage's menu "covers every craving" (TimeOut Chicago) and includes Scotch eggs, fresh seafood, locally made sausages, burgers, steaks and salads. The Gage offers the perfect setting for a casual drink, a business meeting or a formal event -- refined rusticity, steps from Millennium Park.
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Singapore
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was average.

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S
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great St Patrick's Day Corn Beef Sandwich with great live music!

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had some guests I. From out of town. Visited the Gage for a late lunch on St Patrick’s day. Got a nice table in the back near the fireplace. Food was very good. Great atmosphere for St Paddy’s day with live 3piece Irish band and roving bagpiper. Very enjoyable.

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C
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. It was a party.

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, never disappointed at The Gage.

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AS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an exceptional st Patrick’s celebration. Everything from the kindness of the wait staff to the the taste of the food was exceptional. Highly recommend!

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L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I hit The Gage on St. Paddy's Day and what an excellent experience. As it was brunch for us, we both had the homemade corned beef hash with poached eggs and hollandaise. Excellent. The place was noisier than usual but the atmosphere was great. Wait staff all with green t-shirts and helpful and friendly as ever. I've been to The Gage many times now and have enjoyed every single time. Thanks to the wait staff, bartenders and management. It was a delightful St. Patrick's Day!

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HF
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect way to spend St Paddy’s Day brunch!

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LD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was St. Patrick's Day and the bagpiper, while very good, was extremely loud. When he played next to our table we had to cover our ears. Love bagpipe music, but probably better outside than in.

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WC
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. True Chicago tradition

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was 🍀Saint Patrick’s Day🍀, so the place was hoppin!
Band was awesome, bagpiper was great, food was fantastic, atmosphere was energetic! Everything we hoped for.
Will be back, same time, same place next year!
Keep that corned beef sandwich 💚 for next year!! Definitely an improvement over the fish pie from last year 🤐
Love this place!!!

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SV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the hospitality at the Gage year round by especially for annual St. Pat’s celebration there.

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M
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great St. Pats ! Thank you !! For an unbelievable time . 🍀

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

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GF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venison loin chops were cooked perfectly and the accompanying sauce was so good I almost drank what was left on my plate. Then my friend ordered the chocolate tart for dessert after I passed on the opportunity. My mistake! Personally, a chocolate tart is the last thing I'd ever order because they tend to be a little too heavy on the chocolatey goodness. This one was unreal! It was perfectly balanced and delicious. Easily the best chocolate dish I've ever had and completely unexpected. He made me try a bite after talking about how good it was and the next thing I know we were fighting to share the rest of it. I may have to start rethinking my dessert strategy.

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BM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I liked the food very much, but the noise level was so loud it was almost impossible to talk. I am hesitant about returning.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Would like a better dessert menu though.

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b
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Some of our food was great but some poor. Wines were uninteresting and overpriced. Service was terrific, noise deafening, ambience kind of hectic fun.

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Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Enjoyed all of the experience and service was great! Try the Scottish Egg-it was delicious. Fun atmosphere with lots of hustle and bustle. Bagpiper was awesome!!!!

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CA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience prior to attending the Smithsonian Jazz Festival. Service was well paced, food was flavorful, nice variety of items in the menu, and the wait staff actually remembered our names!

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S
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great and the food was delicious. I had the super green salad which was tasty but, I was amazed that in order to add shrimp to a $14 salad they charged an additional $14.00. A $28 salad when all they added were four small shrimp. Ridiculous.

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WP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around!

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d
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can’t believe the butterscotch dessert currently on the menu is being retired! Say it isn’t so!! I guess I will console myself with a ramekin of the most decadent mashed potatoes I’ve tasted. That recipe better not be retired.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. We were in a booth up front. Good food with healthy options. Good service and we enjoyed it immensely.

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful!

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D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick visit to Chicago

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R
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a delightful lunch at the Gage with family and friends. The service, food and environment were great!

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is good but the restaurant is always crowded and very noisy. This was my third time reserving and the third time I had to waitto be seated. While there is a quiet area in the back that is in front of the kitchen, if you are not in one of the booths but seated at a table, you will be very crowded.

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TR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is always spot-on here. Much of my party was super late arriving (about 30 minutes), and despite being quite full, they still held the table for us. Our server was knowledgeable, gracious, and attentive, including to my friends’ long list of food allergies and restrictions. Typically the food is pretty darn good too, though the kitchen was a bit off its game this time. The burger was a little bland and they forgot to add shrimp to one of the salads. I’d give it another try though based on past experiences.

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JE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Provided complemtary glass of wine because we couldn't be seated at reservation time . Food excellent and servings size "filling" Prompt service so we could get to Syphonony on time.

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S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant. Only fault - it’s really cold! I was wearing my coat during the meal!

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LP
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for lunch or dinner- food is nicely prepared and the decor is pleasant. A favorite to meet up with the nephews! Nice bar and wine/beer/cocktail selections! Overall a solid place with attentive professional service!

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G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashley was fantastic! Crushing the Moscow and Mezcal Mules! My wife and I really enjoyed our visit! Besides that the bunless hashbrown burger is a baller option for celiacs!!!

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TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter West was amazing and we will be coming back again

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KC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was outstanding!

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect location if you're visiting The Art Institute, Millenium Park, or the theatre district. Expansive menu, beautiful presentation. The staff is very attentive without being obtrusive. Our server noticed our coats were in our way so she whisked them off to the coatroom. Plus it's a beautiful place!

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BP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went looking for a pre-theater light meal offering and were very pleasantly surprised by The Gage. Nice atmosphere, pleasantly appointed and frankly larger than I would have guessed from the street view ... Add to that a great waiter ... and very good food that ranged from light to more than we were looking for that specific night should we have been interested. If there was a negative it was the overall noise level in the restaurant ... This might be anything from a plus to a "nothing" for others but my wife wears a hearing aid and the ambient sound level was more that she might have preferred. I have adjusted to her preferences and now I too normally prefer a slightly quieter environment for dinner than what we encountered ...

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TT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice, traditional style Chicago restaurant. Extremely friendly, welcoming, helpful staff. Menu choices are somewhat traditional steaks, chops, burgers, etc but with some nice alternatives like curry or daily fish. Our group had an excellent salad with citrus and beautiful fresh greens, a pork chop, mussels, and half a chicken. All good.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Its a nice restaurant and very centrally located. However we were not sat in an ideal place for a business dinner. It was very loud . Further the menu felt limited and by the time we were sat and ordering they were out of a key appetizer. Not sure I'd frequent again for a business dinner.

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L
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED the fluke and chocolate tart. Way good! Service was great. Wine bottles are pricing not much break from ordering by the glass.

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