The Gage

4.6
8042 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very loud on a Monday night.

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G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Had soft shell crab sandwich special, which was delicious. Was able to substitute veggies for fries. Server Liz did a great job.

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TE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was also good.

They ran out of the Father’s Day special dessert but accommodated us by adding some of the ingredients to another dessert so that was nice.

It is a little loud in this restaurant.

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EJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited The Gage for Fathers Day breakfast. It was a busy day. The food was excellent. Overall, very positive experience. We will be back!!!

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

Great service- great food! Have always enjoyed brunch at The Gage.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Fathers Day Brunch.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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MB
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charmed. Great service and dinner. My family was delighted.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated quickly, and the food was fast and tasty. Tables were pretty close together, making it easy to hear other conversations.

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

Always good food, good drinks and good service. A family favorite.

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MJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Very consistent in delivering good food, good service, good environment. It is a favorite.

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

The meal was fine, but service was less than attentive after we arrived, and once the bill was dropped off at our table, our waitress lost track of us.

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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent wait staff. interesting and creative menu

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

Didn't honor our 6:15 reservation, making us wait 20 minutes to be seated. It was stressful dining as we had a concert at 8pm at Symphony Hall.

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WD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a business lunch. The noise level was a bit high but the food and service were superb.

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H
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Wednesday night and it was still lively. The Fried pickles were a tasty starter. The classic wedge salad was well executed. The burgers were great. Someone in our party got the hanger steak as an entree and loved it. Another got the coconut, curry dish with scallops and it was fantastic. My favorite dessert was the chocolate mousse one while others loved the strawberry one.

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M
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at The Gage for years but hadn't been here for quite some time until this week. I had a friend visiting from out of town and wanted to take her someplace fun but really good. The Gage, as always, did not disappoint. I had requested a table in the front section of the restaurant; the hostess mentioned that as soon as I checked in. So, I was pleased with the table. The service was superb. We each had a salad with the addition of the delicious free range chicken. We enjoyed a couple glasses of wine and had a delightful dining experience.

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

We ordered seafood off the menu (scallops and halibut) and the seafood was very tasty. But that’s all we received to eat for that price.

Each of our entrees was around $36-$$38 apiece. This price did not include a salad, a dinner roll, a piece of bread, or even a side to compliment the seafood. Nothing but the seafood! We think that for the price, we should have received more.

For two people, one drink apiece, sharing a salad and two coffees, our bill was over $140 and we left the restaurant hungry!

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Halibut was great. Fish and chips great fish. salmon with grilled stone fruit was excellent.

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W
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Great location too!

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

As always, consistently good and the menu evolves so there is always something new to try or the last dish you had has morphed into something recognizable but different. Always, very good.

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PG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great staff and fun location for people watching. Loved the outdoor seating. Very delicious food! I would go again.

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DS
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came pre-concert and our server was very attentive to timing. He also a accommodated a member of our party who was quite late by recommending a quick option—fish and chips! Drinks are always excellent here. The daily fish special was a spectacular halibut preparation.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of three and we all ordered the venison burger which was excellent. We were able to reserve a table at the back end of the restaurant where it’s not so noisy and you could hear the conversations. Our first time at The Gage and we will be back.

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L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food good
Just too loud
Pretty restaurant

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GE
Chicago
197 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gage staff is always so friendly and professional. I love visiting the Gage for business lunches.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a lunch meeting with clients. Service was excellent. Good variety of choices for all 6 of us. Portions are on the large side so you shouldn't walk away hungry!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite place to dine.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Too noisy .. great food

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for our graduation celebration!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

If you’re gonna serve the big sandwiches, you need buns that can hold up to the middle bits. Case in point is the spicy chicken. Flavors all worked well but the whole thing fell apart when I picked it up.

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JZ
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had requested Cody for a server. He is one of the best! He answered all our questions and made sure all our food was out quickly. We were on a little time crunch. He is always friendly and checked on us often. Hope he is still going to work when he goes back to school.

Allison another one of our favorites. She always greets me by name and has our reservation and table always ready.

Great staff

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MO
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Halibut special was perfectly cooked and delicious. Venison burger was juicy and the condiments packed a little punch. Broad wine by the glass selections.

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a Lovely dinner and a beautiful memory. Thank you

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JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Took 15 minutes to seat us, when they did my silverware was dirty. We felt rushed out of there while everyone next to us that was sat well before us got to enjoy their meals. The hostess for some reason was taking our order and I saw her and the waiter that eventually waited on us (after we had ordered?) staring at us multiple times during our meal. Overall, horrible and will never be back!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and drinks. Perfect for before the show

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e
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The level of the food might be slipping. Still pretty good, and good for late night dining. Pretty good wine list.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Gage for many years. Excellent food and exceptional service.

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K
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the opportunity to dine at The Gage before attending Hamilton for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Absolutely will visit The Gage again. Food was excellent and well-timed. Our waitstaff went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met and made our evening very special.

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