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The Gage

#76 of 8,445 Restaurants in Chicago
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24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 (Madison)
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.
(312) 372-4243
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 427
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    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty at reasonable Price

Awesome burgers! Good beers! Delicious mussels! Fish and Chips a must try! So this is a good Option for having Dinner!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Philipp S
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome burgers! Good beers! Delicious mussels! Fish and Chips a must try! So this is a good Option for having Dinner!!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Over the past 5 years we've been to The Gage in Chicago 3 times, with a friend of ours who always raved about it. Not having been there for 2 years, we were excited to go (without our friend this time) there the first night we got into Chicago (Feb 13, 2015). We ordered cocktails, my partner's being a regular... More 

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Quechee, Vermont
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116 reviews 116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

After dining at fairly intimate Chicago restaurants, on our way out of town we stopped for dinner at this place. Entering from zero-degree weather, the warmth of the place was welcome - physical warmth as well as the greetings from the staff and the noise from the bar. It is a fun restaurant. We were surprised that our server, Michael,... More 

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Chicago, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Always enjoy my dining experience here - dinner, lunch or just a snack at the bar. Terrific bartenders and great servers. The owner makes the rounds and even bought us drinks one night!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous food! Really pretty restaurant as well with a coat check in which I always think is a nice touch. Can be a bit pricey but there's items on the menu like burgers etc which are very reasonable.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I came here with colleagues and it was a really great choice. The menu is really varied and we ordered a wide variety of starters for everybody to try, all of which were very tasty. I had the smoked Sturgeon for my main course which was equally as good as the starters. If you are a dark beer lover I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the food and service here - have been numerous times. If I could change one thing, it would be the noise. It is difficult to hear even the person next to me. But some fabulous and unusual menu items, like the Scotch egg. The service is always great (though I can never hear their specials over the din)... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Gage has an interesting menu. I love their Scotch Eggs. The location is convenient to the Magnificent Mile and other attractions. We went there for dinner before a concert at the 4th Presbyterian Church- a great venue itself and had a great meal in a medium price range.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I found this restaurant on Yelp because I wanted something close to the symphony center. We were not disappointed. The place was packed, but we were able to get a table within a short amount if time. I think it would be difficult to have a quiet conversation, but I could hear everything. We started with the Bison tartare. It... More 

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Denver
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I could not be more pleased with The Gage for groups and for a two person dinner. I am a professional meeting planner and had two large groups here in separate months and they did a wonderful job both times. They have amazing private dining space downstairs which both groups absolutely loved. The atmosphere is great and perfect for groups.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
    (Madison)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 372-4243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?