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“Great Spot!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Gage
24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 372-4243
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Ranked #55 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Madison
Transit: 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.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“Great Spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great atmosphere and service. Amazing food and drinks... I can go with friends, family or for business.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“A surprising find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A casual, lively, pub like feel with elegant fine dining. A very nice selection of fresh wild game as well as other options, my husband and sons had a hard time deciding on what to order. With the help of the knowledgable staff we were able to try many different dishes such as rabbit, venison, elk and duck. All were delicious! Wine list is also new with many "budget minded" options.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, MN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great brunch/lunch spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stopped at The Gage before heading to the Art Institute across the street. We didn't have reservations, and at 1:00 on a Saturday we did have to wait a bit (20 minutes) until a table opened up. They have a great menu and we had the fish and chips and the venison burger. The fish was your basic whitefish/cod but the Guinness batter was not too heavy or doughy so it was good. Presentation was nice, the chips (fries) were good but nothing special. My husband can't stop talking about how much he loved the venison burger. It comes with a great BBQ sauce that is perfectly balanced. Because it's a wild game meat with very little fat, it's really important to order it medium rare at the most (my husband had it rare) or it would be too dry.

Visited April 2013
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice lunch spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I dined here last week with my wife and kids. It was a great spot, as my kids aren't into the chicken fingers/burgers thing. My daughter had scallops and my son had an artisan sausage plate. Both were really happy with their choices. I tasted one of the sausages and it was really excellent. My wife had a roasted mushroom sandwich, and I enjoyed the smoked salmon sandwich. Everything was well prepared and fresh, and actually a good value. The room was lively but... probably not a great place for small kids. Anyway, I would highly recommend it for couples, business lunch, or with older kids that are adventurous eaters.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Booked based on guidebook recommendation before we left UK and were not dispapointed. Buzzy place, superb food, very family friendly. Just loved it - try the hanger steak! Or the Gage burger. Or the scotch egg.. well in fact anything on the menu is great! Staff efficient and friendly.

Visited April 2013
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