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The Gage

#48 of 7,507 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
American, Bar
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24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3301 (Madison)
13123724243
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While recently in Chicago we were walking up Michigan Ave after an architectural tour looking for a good restaurant. Avoiding the chains we eventually stumbled on The Gage. Went in to a warm welcome, a cold IPA and some great food. Halfway through the meal my wife decided that she had been here several years ago with friends. Service was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered the fried pickles that had been battered with a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer batter. Absolutely delicious!!! The scotch egg was cooked to perfection with a house made sausage, over few greens and grainy mustard; amazingly delicious. We, also, ordered soup of the day, sandwiches, also. Everything was delicious! Service was on point and very friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After meeting friends for brunch, we were very happy with the bloody mary's, Gage burgers; Buffalo chicken sandwich, and the lobster roll, Service was relatively fast and cordial. A hopping place on a Sunday after 1 pm. An advantage: within walking distance of a lot of should see places if you're visiting the Windy City.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Knowing this place is across from the park, we made reservations ahead of time. It was worth it as we waited less than 3 minutes. Yes, the menu for lunch is small, but the food was very good. I had the soup/sandwich combo; chicken and orzo with half a grilled veggie sandwich. Don't be fooled thinking you are going to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere is very nice. Cool location right on Michigan Ave. Server was very friendly but service was slow. My husband ordered steak and eggs. The steak was a tenderloin but was a bit overcooked and not so tender. I'm sure the prices are high because of the location but not necessarily the quality of the food. Probably wouldn't go back.

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Manistee, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gage is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Today's "Irish Breakfast" was wonderful - house made sausages, egg fried perfectly. Wanted more grilled tomato, but loved what I received. Yum.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here twice while viewing the art at the Art Institute. Both times were excellent. The first time we split a burger and caesar salad. They were great. The second day I ordered their soup--curried carrot soup with goat cheese and my husband ordered fish and chips, again excellent. Our servers were helpful and friendly and the atmosphere... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only had 1 day to do Chicago. Met a nice local couple at the Buckingham Fountain who recommended the Gage Restaurant for dinner. Great Moscow Mules, and a wonderful dinner at the bar!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The concierge recommended this place for a light lunch as it was across from Millenium Park and had outdoor seating. We couldn't snag a table outside but we were rewarded with our server Jennifer who was attentive, lovely and helpful. My iPhone was near dead and I had brought a charger. She fixed me up and then hovered over us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's 8.10 p.m. (reservation was at 7 p.m.) we're back at the hotel already having just spent $130 on a meal for two where all I had was an entree, We normally spend at least 2 hours enjoying a nice dinner, now we just want to sleep and forget this experience. I made the reservation through Tripadvisor requesting a window... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3301
    (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>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 13123724243
Description
The Gage is an iconic restaurant and tavern on Michigan ave. We invite you to savor our delicious, upscale comfort food, fine wines, boutique beers and whiskeys while enjoying the relaxing ambience of our vintage decor.

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.