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The Gage

#42 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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24 S Michigan Ave, Between Monroe and Madison Streets, Chicago, IL 60603-3301 (Madison)
+1 312-372-4243
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after a morning at the art institute. Long wait for a table, since we did not have a reservation, so we ate at the bar. This was a good choice, as the bartender was great at recommending new beers for us to try. For food, I had the burger and my husband had the fish... More 

Thank Heather L
Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place Sunday Brunch. Nice selection of a little more unusual foods. Good drinks, attentive service. Just a little louder than expected but a highly recommended place. We'll come back for dinner sometime.

Thank James M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Thought this was a tourist trap restaurant, but was wrong. Great food, good wine, vibrant bar scene. We got worried that it was very noisy restaurant when we first walked in, but the hostess took us in the back to a very pleasant separate room. Great dining experience.

Thank JoAV606
Saint Charles, Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cool atmosphere if you like old and charming. Great service. Menu was well rounded. Had the Ahi Tuna special that day, waitress said it was fresh caught Hawaii Albacore, but I think she meant Ahi. Cooked to perfection. My party enjoyed the Venison Burger, which is a popular favorite. Jambalaya and Mussels were also enjoyed. Reservations recommended. Walking distance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was celebrating Valentine day with a special menu but you could order any combination of dishes you'd like from the regular or the special menu. The food was delicious, servings rich and wine very nice. The staff attentive and knowledgeable, filling up the water glasses promptly and changing our plates. Our recommendations !

Thank Wanda W. W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For years I've been trying to come to the Gage and finally I'm here. I was not disappointed, not one bit. First, I like the crowd; mostly were business personnel there for their lunch break, couples, and a few college students. We came for restaurant week and ordered each option on the menu. The short rib croquettes were delicious and... More 

Thank Laura M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were trying to have Sunday brunch at Wildberry, but the wait was 90+ minutes, so we decided to try The Gage. There, we could make a reservation and it was quiet too! Brunch menu selection isn't huge, but everything is delicious. We started with fried pickles - a must, and then I had the apple french toast, which is... More 

Thank LoriMu
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner here is a busy affair; we visited on a Wednesday night and the place was packed. The mood of the restaurant feels like a film set. We ordered drinks because the hostess told us that our reserved table would take some time to be available. Once we ordered drinks from the bar waitress and got comfortable, the hostess told... More 

Thank MrCreegan
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Chicago to see Hamilton. A friend recommended The Gage, because the atmosphere, food, service, and location are fantastic. Thank you Cindy, our experience was just as you described! Thank goodness I made reservations, because the place was packed.

Thank maizejune
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While at a conference a few blocks away this amazing restaurant offered a wonderful distraction from the work involved in attendance. Service was good, food was good and portion size was great. Try the habanero Marg and don't forget to rim it!

Thank Corey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, 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
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 S Michigan Ave, Between Monroe and Madison Streets, Chicago, IL 60603-3301
  • 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: +1 312-372-4243
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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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.
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