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The Gage

#40 of 7,468 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
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although usually crowded, any wait is worth it at The Gage. Certainly not our first visit, it was again well worth the stop. Great cocktails and a well thought out wine list. Knowledgable and personable servers add to a memorable experience. The elk, pork chop and lamb chops were done perfectly. The appetizers, roasted brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes excellent... More 

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Savannah, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a cool chic spot. Great outside area and good bar. I had the fish and chips - I was told they are known for that due to the owner being Irish. Overall, very good. I would definitely had this to the list to eat. Also, right across from Millennium Park.

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Thank JRSkeen
Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Gage is located with a nice vue of S Michigan Ave and the Millenium Park. We got there at 8pm and the place was all crowded. We got told that we'd have to wait one hour for a table but we ended up at a table in the bar section after just five minutes. The staff was very nice... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is delicious. I had the pork chop and it was perfectly done and super flavorful. My friends had the fish and chips and they really liked it too. If you stay away from the "butcher block" part of the menu, the prices are ok for Michigan Avenue (average meal ~$25). Would definitely recommend for a nice meal... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were walking and looking out for a place to eat when we chanced upon this restaurant. Though the menu is not extensive, there is a good choice to satiate everyone's taste. The soup of the day was corn and tomatino on a bed of crab salad. The soup was flavourful but wish there was some more of the crab... More 

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

The Gage is always amazing. The last time I was there, the server was outstanding. He talked with us and offered just the best drinks (split) with each course... and the food - so great! I'll continue to come back....

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends got together for dinner. We all had different options: the lobster roll, the Amish chicken, and the daily fish special. All our meals were very good and we'd order them again. The atmosphere was a little loud since it is a bar as well as restaurant. The price was not outrageous as many others in the downtown Chicago area.

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Xenia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small romantic restaurant and bar. Beautiful fresh drinks- try the G.T.O. 👍🏼👍🏼 A traditional dirty martini was smooth and well prepared as well. Started with the scotch egg which included mustards and mesclun salad. Then we ordered a lobster roll and fish & chips. The lobster meat was juicy and wonderful. The roll was ok, but the meat certainly outshines... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place on Michigan which offers a nice respite from the chain restaurants and other options. The menu is varied and offers great burger options - I would recommend going that route if you are into craft/gourmet burgers at nicer restaurants. They have great salad options and the sides - brussel sprouts and potatoes are very good.... More 

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Merrill, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and the friendliest and most helpful waitress ever. The turkey club is huge and the suggestions for beer selection was spot on.

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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, 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, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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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.