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The Gage

#38 of 7,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / The Loop
American, Bar
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24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3301 (Madison)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All 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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Peoria, IL
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While visiting Art Institute and Cloud Gate, this was a perfect place to stop & sit down & eat a nice meal. Great atmosphere--not too fancy but nice. There is a wide range of food on the menu & prices. The $15 burger & fries was outstanding! But you could spend up to $60 on your entree. Service was excellent!

Thank lbgreene
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Chicago for a day trip and needed a place to eat after seeing the sights. I have a friend who grew up in Chicago, and still visits, who gave me this place as a recommendation. It was just before typical supper time and we were able to sit as a walk -in. We were led to a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the modern style of the food, several options, without having an overwhelming menu. The drinks are wonderful!

Thank stlme2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service were good. Nice atmosphere. The fried pickles and poutine were really tasty appetizers. The venison burger was excellent!

Thank Michelle M
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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258 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch on a busy Saturday. Great location right across from Millenium Park. Nice prompt service. Menu still offered brunch choices even at 1:30 pm. Both brunch and lunch choices likely to have something to please a range of tastes. Enjoyed the fried pickles, a tasty tomato salad as well as a very tasty venison burger accompanied by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had brunch at The Gage on a Sunday, the menu was great and the service was better. It's a big restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. I would definitely return.

Thank twenty3footsteps
Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gage fills the gap between Chicago pizza/hot dogs and the high end culinary scene of Chicago. The menu has a wide variety of excellently prepared salads, sandwiches, and entrees. The food and atmosphere have the appearance of 'Fine Dining' but the prices are more in line with a casual place. When you walk in, The Gage feels like Chicago.... More 

Thank Brian C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered the Scottish eggs - some of the best I've had. The Moscow Mule was refreshing. Everyone enjoyed themselves. $175 for four people, appetizers and drinks only.

Thank Linda B
Wall, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though we read the positive reviews we were still very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and service. The service was impeccable. We were there for brunch and it was busy - but the server gave off a 5 star ambiance based on his attentiveness. I have paid much more for many of my meals and not receives... More 

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Chicago, IL
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was there for a large group dinner in a private room (below street level). Bar in the space which made it easy for the private reception. The set menu include beef, fish and vegetarian Opted for the filet which was cooked as requested, rare, which is rare for a large group. Salad was excellent an crisp. Normally skip dessert but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Bar
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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, 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: 13123724243
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.