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“Great Pub”
Review of The Gage

The Gage
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Ranked #52 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
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.
Description: Loved by locals and visitors alike, The Gage is the iconic restaurant on Michigan Avenue featuring refined, rustic cuisine in the historic Gage Group Buildings. The Gage is acclaimed for exceptional dining experiences and commitment to outstanding hospitality. The Gage is a Gage Hospitality Group restaurant. Sister restaurants include: Acanto, Coda di Volpe, The Dawson and The Gage
Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Gage is located across the street from The Art Institute and Millenium Park. We stopped here based on a recommendation from our hotel concierge. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. The spiked cider and Pirate's Tea were definite favourites. We will definitely be back.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food, Great Fun, Great Service”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This place delights every sense. The menu is unique and the food is second to none. The service is top notch, the place just feels "cool". Very vibrant and happening, with a large bar that has anything you could possibly want. Excellent for lunch or dinner.

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“What a place!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

3rd visit and the food never disappoints. Service is very good, the attitude not always. Cocktails are superb, atmosphere is great. We will return everytime when in Chicago!

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Yonkers, New York
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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Loved the apps.... Pate on Board..... excellent. Lamb meatballs... very tasty. Then had Venison burger with a side of their very filling and different "poutine fries" . Excellent. The only reason I would give it 4 instead of 5.. The place is crazy busy... The wait staff are good but the busboys stand around a bit making a table top even in the bar area a longer wait then is necessary. It also seems to be the new "professionals and business owners" place. Therefore some of the patrons were always checking themselves out...

  • Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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417 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Excellent business lunch spot”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

When it comes to places to meet a client this is a great spot. It can be loud though depending on where you sit. Always full during the week for lunch and they serve some great food. Haven't been for dinner before but heard great things. Overall a good place. Not a destination restaurant for tourists in my opinion, but great spot for locals who work or live in the neighborhood. Reservations recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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