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“a very pleasant find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Gage

The Gage
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Ranked #54 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“a very pleasant find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

After a surprised cancellation, while on Michigan Avenue, we found our way to The Gage looking for a pre-theater dinner.
The restaurant was very accommodating, and the food was exceptional.
I had a saddle of elk which was just delicious. My dinner companions both had the duck which they thoroughly enjoyed.
The drinks were served properly, and the wine list was challenging with some good offerings.
The service was fine.
The restaurant seems very popular, and it deserves its patronage.

Visited March 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“Great Food, Great Fun, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“What a place!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“NICE .... FOOD.... QUITE TASTY”
4 of 5 bubbles 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...

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