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The Gage

#42 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
American, Bar
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24 S Michigan Ave, Between Monroe and Madison Streets, Chicago, IL 60603-3301 (Madison)
+1 312-372-4243
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Mimiwq62
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Gary, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here more than once with my boyfriend, my family, and friends, from parties of 2 to 8. I've sat at the bar for cocktails and snacks and had full-blown dinners. And every time, this place blows my mind with the amazing menu and friendly staff. And they are PACKED. All the time. And still manage to put out... More 

Thank esblondie2
Warsaw, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had stopped at the Gage a couple years ago for a drink and always planned to come back for a meal. This was a great place to go right before the Sunday matinee of Hamilton and it did not disappoint. I went Cajun and my friend had the Benedict. Food was great, Bloody Mary perfectly spicy, and tho I... More 

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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
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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