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The Gage

24 S Michigan Ave, Between Monroe and Madison Streets, Chicago, IL 60603-3301
+1 312-372-4243
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 S Michigan Ave, Between Monroe and Madison Streets, Chicago, IL 60603-3301
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here twice - a very tasty steak-sandwich lunch and an excellent dinner. The food was complimented by excellent service and excellent value for the quality and locale of the restaurant. I would recommend it and I will return.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Gage is a great place for delicious food, scrumptious desserts, and naughty cocktails. Our dining and drinking experience was fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. His recommendations were spot on. The serving of the PEI mussels as an appetizer is quite generous...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stopped in for brunch today after an early flight into town. I didn't know there was a big event going on downtown (half-marathon?). All the restaurants were packed. Despite being very busy, all the staff at The Gage were friendly, efficient, and helpful. My...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had eaten here for the New Years and have since come back for lunch. The meal was excellent and the service and attention to the detail was impressive. The lunch menu was filled with great choices and the meal was very tasteful and freshly...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best dining experiences in Chicago to date! Energized atmosphere even on a Monday night. Main dish was excellent - Elk Rack! A rare dish that was cooked to perfection. Delicious with the spicy green beans. Apps were a little disappointing- mussels were...More

Thank GermanGemini
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about the Gage on Tripadvisor and had it flagged as a possible destination as it was close to where we were staying. After visiting the Chicago Art Museum, we were looking for a place to eat dinner, when we walked past the Gage....More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my best meals in Chicago. Had the bison burger and local draft beer and both were great. Very nice service. Would return again without question.

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place and excellent food. The service was good as well - polite and professional. Casual and elegant place.

Thank Francesco G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot. It is located close to my office, so I first experienced the fabulous food for lunch. I ate the mussels! WOW, they were great. Make sure to bring a mint, they have a lot of garlic. I had to go...More

1  Thank jdylon555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My coworker and I stopped by one evening. We each got a black Manhattan, slipped appetizers, and shared a dessert. I got the James Beard week special which was a sea bass over potatoes and dill. Very good and a perfectly sized portion. My coworker...More

1  Thank Elizabeth F
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June 9, 2017|
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Response from FJN114 | Reviewed this property |
Can't speak directly to the specifics of your situation but I am a vegetarian with a severe peanut/nut allergy and still found enough options to enjoy a great meal. The staff is spot on so I am sure they will advise you... More
December 17, 2016|
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Response from IndianaGirl47446 | Reviewed this property |
it isn't apparent but the waiter let me know that chicken fingers and fries were available for children
Joseph E
November 11, 2016|
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Response from Gmrossiter | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the belated response, haven't been on TA lately. No valet parking from what I could tell.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$35
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
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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
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