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The Gage

The Gage

Gastropub, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
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  • Megha G.
    "The venison burger is absolutely delicious....service is great"(28 Tips)
    Meghan S.
    "The scotch egg was amazing and the steak was the best I've ever had!"(22 Tips)
    Therese N.
    "Try the Poutine, the Spick Black Bean Soup and their Chicken."(21 Tips)
    Mike P.
    "The venison burger and the fish and chips were amazing."(20 Tips)
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  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaSeptember 22
    I've never had a venison burger before but now I can't imagine my life without it. Definitely a must try 👌🏻
  • Nada A.
    Nada AlshamiAugust 20
    The corned beef hash and the vension burger are to die for... Couldn't stop eating!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MilamAugust 8
    Sit at the bar and grab a quick drink and bite, attentive bartenders and good beer/liquor selection. Venison burger was awesome!
  • Mark M.
    Venison burger and Rasputin on nitro
  • Veg W.
    Veg WiseJune 5
    Lively loud bar close to everything with cocktail specials in honor of u2 (this week)!
  • Benjamin L.
    Excellent food, great beer selection, and flawless service. Allergy-friendly too! Would be a great choice for date night or a special dinner.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 30
    The Gage has been a Michigan Avenue mainstay for nearly ten years. And no wonder: We could come back every day for the grilled hanger steak with a fried farm egg. Read more
  • Robert F.
    Food was very good and they have some fantastic 2007 vintage wines on their list right now for their 10th anniversary. What really made the meal enjoyable was the exceptional service.
  • Tsveta A.
    Everything is so delicious! If I have to pick two - the venison burger and smoked mushroom soup of the day.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 3
    The Loop: Location, location, location: The Gage’s patio sits steps from Lake Michigan and Millennium Park and smack-dab in the middle of some of Michigan Avenue’s most gorgeous old buildings. Read more
  • Neal J.
    Neal JainApril 15
    And the fish and chips are really crispy and stay crispy even with a lot of malt vinegar.
  • Neal J.
    Neal JainApril 15
    The venison burger was good, fries are really good.
  • Lukas C.
    I've been to The Gage more times than I can count. Cocktails, food, and especially the service are spectacular! Try everything 👌🍹
  • Johanne B.
    The Poutine was great!
  • Rob R.
    V. disappointing venison burger. Ate 1/4 before not being able to continue. Over cooked (Not medium-rare) and simply poor quality meat. Taste like Walmart value mince. a lovely atmosphere and bar!
  • Matt C.
    The spicy buffalo ribs are amazing.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 13
    The fireplace at The Gage makes the bar/restaurant an ideal spot to warm up before or after a trip to Millennium Park. Read more
  • Katie P.
    Katie PritscherJanuary 12
    Everything is good here!!! The menu, the food, the service, and the atmosphere!!!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SurdykNovember 28, 2016
    Had the buffalo ribs and they were awesome
  • Aditi
    AditiNovember 2, 2016
    Skip the beef tartare. They ruin it by putting some strange aioli. Leave a good thing to stand for itself!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KubistaOctober 6, 2016
    The Roasted Amish Chicken...amazing.
  • Mohammad Reza K.
    Mohammad Reza KazemiOctober 4, 2016
    Fish and chips and pear and walnut salad
  • CoreyandCarrie S.
    Fried pickles were very good. Food and drinks were over priced for the taste and size.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PutmanSeptember 19, 2016
    The venison burger and the fish and chips were amazing. The service was great with a nice casual atmosphere on the patio. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  • Karin L.
    Karin LušnicAugust 28, 2016
    Great service, best burger in town.
  • Görkem Ö.
    Görkem ÖztürkAugust 23, 2016
    Service was great.
  • Jose O.
    Jose OrihuelaAugust 19, 2016
    Delicious!!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossAugust 12, 2016
    Don't overlook the burger on the menu. It is awesome!
  • Liz M.
    Liz McLean KnightAugust 1, 2016
    Sides are lovely. Vegan options too!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrewerJune 12, 2016
    Scotch eggs, and the burger is to die for!
  • Jacki C.
    Jacki CarmichaelJune 3, 2016
    Such a great place! A little more on the expensive side but so worth it and great location! Definitely try the Scotch Egg - soo delicious!!
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayMay 28, 2016
    Fried pickles. GTO drink. Venison Burger!
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LegastoMay 17, 2016
    Lobster roll and mussels are not to be missed
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherApril 19, 2016
    Nice gastropub with good food and drinks.
  • Paddy
    PaddyApril 16, 2016
    Good Bloody Mary, poutine is excellent. Very friendly service and very nice atmosphere in which to have a drink and a bite.
  • Abdiel L.
    Abdiel LouisMarch 25, 2016
    Best Venison Burger!
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoMarch 24, 2016
    The poutine is quite amazing
  • Paris L.
    Paris LMarch 16, 2016
    On a nicer day, ask to sit on their beautiful patio.
  • Ena J.
    Ena JenkinsFebruary 29, 2016
    Of course the scotch eggs are tasty. So are the fish and chips. My favorite is the bar - top notch selection and awesome bartenders.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    The Gage takes a creative, seasonal approach to its Farm Salad, prepared with poached fall fruits, candied hazelnuts, Roquefort cheese and pear-thyme vinaigrette. Read more
  • deborah l.
    deborah lambertyDecember 22, 2015
    I love this place!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiDecember 16, 2015
    Get the venison burger for brunch!!!
  • Jane L.
    Jane LeDecember 16, 2015
    Venison burger is amazing! Great atmosphere for tasty food at a good price.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CDecember 12, 2015
    Cocktails, wine and craft beer ... The California Burratta was delicious and the short rib squash soup was inspired.
  • Murray R.
    Murray RoseDecember 7, 2015
    Everything
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 4, 2015
    High quality ingredients and high quality lunch
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossNovember 6, 2015
    Great place to enjoy an after-work cocktail. The menu options are also excellent. Don't pass up the burger! Ask for Paul at the bar--he's a great bartender.
  • Amber N.
    Amber NelsonOctober 31, 2015
    Great service and food, ask for the specials
  • Ken
    KenOctober 27, 2015
    Pretty fun gastro pub
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PrenticeOctober 19, 2015
    Scotch egg - good drinks.
  • James W.
    James WardAugust 14, 2015
    Everything is fantastic. We went three days running.
  • Meghan S.
    Meghan SmithAugust 13, 2015
    The scotch egg was amazing and the steak was the best I've ever had!
  • Bailey S.
    Bailey ShemenskiJuly 27, 2015
    Fish and chips and the poutine!!!
  • Jason N.
    Jason NewbergJuly 15, 2015
    One of the best wagyu ribeye I've ever had. Apparently I was raving about the mint ice cream as well...
  • James K.
    James KelleyJuly 15, 2015
    Pork Chops omg
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarknessJuly 9, 2015
    Best fish and chips I've ever had. Great drinks too!
  • Mike
    MikeJune 12, 2015
    Scotch eggs #ftw
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappMay 28, 2015
    Great food and drinks!
  • Christian T.
    Christian TafoyaMay 13, 2015
    The charcuterie board was diverse and plentiful.
  • Ben K.
    Ben KenonMay 10, 2015
    Fish & Chips. The cocktails are great too.
  • John K.
    John KeatingMay 8, 2015
    Venison burger was excellent!
  • Terri P.
    Terri PApril 19, 2015
    Yum! Mussels and the fish and chips are awesome!
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezApril 18, 2015
    Love the chicken sandwich. The outdoor lunch was lovely.
  • Gregory H.
    Gregory H.April 17, 2015
    The smoked salmon BLT was quite good. Paired with a Vandermills.
  • Matt E.
    Matt ElphickApril 17, 2015
    Chips (Fries) with Curry
  • Wilhelm L.
    Wilhelm LagercrantzApril 16, 2015
    Good food, service and beer. What more to ask for!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethApril 15, 2015
    The food coma from the place is worth it. Everything's perfection! Delicious venison burger, best poutine I've had outside of Montreal and great drinks! Old Fashion is perfection
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneMarch 24, 2015
    A bustling American brasserie on Michigan Avenue, The Gage is a fine place for a quick bite or more substantial fare. Read more
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezMarch 23, 2015
    All the food.
  • Eric R.
    Eric RobersonMarch 9, 2015
    The Scotch eggs was really good
  • Rob W.
    Rob WilkJanuary 30, 2015
    Go for the Scotch egg... Wowza
  • Nancy E.
    Nancy ElsrodeJanuary 19, 2015
    Mussels were delicious.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GatesDecember 30, 2014
    The chicken on the buffalo chicken sandwich was cooked perfectly.
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin ArtsDecember 27, 2014
    Decent new American food, if not overly inventive.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WilcoxDecember 21, 2014
    Fondue starter
  • Aaron E.
    Aaron EvensDecember 19, 2014
    Mussels are incredible!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossDecember 11, 2014
    An awesome place to meet for lunch! I'm a big Rueben fan, so I tried the Rueben. It was great! My friend had the shrimp gumbo, which looked amazing as well!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyNovember 27, 2014
    Is it cold outside? Don't make a mistake, and order the Spanish Coffee already.
  • Natalya L.
    Natalya LisaNovember 19, 2014
    This is a great place for anytime business lunch dinner date. The staff is top notch and one of the 3 by the Host with the Most Mr. Lawless! Great eats and even better atmosphere people.
  • jef M.
    jef McClimansNovember 17, 2014
    Beautiful Scotch Eggs. Get one ...get two.
  • Marissa Y.
    Marissa YennieNovember 17, 2014
    The Venison Burger and the mushroom sandwich.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MaceiraOctober 30, 2014
    The gage burher for dinner is amazing! The service is great! Nice spot :)
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BrownellOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good or better! Great service too!
  • Eric S.
    Eric ShermanOctober 19, 2014
    Carrot cake doughnut with Maker's Mark milkshake is delicious!
  • Valerio S.
    Valerio SoldaniOctober 15, 2014
    Greatest signature burger ever. Good place. Late open
  • EJ E.
    EJ EllisOctober 8, 2014
    This place is fancy but the food is mediocre. The cocktails are boring as well.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaMacchiaSeptember 29, 2014
    Trendy and delicious, packed during weekday lunch service.
  • Martin S.
    Martin SlusarzSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is happening - anytime! Always a great crowd. Bar is great with plenty of space and choices. Friendly and knowledgeable bar tenders. Like it!
  • Dev N.
    Dev NathSeptember 26, 2014
    The Elk Rack is a bit on the pricier side, it's really worth it :)
  • Anil W.
    Anil WijesooriyaSeptember 14, 2014
    Fish and chips, peanut butter pie, mint tea
  • Bnconf C.
    Bnconf ConferenceSeptember 10, 2014
    Table Service
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WangSeptember 4, 2014
    Poutine is great but extremely overcooked pork belly
  • mo b.
    mo bSeptember 1, 2014
    From the dinner menu, i had the fish n' chips. The fish was delicious, fried in a light crispy batter. The fries were alright, nothing too exciting. The Caesar salad had the perfect amount of dressing
  • David
    DavidAugust 28, 2014
    Burger was excellent.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 26, 2014
    Really unique menu options based around American wild game. Good craft beer list too.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A bit overpriced but good food and drink. Nice atmosphere.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Tony Priolo, chef of Piccolo Sogno, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Caramelized lobster. Read more
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreAugust 22, 2014
    The Battle for New Orleans
  • Tim K.
    Tim KerseyAugust 20, 2014
    Excellent service. Loved the elk tartar.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HAugust 17, 2014
    The venison burger is amazing!!
  • Your Mom
    Your MomAugust 17, 2014
    Great location, great drinks, however the staff is extremely rude.
  • Fletcher R.
    Fletcher RhoadsAugust 8, 2014
    Curry fries appetizer is great, so is The Gage Burger.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BradleyAugust 8, 2014
    The green bean app. I can't tell you how good it really is. The perfect balance of bacon and lemon.
  • Joseph F.
    Joseph FinnAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Elk is always good and the scotch egg.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.August 7, 2014
    The roasted cauliflower appetizer is spectacular!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GardnerAugust 7, 2014
    Great Lobster Roll!
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HandleyAugust 6, 2014
    A good spicy chicken sandwich and a decent beer menu to back it up.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    This bustling Michigan Avenue gastro pub keeps the kitchen going until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. Read more
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FrazJuly 27, 2014
    Wifi password: 24smichigan
  • Maegs
    MaegsJune 27, 2014
    Get a bunch of pub items and starters to share. My friend and I shared 6 small plates and had plenty leftover.
  • Redwan H.
    Redwan HuqJune 26, 2014
    The lobster roll is terrible. It's overloaded with mayo and you can barely taste the lobster.
  • Egor H.
    Egor HomakovJune 20, 2014
    Had a burger, scotch egg and some cider. I'm completely satisfied. Lovely view from outside tables btw.
  • Iris S.
    Ate a 1/2 Salmon BLT with a cup of the Chilled Carrot Soup & a side of Poutine. An Amazing Blend of light + rich..... Highly recommend this place! (Nantucket Scallops are to die for!!)
  • Yuhee C.
    Yuhee ChungMay 25, 2014
    lobster roll for sure
  • Julia C.
    Julia CorriganMay 24, 2014
    Venison burger is awesome.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FinkMay 22, 2014
    Venison burgers are delicious. Great ambiance.
  • Darryl T.
    Darryl TomMay 21, 2014
    The salmon blt is tasty.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloMay 16, 2014
    Seat yourself at the bar or cocktail tables if you're just looking for a drink and snack. Definitely do not skip out on the fries/curry gravy! The fries were thick, yet crispy.
  • Kent G.
    Kent GeorgiApril 30, 2014
    Kevin is the coolest bartender here, knows his drinks and is always on top of making sure your drink is full! - Tell him Kent from San Diego sent ya!!
  • Kent G.
    Kent GeorgiApril 30, 2014
    If you like Vodka I suggest getting the "Moscow Mule" not only does it taste great, it comes in a copper cup
  • Caner KORUCUKLU ™.
    Caner KORUCUKLU ™April 27, 2014
    Omg omg omg...simply the best rest in the town
  • John Z.
    John ZahrMarch 22, 2014
    There's Guinness in the Bloody Mary. This makes it... Perfect.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RaduMarch 22, 2014
    The venison burger definitely lives up to the hype. Get it rare and you won't regret it!
  • Sara B.
    Sara BrandenburgMarch 21, 2014
    Fish and Chips are great. Love the sauce it's served with. Also recommend The Regular Burger. Added woodland mushrooms and had the onions sautéed instead of raw. Delicious!
  • Ziur O.
    Ziur OtreborMarch 15, 2014
    Try the venison burger medium rare and the Amish chicken! Maaaaaaaan...
  • Alyssa N.
    Alyssa NeyMarch 2, 2014
    Everything is good here. Especially recommend the venison burger. Great beer list
  • CHE T.
    CHE Tours & ChartersFebruary 18, 2014
    Poutine is a must
  • Sam P.
    Sam ParsonsJanuary 21, 2014
    Venison burger. You're welcome.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SummersDecember 30, 2013
    The wild boar poutine is so so good. Good service too.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.December 23, 2013
    venison burger. period.
  • Marc M.
    Marc M.December 20, 2013
    Reserve a table on OpenTable…and reserve early!
  • Marc M.
    Marc M.December 20, 2013
    Buy a $100 gift card to use now & get $25 bonus certificate to use after Jan 1!
  • Mark J. C.
    Mark J. CarterDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like gin and want to try a different drink (which originated in 1916) ask for an "Aviation"
  • Darren C.
    Darren CalhounNovember 27, 2013
    The Fish and Chips were SO yummy and the deserts have generous portions! #Winning
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca ThomsonNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The vindaloo mussels are amazing!!
  • Christian T.
    Christian TerradoNovember 2, 2013
    Venison burger - do it. Your mouth will thank you.
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MaglinteNovember 1, 2013
    Apple cider donuts are awesome!!!
  • Fred M.
    Fred MolinaresOctober 28, 2013
    First time in Chicago and this was the best food I have had in a while. Appetizers Amazing, entree Amazing, and drinks were strong and tasty. Recommend it to anyone!!!
  • Kayla K.
    Kayla KarosOctober 26, 2013
    Burgers melt in your mouth
  • Rick F.
    Rick FrancoOctober 15, 2013
    Sausages are great!!
  • Igor B.
    Igor BaltiyskiyOctober 9, 2013
    Nice Loop views, market fish comes with delicious crab risotto, but is not large as they may tell
  • Kareem L.
    Kareem LakeOctober 6, 2013
    Great service, exceptional flavor pairings! A true epicurean delight.
  • Karl R.
    Karl RonnOctober 4, 2013
    Great gastro pub for lunch. Right opposite Grant Park.
  • Roderick S.
    Roderick SayersOctober 4, 2013
    Very crowded but great food that's worth the wait.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MSeptember 29, 2013
    Do not miss the mussels vindaloo. You'll be full & happy!
  • Caryn T.
    Caryn ThorSeptember 28, 2013
    Really delicious bloody Mary's and their smoked salmon bagel platter was probably the best I have had. Come for brunch.
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WassumSeptember 26, 2013
    Try the Short rib sandwich
  • Sarah v.
    Sarah van der PloegSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wild boar poutine. Need I say more?
  • charlie p.
    charlie pSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    if you're "feeling lowbrow," get the fish and chips. while you may be the only one eating with your hands, you'll be loving it, not to mention paying half!
  • Azlan T.
    Azlan TariqSeptember 14, 2013
    Can't go wrong with the Gage burger, curry fries and the chicken noodles soup.
  • Emily E.
    Emily EsmailSeptember 13, 2013
    Awesome food, cool space.
  • Isaac E.
    Isaac EstepSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the soup of the day. Guaranteed to be good every time. Stay for the mussels.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacSeptember 6, 2013
    Fish & Chips are good and crispy while the burgers are supreme.
  • Liza L.
    Liza LathourisAugust 30, 2013
    Sit at the bar with Graham, he's awesome!
  • Micheline H.
    Micheline HynesAugust 28, 2013
    Try the Blackberry Sorbet - Delightfully tart and refreshing.
  • Micheline H.
    Micheline HynesAugust 28, 2013
    Try the Beet Salad
  • Bo-Ram K.
    Bo-Ram KimAugust 12, 2013
    Woodland mushroom sandwich is a must! Good enough to make a temporary vegetarian out of anyone
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick ThibaultAugust 12, 2013
    Best value for a really good cooking. It's a french who says that !
  • Jen K.
    Jen KaneAugust 8, 2013
    Two words. Curry fries.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HidalgoJuly 29, 2013
    Try the Venison Burger. It's delicious.
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LordJuly 22, 2013
    Scotch egg and scallops are heavenly!
  • Tina M.
    Tina MarjanJuly 21, 2013
    Great food and service! Large beer selection...suggest the fried pickles!
  • Rajat K.
    Rajat KapoorJuly 21, 2013
    Wifi password - 24smichigan
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰July 14, 2013
    New American fare. Decent cocktails
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChestertonJuly 11, 2013
    Was in for lunch and tried the Scotch Egg as an appetizer - was great and really authentic, a must try!
  • Russ C.
    Russ CollierJune 20, 2013
    Try the cold watermelon soup. It's refreshing and has a lot of complex flavors going on
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FiurJune 14, 2013
    Fun, noisy and delicious. The house-made sausage special was great.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 24, 2013
    Chef Dirk Flanigan's upscale tavern, featuring incredible sandwiches, filling entrees, and a great burger.
  • Jeff
    JeffMay 20, 2013
    Worth a visit for the fried pickles. Some of the best I've had. :-)
  • Justin G.
    Justin GirdlerMay 20, 2013
    Fantastic beer list. When I'm doubt, go Lagunitas.
  • Lyz H.
    Lyz HMay 20, 2013
    The rare Venison burger was fantastic, so was the regular burger, the fish and chips, and the poutine as well. By far the best restaurant we went to while in Chicago! It's a must when visiting.
  • Indra S.
    Indra SubektiMay 19, 2013
    Suzana n i like the gaga, we loved the ambience, full service n friendly, suzanna ordered the wine but i only the water, suzana said the wine in here very good, wow!
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItMay 13, 2013
    Found Fried Pickles as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more
  • Mariana D.
    Mariana De LuccaApril 12, 2013
    The fondue is absolutely out of this world!!!
  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleApril 6, 2013
    Great service! Fried pickles and beat salad are delicious!
  • Leonardo O.
    Leonardo OtavianoApril 2, 2013
    Great service, excellent food and reasonable prices. Best food I've had in Chicago so far.
  • Abdallah A.
    Abdallah Al-HakimMarch 31, 2013
    Excellent food before or after the museum visit
  • José V.
    José ViruetMarch 29, 2013
    Amazing fish and chips, great curry sauce too!
  • Alejandra J.
    Alejandra JaquesMarch 28, 2013
    I love the fish and chips!!! They was magnifique!! With a red wine, its a really nice place to eat and the service ar the bar was fabulous!!
  • Rawli P.
    Rawli PuigMarch 23, 2013
    The Harissa Lamb Meatballs are awesome. I would fly back and go here just for that!
  • Judy
    JudyMarch 20, 2013
    I'm a fan of the pâté board, but there's something here for everyone. Ask your waiter for recommendations if you're unsure of what to order. Great dinner spot pre-theater!
  • Lacey M.
    Lacey MeckleyMarch 13, 2013
    The butter cake is an absolute must. I've never tasted anything so amazing in all my life!
  • Biba C.
    Biba ClarkMarch 12, 2013
    Wow food is amazing......
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Clubby leather booths and celadon-tiled columns add decorum to this large, bustling space serving British and international pub grub. – Green Guide Editor
  • Heather R.
    Heather RobertsMarch 1, 2013
    Great burgers.
  • Sandy P.
    Sandy PiehlJanuary 23, 2013
    Excellent Scotch egg.
  • Amy P.
    Amy PriestleyJanuary 23, 2013
    Order the Scotch Egg, poutine, and fried pickles. All are fantastic. Also the libations list is wonderfully extensive! I had the Thirteen Degrees cocktail and loved every sip.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not on the menu, but The Gage cocktail is excellent.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MinaDecember 31, 2012
    Try the Corned Beef Hash And Poached Eggs
  • Megha G.
    Megha GhildiyalDecember 2, 2012
    The venison burger is absolutely delicious....service is great
  • ✨Misty W.
    ✨Misty WuoriNovember 28, 2012
    I enjoyed the bar atmosphere. Service was fantastic! Not my favorite menu selection.
  • Aimee A.
    Aimee AimeeNovember 28, 2012
    Sunday brunch here was good until they took french toast off the menu. One day we saw Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan who play Glenn and Maggie on The Walking Dead eating at an outside table.
  • Alicia K.
    Alicia KosasihNovember 25, 2012
    Get the Caramelized Lobster and House Poutine! Portion is a bit big if you're only sitting down for a light meal but the flavors are bold and they're all tasty.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SimpsonNovember 23, 2012
    best burger in chicago, hands down
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoNovember 13, 2012
    Better make a reservation! Monday night, 10 pm, and the place is packed with people!
  • Scott M.
    Scott MillerNovember 8, 2012
    If you see Paul Cussen here it's because this is his second home. Sorry Peg.
  • Hannah
    HannahOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pumpkin Beignets
  • Omar P.
    Omar PerezOctober 16, 2012
    Try the Venison Burger, Olive & Tomato Tapenade with Sylvan Star Gouda
  • Rossella Z.
    Rossella ZiniAugust 26, 2012
    Excellent place for gourmet burgers lovers, excellent service and attention, very wide selection of draft beers, loved it
  • Tim N.
    Tim NachbauerAugust 6, 2012
    Order the guajillo chicken you won't regret it. Best chicken sand in Chicago but its slightly spicy
  • Neil M.
    Neil MichelJuly 18, 2012
    Possibly the best beet salad anywhere
  • Kristan Z.
    Kristan ZeilanJuly 4, 2012
    The Gage Burger...and Kevin. Can't go wrong with either! Good food, great service=dining pleasure!
  • maddi m.
    maddi masinoJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask to be seated in Kevin's section. Tip him well because he's hot!
  • Liz I.
    Liz IveyJune 26, 2012
    Get the bison tartare!! OMG
  • s p.
    s pJune 13, 2012
    Better than your avg irish bar food. Corn beef and cabbage, Scotch eggs, reuben. Also great soups and cheese plates.
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZaltsmanJune 9, 2012
    Wow! Try the Bloody Mary. Smoked salmon sandwich is outstanding as well.
  • Linda D.
    Linda DMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Salmon Plancha Salad is excellent!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KnolhoffMay 25, 2012
    The Tip is to dine here!
  • @nicoleyeary
    @nicoleyearyApril 14, 2012
    Nice place to meet for lunch or late cocktail
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MarshallApril 6, 2012
    You won't regret getting the churros
  • Marco H.
    Marco HowellMarch 22, 2012
    The lake superior trout is perfect. Also try the fennel soup and take advantage of the Chef Week special.
  • Grant H.
    Grant HoughMarch 17, 2012
    Actually there last night, super busy cuz of the holiday. But bar service was great! food was delish, altho the sausages weren't great.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AllanMarch 11, 2012
    Corned beef hash and poached eggs are excellent
  • Ben V.
    Ben VFebruary 21, 2012
    Try the Venison Burger (medium rare) and Scotch Egg. They are delicious.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KucharskiJanuary 15, 2012
    Try the affigen Noel on draft
  • Holly S.
    Holly SwensonJanuary 9, 2012
    Fish and chips!!
  • Cynthia S.
    Cynthia SmithDecember 23, 2011
    Can get extremely crowded but a nice place to hang before dinner or after concert drinks.
  • Laura W.
    Laura W.November 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with the poutine, mussels, or fondue.
  • Joanne C.
    Joanne C.November 10, 2011
    Caramelized lobster, Brie fondue, & mussels vindaloo. Mmmm. Have them bring out fondue with the mussels so you have the most bread to dip in both. Great with a beer.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    The food is rich and flavorful, from the perfect-for-snacking Scotch egg to the Gage burger, served a juicy medium-rare and dripping with melted onion marmalade and gobs of Midwestern Camembert. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    The whiskey list is lengthy and beer options go beyond the basics. The food is rich and flavorful, from the Scotch egg to the Gage burger with melted onion marmalade and gobs of Midwestern Camembert. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    The food is rich and flavorful, from the perfect-for-snacking Scotch egg to the Gage burger, served a juicy medium-rare and dripping with melted onion marmalade and gobs of Midwestern Camembert.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    The whiskey list is lengthy and beer options go beyond the basics. The food is rich and flavorful, from the Scotch egg to the Gage burger with melted onion marmalade and gobs of Midwestern Camembert.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BoginOctober 5, 2011
    Sounds like a gay bar lol
  • Katrina
    KatrinaOctober 1, 2011
    The poutine is decadent. They also serve an incredible cheese plate, it's listed on the dessert menu and can be ordered as an appetizer or with drinks.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AllenSeptember 21, 2011
    Best fish and chips in town!
  • Regan F.
    Regan FackrellSeptember 21, 2011
    Ribeye was awesome!
  • InterContinental Chicago
    InterContinental ChicagoSeptember 7, 2011
    Upscale pub food to the max. Brunch here is spectacular. If you're here during the summer months, visit it at night - you can hear music from the concerts at Millennium Park across the street.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RaySeptember 1, 2011
    Great cozy atmosphere!
  • mark s.
    mark silvaAugust 24, 2011
    Good beer selection. If Olivia's on tap you must try. Funky Saison that will great w/gastropub Faire.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat at bar. No reservations required on busy days.
  • Chrissy T.
    Chrissy TobinAugust 9, 2011
    the old fashioned is fantastic!
  • kate r.
    kate ryanAugust 7, 2011
    Elk poutine=amazingness. The rabbit salad, lamb entree and salmon entree were all equally delicious as well!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    good breakfast here.
  • Nguyen-Anh L.
    Nguyen-Anh LeJuly 20, 2011
    Great curry fries!
  • Cheryl C.
    Cheryl CrouseJuly 19, 2011
    Ask for Alyson to be your waitress, she is FANTASTIC!!!! A real professional with lots of great suggestions!!!
  • Scott E.
    Scott EnglandJuly 19, 2011
    Ask for Alyson as your server, she is awesome!
  • Sade B.
    Sade BJuly 14, 2011
    Try the fish and chips! To die for!
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bison Tartar!!! Delish :)
  • Chris V.
    Chris VanKulaJuly 3, 2011
    Very nice selection of single malt scotch.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroylesJune 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels, Scotch Eggs, Poutine? Yes, please... Read more
  • Teri G.
    Teri GidwitzJune 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Regular burger - maybe the best burger in the city. Read more
  • Graciela M.
    Graciela MezaJune 24, 2011
    Eat the beignets for dessert, you'll find a surprise! So delicious!!
  • .
    .June 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    bring your own handsoap- the stuff they have makes everyone smell like CK1 (=1997). also the Mussels are boss.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RiesbergJune 20, 2011
    The crisp potatoes and brie is to die for!
  • Pete R.
    Pete RomeoJune 18, 2011
    Place is the tits!
  • Kim S.
    Kim ScribbleMay 31, 2011
    I loved the curry gravy and watermelon/mango soup.
  • Molly C.
    Molly Cantrell-KraigMay 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They changged their menu!!! Damn. Now I need to find a new favorite. Accomodating staff, attention to detail though. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Stef K.
    Stef KriegerApril 1, 2011
    Fondue is amazing! So are the mussels!
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FerrilliMarch 26, 2011
    Fried Chicken Livers were very tasty and unique.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Try the herb duck sausage sandwich. It's a French hot dog: a chewy baguette housing a thin, herby sausage and a true salad of frisée, baby greens and radishes dressed with duck vinaigrette. Read more
  • Colin K.
    Colin KaiserMarch 18, 2011
    Make reservations for weekday lunch...always busy...
  • CookingSchools.com
    CookingSchools.comMarch 1, 2011
    Heartily recommend the Scotch Egg.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 11, 2011
    Thought you’d want to know: Dirk Flanigan has been nominated for Chef of the Year in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards and Billy Lawless has been nominated for Restaurateur of the Year. Vote now! Read more
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cFebruary 4, 2011
    Bison tartare, chicken liver , rabbit salad and lots of libation . Hmmmm I'm bored
  • Jared H.
    Jared HatchFebruary 4, 2011
    If you're having #SundayFunDay with luxury beer - the scotch egg, duck fat nuts, fried chicken livers, and elk ragout poutine are great greasy options.
  • Lacey Bean
    Lacey BeanJanuary 26, 2011
    Do yourself a favor and order the bison tartare. And when you're done? Peanut butter beignets for dessert.
  • Cate C.
    Cate C.December 3, 2010
    Had a great chicken salad (with curry!) and the butternut squash soup was divine. Also would highly recommend the Irish Apple Cider, it'll warm you right up!
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneNovember 17, 2010
    Poutine was a bit much, but delicious. Great beer list. Can't wait to try the fish and chips.
  • @nicoleyeary
    @nicoleyearyOctober 13, 2010
    Start with the fondue!
  • G J.
    G JAnnOctober 13, 2010
    the Amish chicken. awesome
  • Sean J.
    Sean JohnsonSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Gage Old Fashioned is awesome (if unorthodox.) And the elk poutine is amazing. As is the escargot risotto. And the regular burger. And the benedict and grits at brunch...I have a problem.
  • Megan L.
    Megan LallyAugust 19, 2010
    Order the fish and chips. Really yummy and not too greasy.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterAugust 9, 2010
    Smithwicks is on tap!
  • kyla J.
    kyla JohnsonAugust 6, 2010
    I ordered the Tuna. MOUTH-GASM!!!
  • Maryann S.
    Maryann SchaeferJuly 30, 2010
    Wonderful Riesling here
  • Paul
    PaulJuly 28, 2010
    The mussels were very good. Ask for some bread for dipping!
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    House-made sausages and roasted Amish chicken are hearty treats, as is the USDA prime burger with caramelized onions and Camembert. Read more
  • jennifer P.
    jennifer PietrzykJuly 6, 2010
    Great fish n chips. Cute Irish Pub setting...
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HernandezJuly 4, 2010
    Get the burgers and the fried zucchini!
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BMay 24, 2010
    Loved the scallops. Good fish and chips. Crispy!!!
  • Tia H.
    Tia HoffmanMay 23, 2010
    The Mussels are tender and delicious!
  • Jacqueline
    JacquelineMay 21, 2010
    The "White City" libation tastes like old leather. But the blueberry lemonade with vodka is awesome.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    For a hearty treat, try to the house-made sausages or the roasted Amish chicken. Read more
  • Mike K.
    Mike KohlerApril 24, 2010
    Order the potato, smoked bacon and clam soup. The presentation was great and it tasted fantastic! Check your diet at the door. It's loaded with cream and butter but a worthy cheat.
  • Glendy K.
    Glendy KamApril 18, 2010
    Irish b'fast - very good. Bellini - ok.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SookyingApril 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Seared Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna.. INCREDIBLE!
  • Sofiya C.
    Sofiya C.April 6, 2010
    Elk poutine. Do it!
  • Designkitchen
    DesignkitchenMarch 23, 2010
    After work hotspot for good drinks and food.
  • Gina R.
    Gina RinaldiMarch 19, 2010
    The straight-up burger is amazing, reasonably priced, and comes w/ delicious fries.
  • Katya H.
    Katya HantelMarch 16, 2010
    Scallops. ...amazing. cocktails - not worth it. Stick to the yummy beer list.
  • GERALDINE C.
    GERALDINE CAVAGNONFebruary 23, 2010
    Nice bar and restaurant.
  • Therese N.
    Therese Necio-OrtegaFebruary 22, 2010
    It is restaurant week in Chicago and The Gage has some delectable offerings that are truly scrumptious. Try the Poutine, the Spick Black Bean Soup and their Chicken. Don't forget the gourmet donout ho
  • Brock R.
    Brock RumerFebruary 8, 2010
    Hit this spot on Sat evening to avoid the annoying weeknight crowd.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WalkerJanuary 31, 2010
    Try the braised goat appetizer.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BeckerJanuary 27, 2010
    Sampling Hibiki
  • David K.
    David KadavyNovember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Nomm Fresh Fruit Read more
  • David K.
    David KadavyNovember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Nomm Crispy Potatoes & Brie Read more
  • David K.
    David KadavyNovember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Nomm the Roasted Amish Chicken Read more
  • David K.
    David KadavyNovember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the feta omlette Read more
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KOctober 24, 2009
    try the bourbon and vanilla cocktail. Its dessert in a glass. The "sugar daddy" swirler tops it all off.
  • Katja H.
    Katja HalversonSeptember 10, 2009
    Get the Wild Hibiscus drink at the bar.
  • hooeyspewer ..
    hooeyspewer .August 25, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy a great meal and an awesome cocktail at this sweet spot. Sit at the bar or at a table - can't really go wrong. Right across from Millennium Park - convenient meeting place
  • Brad M.
    Brad MaierAugust 3, 2009
    Find Sean Johnson
  • David K.
    David KadavyJuly 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the fresh fruit and granola: http://nom.ms/8
  • Rayed
    RayedAugust 18
    البرجر لذيذ...يستحق التجربة...الخدمة ممتازة جداً👍🏻
  • Matthew S.
    Excellent poutine.
  • Evelyn T.
    Evelyn TellezJune 9, 2015
    Muy buen lugar para desayunar y almorzar, el bagel de salmon sensacional
  • JJS
    JJSSeptember 28, 2014
    Un lugar muy rico, el servicio de muy buen nivel.
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BoucherMay 9, 2014
    Une ambiance vraiment conviviale. Simple et de bon goût.
  • Mona C.
    Mona ChitaNovember 14, 2011
    De las salchichas caseras, la de frankfurt no esta mal
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