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The Gage

The Gage

Gastropub, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
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  • 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!
    Upvoted Apr 26
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
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