Cuisine: American, Burger, European, Seafood
Price Range: $$
The eternal boomlet of new Chicago restaurants doesn't seem to affect intrepid, unpretentious eateries with consistently great food - like The Gage. Any day of the week, locals and tourists linger at... Read More
The eternal boomlet of new Chicago restaurants doesn't seem to affect intrepid, unpretentious eateries with consistently great food - like The Gage. Any day of the week, locals and tourists linger at the comfortable bar chatting and sipping "Historical Cocktails." The Queen of England would approve of the The Gage's G & T, a spot-on refresher. Whiskey fans won't be disappointed with the list here, either. The menu is unfussy and compact so just choose what appeals to you and know it will make you smile. Crispy fried pickles and Venison Burger with a proper Guinness; Hamachi Ceviche or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake to escort a summery glass of white; Vindaloo Curry or a Roasted Beets & Fig salad for vegetarians; or bone-in Catalpa pork chop, Steak Frites, Fish & Chips or roasted chicken for anyone who appreciates exceptional pub fare. Don't desert dessert: Peach Cobbler for Two or Triple Strawberry Sundae close out a great meal.
- South Loop's Best Restaurants: "The restaurant is housed in the historically landmarked Gage Group of buildings (18-24 South Michigan) so take a moment to look up its fascinating history."
- Brunch: "Have that house-made pastry because you can take a stroll through Millennium Park, just across the street from The Gage."
- Best for South Loop's Best Restaurants Because: The Gage works for all - Art Institute visitors, office workers, date night couples and pals looking for a sturdy drink and a memorable meal.
- Best for Brunch Because: Set in a historic building across from Millennium Park, The Gage offers unique brunch options, an extensive scotch and draft beer roster and efficient, friendly service.