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The Gage, Chicago: 5 reviews and 16 photos

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The Gage offers upscale bar food in an unbeatable location on Michigan Avenue in the Loop, right across the street from Millennium Park. Location, location, and location are three of the best things about the Gage! That said, the Gage is certainly a welcome addition to the dining scene in the Loop. My friend Gerald said that after the closing (or whatever) of The Berghoff he's been looking for a good regular place for mid-day meals in easy walking distance of State Street Shopping, and the Gage certainly fits the bill. High volume, with moderately high volume (noise) levels as well, but a well trained professional keeps things moving along.

I ordered the Lamb Vindaloo - perfectly acceptable. Interestingly, the waiter wanted to check with me whether I knew it was a "hot & spicy" dish. Well, "hot & spicy" are relative terms, and the Lamb Vindaloo at the Gage would certainly pass muster up on Devon Street, but it was hearty and filling. Hey, it's a bar, not an Indian Restaurant. Prices are a little high, but this isn't Applebee's, and who's complaining about that?

I like that they have a good beer selection, including about 8 interesting choices on tap (including a Belgian ale). Oh, and the Gage is open late, seven days a week. Maybe I'll stop in after a Symphony concert some time!

Address: 24 S. Michigan Ave.
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Across from Millennium Park
Phone: 312-372-4243
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: American

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 16, 2007
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