The Gage takes its name from the architecturally significant Gage Group of buildings on South Michigan Ave. Today, this gastropub is a great spot for relaxing and getting away from Chicago’s bustling Michigan Ave. The restaurant’s chic but casual vibe pays homage to Chicago’s architectural history with a restored modern feel for diners to enjoy.
The Gage is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The menu is a blend of European influence with American-style serving up refined, rustic fare balanced by refreshing libations program in a lively atmosphere. Personally, I find myself always craving their snacks and fried things like their fish ‘n’ chips or poutine. They have an incredible beer list curated with local microbrews and international imports. And, their amazing cocktail program has received some award recognitions.
Fun fact: the art installation found in the staircase leading to the lower level features original early 20th century advertisements for Gage hats.