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After a walk around Gage Gallery, many visitors stop by this bar. You will be served Irish cuisine at The Gage. You can always enjoy nicely cooked roasted venison, venison burgers and grilled halibut at this place. It's time to try good chocolate pie, strawberry sundae and fruitcake. Delicious scotch, prosecco or bourbon are among the most popular drinks at this spot. Great chocolate frappe, tonic or mint tea will make your meal even more delicious and you'll surely come back.

This bar is perfect to сelebrate your birthday. The atmosphere of hospitality of The Gage highly depends on the staff, that is nice here. If you want to experience prompt service, you should go to this place. From the visitors' viewpoint, prices are adequate. You will definitely like the exotic atmosphere and fancy decor. This spot is a Michelin selection and has been rewarded with 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the inspectors note that this bar offers ultimate comfort.

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This is one of those places that Chicago foodies often pass by, given the downtown location, the fact that reservations are easy to come by, that the menu isn't super innovative, and overall it feels like "an operation," if you know what I mean. But you know what? It's good! We ended up here for brunch with two squirming children after a surprisingly successful morning at the Art Institute. The Gage isn't really set up for squirming children, but they found us a booth, quickly and happily got us our food, and everybody was very happy. The french fries, cinnamon roll, lemon ricotta pancakes, and fried pickles were crowd pleasers (for different respective parts of the crowd). My chilaquiles were really surprisingly good, with a nice dose of pickled onions, a delicious and plump link of chorizo sausage, and a much more nuanced texture than the many too-soggy or too-dry chilaquiles I have had elsewhere. You see what I mean? "You should go to The Gage, across from Millennium Park, and have chilaquiles" does not sound like good advice, but apparently it is! So let me reframe my view of this place. It's one of the best places to eat in the area, it is large and so it can often seat you without notice, the staff is efficient and welcoming, and all of the food is good in a nice-restaurant kind of way -- there's somebody with high standards in the kitchen. It's clutch.
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Best chocolate Carmel tart! Even years later I still dream about that dessert. Also wonderful service and ambiance.
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UPDATE: The director of operations called me to say they issued a refund for our meal. They did make a clerical error and double charged a steak which is why the total was off but they were kind enough to offer to mail a replacement visa gift card back to me. I've updated my rating to a 3 because they did try to make it right but ultimately a special evening was slightly ruined and I may be slightly wary of coming for another special occasion. However I think they deserve a second chance for the lengths they have gone through to make amends. ORIGINAL REVIEW: Overall the whole experience did not meet expectations given price point. The website made it seem like the prix fixe would only be from 9-12:30 (clearly said on the menu) so we thought the logical conclusion was that the regular menu would be available before 9. We called to confirm and they said no the prix fixe was for the whole night but there would be a live band from 9-12:30. We decided that with the live band it would be a worthwhile experience overall so we moved our original reservation from 5pm to 10:15pm. However, upon arriving we were told to wait as there were no seats available. We ended up waiting probably 30+ minutes to get a table, which ended up being in a sad basement space that had no live music and was clearly some kind of overflow/afterthought area. One of the managers offered us some champagne but most of us don't drink and honestly I don't feel like that really makes up for the fact that they essentially failed to honour our reservation. Eventually we decided to just give up after we didn't hear from anybody for like another 30+ minutes, but as we were leaving they offered us 2 bar tables (which had been empty on our way down to sad basement). The food itself was good and the band was great. When it came time to pay the bill I asked them to use a $50 visa gift card and then put the rest on my credit card but later I realized they must not have used the gift card (wasn't returned to me) or they overcharged us. I assume the manager who took my payment did not have ill intentions and just forgot about the gift card in his pocket but I feel like it was just the straw that broke the camels back for me because it was essentially like having $50 stolen. If I count the misappropriated gift card, the whole meal ended up being well over $300 for 4 people, which I think is too high of a price point given the overall experience. I think the staff were nice enough and I don't think it wasn't necessarily all their fault but certainly some of it is. At a bare minimum they should have planned better to ensure that there would be tables available for those who had reservations. As someone who used work in the industry as a hostess, I feel like this is the most basic thing a restaurant should do. Ultimately some things were out of their control but I think things could still have been managed better so that we didn't have this experience.
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Open now 11AM - 11PM
$$$$ Price range per person $18 - $35
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24 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Washington/Wabash
24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Delivery Takeaway Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Booking Wheelchair accessible Parking TV
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SundaySun 10AM-11PM
MondayMon 11AM-11PM
TuesdayTue 11AM-11PM
WednesdayWed 11AM-11PM
ThursdayThu 11AM-11PM
FridayFri 11AM-12AM
SaturdaySat 10AM-12AM

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