At The Gage, you are invited you to savor delicious, upscale comfort food, fine wines, boutique beers and whiskeys while enjoying the relaxing ambiance of the vintage decor.
The Gage is the iconic restaurant at 24 South Michigan Avenue, along the Chicago Cultural Mile and steps from Millennium Park and The Art Institute. The restaurant serves rustic American fare in a refined, lively setting, complemented by an innovative libations program.
Brunch: served Sat & Sun, starting at 10am
Lunch: starters, sandwiches, salads and sides
Dinner: the famed Scotch Egg, fish & fowl dishes and all grass-fed butcher board selections
Happy Hour: M – F, starting at 8pm, enGAGE when you need it most – select cocktails and wines for $8 and featured drafts for $5, with bar bites available
Desserts: served all day, every day, the shareable Harvest Apple Crisp is a perennial favorite
Libations: craft beers, interesting wines and a selection of Irish whiskeys and single malts.
Executive Chef Christopher Gawronski: Growing up with a father as a master chef, Christopher came to understand from a young age the challenges and triumphs of a life in the kitchen. Learning and traveling the world with his father shaped his ideals on what remarkable food should be. From his early years, his father taught him to pay homage to the classic ideals of haute cuisine, and it is these ideals that Chef Chris carried into the kitchen while the Executive Chef at The Gage. Prior to coming to The Gage, Christopher worked in Los Angeles at several acclaimed and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Executive Pastry Chef Kym DeLost: After graduating from DePaul University with a degree in culinary arts, DeLost was given the opportunity to work in pastry at Chicago?s renowned Japonais. Knowing little about pastry and even less about Asian cuisine, DeLost spent all of her free time in the kitchen, learning all she could. Her hard work paid off when she was promoted to pastry chef. Following her time at Japonais, DeLost worked for Chicago?s elite restaurants and chefs, eventually earning her a position at James Beard Award winning chef Mindy Segal?s Hot Chocolate. DeLost spent a year at Hot Chocolate before joining Billy Lawless?s iconic restaurant group. DeLost believes that pastry should be fun and that is reflected on the menus at The Gage.
The History: The Gage takes its name from the Gage Group of buildings at 18-24 S. Michigan Ave. Constructed in the late 1800s and now historically landmarked, the buildings housed three milliners, including Gage Brothers & Co. founded by David and George Gage. Gage Brothers & Co. supplied hats to fashionable ladies throughout the U.S. and abroad. The installation in the staircase to the lower level features original early 20th century theater magazine advertisements for Gage hats which were known for their ?superb style, sterling quality and superior workmanship.
Among the many accolades and awards, The Gage was a 2015 Michelin Guide recommendation.
The Gage Restaurant
24 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603