Friday, February 6, 2009

Review: The Gage Chicago

When the Gage first opened across from Millennium Park, people who live and work nearby (like me) were excited to finally see a restaurant concept that rises to the high standards of Loop dining, but with a lot more character and in a casual setting. It hasn't disappointed. This gastropub has done a great job of serving many needs in the spot: the beautiful full bar offers an excellent range of beer and wines, an extensive menu presents everything from a quick snack to a Roasted Saddle of Elk, and outdoor cafe seating is in high demand during the summer. The menu items are packed with rich, pub-inspired flavors -- it's mostly red-meat options are accompanied by bacon emulsions, brie and camembert, and duck confit -- this is rich comfort food with serious sophistication. Lunch and dinner reservations are a good idea, as waits can be long.

Gage on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. Our favorite place in Chicago! The food, service, and people are the best! Sit in the back by the fireplace for romance/less noise and watch the chef finish the plates or be in the middle of the lively pub scene in the front at one of the high tables to people watch and eat a delectable appetizer.

    Charlotte & Richard