The Gage – Chicago


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Outdoor seating at The Gage


Exciting times: our global team met up in Chicago today. Dinner was booked at The Gage, a 300 seat restaurant/tavern on South Michigan Avenue, opposite The Bean and Millenium Park. It’s run by the fabulously named ‘Lawless’ family from Ireland, and serves gastropub grub and a fine selection of craft beers.


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Sharing platter – variety of sausage, pate, mustard + pickles


For starters, we got stuck into a variety of sausages, pates and pickles. And I ordered a Scotch egg with mustard, purely to introduce it to my American colleagues who weren’t familiar with this particular Irish & British pub snack (yes of course I was being thoughtful).


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Venison burger


For main course I had The Gage venison burger – smoked gouda, jalapenos, woodland mushroom, pickled onion and mustard aioli @ $14.00 with perfectly crispy, well-done fries. Sheer gorgeousness.

My delight was further heightened by the range of craft beers available. This particular venison burger was accompanied by a Deschutes American pale ale, a Goose Island Matilda and a Boulevard from Kansas.


IMG_8724b_fish at the Gage
Halibut en croute with asparagus + vadouvan curry + bacon emulsion @ $36


The verdict: great place with a buzzing vibe, super-helpful service and quality gastro pub dishes and real ales.


Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: gastro pub
~ Address: 24 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, IL
~ Website + menus: The Gage website
~ Photos on flickr: images of The Gage food
~ facebook page: The Gage on fb
~ Location: The Gage map


RELATED LINKS
More Chicago dining:
~ Gilt Bar
~ Howells & Hood
~ Spanglish Mexican Kitchen
~ Tesori


The Gage on Urbanspoon