Jun 042007
 
The sea beans topping Tammy's salmon added just enough salt to the overall flavor.

The sea beans topping Tammy's salmon added just enough salt to the overall flavor.

The Gage is set to be a contender among Chicago’s best restaurants. That’s because the entrees on the menu are varied, interesting, and quite simply fantastic. The “pub” snacks, appetizers and desserts are just as good. Everything we ordered was memorable and well prepared. But can this newbie, located across the street from Millennium Park, keep up the high standard its set? We can’t wait to go back and see!

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:40 An Irish Pub for Adults? Say What?
01:41 – 03:37 The Scene and the Service
03:38 – 12:00 The Snacks, the Appetizers, the Wine, and the Entrees. Oh, the Entrees!
12:01 – 14:32 We Had to Make Room for Dessert
14:33 – 16:55 Ratings and Sign-off

The Gage
24 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

Bridget rates The Gage 9.5/10
Tammy rates The Gage 9/10

Pattie's caramelized lobster was so good we almost ordered another one!  It was an amazing mixture of savory and sweet.

Pattie's caramelized lobster was so good we almost ordered another one! It was an amazing mixture of savory and sweet.

  3 Responses to “The Gage
Chicago Bites Podcast #58”

  1. Hi ladies,
    Well, my family and I will be trying The Gage this weekend for my brother’s graduation. We had reservations at Graze through OpenTable and we found out they are now closed! We are so bummed!
    Anyway, thanks for the recommendation…

  2. Hey Suzanne,
    Yes, Gaze is closed. It was very sudden. The owners pulled the plug last week because they don’t feel the small plate format works in Chicago. I seriously disagree!
    Anyway, You’ll love Gage. T, S and I went back on Friday and were blissed out again over the food. You’ll have fun! And tell your brother congrats!

  3. Well, The Gage was great for lunch but in D’s and my opinion not quite as much of a standout as we were expecting. We agreed that the flavors were very good, but they were not very complex or unexpected. He had the salmon sandwich and I had the sausage with brie potatoes. I think since we were looking forward to Graze’s unusual pairings of food (read: cheesecake ravioli) we were slightly disappointed by the lack of “wow, that’s different!” at The Gage. It was very good, just not anything really out of the ordinary in terms of flavors or combinations of tastes.
    Just our 2 cents…wish we could have tried the dinner menu.

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