The Gage takes its name from the architecturally significant Gage Group of buildings (18-24 South Michigan). 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 women throughout the US and aboard. The art installation found in the staircase leading to the lower level features original early 20th century advertisements for Gage hats, which were known “superb style, sterling quality, and superior workmanship.”
With a similar focus on sterling quality and superb style, The Gage has become a favorite of locals and visitors worldwide. Over the years, The Gage has been one of Chicago’s most booked restaurants-- effortlessly blending European influence with American style. The restaurant serves refined, rustic fare complemented by an innovative libations program in a lively, convivial setting. Recently celebrating over ten years in business, The Gage continues to be both a respected classic and an innovative leader on Chicago’s dining scene.