The Gage, Michigan Avenue

Posted by Krista on March 14, 2011

Guinness at The Gage

The Gage
24 S Michigan

Date of Last Visit: Saturday, 12 March 2011

The Victims: Aileen, Christina, Kent

The Damage: $25 each

The River is GreenThe Background: It’s been a long time since I’ve seen THIS. The green river. Yes, the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, Chicago dies the Chicago River green. It’s a sight to behold. So the other weekend, I decided to organize the troops and make a plan for the big day. I was able to snag a table at The Gage, a classier Irish-run restaurant and bar on South Michigan Avenue that wouldn’t just be a den of beer. I actually couldn’t believe my luck. I mean…seriously? I was able to book at table at The Gage, in the middle of the St. Patrick’s Day parade? Wow.

ScientologistsI hope no one who reads my blog is a Scientologist. Because I thought these guys protesting on Michigan Ave were awesome.

Corned Beef SandwichSo too was my corned beef and cole slaw sandwich. And I DON’T EVEN LIKE COLE SLAW. (Or raw tomatoes. I pushed them aside.) But the sandwich? And the pumpernickel bread? AWESOME. (You might remember that pumpernickel made my list of things I missed most about America.)

The fries, on the other hand, were just okay. There was something different about them that I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it was the oil they were cooked in? Oh and also, the cup of potato soup that I started with? Infinitely forgettable. Thin. Bummer.

Service: Our server was really perky. That’s the only way I can describe her. And I mean that in the best possible way. She was great.

The Loos: Hello, Penhaligon products in the ladies’. Nice.

The Verdict: Pleasantly surprisingly nice. I’d go back here. Without any Scientologists of course.

3 Responses to “The Gage, Michigan Avenue”

  1. From @kristainlondon The Gage, Michigan Avenue: The Gage 24 S Michigan Chicago Date of Last Visit: Saturday, 12 …

  2. Shannon
    Mar 15, 2011

    One of my favorite restaurants in the City. The Gage was were I chose to celebrate my 40th birthday last October and we were not disappointed, service and food were as usual, excellent. The vindaloo mussels are fantastic and must be tried on your next visit.

  3. Hahaha, the Guy Fawkes masks. That’s great. Food looks delicious, and I don’t even like cole slaw either!

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