A stone's throw from Millennium Park, the Gage is a gastropub specializing in faithful but wholly unique reinterpretations of comfort food and classic pub grub. Housed in three Chicago School buildings that date from 1890, the two-level space incorporates tin ceilings, old factory windows, and subway tiles. Fish and chips are big with the lunch crowd, and at dinner, dishes like caramelized lobster with lemon quinoa enter the picture. The beer list focuses on imports and American craft brews like Affligem Abbey Ale from Belgium and New Holland Brewery’s Dragon's Milk Stout. For stiffer thirsts, though, the Gage offers an extensive "Water of Life" whiskey menu.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.