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The Gage

I told you about a few of our fun activities while staying at Palmer House in Chicago the weekend before Christmas, but I figured my favorites deserved their own posts!

One of those favorites was our Saturday night dinner at The Gage. The restaurant is in a perfect location, around the corner from Palmer House and right across the street from Millennium Park.

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The inside is beautiful, especially with added holiday decor!

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We arrived well before our reservation time, so we made ourselves comfortable in the bar area.

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We ordered a round of drinks while we waited.

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

As well as a few appetizers.

The Rock Crab and Radish Toast is absolutely delicious, and a dish I highly recommend! The toast is topped with sherry beurre blanc, avocado, breakfast radish, roasted garlic aioli, and fine herbs, and is my favorite thing I ate that evening.

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We also dined on the House Poutine with cider-braised pork shoulder, pork gravy, Wisconsin cheese curd and jalapeños, which I wouldn’t recommend you order.

The bites with cheese were good, but there was very little cheese on the poutine. On the contrary, there was an excessive amount of onions. The restaurant should have done that in reverse, with a generous amount of cheese and a few onions as a garnish.

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

By the time we finished our starters our table was ready, at a spot with a great vantage point.

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

My dad and I began with the Classic Wedge salad comprised of iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese, pickled onion, and buttermilk dressing. While it wasn’t the healthiest of salads, it certainly tasted great!

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For his main course, my dad dined on the 16oz New York Strip.

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

While Greg and my mom each ordered the 8oz Filet Mignon.

The steaks were good, but my favorite part (yes, I sampled off of everyone else’s plates!) was the Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes that Greg had as a side. They were wonderful!

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I chose The “Regular” Burger with cheddar cheese. I really liked it, and the fries were good too!

The Gage - Chicago dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We had a wonderful dinner at The Gage, and you should definitely check it out next time you’re in Chicago. To find our more information, or to make a reservation, click here.

And stay tuned for my posts on our other two fun Chicago holiday activities!

~A

For all of my Chicago travel posts, click here.

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