The Gage - Chicago
Steps from Millennium Park, The Gage serves upscale comfort food, fine wines, boutique beers and whiskeys amid a vintage decor.
The tavern is situated in a group of three buildings collectively known as the Gage Group that were built in 1889–1890 by Holabird & Roche for the millinery firms of Gage Bros. & Co., Theodore Ascher & Co. and Edson Keith & Co. The facades, which resulted from master architect Louis Sullivan's collaboration with Holabird & Roche, demonstrate two different approaches to the Chicago School, a design movement that led to the creation of modern commercial architecture
The meat-focused menu ranges from a 10-ounce roasted elk rack to Persian-spiced lamb shanks. There's also house poutine amped up with cider-braised pork shoulder, pork gravy and cheese curd; venison burger topped with smoked gouda; and spicy buffalo ribs with balsamic BBQ sauce.