There are several restaurants right downstairs from where Annie and I live. The Gage is one of them, and though we always walk by it, we've never actually dined there. Last weekend, Annie was feeling hungry and didn't want to cook, so she suggested we check out The Gage. We walked there in a minute - literally, and was seated right away without a reservation (we arrived at 11am). The restaurant is very spacey and modernly classy, with a full bar on the right, and very comfortable seating (boosters and stuff) on the left. Even though it was still quite empty when we arrived, the hostess led us to the back of the restaurant to be seated. The Gage is HUGE!!
So, The Gage isn't particularly veggie friendly - and by that, I mean there are really only a few veggie dishes on the menu. I got the Roasted Woodland Mushrooms Sandwich. This was delicious! BUT, if we compare Woodland Mushroom sandwiches, I'd have to say XOCO's wins. The sandwich is a good size and the bun was nice and crispy on the outside. The mushrooms were very nicely flavored and had good texture. Annie ordered the Chilaquiles, which is basically just thick, crunchy tortilla chips soaked in spicy salsa with 2 over easy eggs on top. The chips were good, but a whole skillet of them was a bit much - and that's basically the dish. It was yummy, and Annie thought it was creative. We'd never had anything like it before, and we've had brunch like a bajillion places.
If you're around Millennium Park and feeling hungry, cross the street at Monroe and pay a visit to The Gage!