Subway: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Madison/Wabash(312) 372-4243 thegagechicago.com41.881355 -87.624820 24 S Michigan Ave (between Monroe and Madison Sts) Loop, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $25
Owner Billy Lawless and chef Dirk Flanigan nailed the gastropub with this Mag Mile hit. The whiskey list is lengthy, beer options reach beyond the basics, and wines are accompanied by clever, straightforward descriptions. Flanigan’s food is rich and aggressively flavorful, from the perfect-for-snacking Scotch egg to the Gage burger, served a juicy medium-rare and dripping with melted onion marmalade and gobs of stinky Midwestern Camembert.