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Taps: 18 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by emerge077:
3.94/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$$$
2014: Looks like an employee added The Gage. It's a good restaurant and pretty good for beer, geared towards tourists lodging at the many nearby hotels. The beer selection has some good stuff, but it's small overall with a good amount of filler. Seems like that hasn't changed in 4 years, judging by their current list.
Sat, Jan 30th 2010
The Gage is a place i've been ambivalent towards for awhile, their tap selection is lousy, but overall it's a good beer destination considering the "gastropub" food and fairly eclectic bottle selection. To be in the same league with Publican though, they would need to step up the beer selection quite a bit. To me the highlights were Sofie ($25, ridiculous) and Schlenkerla Helles ($12, too pricey) and 2 Hearted on tap. Robert the Bruce, SN Porter, DFH Chicory Stout were the other seasonal taps of note, otherwise, the taps were pretty typical. Scotch and Bourbon on the other hand was off the hook. Rare spendy stuff here that would run you a few benjamins a pour, but rare stuff in the $8-15 range too.
Service was highly professional and seemingly personal, they were able to run down the vegetarian options on the menu with ease. We had 3 dishes, the poutine (awesome), mixed green salad with hazelnuts, cherries and blue cheese, and a side of roasted potatoes with brie. These were all filling and tasty.
The atmosphere was upscale, dark wood, tile floors, modern lighting and shelving behind the bar. Crowd seemed well-to-do and trendy, but not all. A couple strollers were parked by the door, so family-friendly i guess?
Overall a great place for lunch or dinner and a rare scotch if you're on an expense account!
01-19-2014 02:33:43 | More by emerge077
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