Geja's Café
Geja's Café

Geja's Café

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gejascafe.com/
  • Phone: (773) 281-9101
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last seating at 9:30pm);



    Friday: 5:00pm - 11pm (last seating at 10:30pm);



    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm (last seating at 11pm);



    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm (last seating at 9pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Lawler-Managing Partner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Geja's Cafe can accommodate private parties from 6 to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Lawler 7732819101
  • Entertainment: Flamenco and Classical Guitar 7 nights a week.
  • Special Events: Monthly Winemaker Dinners

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln and Clark
  • Public Transit: Brown Line to Sedgewick / North
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot at 2021 N. Clark.
A word from Geja's Café
Romantic fondue dining & nightly flamenco & classical guitar music draw diners to this cozy café. Entree fondues include shrimp, scallops, lobster, chicken & beef in various combinations. Please be aware that for their safety, children under the age of 10 are not permitted at Geja's. Booth requests will be noted, but can not guaranteed.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Geja's Café reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (192)special occasion (172)notable wine list (104)neighborhood gem (84)fit for foodies (68)good for groups (27)late-night find (25)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Ideal location for celebrating a special occasion.
    WGN15111VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Usually booked, so make reservations well in advance. Interesting place to take visitors from out of town. Nice breal from the Chicago Steakhouse scene.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food/service, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The meat and seafood dinner is overpriced (for 2 people you're essentially paying for 2 fondues, sauces, veggies, when you're sharing it) but still excellent. The meat/cheese board appetizer and cheese fondue are the real shining stars here. Service was fantastic, has a romantic atmosphere, very cozy for a gloomy day. I will definitely go back, however I would stick to just the meat/cheese board and cheese fondue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geja's is a special place for memorable moments.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Wonderful ambience, wonderful food, and great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Tesla
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had not been to Gejas for quite some time and the food did not disappoint. It was a great dining experience. The only hitch was we were celebrating my son's 18th Birthday and they failed to bring out the dessert with candle in it. I noted the event during my reservation and confirmed the event when Gejas confirmed my reservation. They told me I did not need to say anything to the server and they would know about the birthday from the computer system. Well, this was not the case and that was the only negative about our experience. Gejas said they would make it up to us next time; I hope they remember.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Different
    Kiprono
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    A different experience for a romantic evening out. The table was a little too small. Scary with the boiling oil over your lap. They need to expand and create more space.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was great.
    mimi
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I did not like the way our table was so close to the table next to us. In fact, as I was trying to get to my seat, the fondue was not covered properly and I almost caught my coat on the fire. Not a great start to an evening out! I mentioned it to one of the waiters and her response was that I had to be more careful. Really, maybe the fondue pot should not have been on the edge of the table where I was trying to get through and should have been properly covered, as it was not. Actually, the hostess should have had me enter on the other side of table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentina
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Romantic restaurant! Lovely atmosphere, good food, great wine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVELY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was for my husbands birthday. Food was great, service was wonderful. We did not like the first table they were going to seat us at.. under the blower of the heater... should not be a table there, but they were gracious and kind in re-seating us. I asked for a dessert for my husband via on line and it came without a hitch. We recommend this place. Very cozy and dim, very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Change of Scene
    FooDee
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Geja's is a nice break from normalcy. Dark and romantic with great service and decent food. Wine list is pretty good as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night!
    GirlsGot2Eat2
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Geja's is the spot for a great selection of wines, low lighting, cozy booths and a fun way to spend a romantic evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • looking for something unique
    thebigpunn
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    If you are looking for something different and happen to be in Chicago stop here! Make reservations in advance and surprise her! Come with an empty stomach and be ready to have something different!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zactor
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food is always great along with the mixed drinks or sangria & the service is also great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    MAB21
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Loved it! Will definitely go back! Prince Platter was very good... but will get just the steak next time. For no reason... it was just my favorite. We might try the broth next time. Very good, very fun... and a very tasty mojito!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    Italian1
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The place is nice and something fun to do for something different. We went for our 30th anniversary and requested a nice booth. We got a booth but right by the kitchen. Then we had a loud foursome behind us. I know not the restaurants fault but it did not lend to a romantic dinner. Hard to say the food was great after all you cook it yourself, all they do is cut it up. The tables are very close together so it doesn't seem as intimate as I was expecting from some of the reviews.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Gejas is a romantic establishment also good for groups ths cheese and desert fondue were excellent. We had a combination of food but if we go back I would stick with beef or shrimp for the emtree
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lincoln Park Gem
    eatsalot
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you plan to visit the City you must head north to this Lincoln Park gem. Great food and very romantic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best fondue
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I consider Geja's to be the premier restaurant for fondue, on a national level! Wonderful food and service. Go early and have a drink the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun time, food could be better
    Chelsea
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The service is always great, and we have a fun time going! The food could be a little tastier, though—for example, the chocolate fondue could be of higher quality, and the vegetarian entrée could be a little more interesting. That being said, we love going to Geja's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love!
    sophieb
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I love this place! Great ambiance, fun to cook your own food ! Our favorite part is the cheese and chocolate though :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    Firemom
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always happy when I dine at this restaurant. Love the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. We always have great service as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was delicious and well presented. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. We allowed our waiter to recommend wine flights for our dinner. He did an exceptionable job of listening to what we liked and recommend wines that meet our requirements and enhanced the taste of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected
    boyerizm
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Read a lot of great reviews, even overheard people complimenting the staff, but the food was not good. The service was however very kind and friendly. I seriously never complain at restaurants but everything tasted like it was prepped a day+ earlier. Even the chocolate tasted like Hershey's syrup. I felt like going Gordon Ramsey in a Kitchen nightmare on this one. This is actually the only review I've ever been motivated to do.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Dining at Geja's Cafe was an overall wonderful experience, the food, the atmosphere, all done right.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food experience I have had
    Hiddengems
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Wow. This was the most amazing experience. The food was fabulous and don't even get me started on the amazing ambiance. I was so pleased. The technology ban was my favorite part. It really added to the ambiance to see people engaging in hushed conversations instead of their phones. This hidden 50 year old gem is a must for a romantic evening. My boyfriend was also blown away. Everything tasted amazing and the experience was even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better...
    Just2ofus
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It has been 8 years since we last ate at Geja's and it has gotten better! The service is still excellent, the meats are excellent, and now there are more vegetables on the platter. The suggested wine pairings were much appreciated. Looking forward to our next trip to Chicago and visit to Geja's Café.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Perfect Place
    Coop
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Geja's is truly "The Perfect Place". Easy location to find on the North Side near Lincoln Park, just off of Lakeshore Drive. Your are greeted with friendly Valet Parking, that whisks your car away for you without a second thought. You then enter a wonderful secluded environment, where your dinning is as private as you want to make it. The waiting staff and servers are a buzz all around you, but never a bother to your dinning experience. You move slowly through your entire meal at your own pace, savoring every course as if you are the only couple/group in the entire dinning area. Not only do you enjoy a wonderful meal, but the experience lingers long after you have gotten home. All you can say to yourself is what a fabulous night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good fondue
    coletteVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    we had a dinner which included a small cheese fondue, salad , chicken for me and beef fondues for my husband and a chocolate fondue for dessert. there was a lot of food (too much for us) and it was a very pleasant evening. I would have liked to have something else than Fondue at the first or last course. Too much Fondue for me!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Fondue
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Geja's provides everything you would want for a fabulous night of fondue. Awesome ambiance, wonderful wait staff and FABULOUS food!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Great Service
    Delicious
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My girlfriend and I have dined at Geja's for our anniversaries and a graduate school celebration. Every time the service is great, the food is delicious and the ambiance is incredibly romantic. It is a very tight fit, they are obviously trying to get as much out of the space as possible but it still manages to feel intimate and special. The staff I've had has always been fantastic. It's definitely pricey but well worth it to celebrate those special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great romantic dinner spot
    cccccc
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service was excellent, food was mediocre, ambience was fantastic, kind of noisey
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    NA11VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My friends helped me celebrate my 50th Birthday celebration and we had a blast. I was concerned about one of my party members being a bit loud but our waiter and staff handled this very professionally. The food was fabulous and they were very accommodating for one member who has seafood allergies. I love this restaurant but would likely go with smaller group or partner next time. Also their reserve wines are very tasty!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    mtngirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cheese and chocolate fondue - what's not to love? Perfect place for a special birthday celebration. Waitstaff were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    elliB99
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I will remember the cheese fondue until I die. Stay for the chocolate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Comfortable Experience
    Locals
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Was able to enjoy a non rushed experience with very attentive service, good and substantial food, and an atmosphere allowing conversation. Reservation seems necessary by design, due to length of customers' stays.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with Romance and Fun
    funfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Gejas is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. It is delicious, romantic, and fun! It is a refreshing change from typical restaurants. You get plenty of healthy food, and you do not feel over-filled because you are eating a little at a time. I highly recommend Gejas.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fondue
    pmazcommVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    First went to Geja's back in the late 80's for special occasions. Brought our young adults back and it was the same and as wonderful as we always remembered. Great service and great food and environment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Extremely well decorated for a romantic evening. On top of the ambiance, the food is delicious and you leave stuffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great, again!
    Mitsuko
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My friend and I recently dined at Geja's on a Tues night. For a week night, it was packed and very busy so make sure you have reservations! We ordered the steak and lobster premier dinner and was not disappointed. The lobster was plentiful and juicy. The cheese course is probably my favorite. The servers are all very attentive and handle the hot pots and flames with ease.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PORTIONS VERY SMALL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    PRICES TO HIGH, PORTIONS SMALL, MELTING POT OFFERS VARIETY OF COOKING OILS, CHEESES, CHOCOLATE. COULDNT UNDERSTAND WAITER, ASST WAITER SPENT MORE TIME AT OUR TABLE AND HELPED WITH DRINKS. EXPLAINED TO WAITER WE HAD PURCHASED A GROUPON AND WE WERE RUNNING LATE AND FORGOT IT, SAID HE COULDNT ASSIST WITH BILL?? WE GOT OUR REFUND BACK THROUGH GROUPON AND WILL NOT BE BACK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet