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Geja's Café
Geja's Café

Geja's Café Details

  • 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 (773) 281-9101
  • Entertainment: Flamenco and Classical Guitar 7 nights a week.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my wife to Geja's for her birthday last week. This is almost an annual tradition. We have been going to Geja's for over 30 years together and the food never disappoints. The fondue atmosphere is perfect for talking while the food cooks. The many sauces, vegetables, meats and seafood give everyone something to choose from. This time, we tried the hot broth instead of the oil for cooking and enjoyed the lighter touch. If you have not eaten here before definitely put this on your food bucket list."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The quality of the meat and sea food is excellent and there was plenty. Fondue is a fun and different experience. I have been to another fondue restaurant but was totally unimpressed. The drinks were well made. The servers were attentive but not annoying. the restaurant is dimly lit and there is space between diners so you feel like you have privacy. I have been to Geja's about 10 times and enjoy it every time. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was great and the atmosphere was very romantic. I loved the cheese and chocolate fondues."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Geja's continues to be our go-to spot for fondue. Best fondue in the city with more-than-adequate portions, fantastically large selection of dipping sauces, extensive wine list, and bar-none best-in-class service. As a repeat diner, the staff knows us and welcomes us every time. Our waiter was Blake, who is usually the wine expert behind the bar, and was receptive, fun, and responsive. The water glasses are constantly refilled so you never go thirsty. If you haven't dined here yet, you are missing the finest jewel in Chicago dining."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I loved our dinner here. The cheese fondue is very authentic - as good as the fondue in Switzerland. The cheese mixture is accented with nutmeg and a strong dose of wine and kirsch which gives it a bite. The atmosphere is old world romantic and the live guitar music is especially lovely. The service is also warm and friendly. Make a reservation because they are extremely popular."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there for our anniversary and it was outstanding! We sat in this dark, romantic looking corner secluded from everyone else. The music playing was so nice, the scenery was beautiful too. The food was delicious! I'm not one who likes to fry my vegetables but it was a great experience. Their cheese fondue was ah-mazing!!!! The wait staff was really nice and funny. We had a great time, we would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My brother proposed to his girlfriend at dinner and the Geja's staff went out of their way to make everything amazing. Definitely a go to place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Gejas was fantastic! I can't say enough positive things about the service, the romantic ambience and live guitarist, the outstanding food... It was such a great experience. I recommend taking your time there! If you get a premiere meal, you'll be so full you won't be able to move."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Geja's Cafe was recommended to us as a Chicago favorite by a friend. This was our first visit to the restaurant and my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary there. The food was delicious and the service was very good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been going to Geja's for special occasions since 1978! We love the food and atmosphere and the service is always the best. We have taken many friends there and our family always chooses it for celebrating special occasions."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Outstanding restaurant 49 plus years and running! There's a good reason -- always impeccable!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fantastic. Great food, ambiance and absolutely the best service ever. Geja's Cafe is a really nice place and superb for special occasions. Loved it!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were lucky enough to get a reservation during Geja's anniversary week...when food is 49% off. It's always a great date experience there and even better at basically half price."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My favorite restaurtant in the whole wide world!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have eaten at Geja's every time I have visited Chicago and have always had dinner there one night during my stay. I have eaten at many 5 star restaurants all around the country and while some of the food ambiance and service at several places can compare to Geja's... There is no place that I have found in 30 years of travel that even comes close as a total experience. Take your wife or your significant other and they will be impressed beyond belief! Geja's is an extremely unique place and really has it all covered when it comes to a most magnificent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I come here all the time for date night. Every time we go, the staff and food are amazing. You just cannot go wrong with this place!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "What a wonderful evening. The food, wine, service, and over-all experience was fantastic.. They made my husband's birthday so special. Our server, Mary, was a delight and Arturo was engaging, fun, and wonderful. The restaurant is cozy and romantic. It is a magnificent spot for special occasions, celebrations, and lovely dinners! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent staff...wine list, music and ambiance just add to an already amazing dining experience. Thank you Geja's!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We never miss Geja's for a special occasion or for their anniversary. This year was 49 years for them...meaning 49% off for us!! Such a great meal. Shannon, our server, was exceptional. Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The service was beyond excellent and the waiter was very polite. I would definitely return and recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My mother in law was visiting town and she had never had fondue before. She loved it..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, terrific wine, soothing music, wonderful service. Gejas is a relaxed atmosphere where you can linger over dinner and enjoy the company and conversation of your party instead of being rushed to eat and leave. We enjoy bringing first-timers to Gejas as it is a wonderful experience worth sharing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Not the kind of place I can afford to go to very often, but for special occasions or for a romantic dinner, there is no other place I would go."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food is wonderful and a fun experience. Overall, the restaurant was way too dark. It is nearly impossible to read the menu. Everyone around us was using the flashlight app on their phone before they could order."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The entire experience is a must for all to enjoy. Wonderful location on the North Side, with Valet Parking right at your door step. You walk into a comfortable and slow paced worldly environment, which quickly establishes the expectations that your evening will one to remember. Wonderful Service-Great Food-Incredible Wine List- & a setting for the most romantic evening or family get together. Time moves slowly while you enjoy the food and company, of all that have joined you. This will easily become one of your most favorite of spots to visit, and share with those you love the most. You simply must visit Geja's to enjoy and understand the entire experience - I guarantee you it will become your "Go To" dinning experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here last Saturday. It was our first time trying fondue and we both had a lot of fun. Our server was knowledgeable and super helpful. Food was good, drinks were delicious. The only down side was the way we smelled when we left. Not necessarily bad, just weird. We both had to go home and change and I had to wash our clothes twice to get the oil smell out. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The best fondue in Chicagoland, or for that matter, anywhere that we have been. Service is always great, love the "original" sauces in addition to the "new" sauces. Management is the best!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience on Saturday. Our first experience here a month ago wasn't great but the manager invited us back to give the restaurant a second chance, and we're glad that we did. We had a booth this time and our server, Shannon, was more energetic and friendly than our server from the first time. She did a great job of making us feel attended to and welcome and really made our experience 10x better. The food was great and Shannon made some very helpful suggestions on meat and sauce pairings tasted wonderful together. After this experience we would definitely consider coming back for future special occasions."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went to Geja's to celebrate our anniversary and we had a great time. The cheese and chocolate were definitely the highlights of the meal. The meat is cooked in oil (as opposed to a broth) and I think this takes some of the flavor away. They could potentially season the raw meat before bringing it to the table in order to add some flavor. Overall, a great experience and I would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Geja's was a great experience. The fondue style of the restaurant was a novel experience that my party and I enjoyed. We had a delightful experience cooking the meat and vegetables in the fondue style cooker. It initially seemed as if there was not enough meat, but by the end of the meal everyone was satisfied! Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a unique dining experience"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. I could not have chosen a better spot. Not only was the food great and the service friendly, but the interactive nature of fondue made this a truly memorable evening!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I have been regulars at Geja's for nearly 10 years. The food, service and overall ambiance has all changed. This was likely our last visit and we're pretty sad about it:-("
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Always a fantastic experience! They made special accommodations for the vegan member of our party. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine selection and suggested a perfect wine pairing for our meal. Best cheese fondue and loved roasting the marshmallows over a flaming chocolate fondue."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went there for our 33rd wedding anniversary and the food was good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very romantic and most people there were on dates or intimate small groups. Very dark lighting and make sure you go with a reservation they accept walk-ins but are typically booked full each night. Staff was great and very friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "4 of us girls went to he gejas cafe for a bachelorette party dinner. It was fantastic food! Loved the old building as well. The valet parking was great, especially on a very busy day in Chicago and it was reasonably priced as well. Overall a great experience :)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary. It was a great dinner with a wonderful ambience. Look forward to coming here again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have been coming to Geja's for 30 years and everytime is special. You are a jem and all our friends know it. Romantic can't begin to decribe your atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Obviously Geja's gets a lot of customers celebrating occasions such as anniversaries and they make sure it's special with all their staff congratulating you and also giving you a card. The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue were excellent, better than two other fondue places I've been. We got the Prince's dinner which included all 5 meats (shrimp, lobster, scallops, chicken, and steak). You cook the meat in soybean oil. Other places give you a broth. Geja's said they use soybean oil to prevent flavors from spreading between meats/veggies. You also get 8 very tasty homemade dipping sauces."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Have been enjoying Gejas since 1969.....we now fly in from LA for our special dinners and are never disappointed.....ask for the special curry sauce..."
    Dined on 6/11/2014