Geja's Café

4.8
4765 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
For over 55 years, fondue dining at Geja’s Café has been a favorite indulgence for Chicagoans as well as out-of-towners. It’s a perfect way to kindle romance, celebrate a special occasion or simply join family and friends for a fun and unforgettable dining experience.
To start we offer a Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue, served with fresh breads, fruits and vegetables for dipping. Our crisp house salad, dressed with tangy Dijon vinaigrette, offers a counterpoint to the rich, warm cheese fondue appetizer.
Next, you’ll cook your choices of Australian lobster tail, Gulf shrimp, beef tenderloin, fresh sea scallops or boneless chicken breast in a pot of sizzling soybean oil or broth. The main course is served with fresh vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces.
Our famous chocolate fondue is flamed table-side, and presented with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable dippers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4765 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.9
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience

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Yassir
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here. Kendra and the other server were great. I love coming here. They were super accommodating and took the time to explain everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. It was my partner fist time there and he enjoy it a lot. I have been here before a long time and still enjoy every moment. The staff were very friendly and nice.

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SydneyK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a date night! The food was amazing, the ambiance was great and so was the music!

SA
vipScottA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and drink; very efficient and friendly atmosphere; and and wonderful ambience and atmosphere. Getting a booth was fantastic, and love the live acoustic guitar music. Always an amazing night out!!

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KennethD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tino was our server and he was the best! Everyone from the host to the buss-boy was absolutely amazing! It was the most memorable dinner I have ever had, and I was lucky to share it with my girlfriend.

Thank you everyone! Thank you Tino!

DK
DeannaK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely wonderful! Gorgeous setting, delicious food!!! Great sangria! Loved it!

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most romantic restaurant I have ever been to. I took my boyfriend for his 30th birthday. This place is perfect for birthdays and anniversaries. The food was and drinks were fantastic. It was easy to find and in a great location. I would highly recommend. I did make a tiktok of our dinner for a visual @ashleyy_lbs go check it out because with this restaurant you will not be disappointed at all.

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JackA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing night with great service and a great setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good! Fireplace is fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! One of our favorite places

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit Gejas it’s an amazing experience. The food is fresh. The service is impeccable. The wine is delectable. This place is also super clean. Bring your masks because the staff have theirs! Checks all boxes when you want to have a good time during any occasion.

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ShootingStar
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Gimmicky. Food quality is poor - just diced up meats and veggies that you cook yourself. They don't even arrange the food nicely - just throw it in a basket. Waiter did a bad job of explaining the process. And way too expensive for the quality of the food.

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ChrisC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic spot! Love coming here and glad to see they are able to safely accommodate guests currently.

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Nate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja's goes above any beyond every single time we go. This was our 7th year in row going for our anniversary and the experience only gets better each and every time. If you are thinking about going but not sure....its simple. Go now!

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally sat outside. It was freezing and they sat us inside right away. Feel very appreciated as a customer. A+

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Lijia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My husband and I came here for our Valentine’s Day dinner. We really loved the food and the fondue experience, however there were a few things that negatively stood out to us as well. The customer service was not the best. For example we were rushed. Granted we had a two hour reservation limit but they told us half an hour before that we were running out of time and they offered to pack up the dessert for us, which would mean we would not able to do the chocolate fondue. There were no waiting customers for us to be pushed out and we were the last group anyways until the restaurant closed. It was just a very rushed. The temperature was very low too so even though we were indoors it felt very cold inside and we had asked to move our tables twice. My husband had his coat on the whole time as felt a cold draft throughout dinner. We paid close to $300 so we felt we did not receive the service we deserved for an expensive experience. Again, the food was great and we had a good time but there are other factors that play a big role in restaurant experience.

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BADB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We were 15min late to our Valentine’s Day reservation due to a snow storm. Because of COVID restrictions, we only had 1 1/2 hours to eat 3 course meal we have to prepare for ourselves. Our servers messed up our order 2x, allowed our flames to go out, kept trying to spark conversation instead of letting us enjoy some romantic privacy, and the cherry on-top was we were very quickly rushed out. It wasn’t my first time at this establishment, but I can say it will probably be my last time.
It’s sad because the music and ambiance are almost worth it, but it’s hard to enjoy with such service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day dinner! Outdoor dining experience was absolutely beautiful!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our server, very covid safe (made us and the servers wear masks every time she came up) very grateful to be able to spend my boyfriend’s birthday there, they even brought him out a red velvet cupcake!!

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JakeR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja's was fantastic! The food was great and the service was spectacular. The ambiance and presentation of the food was perfect for a date night, and overall it was just a fantastic experience!

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DaveL
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place - it's atmospheric and intimate, the fondue is delightful and the music amazing. (Currently it's recordings of Spanish guitar, but conditions permitting they'll have live players.)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. We loved it! Very romantic place. Food was delicious. Service was awesome.

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FrankN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out to eat since the pandemic started and we could not have picked a better place to go. We have been loyal "Take Out" customers throughout the shutdowns and since it was my girlfriends birthday and they reopened, putting 2 plus 2 was not hard.
Loved the service, food and the ambiance is always amazing.

MJ
MJMK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers and busboys were very attentive as well as being very cautious about COVID. I appreciated everything! The cheese course has changed - it was odd to have onions and red peppers included - but everything else was great!

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Jasmine
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much, the atmosphere, the food the drinks. highly recommend for a great date night

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LEERISAS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the patio seating, even while it was snowing we where warm. Even got some take home blankets (branded from one of the wine companies). however would have liked to have selections for the cheeze and chocolate course, there was only one choice and we found the chocolate with the orange liquor a little much. there may be other options or able to take the liquor off but we didn't ask.

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VanessaG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to gages we are so impressed by the service and the quality of food. We will keep coming back time and time again.

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Samuel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty good place for a romantic dinner but it’s a little expensive for the amount of food you get.

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Davem
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an absolutely amazing experience.

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vipbtff
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve experience! Staff was fantastic and of course the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Such a cute place.

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RONR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding and very safe dining experience. Simply beautiful.

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GregoryK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We braved the cold for an incredible outdoor dining experience!

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vipAshleyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Freezing outside even with the fire. Burned my knuckles on the glass of the fire from close contact while trying to eat due to such tight space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The wind screens and fire kept us warm, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the fondue courses were delicious! We cannot wait to go back!

JM
vipJimM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here once a year for 20 years. Seriously one of my favorite places. Once COVID is done - you need o try the most romantic place in Chicago. It's here.

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vipACEdogs
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were hopeful that the experience would be ok, given outdoor seating and limited customers but were amazed! Patio with fires are very warm and the service and food was top notch. Amazing that the quality of food and service is 5 star! Our favorite winter tradition continues!

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LorielleM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and so romantic. I will definitely be back when is warmer outside

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SamanthaYo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gejas did a fantastic job adjusting to the new COVID-19 regulations. There was ample space between seating areas and the staff was very respectful as well. Only recommendation is that if you go on a cold night, make sure you have enough layers. The dining area is out of the wind and they have a fire as a centerpiece which helped, but wasn’t quite enough for us. Overall, it was a lovely romantic experience and the food was amazing as always!

FAQs

Geja's Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 281-9101.

Geja's Café is rated 4.8 stars by 4765 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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