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Geja's Cafe, Chicago, IL

Geja's Cafe

4.8
4.8
4800 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
For over 57 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 281-9101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Your are the Chef of the Evening

  • Private party facilities

    Please email adam@gejascafe.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Adam Guillaume: (773) 281-9101

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Lincoln and Clark

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brown Line to Sedgewick / North

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 4,800 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago

    Romantic

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  1. AS

    AnitaS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going here for 25 years and it never ever disappoints!! One of my top best restaurants in Chicago !!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed ourselves liked the atmosphere Good for a special occasion !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here is incredible. I have nothing but positive things to say about the owner, atmosphere, and amazing service. Our special night was perfectly executed and we will be back to celebrate more ❤️
  4. JC

    JenC

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply my favorite restaurant! Fun evening, great food, smiling and engaged service, a dining experience that is memorable!
  5. NM

    NancyM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice quiet dark romantic
  7. BL

    BrianL

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always great. It’s been great for 25+ years. It’s all about the atmosphere and the experience. Possibly the most romantic restaurant in Chicago. They create great, intimate spaces. It’s never too loud and somehow you feel like you have your own space, even when it’s super crowded. This is a must-do for anybody living in Chicago, and a really cool experience for anyone visiting.
  8. N

    Nicohuser

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We were so excited about going to Geja’s, first impressions, a beautiful and unique place, so well decorated and romantic, it’s like you get immerse in another world. Waiter was find, maybe a little bit short. About the food, we had the international fondue, 1 for each, and we were surprised that they brought just an old soggy bread, with some fruits and vegetables for the cheese fondue, and then a container with oil where we had to fry our meat (4 calamari, some sliced steak and chicken) so we were frying in oil that during our dinner, something funny but here comes the point, this is super unhealthy. They didn’t bring you paper napkins to dry the meat, so you eat a lot of oil and it turns to be disgusting. For dessert, chocolate fondue with some sweet stuff and fruits which was good. In conclusion, the place is amazing, but food is not and not worth it for the price. We will come back just to have a glass of wine with maybe an appetizer.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I have never received better service or had a nicer time at any restaurant we have had a date night at — and we have been to many. First of all, it’s gorgeous in here. The decor is beautiful, the atmosphere is romantic, and everything feels cozy and comfortable. It wasn’t too busy or loud when we went, in fact it was pretty quiet and lowkey. The guitarist was extremely talented! Our server (I’m so sorry, I don’t recall his name!) was wonderful, he explained the menu and every step of the process patiently and with great detail. He gave us a wonderful wine flight recommendation (that Wednesday $10 off a flight special is amazing!) and was extremely attentive to us. Our oil burner was cold for longer than anticipated (we didn’t notice or mind, we were having such a nice time!) and when our server realized it was promptly fixed and he gave us a free glass of wine each. He definitely did not have to do that, but the gesture was greatly appreciated! During dessert, he noticed we hadn’t gone for the fruits as much as the cakes and baked goods and he offered to bring us more of what we were favoring. Extremely kind and perceptive — but we were just so full at that point we had to decline! I’ve never had fresher fruit and the quality of the meat was exceptional. We will definitely, definitely come back again when we are in Chicago again! I don’t know how I missed this gem when I still lived in Lincoln Park!
  10. S

    Special

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant Great food and atmosphere And great service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Gejas was fantastic. Most romantic restaurant in Chicagoland.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wife and I have frequented this establishment since our “first dates” days in 2008. It has been our go-to for romantic dates and it Never. Gets. Old. The service, the food, the ambiance, all of it… is purely magical. Go expecting a calm, relaxed, romantic atmosphere and you will never be disappointed! We just celebrated our 14th Anniversary and, even after all these years, even after CoViD… Geja’s has Never disappointed us!! We will continue to come back as long as they’ll have us.
  13. t

    teacupcake

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Geja's. We would eat there every day if we could. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is cozy, couldn't ask for anything better.
  14. TA

    TabethaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! We celebrated our 1 year anniversary and the whole staff made it very special. They throughly explain how all the fondue will come out. It’s more than just food, it is an experience. Thank you all so much!
  15. DD

    DesyanaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came from Houston to celebrate our 27th Anniversary and chose Geja’s for our dinner. Everything was excellent.
  16. AB

    AllieB

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our anniversary and the staff were incredible! Loved the food as well - cheese and chocolate were our favorite parts. The staff even helped us celebrate our anniversary with some champagne! We will certainly be going back!
  17. BT

    BigTymer

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!! Slightly disappointed though with the fact we were celebrating a 40th birthday and there was no special recognition for it!
  18. S

    Smitty

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic for two, but also fun and entertaining with more family or friends. Our favorite place!
  19. EL

    EmilieL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The staff are wonderful. The food is always delicious. Highly recommend for a date night or special occasion
  20. GG

    GenetteG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience! The service is personal, fun, and attentive.
  21. CL

    ClaudiaL

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Súper overpriced for super small portion of meat you are receiving
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is absolutely AMAZING for an intimate place for a date!! She really enjoyed herself!! Staff was extremely friendly, especially with accommodating me with any requests. I would give this place a 12 out of 10 it was so perfect. Sweet Heart Red wine is the BEST!!
  23. D

    David

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fondue experience with superb service.
  24. W

    Wendi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Geja’s for years and this was our first time back since the pandemic. We were amazed at how fantastic the staff was, the manager, our waitress Vanessa, the guitar player. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and so incredibly nice. The food, as always, was delicious and plentiful. I love everything about Geja’s and we’ll be back for our anniversary in October!
  25. RJ

    RichardJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Geja's to celebrate our 52nd anniversary. Everything was exceptional. The manager came to our table two times - he wished us a happy anniversary and thanked us for choosing Geja's to celebrate. Highly recommend Geja's, especially for a special occasion.
  26. KC

    KatieC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The cheese & chocolate course are nice, but the meat course isn’t worth it - high quality meat ends up tasting like oil no matter what.
  27. JH

    JeremyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters were on top of the service, drinks were really good. Food was amazing especially the chocolate fondue for desert. No complaints over experience was amazing
  28. J

    Joek

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    As great as it has been for the 30 years I have been coming. Food, service, ambiance are second to none. Has become a bit pricey as of late.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    We had a good experience, but our waiter disappeared for over half an hour and never resurfaced. The food is good but compared to other restaurants with similar bills I think this place is a one stop shop. Not sure if I’d be back for the value of our food!
  30. BT

    BT2833

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary! Thank you, Geja's, for making the evening special.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my partners and I anniversary and the staff was amazing. Food was delicious and worth every second of being there. Such a beautiful restaurant with friendly staff.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been dining there for over 40 years, from a young age to bringing my daughter & Geja’s is AMAZING!! Service - experience- food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The addition of the union to the bread basket was a terrible idea. The smell was overpowering and everything tasted like onion. We have been going there for 30 years and we love Gejas! This is the first time we had an issue with the oil not heating up enough and also heating up too much. While we love love going to Gejas and still do. Wanted to share that feedback. Thank you
  34. J

    Jim85

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined at Geja’s for 40 years minus the last two. So this was our first time back since 2019. What a delight to see the place has not changed. Wonderful service, excellent food, quiet ambiance. Thanks for staying true to yourself Geja’s. We will definitely be back.
  35. C

    Cole

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My expectations were exceeded. The ambiance, service, and food were all awesome. I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place I’ll be back always! Sam is great!
  37. GM

    GwynM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Going to this restaurant is like going to a show, the ambiance is like no other, very original. Going there for a special event is really great I would personally select the shrimp and chicken because spending extra for the beef and lobster wasn't to my expectations since they are not seasoned, as expected with fondue but an oversight on my behalf. Overall I thought going once is very special and something that is fun to do.
  38. DB

    DavidB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambience and live music Definitely suggest the cheese and chocolate fondue As the dinner is a bit basic Would definitely come back again
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  40. EM

    EMJV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for something different, this is the place for you. Not your traditional restaurant experience. I recommend it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Geja's Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 4800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Geja's Cafe

340 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln and Clark

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brown Line to Sedgewick / North

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Your are the Chef of the Evening

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 281-9101

  • Private party facilities

    Please email adam@gejascafe.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Adam Guillaume: (773) 281-9101

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