Geja's Cafe

4.8
4801 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
For over 56 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Celebration Package Seating

    $130.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Valentine's Package Menu Includes: Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue with assorted breads, vegetables and fruits for dipping. House salad served with Geja's Dijon vinaigrette. Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp. Served with assorted vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces. Geja's Belgian Chocolate fondue flamed tableside and served with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable treats for dipping. A Glass of Taittinger Prestige Rose
  • Valentine's Celebration Package Seating

    $130.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    Valentine's Package Menu Includes: Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue with assorted breads, vegetables and fruits for dipping. House salad served with Geja's Dijon vinaigrette. Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp. Served with assorted vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces. Geja's Belgian Chocolate fondue flamed tableside and served with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable treats for dipping. A Glass of Taittinger Prestige Rose
  • Valentine's Day Package Seating

    $130.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Valentine's Package Menu Includes: Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue with assorted breads, vegetables and fruits for dipping. House salad served with Geja's Dijon vinaigrette. Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp. Served with assorted vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces. Geja's Belgian Chocolate fondue flamed tableside and served with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable treats for dipping. A Glass of Taittinger Prestige Rose

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 4801 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Geja’s! The ambiance is very dark, cozy and romantic. All the food was incredible! It was quite the dining experience and even my boyfriend said he couldn’t wait to go back!

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vipBobG
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sebastian provided excellent service and humor

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Deelicious
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is dark and romantic. The service and seating were perfect. The cheese fondue so good you don’t want to miss a drop. The house made sauces for the seafood and meat are delicious - especially the teriyaki and the Thai chili. The downside is the portions of meat and seafood selections are very small and inadequate. The “filet mignon” was completely flavorless. If not for the dessert chocolate fondue (which is mehhh) you’d leave hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing “.”

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ReviewerA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing night celebrating our 16th anniversary! When we were seated, the hostess presented us with a card wishing us a happy anniversary! Unfortunately I felt uncomfortable at our table. I’m not quite sure how to describe the seating situation other than to say we seemed to be in the way and anyone walking past our table bumped the back of my chair no matter how close to the table I got. The entire experience however was wonderful and I’d definitely go back! It was the first time we’d been to a fondue place and it did exceed my expectations!

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Clay
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience! Highly recommend. Never disappoints.

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Juancardmr
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion with your couple. Romantic, with life music and great lighting. The cheese and chocolate fondue have a great value for its price.

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FernandoP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic night out. Great service, super helpful, and the ingredients for fondue dipping were all fresh.

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Apz90
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and staff were amazing. But the tight cramped seating and overwhelming stench of seafood was incredibly off putting.

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SydP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My friend and I were honestly (20) minutes late to our reservation and per their policies they have a (20) minute grace period. As soon as we entered the establishment, the manager, Doug, was extremely unreasonable and rude. He was confrontational and condescending for no apparent reason besides us being tardy. He proceeded to let us know how late we were and how other people that are entering the restaurant are on time. As the night proceeded, the server we had was pushy and a tad demanding. The food provided for the fondu was extremely basic and unseasoned. Overall, it was not a great experience and was not worth it. We will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my anniversary here. It was our first time and it was so cute! Dimly lit romantic vibes. They gave us a thoughtful little anniversary gift and the service was great! Food was delicious.

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DivineC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. I was worried about feeling satisfied with the food portions considering the cost, however we couldn't finish all the food we were served. The wait staff was incredible as well. I cannot wait to go back.

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RichardB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. If you like fondue its a must.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La atención de Vanesa y de Roberto fue excelente, la comida maravillosa, el lugar increíble, la pasamos muy bien ! Regresare lo más pronto que pueda ! Gracias

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WMPP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always love Geja’s! Great ambiance with a unique dining experience. The cheese seemed different than I remember, so creamy it made me think it had processed cheese in it. Tasty, though. Overall a great choice for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening spent for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent the was excellent

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Vonnie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and great service can’t wait to go back ❤️

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vipSarahH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! Definitely unique and fun.

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KayE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service and -great wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja’s has always been one of our favorites

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very romantic restaurant, felt a little rushed moving to the next course, overall wonderful experience.

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JPSA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm no stranger to Gejas, and the food/service was just as fantastic as always. I took my girlfriend for the NYE countdown dinner, and she loved it as well. As far as ambience, no other fondue place in Chicago compares. Keep up the great work, folks! I will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On NYE, Geja's waitstaff, owner & manager provided a wonderful experience. My only disappointment was the hostess at the welcome podium. She was very rude, did not engage and was not welcoming. She never looked up when she directed us to coat check, never properly greeted us, and was not friendly. The welcoming was cold, which was a huge disconnect from the rest of the service that night. The wait staff were Incredible. They provided clear description of the service for the night, were attentive, welcoming, and extremely nice. They engaged with us at the table, provided additional items, and gave us the right amount of attention. The food was great. Overall, a great experience if I could ignore the welcoming we received when we arrived. Kudos to the owner for creating a great atmosphere. He engaged with the patrons, provided the NYE favors and the champagne and the live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great NYE experience!

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GilM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja's is always a unique and first class dining experience. We have loved it for years, and look forward to continued enjoyment at this amazing place.

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NormaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Beef tenderloin and lobster were my favorite! And course the dessert! Oh my word!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food!

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend for any occasion. The food was wonderful and they even have gluten free options. Definitely worth the money. A wonderful and romantic place all the way around.

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JoeM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great but two full 3 course dinners was way too much food, will split 3 course next time!
Produce and meat were very fresh!

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vipBrigidM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance - feels like you are in Switzerland

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Food always exceptional. Our waitress had to many tables and the young man that helped her was less than good. When you spent over $400 on food and drink and your water glass is empty all the time that is sub par service.

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rodogdorothy
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Very elegant and romantic. It is great conversation while your food is cooking. Takes away any awkward moments.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the very romantic place, the excellent food and good prices, despite the cold temperature the fire kept a good heat..

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja's was fantastic. Excellent service and excellent food selection. Vanessa was our server and she was well informed and made sure we were having the best experience possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Our waiters were very attentive, informative, and kind! Great time!!

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Mandree2009
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just lower your expectations that's what I would say..however it's an OK place to be in the city