Geja's Café

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Fondue
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 be guaranteed.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La mejor experiencia, la comida es deliciosa y el servicio es inigualable. Simplemente el mejor lugar

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KW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! Will be returning soon!

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints-service and food always excellent

AJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I liked the atmosphere of this restaurant and the service. I did not think the food was all the great for the price!

JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. However, we all felt like at some point we were a nuisance to our server, Steve. He just seemed annoyed by us. That made us a bit uncomfortable. Overall, we love Geja's!

LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered two cheese and chocolate fondues. At first, the waiter brought us a single pot with cheese for only one person and on the sides some old pieces of breads mixed with few fruits and vegetables (for one) When we were done he proposed a second pot with the same sides, and we said yes. Then came the chocolate fondue with fruits, marshmallows and rice crispies, and this time the quantity was sufficient.
We were annoyed when on the check they charged us 3.85 dollars for the 2 pots of cheese as we had ordered fondues for 2 ! Also obviously the cheese they use is not a real cheese for fondue, no Comté, no Beaufort, no Emmental, probably an average cheddar. The chocolate was good but basic. Fortunately, the music and the ambiance were nice, and it's not so common to find a restaurant where the noise level is low. So go there for the chocolate fondue after having dinner somewhere else.

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very expensive but has a cool concept and good food.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a reservation for 6. We're seated quickly upon arrival were out into a very nice draped booth. It was a perfect booth for 4, not 6. It is one thing if you are in a typical restaurant. A different story when you are reaching across a table using hot oil. Very uncomfortable. The waitress offered a table near by that wasn't walled in and draped. Though a slight improvement, the table was the same size as the previous one. It still would have been very uncomfortable, especially for the person's seated in the middle. Was waiting for the hostess to assist(she was on the phone taking a reservation) as a waitress in another section offered assistance. Our party saw a nearby table that looked better at accommodating us. It most likely seats 8 by their standards. We had to get management approval to move. We received approval.

The rest of our evening was perfect. The service was exemplary. The food was great! We all had a wonderful time. Not one single complaint aside from the table size. Something was really needs to be addressed by management. Keep this is kind when making a reservation.

S
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Service was fast and friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dining experience, excellent drinks and great food. Wonderful, friendly service too!

p
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Geja's Cafe did not disappoint. I hadn't been there in more than 10 years (I no longer live in Chicago) but it was just as great as I remembered. The perfect way to spend my birthday.

PZ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When the food comes to your table the presentation is beautiful! Do not be misled, the portion may appear small at first but you will leave with a full belly! Great place to celebrate with a special someone! Try the Gejas Manhattan, excellent!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the private, romantic atmosphere of the restaurant. The servers were wonderful; they really went above and beyond to make it a special night. The fondue itself was delicious as well. The variety of dipping sauces for the meats was a very nice touch.

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very expensive and I was worried the whole time about a fire starting as there are two stereo pots burning at every table. The restaurant also smelled like a combination of burning oil and chemicals. Very very expensive. The cheese fondue was good, but the bread was very low quality, like Wonder bread. The chocolate fondue was good, but a large fire burned for several minutes as the alcohol that was poured on top flamed away. My daughter who is a romantic said after the meal, "Well, there advertising is very good."

DG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Especially romantic! Brought friends from our of town and they LOVED it!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geja’s is always a great place to go on a date or with a group. It’s easily a favorite romantic dinner date spot.

D
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience to the fullest! Classic fondue, wine, and the service were excellent for a very reasonable price. We will be going back and we live in Detroit!!

KD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was a fantastic evening with my girlfriend. However, we were seated in a corner at a very small table, which made things a little cramped at times. Our waiter made sure that it was still a fun and enjoyable experience and that was much appreciated. Would definitely go again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great date place. A little pricey for the amount of food.

JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love the place - only real problem is over eating... was so full after leaving... but self inflicted...

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

There is nothing quite like Geja's if you want a unique, urban, romantic evening. It's cozy and warm feeling from the minute you arrive. On our recent visit the hostess didn't have our (confirmed) OpenTable reservation and we had to reestablish our occasion. We were seated at a small table where the AC blew on us the entire evening. Our waiter was quite gregarious, yet his accent was a bit difficult to understand. His busboy was eager and attentive but circled past the table nearly every 5 minutes to check on us, sometimes asking us verbally. This became noticeable. I hoped that my Keto diet would stay in tact, but the cheese fondu used nothing but carbs for dipping (bread, fruit) and no veggies. (I didn't ask) This place in a Lincoln Park institution with a well-worn, old world patina and cozy urban vibe which won't disappoint on atmosphere, but prepare to spend about $100 per person with no take-aways.

M
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been to Geja’s for 40 years. On a recent trip to Chicago, I was happy to see it was still open. I was happy to see that although it was updated, it still had the same great food, service and ambiance. Thanks Gega’s for a special time!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic atmosphere. Expensive but worth it

GV
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I called prior to the reservation to ensure that the groupon offered. Upon arrival and bringing two guests, and after asking questions to the waitress, her responses seemed for of what you could not. For example, a bread of fruit tray she said without being asked you could not bring anymore out, would need to pay for additional. While when I called earlier, I was told the basket would be replaced upon request for no additional charge. There was another instance when she also noted that it would not be free but additional cost. It seemed that hearing these messages set the tone for the night and the impression on the two guests. I guess it could have been communicated somewhat more tactful.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I visited Gejas. We loved it just as much as the first. The service was beyond excellent, like to the point our server brought us new glasses to pour the remaining sangria. The table was always left clean by the staff, and there is nothing more to say then delicious and filling. I would recommend everyone at least try this place, but my review is nothing, when you show up the complete fullness of the restaurant, the fact you need a reservation to enjoy the delicious atmosphere, and the excellent service speaks for itself. Thank you Gejas for another excellent experience!

RY
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very romantic I’m going to keep coming here from now on

JB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to spot for our anniversary. This trip was once again very memorable, as always the food was soooo filling and only the best quality. Seafood was surely fresh and only the best quality, steak and chicken were premier quality. Staff were timely and attentive, not bothersome, yet always around and aware attending to your needs. Highly recommend and this is the only fondue sport we frequent, and we have been to and tried them all. Well worth your hard earned dollars, and you will need plenty to afford a bottle of nice wine and meal for 2, lol.

P
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been going here over the years, always a special treat for date night or a special event. Enjoyed the dinner experience, and totally love that reservations are now available! Ambience makes it. Great wine list, although our server brought a different wine than what I ordered initially.

O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinners I’ve experience in Lincoln Park. There’s something for everyone, the service is impeccable and the food is to die for! Would highly recommend for any special occasion, you will definitely be impressed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful.

v
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone here for years and on our sons 18th birthday this was his dinner choice. It was amazing as always.

DF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come every year for our anniversary and we LOVE everything! Louis is the best server!!! Thank you for the amazing food and atmosphere. We can’t wait for next year!

DK
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at Geja's for years and it has never been disappointing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

M
Chicago
322 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you enjoy fondue you will truly enjoy Geja's Café. It is a bit pricy but you do have many choices and combinations of entrees. We had the steak and shrimp which was very good. the vegetables were fresh and tasty. The dessert was so so. Would have liked to see larger pound cake and rice krispie squares to dunk into the chocolate which was wonderful.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Although reserved and other booths avail, sat at spot closest to door. Too much traffic. Specifically asked for secluded space.

LW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Romantic and great food choices, flamingo guitarist❤️❤️❤️

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

it was really, really hot inside. You need to set the A/C lower.

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