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About 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.

340 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last seating at 9:30pm);



Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (last seating at 10:30pm);



Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (last seating at 10:30pm);



Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating at 8:30pm)

Cross Street:
Lincoln and Clark

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 281-9101

Website:
http://www.gejascafe.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot at 2021 N. Clark.

Public Transit:
Brown Line to Sedgewick / North

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Winemaker Dinners

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Geja's Café Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (83)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
Good for a Date (75)
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Special Occasion (73)
Cozy (51)
Notable Wine List (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Fun (26)
Authentic (25)
Live Music (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Good for Groups (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Business Meals (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Spicy (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary was perfect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday / Date. Super romantic. Perfect music. Red tinted lighting. Food was very filling and good.

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·Dined 4 days ago

1st time and i loved it. Prefect for my date night.
Very romantic and and quiet. Will do again

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

More about the experience than it is about the food.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, very romantic and intimate, great for dates. Food was good just wish it had more flavor or seasoning options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We chose Geja's to celebrate our 4th anniversary and we wanted to see what "Chicago's most romantic restaurant" looked like. Unfortunately, dimming the lights and playing classic guitar in the background is not enough to make the place romantic. The restaurant is cavernous and dark (the waiters carry flashlights so they can tell you about the food on the table), there are too many tables for a space that size, so it feels very cramped. You're too close to the tables around you, which makes things less than romantic. Our table was squeezed into a corner with 4 others and it was honestly too small for the fondue pot and the tray they served the meat and vegetables on. We were tightly squeezed around the table and when hot oil from the fondue pot splattered it ended up on my face, dangerously close to my eye. The waiter handled it very professionally giving me a cold napkin to relieve the pain. The food was good but nothing impressive. We had their premier dinners and two glasses of the house wine each and ended up paying almost $100/person (including a good tip). We didn't think the food was worth that much but I guess that's what you pay for too small pieces of lobster tail. We had a decent experience here, but I don't think we'll return. You can have a much better dinner in a much more 'romantic' restaurant for $100/person. Having all your clothes and hair smell like frying oil for days doesn't help the experience either. There is a dress code and it was our anniversary so we dressed up and now we have a hefty dry cleaning bill to take care of.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

It's a pretty good fondue experience, but in my opinion it's not as romantic as they'd like to make it out to be. I recommend a fun night out with friends rather than trying to make it a romantic encounter.

Pros:
Pretty good fondue experience.

Cons:
Heating elements under-fueled to encourage timed finish and turning tables.
The smell will permeate your clothing.
It's hot. Very hot. Ventilation sucks.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Another nice evening at Geja's! This is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago, and we always enjoy introducing it to friends as we did the other night. LOVE the cheese course...could eat that all night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect date night spot. Candlit so very romantic ambiance. The cheese and chocolate fondues were our favorite. You cook your own entree which others complained about, but we found it fun. The only downside was our server wasn't attentive or polite to us, so we had to ask other staff member for our next courses/drinks.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I surprised my boyfriend by taking him here, we were celebrating a late sweetest day date night. When I say this place is amazing, it's AMAZING. When we arrived our booth wasn't ready yet, so we sat at the bar, the bar has these appetizers a bowl of cheese and crackers, they are fantastic. The ambiance was so sexy, I requested a booth, which I'm glad I did because the tables are so close together. The food was amazing, my boyfriend was so happy, he kept saying you picked a great place. I ordered thr chicken breast with the jumbo shrimp, and he ordered the prince seafood, everything was great, and the dipping sauces were great as well. We will definitely be back, thank you Geja's

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Worst cheese fondue ever. Disgusting!
Live in Switzerland and ski in Alps, so know what a fondue should taste like.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing staff, atmosphere and overall dinning experience. Wonderful Anniversary dinner thank you!!!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Geja's never fails to disappoint if you are looking for a fun, relaxing evening of fondue style dining. The portions are generous, the chocolate dessert fondue is to delicious! Staff is attentive without be obtrusive!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding service and such a fun experience!!
We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I used to eat there quite often over the years for special occasions. We hadn’t been back for several years. The only thing we thought had changed was the value. The portions of meat were smaller and some of the other dipping food items. The prices had increased significantly also.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The ambiance, the food, the service was incredible. I will definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was a nice atmosphere, the food was good, was too much food overall, make sure to save room for dessert. Was pretty noisy and gets hot so don't dress too warm.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lighting is terrible. It is so dark the wait staff utilize flash lights when your food is delivered so you can see what your eating. Unless you get a booth, ( which I requested but did receive considering the hostess called me earlier in the week to confirm I was booked for a booth) the seating is so close to other people you hear every conversation being had by others next to you.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

After dining at Geja's this week all I could think was "what is wrong with me?" I've lived in the neighborhood on and off for 40 years and haven't dined at the restaurant in decades.

Not only was the food as delicious and fun to eat as it has always been but the wine list complemented the meal nicely and the service was excellent. Be smart don't wait as I did to go to Geja's for a special celebration, go there tonight!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The very best fondue in the US! No kidding. The cheese course is amazing. The flaming chocolate fondue is incredible. The dips for the main course are updated and relevant. The dill sauce, Thai sauce, and horseradish sauce are especially yummy. Wonderful service. Extensive wine list. The classic guitar playing in the background adds the perfect touch.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great anniversary spot! Unique Chicago restaurant is a must, especially for a date night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Staff was super-attentive without overdoing it. Atmosphere is always very romantic. Just a wonderful experience every time we go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

the restaurant and ambiance was really great, I more selected this restaurant for the live music. The food was just okay given the cost. The steak was an amazing cut and things like lobster on the menu. But at the end of the day its just chopped up meat and veggies that you fry yourself.... The best part to me was the cheese fondue. But not worth the $50+ meal per person.. The chocolate fondue at desert was just okay as well. To be honest I expect to pay that amount and have every piece of my meal be amazing rather than just average.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was a totally disappointing experience. altho the service was fine, the food was not as advertised or expected. The serving sizes was extremely small (1oz of each meat) no seasoning and not the best of cut.

When spending 170.00 for 2 I wouldn't expect to have to stop and get something to eat before going home.

I would NOT recommand this place to anyone

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love Geja's. I've been coming here since 1990 - whenever travels bring me to Chicago. Waiter/Host missed a food allergy note but we caught it and all was fine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place is super romantic! But we smelled of oil when we left and felt pressured to continually keep the food cooking.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday. A fun novelty for a group. Enjoyed the food and the ambience. Waiter was exceptional!

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

First time we were over there places on believable was great

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Romantic restaurant with very tasty food. Best fondue in the city

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food is really sub par for the price - hardly get any seafood or steak and it’s almost $60.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great as it always is even put out a card for our anniversary

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great for special occasions birthdays, anniversaries, girls night out, etc. will definitely return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fantastic service! Our server was very attentive and personable. Each course came out precisely when we were ready for it. Wine glasses and water glasses were never empty, but we never once felt intruded upon.

The ambiance is wonderfully intimate. They've done a nice job of erecting subtle barriers to give you some privacy from the other guests without making you feel boxed in. It's a great place for a romantic outing -- though be prepared that dinner will take a couple hours to get through, so it's not a place to go for a quick bite before a movie!

Food was delicious as well. The cheese and dessert courses are by far the best, so don't skip those! No complaints about the entree course; it was quite good as well, but just not the highlight. On the entree portion, I highly recommend getting beef tenderloin. The lobster was also very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Beautiful as always. Much attention to detail. I love the staff, food and ambiance. If you haven't paid them visit you should.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Seated at worst table in restaurant. Right next to front door and table right next to us. Had to be seated across from each other. Disappointed for an anniversary dinner

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was a fantastic dinner. I rated the noise level as moderate, but we were seated right next to a live guitarist. He was good about staying quiet as he realized people were around him, but if I were anywhere else in the restaurant it would probably be quieter. Only personal beef (no pun intended) with the food is that you have to make it yourself in the fondue. It was really fun and delicious anyway but for the $$$$$ that was spent it was ingredients om a plate and boiling oil. Paying for the service, which was right there when our fondue fire went out, and the intimate atmosphere was worth every penny (on a special occasion).

appetizer entree desert built into the price. So much delicious food and a great bottle of wine and about 2.5 hours there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very romantic atmosphere. The food was amazing. Great service. Will definitely be returning.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Geja's never disappoints!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We've been to Geja's more times than I can keep track of. We've never had a bad experience hence why we always come back for more! Have celebrated birthdays/anniversaries/engagement/and the birth of our children here. I've never regretted coming and will continue to patron when we can get a parents night out!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was my boyfriend's birthday so we decided to make reservations. Unfortunately our other two guests had trouble finding a babysitter and couldn't attend but we were still able to be seated at a two-top. I was a little disappointed that my boyfriend didn't receive his complimentary birthday cake that was promised by the hostess who confirmed our reservation, but we aren't the type to complain. We had an amazing dinner together and I will definitely come back! Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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