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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.
Chicago, IL 60614
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)
Lincoln and Clark
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Brown Line to Sedgewick / North
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Winemaker Dinners
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Geja's Café Ratings and Reviews
The place was so romantic. Dimmed lights. Beautiful. We were celebrating our birthdays and they surprised us with a piece of cake. We went in January and Chicago's weather that night was warm. With the fondue going, the place got a little warm. That was our only problem. The sangria's were excellent. Our server was very informed and seemed to know the menu through out. I would highly recommend Geja's Cafe
The food was very good, and the servers and staff were very polite. Our waitress, however, was not very attentive. We had to hunt her down if we needed anything, which we did, multiple times. We have been to Geja's countless times and so this was very disappointing.
As always, Geja’s was fantastic from start to finish! Our party was celebrating a birthday. We had reservations & were seated immediately. Our server was very friendly & took care of my food accommodations (gluten & soy sensitivities) without any issues at all.
My only complaint ever about Geja’s is the price. However, I received a birthday email, which gave me & the other three in my party $20 off per premier meal. I also had a couple of gift cards that I was able to use, so it helped keep the cost down.
It was a great way to celebrate on a freezing January day! I even enjoyed keeping warm by the decorative fire pits they have out in front of the restaurant.
Ambiance was spot on. The restaurant was freezing. Disappointed that I made a reservation as a Christmas present for my Husband and we got sat at a tiny table next to the guitarist. Would have appreciated a seat in one of the romantic booths or at least not so close to the guitarist that I could pluck a string for him. Will go back to use my Groupon but outside of that I’m not sure I’d make the trip to the city for it.
Geja's lives up to it's reputation. We live in WI and only come to Chicago for very special occasions. Geja's was everything we hoped for: romantic atmosphere, delicious unique fare, courteous, attentive wait staff...really the entire experience was unforgettable!
My boyfriend and I spent a weekend in Chicago and decided to try a fun style of dinner so fondue was our first pick. I am so glad that this was our choice because I will be going back every time I go to Chicago. We had a blast cooking our food and everything from the salad to the cheese course to the chocolate goodness at the end was amazing. We continued to talk about the food days after. We finished eating just under two hours with time to spare before we headed to the theatre. Do yourself a favor and try Geja’s!
Overrated and overpriced. Unique experience, but that's about where the novelty wears off. Trying to tell if your chicken is cooked in dim lighting is not a very fun game. We were seated by the door and had to wear our winter coats for the first 20 minutes, thank goodness we didn't have our coats checked! Touted as a very romantic restaurant, but heading home smelling like a deep fryer isn't what I call romantic...3 pieces of steak, 3 pieces of chicken, and 2 shrimp is not a lot of bang for your buck, especially when you have to cook it yourself. Bring your flashlight, your kitchen timer, and a fat wallet and you'll be all set!
We had a wonderful time for my fiancee's birthday. It was great to speak with Jeff again and find out he has become the proprietor of the establishment. His admiration for the place will continue to bring people into the restaurant for years.
Thank you for a very fun time. We hope to be back soon.
As always, the food and service was exceptional. The only disappointment was the table seated across from our booth - the two people sitting in the chairs had their chairs pushed out so far that every waiter or guest walking by our table bumped into it (they had plenty of room to pull their chairs closer to the table). Perhaps checking their coats could've made them more comfortable and got their chairs closer to the table. It's a small and cozy place, hard to believe they didn't notice and couldn't be considerate of our table and the people passing by. Otherwise, always a great experience.
I was really excited to visit Geja's Cafe as I have been trying to get a reservation for quite a while now. The ambiance is beautiful! I love how secluded and romantic it feels. It's definitely a must to visit if you are in Chicago. The only down side, in my opinion, is that it's a bit overpriced. When the waiter brought us the tray of what we ordered, I was really surprised to only see a few pieces of meat. The majority of it was vegetables. I think it would be good to revise the prices per person as I don't think it's worth paying $ 59.00+ per person. Other than that, the service was great and I would definitely visit again.
This was my first time back to Geja's in several years, since I do not live in Chicago. It was as wonderful as ever. The food and service were both excellent. The live classical guitar always adds a special tone to the ambiance. If you enjoy fondue, this is the place for you.
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