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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (80)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Special Occasion (66)
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Good for a Date (66)
Cozy (50)
Notable Wine List (43)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Fun (25)
Authentic (24)
Live Music (21)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Casual (9)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love Gejas! The ambience is great for a special occasion or romantic evening together. The food is consistently delicious. It is quickly becoming one of our go to spots for special celebrations!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been dining here since the 70's. So happy that it remains the same!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food and service!!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Scrumptious cheese and chocolate fondues served in gloomily romantic setting. Generous portions and very filling

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always fantastic, great wines, great food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a yearly visit for my nieces birthday, this was an extra special 21st and our waiter Arturo made it the best evening ever. We love Geja's and have always had a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been going to Geja’s for years and it’s a must for every anniversary.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my second time at Geja's Cafe. I go more for the experience that the food but both were excellent. My only complaint is that they didn't have a booth available so my wife and I had to sit uncomfortably close at a table next to another couple. It wasn't all bad but would have preferred a private booth since we were celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great good Andrew service in a beautiful ambiance! The only bad thing is that your clothes get very smelly from the fondues

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Geja's Cafe is amazing, simply put. Hands down one of the best experiences we've had dining here in the city of Chicago. The wine, the food, the service all exceptional! I can't wait to go back here again!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

As usual, the food and service were top notch. If you love fondue, there is NO better place in the city (if not the country) for it than Geja's. Michelle, Luis, and Jeff (owner) are all top notch.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went here for my birthday. loved the outside fireplace to get warm. Seating was pretty close quarters but the noise level was low. We both enjoyed separate entrees which come with a cheese fondue appetizer, salad and dessert to share. Most people in the previous reviews stated they paid about $300, but with a Groupon our dinner including 2 drinks each the beef / Lobster entree and the Chicken and scallops entree was $130

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We’re from out of town and hadn’t been there for years. It really lives up to expectations and is a lot of fun.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Anniversary was perfect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

More about the experience than it is about the food.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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