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Geja's Cafe, Chicago, IL

Geja's Cafe

4.8
4.8
5070 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
For over 57 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 281-9101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Your are the Chef of the Evening

  • Private party facilities

    Please email adam@gejascafe.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Adam Guillaume: (773) 281-9101

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Lincoln and Clark

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brown Line to Sedgewick / North

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 5,070 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Romantic

  • Chicago

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago

    Romantic

  • Chicago

    Good for special occasions

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  1. MicheleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great romantic setting for tasty fondue meal. Servers were terrific, attentive but not intrusive. Much help in instructing those of us rusty on fondueing. Marvelous ambience. We highly recommend for a special occasion. We plan to bring our daughter who moved to New York then LA and misses Chicago's great restaurants when she comes in to visit.
  2. KellyJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Servers were obviously bored and hovering over our table the entire time. Gave us the incorrect wine and we did not know until seeing the bill at the end. Wine was never properly presented to us. Cheese had a very grainy texture and did not pull. Bread was stale, clearly not made in house. For the price we paid, this was very disappointing. I would expect a higher level of service and awareness for a restaurant of this caliber.
  3. Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here to celebrate my friend’s birthday and my birthday and we we very pleased for a party of 6 how well the service team did. The best part of the experience was the Gruyère cheese fondue. That coupled with the salad and delicious dressing kick started the rest of the evening into great fun, conversation and eating. They have great non alcohol drinks. The strawberry rhubarb drink was amazing with the perfect balance of sweet tart! Friends loved the wine pairings - we were there for 2.5 hours and time flew. They were also awesome enough to give my friend and I each our own birthday velvet cupcakes! Definitely enjoyable and hope you do too!
  4. EmmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very romantic setting. The main entree was entirely customizable. Our server was amazing, and every employee we interacted with was very professional. The food itself was absolutely delicious. This restaurant is a must-visit just for the experience alone!
  5. OldTownFoodie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Splitting one 3 course fondue meal was just right for my wife and me. The service is excellent; wine list extensive; food delightful. Will be back again soon.
  6. RyanN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey, but well worth it. The quality of the food, the cozy old-world ambiance, and attentive service make this destination a memorable experience. This was my fourth trip to Geja's, and it has never failed to exceed expectations.
  7. CeCe

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved coming to Geja's to celebrate our 27th anniversary! We've been coming to Gega's almost 30 years and appreciate the consistency of food and service.
  8. NickS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t matter she. We go, the place is always on point. From good, to service to atmosphere. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. GorJus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary! We were taken to our table and given an anniversary card signed by the entire staff. Such a pleasant surprise! The food was yummy! The ambience was perfect! Thank you to everyone who made this night a memorable experience.
  10. Aakash

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hats off to Geja's Cafe for an amazing experience as a first time fondue eater! Not only was the food fantastic, but the service was BEYOND excellent from our host Tyler, to our server Ricky and even the busboy! They did a great job making it a special occasion for my girlfriend's birthday and we'll be back very soon!
  11. FoodiePleasures

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special and ro.antic ambiance. Creative food and A LOT of it! And absolutely beautiful spanish guitar performance.
  12. MelissaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing little place with friendly staff and delicious food. Went for my 3rd wedding anniversary with my wife and everyone was soooo nice and friendly and welcoming! Definitely planning to make this a thing for our anniversaries to come!
  13. Kimmers

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome drinks! Our server and both server assistants were amazing and very attentive. Love the live music and the ambiance of the whole place as we frequent this place for special occasions. One suggestion would be just to let your managers know about current promotions that are emailed out to customers. I had shown our server a $30 off promo that was emailed 4 days prior to a reservation for use Sunday through Thursday. We were there on a Sunday with a 4:00 p.m. reservation. When the bill came and the $30 was not taken off the server consulted a manager who informed the server that the promotion was over even though in the email it shows the promotion ending at the end of the month on 5/31.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We have eaten here previously for years. Food was outstanding. The only issues were for the entrees, the oil splattered multiple times and it hit me in the face. Ouch. The other issue was we had a table for 5 and it should have been for four. We were crowded and we made the reservation over a month ago. It was hard to reach the pots for the person in the middle.
  15. BretB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, great ambiance. Would highly recommend
  16. MaryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has become my tradition. Once a grandchild graduates college, I take them to Gejas for a grown up experience.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Between our server Tino, the host team, and the delicious food, the Geja’s experience is one you’ll be happy you planned for! They always make us feel like family for special occasions. highly recommend a visit if you like interactive meal experiences, a warm ambience and live soft guitar.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true dining experience where you can relish the food, the company, and the atmosphere for hours. Nice to slow down for a bit. The classical guitar is the quintessential backdrop to the three courses of delectability. Very impressed by the Tindle (plant-based chicken) option, tofu was tasty too. Attentive service, owners check in regularly. Highly recommend for romantic night out with someone you love!
  19. Brad

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Definitely a unique experience. The ambience was pretty cool - felt like being transported back in time. The self-directed cooking was fun, but the varied cooking times for different food items was a lot to remember.
  20. Alyssa

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place even more after my second visit for mother's day. It's beautiful, warm, the best consumer service you can get in a Chicago restaurant. The food is SO good. The dinners come with a lot of food, one dinner is like enough for 2-3 people. The wine and cocktail selection is so good they have something for everyone and great non alcoholic options. I love when places do mocktails its inclusive. I can't wait to go back! Perfect expirence.
  21. ElaJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience! My family enjoyed the dinner a lot.
  22. NicoleO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gejas is a unique and wonderful experience. All of the wait staff is very pleasant and the food is amazing!
  23. philandjanet

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Geja's, our favorite Chicago restaurant. They must have had a note on our phone number that we had a favorite table, and that's where they seated us tonight. Gary, our server, was the best ever!
  24. food4grownups

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    If you love fondue then this is definitely the place for it. And if you peruse the menu prior to going to the restaurant like I do you might be intimidated by the prices but most of the fondue menus include the cheese fondue course and dessert. Its old school dark with moderate noise. Girls nite, date nite you can't go wrong. I confess having eaten there, I am not a fondue person but its one of those meal experiences you should have. And Geja's does it better than anyone else.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food seemed cheap and basic compared to the price
  26. SusanH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Geja's does one thing, and does it very well. We started coming as a couple for the romantic atmosphere; now we bring the whole family for the fondue and the fun of cooking things table side. The booths are great; I recommend asking for one. It's very popular on weekends so reserve several days in advance.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent our Anniversary here and it was amazing! It was nice cus we felt that we weren’t just eating but also enjoying the process of getting our food ready “together”.
  28. Zach

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I spent our anniversary here, staff was amazing and had everything to the T. Signed a card personally to us for our anniversary. Also, crazy situation but I got really overheated and nearly fainted towards the end of the meal- staff was incredibly helpful, called an ambulance just in case and was extremely helpful the whole time. 5 star place despite by syncopal event.
  29. ZachB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, our server was excellent. I reccomend for dinner when you want a unqiue experiance.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for my birthday and it was great! My favorites were the cheese and chocolate fondues. My husband loved the meat and veggies best! Overall a great and filling meal. Pace yourself, it’s a marathon. Our drinks were great and loved our dessert drinks too.
  31. EliseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a fun dinner experience. We did the special which includes three courses, two bThere was also live guitar.
  32. ebix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent place to go for special occasions. Great service, food, and ambiance.
  33. Denniss

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Always very good food and excellent service. Getting a bit expensive, but worth it for that special occasion.
  34. LorindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gejas had all around amazing service that made us feel like family. It was our first anniversary and first time here. Cannot wait to come back in the future!
  35. TomB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Have been here in the past and it was amazing. Owners must have changed because the portions are much smaller and the drinks are much more watered down. The overall experience was still nice however 150-200 dollars for the amount of food you get is not worth it
  36. Jimimac

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience. Food was off the charts. The service awesome and attentive as always. Anniversary dinner. Great seat and tucked off in a nice space. We have going for 10 years and it never disappoints. The new cooking was better than the oil. Chicken which isn’t my wife’s preferred protein was, according to her, the best of the 3 proteins. I couldn’t pick which was best. All fabulous. Our server was awesome, his back up was really awesome too. This restaurant is always been a favorite of ours. It is a must do at least once for the experience. Thank you staff and chefs. The he white chocolate was a nice change. Keep sending us the emails. Respectfully, Libby and Jim
  37. RipleyLakeDude

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Still very good. My only criticism is the price versus amount of protein provided. Seems like shrimp, lobster, meat less generous
  38. Anna

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Will definitely be back for any special occasion!
  39. GregoryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good. Loved the low light and quiet ambience.
  40. LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time dining at Geja's Cafe. Had mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary and they took extra effort to personalize our evening. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Geja's Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 281-9101.

Geja's Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 5070 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Geja's Cafe

340 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln and Clark

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brown Line to Sedgewick / North

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Your are the Chef of the Evening

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 281-9101

  • Private party facilities

    Please email adam@gejascafe.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Adam Guillaume: (773) 281-9101

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