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Geja's Café

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Fondue
For over 55 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4659 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jasmine
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Every time I visit it’s amazing service and food.

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SelanaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja’s was a simply wonderful experience! My boyfriend took me out for a romantic dinner and it truly was romantic.

We loved the fondue component of each course. It was something different ‘to do’ and we eat out a LOT.

The food was delicious and the various cheeses and sauces made everything even more delightful.

The servers were very attentive without being overbearing (Michael and Alejandro).

It was a fantastic combination of lots of small enjoyable components. We cannot wait to go again.

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LakishiaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great definitely romamtic and a great experience. Little pricey but worth it. I wanna go back already.

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KyleG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very romantic and had dim and soft lighting.

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MichelleN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gejas always is a wonderful night out. The food is delicious, and the staff is very accommodating. We are moving from Chicago this week but will be back to visit Gejas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. They gave us a card!!

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TiffanyV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice way to spend birthday/anniversary... really romantic and nice vibe. Staff was very attentive to our needs and wine was the best!!!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our anniversary here. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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jimmycee
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our Anniversary and had a wonderful time. We frequented Gejas quite often prepandemic and were excited to get back there. They're also implementing many CDC guided precautions so as to keep their staff and patrons safe.

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vipTiffanyGirl
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at Gejas to celebrate a birthday. So happy they are open and safe.

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vipShannonT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Service is always top notch and the food quality amazing. Kudos to Geja’s in providing a safe dinner experience but doing all the proper measures in these Covid days with proper spacing, sanitizer stations, no contact menus, etc can’t wait to dine with you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg this place was perfect. We went there for our anniversary and were just blown away by the waiters (super nice and friendly), delicious food!!, and the overall vibe and feel of the place! Yes it’s on the pricey side, but if you can afford it, it’s worth every penny!

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Service, food and ambiance were all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service - staff is very friendly and food is delicious

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JamieM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went there for our anniversary and it was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. We will definitely be coming back for our next special occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Seems like the quality has slowly gone down. Been coming here for over 10 years now but the last 6 months have been just alright. Less food, cheaper products, more expensive price. Server was phenomenal though as always. The service is excellent. Always treat me with respect as we are young adults. Many restaurant servers tend to give mediocre service to younger crowds. You will not find that here. They are phenomenal

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Sierra
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked my reservation online, got a follow up call to confirm reservation, drove from Indianapolis, Indiana to Gejas For a spontaneous Date with my Fiance I was IN LOVE THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME!!! The restaurant was absolutely beautiful, it was my first time trying Fondue an I loved it the drink selection was good, the food selection was good an the desserts were good! I had a chocolate Martini an it was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any and everyone who wants to do a spontaneous date night or just go for dinner! It was a beautiful setting nice quiet and romantic I will definitely be returning with some of my family! But be prepared to pay a pretty penny! It was well worth it! Thanks for the great experience! The waiters were awesome as well! I believe they are spanish if I'm not mistaken so listen carefully 💕❤🙂

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AlexisW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very awesome experience. Hubby and I had never tried fondue. Total bill with food, drinks and tip for us to was $225. Everything was fresh and the cooking part wasn't a problem. We will definitely go back.

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Shirley
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good waiter. They serve salad then cheese fondue, then dinner fondue and finally chocolate fondue which is flaming at the beginning so you can roast a marshmallow. There was plenty to eat. They have a live classical guitarist. It’s a perfect place to have intimate conversation.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Delicious food, friendly service, wonderful ambiance

Geja's Café
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Stephanie~ Thank you for dining with us. We look forward to serving you again.

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debsandstash35
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Geja’s for 41 years for our Anniversary and have always been impressed with their ambience, quality and quantity of delicious food, efficiency of the wait staff and helpfulness of the host/hostess. This year during this stressful time of the pandemic, we were impressed with how the staff at Geja’s made necessary adjustments to cope with operating their restaurant under new guidelines and regulations. They did it continuing to make us feel like family as soon as we walked in the door. Another wonderful experience. 😀

Geja's Café
Responded on July 19, 2020

Good Day DebsandStash~ Thank you for being a long time fan of Geja's fondue dining and coming in as soon as we reopened for business. We truly appreciate your review and seeing we are taking our guests and staffs safety very serious while maintaining the same great service that has kept Geja's a special restaurant to many into our 55th year of business. We look forward to serving you and yours again. Jeff Lawler, Proprietor

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Addy
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a joy to dine here! The food, the service, and the ambience are just as wonderful as they've always been!! If you're lucky enough to have Alex for your meal prepared to be wowed. His service is impeccable and amicable without being intrusive.

Geja's Café
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Addy~ Thank you for recently dining with us and your review and message. I will pass on your compliments to the staff. We look forward to serving you again for a special occasion. Jeff Lawler, Proprietor

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Martaneze
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic Romantic Romantic

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja’s did a great job during these new circumstances.
I felt safe throughout the entire experience.
I can’t wait to go back during and after the pandemic.

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markr
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. No one was sitting near us, so we felt safe. The food plate was beautifully arranged!!

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DavidH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a strong favorite for a quality evening!! Never disappointed in 35 years of occasionally dining at Gejas. Keep going guys! Thanks

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IgorH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As many times before, we really enjoyed our visit. It is of cause a different time, but Geja did a good job adapting to the COVID-19 situation and meeting needed requirements while still delivering the unique Geja's experience. It is still romantic and with very few people (social distancing) was actually much more private. Prices went up noticeably, but considering the situation I think is something that most if not all restaurants would have to do. I would just hope that they would come back down once things get normal again, but I am afraid that this will become a new base.

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vipbtff
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled to be back! The service was out of this world. It was so exciting to see them able to meet the new requirements for the city but still provide the same amazing experience we’ve grown to expect. Can’t wait to return. Glad everyone is staying safe.

The food and wine quality remain excellent and this is always a top recommendation of ours for friends in or visiting the city.

Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute fav and a go to!!!

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AlayneP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. Everything was excellent!

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vipJennC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The last couple of times I have dined here the place is more then 1/2 empty and they try to put me in a table that is flat awful, almost like the table used for a last resort because you didn't have a reservation and there's nothing else. I have to work to get moved to something a little better. I don't get it? But it used to be one of my favorite restaurants and it's slowly becoming one I might not go back to.

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IsSt
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a decent experience here. Although we were seated in a weird area, and our lobster was in small torn pieces which we found strange instead of one chunk. We also did not have the most attentive server.

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GonzaloB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect server. Perfect food. Perfect atmosphere .

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Hello
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was so-so. The bread was stale and the dessert was hard as a rock. But the meat for the main course was good. The location itself was great.

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vipAyanaS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a nice evening. We were early but they set up our table. Our server and assistant were knowledgeable and attentive. It took awhile for food to come out, but i think it's because they want you to enjoy the ambiance. They also took special care in separating my order, as my friend has a shellfish allergy. It is quite expensive for what you get though. The value all seems to lie in the ambiance. Be prepared to spend your budgeted month for date night!

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FoodieLover
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Would come again

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KathrynV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and it’s a fun interactive experience with your food. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and of course romantic environment...

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Gaya
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Geja's is a wonderful place to go to for a romantic date. The experience and environment are very unique. However, it is quite expensive. I would recommend going on a weekday with a groupon if you are on a budget.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's expensive, but so worth it. A very romantic place for an anniversary or a special date night!

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

Geja's Café is rated 4.7 stars by 4659 OpenTable diners.

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