Geja's Café

4.8
4894 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4894 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.9
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best spots for a quiet romantic dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday no

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Nancy
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorite restaurants for a special occasion -been here at least 10 times !

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gr8food
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for romantic dinner or just fiber with friends!

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VanessaGoodar
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but delicious

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DanH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderfully romantic place that is one of my favorites places to take my wife

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Awesome

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SueS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with work colleagues this time while we were in town for a conference. As always, it was a wonderful experience. The newcomers will be back and plan to tell their Chicago friends about it also.

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ScottB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 1st timer husband and wife who talked about trying Geja'a for years but don't normaly spend this much on meals. We finaly went for her birthday and loved the place... We will be back again for special occasions. ~ Scott and Anna

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Abdus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience great food, we had a great time

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Felipe
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic. Soft lighting, perfect for pictures. The service was amazing. Very fun date.

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CarlosG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were frequently pressured (reminded) that we only had a two hour limit.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both amazing. I will be back again to enjoy this fun experience!

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ElizabethW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cool place for a date and a fun/different experience. Food was just okay and the meats/veggies come with filleting sauces, so it’s nothing spectacular.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was honestly disappointed of this overpriced dining experience. We paid almost $80/ person for our group of 4 and it was mostly cut veggies and food that I could've made at home which isn't even authentic Swiss Fondue. I come from Switzerland and Fondue is mostly served with bread pieces and a thick bitter Swiss cheese which usually includes Emmental cheese, not fruits & veggies like grapes and onions! I honestly don't understand the audacity of charging guests so much for mostly cut fruits and veggies that you need to dip in cheese & water yourself (dipping veggies in boiled water isn't even Swiss). I usually don't write reviews but got really shocked about this experience. To be fair, the service was pretty good (even though our food was taken away multiple times before being done with it) and there was live music. So basically none of us ate our money's worth but the ambience was nice. Thank you for asking for my opinion!

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1stwife
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, everything was perfect
It was our anniversary and all the servers signed a card. They gave us a private area and took exceptional care of us
It was a 2 hour experience filled with food and conversation and laughter
We couldn’t ask for more

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MelBee
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect for a first date! The staff were accommodating and the food was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monika was the best server ever!

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vipGiovanna
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal. We left so stuffed because it was so delicious we wanted to keep eating more. Great date, service was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere,great service, great food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendra was awesome. It was my boyfriend and I first time there. She explained everything to us and even gave us history on the restaurant and more. We’ll definitely be back.

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Bogdan
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Every time we visit Geja’s Cafe, we are treated like family. The food is always tasty and fresh. Friendly and professional staff, overall a great experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner.

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Jeffc
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most special and unique dining experiences in Chicago. Known for its’ romantic ambiance and fondu dinners, it never disappoints. This time, we were flanked by our adult children for a birthday celebration for my wife and it was equally special!

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SarelleC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were incredible and attentive and funny!! Mgmt was also awesome. Great staple of the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with a great atmosphere. We celebrated our anniversary there. 2nd time there, and will be many more!

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very elegant... nice romantic spot...I will most definitely return

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Marlee
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place to go for a full dining experience. Romantic and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times over the last several years. Each time is as amazing as the last. A great value for what you get!

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Patty22
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff was wonderful. food was delicious. drinks were yummy... loved everything

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pattersonb
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice . Went there 31 years ago for engagement celebration and also we went on our first date here.. We brought friends for there first time and they loved the time there. Always a big smile when we come here..

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vipSQue
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have been coming here for several years. Food was good, but way overpriced for what you received. Unfortunate because it was always one of our favorites when we went into the city.

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KarrahK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja’s Cafe is a wonderfully romantic restaurant that gets an A in every category. I’ve never been to a restaurant before where everything was perfect, including the ambiance, the food, and the quality of service. The outdoor table my husband and I were seated made us feel totally alone and secluded. Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary—with a hand signed card from the staff to top it all off. Thank you Geja’s Cafe, we’ll definitely be back!

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AngelaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with salad, cheese / sausage board, cheese fondue, chocolate fondue to finish. Wonderful bottle of Prosecco to accompany.
Next time: might just do cheese fondue and cheese / sausage board to finish.
As always, very abundant portions. We had to leave a lot in the pot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very impressed

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing- great for a special occasion every year or two!

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Cutler
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our table was very small and cramped. Definitely not big enough for 3 adults (tiny booth *right* next to the host stand

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Zactor
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT as always. So glad that you are back open 😊.
This is a MUST try if you haven’t .

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JulieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and fantastic food. A different kind of dinning experience. Ambiance inside is perfect for a night away with someone special.

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ZacharyP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

First time in Chicago and wanted something more. You’re not going to get it at Geja.

FAQs

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

Geja's Café is rated 4.8 stars by 4894 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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