Geja's Cafe

4.9
4788 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
For over 56 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.

Experiences

  • 5 PM Seating on New Year's Eve

    $120.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Featuring our Connoisseur Premier Dinner and a glass of Domaine Carneros Brut 2017. Tax and gratuity included. Premier Fondue Dinners Include: Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue with assorted breads,vegetables and fruits for dipping. House salad served with Geja’s Dijon vinaigrette. Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp. Served with assorted vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces. Geja’s Belgian Chocolate fondue flamed tableside and served with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable treats for dipping.
  • 7:30 Seating on New Year's Eve

    $130.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Featuring our Connoisseur Premier Dinner and a glass of Taittinger Brut La Francaise. Tax and gratuity included. Premier Fondue Dinners Include: Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue with assorted breads,vegetables and fruits for dipping. House salad served with Geja’s Dijon vinaigrette. Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp. Served with assorted vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces. Geja’s Belgian Chocolate fondue flamed tableside and served with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable treats for dipping.
  • 10 PM Seating on New Year's Eve

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Featuring our Connoisseur Premier Dinner and a bottle of Taittinger Brut La Francaise per couple. Tax and gratuity included. Festive party favors included for the countdown to midnight and celebration. Premier Fondue Dinners Include: Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue with assorted breads, vegetables and fruits for dipping. House salad served with Geja’s Dijon vinaigrette. Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp. Served with assorted vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces. Geja’s Belgian Chocolate fondue flamed tableside and served with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable treats for dipping.

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 4788 people are saying
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Diana
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for my bf birthday and everything was perfect! We both loved the whole experience and excellent service. Will definitely come here again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago! Fantastic food, service, and environment!

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Dsto
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Geja’s, we always have a great experience, and this time was no different. We ordered the seafood trio: lobster, scallops, and shrimp. The seafood was fresh and delicious, as were the vegetables. The cheese fondue is fantastic, and the desert is also a star. Our server and waitstaff were friendly and very efficient!

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FredC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great choice. It was a special evening. Service was great.

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vipJohnM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food and decor were great. Server had great personality but was slow. We waited a long time to order drinks and then a long for drinks to come out and then our burner went out and he forgot about it. Would not have been such a big deal except as we are finishing they are already setting up table for next reservation and he came to tell us we needed to leave. Certainly appreciate they need to turn tables but service needs to be better in terms of getting stuff out so not rushed at end.

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KimI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated two of my siblings to dinner at Geja's; neither had ever tried fondue. It was a great evening! The food, service, and ambience were wonderful! All three of us loved our evening together!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Very romantic and fun. I would highly suggest coming here and I can’t wait to come back

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LauraT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and incredible service. knowledgeable server, she was great! attentive and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience ever. Everything was perfect. We were celebrating our 10th anniversary. The staff made sure they gave us a nice spot and left a special card for us. The experience was very relaxing and comforting. Wife gave me a big smile for such an amazing experience.

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ChristopherF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience would recommend. The server was wonderful as well

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BenjaminD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night. Amazing service. Food was amazing

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DebK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service, and ambiance! Romantic anniversary dinner!

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TerryD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Geja's in 10 years but had many fond memories and decided to go again. Only noticible change we detected was possibly a little brighter inside? Everything else was the same high quality we remembered and reminded us of why we wanted to go there. Fantastic

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!! Go here!! Worth every penny!!

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vipChristineO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time Food was fresh. Ambiance great

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FrancesA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 15th anniversary and Geja's Cafe staff signed an anniversary card for us. We had a lovely table off to the side. Our wait staff (Monica and Gary) were exceptionally attentive! We had an amazing dinner! Last year we celebrated using the Geja's Home version.

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vipTARULIS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and relaxing dinner

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solomon
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time coming here, great spot for a date

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LilaDufy
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place, fabulous flavors, outstanding service, we had our little cocoon just to ourselves in front of the fire for my partner’s birthday, fully recommend !

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vipKermitR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great, especially from one of the servers Gary!

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JimmyT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine, many food choices, great service, what more could one want?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food

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RachelP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Geja's Cafe! Highly recommend going here for fondue over the chain places available in Chicago. Food and drinks were delicious, our server was great, and it had such nice atmosphere for celebrating a special occasion.

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EbonyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic per usual. Our waiter extremely tentative to us and very professional. Gejas is me and my husbands favorite Restaurant. 5 stars

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Allison
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening we had again at Geja’s. Another anniversary in the books! We had Daniel as a server and Gary as our waiter, both were wonderful! Hey Jeff…Doug? please consider Gary as a server! He was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience and the food was great. The staff was very nice and attentive. I will definitely be returning.

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JenC
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geja’s once again provided everything for us to create a memorable experience! Still my favorite.

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DavidG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Took another couple with my wife and I and they lived it! I love a restaurant experience that makes me look good.

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ALB410
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience but food portions have definitely been reduced while price remains high.

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EmilyC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! A fun date night for sure.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gejas has always held a special place in my heart. I have taken my wife here since we first started dating and with the exception of 2020 we have gone here at least 1-2 times a year. This year we were able to bring our daughter with her being old enough and she loved it. Food was great, staff was kind and attentive to all our requests. It is a very expensive however it’s worth every penny. If you are looking for a relaxing, intimate dining experience this is the place, especially for a date night.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any and everything will satisfy your taste buds, GUARANTEE!

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LourdesN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Great for any occasion & romantic enviornment.

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KyleG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great for date night. great food and service.......

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

We attended Cafe Geja for the first time for our anniversary dinner Sunday November 7th. They left a terrible impression after the manager called me and accused me of dining and dashing with no apology. I expected better from a place of this level of class.

Pros: We had a nice dinner and our server and assistant server were polite and attentive.

Cons: Before dessert the server dropped the fondue fuel gel and it splattered down my dress and my shoe. I wiped it off and did not complain, accidents happen. The spilled gel on the table also caught our table cloth on fire. We blew out the flame before it got out of control, also did not complain since the situation was under control at that point. Then, almost two hours after leaving, I got a call from the manager saying the server claimed we left without paying our bill. I left cash with a 25% tip and the server carried it away before we had even left. I told the manager that I paid $230 in cash. He said he would ask the server and then never called me back. I was very insulted. They should have talked to everyone involved before calling and accusing me. If the manager had called back to apologize after sorting out whatever happened on their end all would have been forgiven. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time! We have been coming here for more than 11 years and each time is a fun, great and delicious as always!

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LisaS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Geja’s multiple times and it’s always wonderful! It’s quaint and the food and service are always exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing, we both agreed we loved the cheese starter and next time might just come for cheese and dessert because those were our favorite things of the night

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Fasha21
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, romantic environment and really great staff. Made for a perfect last evening in Chicago. Definitely plan to go back next time I’m in town.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Tons of food and a great place for a date.