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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/

Public Transit:
Brown Line to Sedgewick / North

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Winemaker Dinners

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Geja's Café Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (74)
Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (63)
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Notable Wine List (35)
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Worth the Drive (27)
Fun (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Live Music (22)
Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

So romantic!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful! Ambience was romantic and the food was alright. My boyfriend talked about the cheese fondue all throughout the following courses. Definitely will be returning!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service. Great for a nice date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Not a fan of the meat and seafood choice, cheese and chocolates fondue was good. Very romantic, pricey for the quality and the amount of food received.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

This is my third time. Each time we come we bring a new person to enjoy the experience and they are impressed. Great food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

It was our Valentine’s dinner

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·Dined 6 days ago

Perfection

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. The ambiance is nice, but it’s a bit small, cramped, and noisy. The experience is worth a higher price tag, but still seems a bit too expensive for what it is.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and was amazing as always. The only thing I didn't like was that we were seated in the front of the restaurant in front where the only bright white light is present. Ruined the atmosphere a bit because you weren't in this dimly lit cozy booth anymore. Other than that, it's fantastic. Just the one table under one bad light sucks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

It is always a treat to have fondue! Great cheese to start and wonderful chocolate to finish!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Love Geja’s. Always a pleasant evening out. Great food, friendly service. Wonderful wine. One of our favorite places fur fondue.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Ambiance is great. Portions are ridiculously small. For what we paid for a dinner for 2, we could've gone to a nice steak house and had 2-3x the amount of food that we got at Gejas. The cheese and chocolate fondue were great though. If we ever come back, it'll only be for dessert.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2018

My Fiance and I went here for an early Valentine's Day dinner, and it. Was. Amazing. I have been to a few fondue places, prior to this Der Fondue Chessel was my favorite, but the cozy and romantic environment at Gejas, accented by the live guitar is unparalleled. We sat right next to the guitarist, and it wasn't loud.I only rated the noise level as moderate because of that. We were both still able to hear one another with indoor voices.

The value you get from their prix fixe menu is incredible. Salad, cheese fondue, meat fondue and chocolate fondue.

The cheese fondue was spectacular and enough to fill me up so I was stuffed through the three courses, but not too much that I didn't enjoy every last bit.

The meat fondue was presented well. The meats were well cut and the seafood delicious (obviously depending on how you cook it yourself). There are 8 all which compliment different meats or combinations of vegetables and protein.

The chocolate fondue was my favorite. The chocolate itself was a rich, deep chocolate flavor with a slight cherry liquor. The liquor is burned off after ignition to create the flaming effect for roasting marshmallows.

Loved it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Cramped seating and dumpy decor

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was all over great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First time visiting this restaurant. Waiter failed to mention the food wasnt cooked prior to coming to the table. We were unaware that we had to eat portions separately due to the meats having to be cooked in a small cooker. Very pricely for uncooked food... we did all of the work, plus small portions, small crowded setting, & food unseasoned. Will not be returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

For their reputation of having ‘the best cheese fondue in Chicago’, their cheese fondue was seriously lacking. It tasted like powder and as someone who lived in Switzerland for 3 years, can attest that even some grocery store fondue is more authentic tasting. If you have no expectations for quality and authentic fondue, then it is a cool place to hang out and maybe try but if you at all have any selectivity about Fondue then don’t order it here. The chocolate fondue was fun to eat and was good but wasn’t spectacular. They were, however, accommodating when we sent the cheese fondue back. The service was very good and attentive and the atmosphere was nice and romantic with cool low lighting and live guitar.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Tables need to be bigger because of the hot oil they use for dipping the food

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The serving attendant was fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic romantic setting and great fondue experince

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fun fondue place. The wait staff was fantastic. This was our first time to a fondue place and the staff was very helpful and pointing out how to order and how to cook our food. The lighting's a little dim but that adds to the ambiance. The food was good the meat could have been seasoned a little bit more. A great place for a good romantic dinner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything was fabulous my only comment is at the end when they bring the dessert I wasn’t reminded about avoiding the utensil you use to dip the fruit into the chocolate. As a result, I forgot and burned the side of my mouth. No one‘s fault really but it would be helpful if they could remind you twice so you don’t forget! By the time I realized what I did I was burned. 🤥

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic place. Cheese fondue was kinda weird tasting but everything else was one point!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best date place in the city by far. Split the Prince Geja's (combination of everything) and the seafood option, all incredible. We utilized the restaurant week deal (~$13 off each entree) and will probably make it an annual date for the occasion. With that and Valentine's Day, can't beat Geja's in February.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great time for Kathy’s birthday

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for a better date night! Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was a bit disappointed in table we were given. Made reservations months ago for my husbands 50th Birthday and yet we weren’t given a great table. Very small cramped restaurant. Food was mediocre and cooking everything in oil isn’t for everyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great first-time experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Geja's never disappoints. Exceptional food and service, as always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I love this place! Everything is just amazing. The cheese fondu with grapes, bread and apples- 5 stars, the chicken and tenderloin with the sauces - 5 stars, the chocolate fondu with all the goodies- 5 stars! The ambiance- 5 stars! 💕 no complaints, we just love it here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food/outstanding service!
Been coming here for over 50 years for special occasions!
Love it!❤️

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Remember when people used to go to dinner and have actual conversation? This is the kind of dining that promotes being engaged at the table as you cook, dip, taste and enjoy the company you’re in. The food is excellent and experience is very satisfying.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Ask for Shannon. The best!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

GEJA’s was a Great selection anytime, but restaurant week got us in. The entire meal was a great experience from the appetizer to the desert. Can wait to come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went to Geja's for our 2nd anniversary and it was definitely a great experience! A quiet romantic restaurant with great food and wine. The fondue aspect was really a fun way to spend the evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Geja's Cafe was such an ideal place for a dinner date. We made reservations the previous date and were seated right away. Our server was kind, friendly and humorous. He made the experience very enjoyable. I highly recommend this place for anyone trying to enjoy fondue. Dessert was the best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love, love, LOVE Gejas! Our waiter was spectacular! Food was delicious and the music was splendid.

My friends first time and they were raving about it. We were celebrating a birthday,
our sweet waiter brought over a slice of cake and candle! We stayed hours and never felt rushed.

Well done, Gejas!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great date place, even better fondue. Great sauces!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary here while visiting from out of town and this was a wonderful choice. Romantic atmosphere...candlelight, soft romantic live acoustic guitar, wonderful food and attentive service. Worth every cent for a special evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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