Geja's Café

4.8
3880 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Good for Anniversaries

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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue
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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)
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Phone number
(773) 281-9101
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lincoln and Clark
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Public transit
Brown Line to Sedgewick / North
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Winemaker Dinners
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food and experience!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My husband and I had a date night at Geja’s for my birthday. It was a wonderful experience with great food and ambience! Staff is very informative and helpful, giving us tips on how to cook everything properly. We will definitely be returning!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Always. The. Best. Go now.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Had yet another amazing meal at Geja's, this time celebrating a combination of birthdays and college graduations. We brought a newbie with whose only previous fondue experience was at The Melting Pot. He was blown away by what real fonduing is all about, with a variety of sauces to choose from. Shannon was attentive, funny and directed the meal with a perfect pace. The portions were great, the ambiance with its usual excellent, and my gluten-sensitive daughter was given gluten-free bread and her own set of gluten-free sauces. This place always goes the extra mile. Every single time. If you have a special occasion, this is the place to go!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This is by far the most romantic restaurant I have ever been to. A must for couples who desire classic guitar music in the background, dark lighting while conversing at your table, service top notch, and love in the atmosphere. I guarantee to be back and have already recommended to couple friends.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Quiet comfortable atmosphere - designed to provide the special or romantic evening you were hoping for. It is a wonderful outing for those get out of the house, date nights downtown with your special partner. I love the break from the norm out eating routine, and provides you with a fun and enjoyable evening for all. There aren't enough stars to properly rate the experience that awaits you. It is an absolute must for everyone to try - you will come back again and again if you give it a chance.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was very good even though a bit pricey at over $50.00 per person. Server was good but not real that friendly. Overall, a great place to go for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My wife and I have been coming to Geja's for over 18 years, and have never had a less than exceptional experience, with food or service.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The hostess is rude.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

If you’re going for atmosphere, it’s definitely worth a visit. It was a great spot for our anniversary. Very romantic, and the service was great. I don’t necessarily think the food was worth the price, but the ambiance made up for it.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

An amazing place for a romantic dinner. Great atmosphere, and an amazing dining experience.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

It is amazing how this place stays open. First of all, do not wear ANYTHING in the restaurant that you are not willing to burn. Everything you wear will stink. They need to add ventilation in that place. Also, they shove more tables in there than you can imagine. If there is a fire, everyone will perish. The food is decent and the service is good. Bottom line, I would never recommend this place, nor would I go back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

It's a wonderful place to be present with your loved one. There is so much for the senses to enjoy from a wide variety of foods to dip into various sauces, to cooking with your partner, to red lighting, to cozy brick walls and views, to breathtaking music, and everything in between. It's a special place to bond with someone.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We came to Geja’s to celebrate our 11th anniversary and was not disappointed. We got a one sided booth right in front of the guitarist. Service was wonderful and so was the food. A little pricey for the portions but all in all it was great! ❤️

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Good service and good fresh food.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Looking for really expensive vegetables and 4 pieces meat this is the place to go

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I've been to this restaurant many times and each visit is very enjoyable. The waiters are very attentive and nice. The food is fresh and the dipping sauces are beyond delicious! My wife and I choose to come here when we want a nicer, more intimate date. Great choice every time.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Geja's continues to be our favorite restaurant, and this time, as part of our Wedding weekend, was no different. Our main waiter, Sarah, made us feel comfortable and was very attentive. The romanticism of Geja's is something we talked about. What is it? Maybe the coziness of the restaurant itself, combined with the experience of dipping bread, fruit, and various proteins into a hot mixture and sharing it one another? Whatever it is, it's a delightful culinary journey that never fails to be the start to a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Outstanding romantic dining. Highly recommender to anybody with a special someone

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was amazing. We celebrated my husband birthday and it was so romantic. The wine was good and the decor, low lighting and soft music was exactly what I was going for.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They say us at a table so tight that I was crushed between the table and chair. It was extremely uncomfortable but the hostess did remedy and move us to another table. The experience is neat but it is a bit pricey for a plate of unseasoned meat that you cook yourself by deep frying in vegetable oil. The service of the waitstaff and bussers was top notch. Afterward we attended a show and were looked at with disgust as we smelled strongly of fried food.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had a nice time at Geja's. Was in town on business, but took the wife so we could spend time exploring Chicago. Came up with this restaurant. Was not disappointed. The price was right for the amount of food we got. Service was excellent too. Only gave it 4 starts for the noise level and the crowded space.
When your in Chicago---give it a try!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here for our 6 month anniversary and it was such a wonderful and delicious experience! So romantic! I highly recommend!!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Me encantó este lugar es lo que estaba buscando para poder pasar un rato agradable y tranquilo gracias por el servicio los meseros están a la altura de su restaurante me encantó el servicio que medio Arturo y abia otro muchacho q nos atendió pero nunca supe su nombre,los dos isieron mui buen trabajó gracias por el servicio

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great first fondue experience!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My dissatisfaction were seating by an airy doorway, flowers ordered were not presented as scheduled (I had to ask for them after waiting an hour), no birthday treat as promised, difficulty understanding the server.
Food and ambiance were great.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always incredible food, but the squeezing in of all the tables SO CLOSE together when there is hot oil and fondue on a table is a huge fire hazard. I was nervous the whole time.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

If you're looking for a romantic dinner with your loved one I highly recommend this place. The environment the area is great. Food is delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was fantastic as usual. Our waiter was less enthusiastic and pleasant than any other waiter we've ever had. And in mentioning my seafood allergy, I had to then ask for separate dipping sauces because my husband ordered seafood. It was odd. This was the first experience that wasn't completely amazing, which isn't the norm.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated right away but not in private booth as we wanted. No difference- food was phenomenal. Live guitar melody in the background. Very romantic very fun. The whole fondue experience was great

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food amd service are great however be prepared to smell like fresh seafood when you leave as you prepare your meal.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Is great place

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My only complaint is that after I told the host/manager(?) that it was my boyfriends birthday could you please bring something with a candle in it and he said “yes we have a piece of cake to bring out”, they never brought it. Other than that it was a great first trip.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

With a reservation, we weren’t seated right away, as there seemed to be some sort of “mixup” and then we were eventually seated at a very small and uncomfortable table, especially if partaking in any full dinners, which we were. We sat at the bar until they switch our table and there were noticeable delays between our server checking in. We went on a Thursday night and it was particularly busy. Other than that, dinner was enjoyable.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I had made this reservation for my friend because she was proposing beforehand. I had indicated that this was an engagement celebration hoping that something special would be done. Apparently nothing was. For a restaurant that seems to advertise as a romantic spot that was a little off putting.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place to take your wife or girlfriend on a romantic date

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My boyfriend and I visited Geja's for Independent Restaurant Week. It was a lovely experience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The usual awesome service and food at a great value. Packed on a Sunday night. Michael was outstanding, attentive to every need. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have been coming here a lot lately. Wish they were open for lunch though, as we prefer to eat heavier earlier in the day.

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