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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

On February, 14th lunch hours Geja’s Cafe requires a credit card for all party sizes.

Please cancel your reservation 48 hours in advance to avoid a $25 per person fee. All cancellation policies are enforced without exception (including but not limited to: illness, travel, change in plans,etc.)

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Geja's Café Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (70)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Special Occasion (55)
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Good for a Date (51)
Cozy (39)
Worth the Drive (30)
Notable Wine List (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fun (20)
Live Music (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Casual (7)
Healthy (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was absolutely outstanding! The ambiance was so romantic! I would definitely go back! Food was absolutely outstanding!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Exvellent as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

You did come here to eat cheap or just order EVERYTHING.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Customer Service!!!! We were seated at our reservation time. The food was delicious, worth every penny spent. Favorite Fondue Restaurant in Chicago. In addition, they also have Valet Parking and Coat Check.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good, and the servers and staff were very polite. Our waitress, however, was not very attentive. We had to hunt her down if we needed anything, which we did, multiple times. We have been to Geja's countless times and so this was very disappointing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We came here for a birthday and weren't disappointed. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I will definitely be back. You will go home smelling like fondue though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a very excellent meal with skilled service in a quiet setting. The fondues were awesome.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

As always, Geja’s was fantastic from start to finish! Our party was celebrating a birthday. We had reservations & were seated immediately. Our server was very friendly & took care of my food accommodations (gluten & soy sensitivities) without any issues at all.

My only complaint ever about Geja’s is the price. However, I received a birthday email, which gave me & the other three in my party $20 off per premier meal. I also had a couple of gift cards that I was able to use, so it helped keep the cost down.

It was a great way to celebrate on a freezing January day! I even enjoyed keeping warm by the decorative fire pits they have out in front of the restaurant.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great as usual. Loved it and so did the whole family

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The staff, atmosphere and food were all excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ambiance was spot on. The restaurant was freezing. Disappointed that I made a reservation as a Christmas present for my Husband and we got sat at a tiny table next to the guitarist. Would have appreciated a seat in one of the romantic booths or at least not so close to the guitarist that I could pluck a string for him. Will go back to use my Groupon but outside of that I’m not sure I’d make the trip to the city for it.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Geja's lives up to it's reputation. We live in WI and only come to Chicago for very special occasions. Geja's was everything we hoped for: romantic atmosphere, delicious unique fare, courteous, attentive wait staff...really the entire experience was unforgettable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Shannon was amazing. Attentive, funny and made the experience unforgettable. The cozy atmosphere was also perfect for our date night. That was our 2nd time at Geja’s and we’ll definitely be back soon for a third!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend in Chicago and decided to try a fun style of dinner so fondue was our first pick. I am so glad that this was our choice because I will be going back every time I go to Chicago. We had a blast cooking our food and everything from the salad to the cheese course to the chocolate goodness at the end was amazing. We continued to talk about the food days after. We finished eating just under two hours with time to spare before we headed to the theatre. Do yourself a favor and try Geja’s!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of the best traditions in the city! Still going strong after all these years. Kudos. Cant wait til next year!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Geja's again proved to be a very nice place for the anniversary "date" with my wife.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Overrated and overpriced. Unique experience, but that's about where the novelty wears off. Trying to tell if your chicken is cooked in dim lighting is not a very fun game. We were seated by the door and had to wear our winter coats for the first 20 minutes, thank goodness we didn't have our coats checked! Touted as a very romantic restaurant, but heading home smelling like a deep fryer isn't what I call romantic...3 pieces of steak, 3 pieces of chicken, and 2 shrimp is not a lot of bang for your buck, especially when you have to cook it yourself. Bring your flashlight, your kitchen timer, and a fat wallet and you'll be all set!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Romantic restaurant. I proposed to my girlfriend and she said YES!! The concierge was perfect in helping plan the surprise. Best date night restaurant in chciago!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Helpful and supportive staff, beautiful environment and ambience, and delicious food. Went for a surprise special occasion outing and were very well-accommodated. Can’t wait to go back, highly recommend!!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food is good but need more flexibility in ordering and it is very crowded. Very expensive!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The atmosphere is warm the live guitar was at the right level to allow conversation
The waiter was excellent, treated us like we were his only customers. The fondue experience is unique and fun. If you go you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is an outstanding option for a date, or if you’re celebrating anything. Its a fun and cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a wonderful time for my fiancee's birthday. It was great to speak with Jeff again and find out he has become the proprietor of the establishment. His admiration for the place will continue to bring people into the restaurant for years.
Thank you for a very fun time. We hope to be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

I just love the atomsphere, the ambiance and so romantic scenery. Great place for couples. The food was great as well as the staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of my favorites - perfect place to go before a show at Park West. Really love this place!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As always, the food and service was exceptional. The only disappointment was the table seated across from our booth - the two people sitting in the chairs had their chairs pushed out so far that every waiter or guest walking by our table bumped into it (they had plenty of room to pull their chairs closer to the table). Perhaps checking their coats could've made them more comfortable and got their chairs closer to the table. It's a small and cozy place, hard to believe they didn't notice and couldn't be considerate of our table and the people passing by. Otherwise, always a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Gejas is always a great experience. Fondue is so social so you always have a great time.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Such a beautiful and romantic experience. Awesome staff and even greater customer service. It was my birthday and Geja’s just made me feel special. We will definitely be back! They have really great Groupon offers also!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

It would be nice to have a bit more of a craft beer selection. But the staff was extremely friendly. Always pleased when we come here

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The interior is very elegant and the atmosphere is romantic. But the food is just okay. There are no many choices just the fondue. Fondue is a little greasy. It's fun to dip the food but you may get bored after a while.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love Gejas! The ambience is great for a special occasion or romantic evening together. The food is consistently delicious. It is quickly becoming one of our go to spots for special celebrations!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been dining here since the 70's. So happy that it remains the same!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food and service!!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I was really excited to visit Geja's Cafe as I have been trying to get a reservation for quite a while now. The ambiance is beautiful! I love how secluded and romantic it feels. It's definitely a must to visit if you are in Chicago. The only down side, in my opinion, is that it's a bit overpriced. When the waiter brought us the tray of what we ordered, I was really surprised to only see a few pieces of meat. The majority of it was vegetables. I think it would be good to revise the prices per person as I don't think it's worth paying $ 59.00+ per person. Other than that, the service was great and I would definitely visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my first time back to Geja's in several years, since I do not live in Chicago. It was as wonderful as ever. The food and service were both excellent. The live classical guitar always adds a special tone to the ambiance. If you enjoy fondue, this is the place for you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Scrumptious cheese and chocolate fondues served in gloomily romantic setting. Generous portions and very filling

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always fantastic, great wines, great food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a yearly visit for my nieces birthday, this was an extra special 21st and our waiter Arturo made it the best evening ever. We love Geja's and have always had a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been going to Geja’s for years and it’s a must for every anniversary.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my second time at Geja's Cafe. I go more for the experience that the food but both were excellent. My only complaint is that they didn't have a booth available so my wife and I had to sit uncomfortably close at a table next to another couple. It wasn't all bad but would have preferred a private booth since we were celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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