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Geja's Cafe

#455 of 7,819 Restaurants in Chicago
#495 of 8,583 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
Austrian, European, Fondue
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340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739 (Lincoln and Clark)
Brown Line to Sedgewick / North
773-281-9101
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Fondue Experience

It was a totally unique experience for me. You cook your own meat at the table in a fondue pot of oil. They give you direction on how long you should cook it based upon the type of meat or fish that you have ordered, but it's totally up to you. Obviously I was not an expert at how long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Ashley C
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fondue is a fun experience. There is always plenty of food, even if 2 people split one meal. Don't be in a hurray. Dinner can take 2+ hours if done right. Our wait staff was exceptional and was the food. Start with salad, cheese fondue, meat/fish fondue & finally chocolate with toasted marshmallows! The restaurant is very intimate. Tables close... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Geja's is unprecedented for fondue. From the cheese fondue appetizer to the selections of beef, chicken, and seafood entrees to the delicious dessert fondue, everyone can find something to their liking. It is a very romantic setting for a special celebration. It has long been one of our family favorites and will continue to be one of our favorites to... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Way to over priced for fruit bread and cheese the main courses are very small and over priced save your money and go else where .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

When visiting my sweet home Chicago, Geja's Cafe is a MUST. This special boutique restaurant is a one of a kind, and can make your entire evening magical. We took a horse drawn carriage from the water tower on Mag Mile through the city, winding through Lincoln Park and were dropped off at the front door of Gejas. Owner now-... More 

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Tampa Bay Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This gem has been around for years. It is great for quick bite or just a nice glass of wine. A lot of history in this Café. Check it out.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was a totally unique experience for me. You cook your own meat at the table in a fondue pot of oil. They give you direction on how long you should cook it based upon the type of meat or fish that you have ordered, but it's totally up to you. Obviously I was not an expert at how long... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was my 2nd time dining at Geja's. I first dined there using a Groupon and the experience was so amazing that I had to come back. Dinner last night was just as good as the first time. Our server, Sharon was down to earth, fun and super personable. I love fondue and used to frequent a different fondue place... More 

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North Riverside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time here and I must say we will go back. Our first time doing fondue was a very satisfying event. A little pricey but well worth it for all that you get. They have a large wine selection. Suggest valet parking. Wait staff was also excellent and very helpful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I had been to Geja's before - another beau, another decade. When I was out of town on my wedding anniversary I sought out something special. According to some reviewers this place was still a spot for romance. We arrived around 6pm and requested romantic booth as I had remembered from the past. The host seated us across from a... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Geja's Cafe is one of the most amazing experiences I have every had. This is all about the experience. It's a great place for a date night or even a dessert course after dining elsewhere. They have great drinks and the wait staff is in a league of there own. I love going through the different courses and trying different... More 

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Additional Information about Geja's Cafe

Address: 340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739
Phone Number: 773-281-9101
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Austrian, European, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739
    (Lincoln and Clark)
  • Public Transportation: Brown Line to Sedgewick / North
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 773-281-9101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Austrian, European, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.