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Geja's Cafe

#411 of 7,757 Restaurants in Chicago
#445 of 8,513 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
Austrian, Fondue
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340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739 (Lincoln and Clark)
Brown Line to Sedgewick / North
773-281-9101
Website
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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Can't Beat The Ambiance

My first visit to Geja's was in 1981. It's been around for a long time for a reason. This is where you go to celebrate. It's romantic ambiance (low lights, intimate seating) can not be beat. The food is good. Not 5 star worthy, but very good. I could personally use a little more meat on my portion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Maria K
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My first visit to Geja's was in 1981. It's been around for a long time for a reason. This is where you go to celebrate. It's romantic ambiance (low lights, intimate seating) can not be beat. The food is good. Not 5 star worthy, but very good. I could personally use a little more meat on my portion size (we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been all over the world and eaten in what many believe are great restaurants in many cities. However, somehow I had missed one in my own hometown. Geja's Cafe here is apparently well known for great fondue and justly so. Fondue is not a culinary masterpiece sort of dining. It is all about atmosphere, presentation, and service. In... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Geja's is an awesome place for an intimate fondue dinner. Have been on multiple occasions with and without kids; great every time. It is an experience you have to try at least once.

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went to Geja's cafe on a Tuesday, a few weeks ago. The restaurant was pretty packed (which is always a good sign) Our table wasnt ready, so we went to the bar ordered a couple of drinks and were promptly seated. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. We had the cheese fondue with a variety of fruits and bread. The salad... More 

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Keansburg, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My fiancé and I ate at Geja while visiting Chicago. The food was amazing. I must admit that the serving sizes were very small. I ordered the chicken and steak and received two cubes of chicken and two cubes of steak. That was a little disappointing since it's a little pricey. Howeve, the service was terrific. Our server explained everything... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

the concept is very good, the food is very good, but the place is very, very small. I'm a big man, not fat, (6'3 260) and maneuverability is a challenge. Even in the bathroom. But otherwise, it was a great experience.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Geja's Cafe is one of those places that you reserve for the special occasions. By the vary nature of fondue, you set your own pace by how quickly or slowly you care to dip your little morsels of food in the fondue pot. My wife & I both ordered THE CONNOISSEUR which consisted of aged beef tenderloin, jumbo Gulf shrimp,... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

OMG, I love this place! Very romantic so it's definitely a great couples spot. The best cheese, wine and fondue. My last dinner here, we had two great Italian bottles of wine. They have an impressive wine selection. A great gem !

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

With its individual booths, dark lighting and soft music, it's hard to beat Geja's for romance. The place is also well located in Lincoln Park, near the lake. The problem is that, as a relatively expensive fondue place, Geja's does not attract any regular crowd, and only seems well patronized on weekends. To fill seats during the week, the restaurant... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Seductive, entertaining, 4 courses. A must experience! The atmosphere is perfect, low light, elegant. The music was just the right volume to be able to talk without allowing other tables to hear your conversation. Take advantage of the romantic dipping of chocolate dessert !

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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, 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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • 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.