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Geja's Cafe

#579 of 8,136 Restaurants in Chicago
#629 of 8,721 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Fondue Place

Such an enjoyable time. Cheese fondue is fantastic. Entire dinner can take up to (2) hours, so plan accordingly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such an enjoyable time. Cheese fondue is fantastic. Entire dinner can take up to (2) hours, so plan accordingly!

Thank Noffer90
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Romantic?" How about "snarky staff," "so dark you can't see your food," and "so crowded you can't squeeze between tables w/o dipping your coattails (and maybe you) in your neighbor's fondue pot." The food is Benihana on a skewer. Your choices are beef (they say "tenderloin," I'll give them "loin"), chicken, shrimp, scallops and "Australian Rock Lobster" that looked more... More 

1 Thank Daniel W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was my second visit to Geja's. The first was almost 10 years ago but the restaurant was just as excellent as it was then. We had the red wine sangria (very good). The cheese fondue was very smooth and was a great starter. Second course and the chocolate were amazing also. We also ordered cappacinos with Bailey's and cinnamon.... More 

Thank Misty G
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

It doesn't look like much on the outside. The restaurant is on the ground floor so you have to go downstairs to the door. Inside you find a nice little romantic restaurant with wine bottles lining the wall. The meals which cost about $50 per person include a cheese fondue appetizer and a chocolate fondue dessert. You pick your main... More 

Thank Greg H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We had a great visit. Arturo at the bar made amazing lemon drop martinis. The chocolate one were wonderful too. They also seemed to have an extensive wine list. There were crackers and a delicious cheese spread munch on while we were waiting for our table. The dressing on the salad was nice and light,with good flavor. The cheese fondue... More 

Thank Jeanne L
Valparaiso, Indiana
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Twenty-five years after I asked her here to marry me, my wife returned with me to Geja's of Chicago. We now live in Northwest Indiana but the romance remains in this intimate fondue setting. The guitarist in the background, the soft lighting at each booth,and the final flaming chocolate fondue all remain, and marriage proposals and anniversaries still happen here.... More 

Thank IndyJim49
Lombard, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Gejas Cafe is a classic fondue restaurant, located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. I think the reason this place has been around for 50 years, is the atmosphere they create. They have great food, , and their service professionals made me feel like old friends. Arturo, the bartender, made me feel right at home while I waited for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Overall, the charming atmosphere and great service make for a unique, communal dining experience. The full meal offers an appetizer (veggies such as onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cubed bread in creamy cheese), an entree (I had the seafood combo with lobster, shrimp and scallops), and dessert (fruits, cake and marshmallows in yummy chocolate.) However, the dark, romantic atmosphere made it... More 

Thank SeeitAll728
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I went here for my anniversary last December and I just loved it! I discovered Geja's from a Groupon I purchased which was a great deal and cut our bill nearly in half. The ambiance is one of my favorite parts. The restaurant is dimly lit with mainly private booths. A lot of cool light fixtures. The restaurant has all... More 

Thank Jessica K
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went here for a celebration dinner. We ordered the main course meal which includes cheese and dessert. The cheese was delicious and the dessert was delicious but the main course ruined the experience. Instead of using vegetable or chicken broth this place uses regular oil which means that everything you eat is covered in oil and extremely greasy. While the... More 

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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
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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.