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Geja's Cafe

#531 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago
#580 of 8,619 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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 17
    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
Fun and unique

This has been a favorite for my wife and I over the years and now my daughter and son-in-law make it a special dinner once a year. Between the cheese fondue starter, dinner and the chocolate desert fondue, you will definitely have a full meal. Live guitar music in the background and the bar is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
BostonEDK
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Boston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This has been a favorite for my wife and I over the years and now my daughter and son-in-law make it a special dinner once a year. Between the cheese fondue starter, dinner and the chocolate desert fondue, you will definitely have a full meal. Live guitar music in the background and the bar is a nice place to hang... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have been to Gejas a number of times, but I was a little disappointed on my last visit. It's still a charming and romantic place, but we were crowded into a table for 2 that was inches away from another table next to us. It was hard to feel romantic when the patron to my left was significantly closer... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

While it may not look it from the outside, for 50 years Geja's Cafe has served as one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago, if not the country. This is a fondue restaurant, where your typical meal will include a starter of cheese fondue followed by main course of oil fondue with beef, chicken, shrimp, scallops or lobster (or... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 reviews
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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 62 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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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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.