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Geja's Cafe

#406 of 7,875 Restaurants in Chicago
#463 of 8,779 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
Austrian, European
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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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4:30 pm - 9:30 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 138
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  • 66
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  • 39
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  • 17
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great!

Overall really fun experience! Bought the groupon deal so the cost of the night was probably 60% of what you'd normally pay. It's expensive- no question there, but you do get quantity and quality. The service was pleasant- if not a tiny bit slow. The food was great and the fondue-ing was fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Rachel O
via mobile
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Geja's has been located in this very congested part of town for decades, and it gets plenty of diners. The raw foods that are provided for the fondue appear to be very fresh and of good quality. The oil provided for cooking your meats and vegetables is soy oil so it won't smoke when it's hot, but you still get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This is our 3rd time here. I got the international selection. Someone in our party got the lobster which I will get next time. Always a fun night highly recommend. Also check groupon and you can get $60-70 off. Highly recommend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Overall really fun experience! Bought the groupon deal so the cost of the night was probably 60% of what you'd normally pay. It's expensive- no question there, but you do get quantity and quality. The service was pleasant- if not a tiny bit slow. The food was great and the fondue-ing was fun! I'd recommend the full dinner option so... More 

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Thank Rachel O
Gary, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My wife and I went here for dinner the first night of our honeymoon and it was wonderful. The servers were so nice, the food was great, and the atmosphere was so romantic. My only complaint is that it's a bit pricey, but if you sign up for their mailing list they'll end you coupons for your birthday and anniversary.

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Thank AmandaViolet
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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

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Thank Noffer90
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

"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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Misty G
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Greg H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Jeanne L
Valparaiso, Indiana
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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 

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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

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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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.