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Geja's Cafe

#438 of 8,465 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Austrian
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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
5:00 pm - 11:30 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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 61
    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
Most recent review
Perfect!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
eva b
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Keansburg, New Jersey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 via mobile

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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Oak Park, IL
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97 reviews 97 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Farmington Hills, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We make at least one trip a year from Detroit to enjoy a romantic dinner at Geja's. This year we timed it for Valentine's Day, which was a busy night for dining out. While Geja's only offered a limited menu for Valentine's Day, it was still an enjoyable and fun evening. It's fun to prepare your own food and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

No one would believe me if I did not have the photo to prove it. Tonight, I celebrated my birthday at Geja's. Before you go to Geja's you should know that they are rule heavy and that the rules are not to be broken. One rule is that only complete parties will be seated. Well today in Chicago, we had... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We decided to try this out as a belated celebration. The place was quite dark, which does create a romantic ambiance; however it would be better if you could see what you are eating--especially when raw food, alcohol and fondue are involved. (It's a lot harder to undercook things when you can visibly verify that they are in fact fully... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If your looking for fondue, you found the one & only! Romantic atmosphere but also great for larger groups! Extensive wine list! Love the cheese & chocolate fondues ! If your looking for a SPECIAL place to go, this is the place! Have been going here for 20+ years😄and truly love it!

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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
  • Phone Number: 773-281-9101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Austrian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?