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Geja's Cafe

#437 of 8,488 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
Austrian
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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
interactive dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
artickiss
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Valparaiso, Indiana
Contributor
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
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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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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
109 helpful votes 109 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
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, 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

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.