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Geja's Cafe

#429 of 7,509 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739 (Lincoln and Clark)
+1 773-281-9101
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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VA Beach
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first experience at a fondue restaurant. Our biggest con, the lack of, sufficient amount lighting to see the food we cooked! We had to lift the candle to see. Our Mojitos, we had to send back. Our waiter rushed through explaining the process and the six dips.

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Thank birdnsky_1
Libertyville, Illinois
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a weekday Groupon so a friend and I dined on a Thursday night. The cheese fondue is out of this world. Nothing like the Swiss Knight brand you get in the grocery store. I think the secret is the white wine in the mixture. We also had the chocolate fondue, also memorably delicious. We skipped the boiled oil meat... More 

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Thank Libertyvillian
Burlingame, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband I first dined at Gejas 20 years ago. I took my 12 year old daughter over the weekend while visiting Chicago. Experience still the best. My daughter loved it! We dined on cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue. Plenty of food! Ask for a booth. Service is pleasant, can be a little rushed. Salad and fondue at the... More 

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buffalo grove
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

first time here for me. have never eaten at a fondue restaurant so something new for me. i ordered the steak and lobster, wife had the scallops and steak. both came with a cheese fondue appetizer. she liked it. I did not like the cheese but there are lots of cheeses I don't like. my steak and lobster were okay.... More 

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Thank Michael F
Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

The best way to describe this place is: Americanized fondue restaurant. I had fondue before in Paris at one of the most popular food place but Geja's experience was different. First of all, the ambiance inside is really nice.. it feels very cosy. I went with my wife and we felt as if we are somewhere in Europe. Our server... More 

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Thank Rock_Chicago28
Boise, Idaho
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This restaurant was recommended to me by friends as having great food, and also great atmosphere, as well as a great place for a romantic dinner. I was not disappointed. It's a fondue restaurant with many choices on the menu. First, it's in the basement of the building making a little dark and, yes, romantic. The interior is beautiful wood... More 

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Thank David H
Springfield, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

It doesn't get any more romantic than this. Great fun eating fondu. I recommend Prince Geja's combination, so you can try a little of everything. Sangria was tasty. Our waiter Steve was outstanding.

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Thank Thomas E
Southfield, Michigan
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

My sister suggested my husband and I go to this restaurant, since she had a Groupon. My husband was initially hesitant since our last excursion to a fondue place back in Michigan was less than satisfying. However, we agreed to go with her based on her recommendation. I must say my first impression of the place was underwhelming. The restaurant... More 

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Thank Marzel2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I grew up fonduing so when I was introduced to Geja's in the late 90's I was hooked. I absolutely love this place. My husband and I got engaged here and have shared many wonderful special occasions over fondue. We dine here at least once s year. The ambiance is romantic even though it can get crowded. The food is... More 

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Thank Imaprize
Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We were really excited about it and had a good time but just didn't love this place. Our waitress was way overly friendly and talked to us like we were children. The cheese fondue was OK, came with apples, grapes and stale bread. Then the main course came out which you cook yourselves at your table. The meats and vegetables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $56
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
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: +1 773-281-9101
Description
Chicago's most romantic restaurant featuring fondue dining and fine wines. We are open 7 days a week. Fondue dining - cooking at the table - is a great way to give your family and friends a unique experience. Geja's features an extensive, moderately priced wine list, with many selections by-the-glass. Reservations are recommended. We would be delighted to help plan your private party. We accept all major credit cards. Because of safety concerns we do not allow children under the age of 10. Dress code: Many of our guests are celebrating a special occasion and we ask that your attire reflect that. The dress code at Geja's Cafe is business casual. For men, a collared shirt and dress pants are appropriate. For women, business wear or dressy casual attire would be most comfortable. More specifically, we do not allow beachwear (flip flops, tank tops, etc.), athletic wear (jerseys, sweatpants, gym shoes, etc.), ripped or torn clothing and hats of any kind.

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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.