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Geja's Cafe

#437 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739 (Lincoln and Clark)
773-281-9101
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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
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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank khouse1621
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123 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I usually don't review places in my hometown. However this place deserves a great review. The location is perfect right near the zoo. There is street parking on Clark. Or you can valet for 12$. The food was amazing. I have never tried fondue before and I couldn't believe how good it was. The meat and fish quality was excellent... More 

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Thank djrealone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is calm and quaint. And it offers a great deal of privacy. You won't encounter a lot of rowdy visitors nor any obtrusive attendants. It is a great place to eat and chat with your companion(s).

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Thank Victoria W
Lemont, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We came here for a birthday party with a medium sized group. This was our mistake. The restaurant has a dark, quiet, intimate setting. It's ideal for a date or double date. We enjoyed the drinks, appetizers and dessert. I would come here for this alone. My problem with the entree was the quantity, price and preparation. I'm not a... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were fortunate to get in on a Tuesday evening without a reservation, probably got the last available table as people arriving later were turned away--so if you go, be aware. People were generally nicely dressed. This was a new experience for us. While a la carte items are available, the standard order is a four-course meal, of which only... 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
$20 - $40
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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.