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Geja's Cafe

#398 of 7,600 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 - 10:00 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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Crown Point IN
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had been dreaming of visiting Geja's for years. My husband and I finally made a reservation for our anniversary. We were not disappointed! We took the earliest seating, so we waited outside on their patio for them to open the doors. When they did and we were greeted by the hostess, she wished us a Happy Anniversary and brought... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Birthday dinner with my wife. Yes romantic, however VERY close quarters. Service was fair and the food was just okay. Not what we were expecting based on the reviews.

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Thank Jason B
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Geja's a number of times over the past decade and it's a great experience. Everyone's right to say get a booth if you can, because I like to get up to arrange and check my fondue and make sure I don't spill! At any rate, we just went again; our server was on point and very... More 

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Thank angelmusicmaven
Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has always been one of our favourite restaurants in Chicago ... going back to the early days of dating my wife! Romantic at the time and now an awesome experience for the family. We have been waiting for our youngest child to turn 10 so that all of us can experience Geja's as a family. 2016 was that year... More 

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Thank Slainte1969
Chicago
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start ... I have always admired quant little nooks and I've found one . Gejas cafe!!! At first I was apprehensive about the portions but believe me it is enough to fill any woman or man for that matter. I went for my birthday in October and have revisited more than four times since. You get to... More 

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Thank Birdie1969
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Romantic, intimate, and tasty. Our service was top notch, the fondue was wonderful, and it was very romantic. If you don't get a booth, it's less romantic, as you are sitting very near the couple next to you. You will also be frying your own food, so your clothes will smell like oil when you leave. Don't go out afterwards,... More 

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Thank Rebecca E
Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Went here years ago, took my husband because I had romantic memories. It is very dark if you don't get a booth, which we didn't. This makes it very difficult to test the doneness of the food because you are cooking it yourself. We had the seafood, and we cooked the scallops perfectly. But don't get sucked in if you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

3.5 Stars: Very charming cozy place with great ambience! Our server unfortunately was not the friendliest nor the most helpful. Others there seemed much better, & the helpers/bussing staff were fine. So, we just tried the best we can in the lim light to cook our foods best we could via trial & error as he rushed through the directions... More 

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Thank Justsaygrace
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Went to Geja's It has been around forever. Still has the magic. Got the sampler dinner steak chicken scrimp scallops and lobster. You also get a cheese fondue and a chocolate desert. A lot of dipping choices with each. A lot to enjoy notice that we did not leave anything behind Nor was anyone else leaving anything Service was wonderful.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Been to Melting Pot before. This experience wasn't as good as Melting Pot. Pros: Groupon, romantic & intimate setting, decent amount of food Cons: Tables were too small for fondue. Experience felt rushed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $56
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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

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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.
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