Geja's Caf��

★★★★☆
  • 340 W. Armitage

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Cross street: Between Lincoln Ave. and Clark St, Lincoln Park

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  • 773-281-9101

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Awesome, spectacular service....incredibly good cheese fondu starter.....incredibly good chocolate fondu dessert.......incredibly overpriced, small-portioned, stinky soybean oil main entree. We went to Second City after leaving Geja's and

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★★★★★

Awesome, spectacular service....incredibly good cheese fondu starter.....incredibly good chocolate fondu dessert.......incredibly overpriced, small-portioned, stinky soybean oil main entree. We went to Second City after leaving Geja's and

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My boyfriend and I have never had fondue and decided to give it a try. We went there with a Living Social coupon and they still treated us like normal guests. The food was absolutely amazing! We both loved the cheese and chocolate fondues,

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I have never had fondue and decided to give it a try. We went there with a Living Social coupon and they still treated us like normal guests. The food was absolutely amazing! We both loved the cheese and chocolate fondues,

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Last Friday Erica and I decided to have a nice, romantic fondue dinner at Geja's. I'm surprised there are not more fondue places in Chicago. The melting pot is fine but has the obvious feeling of a chain restaurant and none of the charm of

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★★★★★

Last Friday Erica and I decided to have a nice, romantic fondue dinner at Geja's. I'm surprised there are not more fondue places in Chicago. The melting pot is fine but has the obvious feeling of a chain restaurant and none of the charm of

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Horribly overpriced food with excellent service. For two people with one cheap drink each, the bill was $129.95. For that money, you get (with the seafood platter, not the most expensive item on the menu, and no a la carte):

1. Three pieces of lettuce with two slices of cucumber as a salad (one salad per person)
2. Cheese fondue with 4 small slices of apple, two small slices of pear, 6 grapes, and 4 cubes of bread.
3. Fondue dinner with 6 scallops total, 6 shrimp, two small "wads" of supposedly shaved lobster, 5 mushrooms, some sliced onion, sliced green pepper, two potato cubes, and 8 dipping sauces.
4. Chocolate fondue with 6 triangles of pineapple, 6 cubes of apple, 4 cubes of pound cake, and 6 quarter-sized pieces of banana.

That's all you get for $129.95. Not even half an apple for two people. Very small portions with a very limited selection.

The atmosphere was loud, cramped, but still romantic. The service is the best in Chicago. Very friendly people that are genuinely interested in making you happy.

The food is, by far, the worst for your money in Chicago. Six shrimp, six scallops, some shaved lobster the size of an iphone, a quarter of an apple, and a couple of cubes of bread for two people at $129.95. Just horrible and insulting for a fondue place where you cook your own food on a stick.

The service is, by far, the best in Chicago. It's quite a dichotomy of a restaurant, but stay away since you now know that the price for the food will ruin your night (if you're the one paying, that is).

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★☆☆☆☆

Horribly overpriced food with excellent service. For two people with one cheap drink each, the bill was $129.95. For that money, you get (with the seafood platter, not the most expensive item on the menu, and no a la carte):

1. Three pieces of lettuce with two slices of cucumber as a salad (one salad per person)
2. Cheese fondue with 4 small slices of apple, two small slices of pear, 6 grapes, and 4 cubes of bread.
3. Fondue dinner with 6 scallops total, 6 shrimp, two small "wads" of supposedly shaved lobster, 5 mushrooms, some sliced onion, sliced green pepper, two potato cubes, and 8 dipping sauces.
4. Chocolate fondue with 6 triangles of pineapple, 6 cubes of apple, 4 cubes of pound cake, and 6 quarter-sized pieces of banana.

That's all you get for $129.95. Not even half an apple for two people. Very small portions with a very limited selection.

The atmosphere was loud, cramped, but still romantic. The service is the best in Chicago. Very friendly people that are genuinely interested in making you happy.

The food is, by far, the worst for your money in Chicago. Six shrimp, six scallops, some shaved lobster the size of an iphone, a quarter of an apple, and a couple of cubes of bread for two people at $129.95. Just horrible and insulting for a fondue place where you cook your own food on a stick.

The service is, by far, the best in Chicago. It's quite a dichotomy of a restaurant, but stay away since you now know that the price for the food will ruin your night (if you're the one paying, that is).

Pros: Great Customer Service

Cons: $129.95 for two people with one cheap drink each (more below

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An amazingly romantic dinner for two. I highly recommend the whole fondue experience (cheeses, meats, fruits, chocolate) with wine pairings along the way.

5
★★★★★

An amazingly romantic dinner for two. I highly recommend the whole fondue experience (cheeses, meats, fruits, chocolate) with wine pairings along the way.

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Located in Lincoln Park, Geja's is a great for celebrating special occasions. The atmosphere is very intimate and romantic. I highly suggest ordering a fondue dinner or you can always do the cheese and chocolate fondue. So good! Geja's assures your evening to be as enjoyable as you want since they don't allow children under 10 years old. So leave the kids with the babysitter and go to Geja's for a great getaway.

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★★★★☆

Located in Lincoln Park, Geja's is a great for celebrating special occasions. The atmosphere is very intimate and romantic. I highly suggest ordering a fondue dinner or you can always do the cheese and chocolate fondue. So good! Geja's assures your evening to be as enjoyable as you want since they don't allow children under 10 years old. So leave the kids with the babysitter and go to Geja's for a great getaway.

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My girlfriends and I save Geja's for special occasions because the fondue is divine. Get the cheese and chocolate combination -- it's $20 for a heavenly meal that will leave you full AND euphoric. Great atmosphere, too. Parking is a problem -- you'll want to go with valet, or be prepared to walk a lot.

5
★★★★★

My girlfriends and I save Geja's for special occasions because the fondue is divine. Get the cheese and chocolate combination -- it's $20 for a heavenly meal that will leave you full AND euphoric. Great atmosphere, too. Parking is a problem -- you'll want to go with valet, or be prepared to walk a lot.

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This is the only way I'd do fondue, and I've gone to Gejas a number of times and I definitely would highly recommend getting a booth because it's definitely much better than the tables. Every time that I've gone I've had good service and the food has been good as well. Just be careful if it's your first experience to watch out for the oil because when it does get really hot it does kind of crackle and pop. The first time my brother went there he was mad and couldn't stand it because he couldn't keep track of how long his food was cooking and kept on losing the food off of the little forks. The forks are color coordinated, and it can be tough to keep the food on them, especially with lobster and the patatoes. It was rather dimly lit, but hands down the most romantic place I've ever been to. I agree that if you have noisy people behind/in front of you you can hear their conversations, so going later can help with that. This is the only place where I'll eat lobster and actually the first place I tried it, and I just love it! (and I'm generally not a seafood fan, plus, the shrimp is good too). Everything is top quality food, and I'll be coming back here again and again because it's a fun, and unique experience every time.

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★★★★★

This is the only way I'd do fondue, and I've gone to Gejas a number of times and I definitely would highly recommend getting a booth because it's definitely much better than the tables. Every time that I've gone I've had good service and the food has been good as well. Just be careful if it's your first experience to watch out for the oil because when it does get really hot it does kind of crackle and pop. The first time my brother went there he was mad and couldn't stand it because he couldn't keep track of how long his food was cooking and kept on losing the food off of the little forks. The forks are color coordinated, and it can be tough to keep the food on them, especially with lobster and the patatoes. It was rather dimly lit, but hands down the most romantic place I've ever been to. I agree that if you have noisy people behind/in front of you you can hear their conversations, so going later can help with that. This is the only place where I'll eat lobster and actually the first place I tried it, and I just love it! (and I'm generally not a seafood fan, plus, the shrimp is good too). Everything is top quality food, and I'll be coming back here again and again because it's a fun, and unique experience every time.

Pros: Very romantic, amazing food, great experience.

Cons: Dimly lit, hard to see at times, gotta ask for a booth

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I went here with my boyfriend on a monday night to celebrate our one-year anniversary, and it was the best choice we could have made. First off, the valet was the great at only $9. We chose to wait for a booth (which I HIGHLY recommend doing). It definitely isn't a bad wait if you aren't pressed for time. They have a decent outdoor patio with little tables and candles, and the hostess calls you in when the booth is ready. Despite what some people may have said, I completely adored the restaurant's decor and atmosphere. It wasn't too dim, as the windows are a nice size for the "cellar vibe", and there are candles, and warmly lit lamps in the booths. There are old wine bottles covering all of the walls, and wine-style oil paintings. It isn't one big room like some restaurants, but has a few walls dividing the doorway, seating area, and bar. Not all the tables in the center were extremely close, and I could tell that they had done their best spacing people out, but on a busy night it would be best to wait for a side table or a booth if you don't want to feel like you're a joint party with another table.
The food was simply delicious. They are quite generous portions, and the fruit and vegetables were very fresh. The waiters were very professional and elegantly dressed. The guitarist was also great. He sits on a raised chair in the corner of the dining area. It took just over two hours for us to finish our premier dinners: salad, cheese fondue, meat/vegetables, chocolate fondue, and coffee. Since we only chose to have chicken and meat, as opposed to seafood as well, the whole dinner was only $36/person. For some reason they charged us for our cappuccinos, so I'm assuming that just plain coffee is included in the premier dinner price. So overall our bill was $88, and with a tip we paid just over $100. Definitely worth the money. You also get a $25 off certificate with your bill, always a nice way to recieve a check.

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★★★★★

I went here with my boyfriend on a monday night to celebrate our one-year anniversary, and it was the best choice we could have made. First off, the valet was the great at only $9. We chose to wait for a booth (which I HIGHLY recommend doing). It definitely isn't a bad wait if you aren't pressed for time. They have a decent outdoor patio with little tables and candles, and the hostess calls you in when the booth is ready. Despite what some people may have said, I completely adored the restaurant's decor and atmosphere. It wasn't too dim, as the windows are a nice size for the "cellar vibe", and there are candles, and warmly lit lamps in the booths. There are old wine bottles covering all of the walls, and wine-style oil paintings. It isn't one big room like some restaurants, but has a few walls dividing the doorway, seating area, and bar. Not all the tables in the center were extremely close, and I could tell that they had done their best spacing people out, but on a busy night it would be best to wait for a side table or a booth if you don't want to feel like you're a joint party with another table.
The food was simply delicious. They are quite generous portions, and the fruit and vegetables were very fresh. The waiters were very professional and elegantly dressed. The guitarist was also great. He sits on a raised chair in the corner of the dining area. It took just over two hours for us to finish our premier dinners: salad, cheese fondue, meat/vegetables, chocolate fondue, and coffee. Since we only chose to have chicken and meat, as opposed to seafood as well, the whole dinner was only $36/person. For some reason they charged us for our cappuccinos, so I'm assuming that just plain coffee is included in the premier dinner price. So overall our bill was $88, and with a tip we paid just over $100. Definitely worth the money. You also get a $25 off certificate with your bill, always a nice way to recieve a check.

Pros: ambience, perfect for special occasions, great fondue

Cons: if you have louder neighbors, you can too easily hear every word

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Restaurant very accommodating - Portions large - but possible to share meals. Fondu delicious, Atmosphere cozy and romantic, Service quick. Memorable experience - great for special occasion - but fine for dining any time. Highly recommend.

5
★★★★★

Restaurant very accommodating - Portions large - but possible to share meals. Fondu delicious, Atmosphere cozy and romantic, Service quick. Memorable experience - great for special occasion - but fine for dining any time. Highly recommend.

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I discovered this place 4-5 years ago when visiting chicago (I am from MI), and no fondue experience has ever been the same. Everytime I return to chicago it is a must that I dine here! If you have ever been to a chain like the melting/pot - it doesn't even compare to the experience here. The atmosphere is small, cozy, romantic. I DO recommend that when calling in for a reservation that you specifically ask for a booth. If you get a table, you will find that you may be sitting on the laps almost of the table next to you. Also, I would suggest coming a little later - say 8:30-9ish as things will calm down a little more.

I will say I had one minor bad experience here the last time I visited this x-mas of 07. I took my fiance here for the first time (his first time in chicago as well). I won't make this long, but watch out for the exploding potatoes! My fiance got minor burns on his hand from the hot oil, and I got oil all over my new shirt I had just bought. While the staff made sure to frequent our table more, the manager only comped a couple glasses of wine, he didn't offer anything for my ruined shirt, and we still had to pay for the dinners in full. Considering how great of business this place gets (and how much I frequent it for not even being a resident of the city) I would think that the least they could have done was comped our meal for this time. If you are someone that can't laugh an experience off like this I would suggest not going as apparently this does happen from time to time.

However, b/c of how much I love this place, the experience, and the food I will visit again the next time I am in chicago. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time (2-3 hours), and come with an empty stomach!!!!

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★★★★★

I discovered this place 4-5 years ago when visiting chicago (I am from MI), and no fondue experience has ever been the same. Everytime I return to chicago it is a must that I dine here! If you have ever been to a chain like the melting/pot - it doesn't even compare to the experience here. The atmosphere is small, cozy, romantic. I DO recommend that when calling in for a reservation that you specifically ask for a booth. If you get a table, you will find that you may be sitting on the laps almost of the table next to you. Also, I would suggest coming a little later - say 8:30-9ish as things will calm down a little more.

I will say I had one minor bad experience here the last time I visited this x-mas of 07. I took my fiance here for the first time (his first time in chicago as well). I won't make this long, but watch out for the exploding potatoes! My fiance got minor burns on his hand from the hot oil, and I got oil all over my new shirt I had just bought. While the staff made sure to frequent our table more, the manager only comped a couple glasses of wine, he didn't offer anything for my ruined shirt, and we still had to pay for the dinners in full. Considering how great of business this place gets (and how much I frequent it for not even being a resident of the city) I would think that the least they could have done was comped our meal for this time. If you are someone that can't laugh an experience off like this I would suggest not going as apparently this does happen from time to time.

However, b/c of how much I love this place, the experience, and the food I will visit again the next time I am in chicago. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time (2-3 hours), and come with an empty stomach!!!!

Pros: Great ambience and food

Cons: Poor management

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As first timers at the Geja's Cafe I didn't know what to expect. I found the cafe in the Fodor's guide, with the words Romantic catching my eye. I called on a Thursday night making reservations for that Sunday for 7:00pm for two people. They were very nice on the phone. I let them know it was our first time at the cafe and it was my boyfriends birthday, so could we be put down for a booth(Fodor's recommendation).The receptionist said it was a first come first serve basis with the booths, but she would make a note by my name. We arrived at 7:00pm, didn't have to valet park ($9)since we found parking not even a half a block away. We only waited a few minutes after checking our coats and we were seated in our requested booth. Our waiter was nice and explained the menu to us and how the courses worked. He was even kind enough to bring two hot pots for us to cook the main courses in, because I don't eat meat/fish and didn't want my veggies tasting like fish. The first course cheese foundue was so rich and creamy, my boyfriend and I will be back for just that! The main dishes were fun to cook, and they even give you 8 different souces to dip you meat or veggies in. By the time we reached the end and the melted chocolate was brought out, we didn't think we would be able to eat it, but we forced ourselves to nibble. A great choice for a date or a group of people. We'll be back!
A word of advice... don't were heavy clothes(even in winter) and sweaters, unless you have a shirt underneath, it can get a bit warm with all of the fire on the table! You may also get a little grease on your clothes-it can jump from the pots, so wear something you can through in the wash.

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★★★★★

As first timers at the Geja's Cafe I didn't know what to expect. I found the cafe in the Fodor's guide, with the words Romantic catching my eye. I called on a Thursday night making reservations for that Sunday for 7:00pm for two people. They were very nice on the phone. I let them know it was our first time at the cafe and it was my boyfriends birthday, so could we be put down for a booth(Fodor's recommendation).The receptionist said it was a first come first serve basis with the booths, but she would make a note by my name. We arrived at 7:00pm, didn't have to valet park ($9)since we found parking not even a half a block away. We only waited a few minutes after checking our coats and we were seated in our requested booth. Our waiter was nice and explained the menu to us and how the courses worked. He was even kind enough to bring two hot pots for us to cook the main courses in, because I don't eat meat/fish and didn't want my veggies tasting like fish. The first course cheese foundue was so rich and creamy, my boyfriend and I will be back for just that! The main dishes were fun to cook, and they even give you 8 different souces to dip you meat or veggies in. By the time we reached the end and the melted chocolate was brought out, we didn't think we would be able to eat it, but we forced ourselves to nibble. A great choice for a date or a group of people. We'll be back!
A word of advice... don't were heavy clothes(even in winter) and sweaters, unless you have a shirt underneath, it can get a bit warm with all of the fire on the table! You may also get a little grease on your clothes-it can jump from the pots, so wear something you can through in the wash.

Pros: Sweet, romantic, and fun.

Cons: Can get a warm at the table with the fire.

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Yeah, so you smell like oil when you leave. And yeah, sometimes the smell of sterno is bad. But, I have been here for dinner at least 10 times and I loved each experience. I tell the host at the beginning that I would rather wait for a booth than sit at a table in the center of the room... or when you make the reservation (I believe weekdays only) ask specifically for a booth. The wine selection is fantastic and I have loved everything I have tried there. The meat portions are small but if you ask for more veggies, they are more than happy to oblige. The service is usually very good.

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★★★★★

Yeah, so you smell like oil when you leave. And yeah, sometimes the smell of sterno is bad. But, I have been here for dinner at least 10 times and I loved each experience. I tell the host at the beginning that I would rather wait for a booth than sit at a table in the center of the room... or when you make the reservation (I believe weekdays only) ask specifically for a booth. The wine selection is fantastic and I have loved everything I have tried there. The meat portions are small but if you ask for more veggies, they are more than happy to oblige. The service is usually very good.

Pros: Fun dinner, good service, fantastic wine list, romantic setting

Cons: Can get super crowded and no reservations on the weekends

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I made a reservation at Geja's based on several recommendations from people who had previously lived in Chicago. While I enjoyed the experience, I wasn't as thrilled with the food as I thought I would be. First of all, while the ambience is interesting, it can be a bit claustrophobic with the very dim lighting and low ceilings (it's in a basement). I would recommend requesting to be seated at a booth-- some of the 2 person tables are tiny and very close to the adjacent tables. The menu is a bit confusing, but the waitress did a great job explaining how the whole thing worked. I loved the cheese fondue, but I was dissapointed with the whole cook-your-own-food-in-oil deal. Besides being way too much work, the food didn't even turn out that great once I cooked it. I found the lobster to be a bit chewy, and the sauces offered on the platter were less-than-interesting. I also found that I quickly tired of the oily flavor that accompanied everything I cooked, and as a result I didn't finish all the items on my platter, not because I was no longer hungry, but because I couldn't take that oil taste any more! The chocolate fondue was very good, and I liked how they lit the liquour on fire when it arrived at the table so that you could roast marshmallows until it burned off. In conclusion, Geja's was an interesting dining experience-- it was cool to be actively involved in cooking your meal at the table, but be warned that the results might not be as good as hoped. Or maybe I'm just not a fondue person...

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★★★☆☆

I made a reservation at Geja's based on several recommendations from people who had previously lived in Chicago. While I enjoyed the experience, I wasn't as thrilled with the food as I thought I would be. First of all, while the ambience is interesting, it can be a bit claustrophobic with the very dim lighting and low ceilings (it's in a basement). I would recommend requesting to be seated at a booth-- some of the 2 person tables are tiny and very close to the adjacent tables. The menu is a bit confusing, but the waitress did a great job explaining how the whole thing worked. I loved the cheese fondue, but I was dissapointed with the whole cook-your-own-food-in-oil deal. Besides being way too much work, the food didn't even turn out that great once I cooked it. I found the lobster to be a bit chewy, and the sauces offered on the platter were less-than-interesting. I also found that I quickly tired of the oily flavor that accompanied everything I cooked, and as a result I didn't finish all the items on my platter, not because I was no longer hungry, but because I couldn't take that oil taste any more! The chocolate fondue was very good, and I liked how they lit the liquour on fire when it arrived at the table so that you could roast marshmallows until it burned off. In conclusion, Geja's was an interesting dining experience-- it was cool to be actively involved in cooking your meal at the table, but be warned that the results might not be as good as hoped. Or maybe I'm just not a fondue person...

Pros: interesting experience, great cheese & chocolate fondues

Cons: cramped, oily tasting food, too much effort, not a great value

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Now that we recently moved back to the City, I ate at Geja's again after a 15 year hiatus (used to dine here about 3-4 times year then). Unfortunately, we were very dissappointed. Prices, of course, have gone up considerably - probably more than the rate of inflation. That would be ok, if the dishes and service were at least as good as when I last dined here. But, they have gotten smaller (less meat/shrimp/lobster, less veggies, and even less dipping sauces). Cheese fondue was also smaller and dipping bread wasn't even very good. Service wasn't great either - but, we understand that can vary with the waitress (ours was a real Ditz). Of course, it remains a romantic spot -- IF you're lucky enough to get a roomy & private booth (on this occasion despite advance reservations, we were not). Long ago we learned to make our own complete Fondu Dinners - even better than the Geja's I remember; so, I think we'll stick to making our own for the future.

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★★☆☆☆

Now that we recently moved back to the City, I ate at Geja's again after a 15 year hiatus (used to dine here about 3-4 times year then). Unfortunately, we were very dissappointed. Prices, of course, have gone up considerably - probably more than the rate of inflation. That would be ok, if the dishes and service were at least as good as when I last dined here. But, they have gotten smaller (less meat/shrimp/lobster, less veggies, and even less dipping sauces). Cheese fondue was also smaller and dipping bread wasn't even very good. Service wasn't great either - but, we understand that can vary with the waitress (ours was a real Ditz). Of course, it remains a romantic spot -- IF you're lucky enough to get a roomy & private booth (on this occasion despite advance reservations, we were not). Long ago we learned to make our own complete Fondu Dinners - even better than the Geja's I remember; so, I think we'll stick to making our own for the future.

Pros: Always Romantic (IF you are lucky enough to get a private roomy booth).

Cons: Gone downhill over the years. Overpriced; Dishes too small now.

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So I made reservations for 2, looking forward to a very romantic date, and ended up being seated at a convertred 4-top which they split into two 2-tops 2 inches from each other. The person seated next to me (other couple) was twice as close to me as my date across the table. I heard their conversation more easily than I could hear my own (and I imagine vice versa).

When I POLITELY AND DISCREETLY asked the host for a table for 2 people, the host, visibly agitated at my audacity to desire a romantic dining experience with my date, quite rudely replied that it would be another hour wait (I knew better, and called him on it - he stammered and stumbled but wouldnt' reseat us). Plus, he knew what I was going to ask for before I even asked, which indicates I wasn't the first to have a problem with this. Granted, he did apologetically come up to our table 5 minutes later and offer to seat us at a better table if one came available, apparently recognizing how inappropriate his earlier behavior was (SORRY BUDDY, too little, too late, and another admission of guilt).

Needless to say, we weren't re-seated in spite of the fact that half the restaurant opened up within the next half hour. Plus we were right seated next to the kitchen - I can't tell you how many times I was bumped by the waitstaff running by. The table was small and was unable to handle our dinners and a bottle of wine. I had to carefully navigate all night just to keep from knocking something over. How can ANYBODY enjoy a romantic dinner at "the most romantic restaurant in Chicago" under such circumstances?

ADVICE TO GEJA'S - Don't take reservations for 2 at a time when you don't have a table for 2 available just so you can cram more sardines into the can. I would much rather have had reservations a half hour later and actually ENJOYED my dinner. If you get a good table, you'll enjoy this restaurant. However, this isn't a given so DINE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

So I made reservations for 2, looking forward to a very romantic date, and ended up being seated at a convertred 4-top which they split into two 2-tops 2 inches from each other. The person seated next to me (other couple) was twice as close to me as my date across the table. I heard their conversation more easily than I could hear my own (and I imagine vice versa).

When I POLITELY AND DISCREETLY asked the host for a table for 2 people, the host, visibly agitated at my audacity to desire a romantic dining experience with my date, quite rudely replied that it would be another hour wait (I knew better, and called him on it - he stammered and stumbled but wouldnt' reseat us). Plus, he knew what I was going to ask for before I even asked, which indicates I wasn't the first to have a problem with this. Granted, he did apologetically come up to our table 5 minutes later and offer to seat us at a better table if one came available, apparently recognizing how inappropriate his earlier behavior was (SORRY BUDDY, too little, too late, and another admission of guilt).

Needless to say, we weren't re-seated in spite of the fact that half the restaurant opened up within the next half hour. Plus we were right seated next to the kitchen - I can't tell you how many times I was bumped by the waitstaff running by. The table was small and was unable to handle our dinners and a bottle of wine. I had to carefully navigate all night just to keep from knocking something over. How can ANYBODY enjoy a romantic dinner at "the most romantic restaurant in Chicago" under such circumstances?

ADVICE TO GEJA'S - Don't take reservations for 2 at a time when you don't have a table for 2 available just so you can cram more sardines into the can. I would much rather have had reservations a half hour later and actually ENJOYED my dinner. If you get a good table, you'll enjoy this restaurant. However, this isn't a given so DINE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

Pros: Good food, generally romantic ambience

Cons: Rude, snotty hosts - very full of themselves

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Every time I go to Geja's it is a wonderful dining experience. There is usually a wait (20-30 minutes, usually), but well worth it. During the meantime, you can whet your whistle at their bar, which serves up the best sangria this side of the Atlantic that I have tasted.

The atmosphere is incredible, with low romantic lighting, live flamenco guitar most nights, and wrought iron fixtures everywhere. Once you are at your table, you can choose from either a la carte options or choose an entree, which is actually a 4 course meal. If you order an entree, the first courses come out together: the salad and the cheese fondue. The cheese fondue serves breads and fruits for dipping and the salad is refreshing. Waiters serve everything with a flourish and are very attentive. I have never once had a poor experience with the wait staff, as some others have noted. The entree serves a combination of meats and vegetables. They are cooked in hot oil (not water, you ignoramus!). The dessert is a flaming chocolate fondue with marshmallows for roasting and fruits and cake pieces for dipping. I have never left this restaurant hungry, as some others have noted. In fact, I have to make sure to save room for dessert, and am usually full for some time afterward. This restaurant is no more cramped than any other busy restaurant in downtown Chicago. Those who complain about cramped conditions and small portions are probably the type to conclude most restaurant orders with "Can you SuperSize that for me?" Also noteworthy is the fact that while the pricing here is listed as $$$, there are coupons available for repeat customers who sign up for their mailing list. All in all, one of the premiere dining establishments in the city of Chicago.

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★★★★★

Every time I go to Geja's it is a wonderful dining experience. There is usually a wait (20-30 minutes, usually), but well worth it. During the meantime, you can whet your whistle at their bar, which serves up the best sangria this side of the Atlantic that I have tasted.

The atmosphere is incredible, with low romantic lighting, live flamenco guitar most nights, and wrought iron fixtures everywhere. Once you are at your table, you can choose from either a la carte options or choose an entree, which is actually a 4 course meal. If you order an entree, the first courses come out together: the salad and the cheese fondue. The cheese fondue serves breads and fruits for dipping and the salad is refreshing. Waiters serve everything with a flourish and are very attentive. I have never once had a poor experience with the wait staff, as some others have noted. The entree serves a combination of meats and vegetables. They are cooked in hot oil (not water, you ignoramus!). The dessert is a flaming chocolate fondue with marshmallows for roasting and fruits and cake pieces for dipping. I have never left this restaurant hungry, as some others have noted. In fact, I have to make sure to save room for dessert, and am usually full for some time afterward. This restaurant is no more cramped than any other busy restaurant in downtown Chicago. Those who complain about cramped conditions and small portions are probably the type to conclude most restaurant orders with "Can you SuperSize that for me?" Also noteworthy is the fact that while the pricing here is listed as $$$, there are coupons available for repeat customers who sign up for their mailing list. All in all, one of the premiere dining establishments in the city of Chicago.

Pros: Sangria, ambience, Live Music, wonderful service, Valet Parking

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Great restaurant for a special occasion. Very romantic setting- great wine list too. The setting is in the basement of the building so it is dark and cozy.

2
★★★★★

Great restaurant for a special occasion. Very romantic setting- great wine list too. The setting is in the basement of the building so it is dark and cozy.

Pros: Romantic! Great wine list!

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We love to visit Geja's whenever we go to Chicago. It is a little more "upscale." But totally worth the price and the wait. Always make reservations ahead of time. The food is incredible. With your meal you get Cheese Fondue, Salad, Oil Fondue (Meat and Vegetables), and Desert Fondue. They have an extensive wine list with great wines and an awesome list of coffee's. I highly recommend Geja's and I always tell my friends to check it out when they are going to Chicago

2
★★★★★

We love to visit Geja's whenever we go to Chicago. It is a little more "upscale." But totally worth the price and the wait. Always make reservations ahead of time. The food is incredible. With your meal you get Cheese Fondue, Salad, Oil Fondue (Meat and Vegetables), and Desert Fondue. They have an extensive wine list with great wines and an awesome list of coffee's. I highly recommend Geja's and I always tell my friends to check it out when they are going to Chicago

Cons: Parking (None--Valet available, though)

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Let me first clarify that from a culinary sense, Geja's was cheesy in a good way. However, the cheese fondue was the only unique and original part of the meal. Where Geja's is cheesy in bad way is the abundance of pathetic couples on their first dates. I went there with my wife and the ambience was indeed romantic, but all the pathetic Lincoln Park guys trying to impress their dates cheapens the romantic element of Geja's. If you are not impressed with the "romantic" part of Geja's then you will not be impressed by Geja's because that is why you are paying such a high premium.

As for the dining aspect, Geja's was not terrible by any means. Instead, it was remarkably mediocre! There are typically three courses served. First, the cheese fondue is served with pieces of bread and fruit. The melted cheese mixed with white wine was actually quite good. The second course is the main course. This is where you are provided with dipping sauces and your raw entre (vegetables, beef, chicken, seafood) to be cooked fondue style. The main course is where Geja's slips into mediocrity and becomes overpriced, but don't take my word for it. I recommend that you go to Geja's and during your main course, ask yourself if the dipping sauces are really unique. Ask yourself if the quality of your entre is really anything special. Finally ask yourself why you are paying $42.95 per person for small, subpar chunks of meat to be dipped into crappy sauces. While you are pondering those questions, you are served with your third course, which is dessert. Enjoy.

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★★★☆☆

Let me first clarify that from a culinary sense, Geja's was cheesy in a good way. However, the cheese fondue was the only unique and original part of the meal. Where Geja's is cheesy in bad way is the abundance of pathetic couples on their first dates. I went there with my wife and the ambience was indeed romantic, but all the pathetic Lincoln Park guys trying to impress their dates cheapens the romantic element of Geja's. If you are not impressed with the "romantic" part of Geja's then you will not be impressed by Geja's because that is why you are paying such a high premium.

As for the dining aspect, Geja's was not terrible by any means. Instead, it was remarkably mediocre! There are typically three courses served. First, the cheese fondue is served with pieces of bread and fruit. The melted cheese mixed with white wine was actually quite good. The second course is the main course. This is where you are provided with dipping sauces and your raw entre (vegetables, beef, chicken, seafood) to be cooked fondue style. The main course is where Geja's slips into mediocrity and becomes overpriced, but don't take my word for it. I recommend that you go to Geja's and during your main course, ask yourself if the dipping sauces are really unique. Ask yourself if the quality of your entre is really anything special. Finally ask yourself why you are paying $42.95 per person for small, subpar chunks of meat to be dipped into crappy sauces. While you are pondering those questions, you are served with your third course, which is dessert. Enjoy.

Pros: Good wine list

Cons: Superficially romantic

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This place is a little pricey but you do get alot of food. I ordered the veggie entree. It comes with a salad, cheese fondue appetizer, then the veggies (with plenty to fill you, couldnt even finish it) then dessert, chocolate sauce, strawberries, and cake. It was like 19.95. My bf got the seafood and the meat (which was like $45.00 or something) but again, adequate portions with plenty of food. We sat in a corner on a raised section so it was actually romantic but if we would have sat somewhere else, I dont think my experience would have been as nice because the tables are really close together and there are people bustling around everywhere but we were away from that all so I really did have a great time there and I would recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

This place is a little pricey but you do get alot of food. I ordered the veggie entree. It comes with a salad, cheese fondue appetizer, then the veggies (with plenty to fill you, couldnt even finish it) then dessert, chocolate sauce, strawberries, and cake. It was like 19.95. My bf got the seafood and the meat (which was like $45.00 or something) but again, adequate portions with plenty of food. We sat in a corner on a raised section so it was actually romantic but if we would have sat somewhere else, I dont think my experience would have been as nice because the tables are really close together and there are people bustling around everywhere but we were away from that all so I really did have a great time there and I would recommend it.

Pros: lots of food, romantic, plenty of wine to choose from

Cons: no parking, tables close, smells of oil

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It's hackneyed, but true. It is a great place for a date. It would be the most romantic resturant in Chicago if they didn't answer the phone "Thank you for calling Geja's, the most romantic resturant in Chicago. Sure there are better places, but it's fun.

2
★★★★☆

It's hackneyed, but true. It is a great place for a date. It would be the most romantic resturant in Chicago if they didn't answer the phone "Thank you for calling Geja's, the most romantic resturant in Chicago. Sure there are better places, but it's fun.

Pros: Romantic, Fun, GREAT wine by the glass.

Cons: Not the best meal in town

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I absolutely LOVE Geja's. Their cheese fondue is amazing and cooking your own meats/seafood is a good conversation starter. The menu can be confusing if you aren't familiar with ordering Fondue, so make sure to ask your waiter! There's a cute little bar available if you have a long wait, but the seating is generally fast. Valet is affordable and worth it since there's no where to park. I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner you won't forget. My boyfriend and I love Geja's; it's our favorite restaurant in Chicago.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely LOVE Geja's. Their cheese fondue is amazing and cooking your own meats/seafood is a good conversation starter. The menu can be confusing if you aren't familiar with ordering Fondue, so make sure to ask your waiter! There's a cute little bar available if you have a long wait, but the seating is generally fast. Valet is affordable and worth it since there's no where to park. I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner you won't forget. My boyfriend and I love Geja's; it's our favorite restaurant in Chicago.

Pros: food/menu, service, romantic

Cons: expensive

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I dont leave in Chicago anymore and everytime I go back I go to Gejas. It is the best fondue restaurant you will ever eat at. No other place compares to Gejas. It is a great couples place or a cool spot to eat with friends.

2
★★★★★

I dont leave in Chicago anymore and everytime I go back I go to Gejas. It is the best fondue restaurant you will ever eat at. No other place compares to Gejas. It is a great couples place or a cool spot to eat with friends.

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I'm not sure why this restaurant was said to be so romantic. The tables were close together, it was extremely loud, the food was decent but I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic evening.

1
★★★☆☆

I'm not sure why this restaurant was said to be so romantic. The tables were close together, it was extremely loud, the food was decent but I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic evening.

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I took my girlfriend for a nice night out. It wasn't easy to find, thanks to missing road signs and my unfamiliarity with the area. However, the service and food MORE than made up for any agitation I felt prior to entering Geja's. The food portions were more than enough. The girlfriend was quite pleased with the wine list and we were able to find one I could drink as well. I do not like wine most of the time. I have been to other fondue places and enjoyed my meal, but nothing compares to Geja's.

2
★★★★★

I took my girlfriend for a nice night out. It wasn't easy to find, thanks to missing road signs and my unfamiliarity with the area. However, the service and food MORE than made up for any agitation I felt prior to entering Geja's. The food portions were more than enough. The girlfriend was quite pleased with the wine list and we were able to find one I could drink as well. I do not like wine most of the time. I have been to other fondue places and enjoyed my meal, but nothing compares to Geja's.

Pros: Food, Wine List, Service

Cons: Location, Cramped

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I came to Gejas for my wedding anniversary and I must say, it is THEE MOST romantic restaurant I have ever been too. It is truly an experience worth the cost. The menu is great! The service is spectacular! And oh the desserts are just divine! Even though it gets busy on the weekends, the waitstaff makes you feel like you are there only table. I would recommend making reservations and plan on spending at least $100. This is what you dream of when you desire a real romantic dining experience. I will definitely be coming back!

2
★★★★★

I came to Gejas for my wedding anniversary and I must say, it is THEE MOST romantic restaurant I have ever been too. It is truly an experience worth the cost. The menu is great! The service is spectacular! And oh the desserts are just divine! Even though it gets busy on the weekends, the waitstaff makes you feel like you are there only table. I would recommend making reservations and plan on spending at least $100. This is what you dream of when you desire a real romantic dining experience. I will definitely be coming back!

Pros: ambiance, service

Cons: valet parking only

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My husband and I returned from our first visit to Geja's for our 2 year wedding anniverssary. I truly was amazed by the experience. The decor is extremely romantic with candles, curtained booths with a live guitarist that didn't overpower the room, but complimented it. My husband was afraid he was going to be hungry but after indulging ourselves in rich cheese with fruit, chicken and beef with what seemed like endless vegetables and sauces, and finishing with a delicious chocolate foundue where we got to roast marshmallows, he was stuffed! In addition our waiter was perfect as he only came to the table when we needed him, and the drink man was on top of it! They also knew it was our anniverssary and gave us complimentary champagne! The experience was perfect from beginning to end. Also, if you go during the week, it is not crowded at all!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I returned from our first visit to Geja's for our 2 year wedding anniverssary. I truly was amazed by the experience. The decor is extremely romantic with candles, curtained booths with a live guitarist that didn't overpower the room, but complimented it. My husband was afraid he was going to be hungry but after indulging ourselves in rich cheese with fruit, chicken and beef with what seemed like endless vegetables and sauces, and finishing with a delicious chocolate foundue where we got to roast marshmallows, he was stuffed! In addition our waiter was perfect as he only came to the table when we needed him, and the drink man was on top of it! They also knew it was our anniverssary and gave us complimentary champagne! The experience was perfect from beginning to end. Also, if you go during the week, it is not crowded at all!

Pros: service, ambiance, desert

Cons: nothing

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My husband & I had dinner here May 2005 & we couldn't have been more pleased! We felt like we had walked into Marakesh or Morocco & since it was a Mon eve all bottle wines were 50% off.....BONUS!!!! The food was incredible, the service was fun, the ambience was romantic, the music was perfect...we will most definately make this restaurant a MUST whenever we visit Chicago!

2
★★★★★

My husband & I had dinner here May 2005 & we couldn't have been more pleased! We felt like we had walked into Marakesh or Morocco & since it was a Mon eve all bottle wines were 50% off.....BONUS!!!! The food was incredible, the service was fun, the ambience was romantic, the music was perfect...we will most definately make this restaurant a MUST whenever we visit Chicago!

Pros: Excellent value, Service, Ambience

Cons: NONE!!!!!!

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Perfect first time fondue restaurant for men, especially if they "don't do fondue" and are just looking to make the woman happy, 'giving in', if you will. They will not be disappointed by Geja's, and may even be exceptionally surprised! And as for the "thanks" they get after this date, it will be well worth their effort! Absolutely the best restaurant ANYWHERE!

2
★★★★★

Perfect first time fondue restaurant for men, especially if they "don't do fondue" and are just looking to make the woman happy, 'giving in', if you will. They will not be disappointed by Geja's, and may even be exceptionally surprised! And as for the "thanks" they get after this date, it will be well worth their effort! Absolutely the best restaurant ANYWHERE!

Pros: AMBIANCE, FOOD QUALITY, VARIETY

Cons: , PARKING, RESERVATION SUGGESTED

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I have to sigh for the good old days before the world discovered the unique and wonderful tastes of a dinner cooked and served to match your mood to perfection...because you cook it yourself.
Feed your lover tantalizing tidbits of your favorite bits in your own blend of sauces, or give in to a traditional kiss if you "accidentally" drop a piece in the sauce. I could wish the prices were a little lower, but the llights are low.

2
★★★★★

I have to sigh for the good old days before the world discovered the unique and wonderful tastes of a dinner cooked and served to match your mood to perfection...because you cook it yourself.
Feed your lover tantalizing tidbits of your favorite bits in your own blend of sauces, or give in to a traditional kiss if you "accidentally" drop a piece in the sauce. I could wish the prices were a little lower, but the llights are low.

Pros: unique food, interesting

Cons: , crowded

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Our night at Geja's was one of the most romantic and fun dates ever--the food was wonderful and fun to cook, the candlelight was magical, and the music was subtle and romantic.

2
★★★★★

Our night at Geja's was one of the most romantic and fun dates ever--the food was wonderful and fun to cook, the candlelight was magical, and the music was subtle and romantic.

Pros: Romantic, Tasty, Candlelight

Cons: Tables very close

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If you are hungry, skip this place. Especially bringing a man with an appetite. Cost wise you do not get enough meal for your money avg $150/two you do go home hungry.
Ambiance is superb.

1
★★★☆☆

If you are hungry, skip this place. Especially bringing a man with an appetite. Cost wise you do not get enough meal for your money avg $150/two you do go home hungry.
Ambiance is superb.

Pros: ambiance

Cons: , expensive, value?

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Is the best best word to describe Geja's. The sub level, dim lighting and the tight space lends itself to getting close to someone special. The spanish guitar only adds to that ambiance. I don't think anyone really goes to a fondue restaurant for the food, although it's good...but face it, your making your own dinner. However the dipping sauces are delicious and the wine selection is fantastic. The prices are on the high end, but if you order the complete meals it covers everything from salad to desert. Great for anniversaries or just a romantic night out, just be sure to make reservations as there is very little room at the bar and the wait can be very long.

2
★★★★★

Is the best best word to describe Geja's. The sub level, dim lighting and the tight space lends itself to getting close to someone special. The spanish guitar only adds to that ambiance. I don't think anyone really goes to a fondue restaurant for the food, although it's good...but face it, your making your own dinner. However the dipping sauces are delicious and the wine selection is fantastic. The prices are on the high end, but if you order the complete meals it covers everything from salad to desert. Great for anniversaries or just a romantic night out, just be sure to make reservations as there is very little room at the bar and the wait can be very long.

Pros: Intimate, Great Wine Selection

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I had heard so many good things about Geja's and was pretty excited about my first experience there. However, I was disappointed. The waiters were highly impatient, and we were asked at least 5 times by three different waiters if we were done eating so they could clear the tables. We had only been there an hour. On one occasion, one of the waiters even pointed at his watch saying we needed to leave soon so they could seat the next table. I don't care how busy a restaurant is, but this level of service was pretty unacceptable.

As far as the food goes, it was average overall. The cheese fondue was excellent, but the sauces served during the main course seemed like they came out of a jar of Hellman's mayonnaise. The dessert might have been good, but we we had to leave so fast, I couldn't really tell.

1
★★☆☆☆

I had heard so many good things about Geja's and was pretty excited about my first experience there. However, I was disappointed. The waiters were highly impatient, and we were asked at least 5 times by three different waiters if we were done eating so they could clear the tables. We had only been there an hour. On one occasion, one of the waiters even pointed at his watch saying we needed to leave soon so they could seat the next table. I don't care how busy a restaurant is, but this level of service was pretty unacceptable.

As far as the food goes, it was average overall. The cheese fondue was excellent, but the sauces served during the main course seemed like they came out of a jar of Hellman's mayonnaise. The dessert might have been good, but we we had to leave so fast, I couldn't really tell.

Pros: Good cheese

Cons: , Horrible Service, Horrible Service

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Well worth the wait. This place is always packed when we go (usually on Saturday evenings).
Go hungry and plan on eating for a long time.

Very romantic! Even when the place is filled to the brim with customers....

My husband asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday ad I told him Gejas...needless to say he wasn't thrilled. He thought that he'd hate it and be hungry at the end...Neither of which was the case. We have now been going to Gejas for the past 15+ years...

Cheers to Gejas...outstanding atmosphere, waitstaff and food.

I would rate this resturaunt a 10+++++++++

2
★★★★★

Well worth the wait. This place is always packed when we go (usually on Saturday evenings).
Go hungry and plan on eating for a long time.

Very romantic! Even when the place is filled to the brim with customers....

My husband asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday ad I told him Gejas...needless to say he wasn't thrilled. He thought that he'd hate it and be hungry at the end...Neither of which was the case. We have now been going to Gejas for the past 15+ years...

Cheers to Gejas...outstanding atmosphere, waitstaff and food.

I would rate this resturaunt a 10+++++++++

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Waitstaff

Cons: parking

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This was one of the most romantic dining experiences, that I have ever had. The staff was friendly but, left you alone enough to enjoy the company you were with. I would definitely recommend for a date.

2
★★★★★

This was one of the most romantic dining experiences, that I have ever had. The staff was friendly but, left you alone enough to enjoy the company you were with. I would definitely recommend for a date.

Pros: romantic, quiet

Cons: pricey

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Wow! Im a fondue nut. I love having an alternative to the Melting Pot. Where Melting Pot is pure chain goodness, Gejas is an absolute local fair gem. I loved the romantic and eclectic interior. The package meals are the best way to enjoy fondue. For your first time, make sure and try every course. For the advanced fondue critics, order off the menu, you will enjoy yourself more. How about a cooking medium choice? The only thing that was very disappointing was the servers wine recommendations. I will continue to recommend this for first dates, special dates, or friend dates.

2
★★★★★

Wow! Im a fondue nut. I love having an alternative to the Melting Pot. Where Melting Pot is pure chain goodness, Gejas is an absolute local fair gem. I loved the romantic and eclectic interior. The package meals are the best way to enjoy fondue. For your first time, make sure and try every course. For the advanced fondue critics, order off the menu, you will enjoy yourself more. How about a cooking medium choice? The only thing that was very disappointing was the servers wine recommendations. I will continue to recommend this for first dates, special dates, or friend dates.

Pros: Incredible Atmosphere, Fresh Fresh Fresh, Great Sauces

Cons: Reservations a Must

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My husband and I went to Geja's cafe on our honeymoon last week. It was absolutely fabulous. We went to several fancier, more upscale restaurants, but Geja's was by far our favorite. The wine selection was wonderful, and our server made excellent suggestions. The guitar music is a huge plus, also.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I went to Geja's cafe on our honeymoon last week. It was absolutely fabulous. We went to several fancier, more upscale restaurants, but Geja's was by far our favorite. The wine selection was wonderful, and our server made excellent suggestions. The guitar music is a huge plus, also.

Pros: intimate atmosphere, excellent wine list, unique menu

Cons: a bit dark, not great for kids, not much parking

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Geja's is a great date restaurant. They don't take reservations so be prepared to wait an hour or so on weekends. The restaurant is very small and you will sit very close to everyone. The food is excellent with ample portions. This is definitely not a dieters place.

2
★★★★★

Geja's is a great date restaurant. They don't take reservations so be prepared to wait an hour or so on weekends. The restaurant is very small and you will sit very close to everyone. The food is excellent with ample portions. This is definitely not a dieters place.

Pros: Romantic, Location

Cons: Parking, Wait, Crowded

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My Husband and I came there about 6 years ago and when he told about this fondue place and what it was all about I will agree I wasnt really interested in cooking my own food but I gave it a try and oh my josh this was the best experience I have every had it was fun romantic Im glad I went and we have been coming back ever since. Thank you for the great food and how much food you give with the three courses my josh Im sure everyone leaves with there pants un button because there so full..

2
★★★★★

My Husband and I came there about 6 years ago and when he told about this fondue place and what it was all about I will agree I wasnt really interested in cooking my own food but I gave it a try and oh my josh this was the best experience I have every had it was fun romantic Im glad I went and we have been coming back ever since. Thank you for the great food and how much food you give with the three courses my josh Im sure everyone leaves with there pants un button because there so full..

Pros: Everthing

Cons: Nothing

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The mood was great but the food was nasty tasting & cheap! As for the appetizer, I would swear that the cheese fondue was made with a cheap grocery store twenty five cent powder mix and some cheap wine. It was gritty, and tasted of old sweat socks! The portions were small for the main course. There were only eight bitesize pieces of meat to go with the various vegies. When they brought the chocolate fondue to go with the fruit & pound cake for desert, I didn't expect cheap chocolate syrup instead of real melted chocolate. At around $45 per dinner plus the drinks, you're better off going to a restaraunt you already trust! Don't waste your time & money! Go anywhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

The mood was great but the food was nasty tasting & cheap! As for the appetizer, I would swear that the cheese fondue was made with a cheap grocery store twenty five cent powder mix and some cheap wine. It was gritty, and tasted of old sweat socks! The portions were small for the main course. There were only eight bitesize pieces of meat to go with the various vegies. When they brought the chocolate fondue to go with the fruit & pound cake for desert, I didn't expect cheap chocolate syrup instead of real melted chocolate. At around $45 per dinner plus the drinks, you're better off going to a restaraunt you already trust! Don't waste your time & money! Go anywhere else!

Pros: Nice music, Romantic mood, Port on wine list

Cons: Small Tables, $45 Small portions, long wait for a table

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On a recent visit we came here on the recomendation of, well, this website...looking for a romantic little hideaway. It does well at being in an inconspicuous spot, but definately not hard to find we found out. Arrived at 8 on a Monday without having made reservations only to discover there was a 2 hour wait. Our bad. We waited in the warm little bar and by the time we were seated we were ready for fun. The cheese fondue starter was perfect for the holidays, the nutmeg standing out. The aged beef was quite good and i was able to bathe mine for 3 seconds while she bathed hers for 3 minutes. The vegis were fresh and the chocolate finisher was rich. Wine selection had some gems. Atmosphere; kitsch romantic meets regal beagle, but fun. Service; excellent!

2
★★★★☆

On a recent visit we came here on the recomendation of, well, this website...looking for a romantic little hideaway. It does well at being in an inconspicuous spot, but definately not hard to find we found out. Arrived at 8 on a Monday without having made reservations only to discover there was a 2 hour wait. Our bad. We waited in the warm little bar and by the time we were seated we were ready for fun. The cheese fondue starter was perfect for the holidays, the nutmeg standing out. The aged beef was quite good and i was able to bathe mine for 3 seconds while she bathed hers for 3 minutes. The vegis were fresh and the chocolate finisher was rich. Wine selection had some gems. Atmosphere; kitsch romantic meets regal beagle, but fun. Service; excellent!

Pros: Fun Meal, Great Service

Cons: Very Dark, Smells Funny

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My eyes were burning from the fumes created by all of the open flames. It was also very warm with barely enough room to reach our table. I did not think it was romantic at all...I definitely prefer The Wine Cellar...true, there aren't any locations in the city but the trip out to the burbs is worth it.

1
★★☆☆☆

My eyes were burning from the fumes created by all of the open flames. It was also very warm with barely enough room to reach our table. I did not think it was romantic at all...I definitely prefer The Wine Cellar...true, there aren't any locations in the city but the trip out to the burbs is worth it.

Cons: Cramped, Loud, Stuffy/Hot

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From the moment we entered this place it was great. I'll admit that it was cramped, but the company I had was perfect. I can honestly say that I'll never forget that beautiful day. The food was different, the waitress was attentive, and the ambiance was soft. I had a very special moment that night.

2
★★★★★

From the moment we entered this place it was great. I'll admit that it was cramped, but the company I had was perfect. I can honestly say that I'll never forget that beautiful day. The food was different, the waitress was attentive, and the ambiance was soft. I had a very special moment that night.

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the food is great, the guitarist is soft and subtle and the lighting is perfect.

2
★★★★★

the food is great, the guitarist is soft and subtle and the lighting is perfect.

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I was at Geja's Cafe over the weekend and was very disappointed. I had been anxious to go there for a long time based on the ratings received on this website, but found it totally overrated. The atmosphere was dark and crowded. The food was pretty good, but I think The Melting Pot is much better for fondue.

1
★★★☆☆

I was at Geja's Cafe over the weekend and was very disappointed. I had been anxious to go there for a long time based on the ratings received on this website, but found it totally overrated. The atmosphere was dark and crowded. The food was pretty good, but I think The Melting Pot is much better for fondue.

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I experienced the most amazing first date at Geja. Romantic, cozy and not your typical dinner experience. Service was wonderful, attentive yet not interferring. Food was fabulous and wine list great. The ambiance? Experience it yourself, words can do it no justice. I give it a thumbs up!

2
★★★★★

I experienced the most amazing first date at Geja. Romantic, cozy and not your typical dinner experience. Service was wonderful, attentive yet not interferring. Food was fabulous and wine list great. The ambiance? Experience it yourself, words can do it no justice. I give it a thumbs up!

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I think that Geja's is completed overrated. It is overpriced, the atmosphere is stuffy because of lack of ventilation, and the food is mediocre. I was very surprised that this was an editorial nominee, let alone winner! After I went once, I knew I wouldn't go back.

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★★★☆☆

I think that Geja's is completed overrated. It is overpriced, the atmosphere is stuffy because of lack of ventilation, and the food is mediocre. I was very surprised that this was an editorial nominee, let alone winner! After I went once, I knew I wouldn't go back.

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Maybe I am missing it but what is the attraction other than the cozy setting? $75 for deep fried chicken and beef complimented with BBQ sauce is not my idea of a quality meal. I believe this complaint to be general to all Fondue places.

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★★☆☆☆

Maybe I am missing it but what is the attraction other than the cozy setting? $75 for deep fried chicken and beef complimented with BBQ sauce is not my idea of a quality meal. I believe this complaint to be general to all Fondue places.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Terrible waste of $$

Editorial from

This stalwart has survived the ebb and flow of trends, going on to remain one of the darkest, most romantic spots citywide. DIY, fondue-style cooking is the game, and you'll do it---quite leisurely---with everything from beef tenderloin to…

 

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