image012Geja’s Café, 340 W. Armitage, is planning the most romantic Valentine’s Day celebration in its 47 year history.  For eight days, from Sunday, February 10th through Sunday, February 17th, the renowned “Restaurant of Romance” will be elegantly decorated and feature sparkling champagne, “Love Note Tuesday,” live flamenco and classical guitarists, photo keepsakes, and delicious sizzling hot fondue cuisine.

“Our goal at Geja’s is to create the perfect Valentine’s Day experience for our clientele,” says Jeff Lawler, Geja’s Managing Partner.  “We will combine the ingredients – Romantic atmosphere, fine champagne, lavish decorations, live music, flower arrangements from Stems, couple massage packages at Lincoln Park Massage and special accommodations at the newly renovated Hotel Lincoln, plus delicious fondues – into the perfect recipe for romance.”

The eight day Valentine’s Festival celebration includes:

Double Anniversary Discount on Monday, February 11th

One of Geja’s most popular specials each year!  With proof of total years married, couples will receive a double discount on their food purchases.  For example, couples wed 15 years will receive a 30% food discount.  Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.

Love Note Tuesday on February 12th

On Tuesday, all guests are encouraged to bring in a copy of their most meaningful love note that was written to their significant other at some point in the relationship. Each love note will be collected, read, and should contain the appropriate contact information.  The writer of the most romantic and heartwarming love letter will win dinner for two, once a year for the number of years the note is old (limit $150 per visit).  The writer of the second most tender love note, will win a dinner for two (limit $150), and the third most touching love letter will receive a $75 gift certificate.  All other participants will be e-mailed a $25 gift certificate.  Winners will be contacted on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14th, with the good news.  The very best love story is your own, so why not reminisce about it in Geja’s romantic atmosphere.

Special Valentine’s Dinner Packages

Thursday, February 14th

5:00─7:00                   $105 per person                        

7:30─9:30                   $105 per person                        

10:00─                        $105 per person

All package prices include tax and gratuity.

The Valentine’s Dinner Package includes Geja’s creamy Gruyere cheese fondue, a glass of rose champagne, Geja’s salad with tangy Dijon vinaigrette, entrée fondue of Beef Tenderloin, Lobster Tail and Jumbo Shrimp, Geja’s luscious flaming chocolate dessert fondue with coffee and a Geja’s keepsake. Ask about the special packages Geja’s has arranged at Lincoln Park Massage, The Hotel Lincoln and Stems Florist.

Known for romantic fondue dining – food one prepares and shares – and an extensive list of fine, moderately priced wines, Geja’s Café features over 20 different types of fondue entrees including cheese fondue and chocolate dessert fondue.  An enchanting wine cellar atmosphere, private booths, and subdued lighting contribute to its intimate surroundings.   Live flamenco and classical guitarists provide romantic accompaniment.  Geja’s Café was recently voted the #1 audience winner for Best Romantic Dining in Chicago on The Chicago institution has been the site of 132,736 first dates and 16,033 engagements and diners have enjoyed over 312 tons of cheese fondue and over 1,036,921 bottles of wine in Geja’s forty-seven year history.

Hours for Geja’s Café are Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11:30; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Valet parking is available.  For information on the Valentine’s celebration, please call 773.281.9101, or visit Geja’s on-line at