340 W. Armitage
Chicago, Illinois 60614

On Wednesday, August 25, Geja’s Café, 340 West Armitage, will encourage feuding couples everywhere to forgive each other on National Kiss and Make Up Day. That day, diners who indicate they are dining to “Kiss and Make Up” will each receive a complimentary glass of champagne with the purchase of two premiere dinners. Voted as one of the “Top 10 Places to Kiss in Chicago” by HoneymooninChicago.com, an unofficial “house rule” that requires anyone who loses food in the fondue pot to kiss their date will be strongly in effect at Geja’s Cafe that evening. Geja’s Café, long known as Chicago’s most romantic restaurant, has been the site of 127,671 first dates and 15,464 engagements and diners have enjoyed over 290 tons of cheese fondue and over 926,187 bottles of wine over its forty-five year existence.

John Davis founded Geja's Café in 1965 on Wells Street in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. For six years, Geja's operated in that location, serving as a Bohemian enclave for artists and writers. In 1969, Davis began the Geja's Wine Society, one of the nation's oldest tasting groups, and the restaurant began to be known as Chicago's first "wine bar." In need of additional seating, Davis relocated Geja's to its current Armitage Avenue location in 1971, where the restaurant continues to thrive. The original 1965 bar and many of the fixtures are still a part of Geja's charming atmosphere. Today, Geja's Cafe continues to be voted "Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant" by numerous local and national publications. In 1993, CNN featured Geja's as the "Best Fondue Dining" in North America. In 2008, Food Network Channel featured Geja’s as the Ultimate Romantic Dipping Place in North America and in 2010 Geja’s was named one of America’s 50 Most Romantic Restaurants by OpenTable.

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.

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 p.m.; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Valet parking is available. For more information, please call 773.281.9101, or visit www.gejascafe.com.


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