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Hemingways Zen Garden

123 E 1st St, O'Fallon, IL 62269-2127
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“bison burger” (4 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
123 E 1st St, O'Fallon, IL 62269-2127
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Understaffed significantly on a Saturday night. Waited forever for soup and salad, then the bill. We'd had good meals here previously, but this time was so bad we won't go back.

Thank BikerBrad
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is my haven in Ofallon. Having just moved from London, I miss wine bars like crazy so this place is a god send! Food is OK but I wasn't overly impressed but the staff are awesome and the drinks are good. Gets so...More

Thank McKtheLucy
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Interesting menu with daily specials and prepared fresh. Comfortable atmosphere. If The owner, Mike, is there and he usually is, talk with him, he's an interesting guy.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 16 October 2016

the food at this place always is so fresh and the atmosphere is eclectic, everybody should try it. I was there for lunch and the owners are very hospitable, wish I lived closer.

Thank sjfrick
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A month or so ago we were shopping at the new Fezziwig's Marketplace in the old part of O'Fallon, Illinois, by the train tracks on the south side [I guess!] of town. We told the Fezziwig's owners that we were thinking about driving to St....More

1  Thank PawPawSlim
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A kind of dive bar atmosphere but not your typical bar food. Awesome tomato soup and bison burgers. The Greek salad was good too.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 2 September 2016

delicious food, not your normal everyday fare, pork cheek for instance, very tender and flavorful. nice gathering place. music but not too loud that you can't hear yourself

Thank hercCaseyville
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small place with eclectic decor. We had some good experiences here in the past, but the last couple of visits were very disappointing. Food was not consistent, service fair at best. We gave them more than a second chance, but won't be...More

Thank ValeriePie
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Tried out a new menu item this week - Blackened Shrimp and Sriracha Pasta. Stocked full of veggies and topped with plenty of shrimp! Actually had plenty of shrimp to last all the way through the last bite of pasta - When does that happen???...More

Thank FlowCharter
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here several times now. I usually get the bison burger and roasted potatoes which is delicious. However they are incredibly slow getting their food out. Also it can get extremely noisy inside as the interior construction doesn't absorb the sound of people talking...More

Thank keffan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E 1st St, O'Fallon, IL 62269-2127
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  O'Fallon
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