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Hemmingway's Bistro

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211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
+1 708-524-0806
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Oak Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food and service in a white tablecloth environment. Feels very relaxed and comfortable. Service is not always consistent, and food is very good without being great, but the atmosphere is lovely.

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Thank Debra R
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met a friend for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. When I travel to France I always order the Chèvre du Chaud or Warm Goat Cheese Salad. The presentation is always different but the taste is usually the same. Melt in your mouth delicious! We both ordered the special which was Lobster Bisque. It was not too creamy which I... More 

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Thank SarahsBackstage
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience did not start out well because they could not find out reservation. I showed her our confirmation and we were seated almost immediately. We did not have an optimal table and the seat cushion was rather uncomfortable. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. He took our order for drinks an appetizers and served us a short time... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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438 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at the bistro for our anniversary. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Our server was very serviceable and friendly and the food was nicely presented. As first course, I ordered the foie gras, which was very good. Nonetheless my husband had the escargot, which were tasteless. He ordered the steak frites medium rare and... More 

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Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Classy place with excellent menu. Great vine selection too. Superb service, food is very good with wonderful presentation. Pricey, but worth it.

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Thank Oksana G
chicago, Illinoi
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to Hemingway's Bistro many times over many years. One memorable evening was right after I'd returned from France and when I walked into Hemingway's, I felt right back on vaca. Butter yellow stucco walls, gorgeous terrazzo floor and crisp white tablecloths with a beautiful bar were the backdrop to a meal that transported me back to France. I've... More 

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Thank countrygal_9
Chicago, Illinois
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186 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A classic French Bistro in the heart of Oak Park. Full bar and wine list. Nightly specials. We tried the foie, escargot, crab cake, whitefish and steak frites. No complaints. Good food and reasonably priced. Service was very good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Street parking only and you will miss it if you do not know the address.

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Thank John D
Milwaukee, WI
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We ate lunch here with 4 friends and we all loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service. The menu has great choices and wine was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and yet unobtrusive...an excellent server! All 6 of us have traveled extensively both in the US and in Europe and we'd all visit Hemingway's Bistro again if we... More 

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Thank Whinny2
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Hemmingway's Bistro brings my imagination to having dinner in Casablanca (the movie). The ambience, the stucco walls, the bar, the tables are romantic. My husband and I love the corner table. Menu offerings are great. (I love the crusty French bread and sweet butter.) Enjoy!

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Thank Diane L
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our second trip to this charming Bistro for dinner was another hit!! The server could not have been more accommodating to my 92 yr old Mom in helping her select food & drink she would enjoy. Everything was delicious & prepared in the traditional style. Looking forward to trying their Sunday brunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 40
Cuisine
French, American, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-524-0806

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?