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Hemmingway's Bistro

211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
+1 708-524-0806
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant easily accommodated our group of 20. I had made arrangements in advance to reserve tables for an 11:30 lunch. The service was excellent and attentive. The room was pleasant. The food was nicely prepared and presented.

Thank Rovertoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very charming restaurant in downtown oak park, felt like we were In Europe. We were looking for lighter fare, this wasn’t the place. A lot of traditional French dishes. Would definitely return to have a fancy meal. Great service and wine selection!

Thank mjlandon99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice outdoor seating in good weather. Food is good and not run of the mill. Wait staff is efficient. Try the Cuban sandwich. It is wonderful

Thank mark s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekday lunch for 2 ladies. We were greeted cordially and shown to a table in a back room. Menus, water and a loaf of crusty French bread with butter came promptly. Then we were forgotten until my companion went over to the bar to accost...More

Thank CultureVulture60657
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove by the restaurant at first as we didn't realize it was on the ground floor of a hotel which looks more like an Oak Park apartment building. However once we got in we loved the ambience and the really good French menu. Everyone...More

Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We kept it a Hemingway day as we stopped here after touring the Hemingway Birthplace house just a few blocks away. This is located across from the lobby to The Write Inn, which looks like a nice place to stay sometime. Server was attentive and...More

Thank craigclark
Reviewed 5 February 2018

OK, I probably would have given this place 4/5 if it wasn't for our fantastic server, Frank. The food from the Sunday brunch buffet was fantastic, but we ordered off the menu as well. For whatever reason, the food didn't come out in a timely...More

Thank Kristena H
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This was our first time at Hemmingway's Bistro. Did not know how good it would be, but we really loved it and will be back again.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I was really looking forward to this meal and we were disappointed. The place has great atmosphere and great service. But we can not say the same about the food. I was with my son and we both had the lobster bisque. Tasted like roux...More

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We have eaten here from time to time over the years and the food varied from very good to mediocre. Consistency was the problem. No longer. Not only is the room beautiful and the service very good, but the food is consistently excellent. I highly...More

Thank Laurie289
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20 January 2018|
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Response from Hellalouella | Reviewed this property |
There is a handicap accessible ramp on the side entrance - so yes.
16 October 2016|
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Response from Amyjane1965 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, call ahead.. The brunch is outstanding, along with the service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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