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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
“brie” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner on Saturday for a family celebration. We had heard from a number of people that it was very good. We had the address on GPS but had we not been looking carefully we would have sailed right by! Our...More

Thank Rockabird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive, knowledgeable servers - they are very familiar with the specifics of the dishes - have been there a number of times - most recently for the lobster special - which was quite delicious

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Hemingway Museum we had lunch at this pretty restaurant across the street. The food was well prepared and fairly priced. The service was friendly and accommodating. It made a nice stop between the museum visit and the tour of the Hemingway birthplace...More

Thank Caroline Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great meal in this nice, carefully laid out restaurant. A fine meal of grilled walleye, highlighted by an excellent wilted spinach salad. Nice wine list, very accommodating service. A great place for a meal in Oak Park.

Thank Jxstr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful Bistro just blocks from the Wright Studio. We did the FLW walking tour. The went to Hemingways before heading back to the Studio. This was our 2nd visit; a nice menu with good & reasonably priced wine selection and a friendly...More

Thank peter k
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We went for brunch twice and thought it was fair but overpriced. Also the wait staff made mistakes and charged us for something we ordered but never received. Atmosphere was nice.

Thank latinvoxlisa
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is as close as you will get, to being transported to a quaint bistro in Paris. We go here a lot, especially for breakfast. The food is very good and their is a nice variety to pick from. In the evening for dinner, the...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We've gone here mainly for brunch. It's more expensive than the nearby Winberie's brunch, and less of a food orgy, but more civilized. Not that Winberie's is a mad-house, but it is noisier and busier. Overall, it's a very nice place for a special occasion...More

Thank familyOf3OakPark
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Food, selections, atmosphere, service. It's quaint and offers a French-based cuisine. You can't go wrong ordering anything here. Parking is a challenge but doable.

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I have been to Hemingway's Bistro a number of times. I particularly like to take friends that visit from out of town. The food is superb. The portions are served for the average person. The taste and seasoning always on point. The ambience of the...More

Thank Ivette N
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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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