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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
“souffle” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hemmingway's is a traditional French bistro. The restaurant is on the garden-level of a gorgeous 1920's era building in Oak Park. The main restaurant is 4 feet below street level so you feel like you are secluded from the busyness of everyday life. It truly...More

Thank mbrad2015
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I’m a long time Oak Park resident. My only visit was fantastic. Our server was great and the food and drinks were awesome. A return trip is on my agenda.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Went there with my wife and two friends. Wines, by the glass, were excellent. Entrees chosen were beef Wellington (2), duck, and pike (yes, pike). All were enjoyed. My pike was great, and the chocolate mousse was devoured. Well worth a visit.

Thank K Steven H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Having just moved to Oak Park, we received a gift certificate to Hemmingway’s and decided to enjoy Sweetest Day date night here. All of the food was thoughtfully prepared and presented and we enjoyed all of our choices. It got a little busy about halfway...More

Thank LeBonVieTravels
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A peaceful bistro in Oak Park. Excellent wines by the glass and a good selection of beer. Wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely Provencal decor. There's something on the menu for everyone. Do not miss this gem, and Oak Park, too.

Thank 689canda689
Reviewed 18 September 2017

It's worth the difficulty finding this place and finding nearby parking - as well as the "tad slow" service - to make your way to Hemingway's Bistro in Oak Park. Step down into a hustling, open, airy bistro vibe with big windows, and beautiful vegetation....More

Thank truthbetold_10
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I always like review favorite restaurants in town when the continue to bring it all to the table. Our dinner tonight was as always, fantastic. And the ambiance of the French bistro is so comforting. Tonight we enjoyed a couple of first rate cocktails and...More

Thank FrankC1234
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Write Inn just so we could eat breakfast here again. My wife and I stayed here last year and had the best breakfast we ever had. So, we came back a year later. Same great Waiter, Tom. Same great food. Not...More

Thank bigtoe72
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Hemingway's Bistro continues to be an excellent choice for when you want authentic bistro food and experience. Menu includes the same entrees you would find in a bistro in Paris or Lyon, prepared in the same style. Also, daily special plates (Sunday it is blanquette...More

Thank chip162
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lovely French bistro dining experience! Salade frisee was marvelous, have always had great lunches and dinners here.

Thank E8801OVchrisf
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16 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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