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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
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

We had Sunday brunch. Although we live nearby, we had not been to this restaurant for a number of years. It did not disappoint. Lovely brunch with live jazz music that did not overpower. We had Thomas who was as charming as could be. Very accommodating, did not rush us, good service. You choose from a number of items on... More 

Thank Beverly T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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118 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

After touring the birhtplace home of my favorite author, Ernest Hemingway, and was headed to the Museum, I needed something to eat. The word Hemmingway caught my attention. So I stopped to eat here. It was a great restaurant. The waiters were great and friendly, very proffessional at their jobs, and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was great too,... More 

1 Thank Jacob M
Oak Park, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

White table cloth an cloth napkins. Very friendly but formal wait staff. Great food and reasonably priced. They have a full bar and an extensive wine list we just had a glass of Pinot and the boneless short rib sandwich. Lots of special items on the menu.

Thank jmkatny
Oak Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

The atmosphere, the service and the food are all, quite simply, outstanding. We go on special occasions, although it's not all that expensive. Last visit was for our anniversary. My wife had lobster which was perfect. I had scallops, which were melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Love this place.

1 Thank Peter B
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Monday and Tuesday they have a great deal on lobster. They serve it grilled or boiled and its good both ways. Potatoes and broccoli come on the plate too. It's probably the best deal in the area. The chocolate mousse isn't bad either!

Thank Lauren L
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant. You feel like you are in a Paris Bistro. The staff is very attentive, the menu interesting and delicious. A really great, romantic spot.

1 Thank we2nluv
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

My friends have eaten here many times. It was their choice for dinner, since I was visiting the area. I was not disappointed. It's a small attractive restaurant with tables set with crisp white tablecloths. It was a week night at 6:30pm. There were only a couple of tables with diners. Our waitress was personable and attended our needs. One... More 

Thank bigharriet
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Perfect place to get together. The food was well prepared and classic. We had the lobster special. Guests at the next table were raving about the featured fish dish as well. The setting was attractive and the ambiance was calm and relaxing. Lots of local regulars there. Everyone new each other. You really feel at home.

Thank Jackie B
Kensington, Maryland
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176 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a cute restaurant inside a boutique hotel in Oak Park. We came for lunch on our way to the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio and House. Other than being across the street from the Hemingway Museum, I'm not sure what is Hemingway about the place but we'll be back. The food was tasty, the place well executed, the service... More 

Thank Martin D
Oak Park, IL
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Yes, it's that season again .....that short window of time to bite into these crunchy, succulent giants. I ate my first soft shell crab at age 15 when my Mother and I went to New Orleans and visited an outdoor restaurant on Lake Ponchartrain. What a delight eating the whole crab shell and all. Since then I have eaten a... More 

Thank RobertaOakParkIL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 40
French, American, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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

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