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Hemmingway's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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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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New Farm, Queensland, Australia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

We popped in by chance for a coffee late afternoon and we were welcomed with open arms. The service was exceptional, the coffee was perfect and the profiteroles scrumptious. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon to have such treatment was a real surprise and we would love to go back again. The gentleman who was on duty is a credit... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

My friend's rented the restaurant for a few hours early on a Friday evening. We had a prix fixe menu that worked for everyone. Almost all the choices were gluten free or could be made gluten free. The staff was very friendly. We walked from the Carleton Hotel which is just a few blocks away. We loved our Oak Park... More 

Thank LEllen12
Oak Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

I have dined at Hemingway's Bistro twice in the past 30 days. Both meals were very, very good. The staff is very accommodating. The setting is lovely. Parking is difficult, however, they do offer valet parking.

Thank Tallie T
New preston CT
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176 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

When I go to a restaurant I expect to be treated in a way that enables me to enjoy my dinner. The good: a very pleasant waitress and very good food. The bad: they had a large party and completely ignored us and the wait for the food was horrific.After a number of complaints the food finally arrived. An apology... More 

1 Thank EdwinHochberg
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

My husband and I came here on our anniversary and were very happy with our experience. The food was prepared with care and was delicious. Both my Steak Frites and my husband's Herb Crusted Whitefish were flavorful and presented beautifully. My only critique is that my steak was not cooked to 'medium well' as requested. My 'Lil Chocolate Balls' for... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We almost always have dinner here when visiting family in River Forest. It is our family's favorite restaurant for special events. The food and service are always fabulous......we only have wonderful things to say about this restaurant.

Thank konakai2008
Chicago, Illinois
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143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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117 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

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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
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
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?